Follow the flood of Chinese Boxes equipped with the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a chip with a great quality-price ratio superior in many respects to the competition. Today’s new Smart Box is called IE X3 AIR and includes a fairly standard configuration with 4GB of RAM, Ethernet 10/100 and curiously a microUSB OTG port, something we have not seen for a long time. Another interesting multimedia box for its price, since it starts at less than $33, to be used as media player and apps.
SoC, RAM and storage
The IE X3 AIR TV-Box includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm that reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, you can see the power of this SoC 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 level of wireless connectivity we find integrated in the pcb Wifi aC Dual Band and Bluetooth 4.1 for all versions. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, an OTG microUSB, a Ethernet 10/100 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 as standard to start using this Smart Box from the start.
Price and availability
- The IE X3 AIR TV-Box can be purchased on Aliexpress.com for $ 32.63 with free shipping in its version with 4 / 32GB.