Side by side : Zidoo X9 vs Zidoo X1 vs Zidoo X6 Pro
Although they only have three products aimed at home use, Zidoo got a lot
of attention here on MiniPCDB (and on other technology sites) and all that is because of their
refreshing and open attitude.
The brand itself is only one year old.
So after testing all three Zidoo models, how about a side-by-side comparison on them?
Let's start with what they have in common.
All Zidoo Mini PC's benefit from the same in-house software development team. This is very important as there aren't many similar Chinese companies that do their own software, most of them either use a third-party company or simply provide no software at all, so after the product is sold you'll need to use DIY firmware from sites like Freaktab (if you're lucky enough to find a compatible model).
Also, they all use the same Remote control app, I used Zidoo X9 to record from Zidoo X6 Pro (see our Youtube channel) and it was a pleasant experience. The Zidoo RC app let's you manage all Zidoo devices on your local network.
Zidoo product line
Zidoo X9 is the first Mini PC launched and the most expensive of the lot at $129 on
Amazon. But although it's almost one year old,
it still has it's own niche: the device can be used as a PVR and with the dedicated
Zidoo app you can use it as a NAS.
There had to be a device for lower budgets and that's where Zidoo X1 comes in,
bringing very good performance for it's $59
price tag (Amazon).
Zidoo X6 Pro
Zidoo X6 Pro
Zidoo X6 Pro is the newest kid in the block and the Rockchip RK3368 SoC really makes
a difference with it's 8-core 64-bit processor and the HDMI 2.0 port (detailed specs
|Zidoo X9||Zidoo X1||Zidoo X6 Pro|
|SoC||MSTAR MSO9180D1R||Allwinner H3||Rockchip RK3368|
|CPU||Quad-Core Cortex A9||Quad-core A7||Octa Core Cortex-A53 64bit|
|GPU||Octa-core, Mali-450||Quad-core,Mali-400MP2||Octa Core, SGX6110|
|RAM||2GB DDR3||1GB DDR3||2GB DDR3|
|ROM||8GB eMMC||8GB, Nand Flash||16GB eMMC|
|OS||Android 4.4.2||Android 4.4||Android 5.1|
|Wi-Fi||802.11a/b/n, Dual Band||802.11a/b/n Wi-Fi||802.11ac, Dual Band|
|HDMI version||1.4b (in&out)||1.4b||2.0|
|USB 2.0||2 ports||2 ports||2 ports|
|USB 3.0||1 port|
|Max. output||4K*2K and H.265(HEVC)UHD||4K*2K@30fps and H.265(HEVC)UHD||4K*2K and H.265(HEVC)UHD|
|Other functions||HDMI IN PVR, PiP|
|AnTuTu benchmark||~18k points||~17k points||~35k|
|Ice Storm Extreme||2961 points||1972 points||4718 points|
OK, so judging from the above comparison chart Zidoo X6 Pro wins by a landslide. But I've tested all of them and my favorite is the X9. I like the metal case and the fact that it has an on/off button and for reviews I found the HDMI In recording feature to be very useful.
Zidoo chose the platforms wisely as they have 3 products that don't really compete against each
other: we have one aimed at lower budgets (X1), one to be used as a powerful Kodi box(X6 Pro) and
the general-purpose X9.
I can hardly wait to see what will they use next :-).