Reason I bought it from Orealo is due to the fact that I wanted support, just in case the device was defective.
So here is the box...
This thing has ALOT of ports - by far the most I've seen on any Tv Box's. So you can hook up basically almost anything here.
Here are the hardware specifications:
CPU: Allwinner A20 Dual Core 1.2GHz A9 CPU
GPU: Mali 400 Quad Core GPU
Storage: 4GB Storage
WiFi: RealTek 802.11 b/g/n
Here are the software
OS: Android 4.2.2
Web Browser: Google Chrome
Video Playback: Up to 1080p
Music Playback: MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV
Picture Viewer: Yes
Video Playback: MPEG-2, H.264, MPEG-4 at 1080p
The unit came with a
The remote can be compared to your typical dvd/blu ray player remote - except that it has the option of having the mouse as a cursor! This is one of the best features of this device because it's like having a computer monitor on your screen without the mouse/keyboard! You can move the cursor around via the directional pad.
So enough about the hardware, let's talk about the Android OS. Here is what the homepage menu looks like:
The first thing I did was hookup my external hard drive and checked out the quality of the video image - this is what I bought the device for! :rolleyes:
I played Kung Fu Panda You can't see it in the image (camera sucks in the dark) but the quality was excellent! Based on my assessment, I would say the video played in 1080p - I'm not overstating!
Next I logged into my wifi network and visited the app section to play Netflix.
I played The Office. Again you can't see it from the image, but the quality was excellent. It also played 1080p.
I was curious about the Google Chrome web browser so I checked it out. It was very easy to browse around! You can't see the mouse cursor from the image below, but you can easily navigate around the web without a mouse/keyboard. Although you can hookup a mouse and keyboard if you want! I was using it mostly for looking at some news items
So I haven't really played around in terms of games and play store - still have to once I get some time. I bought it mainly for hooking up my external hard drive to watch movies or connect to the internet to watch Netflix. However, whatever app is in the Google Play Store, you can download it! So this device is capable of delivering tons of content right into your television. Think of it like an Android phone on your big screen - only it fits and does not dilute the image quality of the screen.
Anyways, I really don't have any cons for this device. I would rate it one of the best gadgets I've ever bought. I rank it 10/10 based on comparisons with other tv boxes I've bought like the Apple Tv, Roku Streaming, and Western Digital. I've already recommended this device to some of my coworkers/family.
Hope you guys like my review! I'll make sure to post more when I get another gadget. hehe.