R1 Android TV Box
R1 Android TV Box – Octa Core !
The R1 Android TV Box has stepped it up a notch, Aluminium housing, Android 6.X and 16 GB of internal storage are attributes which are not commonly found in all Android TV Boxes.
Like previous Android TV Boxes, the R1 is able to stream Video content off the internet however there are some significant improvements to the R1 over other units.
The R1 Android TV Box incorporates Amlogic’s S912 Octa core 64 bit CPU with 4K capabilities, a larger Cache on the CPU means that the R1 is able to handle data more efficiently and this results in smoother running of games and video streaming during decoding.
Kodi runs smoothly thanks to the advanced chipset and there is significantly less buffering during video playback.
R1 Build quality
The R1 Android TV Box benefits from an external housing made of aluminium, this not only looks great but also allows the box to run cooler. Aluminium is an excellent heat conductor and this allows the CPU, GPU and RAM to remain cooler during operation. Less heat means the components are running happier and data can be processed more efficiently. In the earlier days of Android TV Boxes, we saw heat related issues with the M8 Android TV Box. As CPU’s become more powerful, they also increase in power consumption and also more heat is generated. The M8 would overheat and shut down, in some cases, the heat was sufficient enough to dislodge heat sinks from components, making the box unusable.
R1 Android TV Box Operating system.
The operating system on the R1 is Android 6.X Marsh-mellow, this is the latest release of Android to date ’13/10/2016′. coupled with an amazing chipset ‘previously discussed’ this makes the R1 a beast when processing data and executing commands. The user interface has changed slightly and now seems to be easier to access programs and settings for the device. Colours look vibrant and the overall user interface during testing was extremely positive.
R1 Android TV Box Ports
The R1 comes with the following communication ports.
1 HDMI 2.0 port
1 ethernet Lan port 10/100
1 audio video
1 optical audio
1 Power adapter port
2 * 2.0 USB ports
1 Antenna for wifi
1 SD card port
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