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Yundoo Y2 Amlogic S912 Octa Core Android 6.0 4K TV Box Review
Yundoo Y2 Amlogic S912 Octa Core CPU 2.0GHz
This is a review of the Yundoo Y2 Amlogic S912 Octa Core Android 6.0 4K TV Box. The Yundoo Y2 is a high end android TV box, it’s a 2016 release and it sports all the latest ARM and Amlogic hardware. The Yundoo Y2 runs on the latest Amlogic S912 Octa Core CPU with speeds of up to 2.0GHz. With this new CPU comes support for the ARM Mali T820 Tri Core GPU. When combined you get features like HEVC H.265 and VP9 10-bit decoding, 4K video playback at 60fps, Multicore high pref 3D GPU, HDR10 and HLG, Integrated Audio DAC, Enhanced security cores, and support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Display powered by the ARM Mali T820
I was really surprised at how well the Yundoo Y2 ran games on the ARM Mali T820. These TV boxes are no match for high end graphics cards used in gaming PC, but let me tell you… when you are playing games on the Yundoo Y2 it sure feels like you are playing on a big name gaming console. “The Mali-T820 enables attractive, fluid user interfaces and smooth casual gaming in the smallest silicon area. By reducing the cost of implementation, the Mali-T820 brings feature-rich complex graphics to mainstream consumers. It has been designed to include specific performance optimizations both for casual content and 2D UIs and for more advanced content.” Taken from the ARM website comparison page. The Mali T820 in combination with the Amlogic S912 CPU gives you H.265 VP9 hardware decoding, and 4K video playback at 60fps.
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Yundoo Y2 Ice Storm Extreme Test
The Ice Storm Extreme test is one of those test that does a comprehensive test on you TV box GPU, it measures hardware acceleration, frequency, clock and others key features. When it is completed it gives a score that you can compare other boxes to. In this test the Yundoo Y2 got a score of 6135.
Memory and Storage 2GB DDR3 16GB eMMC Flash ROM
The Yundoo Y2 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. I was able to record a couple videos of kodi and still had lots of room to spare. I inserted a 32GB SD card and converted it to internal storage, this allowed me to download and install many games and apps without running out of storage. The same was done with a flash drive and an external hard drive and they both worked well.
AnTuTu Benchmark Test
As you can see the Yundoo Y2 performed pretty well in the AnTuTu benchmark test. This test more comprehensive test for testing performance of Memory, CPU Integer, CPU Floating Point, 2D and 3D Graphics performance, S D card read and write speed, and Database IO performance testing. When it is finished, it gives you an overall score.
Android 6.0 and Kodi 16.1
This is what the Yudoo Y2 launcher looks like its super easy to use and it comes with a navigation bar at the bottom which makes moving in and out of apps and screens very easy. The box comes with Kodi 16.1 preinstalled and a couple of the major addons to get you started. I noticed that Kodi starts up and shuts down pretty fast, that’s something that really use to get to me and I did not get that from this box.
Yundoo Y2 Pros and Cons
It is Rooted.
It is fast.
It carries the latest Amlogic and ARM hardware.
Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Can convert external storage to internal storage.
Comes with Dual Band Wifi 2.4Ghz + 5.8GHz.
Comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
Stock remote is an infrared remote (point and click), and it doesn’t sit still, rounded bottom makes it shake all the time.
Picks up fingerprints on glossy surface part of the box very easy.
Screen capture, is a pain to use, it only works when Cursor isn’t moving. AS soon as you move the cursor, green screen.