M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

Today we want to talk about finding in the vastness of the great GearBest (by the way, these days they have grand sales), an unusual TV set, or rather with an unusual look.

As you know, most inexpensive TV boxes of Chinese production are produced in a simple rectangular black case. The manufacturer does not bother with any ergonomics or design, as long as it works.

M96X VBOX Colorful Smart TV Box

Price: $45.99

2G RAM DDR3 and 16G eMMC ROM, Android 7.1, Amlogic S905X Quad-core Cortex A53 CPU

M96X VBOX Colorful Smart TV Box

Price: $45.99

2G RAM DDR3 and 16G eMMC ROM, Android 7.1, Amlogic S905X Quad-core Cortex A53 CPU

M96X VBOX: Design

Only some manufacturers are trying to stand out from the total number, making a bet on the appearance. The novelty presented, TV prefix M96X VBOX – just such a catchy appearance with the usual configuration for this type of devices.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

M96X VBOX is made in the form of a flat rectangle with an unusual top cover in the style of the Transformers logo, on which are placed inserts of colored plastic.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

On the front panel, there is a luminous neon strip.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

Externally, the M96X VBOX is a rectangular box with a top cover, designed in the style of the NVIDIA SHIELD game console.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

On the left side, there is one connector for Micro SD card. Immediately above the connectors are two slots for the removal of warm air.

On the back side, below the ventilation slit, the following connectors are located: RJ45 network connector, analog AV connector, HDMI port, and two USB ports and DC power connector.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

On the underside, there are 4 rubber feet, which prevent sliding on the surface of a fairly lightweight prefix and a sticker with identifying information. Through the entire surface of the bottom cover, ventilation holes have been made for cooling the chip.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

Under the rubber feet, the screws for securing the lower housing cover are hidden.

M96X VBOX: Hardware and Performance

M96X VBOX includes a popular configuration based on the SoC Amlogic S905X, which includes four core processor and a Mali-450 GPU that are capable of playing 4K video at 60fps without any problems.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

In the presence of 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of memory for storage of EMMC, dual-band WiFi with an external antenna and Bluetooth 4.0. From the connectors, there is an SD card reader, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a digital audio output SPDIF, an HDMI 2.0 port and a Gigabit LAN connector.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

RAM is built in 2GB (0.97GB), of which an average of 52% is occupied by the system. This amount is enough for the normal functioning of applications for viewing video and other non-resource-intensive tasks.

M96X VBOX: Play Video

Support for formats was checked using the application Antutu Videotester 3.0, the result was unexpected.

21 formats were reproduced without problems, 6 formats and 3 formats with partial support were not played. Let’s hope that with the release of a new version of the firmware, the situation will improve.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

The console has a regular Chinese media player and a powerful media center RKMC based on Kodi 16.1 with the installed add-ons, which gives quick access to a wide variety of files. You can, for example, review your favorite movies, TV shows, talk shows, programs, digital TV channels. Additionally, the MX Player was installed with the AC3 codec.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

In addition, the HD VideoBox application was installed – the most popular online cinema with a huge database of video files. In his work no problems were found, all the films are reproduced perfectly.

M96X VBOX: OS and Software

The M96X VBOX runs under the Android 7.1 operating system.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

When you first turn on the console, or after resetting the settings to the factory defaults, the Setup Wizard starts, where you can step-by-step configure the language, screen, and wireless settings.

After that, we get to the desktop with labels in the form of large tiles, beautiful and convenient to control from the console. The top shortcuts are fixed, for access to the media player, browser, settings menu and applications. The bottom row of shortcuts displays the most recently launched applications. In the regular launcher, there is no top notification bar and the bottom navigation bar.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

Playing 4K video with Youtube has no problem.

To test the game features was installed the famous race Beach Buggy Racing. The game works perfectly, without brakes.

M96X VBOX: Conclusion and Reviews

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

Despite the fact that the M96X VBOX has modest technical characteristics, by today’s standards, it does its job well; you can comfortably watch video online or from disk, visit your favorite sites, communicate with friends in social networks and even play games. Let’s hope that the manufacturer will monitor its product, develop and release software updates.

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1

It’s worthy to highlight the advantages of this model is not a bad hardware configuration, which works well on many such consoles, the presence of an external WiFi antenna and of course a catchy exterior design.

M96X VBOX Colorful Smart TV Box

Price: $45.99

2G RAM DDR3 and 16G eMMC ROM, Android 7.1, Amlogic S905X Quad-core Cortex A53 CPU

M96X VBOX Colorful Smart TV Box

Price: $45.99

2G RAM DDR3 and 16G eMMC ROM, Android 7.1, Amlogic S905X Quad-core Cortex A53 CPU

M96X VBOX Review: New Colorful Smart TV Box and Android 7.1 was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Boby Sanburn