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, since these are products subject to offers, prices and availability vary over time. Below you can see the list of the various devices, which can be purchased at Chinese stores such as GearBest, BangGood e GeekBuying. Some products may also be present on Amazon ed eBay: in this case, the price is almost always higher.
Last update: November 2019
The best Chinese TV Boxes
Xiaomi Mi Box S
Xiaomi Mi Box S is one of the most popular TV Boxes ever. Integrate a chipset Amlogic S905X, with 64-bit Cortex A53 quad-core processor with a maximum clock frequency of 2.0 GHz. The RAM DDR3 it's alone 2 GB, with But by the full GPU acceleration tech Mali 450 da 750 MHz. The internal storage instead, it counts on a unit (eMMC) from 8 GB, of which only 5.3 GB they are available for data storage. We also find the Bluetooth 4.1 and a form Wi-Fi Dual-band at 2.4 / 5 GHz which offers excellent coverage. Mi Box S is moved by Android TV, in the version 8.1 Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi Box S is one of the few TV Boxes to have Google certification.
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H96 Max X2
H96 Max X2 is a Tv Box with processor Amlogic S905X2 quad-core flanked by 4 GB of LPDDR4e RAM 64 GB in eMMC technology. There is a Dual Band WiFi card while the rest of the hardware features 2 USB ports, one of which 3.0, audio input for 3.5 mm jack, ethernet port, HDMI output and microSD input. The operating system installed on this device is Android 8.1 Oreo. We also report support for HDR, 4K resolution and the standard HEVC.
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H96 Mini H6
H96 Mini H6 is a TV Box that certainly does not go unnoticed. Its colorful design makes it a youthful device, suitable for example in a kids room.
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.
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.