Beelink GT King Pro Review

Let’s say it for a start, do you want Netflix? Buy the Xiaomi Mi TV Box S and get 4K with HDR properly. Want a streamer with the most advanced Amlogic processor, one that achieves extremely high results in all performance tests, runs the games on Android at the highest fps and in case all your content comes from dubious sources? This is for you.

The GT-King Pro is a slight upgrade from the previous GT-King from Beelink, both of which are equipped with S922, but the GT-King Pro is equipped with DTS Listen and Dolby audio licenses, a prominent metal case in blue, several ports Added to the flexibility and a pair of ESS18 converters made by ESS which will provide better conversion capacity of the audio. The issue of converters does not matter if you work with a receiver and in Passthrough mode, but yes in case you work with wired headphones, in this case, the streamer knew how to push headphones with an impedance of up to 600Ω.

Main specifications

  • Amlogic S922X-H processor
  • The GPU consists of 4 Cortex A73 cores at 2.2GHz and another 2 Cortex A-53 cores at 1.8GHz
  • The GPU unit is the Mali Mali-G52 MP6
  • The RAM is 4GB LPDDR4
  • The internal storage is 64GB and can be expanded via the SDXC connector.
  • The HDMI connectivity is version 2.1 with support for 3840x2160p @ 75fps
  • Quantity of 4 USB connectors, about 3 USB 3.0 connectors and another single USB 2.0 connector.
  • The Bluetooth version is 4.1
  • Wired network connectivity is fast Gigabit Ethernet and there is also support for Dual-Band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz / 5.8GHz with internal antennas.
  • IR remote with microphone to activate Google Assistant. Using the USB dongle will also allow the remote to be used as an Air.
  • Widevine L1 reference with HDCP, but no official Netflix / Amazon Prime support yet.

Storage

The Streamer is equipped with a capacity of 64GB internal, with 50GB being available for use. If this is not enough for you, you can expand the volume by using an SDXC card. If you want to connect external storage devices such as USB drives, this can be done through any of the 4 USB ports that the streamer has, but you should do this through one of the 3 ports that support USB 3.0, the fourth port you will use for the dongle for the remote That will give you Air capabilities. Media playback has been successfully performed from the USB 3.0 ports for 4K content with a data rate of 100Mbps.

Playing Media

The HDMI connectivity here is version 2.1 and the streamer allows you to set the 4K @ 60Hz output through the settings. I played through Kodi my entire library of test files that include 4K content at data rates of up to 250Mbps, Dolby Vision HDR tests, HDR10, HDR10 Plus, HLG – everything was detected successfully and played without stuttering. It is important to note that the connectivity of the streamer was wired through the built-in 1Gb connector.

Bitstream’s capability for advanced audio formats does not work fully, only DTS, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus will work. The rest will be converted to PCM.

YouTube apps allow you to set an output of 60 @ 4K and it is played without Dropped Frames. With the AirScreen app, you can also cast your phone screen to the TV screen easily and reliably.

The Netflix app is not available for download through the Play Store, but only through installing the APK manually, but this is not recommended, because due to the lack of suitable HDCP here among other things, the maximum resolution that can be reached is only 480P. Through Beelink’s built-in store you can download a version of Netflix that will show HD, but it did not show stability and sometimes crashed, so I would not recommend building on that.

Beelink GT-King Pro Streamer

As mentioned earlier, the Streamer is equipped with a pair of ESS ES9018 converters which can provide a good audio experience from headphones, but I have a hard time believing that anyone will actually connect wired headphones to the Streamer for listening to music, it’s just inconvenient. What is comfortable with the audio is the fact that the streamer is equipped with Bluetooth 4.1, so it is very convenient to connect headphones and continue to hear at a high volume when all the other members of the household are already dreaming dreams. The Bluetooth supported protocol for audio is SBS and AAC.

Summary

Playing video content in 4K is not a demanding task, the Raspberry Pi does it with great success and costs only $ 35, so some of you may be wondering why you need a processor as powerful as the S922X-H in the Beelink GT-King Pro ? Well, the answer is relatively simple, only for those who play games it can be useful and the powerful capabilities of the CPU will be reflected. On the other hand, isn’t it simpler to play on a phone or tablet?

The GT-King Pro is one of the first streamers with the S922X-H processor, it comes with a certain price tag that makes the streamer one of the most expensive and one that only two cost of NVIDIA Shield. The Streamer comes with some of the best build quality available and quite similar to devices from Minix in terms of build quality.

Whoever decides to buy the Beelink GT-King Pro, will win one of the most powerful streamers on the market today, one that will allow you to have fun playing alone or with the kids in the living room without burying them in front of the phone screen. Of course you should be equipped with a suitable gaming controller. Then, you can watch their favorite content, in 4K in all its glory with HDR.

Link to purchase –>> Beelink GT-King Pro

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