Another option that we find in ALiexpress.com to Smartize our TV at a low price, only $35.47, with a Box that brings the S905X3 SoC from Amlogic as one of the best low-price solutions that we will find with Android 9.0.
Today’s box is called S9 Max and it has quite decent hardware at all levels that will allow us to use this Smart box as a 4K media player with KODI or for games just by connecting it to our TV thanks to its 4 GB of RAM. Interestingly this box includes support for screen rotation and thus use it on vertical screens, an option that is generally little seen in this range of boxes.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV-Box S9 Max includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured at 12 nm that reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. This SoC has four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and also an NPU for iA, you can see the power of this SoC in a comparative article of the S905X3. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with support for HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10 +, HDR10 and HLG. This Smart Box is available in versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from its micro SD card reader that we find on the side of its plastic box.
The Smart Box S9 Max has in the field of network connectivity with Dual-Band Wi-Fi aC, Bluetooth 4.2 and a 10/100 RJ-45 network connector. The connectors in the box are two USB 2.0 ports, another USB 3.0, SPDIF audio output, an HDMI 2.1 video output and an analogue audio and video output jack.
The operating system is Android 9.0 and a basic IR remote control is included in the basic pack with which we can use this Smart Box from the first moment.
Price and availability
- The TV Box S9 Max can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $35.47 with free shipping in its 4/32 GB version.