It seems that Android 8.1 Oreo is gradually winning their space on the TV-Box sector with Android and every day we see some new equipment like the S8 MAX that incorporates this modern version of the popular OS. The S8 MAX is a typical Chinese product with its plastic box with LED front that we have seen previously in some mediaplayer more and that this time includes 4 GB of RAM and a SoC Quad as the RK3328 of Rockchip very solvent in general terms for playback video in any format and resolution.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV-Box with Android S8 MAX uses the SoC Rockchip RK3328 as the engine, a chip that has four ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-450mp2 GPU that includes native decoding of H.265 / VP9 video and is capable of playing video even in 4K@60fps resolutions with support for HLG HDR. We also have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage eMMc expandable thanks to the microSD card reader that we have on the side.
Other hardware specifications
This TV-Box also integrates dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 inside. At the level of connectivity we have on the sides of its plastic box a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0, SPDIF audio connector, analog AV audio / video jack, RJ45 10/100 network port and an HDMI 2.0a port.
The operating system included as we say is the new Android 8.1 OREO and among the accessories we have an IR remote control and HDMI 2.0 cable.
Price and availability in stores
- The TV-Box S8 MAX can be purchased on Aliexpress.com for $81 (€68.66) shipping costs included.