y Beelink S82 Plus Android TV Box Quick Review ~ China Gadgets Reviews

Feb 28, 2015

Beelink S82 Plus Android TV Box Quick Review

As I told you here, Gearbest online store just send me these days a new and powerful Android TV BOX: Beelink S82 Plus

Beelink S82 Plus is the upgraded version of the popular Beelink S82 TV Box, and the previous Amlogic S802 chipset was upgraded to Amlogic S812, adding now support for H.265 hardware decoding.

You can now buy Beelink S82 Plus from gearbest.com for only $114.06 with free shipping.  

Beelink S82 Plus Highlights
● Features 2GB RAM 16GB storage ROM(with support for micro SD card up to 32GB)
● H.265 decoder, more smoothly in a limited bandwidth condition
● Amlogic S812 Quad-Core Cortex-A9 CPU (2.0GHz) and Octa core ARM Mali-450 GPU up to 600MHz: Stable, efficient and reliable
● AP6335 802.11b/g/n/ac dual band WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz): Connect effortlessly in a world without wires
● Bluetooth 4.0: Easy pairing with all your devices (computer, mobile phone, keyboard, etc.)
● Operating system: Android KitKat 4.4
● Two USB2.0 host ports: For webcams, microphones, external hard drives, USB sticks and more
● HDMI connector: Set up your home cinema for the best 4K x 2K FHD multimedia experience
● Support DLNA, Miracast, E-share
Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Firmware tested: latest stock Android KitKat 4.4.2
Kernel version: 3.10.33
Build number: 201k4
Firmware is properly rooted, with SuperSu application preinstalled, just launch it and update binaries.

The launcher has big and nice tiles, like in Windows 8.1 Metro style, with 3 Home Screens. In the main Home Screen you'll find the clock and weather widgets, a nice 'My favorite' zone when you can put shortcuts to your preffered applications, and icons to launch XBMC, Eshare, FlixUniverse, Google Playstore, Memory cleaner, All aplication, File Manager and Settings.

The 'Setting' menu gives you access to the settings shown in the same Metro-style with four sub menus: Network, Display, Advanced and Other. 

The Network settings tab allows you to select Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Tested both options and worked just perfect.
The Display settings options: HDMI auto-detection resolution, HDMI output mode, hide or show the status bar, adjust the display position and screensaver. 
The Advanced menu will let you start Miracast, enable the software Remote control / Google TV Remote, adjust CEC control, set the screen orientation and select digital audio output (PCM, SPDIF pass-through, HDMI pass-through) and DTS settings. 
The Other button will give some details about the Android version (4.4.2) and kernel version (3.10.33). There’s also an OTA System Update menu, but the online update failed. You can access the standard Android settings by going through Setting->Other->More Settings

There are a lots of preinstalled applications, including Play Store and Google applications (gapps), Netflix, XBMC 13.4, 4k Media Player, Media Center, FlixUnivers to watch online videos and movies, EShare server to cast media files from your Android smartphone or tablet. More details about FlixUnivers Android application you'll find here.

Beelink S82 Plus Android TV Box also supports EShare and Miracast functions, which came preinstalled on the stock firmware. Here you'll find more details about EShare and you can download the client Android application.

In Antutu Video Tester 2.2 Beelink S82 Plus scores an incredible 692 points. Amazingly, it played smoothly  all 27 video/audio formats file types. As you can see, Beelink S82 Plus Android TV Box is an amazing video player giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4k Home Theater.  

In Antutu Benchmark 5.6.1 the device achieves an incredible score, about 43.500 points, the 4th position in the Antutu Benchmark ranking.

Stuff tested and working just fine:
- Wifi and Ethernet connections;
- Bluetooth;
- playing big files from external HDD (320 GB)
- webcam video+audio (Microsoft VX-800);
- Miracast app;
- EShare app;
- FlixUniverse app with 30 days free offer; 
- AirMouses (Rikomagic MK704 & Mele F10 Deluxe)

Here and here you'll find a great photo gallery with Andoid KitKat 4.4.2 experience on this device.

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