Review: R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU

By | October 23, 2017

Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU 1

The K99 / R99 Android TV box is a unit with some impressive hardware including 4GB of RAM and a RK3399 processor.
 
Most Android TV boxes ship with S905, S912, or even the older S908 processors.
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The RK3399 is much faster and has much better benchmarks in comparison.
 
It also comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM which is even higher compared to the Nvidia Shield 3GB of RAM.
 
Specifications
RK3399 Chip 64bit Dual ARM Cortex-A72
4GB RAM DDR3
32G Internal Storage
Dual Band WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
Ethernet
 
The back has Ethernet, Optical, HDMI, and power ports.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU Back
 
The side has Sd-Card, Type-C, and 2 USB ports one of which is USB 3.0.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU Side
 
The package comes with a HDMI cable, instructions, and a remote control that has a simple interface.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU Remote
 
A USB dongle comes inside the battery location of the remote that plugs into the box.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU Remote 2
 
The Launcher has a nice layout and is different from the many typical ones that come installed with many boxes.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU Lunacher
 
Within settings the resolution can be set from a low 720p, up to 3840 x 2160p at 60 Frames Per a Second.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 4K
Of course the TV will need to be compatible with any higher resolution with this option best left on Auto.
 
The Folder section has the internal storage, SD-Card, and USB which is easy to get to and play files from.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 Folder Section
A SD-Card up-to 64GB can be inserted giving it large storage for movies or music.
 
It comes with standard Apps installed such as Facebook, Play Store, Twitter, and YouTube.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 Apps installed
 
Kodi does not come installed but is easy to get from the Play Store, or from the Kodi Download page.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 17.5
To test it we installed Kodi 17.5 Krypton from the main Kodi site and Download page.
 
Of course Kodi will be blank and need addons or a Build to be installed which is like any new setup.
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It had no problems running Kodi 17.5 or any add-ons we added.
 
Running a Benchmark Test with AnTuTu it gave an impressive score of 77453.
Review R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 Benchmark AnTUTU
This is a good score given that the Fire TV Box has a Score of 72,768.
 
Available
Amazon… R-TV BOX K99
 
GearBest… R99 Android 6.0.1 TV Box
 
Read More Reviews Here on Amazon
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Summary
The R99 / K99 has some impressive hardware with 4GB of RAM and the RK3399 CPU.
 
With those specifications it will have no problems playing 4K Ultra HD videos using Kodi or other sources.
 
The one downside is the price which is currently high compared to other units.
 
For those looking for a budget box there are better options such as the H96 Pro Plus or the T95Z Plus.
 
Read H96 PRO PLUS Review Here
Read T95Z PLUS Review Here
 
Overall the price will be the biggest factor since the unit works very well.
 
While the RK3399 Chip out performs any S905 / S912 box these slower units still work well enough and make good budget boxes.
 
Many will not have the need for a high end unit with low-to-mid range boxes working good for many users.
 
As always be sure to read review on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

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One thought on “Review: R99 4K Android TV Box 4GB RAM RK3399 CPU

  1. mary

    I have an android a96x r1 bar code number x001jdw9q1 4 k tv box ultra hd 4k 2k and I live in the united states and I am getting channels from UK, Iceland, Ireland, and the commercials are in British pounds, and I want to know how to go from United Kingdom stations to United States channels. I really like this, but I rather have United States and I don’t know how to switch over. I bought this last month and I have not been able to find anybody to help me. I was shocked. This is easier to set up and use than Roku. I just wish I could get U. S. stations. This has been going on for a month now I bought it new. The language is in English, but British English and I want to know why and how do I change it? The movie stations are american, but the local stations are from countries like Iceland, Great Britain, and Ireland, and the United Kingdom. I don’t understand why I am hooked up hdmi, and it works great! There is no instruction manual to tell me anything.

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