Another Box that comes to Chinese stores under the name of S8 Max + and that comes with the combo RK3328 SoC + 4GB of RAM + Android 9.0. Few new points in this product made directly from a Chinese factorie, only mention its USB Type-C interface although in advertising it is not specified if it is for power, data and / or video. A suitable Box to use it as a media player even in 4K resolutions and little else.
The Smart Box S8 Max plus can be compared with a similar model that we have already analyzed. This is an Android TV-Box that can be used as a basic media player with KODI or IPTV even in 4K resolutions and where we can also run simple games without too much resources. We must remember that these cheap Boxes do not have secured support and do not have DRM certificates with which we can only see Netflix as a basic image. If you are interested to watch Streaming services in HD quality and 4K you can see our list of TV-Box with DRM certificates compatible with these services.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box S8 Max + features the Rockchip RK3328 SoC that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-450mp2 GPU that includes native H.265 and VP9 video decoding up to 4K@60fps resolutions with support for HLG HDR. It has 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 64 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended by adding a memory card in the included microSD card reader.
Wireless connectivity of this TV-Box is dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. On the sides of the box with front display for the time we find a USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0, a USB Type-C, 10/100 network connector, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.0a port that allows to take up 4K@60fps video resolutions . It includes the classic IR remote control and an HDMI cable.
Price and availability in stores
- The Smart TV-Box S8 Max plus can be purchased at Gearbest.com for $52.99 (€47.54) with free shipping.