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R-TV Box S10 Review
Another day another TV box, this time it’s the R-TV Box S10 Amlogic S912 DDR4 Android 7.1 4K TV Box. Now the S10 is manufactured in China and carries the brand R-TV Box. Its design and hardware specs are similar to other DDR4 Amlogic S912 competing boxes on the market, so in this review I’m going to look at its features, and run some benchmarks to see how well it performs, and we’ll decide it this box is worth buying.
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Everyone loves new hardware, and the R-TV Box S10 comes with some of the latest hardware. If you look at the specs sheet you would see the following.
- Processor: Amlogic S912
- CPU: ARM Cortex-A53
- Core: 2.0GHz,Octa Core
- GPU: Mali-T820MP3
- RAM: 3G RAM
- RAM Type: DDR4
- ROM: 32G ROM
- Max. Extended Capacity: 32G
So with hardware like this you should be in a position to to deliver solid streaming and gaming performance.
Software on the R-TV Box S10
The S10 runs on 64bit version of Android 7.1 with root access. The launcher is simple and easy to use with large buttons and the ability to add shortcuts to the launcher. It comes with a navigation bar at the top for easy navigation and multitasking. However, there is no status bar at the top. The S10 comes with the following pre-installed apps.
- Chrome browser
- Media Center
- Google Play Store
- Movie player
I experienced some unstable operation upon starting up for the first time, there was some auto updating taking place in the background and the box restarted itself a couple of times. The box also freezes at times when temperatures rise or multitasking many apps.
- Antutu – 41812
- Geekbench4 – 489 Single / 1999 Multi
- Ice Storm Extreme – 5516
- WiFi Speed – Average
- RAM Copy- 3870 MB/s
- ROM Speed – 62MB/s
The S10 has the potential to be a great TV box, but the firmware needs to be revisited, to deal with the status bar issue, the freezing problem, and the compatibility issue with key-mapping applications. Other than that, the hardware is good, the design restricts airflow and passive cooling is needed. See passive cooling fan here.