The latest Orange Pi One Plus takes on Raspberry Pi’s latest, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. Well, if you don’t really know, the Pi’s are credit-card sized electronic board, which you typically find inside a PC or laptop but much smaller in size.

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Orange Pi One Plus: The Low-Cost Pi Competitor

The $20 Pi One Plus offers a smooth 4K video playback with HDMI 2.0a and Gigabit Ethernet, which is not available on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. On the flipside though, the Orange Pi One Plus only has a single USB 2.0 host port, compared to four on the Pi 3 Model B.

In addition to that, Pi 3 has a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor, while Pi One Plus runs on Allwinner H6 SoC. The Orange Pi has the same amount of memory (viz 1GB) as the Pi 3 but is slightly faster than the DDR2 memory on the Pi 3.

The Pi One Plus runs on Android and supports older 7.0 version as of now, moreover, the Linux-based Ubuntu and Debian operating systems are also being tested. Unlike its big brother Orange Pi, the Orange Pi One Plus doesn’t have support for USB 3.0 and PCI-E interfaces.

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It is worth noting that that, if you’re getting started, then Raspberry Pi 3 is the best choice, as Orange doesn’t offer an extensive range of operating systems, breadth of software, projects, and community support (as of now).

Orange Pi One Plus Specs

  • Chipset: Allwinner H6 V200 Quad-Core, ARM Cortex A53 Processor
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T720MP2
  • Memory: 1GB LPDDR3
  • Storage: MicroSD Card Slot (Up To 32GB)
  • Audio Input: MIC
  • Video/Audio Output: HDMI 2.0a (Up To 4K @ 60FPS With HDR, HDCP, CEC)
  • USB: 1 x USB 2.0 Host Port, 1 x Micro USB OTG Port
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet (Via Realtek RTL8211 Transceiver)
  • Expansion: 26-Pin Header
  • Debugging: 3-Pin Serial Console Header
  • Supported OS: Android, Ubuntu, Debian
  • Misc: Power And Status LEDs, Power Button, IR Receiver
  • Power: 5V/2A Power Barrel Jack, Micro USB Port
  • Dimensions: 68 x 48mm; Weight: 50g


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