MK908II Review: Useful Improvements in the new version

The MK908II is the latest model in the series of the Android Mini PCs, and it brings forth a series of minor but useful upgrades, which makes it the model to buy if you haven’t. Although the MK908 can now be purchased at a discount, I would recommend that you go with the MK908II just to have lesser headaches in future.

Here’s a summary of the key changes:

  1. Added external wifi antenna, much better wifi signal detection
  2. Use the Nano Flash with controller function, the sd card writing speed can reach 16MB/S
  3. Improve the heatsink, make it cooler than the Tronsmart mk908
  4. Switch connectors to MicroUSB

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The rest of the other specification should be the same:

CPU RK3188 Quad Core 1.6GHz (Cortex-A9)
GPU Quad Core Mali-400MP4 GPU
Ram DDR3 2GB
Rom Onboard NAND Flash 8G
Expand Micro SD T-Flash(Maximum support 32GB)
Video Format MPEG-1/ MPEG-2/ MPEG-4/ H.263/ H.264/ AVS/ VC-1/ RV8/ RV9/ RV10 / VP6/ VP8 / Sorenson Spark/ MVC 1080p@60fps (1920×1080)
Audio Format Support: MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV
Picture Format Support: Max.8000×8000 JPEG BMP GIF PNG
WIFI Support 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Support Bluetooth v4.0
Antenna Expand antenna for WIFI
Ports 1*Micro USB, Support OTG
1*Standard USB
1*Micro USB for power supply
1*TF card slot
1*LED power indicator
1*Physical button(For upgrading software)
OS Google Android 4.2(Flash 11.1;HTML5)
Dimension 86.96mm * 46.48mm * 14.26mm
Weight <50g
Working environment 5°C–35°C,30%–90% Humidity
Storage environment -10°C–60°C,10%–90% Humidity

MK908II Game Review

We installed some 3D games such as ShadowGun and Modern Combat to test the game performance and overall cooling function on the MK908II, and all of them are running pretty smoothly. It was stable as well and didn’t auto reset, which plagued my MK908 – until I had to develop a cooling mod. I think the improved cooling system in the MK908II is really effective. 720P and some 1080P files run very well on XBMC too.

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Overall, the MK908II worked much better than the MK908 thanks to the useful tweaks that they have introduced. While I didn’t face WiFi detection problems on the MK908, it was still an issue which attracted a number of complains from other users. The MK908II comes similarly with eHomeMediaCenter, which means you can fire up the RkRemoteControl.apk App and control the device from any other Android Smartphone. Useful.

Cheapest Place to Buy the MK908II

At US$75, AliExpress should be one of the cheapest places to get the MK908II. Buy from AliExpress here.

Alternatively, if you are in the US, Amazon stocks the MK908II as well.

Sean

Sean is a tech geek and star wars fan. He loves playing with new gadgets, writing little code snippets in Python, JS, and dabbling with Android programming from time to time, while keeping a lookout for the next biggest happening in the world of tech!

One thought to “MK908II Review: Useful Improvements in the new version”

  1. Я купил вторую версию этого девайса mk908 ii. Во второй версии внешняя антенна WI-FI, доволен. Вот фото нашел второй версии http://minipcsale.ru/mini-pk-android/18-tronsmart-mk908-ii
    серфить удобно, возьмите главу rii mini i8 или RC11. С простой беспроводной клавой тоже работает

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