Unuiga U1 Mini PC Review: Remix 2.0 OS Powered TV Box
Unuiga U1 Mini PC Introduction
Powered by 64bit Amlogic S905 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with 5-core Mali-450 GPU, runs Remix OS 2.0, based on optimized Android, designed and developed for productivity and entertainment.
The Unuiga U1 features a high performance Amlogic S905 CPU, running at max clock speed of 2,000.00 MHz, and comes with a Penta-core ARM Mali-450, a separate graphics processor dedicated to accelerate the creation of images to be outputted to a display, is structured around processing large blocks of data in parallel.
Additional hardware Specifications include: 2GB DDR3 RAM, and 32GB EMMC Flash, advantages in performance, security and reliability, ascribing to the EMMC memory, ultimately delivering a richer end-user experience. Equipped with IEEE 802.11ac standard, developed in the IEEE Standards Association process for the purpose of high-throughput wireless local area networks (WLANs) on the both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The Bluetooth 4.0 is adopted to pair with most Bluetooth-enabled devices (computer, mobile phone, keyboard, and others).
Remix OS supports all Android apps, especially the ones that work well with keyboard and mouse. It comes with a User Interface for productivity, perfect for Multi-tasking, Multi-window operations, best for running multiple apps at the same time.
Product works great for Microsoft Office, and supports the core PC functions such as e-mail, document creation with Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Unuiga added a special Capacitive button on top of box for the device in standby mode, to resume, user only needs to hold it for about 5 seconds until power is turned off.
Unuiga U1 Mini PC
|Operating System||Remix 2.0 OS|
|CPU||Amlogic S905 Quad-Core (2.0GHZ)|
|GPU||Penta-Core Mail-450 GPU up to 750MHz+|
|ROM||Onboard eMMC Flash 32GB|
|Extended Storage||Support TF Card up to 32GB|
|Wifi Connectivity||802.11 b/g/n 2.4G/5.8Ghz|
|Video Supported||Video/Picture Decoding:
Supports *.mkv,*.wmv,*.mpg, *.mpeg, *.dat, *.avi, *.mov, *.iso, *.mp4, *.rm and *.jpg file formats
|Audio Supported||MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC, OGG|
|LED||Circular power LED Lamp|
|Button||Touch Power Button|
|Operating System Updates||Operating system updates(via USB port/TF Card Slot)|
|HDMI Port||Standard HDMI 2.0|
|Other Interfaces||2* Standard USB
1*DC in Jack
1*HD A Type
1*SPDIF (2CH, 5.1CH)
1* Micro SD card slot
|Other Function||Multi -language
Support original ecology and MXQ custom UI
|Power||Charge interface DC 5V|
|1 x TV box|
|1 x IR remote control|
|1 x HDMI cable|
|1 x Power adapter (A right AC Adapter will be sent as your shipping country)|
|1 x User manual|
Product introduction.The Unuiga U1 Mini PC Review will be covering:
- Unboxing (package contents).
- Design and Looks.
- Build Quality.
- Software and UI.
- Performance and Benchmarks.
- Hands on Review.
- Final Words.
Unuiga U1 Mini | PC Back View
Unuiga U1 Mini PC | All Package Items
Unboxing (package contents)
- 1x Unuiga Mini PC / TV Box
- 1x Power adapter
- 1x IR Remote Control
- 1x HDMI Cable
- 1x User Guide
Design and Looks
The U1, Case design is curved without sharp corners, which It gives the product a cool and modern look. When we look at the bottom of the unit you will not find any ventilation holes for cooling the unit. From my testing, playing with the unit for a few hours the case doesn’t seem to hear very much. At On the top of the unit you will find a nice Circular LED touch power button with blue status LED light that blinks during booting process until the unit is fully operational.
Unuiga U1 | Full View
From first impression, the box design felt solid and plastic didn’t feel cheap considering the product low price (retail price of USD 75-80), No complaints here!.
The remote control that comes with U1 offers basic functions such as: power, navigation keys, special fly mouse feature for controlling cursor movement on the screen, volume, sound mute, numeric button layout, home buttons, etc. For user compatibility company added a special “PC” button that lets the user switch between Remix OS environment and standard tiles style Android launcher.
Software & UI
Default system when device is turned on is Remix OS. Remix is a a basically an advanced customized UI / launcher build on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Operating system. Remix OS that looks and feels like and android desktop version of Windows 10 operating system. From a user prospective you can open, manage applications in a windows style and work more efficiently under Android based multi tasking environment.
Unuiga U1 | Remix OS / Android UI
The U1 comes with 32GB eMMC internal storage. if we disregard all system files and reinstalled applications, user remains with approximately ~23GB of free space. In addition, company included two USB ports and a Micro SD card slot, therefore storage space is not an issue if you want to connect external appliances such as external hard drive or a USB flash drive.
Performance / Benchmarks
Device hardware is based on Amlogic S905 64-bit Quad core processor . it has a Mali 450 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC internal storage. everything worked fast without heating the box too much despite the fact it has no venting holes / slots. The box was tested with the latest AnTuTu version v6.1.4 and ranked pretty high for a quad core processor with a score of 37774.
Unuiga U1 | AnTuTu Benchmark
Playback performance with Kodi was good. I was able to play [email protected] including 1080P files in MKV, ISO, MP4 formats, without picture freezes or visual lags which normally happen when GPU has issues decoding the video files. That briefly explained, For for reference and first impression your welcome to check the video listed bellow.
Hands on Review
The U1 is a well designed TV Box. Remix OS is a very nice software addition for people seeking the Windows style user experience. I personally liked the special touch button that gives the product a modern, none traditional look.
- 32GB eMMC internal Storage Space.
- Power (ON/OFF) Touch Key
- Excellent external Design
- Excellent Kodi / XBMC playback performance
- No External Antenna.