New low-cost box that arrives at stores with the new AMlogic S905X3 SoC with which we can mount a decent media player with a minimum investment this time called HK1 X3. A Box that repeats a circular box that we have seen before and that this time includes a Gigabit network interface, WiFi aC and Bluetooth, aspects where manufacturers generally make cuts in this price range. The rest of the hardware is not bad and more considering that all versions include 4GB of RAM, an ideal amount for KODI and games.
SoC, RAM and storage
The HK1 X3 Smart TV Box includes the new AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm, which reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, a SOC that you can see in detail in our detailed review. 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 32/64 /128GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the included microSD card reader.
At the wireless connectivity level we find Wifi aC Dual Band and Bluetooth 4.0 for all its versions. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a Gigabit Ethernet connector, an analog AV interface and an HDMI 2.1 video output. The operating system is Android 9.0 and a basic IR remote control is included.
Price and availability
- The HK1 X3 TV-Box can be purchased at Banggood.com, Gearbest.com and Aliexpress.com only for $33.17 (€30.41) with free shipping in its version with 4 / 32GB.