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 $33.17 (€30.41) with free shipping in its version with 4 / 32GB.
This box is really not good it runs slow and it have a bad navigation system. It is slower than the mxq pro+ 2gb/16gb. Dont waste money on this box.
The best box i have is the H96 pro+ 3gb/32gb. It run fast and the tempertur goes to max 45 degress becouse i mounted a fan under it. 5 full season in row and stil max 45 degress. 5 years since ibouth my h96 and i have check more than 50 boxes and no one runs better.
5$ for the fan 🙂
Thanks for the info.
i try to install recovery to to hk1 x3 but it stuck at startup
i search for a firmware to it but i didn’t find because its new
i found a firmware at Baidu but i cant download it cause you must be chinese
so can any one help me to find this Rom
this is the link for the firmware
Extraction code: w1nm
if any one can download it
We will download and publish.
Thanks for the link.
Use this link to get the firmware
REMEMBER. This is a OTA update firmvare so you hsve to use a USB flash drive and it only work in the USB 3.0 port.
Here is link to how you do it 🙂
This link is from the manufactor it is android 9 with correction update so the RJ45 port works perfect. I bouth 2 HK1 X3 S905X3 and the firmware had some errors so the RJ45 port dident work so i got this new firmware from them. Date 1301-2020 😉
It works perfect even the 2 ekstra movie apps that it contain 😉
It would be a good thing to activate the devoleper setting and dont root it no need to root it all apps and much more works perfect without root.
Here is how it looks in recovery.
Better than X96 Max?
If we don’t test it we can’t know. Maybe.
No but the rockchip has som issues and is not the best chips.