Pendoo X10 Plus TV Box Review
So 2019 is turning out to be the year of S905-X2 boxes and Pendoo a well known name in the TV box industry has released their model the Pendoo X10 Plus. Most of the S905X2 models released for the year thus far has yielded similar results and great performance. However, out of the all the S905X2 boxes I have reviewed so far the Pendoo X10 plus has placed itself among the top 5 boxes in its class. They have put a lot of work into it and it delivers the right amount performance and entertainment for your enjoyment.
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- CPU – Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core (1.9GHz)
- GPU – Mali G31 single core (650Mhz)
- RAM – 4GB DDR4
- ROM – 32GB eMMc Flash
- WiFi – 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz Dual band
- LAN – 1000Mbps
- Bluetooth – 4.1
- USB – 3.0
- Remote – Infrared stock
Pendoo is not afraid to push the boundaries of the S905X2 CPU and they clocked it at 1.9GHz same as the X96 Max the number 1 S905X2 TV box thus far. This puts the Pendoo X10 plus right up there with them.The Mali G31 has great performance for 2019 delivering high performance Android gaming and good 4K video playback. Ihe box has max speed on both WiFi bands and on the Ethernet LAN port. DDR4 RAMis indeed the latest RAM technology and it comes with Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 3.0 port. There are 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB ROM models in this product so be sure to select the desired model from the drop-down list.
- 1 HDMI
- 1 USB 2.0
- 1 USB 3.0
- 1 Optical audio
- 1 RJ45 Ethernet LAN
- 1 AV port
- 1 IR extender port
- 1 Micro SD card reader
The Pendoo X10 Plus runs on a Rooted version of Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. They managed to design the launcher to look like Android TV OS, but it’s not, it’s a full version of android with a custom skin theme. You can use your own custom launcher as the box allows to to do so without problems. The launch comes with Google voice search and YouTube voice search but it is not Google assistant like what you have on Andriod TV OS. If you use a voice remote on this box it will work. The box does not have a navigation bar or notifications bar. The Pendoo X10 Plus comes with an Air Screen app that provides Miracast, AirPlay, and DLNA and they all work fine. The box does not have the required DRM support for Netflix to show in HD and 4K, however Netflix does show in standard quality on this box and it is very watchable. The box open so can uninstall every app in the apps section and install your own apps. But be mindful, the the Netflix app that comes on the box and the one found on the Aptoide app store are the only ones that work. The version from the Google play does not work on this box, so leave the Netflix app alone. Caution! do not try to install or update SuperSU as it will brick your box.
4K Video Playback and 3D Gaming
The Pendoo X10 Plus does a really good job when it comes to 4K videos playback. I have a list of 4K videos all at 60fps and the box was able to play most of the ease with just two having a little difficulty. I really like the gaming experience on this box. First of all the Mali G31 has been doing well for 2019 and every box that it comes in has performed really well. Another great feature of this box is that game pad key-mapping works well on this box allowing me play any touchscreen Android game. The box does rise to about 60 during gaming, and if you apply a cooling fan it maintains around 50°C.
- Antutu – 58335
- Geekbench 4 – 708 single-core 2083 multi-core
- IceStorm Extreme – 4892
- Sling Shot – 500
- RAM Copy – 3708.18 MB/s
- ROM Speed – 113.04 MB/s Read. 64.70 MB/s Write
- WiFI – Max speed on 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz and on the LAN port
After testing this box I came to the conclusion that the Pendoo X10 Plus is the number 2 box right now in the S905X2 category. It has great performance and benchmarks, Streaming movies an TV shows works great, 4K video playback is OK, and 3D gaming is really good with gamepad key-mapping capability. The only thing that really bothered me on this box is the lack of a navigation bar and notifications bar. Other than that that is the next best S905X2 TV box to buy after the X96 Max, but I believe the 64GB model will match the X96 Max’s performance.