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.
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.
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