Z66XX Z2 Review : The 21st century has undoubtedly brought more options when it comes to entertainment at home. This includes Android TV boxes. They are set-top boxes that run on Google’s Android operating system. They are ideally very flexible devices that allow you to stream content to your TV via the internet or from the Android TV’s storage. In this article, I will be reviewing the Z66X Z2 TV Box. This TV Box SoC is by the tech giant ZTE. It is meant to enable one connect to a world of content as well as entertainment at home. One can browse web pages as well as photos. One can also play Android games.
- The Z66X Z2 TV Box supports 4K video quality.
- It also has inbuilt Wi-Fi.
- There is also LAN connectivity for wired internet
- The 2GB RAM enhances performance and ability to easily switch from one application to another as well as excellent gaming experience.
- The Z66X Z2 TV Box is powered by a charge adapter with a Digital Power Supply type.
- The Quad-core processor isn’t the best with regards to performance.
- The 16 GB maximum storage might not be adequate especially due to the 4K videos which take up huge storage space.
- The TV Box doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity.
How’s the Performance of New Processor?
The Z66X Z2 TV Box is equipped with a ZX296716 processor. The processor is a highly cost –effective one. It is promoted by the processor company and consequently, this makes the Z66XZ2 TV Box relatively cheap. It comes with a quad-core (four core) Cortex – A53 CPU. This CPU has a clock speed of up to 1.5 GHz.
The Z66X Z2 TV Box has a RAM OF 2GB. This ensures a seamless transition between applications without lag. It has an internal storage of either 8GB or 16 GB. This enables one to download and store content to view later.
How’s the GPU?
This is coupled with a Mali-450MP GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). This works essentially to manage and boost the performance of video and graphics. The TV Box has a full-4K high-performance SoC. It supports H.265 video decoding up to 2K x 4K at about 60 frames per second (fps). This means it supports 4K Ultra HD videos. It ensures that one is able to watch videos in detail with select HDR content. It offers vivid contrast, color and clarity. With unique GPU decoding operation, video playback on the Z66X Z2 TV Box is both clear and realistic.
The Z66X Z2 TV Box runs on Android 7.1. This enhances the Box’s performance. It ensures one can smoothly watch TV shows and watch movies.
For connectivity, the Z66X Z2 TV Box has built-in 2.4 G Wi-Fi. It supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. This essentially is a stable signal which is meant to enable one enjoy a high quality video experience. It also has LAN connectivity to connect to wired internet.
The HDMI version 2.0 enables one to send audio and video output to the TV seamlessly.
The Z66X Z2 TV Box also has USB connectivity to enable one connect to storage devices like flash drives.
The media supported by the Z66X Z2 TV Box is as follows:
Video format: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.263,H.264,H.265,RealVideo8/9/10
Audio format: AVI,DAT,ISO,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPG,RM,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV
photo format: AVI,DAT,ISO,MKV,MP4,MPEG,MPG,RM,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV
The Z66X Z2 TV Box is controlled by a remote which is powered by ( 2 x AAA batteries).
The package contents include:
1 x TV Box
1x Power Adapter
1 x Remote control
1 x English User Manual