eelink GT1mini-2 is the latest TV Box form Beelink brand powered by the new Amlogic S905X3. Will the new GT1mini-2 TV Box with the new S905X3 SoC works the same or better from identical Beelink GTmini-A? You will find out from this review. We encourage you to read the\u00a0Beelink GT1mini-2 review. Together we follow the standard stages of our review.\nI want to say thanks to\u00a0Beelink brand\u00a0(Shenzhen AZW Technology Co., Ltd company)\u00a0for sending us a\u00a0Beelink GT1 Mini-2\u00a0to review.\n\nAvailability and price\nNow\u00a0GT1 Mini-2 Android TV Box with new S905X3 SoC and voice remote control is\u00a0available on\u00a0Gearbest for $79.99 (4GB DDR4\/64GB eMMC) and also on Geekbuying for $53.99 (2GB DDR4\/16GB), $75.99 (4GB DDR4\/32GB) and $79.99 (4GB DDR4\/64GB eMMC).\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2 Review: Product details\n\n\n\n\n\nGT1 Mini-2 TV Box Specifications:\n\nCPU \u2013 Amlogic S905X3 quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor @ 1.9 GHz\nGPU \u2013 Arm Mali-G31MP2\nMemory \u2013 4GB DDR4 RAM\nStorage \u2013 64GB eMMC flash, Micro SD slot\nVideo & Audio Output\n\nHDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 75 Hz with HDCP 2.2, 3D, ALLM (Auto low latency mode) support\n3.5mm AV jack for composite video (480i\/576i) and stereo audio\n\n\nVideo Playback\n\n10-bit H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K @ 60fps, AVS2-P2 up to 4K @ 60fps, H.264\/AVC up to 4K @ 30fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p60, MPEG-4 ASP up to 1080p60 (ISO-14496), etc..\nHDR \u2013 Dolby Vision optional, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and PRIME HDR processing\n\n\nConnectivity \u2013 Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11 b\/g\/n\/ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.0\nUSB \u2013 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port\nMisc \u2013 Digital LED display on front panel, upgrade pinhole\nPower Supply \u2013 5V\/2A\nDimensions \u2013 77 x 77 x 17mm\nWeight \u2013 120 grams\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe box included everything that you need to get started:\n\nGT1mini-2 TV Box\nPower Adapter \nHDMI Cable\nRemote Control with air mouse feature\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more Beelink GT1mini-2 TV Box and bundled accessories.\n\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2 Review: First impressions, settings, overview of features\nGT1 mini-2 TV Box looks the same as Beelink GT1 mini, and Beelink GTmini-A (review GTmini-A here), however is powered by Amlogic S905X3 SoC and also supports voice remote control, but runs on Android 9.0 OS.\nTV Box is also solidly made of good quality plastic. Compared to GTmini-A TV Box, the top cover in addition to the standard Beelink logo has embossing. Ports in the same places as in other versions. On the front panel is an IR receiver. On one side there is a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 and TF card slot. On the rear panel are DC jack, Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet port, HDMI 2.1, and AV port. At the bottom of the device, there are also 2 rubber strips to prevent shifting, holes, reset hole, and information about the serial number.\nBeelink GT1 Mini-2 also comes with the same 2.4G wireless remote control with an air mouse feature. Voice Remote Control works well. Recognizes voice commands without any problem. Just press the button with the microphone symbol and say the command. All you have to do is put the USB receiver in the USB port at TV Box (Works with other Android TV Box).\n\n\n\n\nGT1mini-2 Review: Impressions from the use\nThe launcher is known from other TV Boxes from Beelink, you can also display the feature bar. Resolution of FHD 1920\u00d71080 (1080p 60Hz) but you can also adjust the preferred resolution or set the auto switch. TV Box works stable, but sometimes, you feel the delay in access, for example, to the application. Unfortunately, we can already tell you that TV Box requires optimization and firmware update.\nFirst of all, there is a problem with WiFi and Ethernet, more precisely with the speed of Wifi. Download \u2013 19.89Mbps Upload \u201326Mbps (works too slowly on the dual-band WiFi 802.11ac standard). We were also unable to check, with any previously used application for testing Internet speed, to test connections via Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet). You need to install the AirScreen application for Miracast.\nIf you need to control the TV Box through a smartphone, you can use the Android TV Remote Control appl or our favorite CetusPlay (Install CetusPlay On TV\/Box app on TV box and open, Install CetusPlay on a smartphone). \nIn addition to the bluetooth remote control with voice feature, we used a standard keyboard, mouse, and a gamepad from iPega called iPega PG-9076 (paired via bluetooth).\nUnfortunately, TV Box only supports YouTube FHD (1080p) and Netflix up to 540p (we have installed the Netflix version v4.16.1). To tests video playback we installed the latest Kodi 18.3 \u201cLeia\u201d. Of course, you can play in games (PUBG, Beach Buggy Racing, Asphalt 8 ect.) without a problem just connect gamepad or keyboard. We used iPega PG-9076 gamepad (paired via bluetooth). Below some screenshots.\n\n\n\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2: Operating system and components\nThe GTmini-2 TV Box runs on the Android 9.0, Kernel version 4.9.113. The TV Box comes with firmware build number 101P0. TV Box is equipped with new Amlogic S905X3 processor with 4x Arm Cortex-A55 @ 1.91 GHz and GPU Mali-G31 MP2, CPU speed between 100MHz and 1.91GHz. On the following screens, you can see exactly the components used and their specification (Information taken from the CPU-Z app, the application does not yet recognize Amlogic S905X3 SoC). After using the DRM info (app) we know that GT1 Mini-2 TV Box only supports Google Widevine, and not supported HDR (High Dynamic Range). The device also has root access. Below screenshots.\n\n\n\nPerformance tests and benchmarks\nFor testing, we use the AnTuTu Video Tester 3.0 app and AnTuTu Benchmark 7. 2.0.\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2 Review: Video Tests\nAntutu Video the result 984 and one unsupported codec. Video playback by Kodi 18.3 Leia runs almost smoothly and stable. \nThe TV Box without problem seems plays movies with the resolution of 480p,720p, and 1080p (24fps, 30fps, 60fps) and also 4K (60fps) with various codecs videos such as H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, and audio \u2013 DTS and AC3. Dolby Digital 5.1 passthrough worked fine via HDMI. Also, we tested several video formats \u2013 AVI, MKV, MP4 (typical formats in which it holds the majority of movies), ISO and also videos was played fine. The tested TV Box plays video files in 4K (also 60fps) almost without any major problems.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nVideo Playback via Kodi 18.3\nThe following table of video samples tested for Kodi 18.3. TV Box plays the video on YouTube only in 1080p.\n\n\n\nTypical 1080p\nKodi 18.3\n\n\nMPEG2 \/ MP2 2.0 \u2013 6.6Mbps\nOK\n\n\nMPEG4 \/ MP3 2.0 \u2013 7.6Mbps\nOK\n\n\nH264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 7.2Mbps\nOK\n\n\nVC1 \/ WMA3 2.0 \u2013 25Mbps\nOK\n\n\nVP8 \/ VORBIS 2.0 \u2013 7.8Mbs\nOK\n\n\nJellyfish 1080p HEVC 10bit \u2013 90Mbps\nOK\n\n\n4K Video\n \n\n\nSintel \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 24fps\nOK\n\n\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 30fps\nOK\n\n\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 60fps\nNot smooth, delay in sound\n\n\nHoney Bees \u2013 96fps\nOK\n\n\nSkyfall \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 10Mbps\nOK\n\n\nPuppies Bath \u2013 h264\/AAC 2.0\nOK\n\n\nCinemartin H265\/HEVC\nOK\n\n\nTears of steel \u2013 60fps\nOK\n\n\nHD Club Chimei \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 60Mbps\nOK\n\n\nJellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit \u2013 140Mbps\nOK\n\n\nJellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit \u2013 200\/250\/300\/400Mbps\nAlmost smooth\n\n\nLG Demo \u2013 Istanbul 3840\u00d72160 MP4\/H264 8bit \u2013 116Mbps\nOK\n\n\nSony 4K \u2013 Camp HDR MP4\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 75.8Mbps\nOK\n\n\nDemo Samsung 2014 \u2013 USA Road Trip TS\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 51.4Mbps\nOK\n\n\nSamsung UHD DUBAI TS\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 51Mbps\nOK\n\n\nH.265\/VP9 Video\n \n\n\nTears of steel \u2013 H265-HVEC \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 15Mbps\nOK\n\n\nYoutube \u2013 VP9 \/ 1080p\nOK\n\n\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 Eye of the Storm 4K Ultra HD.webmv\nOK\n\n\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 10 Incredible 4K (Ultra HD) Videos.webmv\nOK\n\n\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 Australia \u2013 Land Down Under in 4K.webmv\nOK\n\n\n\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2 Review: Benchmarks\nBelow Benchmark screenshots we were able to do: AnTuTu Benchmark, GeekBench 4, 3D Mark: Ice Storm Extreme, Sling Shot, Sling Shot Extreme, GPUBench. GT1mini-2 TV Box has the internal memory benchmarks: Read 142.35MB\/s \u2013 Write 79.00MB\/s. RAM copy speed was 2773.88MB\/s.\nUnfortunately, we expected better results. Comparing S905X2 SoC vs. S905X3, results for GT1mini-2 with S905X3 SoC should be better than benchmark results for GTmini-A with S905X2 SoC. Unfortunately they are worse. Perhaps it is a matter of (again) optimization.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2: Conclusions\n\n\n\n\n\nBeelink GT1mini-2 with S905X3 SoC has great potential, otherwise it requires optimization. Too slow Wifi, no possibility to test the ethernet speed, minor bugs, Youtube only 1080p (Netflix can be skipped), and weaker benchmarks are not satisfactory. After all, it's not bad, but we hope that the new update will bring a lot of improvement.