Ok, guys, it has been passed some days since we release the news of iMito QX1, and now finally, we have got the imito qx1 in stock now,and ready for ship, so we prepare this system review for you guys:
There are some changes for the real imito qx1 with my early news:
1 the case has made some change, the stock imito qx1 will use the aluminum case, so it will have better heat radiation than others which use the plastic;
2 the System will first come with Android 4.1 Jelly bean, after we tested, we found the Android 4.2 in RK3188 still have some bugs, and the most important is the netflix don’t work on the Android 4.2 tv sticks, so in order to make sure you have a better performance device, i suggest the factory to first release the android 4.1 OS, and will push them to fix the bugs in the Android 4.2 OS, and release soon;
3 Last time,i said the imito QX1 will come with 1080p kernel, but again after some test, the factory said in the 1080p mode, the cpu will get much more heat and system is not very steady, so what they will do is releasing the imito qx1 with 720p kernel and will offer a real 1080p firmware for the guys who really love 1080p.( from our customer report, the 720p is good enough for regular use).
so the device we are reviewing is basing on the android 4.1 jelly bean and 720p kernel.
Here we go:
1 System Menu:
Original Android 4.1 System, Goolge play store is pre-installed; and i have tried to install lots of apps, all of them are running smooth;
You also can find, there is no soft power off and hide status tool bar function in this rom, but don’t worry, factory will add this later, and a custom rom from bob finless will also add this!
iMito QX1 use the Realtek WIFI chipset, the max wireless speed is 150MBPS, and the imito qx1 support external wifi antenna, after connect with the external wifi antenna,you will get much more wireless signla, and get better wifi signal strength.
iMito qx1 built in Bluetooth, we tested with the RII I6 bluetooth keyboard mouse , working great!
iMito qx1 support VPN and Ethernet, you can use this USB to Ethernet adatper to make the ethernet work.
You can change the hdmi setting here, but please don’t click that” turn on hdmi”, because once you turn off the hdmi, you will get no signal on your TV,and you have to flash firmware to make it back, in future,i will ask factory to hide this setting;
Like what i just said, the imito qx1 will come with 720p kernel,so it is still 720p upscale to 1080p, but factory will release the real 1080p rom for the customer who really need it.
iMito QX1 internal storage is 1GB,so you can install many apps in this internal storage;
Antutu score is 15820 in my test, and please make sure to use the external power adapter when you do the antutu benchmark to get better score.
Single Thread Score is 56.302; Multi-Thread scroe is 125.683, they are higher a lot than the RK3066 dual core ones;
Nenamark2 Benchmark: it is 63.4fps, also higher than other rk3188 device i have tested;
Chart supplied by Nenamark, we can see, the imito qx1 has better score than samsung galaxy SII and ASUS Eepp pad Transformer , LG optimus..
HTML 5 score is 1594, Metal score is 525, the HDML 5 score is even higher than the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorla Razri
4 Regular use performance:
Built in flash player, and i can open adobe.com site without problem;
Google play store is built-in, and i upgrade to the latest google play version,runs smoothl;
XBMC: it is a very important function for some customers, we tested with this XBMC version:
please notice: hardware decoding also don’t support in RK3188 device now;
Youtube just runs smoothly;
Netflix, this is another important app for some US customers, ok, we have spent some time to get a working netflix account in china,trust me,it is really hard in china, but in order to test for you guys, we make it!!
As far as i know, the Netflix don’t work with any android 4.2 base tv sticks,but on android 4.1,it works great, that’s also why imito choose to use android 4.1 in this first bulk.
5 Game Test
The most popular game Angry birds can work smooth on imito qx1, but without the touch screen, maybe you should learn to how to control this with your mouse 🙂
ok, now, it’s the time to check two important app for the gamer
first the droidmote, working without any problem!
second the sixaxis also supported by imito qx1.
We also test the big 3d games like shadowgun, controlled with my smartphone with droidmote, it’s cool!
In the end, we want to check the root for imito qx1, we use this method, and root the imito qx1 successfully:
so that’s the whole review, if you still want me to test something, feel free to ask.
here is the shopping link for the great imito qx1: