Matricom G-Box Q Quad Core Android TV Box via Amazon
Matricom G-Box Q Android Kodi XBMC TV Box is the updated version of the previous G-Box, with a great quad to octo core processor ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.99 GHz, 4K UHD video playback, a basic but quite functional remote, a wireless keyboard with touchpad and mouse and 16GB hard drive to fit quite a bit in, 2GB memory for multitasking power that shows itself when you’re switching between things and Android 4.4 operating system.
Black Matricom G-Box Q weighs 3.2 ounces and measures 4 x 1.5 x 4 inches, you’ll see how sharp and nice it looks in rubberised coating when you take it out of the box. Apart from the sleek and modern actual TV Box itself that will look great on your TV stand out in the open as it is not ugly at all to look at, glossy single page Getting Started Guide, simple yet user friendly remote control, keyboard with touchpad, regular power cable with a small box- power adapter, an HDMI cable and the connectivity options are the HDMI 1.4 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2.4 GHz Rii Wireless, 10/100 Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, Full SD Memory Card Reader Slot and Optical Audio connection. It feels and looks premium and the first impression of the build quality when you hold it and to look at it is rather impressive and when you turn it on and actually start using it you will realise the great performance and speed of the quad/octo core processor that is greatly enhanced over the previous models.
It feels very quick and simple to use (easy plug and play) with the nice and functional remote and there seems to be no problem with reception from any part of your house- good range. The full keyboard with touchpad seems to also work well, especially to use with the full browser that opens up quickly and looks and feels like Google Chrome. The box itself and the app menu on display have great design and appears to be a very decent option for those that are on the market for an XBMC or Android player. It is a very nice looking box from top to bottom and from right to left and is very easy to clean. When you turn it on the “g” logo at the top will light up in blue nicely. Underneath it has four little legs and a few holes for ventilation and a little part you can use to reset the box. IR Remote looks very simple at first and batteries are not in the box. You connect the HDMI cable, turn on the power and depending on wireless or wired connection you can connect the Ethernet as well.
When you first get to the welcome screen you will see the Videos, Music, Apps and Settings and via Settings and Network you will set up your wireless connection but by that we mean just picking the name of your WiFi connection and putting in password and with Ethernet it is totally automatic. You will also see the time at the top and the whole background and set-up of the menu is quite nice and unique and stable interface. You can install your third party add-ons or connect your own Cloud system from inside of house and technical support is great and they get back to you very quickly. It is a simple plug and play type of unit that is very easy to set-up with easy to download app and on-screen menu that is easy to manage and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it is the fastest Android XBMC/Kodi box we have experienced so far. You won’t really need your cable box anymore as this box seems to do so much and you’ll watch your TV shows and movies very comfortably in Full HD or 4K quality and almost perfect for the low price it is offered at.