Good prices those found lately on Aliexpress, which makes us think that on its 2020 anniversary we will have very interesting discounts. Today we locate the Smart Box H9 X3 that with 4GB of RAM, Android 9.0 and SoC S905x3 will allow us to run any app without major problems, including powerful games, retro emulators, KODI, IPTV and play video even in 4K resolutions. A very cheap device, only $29.13, which despite its price includes WiFi aC, so it is an interesting alternative considering its characteristics, although it probably has little support for firmwares.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box H9 X3 includes the SoC of AMlogic S905X3, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm that reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a GPU Mali-G31 MP2, you can see this SoC in action in a comparative article of the S905X3. This SoC has 4 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and also an NPU for iA. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with support HDR Dolby Vision optional, HDR10 +, HDR10, HLG and PRIME HDR among others. This Box is available in versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connectivity we find Dual Band Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.0 with internal antenna. The connectors included in the plastic box are not many since it has a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, an analog AV interface and an HDMI 2.0 video output. The operating system is Android 9.0 and a basic IR remote control is included although we have the option of acquiring a more complete one.
Price and availability
- The H9 X3 TV-Box with Soc S905X3 can be purchased on Aliexpress.com for only $ 29.13 with free shipping using the U8HW4DT1RAY3 discount coupon.