Is video quality hardware or software dependant?
When i first started my Android journey i started with a 4K amazon firestick it didnt take long to learn that it was to restricted but for what it is its work the money IMO
As i gatherd all of the boxes i have (about 15 total now) im starting to notice that hardware speeds and faster GPU isnt looking any better then the 4K firestick which imo hasnt been beat yet what i mean is the hardware on that stick is so slow and outdated yet the video quality is amazing to say the least. Every time i use any of the boxes i have (except for the Nvidia shields) the sharpness and detail of the video is better then any other device (again except the shields)
So how did they do it? at first i thought the firestick used the newer S922X chip like the second gen cube but i was told its a Mediatek MT8695 Quad Core SoC which is comparable to a S905X2 but as far as video quality and sharpness the firestick is hands down better
I havnt seen any other device that uses the Mediatek chip nor the GE8300 MP4 GPU
So what makes the firestick image quality look so good? is it hardware or software?
Did they build a slimdown version of android that focuses more on image quality or is the hardware they use in the 4K firestick just better at handeling video then these other boxes?
When ever i set the firestick aside for a while and use some of my other boxes then go back to the firestick im always in ahh at how smooth the lines are and how clean and crisp everything looks
Now the firestick struggles at times on fast action and i can see it lag at times (rarely) but for a 1.5G ram 8gig memory it amazes me it does as good as it does for what little is there.