Few TV-Sticks have been seen lately by AliExpress, although from time to time one comes out like the G96 powered by a Quad Core Allwinner H313 processor.
A small media player that comes this time with Android TV 10 as the operating system, since the rest of its configuration is quite basic. As always in this small format we have minimal connectivity options, and we can’t find the necessary certificates to play paid streaming in high quality, if we’re looking for that, it’s better to go for a streaming-certified Android Box.
In short, the G96 is an Android stick only suitable for basic use and driven by the low-end SoC such as the Allwinner H313 whose performance you can check in one of our Review.
TV-Stick G96 Specifications
The G96 Android stick is powered by Allwinner H313 SoC. A Quad Core chip with ARM Cortex-A53 processors that integrates Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with native decoding of h.265 and VP9 codecs and support for HDR10 video.
We have versions on board with 2 GB of PDDR3 RAM memory and 8/16 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the micro SD card reader that this equipment includes on the side of its small plastic box.
As for wireless connectivity, this TV-stick has dual-band Wi-Fi AC and Bluetooth 4.0. As connectors, we only have an HDMI 2.0 video output, a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm jack to connect the IR sensor extension and a micro USB port for power.
An IR remote control with microphone and hotkeys to the Netflix and YouTube apps are also delivered with this small mediaplayer.
Price and availability
- The small G96 dongle with Allwinner H313 SoC can be purchased on AliExpress from around €22 / $21 with free shipping.