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    2018, June

    0 Amlogic S905X vs Rockchip RK3328 vs Allwinner H6 Processors – Benchmarks & Features Comparison

    Rockchip, Amlogic and Allwinner are all battling for the lower and mid range segment of the TV box market, so it may be interesting to compare their solutions. We won’t look into the ultra low-end market with 32-bit ARM Cortex A7 processor, but instead compare some of the recent quad core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 processor for 4K HDR TV box from the company with respectively Amlogic S905X, Rockchip RK3328, and Allwinner H6 SoCs.

    We’ll compare some of the benchmarks obtained with Android TV boxes, as well as other features like video support, USB and Ethernet interfaces.

    0 AK1 Celeron J3455 Mini PC Review

    Hardware

    CPU:Intel Celeron J3455
    GPU:Intel HD Graphics 500
    RAM:4GB DDR3L
    ROM:32GB eMMC
    WiFi:Ac3165 Dual Band2.4G/5G
    LAN: Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000M
    Bluetooth: BT V4.0

    Interfaces

    USB port:2xUSB 3.0;2xUSB 2.0;1xType C;support USB disk and USB HDD
    Card reader: TF Card (up to 128GB)
    HDMI Port: HDMI 1.4
    Microphone audio: 3.5mm Microphone jack x1

    0 Nexbox T11 Review

     Nexbox T11 4G/64 Review

    0 Finding The Best WiFi Channel - Auto Isn't Always Right!

    When using the default mode of many home networking products, Wi-Fi channels are selected automatically by the access point/modem/range extender.
    This works to try and ensure you have a less congested/interference prone channel (frequency) in use. If everyone around you has Wi-Fi networks on channel 6, then you could head down to channel 1 or up to 13. Some devices will be configured to only allow certain channels, you may need to let it know the country you’re in, as different government regulations apply in different countries.

    If channel is set to Auto then the modem/router will try to find the best channel (for all devices connected) to use. However this can lead to some areas of the house having weaker performance.

    Setting the channel manually allows you to tweak the range/shape of the area covered well by WiFi as different frequencies react/suffer with physical environments/signal blocking pillars etc.

    The best approach would be to install something like WiFi Analyzer on your DroidBOX®. Check which channels are empty. If possible, try to be 6 channels (for the 2.4GHz channels, above also applies but with different numbers on 5GHz channels) away from anyone else.
    When you change the channel on your modem/router, check if you need to restart just the AP part of the modem, or completely reboot the modem. You’ll sometimes need to specifically save changes first. Once you’ve found the channel which gives you the strongest signal, with the least amount of competing (neighbours’) WiFi networks near it (in terms of channels) then you’re done.

    The app’s title (WiFi Analyzer) does a pretty good job of describing its function. You can find it at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer

    You can either install the app on your DroidBOX® device, or if you have an Android phone or tablet install it on that and open the app with your phone/tablet in the same area as your DroidBOX® device.

    When you first start it up, you’ll see a graph visualizing any WiFi networks your device can detect. The channels are along the bottom, from 1 to 14, and the signal strength is on the vertical axis. If you’re looking to see which channel you should consider setting on your modem/router/WiFi access point, then you want the least congested area of the graph. If you see five networks on channel 1, but none of them peak above the -90dBm range, that is a better channel to choose than say 6 or 13, if those other channels have only one other WiFi network (from a neighbour or local business for example), but their strength is above -60dBm. If your device is dual band, you will find a 2.4GHz/5GHz icon you can click to switch between them.

    To ensure that your channel selection is best for devices anywhere in your house or garden, install the app on your Android phone/tablet, and walk around your property. You’ll find that you can sweep the graph left or right to have the app analyse the same information, but present it in a different manner. One of the pages will show you which channel the app thinks would be best to place your own WiFi network on. Keep it on this page and wander around. Prioritize the channels recommended near the DroidBOX®, and any other areas of your house/garden that you often spend time in when wanting to access the internet.