There's selection from MK802/808,UG802 & Other's
This time i am going to review this yet reasonable and this underdog wants some attention
It's a full review based on all the experience i am using it couple with my experience on pass device
such as MK802II i owned.
It's no more for showing off and no go product by MiniX.
It's now available on the Market
I present you the MiniX Neo G4 powered by the latest RockChip RK3066 with up-to-date specs
It's targeted on the sub-$90 market for high level performance yet cheap and reliable
This looks premium as well.The underneath of the box unveil all the info you need to know about the NEO G4
DesignOn the right side of Neo G4
It has a power port and you can connect it to a pc for data/storage transfer
as well as using as an On-The-Go port with a micro sd slot support up to 32b and air vent next to it.
So this enable you to plugin a Hdmi cable instead to connect to your display. So it's hassle free design.Nice job MiniX
For this test i am going to use an industry/market standard benchmark tool (Antutu)
We are rivaling it against the MK802II which's once the best selling pocket pc powered by AllwinnerA10.
Some Detailed Information about the Neo G4
Showing off it's Dual Core Processor & Quad Mali 400 MP Graphic Processor with 1gb of ram
Provide superb performance overall usability and smoothness that is shown below with the benchmark while running will almost 20 background apps still scoring a massive 5966 with 1080p Resolution versus the the MK802II which only score 2936 without any background apps.
Real World Usability & CapabilityBenchmark only show half of a story of a device.It doesn't mean that it will perform well in really life condition.
First of all we are looking on the Google Play access,one of major problem of Rockhip & Allwinner product.Most of them has limited access therefore require 3rd party script installation.
With the Neo G4,it has direct full access.I have also tried to buy games (Asphalt 7 Heat) without any problem. It mean a perfect score for the Neo G4
Next it's the User Interface (UI)
We know that there's lots of replaceable home screen (It's android)
Neo G4 also come back up with own MiniX HomeScreen like XBMC style but we are not looking on it because we are using the stock launcher for this part of review
I would like to say that the custom setting select also straight forward & clear for the user.
This mean the point of simplifying user experience are made possible.
There's also another setting for the user to select on.The AOSP type settings
This option also enable you to fit your screen perfectly without overlapping
Therefore it's going to score another point for the Neo G4
Android 4.1 UpdatesAccording to MiniX the update for the Neo G4 Jellybean update is on November
Upgrade also should provide noticable performance different and more patch for stability which is verified by RockChip.This ensure the device is up to date with it capabilities.
After running it for almost 6 hour's non-stop the device remain around 40 celcius (max) on gaming & videos streaming with some social network.This device dissipated it's heat well and remain cool.This mean less power lost in form of heat and maximized it performance without using more power.This is yet not possible on the MK802II.The temperature climb to almost 68 celcius after 4 hour usages.Therefore this device perform well and remain cool.
Another point for the Neo G4.
ConclusionIt come with nice & premium feel of packaging.First boot up within 15 sec and some little setup & without any hassle.
Neo G4 also comes with latest connectivity with one of market best Wifi Connectivity without any disconnection and support up to 150mbps
.The ports location is well designed around the device for easy access.Performance on the Neo G4 is not show & no go.
It's rockchip RK3066 backed by 1gb ram & latest ICS 4.0.4 perform like no other device out there.
Promised Update to 4.1 Jellybean provide Smooth and run's apps without any lag or slowdown.
As i mentioned i bought the Asphalt 7 Heat & i turn into a shock when first run on it.It doesn't even lag/slow down on Full HD mode(probably Quad Core Mali 400 MP) that help it optimize all the performance.
Without forgetting that this is designed for the HDTV/LCD usage,it has it own simplified user interface & with the IR Remote work as is should.
8gb Nand with expandable storage also keep this device no way close from out of storage.
With Full Google Play Support mean that there's no apps that you can't get to it.
It also support airplay (Will be update that on full airplay on miniX)
Found Out the Amazing speed & connection with hooked up to my belkin N300 router.It hit astonishing 150mbps and after hour's of usage never disconnected like the MK802II
Will all this massive powerhouse inside that should run hot but it remain cool and just fine with also PMU (Power Management Unit) which enable the device run's even with my computer USB port and mean it won't burn the whole system down with uncontrolled power input.
So we have seen how it perform and all the features that the Neo G4 offer's.
For the sub $90 price point this device rather amazing within it performance and usability that not just out perform its rivals but MiniX also design a beast that never left the factory without quality check.
Fair though it's value for money and worth every bang of the bucks you pay for the Neo G4