Despite being named after a World War II tank, the new TV-Box with Android M18 is not particularly powerful or anything like that, but it is just another Chinese TV box that joins the list of mediocre equipment. This time we have a team based on the Low Cost SoC Amlogic S905W Quad Core, suitable for use in TV with a maximum resolution of 1080P and with which apps like Kodi work without major problems.
SoC, RAM and storage
The M18 we see that its core is the well-known Low Cost Amlogic S905W SoC that integrates four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores capable of reaching 1.5GHz and a Mali-450mp5 GPU capable of decoding video up to 4K @ 30fps resolutions . It has 1 / 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8 / 16GB of eMMc storage memory, which can be extended thanks to the microSD card reader included in one side of the plastic box.
At the level of connectivity we only have Wi-Fi / g / n with internal antenna and as connectors we have an HDMI 2.0 interface, a pair of USB 2.0 connectors, an analog A / V output and finally a network connector 10/100 R- J45.
The operating system is Android 7.1.2 and among the accessories is included an infrared remote control of the most basic that does not have a microphone as we see lately.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box M18 can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $32 (€27.44 ) with shipping included in its cheaper version with 1 / 8GB.
bricked 2 of these boxes and cant seem to recover anyone been able?
Install a firmware using a PC.
tried unsuccessfully several firmwares micro sd way, usb-c to unit, and usb 2.0 to unit always fails.
Try with another PC and different USB2.0 ports.