HAKOmini Pro Google Certified TV Box Review
Another box sporting Netflix ESN certification has the market and is called the HAKOmini Pro. It comes in two versions a 2GB 16GB model, and a 4GB 32GB model. This is a straight up Google certified model with no bells and whistles and it has all the right ingredients. It can play paid subscription services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon prime video in HD and 4K. It’s got great power running on an Amlogic S905Y4 quad-core cortex A35 SOC, clocked at 2.0 GHz.
This model also provides all the features required of a certified model. Such as Google assistant feature, built-in Chromecast, root access, and Google Widevine L1 with HDCP protection. It comes with a Bluetooth voice remote with a dedicated Netflix, Amazon prime video, Disney+, and YouTube buttons. It also features a Google assistant button with a built-in microphone.
HAKOmini Pro 2GB/16GB
HAKOmini Pro Hardware Specs
The manufacturer of this hardware is Amlogic and it comes with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Its Bluetooth version is 5.0. The CPU is the Amlogic S905Y4 and it’s a quad-core cortex A35 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz configured in 32bit mode.
Powering its display is the Mali G31 GPU with a refresh rate of 60hz with open GL version 3.2. Its network adapter provides 2.4GHz +5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity. For operating system, is the Android 11 TV OS version and is not rooted. Its GPU has Vulkan API version 1.1 support which is great for gaming.
It has all the decoders for the playback of 4K HDR videos and videos with the AV1 formatting. And for surround sound audio it comes with Dolby Atmos eac3 and DTS HD, however there are no Dolby vision decoders.
HAKOmini Pro I/O Ports
The box has a minimalistic design with a glossy surface and some artwork to the top. It has one HDMI port, one RJ-45 non gigabit Ethernet LAN, its DC power socket, two USB 2.0 ports a reset button, and a microSD card reader.
At the front it has an LED power Light, and below the box has four antiskid rubber feet, cutouts for wall mounting, and some ventilation holes.
Performance benchmarks (TV Box rank chart here)
It has a RAM copy speed of 4044 MB/s. Its internal storage has a read speed of 142MB/s and a write speed of 45MB/s. In addition, with an M.2 SSD enclosure connected to one of its USB 2.0 ports it has a read speed of 37 MB/s and a write speed of 36 MB/s.
In testing the speed of its Wi-Fi bands and Ethernet LAN port it revealed that based on a 154 Mbps network only the 5GHz band achieved maximum speed. The 2.4GHz band achieved 16% and the LAN port which is not a gigabit LAN port achieved 61%.
Its Amlogic S905Y4 CPU single-core and multicore Geekbench 5 performance test yielded a score of 115 single-core and 386 multicore.
Benching its GPU, the 3DMark graphics benchmark does not have enough RAM to run the Wildlife test so it can only run the slingshot extreme test and it got a score of 378.
In the Antutu comprehensive benchmark it scored 81145.
HAKOmini Pro and Cons
In summary the HAKOmini Pro is a solid certified Android TV Box designed to stream paid subscription services in HD and 4K with Dolby Atmos surround sound audio. It’s running on good Amlogic hardware with its CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz however its limited 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage might be a dealbreaker for some. I would definitely recommend this box if you’re looking for a Google certified model.
HAKOmini Pro 2GB/16GB