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Rikomagic MK06 Review: Low Cost Kodi/XBMC Mini PC Low Cost $59 Amlogic S905 Powered Mini PC TV Box

Product Introduction

Rikomagic’s MK06 New Android TV box is equipped with the latest low level Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortex A53 64 bit processor operating at frequency up to 2.0 GHz, running under Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. This is Rikomagic first Cost effective product based on lower specs and very attractive price tag of USD 59 (including shipping). More than enough for Kodi/XBMC Software usage, streaming video from the internet, playing games and installing applications from google play store. The MK06 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) uses the newest Pentra-Core Mali 450 that operates at a high clock speed up to 750 MHz, which should offer improved performance compared to previous Mali-450 Solution released to the market.

That said, the MK06 is powered by Amlogic S905 Soc and comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, x3 USB Ports, Micro SD Slot. Amlogic S905 offers a few improvements in the video decoding area and support UHD 4K @60fps HW decoding, multiple formats including H.265/HEVC 10-bit, H.264, AVS+ and also FHD 1080p @60fps HW encoding, H.264 also offers DTS & Dolby audio pass through. For further information, you are welcome to visit Rikomagic official Store AliExpress link posted below:

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The MK06 Review will be focusing on the followings:

  1. Product introduction.
  2. specifications.
  3. Package.
  4. Package Content.
  5. Unboxing Video.
  6. Items in package.
  7. Design & Quality.
  8. Performance & Benchmarks.
  9. Kodi/XBMC Playback Demo Video.
  10. Final Words.

 

Rikomagic MK06 Specifications:

  • OS:  Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • SoC: Amlogic S905 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz
  • GPU: Penta-core Mali-450MP Up to 750MHZ, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and Open VG 1.1
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3 + Storage:  8GB NAND flash.
  • SD card slot: up to 32GB.
  • Interfaces: HDMI 2.0, AV, coaxial S/PDIF.
  • USB:  x2 USB 2.0 host ports + x1 USB host OTG
  • Connectivity: 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Video Codec: [email protected] Hz video decoding 10-bit HEVC and AVS+ codec support;H.264 up to 4K 30 Hz.
  • IR Remote Control.
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
  • Weight: 0.6 kg
  • Dimensions: 116 x 112 x 18.91 mm.

 

Hardware Specifications:
CPUQuad-Core Amlogic S905 64bit Cortex-A53 28nm up to 2Ghz
GPUPenta-Core Mali-450, up to 750 Mhz ( DVFS) support OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.1
OSAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
RAM/ROM1G RAM, 8G ROM
WiFiBuild in WiFi, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet10/100M/1000M LAN Port
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
Expand MemoryMicro SD card, up to 32GB
PowerDC 5V/2.5A , 3.5mm DC in.
Interface:
HDMI Output1 x HDMI2.0 4K*[email protected] display
USB2 x USB2.0 Host,1*USB Host OTG
Optical1 x Optical output
MicroSD1 x MicroSD card
Network1 x RJ45 10M/100M/1000M
Power SupplyDC 5V/2A
Software Performance:
Google playSupport downloading more than 600,000 applications from google play store.
UIAttractive UI design for better user experience;
Original Android UI can be settled by user as well.
LanguageSupport Multi-language
3G dongleCompatible with external 3G dongle
KODIPreloaded Kodi, support Kodi H/W decoding
ProtocolSupport Miracast, DLNA
Remote ControlIR remote build in;
At same time, can be remote by 2.4G fly mouse/mini keyboard
Media Parameter:
Audio FormatMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, AC3, DDP, TrueHD, DTS, DTS, HD, FLAC, APE
Video FormatAvi, Rm, Rmvb, Ts, Vob, Mkv, Mov, ISO, wmv, asf, flv, dat, mpg, mpeg
Video ProcessingUHD 4K 60fps HW decoding, supports multiple formats including H.265 10-bit, H.264 and AVS+,FHD 1080p 60fps HW encoding, supports H.264
ResolutionSupport 4Kx2K & Full HD 4K*[email protected] fps video output
Packing:
AccessoriesHDMI cable, USB Cable, Power supply, Remote control, User Manual
Unit Size116*112*18.91MM

MK06 Package

Package Content

  • 1x RKM MK06 TV Box.
  • 1x HDMI Cable.
  • 1x IR receiver,
  • 1x User Guide.
  • 1x Power Supply: DC 5V/2A

MK06 Unboxing Video

 

Design & Quality

Rikomagic quality remains solid. Company used the sames case design as with their previous models: MK12 and MK68. At the base unit you have series of venting holes for cooling the PCB, Assembled inside the Casing. Bottom line, all was good and I didn’t find any problems.

Rikomagic MK06 | Full View

 

                       SoC Comparison : Performance, Benchmarks, Features

Test Results:

Based on CF-Bench test results. The MK06 ranked approximately ~16% better in performance compared to the M12 Set-top box based on the S812 32-bit processor, running Android 4.4 Kitkat Operating system.

 

AnTuTu Benchmark Tests: MK12 Vs. MK06

 

Test Results:

When comparing performance of both platforms with AnTuTu Benchmark. The MK06 score is still leading compared the MK12 hardware, but not with a significant gap. According to the information, the main reason is the memory performance is much better in the MK06 that runs under Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating system.

 

Amlogic S905 Vs. S812 SoC Features Comparison

 

S905 SoC:

  1. Low-power Consumption.
  2. HDMI 2.0 ports allowing 2160p @ 60 Hz video output.
  3. 4K H.265 hardware video decoding up to 60 fps.
  4. The Cortex-A53 architecture delivers 64-bit capability,  capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code.
  5. Android 5.x and above Support.

 

S812 SoC:

  1. The Cortex-A9 architecture delivers 32-bit capability.
  2. HDMI 2.0 ports allowing 2160p @ 30 Hz video output
  3. 4K H.265 hardware video decoding up to 30 fps.
  4. Android 4.42 Support.

 

Rikomagic MK06 : Main UI & Kodi/XBMC Playback Demo  

 

Final Words

Overall the MK06 Worked very well and provides above decent performance for the average home user, that likes to watch streamed movies through 3rd party Apk’s and Kodi media player software. Bottom line, Its a good and cost effective buy.

 

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