so this is simply one of the most
powerful boxes I’ve ever reviewed on my channel this is the B link GT King now
this has the s922X Hexa-core CPU we’re talking about full gigs of DDR four
memory five gigahertz Wi-Fi Gigabit Ethernet
USB 3 Android nine this box really does have it all now
at the same time I have seen some reviews online and there have been some
reports where people have me some issues mainly regarding the UI the user
interface with this box now it’ll be interesting to see if my box has the
same problems and if this can actually be fixed by a firmware update so let’s
go through a quick unboxing I take it a setup process and let’s see if this is
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okay so first up we go back to your box here we can see it’s got a really nice
skull looking logo do you believe these actually light up when you turn it on
it’s got a very nice graph I like finish here you’ve got the B link logo at the
front here you have nothing on this side you have nothing on the back here we can
see we have one USB 2 port we have the HDMI out we do have Gigabit Ethernet and
you also have an optical out for you audio purists here you’ve got the AV out
port on this side we have two USB 3 ports and a memory card slot so in total
we have three USB ports two USB 3 and a single USB 2 port underneath you got
some rubber feed and I can see there’s actually no Evan so it’d be interesting
to see this box actually heats up a lot during use ok we have the standard UK
power brick we have HDMI cable we have the standard cardio gear are you
depressed are you happy you get the small user manual but as we know what
all of these boxes guys it’s always just a case of plug an HDMI cable plug in the
power cable and you’re pretty much good to go
and here we can you see the remote control guys it’s quite interesting
shaped I can see we have a button here which must be for a virtual mouse
pointer your virtual master go and over here we can see this does come with the
built-in a voice search so I will be testing that out so this is everything
inside the box let me now plug this in and I’ll take it
the setup process okay so two quick points firstly this remote control as we
can see is actually a built-in air mouse which is actually quite interesting
because I’ve know she had that with another Android box so this should
provide a easy way to navigate around apks etc and also this is not actually a
Bluetooth remote this actually came with a small USB receiver so I’ve just
plugged that into the USB 2 port as an upwind wasting USB 3 ports on a remote
control so that’s all plugged in let’s quickly go through the setup process ok
so this is the default launcher you get with the GT King I mean it does look a
bit dated now I think the first beam link books are reviewed a few years back
actually had the same launcher so they haven’t really made much in terms of
changes or improvements now of course we know what the Android box is you could
always install a custom launcher but it would be nice with such a new box such a
powerful box that they should have really put some improvements into this
let’s go into settings now before we do that actually so as I mentioned about
the virtual mouse now the good thing is you can actually turn it off so this
button is actually to turn the virtual Mouse on and off let me press that now
here we can see the mass is on but I think for normal navigation around the
UI using the directional pad and the Enter key I think it’s more than enough
so it’s good that we can actually turn that Mouse off so let me do that now ok
that’s gone off let’s go over to settings okay we can just confirm this
is running Android version 9 and this is the GT King if I scroll down and we can
see that the build number is 902 p0 so I will be checking to see if there’s a new
firmware out for this particular box and we can see this is a 64 gig device and
we have about 52 or 53 gigs of space we can use on the device out of the box so
I off the books we can see we do get a couple of applications built in we’ve
got the native building file explorer the music application you got the
standard browser the App Store one of the other things I noticed they
installed was this app market now this is very similar to aptoide so this would
like to access some other applications are not normally available under
standard Play Store so for going to that now so you can see the guy applications
like the K application and some other things down there and some other
applications there so let’s say for example to install Netflix let’s click
on that click on download and we just now downloading Netflix directly onto
this device so just having this custom Play Store is another way between your
applications onto this device now in this box because I don’t believe it has
the official certification from Netflix you’re not going to be able to play
definition or 4k playback or Netflix there must be able to see is a 480p
let’s click on done let’s try some 4k video but really guys a box this
powerful I’m not expecting any kind of issues with any kind of 4k type playback
even 60 frames per second won’t be any issue for this book okay let’s just turn
the volume down to make sure I don’t get any copyright warnings and let’s go over
to settings and because he’s already said to 4k and just to confirm we can’t
see set to 4k there let’s see what kind of quality we go and we can see looks
razor sharp really clear and let’s Ford that bit because that’s really buttery
smooth no structuring no lag and that is actually playing over my 5 gigahertz
Wi-Fi network but we can see guys that is super smooth let’s try a different
one and we can see guys super smooth playback no stuttering no lag this
book’s gonna easily handle any kind of and lastest guys I mean I don’t think
there’s any doubt anywhere but we can see this box can handle super smooth 4k
playback it looks really good I’m not seeing any kind of drop frames
or anything like that it really is a fantastic picture so 4k streaming from
YouTube or any other application we can see this box handles it no problem but
what about 4k streaming from a USB sticks so just plugged in my USB 3 stick
into the USB 3 port let’s try some 4k video from a USB Drive and let’s see how
this box handles are let’s open up this application ok let’s go to my USB stick
let’s try some of this 4k content okay so this is a 4k HDR a clip we can see
it’s running very very smoothly no kind of like Legos structuring again
very very smooth in fact I’m just turn the volume down it’s want to make sure I
don’t get any copyright warnings but we can see guys ice working very very
smoothly ok this is a samsung 4k demo again we can see no she’s playing that
lets Ford that a bit now we can see that the seek time is very very fast for that
bit more I mean to be fair a books off this power with this kind of CPU and GPU
I didn’t really think there’ll be any problems playing this kind of content
anyway but again it’s always nice just to confirm that if you were to buy this
box you’ll have no issue playing 4k content from your streams and
also 4k content from a local hard drive or a USB stake Eric that’s working
absolutely fine now before we just try some games let me
just do a quick demo with the voice search so let’s press and hold this
what’s the weather in London Alex it’s working absolutely fine let’s try
something else what’s the weather in Washington so you
can also want the normal questions you can ask to a Google device and get the
answers like that we can also ask you to open up applications so for example if I
say open YouTube now exactly then launches the application so non leaking
actually ask your questions you can also get it to control your Android box as
well okay let’s try a bit of gaming we’ll do a bit of Android gaming will
try bit of emulation with the Dreamcast emulator I would also do bit of happy
check for some retro gaming so let’s see how this box handles gaming it’s the
first time we’ve got asphalt 8 and I’m using my trusty games g4s controller
says gamepad has been detected let’s click on play so this box is supposed to
have one the latest generation GPUs so I’m hoping we should see some good
performance all right let’s see if TD UK can actually drive ah our eyes at the
end ok okay I’ll do a boost is it this one
nice break there you go ok built for boost there straight into the wall ok
alright let’s try that again oh you can see guys very very smooth
graphics all right bill skidding there make that jump ah all right after class
but we can see this beam link gt1 has no problems playing this game okay let’s
try some Dreamcast emulation semester using the Dreamcast emulator called
redream which is completely free and available on the Play Store the thing is
with the free version the graphics do look a bit pixelated to get the HD
quality graphics you have to pay are things like five six dollars which I
haven’t done but either way we can see the performance of this guys it’s still
actually a very very good very smooth that you go take that done and of course
as we can see here guys this box has no issues emulating any of the n64 classic
games and kindly say Mario Kart was one of my favourite games of all time I
should do leave me a comment below and let me know which classic game from the
old Nintendo or Sega days did you spend most of your time playing okay let’s try
ice ball there you go okay to take that right in the sensitive
area sub-zero wins cadets try quick speed
test so we know my negative speed is run about 70 72 Meg so you can see on this
wireless connection because this does have both 5 gigahertz and 2.4 gigahertz
Wi-Fi I’m getting more or less my native speed so that’s a very good speed test
result there let’s try one more time yep so more or less my maximum speed can
be achieved using the 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi oh now for your advanced users we can
see that the be link GT King does come routed out of the box and once again we
can just confirm it is running Android 9 now in terms of pure benchmarks when I
ran the antutu 7 benchmark on this box absolutely blown away with the score and
as we can just see here guys this box gets over 109 thousand marks that’s
definitely a first on the TD UK channel so this is definitely by far the most
powerful box our ever reviewed on my channel now of course before you guys
say I’ve never tried the Nvidia shield and fair play I haven’t but in terms of
the boxes I have reviewed this box is definitely top of the list
now guys in starting this video last week there’s actually been three
over-the-air updates for the B link GT King box now as we can see hey guys lots
of updates lots of optimizations and lots of minor
bug fixes one of the fixes that I did notice was there was an issue with
Netflix weight inertia play with sound and I can see that she fixed her with
this particular release so I highly recommend if you do go out and buy this
box do check for OTA updates because some of the earlier teething problems
have with this box have been fixed it looks like billing have been very
very busy I mean releasing three updates after releasing this box it just shows
to me that be linked all very serious about making this box work so once again
guys if you’re going to get this box definitely check for OTA updates and
here we can you see well done on my GT King boxes I’ve installed a custom
launcher with some custom widgets and we can see it just looks so much nicer I
mean this particular launcher is called the ATV launcher and you can get it from
my downloads page so you can see just navigating around here clicking on
things is just a lot more smoother than the default launcher you get on this and
I would say overall probably the biggest issue with this box is the fact that
it’s let down by some poor software I mean with the default launcher one of
the issues I did notice with the default launcher is if some application asks you
to allow permission as soon as you set the permission although the permission
does go through the launcher she resets back to the home screen so there
definitely is some bugs with the default software on this but right now I’ve
managed to get around monsters bugs by just using a custom launcher which are
passing things weren’t the nicest launches out there anyway which once
again is called the atv launcher and you can get this directly from our website
several guys I do have mixed feelings about this box and on the positive side
it has a very very strong hardware the quad core actually is not quad core is
it it’s the hexa core s9 22 X CPU it really is one of the most powerful CPUs
you can get on any under box right now this has ddr4 memory has USB 3 has
Gigabit Ethernet it really does have a lot going for it has an MS built-in we
see here we can use that so lots of great features guys but I really do
think it is let down by the software so the default launcher on these beening
devices really does need an upgrade now because it really has been the same for
just too long now and really does need the upgrade on top of the older this box
can easy handle 4k content that we saw from YouTube or for my USB stick
unfortunately both Netflix and Amazon Prime will only playback in 480p so if
that’s a showstopper for you it is worth mentioning that so the overall summary
is fantastic hardware really great specs let down by some poor software now again
the software issues can be addressed by either a firmware update or if you don’t
wait for that you can also install a custom launcher like I’ve done now if
you guys are interested in this box I do actually have a special discount code so
to have a look in the video description also leave me a comment guys let me know
you think about this box and I’ll hopefully catch up with you guys real
soon thanks