If before the interaction with the television was done only by antenna or satellite, for some time things have definitely changed. With the spread in many broadband houses, the TV Box market has grown exponentially. That's why in this article we give you our ranking of the best Chinese TV Box. Through these products it is possible to have access, in fact, to the various streaming platforms, as well as to their multimedia contents offline and, in some cases, to video games.
We remind you that, being products subject to offers, prices and availability are variable over time. Below you can see the list of various devices, which can be purchased at Chinese stores like GearBest, BangGood e GeekBuying. Some products may also be present on Amazon ed eBay: in this case, the price is almost always higher.
Last updated: 3 January 2019
The best Chinese TV Boxes
SCISHION V88 MINI
Among the low-cost proposals, the Scishion V88 Mini It is one of the choices most appreciated by users. This is a very light TV box, with only 93 g weight in a 10 x 10 x 1.6 cm shell. Inside there is a hardware compartment with chipset Rockchip RK3229, with processor quad-core up to 1.5 GHz, flanked by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of memory expandable through microSD up to 32 GB.
This ensures full support for 4K files in H.264 and H.265 files in 10 bits as well as VP9, with bitrates up to 250 Mbps. Connectivity is guaranteed by the support Wi-Fi b / g / n, together with the HDMI 2.0, S / PDIF inputs, well 3 USB ports 2.0, Ethernet port and AV.
Small and compact TV BOX equipped with a processor Amlogic S905X Quad-core is supported by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 64 GB. Supports 4K resolution and Dual Band WiFi. Also present a display that notifies the time and the status of the Box.
MECOOL M8S PLUS
Always in the economic sector of the TV Box sector, the Mecool M8S Plus it is another option very much appreciated by the community. Change the hardware platform, based on a processor quad-core Cortex-A53 licensed Amlogic. The graphic processing is entrusted to the Mali-450 GPU up to 450 MHz, always assisted by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of memory expandable through microSD.
The software component is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and support is present Stalker MAG25x. Connectivity side does not lack support Wi-Fi b / g / n, with HDMI 2.0, AV hardware inputs and two 2.0 USB ports. All this involves the support of video formats 4K UHD like H.265, H.265 / HEVC, HDR and so on.
Climbing slightly in price we find theX96, one of the TV Box more compact available on the market. In fact, the body measures 9.1 x 9.1 x 1.8 cm, for a weight of 116 g. This includes a SoC inside Amlogic S905W, which includes a processor quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0 GHz.
To handle the graphic part we find again the Mali-450 GPU, but this time together with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory expandable through microSD. The software platform is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, with support for H.264, H.265 / HEVC, VP9, HDR10 and others. We find then Wi-Fi b / g / n, together with HDMI inputs 2.0, S / PDIF, 2 2.0 USB ports, Ethernet and AV.
TANIX TX3 MINI
In the same price range we also find the Tanix TX3 Mini, equally apt choice. Aesthetically and functionally speaking, this TV Box differs from almost all the others by the presence of a digital clock in the front part.
The hardware equipment always includes a chipset Amlogic S905W, therefore with Cortex-A53 and Mali-450 quad-core CPUs. We also find 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage expandable through microSD, all this on a software basis Android 7.1 Nougat. The connectivity department includes Wi-Fi b / g / n and HDMI inputs 2.0, S / PDIF, 2 2.0 USB ports, Ethernet and AV.
H96 MAX H1
Among many minimal and sober TV Boxes, theH96 Max H1 is undoubtedly one of the most colorful and original, therefore suitable to be used as a decoration. It is also quite compact, with measurements of 9.8 x 9.8 x 2.4 cm and 280 g weight. The performances are guaranteed by the chipset Rockchip RK3328, which provides a processor quad-core Cortex-A53 and Mali-450 graphics card, with operating system Android 7.1 Nougat.
More capacious memories, in this case from ben 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage expandable through microSD. It also improves the connectivity department, with Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI input 2.0, S / PDIF, 1 x USB 3.0, 3 2.0 USB ports, Ethernet and AV.
XIAOMI MI BOX
La Xiaomi Mi Box It is undoubtedly one of the best choices when it comes to Chinese TV Box. This is because we are dealing with a product suitable for all users, even those less "expert" in the sector. Starting from the software, based on Android TV on 7.1 Nougat base and with Widevine L1 support, and remote control with voice commands in Italian.
Although the hardware compartment does not shine on paper compared to the competition, the performance is more than satisfactory. The Amlogic chipset with CPU quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0 GHz, Mali-450 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB memory allows you to play movies in 4K, also from Netflix and with audio support DTS e Dolby Digital Plus. The connectivity department includes Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0, S / PDIF, USB 2.0 and AV.
SUNVELL T95Z PLUS
Returning to talk about cheap TV Box but since extravagant look, Sunvell T95Z Plus It is certainly one of the most original products. In addition to having a hexagonal shape, the whole is enriched by a texture with a sci-fi and a flavor LED strip all around the body. Furthermore, it is a rather powerful TV Box, given the presence of the chipset Amlogic S912.
This integrates a CPU octa-core and an ARM graphics card Mali-T820 MP3. Memory side we have two variants, that is from 2 / 16 GB e 3 / 32 GB, in both cases expandable through microSD. To complete the whole we find Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0, S / PDIF, 2 x USB 2.0 and Ethernet port.
It is known, even the eye wants its part. And in a vastness of TV Box completely black, there are those who are perhaps looking for a white color alternative that best suits your living room or office. And the Beelink A1, besides having this color, it is very compact, with dimensions of 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.7 cm and a weight of 95 g.
Not bad even the hardware compartment, led by the chipset Rockchip RK3328, quad-core Cortex-A53 and Mali-450 GPU, together with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory expandable through microSD. The software, on the other hand, is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Do not miss the Dual Band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and AV.
BEELINK GT1 ULTIMATE
Compared to the standard GT1, the Beelink GT1 Ultimate it has both aesthetic and performance differences. From a constructive point of view, it presents itself in a more canonical manner, albeit with a geometric pattern. But it is within it that we find the main peculiarities.
First of all for the integration ofAmlogic S912, then a processor octa-core Cortex-A53, in addition to the GPU Mali-T720. Furthermore, we can benefit from 3 GB of RAM DDR4 e 32 GB Expandable internal memory via microSD. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0, S / PDIF, USB 2.0, Ethernet and AV.
Il Beelink Z83 is a rather "elastic" TV Box, since the operating system is not Android but Windows 10, with all the advantages of the case. This is allowed by the adoption of a chipset Intel Atom x5-Z8300, a solution usually adopted also in the field of convertible tablets.
The processor is quad-core clocked to 1.84 GHz, while the graphic component is managed by the Intel HD Graphic GPU. We have then 2 GB of RAM DDR4 e 32 GB Expandable internal memory via microSD. To conclude the whole we find Wi-Fi a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0m HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Ethernet and mini-jack.
MECOOL KIII PRO
We conclude with the Mecool KIII Pro, a TV Box that is characterized by competition for support digital terrestrial and satellite, with DVB-T2 and DVB-S2. This makes it a suitable choice if you want to use it connected to a PC monitor, usually without this support. Furthermore, it offers support to Netflix even in high definition.
To drive everything we have theAmlogic S912, processor chipset octa-core and ARM Mali-T820 MP3 GPUs, as well as 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB Expandable internal memory via microSD. Connectivity can be managed either through Wi-Fi ac Dual Band that Bluetooth 4.0, together with HDMI 2.0, S / PDIF, 4 2.0 USB ports, Ethernet and AV.