There are hundreds of different Android TV boxes online. Some of them are super powerful, while others are affordable and pretty basic. But – there are also TV boxes that combine both : powerful hardware and affordable price. One of them is the ABOX A1 model. Here is my GooBang Doo ABOX A1 review :
The GooBang Doo ABOX A1 Android TV box features a RK3328 quad core CPU and the widely used Mali-450 GPU. Thanks to them, the device can handle pretty much anything. You can use it for (light) gaming, watching movies, browsing the Internet and so much more. I came across TV boxes in the past that had a weak CPU, and because of that there were many lags. With the GooBang ABOX A1 device – you won’t have this problem, especially with the 1GB DDR RAM included.
If you do want a device that is a little bit more powerful, but still has a reasonable price – I recommend also checking out the SkyStream ONE (Amazon link) TV box. This device is very popular. The hardware is very powerful, and everything works amazingly smoothly. This is one of my favorite Android TV boxes out there, and trust me – I came across many of them.
Important : GooBang Doo also manufactures a model called GooBang Doo X2 (Amazon link). This model has some advantages – one of them is the increased RAM (2GB instead of 1GB). Check both devices and see which one fits you needs better.
GooBang Doo ABOX A1 Max runs Android 7.1 (“Nougat”). Android is the most popular TV box operating system. It’s open source – so companies can use it without paying huge amounts of money for licensing. Many Android TV boxes run old versions – like 4.X, 6.X etc. The 7.1 version is very good. Many improvements were done. This system is very fast and of course – you can download almost any Android app or game you want ! There are tens of thousands of great Android apps you can download for free. Not all of them are optimized for TVs of course, but most of them will work just fine !
There are TV boxes in the market that run generic operating systems – not Android. I don’t recommend buying them because not only Android is the fastest and most advanced – but other systems just don’t have nearly as many apps.
Setup And Ease Of Use
The setup of the GooBang Doo A1 Android TV box is really simple. All you need to do is plug it to the power, connect it to your TV using an HDMI cable – and that’s it. Few settings and you are ready to go. It has built-in WIFI so you can connect it to your local WIFI network. The WIFI speeds are great – which is very important for video streaming.
Value For Money
If you are looking for a powerful Android TV box – but don’t want to spend too much money – the GooBang Doo ABOX A1 device will be perfect for you. It is great not only for video / movie streaming – but also for light gaming, Internet browsing and more ! GooBang Doo is a well known Android TV box manufacture. They released many different models along the years – and almost all of them became very popular.