Allwinner A31 Quad Core TV Stick/Mini PC sample Review

March 6, 2013 Eric Android TV Stick/ TV BOX

It has been some days since we released the other quad core mini pc called F9,We get a lot of customer asking questions about that tv box, and we will release that F9 samsung quad core mini pc this week.

But today, we will introduce another quad core mini pc which base in Allwinner A31 Chip. Actually we have got this sample for some days, I play it for some days, but met some reboot bugs, and finally i make this review up, here we go:

 

 

 

Here is the basic specification for this new quad core mini pc:

  • SoC – AllWinner A31 quad core Cortex A7 + PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash + microSD
  • Connectivity – WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port, 2x mini USB ports
  • Reset button-Build in
  • Video Output – HDMIVideo Codecs – Mpeg1/2/4.H.264,VC-1,Divx,Xvid,RM8/9/10,VP6Video Container Formats – MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP, FLV etc.
  • Audio Formats – MP3, OGG, WMA, WMAPRO
  • Dimensions – 97*38*12mm
  • Weight – ~32g

Inside of this quad core mini pc:

Because this is just the sample device from factory, they made this sample manually,so the board is not very good:

Software:

1 come with rooted, tested with root checker app;

2 Original Android 4.1.1 OS, no other launcher built-in:

Setting menu, no bluetooth built-in

Support Ethernet,i use the following usb ethernet, working great:

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/USB-2-0-to-RJ45-LAN-Ethernet-Network-Adapter-for-PC-Mac-Android-TV-Box-313020.html

Display choice,you can set the sleep time, the font size, and the screen here, however, i find a problem here, there is no 1080P output for me choose, when i click screen adaption, i get only 1280*720;

System information:

Google Play Store pre-installed, working great

Antutu test score

Antutu System information:

4K Movie play, it is the selling point for allwinner a10 tablet, and now it also working great on this stick;

XBMC can be installed well, but still can not play 1080p video smoothly;

Some new features i never seen in other mini pcs:

 

 

Summary : I play it around , and find the system will reboot by itself, and seems the factory has put much develop on the system, it seems, they just copy the system from tablet to tv stick. but this is just a start, i guess there will be more and more quad core mini pc coming in this month, we will try our best to get the lastest product, and find a really good device for you guys.

Enjoy!

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