Homatics Box R 4K Plus Google Certified TV Box

Homatics Box R 4K Plus TV Box Review

So if you are looking for a high quality Google certified TV Box to stream your favorite paid subscription services in HD and 4K, then the Homatics Box R 4K Plus is just the box for you. This box as an all new elegant design with its CPU heatsink cooling system to the top of the box in the form of a high polished aluminum plate. It’s one of the rear boxes that comes with a USB type C port. However, during my review it could not read any of my pen drives only power devices.

What I like about this box is that they took the time based on concerns of the TV Box users in the community and carefully crafted the firmware to suit the needs. For example even though it’s fully Google certified with HDR and HLG HDR display the insured to implement the ability to disable HDR or to set it to auto HDR. They made sure to leave nothing out so you have a fully Google certified TV Box equipped to run paid subscription services in HD and 4K.

 

 

Homatics Box R 4K Plus hardware

  • CPU – Amlogic S905X4 quad-core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU – ARM Mali G31 OpenGL 3.2 Vulkan support
  • RAM – 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Internal Storage -32 GB eMMc
  • Wi-Fi – Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz
  • LAN – RJ45 1000 Mbps
  • Bluetooth – 5.0

 

HOMATICS Box R 4K system information

HOMATICS Box R 4K CPU info

 

Homatics Box R 4K Plus I/O ports

  • 1 HDMI 2.1
  • 1 RJ45 1000 Mbps
  • 1 Optical audio
  • 1 AV port
  • 2 USB type C
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 USB 2.0

 

HOMATICS Box R 4K top aluminum heatsink

HOMATICS Box R 4K rare IO ports

HOMATICS Box R 4K side USB ports

HOMATICS Box R 4K based view

 

Benchmarks (See Rankings Chart here)

  • Antutu – 105,241
  • Geekbench 5 – 184 single-core | 462 multicore
  • Wildlife GPU Vulkan – 189
  • Slingshot Extreme – 377
  • RAM copy speed – 3,515
  • Internal storage speed – 69 MB/s read | 61 MB per second write
  • Wi-Fi speed – 5 GHz 100% | 2.4GHz 39%
  • LAN speed – 100% 1000 Mbps

HOMATICS Box R 4K antutu benchmark

Box R 4K Pro Features

  • Amlogic S905X4 Quad-Core CPU 2.0 GHz
  • Mali G31 GPU Opened GL 3.2 Vulkan
  • Google certified with DRM Widevine level 1
  • Not rooted (NB. needed for Google certification)
  • Netflix ESN certification
  • Android 11 TV OS operating system
  • 4K HDR display w/ Dolby vision
  • Disable HDR and auto HDR
  • YouTube in 4K HDR resolution
  • HDMI CEC options.
  • Dolby Atmos/DTS audio/Dolby TrueHD
  • Built in Google Chromecast
  • Bluetooth voice remote with Google assistance features
  • Good performance benchmarks
  • USB type C port
  • Top aluminum CPU cooling pad
  • Max speed on the 5GHz band and GB LAN port
  • No overheating
  • Kodi and streaming APKs work with the Bluetooth remote
  • Bluetooth connection is stable

HOMATICS Box R 4K prime video

HOMATICS Box R 4K Bluetooth voice remote

HOMATICS Box R 4K remote features

HOMATICS Box R 4K Dolby TrueHD surround sound audio

 

Cons

  • Cannot output DTS HD-MA and DTS X
  • USB type C port not reading data only provide power
  • Low Wi-Fi speeds on the 2.4GHz band

HOMATICS Box R 4K pros and cons

Final thoughts

Well there isn’t much that I don’t like about the Homatics Box R 4K Plus. With a fully Google certified model such as this one that delivers on all aspects needed to play paid sufficient services such as Netflix, Amazon prime video, Disney+ in HD and 4K with Dolby vision. Where the issues lie in this box is when it comes to playing self hosted videos with surround sound audio. Yes it can’t play Dolby Atmos, DTS Neural X, and even Dolby TrueHD. But for some strange reason it’s not processing DTS HD-MA and DTS X. These are not the deal breakers as most paid subscription services don’t use them anyway, they usually use Dolby Atmos.

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