New box that we found in stores with the “old” SoC S905 of Amlogic and Android 8.1 how OS and novelty. The Alfawise A9 comes in mini box format with hardware very similar to the TR99 mini that we saw a few days ago at a higher price, which makes this unit less attractive compared to other things that we can find in the market with more modern SoC.
Alfawise A9 is an Android TV-Box low-cost with enough hardware for normal use. How to analyze say that at multimedia level you can play 4K @ 60fps files with h.265 / VP9 codecs using KODI, LibreELEC or IPTV and Netflix streams in SD basic quality at most. If you want to see Netflix and other services in maximum quality consult our list of Android TV models with Netflix 4K, HBO and others. The S905 processor allows us to use basic apps and games. This brand has no known support where to turn, we will stay with Android 8.1 all your life.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Alfawise A9 includes the SoC Amlogic S905, a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-450mp5 GPU. We also find 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal eMMC storage that we can expand thanks to the microSD card reader installed on the side of the plastic box.
At the level of wireless connectivity we only have Wi-Fi with internal antenna (SV6051 Wifi Chip and without bluetooth). In the connectivity section we find a pair of USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet 10/100 connector, jack for IR extender and HDMI 2.0 and AV video outputs. As standard we have a classic IR control, DC charger and HDMI cable.
Price and availability
- The Alfawise A9 TV-Box can be purchased at Gearbest.com for $ 29.99 including shipping.