HK1 Max Rockchip RK3328 Quad Core Android 9.0 TV Box Review

HK1 Max TV Box Review

HK1 is one of the new brands for 2019 and we have seen their boxes in the retail stores, but the HK1 Max TV Box which is supposed to be their Max model and is supposed to have Maxed out specs and performance, but it’s nothing more than rehashed 2018 Rockchip hardware with some extra storage. I purchased this box myself because I was expecting the new brand to deliver something new for 2019 but you be the judge.

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HARDWARE

  • CPU – Rockchip RK3328
  • GPU – Mali 450
  • RAM – 4GB DDR3
  • ROM – 64GB
  • WiFi – Dual band 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz
  • Bluetooth – 4.0

What you are looking is the specs of a typical Rockchip TV box for 2018, the only thing that is new on this box is the Operating system. However, it doesn’t result in better performance from last years models.

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IO PORTS

  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 Micro SD
  • 1 AV Jack
  • 1 LAN 100Mbps
  • 1 DC

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Features

  • 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
  • Box is rooted
  • Bluetooth Works
  • 4K Videos play very well
  • Dolby audio / DTS audio OK
  • Netflix / Amazon prime video works but in standard quality
  • Streams free movies and TV shows OK
  • Screen casting works OK
  • Alternative launcher works
  • Screen rotation works
  • YouTube ATV in 4K quality

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Negative Features

  • Low Benchmarks
  • Box overheats
  • No DRM for Netflix in HD/4K
  • CPU clock speed too low 1.2GHz
  • No stock nav bar or status bar
  • Poor 3d gaming
  • Infrared remote
  • 2018 Hardware
  • Gamepad key-mapping has issues with box speed

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BENCHMARKS

  • Antutu – 31,178
  • Geekbench4 – 569 single-core | 1410 multi-core
  • Ice Storm Extreme – 2104
  • Sling Shot – NA
  • RAM Copy – 3139
  • ROM Speed – 39 MB/s read write 43MB/s
  • WiFi/LAN Speed – Max speed 5.8GHz | LAN 43Mbps

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Conclusion

The HK1 Max is a box running on Rockchip hardware from 2018 that struggled to deliver high-performance streaming and gaming. It managed to put on quite a performance in the 4Kvideo playback, with HDR display, and Dolby audio and DTS surround-sound capability, but it failed to impress me in its benchmarks and gaming performance. It is good for streaming movies and playing 4K videos but barely holding it together. The box overheats so passive cooling is recommended. You can go through this list of pros and cons to see whether this box is right for you. But At this time I would go for a box carrying the new S905X2, or the latest S9 22X if you got the extra money, which will deliver good streaming, 3D gaming, and 4K video playback.

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