The Beelink GT-King is one of the first Android TV-Box to use the new SoC Amlogic S922X. A solution that is supposed to replace the usual S905 and S912 that we cross for many years.
High-performance, efficient and accessible, the Amlogic S905 is one of the most popular SoCs on the TV-Box market. Not that they are the best, far from it, but their great flexibility in streaming and local video playback have made them very popular.
Beelink GT – King has a very high-quality design, the skull is located on the top, which emphasizes the character of such a powerful tv box. Smart TV set-top box turned out not too big and tidy enough; for the case, textured matte plastic is used. A fairly weighty case of small dimensions made of black plastic will easily fit into the design of modern premises.
From the interfaces, there are two USB 3.0 ports on the case, a USB 2.0 OTG port, a Gigabit Ethernet connector, a digital audio output SPDIF, HDMI 2.1 and a 3.5mm AV connector.
The remote control is equipped with a microphone for working with a TV set-top box using voice commands. With the help of an IR transmitter, the media player is only turned on and off, and the rest of the commands from the console and the voice is transmitted via a Bluetooth transmitter. Rubber buttons are easily pressed, and the case is comfortable on the palm of your hand.
The built-in wireless Wi-Fi adapter with an internal antenna supports the 2-band wireless standard 802.11ac, and the Gigabit Ethernet port allows you to connect to a high-speed Internet connection by wire. At the VPU level, there is the Amlogic Video Engine (AVE-10) with all types of support for HDR, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10 +, HLG, PRIME HDR and support for profiles REC709 / BT2020. There is also an integrated digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
Hardware and Software
Beelink GT-King is the newest smart console from Beelink, one of the first Android TV set-top boxes, running on the new super productive Amlogic S922X processor.
The model is running an Android 9 operating system with a proprietary shell. The amount of RAM is 4 GB type LPDDR4, and storage type eMMc 64 GB with the possibility of expansion thanks to the microSD card reader. A powerful ARM Mali-G52 MP6 with a maximum frequency of 846 MHz, compatible with OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0, is responsible for the graphics part, which allows you to run powerful games without any problems. The Beelink GT-King is powered by the latest Amlogic S922X six-core processor, which includes four ARM Cortex-A73 cores that can reach 1.8 GHz and two Cortex-A53 cores that reach 1.9 GHz.
New S922X SoC
Android 9 Pie
Wifi ac and Ethernet Gigabit
Flymouse + micrphone
Quirky exterior design
Firmware with improvement margin
This TV-Box is stable and powerful, a perfectly valid model for users seeking power and the best price, the inclusion of a flymouse control with microphone by default is something that is appreciated.
This TV-Box with Android 9 Pie behaves nicely like a video player, for example with KODI or for powerful games such like PUBG and all kinds of Android applications.