Beelink GT1 Mini A – Amazing power in a small package
The Beelink GT1 Ultimate is absolutely tiny, even for an android box, though as they saying goes, good things come in small packages, so dont let the size fool you. Beelink GT1 Mini is available in a few configurations, sporting either 2GB or 4GB of RAM with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. All versions are based on the Amlogic S905X2 which under our testing delivered smooth and stable operation Android OS 8.1 and Armbian OS v5.x.
Supplied along with the GT1 is a remote that can be used to control your TV’s volume controls, etc. To do this, the remote has a learn feature and input a code for your TV’s brand (Codes listed in the manual). Also supplied is a reasonable quality, albeit short HDMI cable and the power adapter.
Dimensionally the GT1 is incredibly compact, coming in just under 8cm square, 1.7cm high and weighing only 125 grams. Not that size with TV boxes is much of an issue, but if you really needed the tinyest box with the best performance, then the GT1 is right up there in the top 3 at time of writing.
Underneath you find a red rubberised feet/surface with vent holes for cooling and a separate paperclip sized hole for performing resets.
On the rear you find the power, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and Audio/Spdif 3.5mm jack. Down the side 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 and a TF/Micro SD card slot.
Geekbench resulted in a 724 single core score and 1697 multi-core score, which hits towards the top end results for systems based on a similar ARM S905X2 chip.
The GT1 carries 3D noise reduction filter that’s convenient for you to relish the high-quality entertainment and sports one of the most recent processors, the Amlogix 905X2.
Over recent months, Beelink have acquired Google certification and started delivering Widevine level 1 on their boxes, though as yet, theres been no word from Netflix providing official support for either 1080p or 4K streaming. Though it would seem that Beelink are aiming to have their boxes work with and approved on streaming services in future and certainly the markets there for another contender to enter.
The GT1-A boasts an impressive collection of different features which make it an irresistible TV box. Beelink delivered another great TV box for the masses.