The Zidoo X6 Pro is Zidoo’s latest Android TV box powered by the Rockchip RK3368 processor. It also features 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of onboard storage, dual band WiFi and gigabit Ethernet.
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Zidoo X6 Pro Technical Specifications
- Operating System: Android 5.1
- Chipset: Rockchip RK3368
- CPU: Octacore Cortex A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz
- GPU: PowerVR G6110
- Memory: 2GB DDR3
- Internal Storage: 16GB eMMC + Micro SD card slot
- Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi (AP6335), Bluetooth 4.0
- Audio/Video Output: HDMI 2.0, SP-DIF, Composite AV
- Interfaces: 2 x USB 2.0
- Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
- Other: IR Sensor
Zidoo X6 Pro Impressions/Unboxing
What’s in the Box?
Inside the box, you get:
- 1x Zidoo X6 Pro box
- 1x Power adapter
- 1x HDMI cable
- 1x IR Remote Control
- 1x English Instruction Manual
- 1x Warranty Card
- 1x Quality Control Card
Zidoo X6 Pro Impressions
The first thing you notice about the Zidoo X6 Pro is its design. It’s an elegant silver square that’s clearly been designed by Zidoo itself. It looks great and it’s a refreshing change from the typical designs I’ve seen of late.
The Zidoo X6’s ports are located on the left and rear of the unit. On the side we’ve got 2 USB 2.0 ports and a micro SD card slot.
The rear features a DC In port, composite video, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI out and optical audio out.
The box boots automatically when plugged in. With only a USB keyboard and mouse connected, a cold boot takes around 23 seconds. Resuming from standby is instant.
Zidoo have included a custom “ZIUI” launcher that uses an attractive grey color scheme. It reminds me of Microsoft’s Metro UI. It animates beautifully and the Rockchip RK3368 SoC didn’t seem to have any issues handling Android 5.1.
The Zidoo X6 Pro ships with Android 5.1 and it’s rooted out of the box. There’s a couple of pre-installed apps such as “OGYouTube” and a customized version of Kodi 15.1 (which Zidoo have actually released source to!).
At face value, there doesn’t seem to be anything different aside from a tweaked splash screen but I’ll poke around to see what I can find.
I tried a few video samples on Kodi. My 1080p H.264 and HEVC samples played back well. 4K H.264 could have been smoother, but this seems to be a common issue with other RK3368-powered boxes.
In terms of network streaming, both 1080p and 4K H.264 streamed fine via Wifi from my server’s NFS share. 720p YouTube was also fine.
Gaming on the Zidoo X6 Pro was on par with other RK3368 Android boxes. Both Jetpack Joyride and Beach Buggy Racing on maximum settings played well at 1080p.
I ran a few quick benchmarks too. The Zidoo X6 Pro scored 32710 on Antutu 5.7.1 and 4545 on 3DMark’s Ice Storm Extreme.
Verdict So Far
The Zidoo X6 Pro has certainly performed well in my brief testing. The ZIUI looks fantastic and is a massive plus for those looking for an intuitive and TV-friendly UI. Video playback was good for the small selection of clips I tested and streaming via Wifi seemed to be buffer-free. The X6 is looking to be a winner.
The Zidoo X6 Pro is available from GeekBuying, Amazon, AliExpress and for around $100.
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