New Box that we found on AliExpress with the name of G7 PRO, this time based on the Quad Core AMlogic S905Y4 processor.
A Chinese Box that comes with Android TV 11 installed as a system and with an interesting entry-level AMlogic SoC of which you can read our review and which, among others, includes native decoding of the AV1 codec.
The rest of the specifications of they are quite classic, and we will only highlight that the seller assures in the advertising that it has a Widevine L1 certification to be able to view paid streaming services such as Netflix or HBO Max in FHD video quality, something that remains to be seen. Unfortunately, it would not be the first Chinese box model that claims this, and then it is a lie, you have other options for this.
G7 PRO Specifications
The TV Box G7 PRO includes as a central element an AMlogic S905Y4 processor manufactured in 12nm. This chip is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A35 processors and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU clocked at 850 Mhz. This SoC includes AV1 codec decoding, support for video output up to 4K@60fps resolutions and compatibility with HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision technologies.
This Smart Box has 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32 GB of eMMc storage memory soldered on board that can be expanded from the included micro SD card reader on the side of the plastic box.
Other outstanding features
The G7 PRO has Dual Band Wi-Fi aC wireless connectivity with internal antennas and Bluetooth 4.2. The connectors included in the plastic box are two USB 2.0 ports, an analogue audio and video port, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.1 video output.
The operating system is Android TV 11 and a Bluetooth remote control is included to be able to use this Box with Android right out of the box, and it includes a microphone and direct access keys to streaming platforms.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box G7 PRO with SoC AMlogic S905Y4 can be purchased on AliExpress from around $32 / €33.11 with free shipping in its version with 2/16 GB.
- As always, we recommend the version with 4/32 GB for a few more bucks.