It’s been a while since we’ve seen any new Android Box with the AMlogic S922X SoC in stores, but today we’ve located what seems like a novelty, since we’ve found one with Android 11.
If the presence of Android 11 is confirmed (could be the typical Chinese fake and be Android 9), the X99 Max would be the first Box to carry the S922X SoC and this version of Android, which would give it a lot of useful life. This Box in terms of hardware is not bad at all because it has 4 GB of RAM, abundant storage memory, Bluetooth 5.0 and a Gigabit network connector, something that is always appreciated.
In any case, its price is too high for an Android Box with modest if not non-existent support and that lacks things like certificates to view paid streaming platforms like Netflix in maximum video quality. If you want more details about this SoC you can read our compartive of the Amlogic S922X SoC.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box X99 Max includes the powerful Amlogic S922X Hexa Core SoC, with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 processors capable of reaching 1.8Ghz + 2 ARM Cortex-A53 processors that reach 1.9Ghz. The GPU is an ARM Mali-G52 MP6 that allows us to run powerful games like PUBG as we have seen in some REVIEW. At the VPU level we have the Amlogic Video Engine processor with HDR support, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, etc…
The RAM memory soldered on the board is 4 GB LPDDR4, while the storage is 128 GB eMMc, expandable thanks to a micro SD card reader that we have on the side if we do not have enough.
As for wireless connectivity, the Android Box X99 Max has Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 5.0 with internal antenna. Regarding interfaces, we have a USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet connector, SPDIF digital audio output, an HDMI 2.1 and a 3.5 mm analogue audio and video output jack on the perimeter of the quadrangular box.
Included in the pack we have a basic remote control, although additionally during the purchase we can complete it with a flymouse with voice functions.
Price and availability of the X99 Max
- The Android Box X99 Max with Android 11 can be purchased on AliExpress from €107.81 / $109 with shipping included.