This is an exclusive post on Best Android TV boxes. I spent countless hours on doing a detailed review of the best android tv boxes available in the market. I know, buying an Android Tv box is not an easy and quick decision. You are on this article, it means you’ve ended up here because you either you are interested in learning more about what an Android TV box is or you are looking for some buying advice.
Either you want more options on your tv channels or if you have streaming problems and have no idea on what to prefer, this post will provide you with best possible solutions.
- 1 Best Android TV Boxes Reviewed for 2019
- 1.1 Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote
- 1.2 EVANPO T95Z PLUS Android 7.1 TV BOX
- 1.3 HONGYU T95X Android 6.0 TV BOX
- 1.4 MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3
- 1.5 KUKELE Ultra 4K HD TV Box
- 1.6 NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gaming Edition and Media Player
- 1.7 SkyStream Two Streaming Media Player Android TV Box 3GB DDR4/32GB 4K Ready to Stream
- 1.8 Pendoo TX3 Mini Android 7.1 Tv Box
- 1.9 Roku Premiere – HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player
- 1.10 Zidoo H6 Pro Android 7.0 TV Box Review
- 1.11 GooBang Doo ABOX A1 2018 Model
- 1.12 Frequently asked questions
- 1.13 Conclusion on Best Cheap Android TV Boxes
What is an Android TV box?
For those who don’t know much about what an Android TV box is, let me tell that it’s a small set-top box which uses Google Android Operating System.
Best Android TV Boxes Reviewed for 2019
Checkout the best android tv boxes available in the market.
Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote
If you love to shop products from Amazon, especially electronic products, most of the times you look forward to buying items with ‘Amazon’s Choice’ tag.
This tag shows that the item has won Amazon’s vote of confidence and hence the number of positive reviews.
But what if an item is made by the giant itself. See, Amazon is no longer only an online shopping website. From revolutionising courier service with latest technology to producing its own products, Amazon has evolved a lot.
We all like the idea of 4K ultra HD T.V. boxes with access to a lot of awesome channels and websites etc. Those who crave to have access to channels, apps and websites like NETFLIX and YouTube etc. would love this T.V. box; although it does not come without a few cons.
Let us have a look at the pros and cons first.
- Made by Amazon – highly reliable, useful and fully protected by Amazon product guarantee from 1 to 3 years.
- Access more than 500,000 movies in 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality.
- With subscriptions to Hulu or Sling TV etc. you don’t even need cable or satellite to enjoy live TV.
- Amazon does not flag content which is not prime – customers pay without willing to do so.
- Apps are likely to stop working and you stop seeing them.
One thing is for sure, we cannot cover all the pros and cons of this product, because it is one huge product when it comes to reviews test. Over 20,000 people have written positive or negative reviews for this product.
Let us start talking about pros one by one.
As it has been mentioned, the manufacturer of this product is not anyone else, but Amazon itself. It is a big advantage because you’re not buying from “just any brand”. This product is covered by Amazon guarantee, plus product warranty etc. so you have 1 to 3 years’ warranty.
It is 40% more powerful than the lighter option known as Fire stick; its ultrafast processor delivers a much better experience.
But there’s this thing that makes it absolute pick for a person who wants to have the sound quality equal to the picture quality; recently added Dolby Atmos audio functionality gives you better than a usual surround sound system.
Those of you who are fans of Alexa and want to connect their box with it, will certainly enjoy total control over content and doing much more than watching a movie online.
It should go without saying that you can do a lot more with Amazon Fire TV, but most certain and best of it is access of 500,000+ movies and TV seasons as well as millions of websites including Facebook, YouTube and NETFLIX etc.
This product is not perfect. For example, in designing this product, Amazon pulled some nasty stunts. For example, they have not flagged the thumb-nails of the content that is no free for Amazon Prime customers, and as a result they have to pay for the content that they never wanted to buy.
Some customers have also reported that their apps either stopped working or disappeared. So, buy this device keeping in mind that you might have to face one of the cons.
EVANPO T95Z PLUS Android 7.1 TV BOX
What could be better than a hot and steaming, streaming media box that comes with awesome looks, really good display screen, a very chic QWERTY keyboard with easy to use track-pad and a remote control to glide from one to another channel?
This is what the combo of EVANPO T95Z PLUS Android 7.1 media streaming box and one of industry’s best QWERTY remote + keypad have to offer you.
While this QWERTY keypad is enough for every task included the remote control of your box, you still get a traditional remote control with brushed metal look and clearly visible keys.
In this EVANPO T95Z PLUS review we are going to have a look at the pros and cons of this device so you can make your mind about whether you want to buy it or not?
- Running Android Marshmallow, it is compatible to all Android apps.
- Amlogic S912 Octa-core CPU with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM can store and run almost all heavy apps, unlimited movie streaming and basically anything.
- The H9 2.4 GHz mini wireless QWERTY keyboard equipped with remote mouse spices up the Android streaming experience.
- Customers getting 2GB RAM and 16GM of ROM instead of what is promised.
- Box tends to freeze and stop working.
What this is it?
No, it’s not! We are now going to talk about some other pros and also about why these cons are different from each other and how you should not expect one, but another.
So, starting with pros:
This Android streaming machine is equipped with Android Marshmallow which is definitely not up to date, but it is good enough to run all apps and content streaming without any lags or freezing.
The metal inside this meek but stylish media box is 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM; rest assured that from HD gaming to content streaming to using heavy apps like Skype and others, you will not have any problem with this media box.
Just like any high quality media streaming box that has to offer a better frame per second rate in order to easily stream 4K Ultra HD videos, EVANPO Android box also comes with a 60fps rate and it easily display 2K to 4K output.
With Wi-Fi 2.4G and 5G Bluetooth 4.0 and lightning-fast Ethernet 1000M, this lets you buffer seamlessly for hours and hours.
The H9 QWERTY keyboard mouse will replace your traditional keyboard that seems simply too big for entertainment and easy handling.
Even better is a 1 year long peace of mind because of the warranty that allows you to use the device for 1 year and return it if you face any lags or other issues.
There are certain cons that could be taken care of and they weren’t. For example, they left this device with Android 7.1 which is still good enough, but not the best. As a result, just too many customers complain of lagging and freezing of the device and I also noticed the same.
Some customers ordered the item and to their disappointment, company sent 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. This could easily be avoided. So, apply due diligence and see if this product is for you or not.
HONGYU T95X Android 6.0 TV BOX
You’ll agree to this:
Sometimes you are just going through one after another Amazon product and you see a product with hardly 10+ reviews and you think why someone would buy it.
The answer is diversity. There is no creature as diverse as human beings; they feel, need and think differently from other humans, and thus some of them would go for simple and sturdy design of HONGYU android streaming box, while others would reject the same for almost obsolete features and hardware.
You look at a TV box like this and you ask yourself, “Who would buy an Android streaming box with Android 6.0, only 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM and let me tell you who will buy it.
A person who cannot break the bank to buy latest and feature rich Android streaming boxes! There you go!
Now let’s see pros and cons of this product.
- Amlogic S905X Quad Core 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM.
- Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity as well as USB and SD card options.
- Better than before plug and play 1 minute installation.
- Remote control connectivity tends to fail.
- Outdated specs not in line with present day streaming requirements.
As it has been explained, where this media streaming device is beaten six days to Sunday, is in terms of its hardware.
1GB RAM and 8GM ROM is nothing but a joke these days. Some apps have crossed a 100MB milestones while others are about to cross it, and this product has competitors with as much as 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM.
Yet, there are certain pros that make it appealing to a few people and the most important of them is its highly affordable price.
This is not the only strong suit of this media streaming device; it comes with a processor which might not be better than best; but which is quad-core and better than its predecessor fixed in the previous model.
In terms of ease of connectivity and options, it is no way lesser than its expensive competitors. It has Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity as well as USB and SD card options which respectively help with connectivity and the memory of this device.
We have missed a very important pro here; I read the reviews of Amazon Fire box and people complained that it takes a light year to connect to the input device.
With HONHYU T95 has this plug and play connectivity that complex devices simply cannot have. All you need is literally 1 minute; connect the HD output with TV and Ethernet/Wi-Fi and turn on both: the output and input devices, and boom, you’re ready to watch the latest Flick on NETFLIX.
Coming to cons, as I have already explained, the biggest con of this device is that it is underpowered and in a world where bigger engine earns the respect, this slow and steady approach is not successful.
Also, customers have noted that after sometime the devices stops acting to the remote control. So, in case you are bent on bigger engine, it is not for you, but if you want fastest installation and durability, go for this TV box.
MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3
Having a home theater experience at home is not something easy. It does not matter whatever network you have at home, the picture quality is never as good as we want.
How about having 4K picture quality at home? If you have a 4K TV at home, just connect this device to your TV and immerse deeper into 4K ultra HD video experience.
With Dolby surround sound system, you enjoy a somewhat cinematic experience at home because from picture quality to sound quality, everything is beyond expectations.
Even the gyroscope remote that comes with this Android media hub is equipped with voice input; so you can simply give a command by saying it and you have it then and there.
Let us now take a look at the pros and cons.
- Ultimate home theater experience with wide variety of formats
- 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Digital Studio experience
- Dual DRM Support – Google Widevine + Play Ready 3.0
- Frequent malfunctioning e.g. some apps crashing.
- A3 remote is likely to break.
Most of you must have wanted an android box that could turn your movie experience into a real 4K one and MINIX NEO U9-H combined with MINIX NEO A3. It is an Android remote which promises to offer you more than just a usual “Android box movie experience”.
To start with, the remote is equipped with gyroscopic sensor and voice input. It means that not only it is more command sensitive and accurate than any ordinary “T.V. remote”, but it is also enabled with voice input (thanks to Android) and you can simply ask your remote to perform a function. Not to mention the QWERTY keyboard option that maximizes the fun that you can have with this device.
Coming back to the box, the main device, one must admit that the built quality of MINIX android box is way better than those other boxes in the market. It is made of sturdy material and it has a sleek and stylish look.
Getting inside the box, it is equipped with 4K ultra HD HDR 10 (high dynamic range) support which does the actual magic. It puts up 60 frames per second so whether you are into 4K movies or gaming, you’ll be happy to have this box.
With its 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Dual-Ban Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, you enjoy seamless streaming 24/7 and that too without any stuttering or buffering etc.
It has the licensed support of Microsoft Play Ready 3.0 and Google Widevine Level 1, which are, respectively, hardware based DRM that protects movie industry from piracy and, digital rights management component of Google Chrome browser and Android Media. So your 4K experience is 100% legit and supported by Microsoft and Google.
We only wished that it was perfect, it is not. This android box is better than many, but it has frequent malfunctioning with some apps and you have to reinstall the app every time the firmware is upgraded.
A3 remote has proved to be a disappointment. We haven’t observed the same, but a handful of Amazon customers reported that it either never worked or stopped working very soon.
Yet, you can buy this android box if you can deal with a glitchy remote and apps like Fliboard etc. failing to load.
KUKELE Ultra 4K HD TV Box
If you don’t settle for just any media streaming box and you want the best one with QWERTY keyboards and remote control and above all an overpowered chipset, this media streaming TV box is just for you.
It comes packed and loaded with all the bells and whistles that a TV box fan can expect from the best TV streaming box. For starters, it is equipped with RAM and ROM that you will hardly see in many media streaming boxes.
Above all, the complexity of connecting your TV box that you have to deal with in case of almost all big streaming boxes, is not found in case of this TV box. It is perhaps one of the easiest boxes to assemble and connect.
Let us have a look at the pros and cons:
- One of the strongest Octa-core TV box with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.
- Powered with Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, Sling and tons of apps from Google Play Store.
- 3D HD streaming, 4K videos and 1080p video options.
- Item tends to have problems with Wi-Fi connectivity after some time.
- Android 6.0 is now an old version since it’s been some time when 8.0 rolled out.
Well the best thing about this TV box is that it is packed and loaded with all the power and technology that one needs for Ultra HD 4K video streaming. The most promising factor is 3GB RAM and 32GM Flash ROM and these are the specs that we approve in a cell phone and those that we least expect in a TV box but KUKELE made it possible.
Another good feature is fast plug and play installation. Unlike other specs-rich media boxes, this box does not take much time to be assembled. Just connect the power cord, connect the internet and you are ready to enjoy games, videos or music etc.
In case you wonder as though what kind of app and flick stores as associated with this device, good news is that its customers have access to Netflix, Amazon Video, Sling and tons of apps on Google Play Store.
This device supports all famous video resolutions. You will be able to enjoy your favorite flicks in 1080p, Ultra HD 4K and 3D HD streaming. This 3D HD streaming is not offered by many TV boxes on Amazon, so it offers this box a good competitive edge from customers’ viewpoint.
The best thing about this media streaming box is the confidence that the manufacturers put in it. This is perhaps only TV box that comes with an “All Time” warranty; buy the product and use it for life and if it breaks, warranty will be there to cover you.
This device still shows some drawbacks. Although we did not notice this in our extensive testing of this product, some customers have reported that after some time the device stops connecting to Wi-Fi connection.
Also, it comes with an Android 6.0 while we live in the era of Android 8.0; this makes it sort of backward. Still, for all the amazing features, lifetime warranty and price, it is a steal.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gaming Edition and Media Player
NVIDIA is the name of excellence for the people who are anyhow concerned with graphics and visual quality of games or videos. NVIDIA’s graphic card has been the oomph moment of many avid gamers who were not able to play HD games until they decided to get the key to HD graphic quality.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the gaming and media streaming device that comes with NVIDIA signature hardware and a set of devices that triple your gaming or streaming experience.
I am talking about a lushly designed gaming/media streaming box, with a sexiest ever remote control and a gaming controller that takes you instantly on a tour de HD games as soon as you take it in your hands.
Here are pros and cons:
- Full HD gaming and media streaming experience with all the right type of devices you need.
- 4K quality visual experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass through.
- Smart home ready – use your voice to dim lights, control temperature, view Nest cam on TV and add many more smart home options.
- Player tends to fail certain media servers e.g. Plex and HD Homerun TV DVR etc.
- Remote is likely to break or malfunction within a few weeks.
This SHILED media and gaming box offered with NVIDIA is special and innovative in many regards and this makes it different from almost all media streaming boxes available in the market.
Why I say so?
It is because this is the only box that comes with a gaming controller and NVIDIA powered gaming technology. In other words it is not only good for media streaming, but too good for gaming too.
Then, this box brings forth some unique features that other don’t even attempt at. I am talking about features like ‘Cut the Cord’ – wireless/cordless connection with all apps that you want for video streaming and gaming.
Let us not forget the visionary voice control functions; you can use your voice to basically control a lot in the room where you have your home theatre.
Like many other good quality boxes, this box lets you enjoy 4K HDR quality graphics and Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound functionality.
Another commonly found good feature is access to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube and Google Play apps and movies along with many other channels; media servers and apps, and this box lets you do all of this.
With NVIDIA graphics, play any AAA game like PUBG without worrying about graphics quality and pace. It comes with GeForce Now cloud gaming service that lets you enjoy HD graphics games on your TV in 4K graphics quality.
However, I only wished that everything was rosy about this media and gaming device, but it was not the case:
Many customers have complained of one particular issue and I can attest this from my personal experience that while connecting with media servers like Plex and HD Homerun TV DVR etc. This device fails to connect.
Another issue reported by Amazon customers is that of the remote control; it either breaks or starts malfunctioning. Yet, if you are a gaming buff, this is THE media box for you.
SkyStream Two Streaming Media Player Android TV Box 3GB DDR4/32GB 4K Ready to Stream
If you want one media streaming option that can give you all the fun and all the channels that you want for a perfect entertainment, SkyStream Two Streaming Media Player seems to be your best buddy.
This media players comes packed and loaded with all those favorite applications that lure a media box user into a trap of never ending media streaming.
With a very easy plug and play type set up and a bundle of connectivity options make this media streaming box the apple of every user’s eyes. Although there are those who are not happy with it, but we will talk about that later.
For now, let us have a look at its pros and then the cons:
- Get unlimited access to apps and channels like ABC, NBC News, CBS, Netflix, HBO, Hulu and many others.
- 4K Ultra High Definition streaming.
- With built-in Google assistant control devices with push of a button or by voice commands.
- Constant issues with Bluetooth devices.
- IR remote is painful experience.
Let us talk about the pros of this product first. The best thing about this product is the quantity and quality of fun that it comes packed and loaded with.
You get unlimited access (based on your memberships and accounts) to apps and channels like Netflix, HBO, Hulu, NBC News ABC, CBS and PBS etc.
You get ultra HD 4K video quality from this media box and it runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) which is just one step behind the latest Android that Android OS users use with their cell phones.
It is needless to say that the quality of video is up to the mark and it comes with an HDMI port so you can connect your box to your TV and with a simply plug and play installation, you may start watching 4K videos.
You must not that to enjoy top notch Ultra HD 4K media experience, you must have the TVs compatible with this technology.
In one of the largest streaming library that comes packed in this box, you can get access to Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, SlingTV and Google Play Store etc.
And to give you a complete home control experience, this device comes with Google Assistant. So with this you can control the devices with simple push as well as voice commands. However, for voice commands, you will have to buy separately the SkyStream Two Air Mouse.
In terms of cons, there are two most important problems that users of this device have faced. Unfortunately, we will have to agree with both, as in our testing both issues came true.
First and foremost is the issue of Bluetooth devices. Take Bluetooth earphones or headphones for an example. We changed a lot of them to see if this device works properly with any of them, but there was no life in them. This is a big issue in hostels and cases of shared places.
It is not the only problem; another problem is the IR remote. This technology is sort of faulty and only works when you aim the remote directly at the device and that too with precision, and that too often requires punching the buttons again and again. So this box is a mixed bag of everything!
Pendoo TX3 Mini Android 7.1 Tv Box
Product Name : Android 7.1 TV Box, TX3 Mini 2GB/16GB Amlogic S905W Quad core; 64 Bits WiFi Smart 4K TV Box.
Bad is a TV box that is not fully compatible with Android, but worse is one that offers the Android promise, but comes with a version so older that you wish like smashing it into the wall.
Knocking your gadgets into the walls is not a good option and pendoo’s TX3-Mini saves you from this embarrassment. It comes with Android 7.1 which is not the latest, but only one step behind the latest Android 8.0.
It comes with a high speed chipset and a plethora of options and features that make it a really good media streaming device and that too at a very reasonable and affordable rate, not to mention its pleasing matte finish and perfectly sized box with a simple but effective remote control.
- 2GHz Quad Core CPU with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB – up to 32 GB EMMC Flash.
- Supports 2.4GHz and 100M.
- 4K and H.265 HD streaming.
- Reported to have likelihood of ending up in boot loop.
- Buffering takes a lot of time.
There they are:
The pros as well as the cons, so you may take a look and choose whether this media box is made for you or not for you.
Let us talk about the pros first. Apart from what has been mentioned above, there are some other pros of this product as well.
For example, take the fact that it comes with Android 7.1 and not Android 6 which a lot of media boxes still try to sell to a public that uses Android 8 phones.
You get a 4K x 2K output with this media box if you have a 100Mbps cable network, and then there is this pendoo service warranty of 1 year that ensures that promises made by pendoo are not false.
pendoo smart TV box is still depending on a few things for a better performance and experience. For example, the 5GHz band is totally useless because it will not work with it. Consider it one of the biggest cons of this box.
Then, the remote control that comes with the box has no dedicated buttons at all. It is a very basic TV box remote that you can get these days.
In order for you to fully enjoy the 4K experience, you must connect the box to the internet with LAN or a very good Wi-Fi connection.
These are not the most important cons. As you can see, the two most important cons that I have listed above are boot loop and buffering.
With all honesty, we have not witnessed any boot loop in our two weeks extensive testing of this device. It worked perfectly with minor issues, but there was no boot loop. We included this point because a few unfortunate customers had to face this issue.
The issue of buffering is real; even if you use this device with all prerequisites as explained on Amazon page, you face the issue of buffering and videos take quite some time to stream.
Roku Premiere – HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player
Just every other buyer of a media box would not go for Amazon or NVidia and there are people who have no choice but to prefer affordability over functionality.
There is nothing bad about being a little anal retentive in case of money; if you are also one of those who do not want to break the bank to get their hands on a media box, Roku’s Premiere Media Player is absolutely for you.
Definitely, when a company chooses to offer a budget media set or for that matter, any device, they have to make some difficult compromises and Roku has also made compromises here; but you’ll be happy to know that they are not in terms of high quality video streaming and app experience.
- A fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual band wireless to let you enjoy seamless 4K Ultra HD video streaming.
- One push access to over 450,000 movies and TV episodes with 4,500+ paid and free TV channels including many big names such as Netflix.
- Fair play policies let users know which content is free and which one is paid, before ever they watch it.
- Not really compatible with surround sound.
- Lack of LAN connections forces users to use Wi-Fi which does not offer same level of connectivity.
I bet that most of the low value media boxes would not have so much to offer. From 4K media streaming to the access of 4,500+ channels and stores – as you might have learned by now, this made over a 1,000 people buy this device and 80% of them seem to be happy customers.
Here is why:
First of all, this media boxes comes with the combo that will turn any ordinary media box into a powerhouse. It has a pretty fast quad core processor and an 802.11ac dual-bad wireless which is known for both: coverage and speed.
This only seems to be the icing on the cake; this media box comes with full access to over 450,000 movies and TV episodes from more than 4,500 TV Channels like Netflix and Hulu.
Another good feature that even the big shots don’t offer is the unbiased and fair search option. That is the customers can see whether a content is free or paid, before ever they open the content.
As far as I recall, even Amazon media box customers had this specific complaint that they open a content thinking that it’s free, only to find out that it is paid.
Another very rich feature that you cannot expect from a low-key media box is the Roku app that on your iOS or Android phone that lets you give limited voice command, share photos and private listening etc.
Just like any product, this product has its own cones and at least one of them may turn many media box fans off.
Although there is not announcement by Roku and perhaps it is the fault that we witnessed along with one or two other customers, but apparently Roku’s media box is not really compatible with surround sound.
Another problem is that it does not have LAN port; it means a user will have to rely on Wi-Fi which is not as good a connection as LAN.
Zidoo H6 Pro Android 7.0 TV Box Review
Do you know what is one of the most common complaints that the customers of the Android TV boxes comes up with?
That these boxes are not on par with the latest apps and software because of old and useless Android versions.
If you are one of those guys, Zidoo’s Android 7.0 TV Box is absolutely for you. This box resolves the biggest problem that you have; as the name suggests it comes equipped with Android 7.0 so rest assured that whatever you are bent on 4K video streaming or gaming, you can go for it with any fear.
Let us have a look at the pros and cons of this box:
- Quad Core ARM Cortex TM-A53 offers smooth gaming or video streaming experience.
- Equipped with 802.11ac band which is no doubt one of the fastest and widest range bands.
- RC & IR shortcut enables a user to control the media box with their mobile phone.
- Substandard software interface.
- Is not perfectly compatible with a few app stores and media servers e.g. Google Play and DIRECTV etc.
So the dice has been rolled. We know of the two most possible occurring cons, but are we sure that in terms of pros, the band, the processor and the mobile control is all what this media box offers?
Answer is No! With current mainstream 100M the 1000M network interface works like a magic. However, talking of magic, one must talk of ZIUI.
ZIUI is the user interface of this box and while some customers would not like it, it is totally compatible with Android and based on it. It is needless to say that you will not have problems like conflict with Android UI. It is a simple app management and you will be using all app with optimum ease.
This is not the biggest pro of Zidoo media box. It comes with a 4K x 2K H.265 hardware that decodes UHD video playback and supports a 4K video at better than average 60FPS.
An innovation that I have not seen in most of the media boxes is RC & IR shortcut. RC makes sure that you can use your cell phone to control your H6 Pro, while the IR remote that comes with the device can be programmed to use any key for any control function.
It can control your H6 Pro as well as your TV and the biggest plus point is three programmable coloured keys that can be programmed to open any three apps that you use the most.
With active and periodical firmware updates and global CDN services and many other features; this is the media box that you need for your home.
As it has been stated above, there are certain flaws with the design and functioning of this TV box. For starters, the box has a substandard software interface which is simply not on par with its hardware. Also, in order to have GooglePlay and some other stores and media servers working, a user might have to remove all updates.
GooBang Doo ABOX A1 2018 Model
Functionality or form:
It is always hard to decide and if you do not believe me, ask people who buy iPhones only because they represent a certain class.
In case where functionality is not compromised, it’s not a sin to long for beauty and style in gadgets.
Same is the case with GooBang Doo’s A1 TV box. This Android TV box comes with Android Nougat 7.1, which I know is not the latest Android. However you can consider it still just one step behind the latest Android version.
And when it comes to a TV box, Android 7.1 is actually more than enough. However, this TV box is not perfect and it has its own drawbacks.
Let us have a look at the pros and cons:
- Comes with updated Nougat 7.1 Android.
- Amlogic Quad Core A53 Processor with 2.0 GHz speed.
- 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM 4 everything related to memory and super functioning.
- Aesthetically rich design and easy to use.
- Trouble with downloading apps – time taking and painful experience.
- TV box is likely to freeze frequently.
These pros and cons only start to explain the beauty and dark side of this device. Let us take a look at the pros in details, while cons are pretty much understandable.
Amazing interface Coupled with Android Nougat
The best thing about this TV box is that it is equipped with a somewhat new version of Android. I can say so because there are other good TV boxes that come with Android 6.0 or inferior. When you couple Android 7.1 with GooBang Doo’s sleek and fast interface, you get a winning combination.
Multimedia SoC + 2.0 GHz Amlogic Quad Core A 53 Processor
This is yet another winning combination that makes this TV box heart favorite of over 400 customers on Amazon. System on Chip is known for boosting the efficiency or speed of any chipset and when you couple it with a faster processor you get a winning combination.
2 GB DDR RAM and 16 GB ROM
Talking of winning combinations one cannot ignore the RAM and ROM that come with this media box. A 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM make sure that not only you get ample space for all those apps and media; but also you can run 4K videos and play HD games at blazing fast speed.
Pleasing Design and Functionality
This TV box is not only for people who want a good media box with above average features; but also for those who have an eye for beauty.
The cuts, curves and design of this media box and secondarily of its remote; make it a perfect choice for those who are always willing to appreciate a better design.
This beauty does not come at expense of functionality. The A53 Quad Core processor of this media box can decode 4K videos and HDR media profiles at very good speed.
Yet, it comes with its own cons and I have mentioned them above. So apply due diligence before you decide to buy it.
Frequently asked questions
How long these android boxes last?
They are as good as your ordinary tv or any other electronic device.
Whats the average cost of an android box?
They are being sold for around $100 to $200. However brand, functions and android os plays a huge role in price.
Can you watch normal TV on Android Box?
Yes you can watch normal Live TV on your default android box devices.
How does an android box work?
A box is connected to a TV and setup to the internet is done via Ethernet or WiFi connection. After a box is connected to a TV, and the internet, you can install the apps and watch channels just as you do on your android mobile, but with these box, you also get some good installed apps.
My TV has a built in Android function, do i still need this device?
If your default television has a built in android os operating system, then probably you don’t need this box.
Conclusion on Best Cheap Android TV Boxes
Android TV boxes come in almost as many varieties as Android phones are available in the market. This makes the buying process so much confusing with so many options in the market. I suggest you to compare cons and pro’s of each device and see which one exactly fulfils your need.
For Instance, if you are a gaming geek so your best option will be NVIDIA SHIELD TV. But if you are looking for an all rounder, above mentioned devices are cool too.
So which device you are going to buy with? Let me know in the comments section.