Another basic low-end box that appears in stores. This time under the name Vbox we have a low range equipped with the Rockchip RK3318 SoC although in this case at a mid-range price that makes its attractiveness almost reduced to zero. A box whose differential is basically it’s decoration of its upper part. In short and in our opinion a Chinese box to avoid.
We can see the possible performance of the Vbox in the review of a similar Box with the same SoC that we have already analyzed on our website. This Android TV-Box that can be used as a basic 4K media player with KODI or IPTV and in it we can also run simple games without too much demand for resources. Remember that these economic Boxes do not have secured support and do not have DRM certificates, so we can only see Netflix in the most basic image quality. If you are interested in watching paid streaming in HD or 4K quality you can see our TV-Box list with DRM certificates compatible with these streaming services.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart TV Box Vbox has the Rockchip RK3318 SoC that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5Ghz and a Mali-450mp5 GPU that includes native H.265 and VP9 video decoding even in 4K@60fps resolutions with HDR support. It has versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand by adding a memory card in the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connections this TV-Box has WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. On the sides of the box we find a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0, 10/100 network connector, analog AV jack, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.0 port. The classic IR remote control and an HDMI cable are included.
Price and availability in stores
- The Smart TV-Box Vbox can be purchased on Aliexpress.com only for $47.94 (€43.30) with free shipping.