TV boxes are quite popular devices for your TV with many features, such as watching TV channels, movies, TV shows, or even play Android games. Therefore, today I would like to talk about a new model called BQEEL HK1 Play in this review.
The manufacturer offers a large selection of specifications and configurations and prices start at $26.87 for the minimum configuration and up to $53.99 for the maximum configuration.
TV box BQEEL HK1 Play offers Amlogic S905X2 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. I was pleasantly surprised by a large amount of internal memory, so BQEEL is a big plus. As for the rest, I suggest starting our testing with unpacking.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Specifications
|BQEEL HK1 Play TV Box:||Specs|
|Processor:||Amlogic S905X2 Quad Cores at 1.8 GHz|
|Graphics accelerator GPU:||Mali-G31|
|Ports:||1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI, DC Power Port, RJ45, TF card|
|Operating system:||Android 9.0|
|Size:||120.0 x 120.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Price:||$26 - $54|
BQEEL HK1 Play: Unboxing
I received a rectangular black box with the name of the company on the front side.
Inside the box, I discovered the following components – this is a TV box, power adapter, remote control, HDMI cable, and instruction.
It is also worth noting that when ordering, you can choose two different remotes, but the price will be different.
The package is standard and everything is packed well, I did not see big complaints. Now I would like to look at the TV box.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Design
TV box BQEEL HK1 Play is made of plastic with dimensions of 120.0 x 120.0 x 24.0 mm and weighing 100 grams. The build quality is good and brings a pleasant impression.
On the front side, I see various triangular patterns and blue stripes at different angles, the color changes. Also in the center is the model name – HK1 Play.
This surface is glossy, so fingerprints or scratches will be present during use, but it looks pretty.
On the side of the front, there is an infrared receiver for the remote.
On the right side is a slot for microSD card, USB 2.0 and 3.0.
On the back are the 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI port, Ethernet port and DC port for power. There is nothing on the left side.
In the lower part, there are air vents for cooling and in the center, there is a sticker with the main characteristics.
The design and dimensions do not stand out in comparison with other models of TV boxes. The appearance of the device is well suited for any interior in your living room. Also, HK1 Play in the test can be installed on the back of your TV.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Performance
At the core lies a modern processor called the Amlogic S905X2. This is a quad chip with a maximum frequency of 1.8 GHz. The processor works in conjunction with a graphics accelerator Mali-G31.
Also in my case, I got 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. But you can order a different configuration, for example, 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 12, 32, 64 and 128GB of memory.
The capabilities of the processor are capable of providing steel and smooth system operation, but also heavy games. For example, if you like to play Asphalt 8 or PUBG Mobile then for BQEEL HK1 Play in our test there will be no problems. Even heavy games will be playable but at the minimum graphics settings.
In tests such as Antutu, BQEEL HK1 Play scored 57535 points and GeekBench 4 are 688 and 1997 points in single-core and multi-core tests.
The video playback in 4K at 60 frames per second from a flash drive or Youtube, you will not have problems too. The video shows smoothly and the picture does not jump frames.
Netflix and Prime Video applications support maximum resolution at 480p.
The performance as for its price is fully consistent with the expectation. On TV, you can watch movies or even play heavy games without any problems.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Software
Like most modern TV boxes, BQEEL HK1 Play in our analisis runs on the latest Android 9.0 operating system.
The internal interface is similar to most Chinese competitors TV boxes, so if you have previously used, you will not have problems.
Even if you first met this interface, it is very simple and intuitive.
The exterior is a multi-colored cell with various possibilities. For example, My app, Play Store, Settings, Chrome, popular applications on the bottom of the device.
In the settings, you can see the various categories of devices, for example, how much memory is free. In my case, 117 GB of 128 GB.
Through the Play Store, you can install absolutely any application, such as YouTube and others.
The operation of the BQEEL HK1 Play interface is stable and during testing, I did not find any slowdowns or delays.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Communication
You can use the Internet connection in two cases. The first is a wireless connection via dual-band WiFi or via an Ethernet port.
WiFi speed in my tests shows 65 MB and 18 MB per second.
Also on board Bluetooth 4.1 is installed and you can connect a wireless headset, mouse or keyboard.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Conclusions and Reviews
If you are looking for an inexpensive TV box for your old TV, then the BQEEL HK1 Play model would be a good option in our review.
Appearance with a large number of ports will provide everything that you could imagine.
The performance and interface pleasantly surprise and you will enjoy watching your favorite movies, TV shows and even playing heavy games.
The amount of memory in 128GB will allow you to store a large number of materials, such as movies, music, and photos. It is difficult to meet a TV device with such a large amount of memory.
BQEEL HK1 Play: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can buy BQEEL HK1 Play TV box depending on the amount of memory from $26.87 to $53.99.
For this price, you get good specifications and an attractive appearance.