Today we came across the GameBox G11 on AliExpress, a retro console based on the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, one of the best options for a retro console.
A system with enough power to move most apps, play 4K UHD content at 60 fps without problems and play games in 2D and some 3D. This is the typical Chinese Android Box with some additions, such as a pair of joysticks to play without problems. As systems, we have Android TV 9 pre-installed in the internal memory as in a normal Box and EmuELEC 4.5 in a micro SD. Just insert the micro SD with EmuELEC and loaded with games, to boot the Box in emulation mode and access the games, if we don’t insert it, the Box will boot with Android TV.
A simple and fairly cheap solution for those who don’t want to complicate themselves with installations and downloads of retro games. Although we have the option of using a TV-Box like this with similar characteristics and installing EmuELEC.
GameBox G11 Specifications
The GameBox G11 box includes an AMlogic S905X3 SoC manufactured in 12nm. This chip is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A55 processors that reach speeds of up to 1.9 GHz and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, a processor about which you can read our comparison. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG support among others.
We also have 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of internal storage inside.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we find Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for all available versions. The connectors included in the plastic box are the usual ones found in most boxes, a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, an analogue audio and video output interface, and an HDMI video output. 2.1.
An infrared remote control is also included, sufficient to operate the Android TV 9 that comes as standard at a basic level.
Price and availability
- The GameBox G11 can be purchased on AliExpress from $49 with free shipping in its version with a 64 GB micro SD card.