The options continue to increase when buying a Chinese Box equipped with the new S905X3 SoC from Amlogic called H9 X3. A TV-Box that is around $33, which can work perfectly as a basic media player with KODI and that at the connectivity level is quite complete thanks to its aC WiFi adapter and its Gigabit ethernet network port. A cheap box but with the typical limitations that these Chinese boxes have, since they cannot play streaming from the main payment platforms in HD and 4K quality.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box H9 X3 includes the new 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 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 32/64GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the included microSD card reader.
At the wireless connectivity level we find Dual Band Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.0 for all versions. The connectors included in the plastic box are not many since it has a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a Gigabit 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 TV-Box H9 X3 can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $ 33.28 with free shipping in its version with 4 / 32GB.