Realme Smart 4K TV Stick

Ershad Kaleebullah 

Review Highlights

The Realme 4K TV Stick in Black has a very unremarkable appearance. There are buttons on the remote for quick access to pre-installed apps such as Netflix and YouTube. The broader bottom makes gripping the remote easier. Overall, it's a pretty well-balanced design.

Connecting the Realme 4K TV Stick is a rather simple process. The Realme Stick connects to 5GHz networks, but in our network speed test, we discovered that it couldn't match the download performance of other phones.

Instead of Android TV, Stick operates on the new Google TV platform. Aside from a huge aesthetic update, not much has changed. You get a layout that puts content recommendations in the spotlight. In addition, there is a new Watchlist functionality which is perhaps our favourite new feature.

The performance is excellent, and Google TV appears to be considerably more quick and agile than Android TV. Except for the Settings menu, where the Realme 4K TV Stick occasionally stutters, We found the navigation to be seamless.

You get HDR10+ codec support but not Dolby Vision (DV). This, in our opinion, is a major disadvantage because DV's HDR technology is considerably more powerful and the picture quality is absolutely spectacular.

This stick is a simple device that does the essentials well. The only drawbacks are the lack of features as a result of the low pricing. With Dolby Vision compatibility and years of development behind it, it's safer to suggest the Fire TV Stick 4K over Realme's offering.