KM1 Classic, the cheapest of the 3 and equipped with 2GBs RAM & 16GBs storage.
Then there's the Deluxe which I have here, which is equipped with 4GBs RAM & 32GBs of storage.
Lastly, and the most expensive of them all...the KM1 Collective packing 4GBs of RAM & 64GB of Storage.
MECOOL KM1 DELUXE SPECIFICATIONS
CPU: AMLOGIC S905X3 QUAD-CORE (UP TO 1.9GHZ)
GPU: MALI-G31 MP2
RAM: 4GB (DDR4)
WI-FI: DUAL-BAND AC (2T2R)...**See below for brief explanation on what 2T2R means.
OS: GOOGLE CERTIFIED ANDROID 10 (ATV)
LED INDICATOR: SMART BREATHING LIGHT
DRM: MICROSOFT PLAYREADY, GOOGLE WIDEVINE L1
HDR: 4K HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, AND TECHNICOLOR HDR PROCESSING
1X USB 2.0
1X USB 3.0
1X POWER (DC 5V)
1X MICRO-SD CARD
1X 10/100M ETHERNET
1X HDMI (V2.1 & HDCP 2.2) UP TO 4K@60FPS
MACHINE SIZE/WEIGHT: 100*100*17.5MM / 143G
1X GIFT BOX
1X VOICE REMOTE
1X HDMI CABLE
1X USER MANUAL
**2T2R stands for 2 Transmitter, 2 receivers. This like MIMO stands for “multiple input, multiple output.” A 4×4 MIMO device has four antennas for four simultaneous data streams, while a 2×2 MIMO or 2T2R like this Mecool KM1 Deluxe has two simultaneous data streams. Offering 100% increase in throughput versus a single antenna setup. As shown in the video below, this I believe helped the box achieve faster network speeds than via the 100Mbps limited Ethernet port.
Check out my review video below to find all you'll ever need to know about this Android TV Box. Network & File-Transfer speed tests, Benchmarks, 3D Game-play, Emulator Gaming, Local Media Playback using Kodi (I ran tests on VLC too but omitted it to prevent an even lengthier video ), and Video Streaming performance from ALL major providers. Such as free Live TV via the Plex app & also streaming high bitrate 4K UHD HEVC bluray content off my Windows 10 PC Server, Hulu (Live TV & VOD), Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, ESPN+, Crunchyroll, iFlix, UnifiTV, PlayTV@Unifi, Twitch, Vimeo, Play Movies & TV, YouTube, Smart YouTube TV, YouTube Kids, and not to forget...ehem IPTV apk up to 4K... So I hope you good folks enjoy it and as usual it helps you in your buying decision.
*No root and thus no AFRd support
*Single USB 3.0 port
*Netflix max 540p. There might be a way to get it up to at least 1080P. But since no official support? I didn't want to mod/tweak until that level as most people wouldn't want to do all that if Netflix is a priority. Best to use the bundled app on your TV or a Netflix certified box.
*UnifiTV & playtv@unifi crashes...Typical TM..zzz... Although it could just be that particular version. Who knows an update might fix it.
*DTS-HD MA & DD+ (core Dolby Digital passed-through)
*No DTS:X or Dolby ATMOS or Dolby Vision support
*Unkilled stutters and poor emulator gaming performance.
*OTA FW Updates
*Local media Playback (Somewhat)
*Official Android 10
*Google Voice Assistant, Google Cast & Google Home
*Bundled remote with dedicated buttons
*Fast eMMc storage speeds
*IPTV up to 4K
*YouTube up to 4K HDR
*Prime up to 4K UHD
*Gaming (Most ATV OS Games).
*Full Dolby Digital & DTS supported up to 7.1.
*Disney+ Mobile App (up to 4K HDR)
*Disney+ Android TV (maxes out at SD)
*Astro Go might work.
*No YouTube 8K
Thanks to fellow forummer Scissorshand who graciously lent me his device for this review. So.... The usual, kindly smash the like button, share and sub to my YouTube channel in appreciation, every bit counts. I appreciate all who have shown their support by subscribing. More in-depth reviews, tutorials n stuff coming.. Thanks.
Some Info & Purchase URLs
Official Mecool KM1 Product Page
Purchase from Shopee Malaysia
Purchase from Lazada Malaysia
Purchase from Gearbest
Purchase from Geekbuying
This post has been edited by voncrane: Nov 23 2020, 10:44 AM