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Beelink GT1 Review

Beelink GT1

This Beelink GT1 Review will provide you with important information that you need to know if you are in the market for an Android TV Box.

Upon unboxing the Beelink GT1, I was happy to see the small form factor and nice looking carbon fiber pattern on the outside of the box.  The design is small, sleek and looks nice sitting next to the television.  I really like these small designs as they are easy to transport and small on postage for those of you who sell or gift these devices on a regular basis.

The Beelink GT1 comes with an infrared remote control, hdmi cable, and power adapter.  The remote required three triple a batteries that aren’t included within the package.

The remote control provides all of the basic functions that you will need, including a mouse option which is mandatory for Android TV Boxes.  I still strongly suggest that users purchase the Rii i8+ BT Mini Wireless Bluetooth Backlight Touchpad Keyboard with Mouse to use with this device.  Using a mini wireless keyboard with any type of Android TV Box will make your life much easier.

This device packs a ton of power and comes equipped with the Amlogic S912 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, which delivers powerful performance that you will notice within all of your applications.  The unit includes 2GB of DDR3 RAM which helps with Kodi buffering and large computing tasks.  The Beelink GT1 also includes 16GB of onboard eMMC Flash Storage and the ability to add an additional 32GB through a micro sd card.  I also like the fact that this Android device comes equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, making it easy to pair speakers, game pads, keyboards, mouse, etc.

When first powering on the system to start my Beelink GT1 review, I was greeted with a nice looking launcher and not the boring generic one that we have been accustomed to.  This launcher provides easy navigation with the ability to easily add your favorite application shortcuts to the home screen.

The first application that I always launch when performing a review is Kodi.  The Beelink GT1 comes with the most recent version of Kodi and as of this writing, that is 16.1.  I am happy to see that many of the most popular Kodi addons are already installed, making this an easy setup process for beginners.  I usually perform a clean Kodi install with my favorite build regardless of how nice the pre-configured Kodi setup is, but again, this is perfect for beginner who don’t want to mess with anything.

Kodi played my 4K sample video very well without any lag or buffering.  I was also happy to see how well this device worked with the various Kodi live streaming addons.  I like sports so the live tv performance is important to me and this device worked well.

I also like the KodiMate Android application that comes loaded onto the Beelink GT1, which makes for easy installation of Kodi addons.  But, it doesn’t seem to have a wide variety of the best Kodi addons available.  You can think of this program as an app store that includes some of the most popular Kodi addons that you can install with the click of your remote.

Wireless download speed measured at 29.19 Mb/s while upload speed measured at 13.14 Mb/s.  When connected to the Lan port, download speed measured at 75.57 Mb/s and upload speed registered at 13.16 Mb/s.  I am happy with the download speeds for both wireless and LAN connections on this Beelink GT1 Android TV Box.

Use the links below to purchase the Beelink GT1

Gearbest – Beelink GT1

Amazon – Beelink GT1

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Beelink GT1 Quick Video Review

 

Use the links below to purchase the Beelink GT1

Gearbest – Beelink GT1

Amazon – Beelink GT1

Beelink GT1 Review – What I Like & What I Don’t Like

Things I like about the Beelink GT1 Android TV Box

  • Strong Android TV Box with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage
  • Easy to use launcher that is very customizable
  • The most popular Kodi addons are already intalled, making this a breeze for beginners to use immediately
  • KodiMate is an Android application loaded onto the system that acts as a store for easy installation of popular Kodi Addons
  • Will play any type of video file and has no troubles with 4K material
  • Works perfect with Rii I8 Mini 2.4Ghz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard With Mouse

What I don’t like about the Beelink GT1 Anroid TV Box

  • As with all Android TV Boxes, I wish the manufacturers could figure out an alternative remote so we aren’t required to fork out additional money for a wireless mini keyboard
  • KodiMate addon installation applications doesn’t include a wide variety of the best addons
  • Provide remote friendly apps that are easy to use with a remote while sitting on the couch

Would I use the Beelink GT1 Android TV Box As A Primary Streaming Device Within My Home?

This is one of my favorite Android TV Boxes that I have reviewed to date due to its powerful specs along with low price tag.  After using the Beelink GT1 as my main streaming device for one week, I can honestly say that this powerhouse would work great for my viewing needs.

What’s In The Box?

  • Beelink GT1
  • IR Remote
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Manual

*2 AAA batteries not included for remote

Beelink GT1 Android TV Box Specs

  • OS: Android 6.0
    Language: Multi -language
    CPU: Amlogic S912 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 2GHz(DVFS)
    GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 GPU up to 750MHz(DVFS)
    RAM: DDR3 2GB
    ROM: Onboard eMMC Flash 16GB
    Ethernet: 1000Mbps LAN
    WIFI: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac?2.4G+5.8G+ac
    Bluetooth: BT 4.0
    Antenna: Built-in antenna for WIFI
    Expand Memory: Micro SD Card (Maximum support 32GB)

Use the links below to purchase the Beelink GT1

Gearbest – Beelink GT1

Amazon – Beelink GT1

Click Here To Get Your Free Guide “Supercharge Your Android TV Box”

 

Important Note:  Internet service providers are starting to block or throttle access to Kodi addons and Android streaming apps.  Also, your Internet service provider is keeping logs of all your Internet activity.  Below, you will find a link to a tutorial that will provide instructions on how to setup a VPN on an Android TV Box. 

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