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R-TV Box R10 Review and Benchmarks
The R-TV R10 Rockchip RK3328 Quad Core Android 7.1 4K TV Box is one of the few boxes to come in circular shape, something we have not seen in a long time. This box also has couples of things different than other TV boxes. The R10 is the previous version of the S10, and this model has more RAM included than the first model that was released. So in this review I’ll feature its hardware and I’ll also be revealing some pros and cons about this box.
R10 Hardware Specs
The R-TV Box R10 runs on the Rockchip hardware with the RK3328 quad core CPU running up 1.5GHz, The GPU is the ARM Mali 450 MP, it is stated on the product page as being the penta core GPU which we knew to be a good performer. However, some a questing weather this is the same penta core GPU due to the MP extension at the end. it comes with lots of memory, it comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It has 802.11ac dual band 2.4GHz/5.8GHz WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
Product Listing: 4GB/64GB
On the outside, the box comes with:
- 1 HDMI
- 2USB 2.0
- 1 USB 3.0
- 1 RJ45 LAN
- 1 Optical Audio
- 1 AV
- 1 Micro TF
- 1 Reset pinhole
The vents for this box are located on the sides and none at the bottom, this did not aid in keeping the box cool because temperatures hang around 50 – 75° Celsius of 122 – 167° Fahrenheit. It is also difficult to use Passive cooling fans on this box as all the vents are on the side and not the bottom. The power button is located to the top of the box and it is also has the power LED light Incorporated into it.
The R-TV Box R10 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. The interface is smooth and responsive, however, the launcher does not come with a navigation bar and status bar for multitasking and easy navigating to and from various applications. The firmware is not rooted, which prevents users from installing and using apps that require root access to work like mirroring apps and key mapping apps which are important apps for TV boxes when playing android games.
The can install all known movie streaming applications like Kodi, Netflix, Terrarium TV, IPTV services, YouTube and other. The YouTube application however can only play up to 1080p quality. 4K videos play just fine, with the box being able to play all my 4K video samples. Gameplay was OK and of a high quality, just be mindful of the overheating situation.
- Antutu – 34425>
- GeekBench4 – 531 single core / 1382 multi core
- Ice Storm Extreme – 2166
- RAM Speed – Copy speed 2896 MB/s
- ROM Speed – Read 103 MB/s | write 70 MB/s
- WiFi Speed – poor WiFi speed results
The R-TV Box R10 is a TV box that has great hardware but it needs a firmware update to correct the issues with the launcher. You also need to keep and eye on the operating temperature of the box, or try to ventilate it as much as possible to prevent overheating. This will ensure the long life of the box. Besides that the TV box streams movies, plays 4K videos, 3D games, YouTube videos really well. So should you buy this box? If you don’t mind the box not being rooted then it’s OK for simply watching movies and TV shows.