In the past few years, there is a steady rise in the number of Android media players in the home entertainment segment. They are available in a host of feature-sets, shapes, and sizes. One such product that aims to make its mark is the 4K-ready Tronsmart Draco H3 Android Smart TV Stick. Yes, you read that right. Full-HD 4K Compatibility!
The Draco H3 is an Android Smart TV solution that is shaped like a dongle for entertainment on-the-go.
Although, Android media players in this form factor have been around for some years. They aren’t as popular as smart TV boxes. Tronsmart has ensured its packs in processing power and interfacing options for smooth and lag-free performance. Let’s have a closer look at this Android smart TV stick.
Technical Specifications: Tronsmart Draco H3Before we go ahead, we think it’s worth looking at the key hardware and software specifications of this Android smart TV stick.
- Operating System: Android KitKat 4.4.4
- Processor: Allwinner H3
- CPU: Quad-Core Cortex-A7 1.2GHZ
- GPU: Quad-Core Mali-400
- RAM: 1GB DDR3
- ROM: Onboard eMMC Flash 8GB + MicroSD card slot (expandable up to 32GB)
- Connectivity: 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Broadcom AP6212), Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA & Miracast
- Audio/Video Output: HDMI
- Interfaces: 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB OTG
Powered by Alwinner H3 Processor
This Android smart TV box is powered by an Allwinner H3 processor. This processor is specially designed for 4K over the top (OTT) boxes. This process supports H.265/H.264 decoding, 4K-support, HDMI, CVBS, Ethernet+Phy, Audio Codec, and up to four USB ports.
Full 4k support
The Draco H3 is the world’s first 4K Android Smart TV Dongle. It supports flawless point-to-point output and 4K display. 4K playback is supported at a bitrate of up to 60Mbps for an impressive viewing experience.
Multitude of Wireless Connectivity Options:
The Draco H3 features a Broadcom ap6212 WiFi module that supports 802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz for wireless internet connectivity. It features Bluetooth 4.0 that can be used to connect to devices and multimedia streaming. It also supports DLNA and Miracast for easy screen and media casting of video, audio, images, and games.
Other Interfacing Options
This Android smart TV dongle sports a USB 2.0 port and a Micro USB/OTG port to connect to storage devices such as flash drives and hard disks and interfacing devices such as keyboards, mouse, and joysticks. It also incorporates HDMI output and a built-in microSD slot expandable up to 32GB.
With so many features packed into this nifty dongle-shaped smart device, it can be used for many applications.
Home Theater Media Player: It comes pre-installed with Kodi (previously xBMC), a popular open-source home theater software. This allows users to view and manage multimedia content. It also gives you access to a vast collection of streaming sites in one integrated environment. You can also access your existing movies and music via the available USB and MicroSD card slots.
Gaming: Thanks to the powerful CPU and GPU, this Android Smart TV Dongle can be used to play exciting games available on Google’s Play store. You can use USB or Bluetooth game controllers for easy gameplay.
Wireless Streaming and Casting: The device comes preinstalled with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Plex and supports many other streaming applications. You can also use wireless content and screen casting with the built-in Miracast and DLNA support.
Computing: The Draco H3 smart TV stick can also be used for Android-based computing. As the device is pre-rooted, it can be used to install any compatible app as required. Numerous office productivity, gaming, social media, and other applications can be installed and used instantly.
Overall, the Tronsmart Draco H3 is designed to provide a smart entertainment solution not only at home but anywhere you go. At this price-point, very few portable Android smart TV sticks can offer the features and functionalities the Draco H3 does. Be sure to check it out!
You can also read our blog exploring Exploring Android Media Players In Home Theaters Systems & Entertainment.