- 1 onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: How to choose?
- 2 Walmart onn. Android TV UHD vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Final Verdict
onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: How to choose?
Are you looking for an affordable Android streaming TV box? This onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device under $30 has become the most affordable 4K Android TV device available on the market. In this article, we compare the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. These two affordable TV streaming devices have many similar features and were both released in 2021. In the competition of the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, who will win your attention in the coming Black Friday TV streaming box deal?
onn. Android is cheaperSimply put, if you want to make a quick choice between Walmart's onn Android box and Amazon Fire Stick, the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device as the cheapest Android TV box available, it supports 4K Ultra HD resolution and Dolby Audio. However, according to user reviews of onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device, its remote pairing may be wrong, the picture quality is average, and it has no Dolby video standards.
|Specs||onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device||Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max|
|Design||TV Box||TV Stick|
|Price||$19.88||$54.99/$34.99 on Black Friday Deal|
|Demension and Weight||4.90 x 4.90 x 0.80 Inches|
|4.25 x 1.18 x 0.55 inches|
(4x ARM Cortex-A53 1.8 GHz，Mali G31 GPU)
|Mediatek MT8696 + MT7921LS|
(Quad-core CPU 1.8GHz, GPU 750MHz)
Fire OS 7
|WIFI||2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO Wi-Fi 5||WiFi 6 (ax) with 2x2 MIMO|
|RAM+ROM||2GB+8 GB||2GB+8 GB|
|Picture Quality||4K Resolution UHD||4K Resolution|
|Audio||Dolby Atmos audio||Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos audio|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Streaming Services||Netflix, HBO MAX, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, Paramount, Apple TV, YouTube, Star+, Starz||Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus, Now, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, IMDb TV, Eurosport|
|Casting Function||Yes, Chromecast||Yes|
|Voice Remote||Yes, Google Assistant||Near-field Alexa control|
Ethernet 10/100 Mbps (with external dongle)
Fire TV is betterThe Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max was originally priced at about $55, but now you can get it for less than $35 during the Black Friday TV Box deal. Compared to its competitors, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max features 1080p, 4K, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ image display, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and better system processing ability.
In a nutshell, if you have enough budget, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a better choice. If you want to save money, onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device is a great TV streaming box with a great price/performance ratio.
Picture & AudioOne of the biggest concerns is the quality of the image display on the TV box. onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max both support 4K display. Unfortunately, onn Android TV UHD only supports UHD images and Dolby Audio standards. This means you can't get any HDR image quality for darker black tones, Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos. Is it necessary to buy a TV box that supports Dolby Atmos? Better yet, yes.
By contrast, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max has the best A/V combo with HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision video standards, and Dolby Atmos audio standards. Unfortunately, however, it does not suppport DTS audio. Alternatively, you can find the usual video codecs here, with one important addition: AV1 support.
All in all, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a real winner when it comes to audio and video, and you'll notice the detailed differences between them as you use your TV streamer.
ConnectivityBoth TV streamers are simple and easy to use when it comes to connectivity. The onn. Android TV UHD has an HDMI port for connecting to the TV and a microUSB port for charging. It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi 802.11 ac, so you can connect it to the TV, external devices and networks wirelessly, but the transmission performance is average.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a stick streamer. It has an HDMI 2.1 port for connecting to your TV, and an HDMI externder. You can plug the Fire TV Stick 4K Max into the HDMI input of your TV. If a direct connection is not possible or convenient, you can use the included extender cable. Importantly, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is equipped with the best Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6 802.11 ax. This is one of the most important updates to Amazon Fire Stick Max.
Simply put, 802.11ax is 4 to 10 times faster than 802.11ac, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is at the best level of connectivity for a TV box. But the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device has Chromecast for casting, while Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max does not. Therefore, the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device has a easier mirroring function.
RemoteThe onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max come with a black and cream design remote control, respectively, and both support voice control.
The Walmart onn. Android TV UHD comes with a white plastic remote control with the TV's volume and power buttons, as well as Google Smart Assistant buttons for voice commands and a microphone, in addition to all the usual controls on the Onn box itself. It has four buttons on the bottom that are hard-coded for streaming services: YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max features a third generation Alexa voice remote control, which also comes with four quick access turn buttons for Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and hulu. Compared to its competitors, the Amazon stick is also equipped with fast forward/reverse and pause buttons. Since it uses infrared light, you can also configure it to control certain bars and A/V receivers.
System and StreamingThese two TV streaming boxes from different brands actually both run on Android. Amazon's Fire Stick comes with the Fire OS operating system based on Android, but it doesn't have any Google apps or services, while Walmart Streaming comes with Android 10. This means that as a user, you are limited to getting apps in Amazon's Appstore and don't have access to Google's apps or Google services. If you're familiar with Amazon and Google's interfaces, you'll also find that they each have their own characteristics. Comparatively speaking, Google's Android page is easier to use.
You can find mainstream entertainment services on these two TV streamers, but they have their own characteristics. You can easily access Netflix, HBO MAX, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, Paramount, Apple TV, YouTube, Star+, Starz and more on the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device, or on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max to access Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus, Now, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, IMDb TV, Eurosport and more.
Or, you can visit the App Store to add your favorite apps. Both streaming devices come with 2GB+8 GB of running and storage space. Unlike other cheap TV streaming devices, these two TV boxes are very smooth and you can easily access the apps above.
It should be noted that the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max use Amlogic S905Y2 and Mediatek MT8696 processors respectively. Simply put, although they have the same ROM and RAM, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max has better processing power.
Walmart onn. Android TV UHD vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Final Verdict
Finally, you already have a verdict in onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, right? As we mentioned in the beginning of the article, the Walmart 4K TV box is cheaper, with acceptable performance but not as good as Amazon. Amazon Fire Stick is more expensive but better performance in all aspects.
Black Friday TV Box Streaming Deal: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
After comparing, my personal verdict is to go with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. In Black Friday 2022, you will find that the price of the Amazon Fire Stick has dropped to around $30. That's really a great deal! I'm sure you can all live with that price, right?
May Be Discontinued: Walmart onn. Android TV UHD Streaming
Although the onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device is really cheap, you can even see it on sale for a little over a dozen dollars. However, Walmart's 4K streaming specs are at the entry level and there is talk that Walmart is ready to discontinue the product. I believe you can get the Amazon Fire Stick with 4K Resolution, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision for an extra ten dollars.
Not all of them are perfect, and you can check out the more expensive Apple streaming products in the Amazon Fire Stick vs Apple TV 4K 2022 comparison.