When comparing UDOO Dual Basic vs Banana Pi, the Slant community recommends Banana Pi for most people. In the question“What are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives?” Banana Pi is ranked 5th while UDOO Dual Basic is ranked 15th.
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Pro Pretty user-friendly
Even though it is quite powerful and may seem a little scary at first, the Udoo is actually really user-friendly. After hooking it up with a monitor, keyboard and mouse, it's already configured with either Ubuntu or Android and you don't need to do anything more in order to use it as a simple PC for day-to-day use.
Pro Built-in WiFi
The Udoo has a built-in Wifi module. There's no need to buy and use a separate WiFi card.
Pro Arduino hybrid
The Udoo has a separate ARM Cortex-M3 CPU which is the same found on the Arduino Due in addition to its other ARM i.MX6 Freescale CPU which runs either Linux or Android. Making the Udoo perfect for hybrid projects that need both Linux and Arduino capabilities.
Pro Additional keys for booting or shutting down
Pro SATA port
Pro Official support for multiple Desktop-version Linux distros
Banana Pi officially supports Fedora, Arch, Lubuntu and openSUSE. It also can be used with Raspbian (Debian derivative) or Android.
Pro Onboard Wi-Fi
Most models have an onboard Wi-Fi.
Pro Excellent compatibility with Raspberry Pi software
Other than having a port of Raspbian (the official OS for Raspberry Pi) available for use with full capabilities, Banana Pi can also use many applications that were originally written for Raspberry. One of these is WiringPi, a C/C++ library which gives easy access to Raspberry's I/O with a strong Arduino flavor. But that is just one example of the many open source projects being ported to Banana Pi.
Con No SATA port
Con Official images are not full distributions
Both Android and Ubuntu images lack some useful software which would be installed out-of-the-box for most Android or Linux devices. For example in Android it lacks the Play Store app and other Google apps. These can of course be installed but need to be done so manually (at least the Play Store) by flashing them from the SD card.
Con Bad software support
Con Does not fit most Raspberry Pi cases, even though it's where it clearly has gotten the inspiration from
The Banana Pi is pretty noticeable a Rapberry Pi lookalike and the name does not hide this information either. Unfortunately it's a bit larger than the Raspberry Pi, making it very hard to fit into most Raspberry Pi cases.
Con No off-the-shelf camera modules
The A20 chip that the Banana Pi uses lacks a true Camera Serial Interface implementation, instead it uses a parallel camera interface. The problem with this is that there are no off-the-shelf camera modules that support this and can connect to the Banana Pi, but it should be mentioned that the makers of Banana Pi have promised to create a camera module that is supported by it.