It seems that the systems of search by voice are penetrating deep between the manufacturers of TV-Box since the new Alfawise Z1 joins this tendency adding to its hardware a bluetooth remote with microphone with this functionality and Android 7.1.2 like SO. In another order of things the Alfawise Z1 is a TV-Box with the typical quadrangular plastic box that houses inside a very correct hardware with the S912 Octa SoC at the head. It remains to be seen how voice searches have been implemented in the system and if they are functional, something we will see in our next review.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV-Box Alfawise Z1 includes as the engine the well-known and powerful Amlogic Octa Core S912 SoC that integrates processors ARM Cortex-A53 of 64 bit and a GPU Mali-T820MP3 with support for decoding of UHD video 4K 60fps and HDR among others. This TV-Box also has on board 3 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand thanks to the microSD card reader included in the chassis. A more than enough configuration to be able to run any 3D game and apps of all kinds without problems and smoothly.
Regarding wireless connectivity, this TV-Box includes Dual Band WiFi with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.1. At the level of interfaces on the sides of the box we have two USB ports, SPDIF digital audio output, Gigabyte network connector, HDMI 2.0 video output and SPDIF digital audio output.
Price and availability in stores
- The Alfawise Z1 TV-Box can be purchased at Gearbest.com for $81.99 although shipments will not start until early June.