New smart box that we found on Aliexpress.com equipped with the S905X3 SoC and with a fairly complete hardware to use it as a media player. This new Smart Box is called X3 Max and does not present major changes in design and hardware compared to others we have seen so far with a similar price. A Smart Box more within a range with many options but that will have little support for updates in the future and with which we will not be able to play paid streaming in FullHD and 4K quality.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Box X3 Max includes the AMlogic S905X3 chip, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm that reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, you can see the power of this SoC in a comparative article of the S905X3. This SoC has 4 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and also an NPU for iA. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with support HDR Dolby Vision optional, HDR10 +, HDR10, HLG and PRIME HDR among others. This Box is available in versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32/64GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connectivity we find integrated in Board Dual Band Wifi aC with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.2 in the two versions of this box. The connectors included in the plastic box are the usual of this range a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, SPDIF conector, analog audio and video jack, a Gigabit Ethernet interface and an HDMI 2.1 video output. The operating system is Android 9.0 and an IR remote control is included as standard in which we have some keys that allow us to clone functions of other controls.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box X3 Max can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $ 33.99 with free shipping in its version with 4 / 32GB.