Today it is very important to have smart TV to watch different content from streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and others. Also smart TV provides many other features, for example, playing games, surfing interner, skyping and others.
But what to do if you don’t have money to buy expensive smart TV? We have excellent solution to your problem – TV Box. It is a compact device with pre-installed Android operating system. You can connect it to your old TV and get access to all features of smart TV. So, we choose TOP 10 best TV Boxes in 2018.
Xiaomi Mi TV Box
Xiaomi Mi Box is the most popular Android TV box. There are some reasons why it is so popular. First of all, it is very compact with rounded corners and matte plastic body. It will fit into any interior, and if you want, it can be hided behind the monitor.
Its main advantages are low price – about $70 and stock Android TV system. The user interface is clear, convenient, and designed to control TV. The hardware of Xiaomi Mi Box is not the most powerful, compared to other Android TV Boxes, but this is enough for smooth and fast performance. It is equipped with quad-core Amlogic chipset with a clock speed of 2.0GHz, a graphics core of Mali 450 with support for 4K video, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in memory.
Xiaomi Mi TV Box - Official International Version
Xiaomi Mi TV Box Review Video
X96 Mini is one of the most advanced TV Box on the market. The size of the device is comparable to the palm of your hand. Also it looks expensive thanks to good plastic and modern design. The black color makes X96 Mini perfect for any interior.
Inside the compact body there is quite powerful hardware: Amlogic S905W with four cores of ARM Cortex-A53; graphics processing Mali-450 (8 cores); 2GB of RAM; 16GB internal storage; slot for memory cards Micro SD. Also there are following connectors: HDMI, USB, RJ-45, CVBS; Module WI-FI; Miracast; Android 7 OS.
We are promised stable and comfortable playback in any resolution, even in 4K. X96 Mini has good software optimization. It supports the most popular messengers, social networks and games without problems.
X96 Mini Review Video
Tanix TX3 Max
The Chinese stores offers new TV Box with Amlogic S905W called Tanix TX3 Max. According to the manufacturer, Tanix TX3 Max received a brand new launcher New ELICE UX UI. It works as an automatic frame change function and a switchable ROOT. It is great that manufacturer improves not only design and hardware, but also the software.
Tanix TX3 Max is powered by Amlogic S905W processor with four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores 1.5 GHz and ARM Mali-450mp5 graphics processor that decodes the most popular video codecs. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory eMMc memory, Wi-Fi/g/n with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.1. The operating system is Android 7.1.2. Also it comes with two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD memory card reader, a SPDIF digital audio output, an HDMI 2.0a connector, a 10/100 network port and analog AV output. Thanks to these improvements, Tanix TX3 Max has every chance to become one of the most popular TV BOX in its price category.
Tanix TX3 Max Review Video
Tanix TX3 mini
Tanix TX3 Mini is one of the first TV Box on the market with new Amlogic S905W processor. The chipset is a cheaper version of S905X, and it is designed to compete with the budget processor RK3229. To make the chip cheaper, the manufacturer abandoned the specification of 4K 60fps, leaving support for resolution of 4K – 30fps.
For very low price we received a fairly efficient system based on four processors, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory for file storage. Also TV Box supports modern formats, including codecs H.264, H.265. Also there is a small display with a clock and a compact remote control.
Tanix TX3 Mini is a modern budget device for comfortable watching multimedia content.
Tanix TX3 Mini Review Video
Mini M8S Pro
Mini M8S PRO is a new model of TV box based on SoC Amlogic S912. This is the next feneration of popular Mini M8S, which is produced by many manufacturers and is very popular due to stable working and low price.
The new device comes with Amlogic S912 processor and ARM Mali-T820MP3 graphics core for fast processing of media content. TV Box runs on operating system Android 6.0. There are three versions of Mini M8S PRO with different memory sizes: 2GB RAM DDR3 + 16GB eMMC, 2GB DDR3 + 32GB eMMC, 3GB RAM DDR4 + 32GB internal memory eMMC. Along with the new processor, TV Box has received dual-band WiFi 5G + 2.4G, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit LAN.
Mini M8S PRO Review Video
Another interesting TV Box in 2018 is Alfawise S95. It is the new model from the popular manufacturer with budget processor Amlogic S905W. In general, it has good hardware for comfortable using.
You will get a quad-core Amlogic S905W processor with ARM Cortex-A53 of 1.5 GHz and Mali-450MP graphics processor with a frequency of 750 MHz. As for the memory, there is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. TV Box runs on the latest operating system Android 7.1.
According to the manufacturer, Alfawise S95 has a competently assembled board, with a full set of components for protecting HDMI ports and power from incorrect connection or using a bad network adapter. Also, a high-quality Foresee memory chip is used, which positively affects the performance of system.
Alfawise S95 Review Video
Beelink GT1 Ultimate
The new Beelink GT1 Ultimate is an advanced version of the popular GT1, which was one of the first on the market with Amlogic S912 processor. New TV Box has even more RAM and built-in memory, new remote control and a beautiful print on the body.
Beelink GТ1 Ultimate is powered by 8-core Amlogic S912 Cortex A53 processor with a frequency of 2 GHz and a graphics chip Mali-T820MP3 with a frequency of up to 750 MHz. The software is Android 6.0. Also, new TV Box is equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be increased by microSD card. HDMI 2.0 port allows you to play video in 4K resolution at 50/60 FPS. Also there is support of dual-band Wi-Fi, a gigabit LAN port, two USB ports and an SPDIF output. The manufacturer says about support for 4K 60fps video, a more efficient video compression format h.265, dolby/dts decoding. Beelink GT1 Ultimate is a modern and beautiful device with top features.
Beelink GT1 Ultimate 3GB DDR4 + 32GB EMMC TV Box
Beelink GТ1 Ultimate Review Video
The new Amlogic S905W processor is very popular among Android TV boxes. The next device with this chipset is W95 TV Box.
W95 is a new Android TV box based on quad-core Amlogic S905W processor and Android 7.1 operating system. The device comes in a models: the cheaper one has 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of storage, and slightly more expensive comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Both models have Mali-450MP graphics with a clock speed of up to 600 MHz.
W95 TV Box Review Video
Victsing Vitv – 2
Victsing Vitv – 2 is an excellent device for watching movies or playing games. RK3368 is ARM Cortex-A53 processor with PowerVR G6110 graphics that supports 4K 60 fps video decoding. Also TV box supports surround sound output 5.1.
It allows to connect any wireless and wired gamepads, joysticks, keyboards and mice. Also you to watch IPTV, online TV, movies, as well as video of any formats from USB media or memory cards. There are many pre-installed apps to enjoy free content, online TV, movies.
Alfawise H96 Pro +
H96 Pro doesn’t differ much from other TV Boxes in 2018, but it provides really good perofrmance. It is equipped with 3GB of RAM, while the previous generation had only 2GB. Alfawise H96 Pro Pro is powered by Amlogic S912 processor with a Mali-T820MP3 graphics. As I already said, there is 3GB of RAM and 32 gigabytes of ROM. Among the main advantages I want to note good performance, support for auto-frame, a large number of various firmware, and most importantly – smooth and correct working of operating system.