Benchmark Results for Walmart’s Onn 4K Android TV Streaming Box

Walmart’s first Android TV streamer, the Onn UHD Streaming Device, hit shelves last week and I did a quick overview of what it has to offer. While the hardware is impressive for the price, the software has numerous issues resulting in incorrect color output and a remote that can’t control some TVs, like it’s supposed to be able to. This week I ran the little streaming box through a few benchmarks to see how it stacks up to every Fire TV, Firestick, and Fire Cube, as well as several Android TV devices, including the 2020 Chromecast, Tivo Stream 4K, and Nvidia Shield TV.

As with my past benchmark results, all software on the Onn was fully updated as of today and freshly rebooted prior to running the tests. I ran each benchmark 3 times and averaged the 2 best runs for the final score. I did not re-run all comparison devices through each benchmark, but I ran the exact same versions of the benchmark software as I have in the past, so the results are comparable with my older data.

The Onn 4K streamer’s Amlogic S905Y2 processor is nearly identical to the Chromecast’s Amlogic S905D3, so it’s no surprise that the two devices scored very close to one another. The Onn box is clocked at 1.8 GHz, while the Chromecast is clocked at 1.9 GHz, which explains why it edges ahead in these scores.

On the Geekbench all-around benchmark, which mainly taxes the CPU, the Onn streamer scored an 823 for the single-core overall score and 2,367 for the multi-core overall score. At just 2% slower, that’s much closer to the Chromecast than I expected it to be. The Onn streamer is about 17% more powerful than Amazon’s comparable device, the Fire TV Stick 4K, due to the Fire TV’s older hardware and slower 1.7 GHz processor.

The GFXBench offscreen T-Rex benchmark taxes the GPU and measures the device’s gaming performance. The Onn streamer scored 804 on this test, slotting it right between the 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K and the newer 2020 Fire TV Stick, which benefits slightly from being just a 1080p device that doesn’t have to process as many pixels.

The Onn streaming box uses the same Mali-G31 GPU as the Chromecast, so I thought it would score higher up the list, The Chromecast beats it out with about 2-3% more raw graphical power. It’s worth pointing out that the Tivo Stream 4K, which has the exact same SoC as the Onn streamer, scored worse in both the CPU and the GPU benchmarks.

Benchmark scores are a poor representation of how these devices will perform in real-world everyday use, but they do give us an idea of the potential each device has compared to one another. Walmart’s Onn UHD Streaming Device, using a very common reference design, scores well and has very capable hardware. It’s just a shame that its software issues are hindering it so much.

13 comments
  1. Jack says:

    Fire TV 2 still holds up. I’ll be keeping mine for a long, long time.

  2. Masterblaster says:

    Shield TV is still top dog in hardware performance.
    Nvidia software support keeps it relevant.
    #1

  3. Ethan Provensen says:

    So what’s better? The Onn Android TV box or Dynalink Android TV box? I need to take back 1 for a full refund this week.

    • literally says:

      the dynalink and onn. box are the same (as well as the google adt-3) – made by the same company and using the same SoC. https://www.androidtv-guide.com/oem/askey. i’d return whichever one has the remote you like least.

      • Ethan says:

        Today I have taken the Dynalink Android TV box back for a full refund. Another factor was the cost. The Onn Android TV Box is cheaper than the Dynalink Android TV box. If both Android TV boxes are the same under the hood, it would be smarter to return the more expensive Android TV box. Thank you for the advice.

  4. Rolanda says:

    I’d like to see a comparison of the onn. box with the Dynalink atv-36, as well. The onn. box certainly looks like it is just a rebranded Dynalink box.

  5. Jason says:

    There is also the the mecool KM2 which has the white remote from the ONN box and same SOC but seems like a better box and has ports like optical and usb.

  6. JohnnyJT says:

    Will not sync in 4K on my 55 inch LG OLED 3D UHD TV. Have to switch to 1080p. Needs a New Update?

    • Ccf80 says:

      I have the fire tv box , gen 2. I can honestly say I regret spending that 100.00
      Sure I got it in 2015 ,when
      android tv boxes were a new thing , but even the onn android box is faster at most daily tasks , even when using the stb emu .

      Amazon ,you suck.

  7. P says:

    Android box won’t connect to wifi

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