Among the most crappy Chinese TV Boxes, the worst category is perhaps that of those that don’t even have a name, like the box that we present to you today and that draws our attention for including the Amlogic S905y4 SoC.
A chip that until now we had seen in certified Smart Boxes and that now seems to be making the leap to the generic market. A Box that already comes with Android TV 11 and that, among others, includes native decoding of the latest generation AV1 codec.
Nothing to highlight about this Box, since its connectivity options are quite basic, and we are not going to have the necessary certificates to be able to view paid streaming services such as Netflix or HBO Max in maximum quality.
This Smart TV Box includes an AMlogic S905Y4 processor, a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A35 processors and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU that reaches 850 Mhz. This SoC includes decoding of the new AV1 codec, support for video output up to 4K@60fps resolutions, and compatibility with HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision technologies.
Inside its plastic case, we have 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory soldered on board that can be expanded from the micro SD card reader included on the side of the plastic case.
Regarding wireless connectivity, we find Dual Band Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 5.0. The connectors included in the plastic box are two USB 2.0 ports, an analogue audio and video port, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, SPDIF audio output and an HDMI 2.0 video output.
The operating system is Android TV 11.0 and a remote control with microphone and various shortcut keys to streaming platforms is included, although Netflix, as you can see, is crossed out.
Price and availability
- This TV-Box with Android TV 11 and Amlogic S905y4 SoC can be purchased on AliExpress for around $62 with free shipping.