Today, TV boxes have very strong competition in terms of performance and price. Today I have a very interesting device on my review called H10 MAX, which received many features and specs.
For example, one of the main differences between the H10 MAX and other budget TV boxes is the presence of the Android 10 operating system.
If we talk about the price, now the H10 MAX will cost you about $30 with a good discount.
In addition, for this cost, you get many interesting features. This is bright design, 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, Allwinner H616 processor, and many other functions.
But in this article, I want to find out if a really new device will surpass its competitors? Thus, in the conclusions, I will share my impressions, advantages, and disadvantages.
H10 MAX: Specifications
|GPU:||Mali-G31 MP2 GPU|
|Maximum External Hard Drives:||slot MicroSD card up to 256Гб|
|Interface:||HDMI, RJ45, TF card, 2xUSB2.0, AV|
|Size:||110 x 110 x 25 mm|
The new model of TV boxing comes in a typical small box, which is made of black cardboard. On the front side, there is only the inscription Smart TV Box.
There was nothing on the back of the box and I did not find any designation or mention of the model name and brand.
When I first opened the box, I discovered the usual components. This is the TV box itself, an HDMI cable, a 10 W power adapter, an instruction manual, and remote control.
If the equipment is pretty standard, as for a budget device, but let’s take a closer look at the design, maybe it will please me a little.
H10 MAX is a bright and stylish TV box that may or may not like. If you have a minimalistic taste, then I think you are unlikely to look at this model.
Although, if you are a teenager or a child, then this design and pattern on the top of the case – you may like it. In addition to a bright iridescent pattern, here is the name of the model H10 MAX.
The housing of the device is made of glossy plastic, which looks pretty. But it also has drawbacks, as fingerprints and scratches remain on it. For example, after several days of careful use, I had small scratches on the ends of the case.
The build quality is pretty good and I have no comments, except for the materials used.
On the front part, there is an LED screen that is highlighted in blue. It shows the time connected by WiFi and other networks.
The right side did not receive anything, the rear side has AV, Ethernet, HDMI ports, and a power connector. On the left side, it was installed – two USB 2.0 and a slot for a memory card. The bottom surface has four legs and cooling holes.
Given that the TV box was introduced in 2020, I would like to get at least one USB 3.0 and Ethernet connection for 1000MB, and not 100MB LAN.
As I mentioned, the kit includes a remote control that works through an infrared connection. It is powered by two AAA batteries.
The number of buttons is small, but there are all the necessary buttons for full use. For example, it is inclusion, menu, home, joystick control, backward movement, sound, and mouse control.
The combination of black and purple buttons gives the console a certain freshness and unusualness, just as between the design of the TV box itself.
Performance and Software
The low-cost H10 MAX TV box works with the Allwinner H616 processor. This is a quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz. It also works in tandem with the Mali-G31 MP2 GPU.
I tried to run some heavy games, but the result was not the most positive. For example, Asphalt 8 started up, but playing it will be a bit problematic. But in simpler games, the device will pull without any problems.
Also, the H10 MAX received 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Out of the box, you will have about 57GB of free space available, which is very good. I checked the speed test, then the result was not the best. For example, a TV box shown 125 Mbps read and 93 Mbps write.
In addition, I will leave an album with benchmark tests and you can analyze the results yourself. But from myself, I want to say that the result of about 43 thousand points in AnTuTu is a rather weak indicator.
Now I want to start the operating system and check how long it takes for me to do this – about 40 seconds. Again, the indicator is not the best.
H10 MAX runs on the full version of Android 10, which is a rare feature for budget TV boxes. I really liked the user interface.
The main menu of the device offers a wide and convenient selection of various menus. For example, on the right, there are three icons – this is home, all applications and settings. The central part received cells with frequently used applications.
The settings for the TV box are pretty typical like most other devices. Here you can adjust the language, select a keyboard, connect a wireless mouse, or even a joystick via Bluetooth. One interesting feature in the setup is the mouse mode, in which you can select the sensitivity.
The number of installed applications is large, but each of them will be useful for most users. Here I discovered – these are YouTube, Chrome, Netflix, Miracast, AirScreen and others.
The user interface works quite quickly, so I have no comments on it. You can also connect via the Miracast or AirScreen app to show the screen of your smartphone.
Of the minuses, I can note – this is only one Wifi signal – 2.4 GHz. Thus, a high data transfer rate should not be expected.
Now about the main tests that any TV box performs. First, I launched a high-resolution video a 4K with 60 frames per second through the flash drive. The result was positive, I could watch the video without strong jerks.
Next, I did a video playback test on Youtube. Here I received both a negative and a positive result. For example, 4K with 60 frames per second, the video did not play, but in 4K and 30 frames per second, it played without any questions.
Conclusion and Reviews
H10 MAX – it’s very difficult to name the ideal TV box, as it has a number of negative aspects.
For example, this is not the most productive TV box for its money, so playing heavy games does not work. Also in the case, there is no USB 3.0 port and 100 MB LAN connection with a single-band 2.4 GHz Wifi.
On the plus side, I can attribute this to the Android 10 operating system, smoothly playing a video through a flash drive and YouTube in only 4K and 30 frames per second. I also liked the support for the Miracast and AirScreen apps.
Price and Where to buy cheaper?
You can currently purchase the H10 MAX at a low price of around $29.66 with a 33% discount. Also, the Aliexpress online store offers a $2 discount if you are a new user on all products.
Given its cost and technical specs, it is difficult for me to recommend the device since the market offers more interesting options, which I will leave below.