New Chinese TV Box equipped with the new Amlogic Quad Core S905X4 SoC called HK1 RBOX that we find in oriental online stores and that arrives with Android 11 as a system.
A fairly complete Smart Box, as it includes 4 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi aC, Gigabit Ethernet and the ability to decode the AV1 codec for a fairly modest price. As we always remember, this is a suitable Box as a multimedia player, KODI or similar or to run games or emulators but not suitable for using paid streaming platforms, since it does not have certificates to view them in the best video quality. If you want more information about this SoC you can read our review.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box HK1 RBOX includes the AMlogic S905X4 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm with low consumption ARM Cortex-A55 processors that theoretically reach 2 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. The VPU includes 4K @ 60fps, HDR, HDR10 and HLG support.
We have several versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32/64/128 GB of eMMc storage and a micro SD card reader.
In the field of wireless connectivity, all versions of this Box have dual-band Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 4.1. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, 3.5 mm AV connector, SPDIF digital audio output, Gigabit Ethernet, and an HDMI 2.1 video output.
As usual, HDMI cable, power supply and a basic IR remote control are included to be able to use this Smart Box from the first moment, although we have other options with different remote controls.
Price and availability in stores
- The HK1 RBOX TV-Box with Android 11 can be purchased on AliExpress and Banggood.com from €46.03 / $53 including shipping and VAT for Europe.
Hello, I am really interested to buy Transpeed X4 tv box: I believe it’s the same as HK1 Rbox but with Gigabit ethernet port included (instead of 100Mbit port). I’ll be using box for movie streaming only. But some buyers of this box say it’s overheating during 4K movie streaming too, not just gaming. Do you have any additional info, is it cooling fan mandatory for using this box for movie streaming only (I don’t like to have temperatures at 90 degrees C)? Are there any comparable alternatives to this box (rooted, android 11, AV & SPDIF out)? Thank you… Read more »