REVIEW: Sunvell T95Q with the new Amlogic S905X2 SoC

Sunvell T95Q is the Android TV-Box of which we present today its review, a model with peculiar round design that helps us to test for the first time the new Amlogic S905X2 SoC that brings interesting improvements compared to the previous S905X as we seen in an special article about it. This TV-Box has interesting hardware specifications since it has 4GB of RAM, dual band Wifi, Gigabit Ethernet and as a system we have Android 8.1 installed. We will see in our usual detailed review how this device behaves and the potential of its hardware.
  • Sunvell T95Q can be purchased in only for $51.5 (45,81€) with shipping cost using the coupon AndroidpcT95Q
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ModelSunvell T95Q
Basic SpecsSoC: Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core Cortex A-53 (64bit) / GPU Mali-G31 MP2 / 4x ARM-A53 @ 1.8GHz
System: Android 8.1 Oreo (32bit)
Ram and storage: 4 GB DDR4 – 32/64 GB eMMC (32GB in review)
Network: Wifi Dual band + Bluetooth 4.1 (AP6255) – Gigabit Ethernet
Ports: HDMI 2.1 4K@75fps / AV Jack 3.5mm / SPDIF / 1x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 / MicroSD
Extras: IR remote control / HDMI cable / Manual / DC 5V 2A adapter
Check full specifications


The TV-Box Sunvell T95Q undoubtedly stands out for its peculiar round box, at the top it has the logo of the model as the only decoration. Another highlight is the green LED lighting strip as a decoration that is illuminated with a slow beat , it can not be turned off in any way within the system settings.

  • Materials and measures: Plastic / 4.7 x 0.8 inch (120 x 20 mm) / 6.3 oz (180 gr)
  • Package contents: Manual / Adapter DC 5V 2A / HDMI cable / IR remote control (2x AAA batteries not included).
  • Interfaces: HDMI 2.1 4K@75fps / AV Jack (reset inside) / SPDIF / 1x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 / MicroSD
  • Leds and panel: Green perimeter LED
  • Remote control: The basic IR control with copying keys for other commands.
  • Alternative remote control: We can control remotely from our mobile or Android TV-Box using the app  Cetusplay or connect a flymouse, mouse or keyboard.

In the back side we have the bulk of the connectors, as a novelty with this SoC we have USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0, AV jack (with the flash button inside), round power connector, Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI 2.1 compatible video output 4K@75fps HDR, optical audio output and microSD slot. In the lower part we have ventilation slots and three rubber feet.


Environment and user experience

We start the Sunvell T95Q by connecting it to the power source, it turns on automatically and the green led circle lights up. After a pretty psychedelic input animation we get to the default launcher based on the classic squares, we can only customize the lower bar with the shortcuts that interest us. The system moves very smoothly and quickly between the apps, there are no hardware performance problems thanks to the SoC S905X2 and the 4GB of DDR4 RAM.

  • Launcher: Basic Launcher / YES we can change launcher but only Pixel launcher works 100% / Android UI rendering at 1080p.
  • Multitasking and access: Multitasking not available directly / No lower access bar and notification area.
  • Installed apps: Google play, Netflix, several streaming apps, modified Kodi, Airpin and Youtube.
  • Languages: All the international Android classics.
  • On/Off Controls: Pressing the power off button brings up a Restart or Shutdown menu.

System, support and store apps

Regarding the settings the Sunvell T95Q has three different settings menus, one the classic side menu with global android settings, another with TV-Box settings and finally the Android classics with the background in white. The Google Play store behaves normally and we can find the most common apps. The version of the system and the compilation of the kernel is quite new.

  • System version: Android 8.1.0 (32 bit) / Kernel 4.9.61 (11-09-2018).
  • App store: Google Play with all the apps available for the Android system.
  • Brand support: This model does not have brand support, we will publish the firmwares that we find on the network.
  • Root and scene: The system IS rooted / There are no custom firmwares for this TV-Box / NOT compatible with LibreELEC.


Storage and RAM Memory

We perform our usual memory tests and internal storage in the Sunvell T95Q using the SD bench app. As we can see in the tests, the internal storage speed is good, which makes the system show fast. We also have as a novelty with a USB 3.0 port that allows us much higher reading speeds than the classic USB 2.0 although the writing does not reach the maximum of this type of ports. Sometimes when we connecting a hard drive to the USB port the box has rebooted.

  • Storage: Total 32GB – Free 24GB. / Is expandable with a USB memory stick
  • RAM: Total 4GB – Free 3GB / DDR4.
  • Compatible formats: NTFS compatible / exFAT compatible
USB 2.0USB 3.0microSDSATA
Read / Write22/21 MB/s152/31 MB/s22/21 MB/s

WIFI and Bluetooth

In Wi-Fi connections, the Sunvell T95Q TV-Box has a Wifi a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz without Bluetooth 4.1 with which we connect to an ASUS RT-AC1200G+ Router, a mid-range device. We perform tests on the use of streaming using the iPerf measurement tool to see the maximum performance of each network adapter.

  • Wifi speed results: Correct speed for this wifi adapter, quite stable.
  • Wifi range: At a distance of 5 meters with a wall we have a signal of 41 dBm, correct values.
  • Bluetooth: We can connect compatible devices without problems.
  • We recommend reading our Tutorial SAMBA on Android networks if we are going to use files from our network PC.

Power consumption, temperature and noise

The power consumption of the Android TV Sunvell T95Q using the Amlogic S905X2 SoC has very good results in terms of efficiency, this new SoC manufactured in 12nm has a maximum consumption of only 5W which is lower than the previous S905X.

We check the performance of the TV-Box in scenarios of maximum sustained performance and in its usual use, we use a stress app for fifteen minutes and thermal camera to detect hot areas. As we have seen the Sunvell T95Q has no ventilation slots but the heat sink system works perfectly.

  • Loss of performance: The system maintains a maximum constant performance, there is very little loss of performance.
  • Temperature: The upper part heats up a little but does not affect the general use of the TV-Box.
  • Noise: Fanless system, 0db.



As for power, the Sunvell T95Q has very good results and leaves the new Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core SoC with ARM Cortex-A53 processors and Mali-G31 MP2 GPU in a very good position. If we compare the results we can see it at the same level of the most powerful Amlogic S912 SoC, this processor goes below the powerful models like the Rockchip RK3399 that already integrates Cortex-A73 cores, in general an excellent product by the price that this TV-Box has.


Games and gamepads

In the gaming aspect the Sunvell T95Q have the Amlogic S905L SoC that integrates a Mali-450MP5 GPU, this model allows us to correctly move most Android titles without performance problems and good compatibility. The games with a high 3D load also move quite well and this GPU allows us to play them correctly in low or medium settings.


Video and audio connections

In terms of multimedia playback, the Sunvell T95Q behaves perfectly using the S905X2 SoC, a product that supports HDMI 2.1 video output that theoretically allows maximum resolution up to 4K@75fps with HDR information. We also have SPDIF optical audio output and AV jack for old stereo or TV audio.

As a novelty in this SoC we verify that we have image quality settings with brightness, contrast and saturation, and several preconfigured modes but they do not seem to take effect when selecting them. It also has DNR “Digital Noise Reduction” that effects a smoothing effect of the image with results that depend on personal tastes. We also have specific settings to activate Dolby Vision if we have a compatible TV.

Video playback test

We passed our video playback tests on the Sunvell T95Q, a device that integrates the S905X2 SoC and a VPU compatible with most modern video formats as we see in the video tests. We can use players like MX Player or install KODI from Google Play, we can uninstall the pre installed without problems. This model is NOT compatible with LibreELEC.

The new engine of the VPU called TruLife Gen8 gives us a pretty good image quality, we have more defined colors than in the S905X models where video processing is basic. We must also highlight the best compatibility with VP9 P2 video in 4K resolution, plus we notice improvements in the playback of Anime HVEC but still charge the CPU.

Test results

H.264 / VC-1Result
BBB – H.264 8bit – Simple@L1 – 1080p@25fps – 7 MbpsCorrect
Samsung Oceanic Life – H.264  8bit – High@L5.1 – 1080p@30fps – 40 MbpsCorrect
Timelapse – H.264 8bit – High@L5.1 – 4K@24fps – 43 MbpsCorrect
Anime – H.264 10bit – High 10@L5.1 – 1080p@24fps – 10 MbpsCorrect
MKV – VC-1 – Advance@L3 – 1080p@24fps – 17 MbpsCorrect
H.265 / VP9 SDR
Tears of steel – HVEC 8bit – Main@L6.2@Main – 1080p@24fps – 17 MbpsCorrect
Samsung UHD Dubai – HVEC 10bit – Main 10@L5.2@Main – 4K@24fps – 51 MbpsCorrect
Anime – HVEC 10bit –  Main 10@L4@Main – 1080p@24fps – 21 MbpsCorrect
Eye of the Storm – VP9 – 4K@24fps – 14 MbpsCorrect
H.265 / VP9 HDR
Life of Pi HDR10 –  HVEC 10bit – Main 10@L5.1@High – 4K@24fps – 45 MbpsCorrect
LG Demo – Dolby Vision – HVEC 12bit – Main 10@L5@Main – 4K@24fps – 30 MbpsCorrect
Planet Earth II – HDR HLG 10bit  – Main 10@L5@High – 4K@25fps – 31 MbpsCorrect
The world in HDR – VP9 Profile 2 10bit – 4K@60fps – 20 MbpsCorrect
Peru 8K HDR – VP9 Profile 2 10bit – 8K@60fps – 20 MbpsFrameskip
Jellyfish – HVEC 10bit – Main 10@L6.1@High – 4K@30fps – Test up to 400 Mbps100 Mbps = 12,5 MB/s
  • * The maximum bitrate depends on the internal storage, usb port, Ethernet adapter or wifi used, we have used the fastest available, see Hardware tests section of this same review to have more information and have consider the limitations of SAMBA Networks.

Audio playback test

Testing the Sunvell T95Q using a Yamaha RXV-577 AV receiver we check that they supports DD and DTS pass through sound. We can only listen to the multi-channel audio up to 5.1, if we do not have an AV receiver and we have problems to listen to files with AC3 or multichannel sound we must configure the system to listen to configure the system to listen to multichannel AC3 videos in stereo on any TV.

  • Ports: HDMI up to 5.1 / Optical output SPDIF up to 5.1 / Stereo audio jack
  • Certification: No
  • Chomecast Audio: No

Audio test results

FormatsDD / DTS 5.1DD+ / DTS MADD True / DTS HRDD Atmos / DTS X
HDMIOKOK / CoreCoreCore*
  • PCM – Stereo only doing downmix from DD or DTS
  • Core – Only the core of the format is played back with what we passed to the Dolby / DTS base system
    * Our AV receiver does not support these native formats but we verify that it is played back to 7.1

Streaming services

We pass the classic tests on streaming services to see how the most popular services work. In this model does not have certificates for these services. The Sunvell T95Q model presents the classic configuration without certificates that limits us in quality in several streaming services, as it does not have notification bars, it also presents some classic problem of this type of configuration.

  • DRM: Google Widevine L3
  • Certification: No
Streaming serviceVideo / AudioResultManual
YoutubeFullHD (1080p) / StereoOK
Google Play MoviesHD (720p) / StereoOK
NetflixSD (480p) / StereoOKNetflix on Android
HBO NordicFullHD (1080p) / StereoPause icon lock in the middle of the screen
Amazon Prime VideoSD (480p) / StereoOKAmazon Prime video on Android




Sunvell T95Q _













  • S905X2 SoC with improvements
  • Firmware Android 8.1 stable
  • Wifi and Ethernet Gigabit works fine
  • 4GB DDR4 and fast eMMC
  • Low price


  • No Android notification or quick access
  • When connects a USB drive sometimes reboots


As we have verified the new Sunvell T95Q offers us an interesting device for the price, we have a TV-Box with the latest Amlogic S905X2 SoC that brings us interesting improvements in several aspects. In this model we now have USB 3.0 and a pretty good network connectivity performance through Wifi or the Gigabit Ethernet port. We have also been surprised by the speed of internal storage that is noticeable when using the system, the 4GB of DDR4 RAM also help without a doubt. A model that works perfectly as a video player with improvements in image quality, for KODI or for games and apps.

The Sunvell T95Q despite with the releasing of the new Amlogic S905X2 SoC has a fairly stable and solid firmware, something that is not very common when we are with the first versions of a new SDK, the Android 8.1 system runs normally and we only have some small graphic glitches in some apps. It should be noted that if we do not have quick access bars and Android notifications what tarnishes a little the final result. In general we have a TV-Box with good results that debuts the new SoC of Amlogic quite decently.


  • Sunvell T95Q can be purchased in only for $51.5 (45,81€) with shipping cost using the coupon AndroidpcT95Q
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my t95q mouth caught with app, what should I do? I already reseted and can not change the option …. remote control locked too


hmmm ok but openvpn is quite good imho…


Has anyone managed to run a VPN on this box??? I have installed openvpn, it works, the VPN is established…. however no app can see it, apparently… ???


Tried with 3 others (note the one I use with openvpn is a paid vpn service, the other 3 were free), None of them worked, they all do the same (VPN appears connected, but no traffic possible). I suspect setup of the damn box…


There is a newer version on your site (, but the files in the .zip don’t resemble any of the 3 flash methods the site lists. They LOOK as though they are intended for some other process(?). For example there’s a boot.img and a bootloader.img in the zip root…


Hm, ok the .zip seems to be created for loading to SD card then reboot with “button held down”. Then it starts up a text menu list that includes “update from sd card”… then THAT doesn’t work… sigh.


Ok thanks a lot, that way worked fine, 🙂 did not fix the basic VPN issue though… 🙁


It’s ok, I got the VPN up eventually, 🙂


what did you do to get it working?


Hi, you mean the GT1 MINI Firmware, no? if so, have you tried the latest 901N0? on this T95Q


How to flash g1 mini firmware?? I flashed new firmware save the Zipped file to sd card and did the update thru the OTA on the t95q and worked perfect, But i couldn’t get the g1 mini to update the same way

Frank Hiett

Should I turn box off at night or just let it go to stand by


Connected ethernet cable to router.
Can’t access android box ethernet connection in settings.
The wording is blue in settings.
Have turned off wifi and rebooted. Still no access.
Is there a fix to this?

Nikhil asok

My box is not working yet . Only a blue cour , no signal to tv and monitor


how do you change the led colour with the remote?


can the led be turned off?


You can only open the box and remove the led.

Frank Hiett

I having a problem connecting Bluetooth using Samsung galaxy s6 phone, any suggestions

Frank Hiett

Can’t connect m3u Motorola Bluetooth any such

Frank Hiett

Do you need to download a cleaner such as clean master or just use the built in memory cleaning tool? Also do you need to force close apps after use?

Anzil Ali

not navigation bar


its not necessary to change the firmware, just install navigation bar from playstore, it works for me…


Is it the best box under 65$ range???and are their any issues with the box..because many people are saying that it over heats and does not recognise usb and dont play 4k mkv’s very well

Thanks in advance mate


Since using beelink fw disable the remote, any advice how to make the Remote enabled again?


Thanks, however with a wireless mouse how can I control the power on? The device has no power on button, only option would be just unplug and plug the power cable?
Do you see any other option to power on? Thanks in advance for your advice.


With the beelink firmware you can still power on/off the device with the original remote, the (black not the blue) “volume down” button is the “power on/off” now, also the “arrow down” still working and the “app” button is now the new “volume down”.


Anyone experiencing bluetooth keyboard connectivity issue with this device? im getting message couldn’t pair. im using Rii i8+BT LED Backlit Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard.

Frank Hiett

We’re you able to get an answer regarding Bluetooth connection

Big Nightmare

On the box I have I can only 6 apps across the bottom on the home screen. Seems odd as every box with a similar home screen has space for 8. The gap it leaves with 6 is just odd. Is there a way to increase it?


just use this Launcher -> Square Home Launcher (Google PlayStore)
it has a lot of options.

Frank Hiett

I use tv launcher


just use another launcher like “square home launcher”. 🙂

Is it possible to turn the LED light on the top of the box from flashing or turn off altogether there’s no option on the remote that came with the box and I can’t find it in settings


the only way is to open the box and remove the led. 🙂

johnny treffry

How do I turn led lights off on t95z there’s no option on remote or can I find it in settings

Advanced Plop

I used DUCT tape to cover it up.


Anyone can help?poor playback with 4k videos streamed through magic dragon..anyone can test with beelink firmware?

Vitaly Gurtskaya

Every time the box is off and on again, it is back to the Chinese language. Is there are any way to fix the language setting permanently to English?


can it flash with this beelink firmware?? will no brick???

Rob Pitt

Can this box connect to a VPN via Ethernet? My current Android TV box has a bug which prevents this. If you don’t know, download the ExpressVPN app it gives you a week’s trial.


Some has official ROM link, unfortunately I bricked it using TWRP and now I cannot start it anymore. I’d like to try to flash


Hi , i just got mine yesterday. Do NOT install Super User , you will brick your t95q as i did. The reset button is located inside the av port. With a toothpik you can press it. I got into reset meny , wiped cahce partition , wiped data partition with no efect ! it stucks at boot up logo !! I can not find the stock firmware anywhere !!! Please help. Thank you .

ps got it from gearbest , i just opened a ticket with them.

Billy Georgiou

Exactly the same here my friend, just opened a ticket with gearbest

Billy Georgiou

Interesting, never done that, and what are you suggesting me to say, something like “i’m entitled as an owner of a T95Q to have acces to the firmware(ROM) of the device?” or just asking for a refund just because of the lack of it?


Billy Georgiou

Ok, if i don’t get any respond from gearbest the next days i’ll do that, thanks a lot Kim i’ll keep you informed.


Gearbest is trying to contact the suplier and they do not givr me the contact info…..


Today response from gearbest.

Gearbest Customer Support At01/11/2019 04:51:51 CST

Thank you very much for your response and your detailed information, we sincerely thank you.

We are currently processing your order.

The supplier is sending us an installation package.

Once the download is done, we will send to you immediately.

Please wait patiently for 48 hours.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Yes you are kim , yes you are , ok i will do.




I can not get sound from any source


My Tv Box crashed again with no reason , tried many times with no veil…. Through it in the garbage….thank you guys for your effort .

Billy Georgiou

While i’m waiting for gearbest to confirm with their technical department and provide me with a solution i did an extensive testing of the firmware you provided, well this firmware is totally unstable, while the procedure went smoothly (burning the .img file on an sd card and by holding the reset button the device went straight to update the firmware), after the first reboot the boot sequence completed with success and the start menu finally came back!!! but not for long, when i tried to to open the settings menu i got the first restart, i said ok maybe it’s… Read more »

Billy Georgiou

NEWSFLASH!!! Just got an email from gearbest regarding my issue and guess what???? They’ve send me a link for the same file that you provided 3 days ago!!! And i mean the exact same zip file with links to your site included!!! Oh man this is so funny!!!

“Thank you for your answer, and we are sorry about the delay.

This should be the right firmware for your tv-box:!5cUFFaqI!FjnLBhDGZygd-RP31IZsHisSO6INQGy6DlnbfTAZWiI

Let us know if it works.”


I wanted to purchase this tv box, do you recommend this or any other?

Billy Georgiou

Total success with the Beelink GT1 Mini Firmware 114N0, i encourage everybody that has a T95Q to flash this firmware, it totally transforms the device!!! It’s stable (so far), everything works smoothly, faster and even the screen resolution is better, the beelink file explorer rocks, the annoying obligatory screen saver that causes most of the problems is out(finally), the colors are better, and you even have the small menu that rises from the bottom so you can use the task manager(finally), the firmware does not include Netflix and Kodi but you can install it straight away using the AppMarket(which i… Read more »


Hi Billy Georgiou

A friend of mine has bought one. Can you pelase tell me if you expirience any problem with the beelink firmware ? Bluetooth , wifi , lan , usb ?

thank you !!

Billy Georgiou

Hi Nasos The answer in a big NO, everything is working perfectly, i have just updated to the latest firmware 115N0 through the beelink app that is included without losing any of my files, it’s like a brand new device, and as i said before it’s the way T95Q should work in the first place, my model is the 4GB RAM/ 64GB ROM and it’s working straight on the last 30 hours without any problem. Go ahead and do it, i used Burn Card Maker and the .img file, you have to make an account in the beelink forum… Read more »


I will tel my friend. Just one more thing , my friend told me that she uses the spdif port for sound , does that work too ? I thing that the beelink mini does not have spdif .

Billy Georgiou

YEP, the spdif is working fine, this is what i use too!!!


my friend tried diferent ways with beelink firmware, always stuck at beelink logo after update….


she does not have the cable needed for the pc flash method.

Billy Georgiou

i didn’t have the slightest problem with the SD Card procedure, i ‘ve used the Burn Card Maker and the 1.1GB .img file, you have to tick all the boxes first, then the program partitions the card, formats the card, remember to use allocation unit size 16 kb, after that the program starts to burn the image and you’re ending up with 3 files on the card, that’s all. After the flashing you have to wait a little on the black background with the beelink logo screen, around 2 minutes and then it comes the animated circles screen and after… Read more »


You meen the usb cable firmware ?


Exactly, the GT1-mini_115N0.img file in the USB cable firmware folder


Is the box’s temperature lower now with the beelink software?



I am looking the best Tv Box with android which one is the best between T95Z plus and T95Q with android 8.1


Which one is best between T95Z plus and T95Q before I purchase …


Like Billy said, the Beelink GT1 Mini Firmware is really better ! The launcher works very well and show plenty of information. The only drawback : The remote control that came with the t95q didn’t work anymore.


T95q uses IR remote, while Beelink GT1 uses RF remote.

chris betz

how do you flash it?


please man..teach us where to get the file and how to flash it


many thanks


I think the beelink firmware download links not working any one experiencing that?


Thanks man. I’ll check on.


Has anyone tried the Poison firmware on the T95Q Amlogic S905X2 TV box Poison ROM firmware update

Advanced Plop

There is an article here
I do not plan to use it until I know what the changes are and hear some good feedback.


And pilot does it work OK on new firmware?