Ugoos X4Q Pro TV Box Review
So the new Ugoos X4Q Pro and this new line of boxes come in three versions the X4Q Cube which is their 2GB 16GB model. The X4Q Pro which is their 4GB 32GB model, and the X4Q Plus which is their 4GB 64GB model. In reviewing the Pro model you can tell that Ugoos takes the developing of their boxes very seriously that’s why I can safely say that they are the best TV Box manufacturers in the industry to date. Most TV Box developers tend to just order boxes and slap their brand wanted and expect the manufacturer to do all the research and development, and the firmware updates for their models.
What ever is the process for developing a Ugoos boxes is totally different and sets the backside from all the others. The features they deliver on models carrying similar hardware toward the others speaks volume to their research and development, proved testing, and quality assurance before the release a model. In this new lineup they introduced even more features than they already had from previous models taking them one step closer to being the perfect Android streaming device. One such feature is Google Widevine L1 with HDCP 2.2 protection running on the mobile version of Android.
Ugoos X4Q Pro 4GB 32GB
Ugoos X4Q Pro hardware
So the manufacturer of this box is Ugoos, and this is the Pro model so it comes with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and its Bluetooth version is 5.1. Its CPU is the Amlogic S905X4, a quad-core cortex A55 CPU configured in 32bit mode with a maximum CPU clock speed of 2.0GHz.
Its displays powered by the Mali G31 GPU with open GL version 3.2 support which is a great for gaming. It has a dual band 2.4Ghz + 5GHz Wi-Fi AC network adapter. Operating system is Android 11 and it’s currently not rooted, but it does have a root switch.
Its GPU has Vulkan API version 1.1 support which is another good feature for gaming. Its idle operating temperature is around 49°C which is pretty low for its CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz. It comes with all the decoders for the playback of 4K HDR videos, AV1, and Dolby vision videos.
And it has surround sound audio decoders such as Dolby Atmos eac3, and DTS HD.
Ugoos X4Q Pro I/O ports
Its design is an evolved version of their previous X3 model which was intended to function as a large dongle. However in this model they dropped the dongle format and went with a full TV Box design, while at the same time preserving some of the features of the X3. To the top you have the Ugoos X4Q Pro branding and you have an LED power and activity indicator, a feature adopted from its previous version.
For input output peripherals it has one HDMI 2.0 port, one ethernet gigabit LAN port, one USB 2.0 port, and a USB type C power delivery port. This Type C power delivery port is another one of the features from the previous model.
To its side it has one USB 3.0 port, one optical audio port, and a microSD card reader. On the opposite side you have ventilation holes.
To the front you have an IR sensor. And below the box you have an antiskid rubber pad, a reset button, and no ventilation holes.
Its RAM copy speed is 3507 MB/s. Its internal storage has a read speed of 171 MB/s, and a write speed of 103 MB/s.
Its 5GHz band along with the LAN port which is a gigabit LAN port achieved the maximum speed of my network of 154 Mbps, and this should be your choice for maximum speed.
The 2.4GHz band however it does work but it’s restricted to only 17% of my network speed.In the Geekbench 5 CPU benchmark it scored 155 single-core and 537 multicore.
In benchmarking its GPU in the 3DMark gamers benchmark it qualified only for the wildlife test with Vulkan support, and it scored 189.
In the Antutu benchmark it scored 108,314.
Ugoos X4Q Pro firmware Pro features
- Amlogic S905X4 4X 2.0 GHz LPDDR4X RAM
- ARM Mali G31 OpenGL 3.2
- 4K 2160p 60hz HDR display
- Lock 4K UI size switch
- Automatic framerate switching
- Magisk root switch on Android 11 mobile version
- Netflix/Amazon prime video 720p resolution
- Google Widevine L1 HDCP 2.3 protection
- Built-in screen rotation to portrait mode
- Hardware monitor
- Samba server client feature
- CPU clock speed scaling governor feature
- Navigation bar and full status bar w/controls
- Recent apps style changer
- LED status light behavior controls
- Custom menu button mapping
- Advanced mouse features
- UI animation speed settings
- Bluetooth voice remote with air-mouse included
- Power key definition options
- HDMI CEC options
- GPU Vulkan support API version 1.1
- No overheating
- High benchmarks
- 4K HDR videos play okay
- Dolby Atmos/DTS HD-MA/DTS X/DD +/Dolby surround/Dolby TrueHD/ all surround formats working KODI v21
- Alternative launchers with live wallpapers
- CoreELEC and EmuELEC alternative operating systems working
- Good 3D gaming with gamepad keymapping
- Access to Android’s default core settings area
No Netflix ESN certification
In summary the X4Q Pro is definitely the best medium-range TV Box for 2022 and it topped the TOX3 with more features, performance, and Google certification on the mobile version.
The only issue I have with this box is that it does not have a Netflix ESN certification.
So if you’re looking for my recommendation on which the best TV Box to purchase within the medium range price bracket then, I highly recommend that you look no further as Ugoos is the best in the industry.
At the point of making this review it’s only available on AliExpress at the lowest prices, and it will soon be available and other retail stores and Amazon.
Ugoos X4Q Pro 4GB 32GB
10 thoughts on “Ugoos X4Q Pro – The Best TV Box below $100”
if you are not going to use the device, can you sell it to me at a good price?
Where I live is not in the US So even if I were to sell you the product you would end up paying more for it than if you ordered online because I would have to charge you for that additional shipping.
It gets even worse if you live outside of the US such as myself as higher rates would apply.
Living in the US does have its shipping advantages. So I won’t be able to sell you this box as I would prefer to select to some family member or friend locally in my country that does not involve the shipping cost.
I don’t live in America either. Thank you for your reply.
Holy sh*t. Is this the first box that comes with Dolby Vision, all the audio formats and a 1gig port?
Also, you mentioned the audio formats work in Kodi, how does that normally compare to Plex? From watching some of your videos in the past, I’ve noticed that it can be a bit of a hit-and-miss when expecting the same capabilities from Plex as Kodi.
Yes this box delivers the same capabilities in Plex also.
Clicked on your coupon and the aliexpress site says “This product can’t be shipped to your address.” I live in the US. However, the TOX3 boxes have no issue. What gives?
I will ask the seller to check it out
Which seller on Aliexpress?
Values for money, X4Q Pro or Nvidia Shield?
I just want to watch youtube and twitch.
It depends on what you value more certified or non certified with root access