Beelink GT1 Ultimate Review

Beelink GT1 Ultimate Review

 

This Beelink GT1 Ultimate Review was written by Troy from TROYPOINT after extensively using this Android Kodi Box for two weeks.

The Beelink GT1 Ultimate comes in a small size, measuring at only 96 mm wide and 96 mm long.  The top of the device sports a sleek-looking triangle glossy pattern which adds a nice touch.  This device would appear as a state-of-the-art streaming box within anyone’s entertainment center.

The remote that comes with the Beelink GT1 Ultimate is different than your typical Android TV Box remotes.  This one includes buttons for your television such as power, volume up, and volume down.  To use the television buttons, you must use the learn button on the remote with the proper codes for your specific tv brand.  The remote also includes a mouse toggle button, a delete button, volume up/down buttons, and a settings button to name a few.  I enjoy using this remote due to the additional options.

The user interface is very easy to use and includes a “My Favorite” section on the home screen where you can add your favorite apps.  It also includes two other panels that you can modify to your liking which are labeled for video and game applications.  One thing I don’t like is that you can’t edit the other icons on the home screen and some of them I wouldn’t use on a regular basis.

The Beelink GT1 Ultimate comes with Kodi installed but they have changed the name to Qodi.  So, the icon on the front page reads “Qodi”, but it still launches the Kodi build that Beelink has installed on the system.  I am assuming that they have changed the name of this to avoid any types of legal problems with Kodi.  The pre-installed “Qodi” comes with some of the popular addons but not all of them.  I went ahead and deleted “Qodi” from the device, went into Google Play Store and installed the most recent version of real Kodi which is Krypton 17.0 at the time of this writing.  After doing this, the icon on the home page named “Qodi” will now launch our new version of Kodi Krypton that I just installed.

The Beelink GT1 Ultimae also comes with an application called QodiMate which is meant to be an addons installer for Kodi.  You can think of this as an app store for Kodi but it doesn’t include many of the better addons that are currently available.

The device also is equipped with an update and backup manager that makes it easy to update the firmware when there is a new version released for the device.

Android 6.0 comes installed on the Beelink GT1 Ultimate which is nice, especially due to the fact that Kodi 17 Krypton now requires at least 5.0 to run.

The device includes a very powerful processor that you will now fine on many of the top-end Android TV Kodi boxes which is the Amlogic S912 2.0GHz,Octa Core.  This powerful processor provides smooth streaming and quick interaction with the various menu items within the user interface.

Download and upload speeds for the Beelink GT1 Ultimate were great.  On a wireless connection, download speed was at 133.33 Mbps with upload speed at 19.79 Mbps.  On a wired connection directly into the router, download speed was 133.66 Mbps and upload speed was 18.50 Mbps.

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Beelink GT1 Ultimate Review


Beelink GT1 Ultimate Home Screen
Beelink GT1 Ultimate Video Screen
Beelink GT1 Ultimate Game Screen

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IMPORTANT!  GearBest will be celebrating its 3rd Year Anniversary, starting soon!  CLICK HERE FOR SPECIAL DEALS, COUPONS, AND MORE!

Important Note:  Internet service providers are starting to block or throttle access to Kodi addons and Android streaming apps.  Also, your Internet service provider is keeping logs of all your Internet activity.  Below, you will find a link to a tutorial that will provide instructions on how to setup a VPN on an Android TV Box. 

How To Install VPN On Android TV Box

Things I like about the Beelink GT1 Ultimate Android TV Box

  • A powerful device with an Octa Core processor, 3G of RAM and 32G of storage space
  • User inteface is easy to customize
  • The H.265  decoding provides nice streaming for large files
  • Nice remote with some features not found on other Android TV Boxes
  • Works excellent with Rii I8 Mini 2.4Ghz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard With Mouse
  • The price is excellent for this powerful Android Kodi box.

What I don’t like about the Beelink GT1 Ultimate

  • Home screen isn’t customizable except for favorites area.
  • Don’t like Kodi being named “Qodi” within the system.  This is mis-leading and Qodi launcher button on home screen is a little bothersome.

Would I use the Beelink GT1 Ultimate As A Primary Streaming Device Within My Home?

Yes, I would use the Beelink GT1 Ultimate as my primary streaming device within my home network if I mainly used Kodi.  The 3G of RAM will help with Kodi buffering and the 32G of storage is a nice step up from the other Android boxes on the market today.

What’s In The Box?

  • Beelink GT1 Ultimate Android TV Box
  • IR Remote
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • English Manual

*2 AAA batteries not included for remote

Beelink GT1 Ultimate Android TV Box Specs

Operating System: Android 6.0
CPU: Amlogic S912 2.0GHz,Octa Core
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3
RAM: 3G RAM
RAM Type: DDR4
ROM: 32G
Max. Extended Capacity: 64G
WiFi: 5G WiFi
Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,H.265,HD MPEG4
Video format: 3D,4K,AVI,DAT,H.265,ISO,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG-1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,WMV
Audio format: AAC,DTS,FLAC,MP3,OGG,RM,WMA
Photo Format: GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth4.0
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: DC 5V,HDMI,LAN,Micro SD Card Slot,SPDIF,USB2.0
Language: Multi-language
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: DLNA,ISO Files,Miracast
KODI Pre-installed: No
Remote Controller Battery: 2 x AAA Battery ( not included )
Product weight: 0.1930 kg
Package weight: 0.4430 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 9.60 x 9.60 x 1.60 cm / 3.78 x 3.78 x 0.63 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 17.30 x 13.90 x 5.40 cm / 6.81 x 5.47 x 2.13 inches

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Important Note:  Internet service providers are starting to block or throttle access to Kodi addons and Android streaming apps.  Also, your Internet service provider is keeping logs of all your Internet activity.  Below, you will find a link to a tutorial that will provide instructions on how to setup a VPN on an Android TV Box. 

How To Install VPN On Android TV Box

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