The tsunami of new Boxes equipped with the latest SoC of Rockchip RK3318 continues, which at least seems to be settling well among the Chinese assemblers. Today, the Alfawise A9 Plus a relatively complete box with 4GB of RAM but at a price very similar to the Boxes with S905X2 SoC, a more modern and powerful chip with which the RK3318 can not compete at the level of performance. Little more to add to this box, just comment that this time at least has Bluetooth.
At the quick review level we can see the possible performance of the Alfawise A9 Plus in a similar model that we have already reviewed. This Android TV-Box that can be used as a basic media player with KODI or IPTV and we can also run simple games without too much resources. We must remember that these cheap Boxes do not have secured support and do not have DRM certificates with which we can only see Netflix as a basic image. If you are interested to watch Streaming of payment in HD quality and 4K you can see our list of TV-Box with DRM certificates compatible with these services.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Alfawise A9 Plus Box counts as the engine with the new Rockchip RK3318 SoC that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5Ghz and a Mali-450mp5 GPU that includes native decoding of H.265 and VP9 video even in resolutions 4K @ 60fps with support for HDR. It has versions with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand by adding a memory card in the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connections this TV-Box has WiFi b/g/n with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.1 (Chip RTL8723CS). On the sides of the box we have a USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0, 10/100 network connector, analog AV jack, and an HDMI 2.1 port that allows up to 4K @ 60fps video resolutions. It includes the classic IR remote control and an HDMI cable.
Price and availability in stores
- The Alfawise A9 Plus Box can be purchased at Gearbest.com for $ 42.99 including shipping.