We found today a new cheap box with Android on AliExpress called H96 MAX W2, this time includes as a novelty a Wifi 6 chip unusual in this range.
This Android TV-Box offers us the Android 11 system and has a box with a colorful side. Thanks to the Amlogic processor, we will have no problems to use it as a mediaplayer. It is even compatible with the new AV1 video codec and supports content up to HDR 10+. An interesting SoC within the cheap range as you can see in our comparison and that is basically oriented to multimedia playback. We can also run all kinds of apps, and it can even be compatible with CoreELEC.
As usual we warn that it is not recommended to use this BOX to view paid platforms such as Netflix, as it lacks certificates to view them in maximum video quality, for this we have better options.
H96 MAX W2 Specifications
The new H96 MAX W2 includes soldered on its small motherboard an Amlogic S905W2 SoC manufactured in 12nm. This chip is a Quad Core with low power consumption ARM Cortex-A35 processors and a MALI-G3 MP2 GPU. This hardware is enough to move the Android 11 included, streaming apps, KODI, IPTV and some simple 3D game load that as always the CPU is cooled by a heatsink, so we do not have any ambient noise.
As we see in the store this Box offers versions with 2/4 GB of RAM DDR3 and 16/32/64 GB of storage memory eMMc. It also has a reader for memory cards in micro SD format that allows us to increase its internal storage capacity.
In terms of wireless connectivity, the H96 MAX W2 offers an unusual Wifi 6 chip with internal antenna and Bluetooth 5. As for connectors, on the perimeter of its circular plastic case we find 2 USB 2.0 ports, 3.5 mm connector for analog audio and video, HDMI 2.0 video output port and an Ethernet 100 connector.
Among the accessories included in the box we have a simple infrared remote control, power supply and all the necessary cables to start it right out of the box.
Price and availability
- The TV Box H96 MAX W2 with Amlogic S905W2 SoC can be purchased on AliExpress only for $32 with free shipping included using the store’s coupon.