The G11 Pro is a very cheap solution if we are looking for a retro console with the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, one of the best processor options for these purposes.
This is the typical Chinese Android Box with some additions, such as a pair of joysticks to play games without problems. As systems we have Android 9 preinstalled on the internal memory as in a normal TV-Box and EmuELEC 4.5 on a micro SD. Just insert the micro SD that boot EmuELEC and comes loaded with games, to start the Box in emulation mode and access the games, if we do not insert it, the Box will boot with Android. This small box has enough power to move most apps, play 4K UHD content at 60 fps without problems and 2D and some 3D games.
A simple and fairly inexpensive solution for those who do not want to complicate with installations and downloads of retro games. Although we have the option of using a TV-Box like this one with similar features and install EmuELEC.
G11 Pro Specifications
The G11 Pro box includes an AMlogic S905X3 SoC manufactured in 12nm. This chip is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A55 processors reaching up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, a processor of which you can read our comparison. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG support among others.
We also have inside with 2 GB of RAM DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. We also have a micro SD slot that is occupied with the amount of games that we select when purchasing.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we find Dual Band Wifi and Bluetooth for all available versions. The connectors included in the plastic box are the usual ones found in most boxes, two USB 2.0 ports, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, an analog audio and video output interface and an HDMI 2.0 video output.
Also included is an infrared remote control sufficient to operate at a basic level with Android 9 that comes by default.
Pricing and availability
- The G11 Pro can be purchased on sale at AliExpress from $49 with free fast shipping on its 64GB micro SD card version.