Strong Leap-S1 review: Android TV streaming box with no frills

Strong Leap-S1 review: Android TV streaming box with no frills

Despite the small size of this broadcast box, it has connectivity provided that it meets most needs. It is clear that first there is an HDMI output – the review is not specified – along with an AV jack to connect the RCA converter in a tight format to exploit older TVs. There is also an optical audio output for connecting the box to an amplifier without an HDMI input.

Content with 8GB of storage (eMMC format, around 5GB accessible), the Leap-S1 can count on two USB-A ports (one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0) and a microSD card reader for its expansion. storage capacity. Equipped with an IR receiver on the front, the box also provides a mini-jack for connecting an external IR receiver (not included).

An RJ45 network jack is offered, but this is limited to the theoretical speed of 100Mbit/s.However, this is sufficient for most current 4K formats, but we find it difficult not to offer a gigabit link. The same goes for the built-in wireless connectivity which is limited to wifi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2.

Disassembling the case does not reveal the Amlogic S905X2 chip. This SoC is imprisoned in a metal cage, topped with a bandage Which itself is in contact with a thick metal plate that acts as a coolant. La puce n’a par ailleurs rien de révolutionnaire : elle abrite quatre cœurs Cortex-A53 à 1.8 GHz et un circuit graphique Mali-G31 et se voit accompagnée par 2 Go de mémoire vive de type DDR4 — une assez proche de cell configuration From’Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

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Power is supplied via a 12W main unit in a proprietary format. We find it unfortunate that the manufacturer has not opted for a standard USB-C power supply, which is easy to replace in the event of a failure once the warranty period has expired. Power consumption is also contained (between 5 and 7 watts measured by activity). In standby mode, the consumption is less than 1 watt.

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