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Zidoo H6 Pro Review
Well it’s about time we see something new in the TV box arena, and the Zidoo H6 Pro Quad Core 4K TV Box is just that. Remember that old argument about how to choose the right TV box for you based on hardware and benchmark scores? Well Zidoo and H6 pro have given rise to that discussion once again. Weather benchmarks determine how well a TV can perform and what kind of use experience you’ll get.
The Zidoo H6 Pro runs on the new Allwinner H6 Pro quad core CPU running at a new CPU clock range of up to 1.8GHz. The display and 3D graphics is powered by the ARM Mali T720 dual core CPU. It comes with 2GB of DDR4 RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It has dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. The box comes with 1 HDMI port, 3 USB ports one of which is a 3.0 port, and the another is an OTG. You get 1 RJ45 Ethernet LAN port, you have 1 audio video port, 1 optical audio port, a micro SD card slot, and a DC power input.
Zidoo’s ZIUI runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The box is fully rooted, and I am able to run key mapping applications and mirroring apps on this box. You have full access to the google play store, and the box does not come with Kodi pre-installed or any third party addons. You have to install the latest version from the playstore manually.
- Antutu -45325
- Geekbench4 – 633 single-core, 1672 multi-core
- Ice Storm Extreme – 4278
- RAM copy speed – 3369
- ROM speed – read 87 MB/s write 21 MB/s
- SD Card speed – 20 MB/s, and a write speed of 4 MB/s
So in Summary, let me first start by saying that Zidoo has proven a contentious point, that benchmarks alone does not determine how well a box performs. With similar benchmarks as many boxes in its class, the Zidoo H6 pro is so well optimized, it was able to achieve what most High end boxes weren’t able to achieve. Let me start with those achievements.
On 2GB of DDR4 RAM, and a quad core CPU running up to 1.8GHz, and with a dual core GPU running up to 650 MHz, the Zidoo H6 Pro was able to achieve the following.
It played all of my 4K video samples including the jellyfish video at 400 Mbps effortlessly.
It plays YouTube videos in 4K quality, something 99% of Android TV boxes have not been able to implement.
The box is well rooted, and it plays Android games in high quality together with my Key mapping application without any issues whatsoever.
Zidoo’s ZIUI interface is remarkable, and it comes with a navigation bar an status bar for easy navigation and multitasking.
The box does not overheat, the body is made partially of metal, and the box comes with a USB 3.0 port.
And the last point here is that it comes with a wireless remote control with omni directional control, something most TV boxes don’t provide.
On the flip side, the box should have had 32GB of internal storage, the front of the box could have done with an LED clock display, and the wireless remote should have had an air mouse feature. However, for the air mouse features, Zidoo has the V6 air mouse remote control with that feature.