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S802 Android TV Box Powered by AMLogic Processor

Product Introduction

This review will focus on the new S802 Android TV box from Shenzhen Kingreat Technology Co.,Ltd. , better known as The branded tronsmart Vega s89 TV box or S82.

Sorry to say I can’t review the latest S802-B model launched right after S802 sample was shipped out to me. The main difference between the two is that the S802-B CPU also supports Dolby digital hardware decoding. That’s been said. In my current review I’m checking model based on Amlogic S802 Specs. Naturally product links at the end of my review are already updated with the latest 802B Processor.


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S802 Android TV Box review will be focusing on the followings:

  1. Product Into.
  2. Specifications.
  3. Package.
  4. Unpacking.
  5. Items in Package.
  6. Accessories.
  7. Design.
  8. System.
  9. Operation.
  10. Video Playback.
  11. Benchmark tests.

Package ( Full View )

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Unpacking

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Items in Package:

  • 1x S802-B Android TV Box ( Note :  S802 In this review ).
  • 1x Power adaptor – 5V 3000mA
  • 1x HDMI Cable
  • 1x AV Cable ( Coax ).
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x IR Remote Controller

 

Accessories:

  • 1x Power adaptor – 5V 3000mA
  • 1x HDMI Cable
  • 1x AV Cable ( Coax ).
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x IR Remote Controller

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Design General design and quality are high level, Plastic doesn’t feel cheap. Case is built from lower base unit and upper cover with a very shiny glossy surface. In the lower base you can see a venting holes, three mounting legs made from rubber and model information sticker.

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System

Device Runs the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat with customized UI (User interface). UI is very easy to handle, responsive and resembles Windows 8 OS Style tile style Interface.

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UI  ( User Interface )

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Hardware

Based on Amlogic S802 CPU Shown in second Photo below. According to Amlogic roadmap and personal knowledge the new boxes based on S805 chip should be available  in retail markets in about a month+. S805 CPU Design will offer H.265 Video decoding support, but it’s considered to be a low level hardware based on Cortex-A5 architecture. Supporting CPU max clock up to 1.5 Hz Vs S802 that supports up to 2GHz with additional changes in memory speed and GPU specs.

 

       S802 Vs. S805 Amlogic Chipsets Comparison table 

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     Amlogic S802-B PCB Design

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Operation

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Operation  Modes

Basically, there are two modes like in all low power consumption Arm based devices. There’s a low operation, standby mode status (red light) and your normal operation mode status (blue light) as shown in the photos below.

 

ON/OFF Button

Next to the USB ports you have a small round on/off push button or alternately if you don’t find it comfortable, you can use the remote control unit that will be a lot easier.

 

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IR Remote Control

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Video Playback

XBMC Media Player Support

Device preformed extremely well playing my 720P and 1080P video samples. There where no frames dropping playing 1080p with Dolby digital audio (Software Decoding) or playing high Bit rate blue ray MKV files up to 33GB in size.

Pre installed XBMC 14.0 ALPHA1

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Test # 1

  • Test Software : XBMC 14.0 – ALPHA1 .
  • Video Samples Types : 720P / 1080P .

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Test # 2

  • Test Software : XBMC 14.0 – ALPHA1 .
  • Video Samples Types : High bitrates MKV & ISO video samples .

 

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Playing  2K & 4K Video Samples

2k & 4K video files play smoothly using the pre installed MX Player app bundled with box software or you can use the built in internal media player by clicking on the blue colored tile marked “4K” in main UI Screen.

 

Playing 2K & 4K Movies With XBMC Media  Player

XBMC Media Player Software provided with the box doesn’t support 2k&4K playback within XBMC internal player. Oman , member of  freaktab.com created a special build which plays 2k&4k video files quite smoothly. It worked fine with this box and probably should work on all TV Boxes based on AMlogic S802 Chipset .

Download Link  :  https://app.box.com/s/ogvku0ja7cndwm7etme7 

AnTuTu Benchmark Test Results

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CPU information

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Conclusion

Very good product with quality above average. Product played all of my video samples perfectly with the XBMC Media Software, including large size Blue-Ray video files.

 

Product  Link  For  8GB  Model : Click Here

Product  Link  For  16GB  Model : Click Here

Aliexpress store : http://www.aliexpress.com/store/1195728

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