Raspberry Pi3 is not the only economy range system launched this month. HardKernel also launched a similar one named Odroid-C2, which costs almost $5 than RPi 3, but is equipped with a swifter processor, extensive memory, advanced internet connectivity and a lot of other features. Let us see what makes Odroid-C2 superior to Raspberry Pi3. Its extensive features are listed below.
- Odroid-C2 is equipped with Amlogic S905 Quad Core processor of 64-bit. It is featured with ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a processing speed of 2.0 GHz.
- Graphics is supported by Mali-450 GPU.
- The system is enhanced with a memory of 2GB by DDR3 SDRAM.
- Extensive internal storage is guaranteed by eMM socket by 8GB or 16GB or 32GB or 64GB modules by either Toshiba or Sandisk. In addition, this storage can be enhanced with microSD memory card slot supporting UHS-1 SD cards.
- Video Output is supported by HDMI v2.0 supporting 4K videos @60Hz. It also supports H.265 or H.264.
- Connectivity is provided by Gigabit Ethernet.
- Odroid-C2 supports 4 USB ports of v2.0 and one USB OTG port.
- Expansion header is equipped with 40-pin header with GPIO, I2C, UART and ADC. All I/Os are furnished with 3.3V but ADC is loaded with only 1.8V.
- Power is provided with the help of 5V/2A DC input along with 0.8mm/2.5mm power barrel or with the help of micro USB port.
- Odroid-C2 is tagged with $40 which is almost $5 more than RPi 3.
- Supported OS includes Android v5.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 beta version.
When compared to Raspberry Pi 3, Odroid-C2 lack certain features like in-built WiFi, Bluetooth and most importantly large group of people developing software and accessories that is compatible with Odroid-C2. The above mentioned three are the basic features that a processor should hold if they prefer to hold long in the market. Shipping of Odroid-C2 is done by HardKernel website directly as well as handled by Ameridroid. It is reported by the officials that the shipping has already started from 4th of March. Even though the basic version is priced at $40, it could vary from $18 to $59 when you select the storage that varies from 8GB to 64GB.