Jul 24, 2015

Vigica P3 / P3S Smart TV Box - First impressions, firmware details and tests.

As I told you in this article, Vigica company send me a few days ago two new Amlogic S805 Android TV Boxes: Vigica P3 & Vigica P3S. The 2 boxes are exactly the same, except the fact that Vigica P3 TV Box has DVB-S2 tuner built in. Here you'll find a photo gallery and a video with the unboxing of this nice device.

The TV box has a black matte plastic exterior with power button on top, it is strong and very well organized, with and all the connectors located in the rear & left sides. In the front side it has only the IR receiver and the LED light indicator. The overall impression is pretty nice, the device looks to be constructed with care to details.

Vigica P3 & Vigica P3S Highlights
CPU: Amlogic S805  Qual Core Coretex-A5 Up to 1.5GHz
GPU: Quad Core Mali-450 Up to 400MHz

OS: Android KitKat 4.4.2
ROM: 8 GB Nand Flash
WiFi: 802.11 b/g /n
IR: Infra Remote control
LED Indicator: Power ON - blue; Standby - Red 

Support WiFi hotpoint, could  be used as a  wireless  router
Support DLNA, AirPlay, Google TV Remote, LAN, 3D Movie, Email, office Suit
Power: DC input  12V/1.5A

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: KOT49H.20150210.V0823 test-keys
Root: Firmware is pre-rooted, just install from Play Store Super User or SuperSu application.

The firmware and the launcher are generic for Amlogic Android devices, with big and nice tiles, like in Windows 8.1 Metro style. The 'Settings' 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 allow you to select Ethernet or Wi-Fi. 
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). 
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. You can access the standard Android settings by going through Setting->Other->More Settings

There are a lot of preinstalled applications, including Play Store and Google applications (gapps). This firmware version has root acces. Vigica P3 / P3S Smart TV Box also supports Airplay and Miracast functions.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Vigica P3 / P3S Smart TV Box scores an incredible 732 points, the highest score ever in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types. In fact, it played with no problem 23 of 30 video formats included in the video benchmark. It is possible to fix this issue with a future firmware update. In Antutu Benchmark 5.7.1 the device achieves a good score, about 18.300 points.

As you can see, Vigica P3 / P3S Smart TV Box is an amazing video player giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4k Home Theater. 

Internet speed tested and both WiFi & Ethernet gets amazing values. For WiFi, the download speed is 49 Mbps and the upload speed is 43 Mbps. Wired, the download speed is 79 Mbps and the upload speed is 81 Mbps.

About Vigica 
Shenzhen Vigica Technology Co., Ltd. is a professional multimedia video products manufacturer. Vigica will become a modern enterprise group.Our main products is Android TV Box, Android with DVB-S2/T2/ATSC/ISDB, Android Mini PC, fly mouse, ipush dongle, wireless category products.Red represents vitality, orange for creativity, blue for scientific and technological strength, meaning we exchange-good company is committed to developing excellence, efficient, capable people, limitless energy, adhering to the scientific concept of the infinite, and times, the courage to innovate understanding and use of new technology production and marketing of quality products, satisfy the stability of the customer purchased the product, price and service satisfaction of dominance.

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