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[2GB/8GB/4K] Android 6.0 TV BOX, Warmtouch A5X Fully Loaded TV box, Amlogic S905X 16.1 Quad-Core 64-bit, Built in 2.4G WiFi Streaming Media Player £26.99 Sold by Nationalmaster and Fulfilled by Amazon (Lightning deal)
[2GB/8GB/4K] Android 6.0 TV BOX, Warmtouch A5X Fully Loaded TV box, Amlogic S905X 16.1 Quad-Core 64-bit, Built in 2.4G WiFi Streaming Media Player £26.99 Sold by Nationalmaster and Fulfilled by Amazon (Lightning deal)

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High Speed: 2G Memory and 8GB Storage, support run fast and stable operation, the 2GB DDR3 gives you a much more faster speed than normal 1GB without having to worry about freezes

Newest Generation: Latest stable Android 6.0 version, powered by Quad core Amlogic S905X, includes a Penta-Core GPU that can reach speeds of up to 750Mhz+, over 700,000 apps like Youtube, Netflix, Facebook are available in the Gloogle Play Store for you to install

Super Clear: Ultra 4K offer best-in-class photos, movies and games playing experience, super clear in 1080P HD TV and 4x 1080P in 4K TV, supports files playing and sharing via USB, SD and MMC cards

Best Entertainment Experience: Easy to build your own home theater, create a warm atmosphere to share movies and TV shows with family and friends, and you can also enjoy online forums, tutorials, and videos anytime you want
Money Save: You also can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly, install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology, cut your monthly TV subscription and enjoy FREE movies

Product Description
Android 6.0 Lollipop OS
Chipset: Amlogic S905X Quad-Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 up to 1.5GHz
GPU: Penta-Core Mali-450 Up to 750Mhz+
Flash: 8GB EMMC
SDRAM: 2GB DDR3
Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
Language Default English. Multi-Language support

Support Decoder format: HDR10,HD MPEG1/2/4,HEVC H.265,UHD 4K,HD AVC/VC-1,RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 ,RealVideo8/9/10
Support Media format: Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
Support Music format: MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/AC3/DDP/TrueHD/DTS/DTS/HD/FLAC/APE
Support Photo format: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF

USB host: 3 High speed USB 2.0
USB OTG: 1 OTG USB 2.0
Card reader: SD/MMC cards
HDD file system: FAT16/FAT32/NTFS
Support Subtitle: SRT/SMI/SUB/SSA/IDX+USB
High Definition video output: 4K (4096x2160 pixel )
OSD type of languages: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/ etc multilateral languages
LAN: Ethernet:10/100 standard RJ-45
Wireless: 2.4G WiFi, Built in Antenna
Mouse/ Keyboard: Support mouse and keyboard via USB;Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard via 2.4GHz USB dongle
HDMI: HDMI 2.0 for [email protected]
HDR: HDR10
AV: Support
3G: Support
SPDIF/IEC958: Coaxial
Network Function: Neflix,Vudu,Skype chatting,Picasa,Flicker,Youtube,Facebook,Online movies,etc
Other Feature: Free Internet searching,thousands of android applications,many kinds of games,etc.
Certification: CE,FCC,ROHS

Package Includes
1 x TV box
1 x IR Remote Control
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x UK Power Adapter
1 x User Manual

37 Comments

Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? All I want is something to play from my Plex PC (currebtly use KODI with Plexbmc add-in on a W10 PC) but quite a few of the Amazon reviews mention KODI being a bit rubbish.

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pealy

Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? … Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? All I want is something to play from my Plex PC (currebtly use KODI with Plexbmc add-in on a W10 PC) but quite a few of the Amazon reviews mention KODI being a bit rubbish.



I run KODI all day long on a 1gb version, works perfectly fine.

Anyone know how decent the wifi is on this?

agh am to late, 100% Claimed

anthonynsinclair

I run KODI all day long on a 1gb version, works perfectly fine.



Thanks - worth a punt perhaps.

awww - 100% claimed already

.. waited on the list and got one in the end.. Lucky me

Would SkyGo run on this please?

pretty sure netflix 4k doesn't work on these due to copy protection hand shakes etc. not even sure it does 1080p? can anyone confirm what netflix is like on these android boxes? 5.1 surround sound? chromecast and fire stick do.

Got one too

nmg078

Would SkyGo run on this please?



No it won't

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pealy

Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? … Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? All I want is something to play from my Plex PC (currebtly use KODI with Plexbmc add-in on a W10 PC) but quite a few of the Amazon reviews mention KODI being a bit rubbish.


Kodi on android is a mess. The team try, but it's a pretty terrible platform to build a media player on. But boxes with an Amlogic SOC such as this can run libreelec - either booting from SD card or alternately by installing to internal eMMC and completely replacing android. This transforms them into pretty amazing media centres that can also run usenet or torrent clients, web servers, even use them as a NAS in a pinch. Libreelec for these boxes can be downloaded from LibreELEC › COMMUNITY › Amlogic

jameshothothot

pretty sure netflix 4k doesn't work on these due to copy protection hand … pretty sure netflix 4k doesn't work on these due to copy protection hand shakes etc. not even sure it does 1080p? can anyone confirm what netflix is like on these android boxes? 5.1 surround sound? chromecast and fire stick do.


Netflix will be 480p, as these don't have the widevine certification required for higher.

Edited by: "tarantulas" 31st Jan

pealy

Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? … Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? All I want is something to play from my Plex PC (currebtly use KODI with Plexbmc add-in on a W10 PC) but quite a few of the Amazon reviews mention KODI being a bit rubbish.



I find KODI a bit wonky, even on an Nvidia Shield. I've yet to try 17 / Krypton so perhaps things have improved?
Plex runs extremely well on the Shield, not had any issues.

Kodi runs fine on my Android Nexbox - lot of rubbish gets said about these boxes.

I use a Beelink Mini MXIII (my niece has one too) and my younger niece has a Nexbox A95X - of course you get wonky streams at times but I find it easy to use, doesn't hang at all, assume it's the same on more expensive devices. Use mine more than my Humax set top box!

I like having the ability to use Android apps (have Soundcloud, Spotify, Skype - switched off most of the time).

Bung Wookie build on it and you have tons to watch. Kodi 17 doesn't work properly with this build yet - can't speak of others.

phatbhoy

Kodi runs fine on my Android Nexbox - lot of rubbish gets said about … Kodi runs fine on my Android Nexbox - lot of rubbish gets said about these boxes.


I'm quite impressed by Kodi (on Windows) it decodes more file types than anything else, including all the variations of KMV and old FLV that nothing else will touch (I have some all singing and dancing Smart Hub Samsung TVs) some Western Digital Boxes and Serviio (and Kodi does a lot more besides ) and apparently the Plex interface runs on Kodi, if you have a licence for it (I think)
Edited by: "jasee" 31st Jan

nmg078

Would SkyGo run on this please?



​go on YouTube and check "gen tec wizard" there a video of his showing you all the sky kodi builds he does, the best one is the sky Q build. there's all a tutorial on how to install it on kodi as well.

pealy

Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? … Any real-word experience of these running KODI? Is it a bit hot & miss? All I want is something to play from my Plex PC (currebtly use KODI with Plexbmc add-in on a W10 PC) but quite a few of the Amazon reviews mention KODI being a bit rubbish.

jameshothothot

pretty sure netflix 4k doesn't work on these due to copy protection hand … pretty sure netflix 4k doesn't work on these due to copy protection hand shakes etc. not even sure it does 1080p? can anyone confirm what netflix is like on these android boxes? 5.1 surround sound? chromecast and fire stick do.



Not sure what you're running android on but ive been using kodi on android devices for years and it works brilliantly

I have it running on my phone, my sony bravia (android tv) and my hudl 2 and it works great on all of them....

Thanks for all the feedback - lots of food for thought

timj13

Not sure what you're running android on but ive been using kodi on … Not sure what you're running android on but ive been using kodi on android devices for years and it works brilliantlyI have it running on my phone, my sony bravia (android tv) and my hudl 2 and it works great on all of them....


If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate switching, fractional frame rates, audio passthrough, deinterlacing other than bicubic or nearest neighbour, and the countless other features android kodi either doesn't offer or that don't work very well, along with the speed and stability the linux version of kodi offers. My main s905x box running Libreelec kodi can see uptimes of over a month with no problems, with <150mb of RAM used with a fanart heavy skin at idle, android can barely manage a day or two before needing to be rebooted and uses the best part of 1gb of RAM just to sit idle.

I've run kodi on various boxes, ranging from the Amlogic 8726MX SoC that kicked the TV Box all off - through s802, s805, s812 upto current s905 & s905x SoCs. Also experience with Allwinner A33 & H3 SoCs, Broadcom BCM2835/7 (rasp pi 2/3) on single board computers, and various Snapdragon and Mediatek implementations on tablets/phones. Also used the Intel X86/64 version in various linux distros (including Libreelec) and under windows. Way before all that I started running it on the first xbox console when it was known as XBMP/XBMC - at which time I contributed code to the project. In every case the Linux (and Windows) version is vastly superior to android.

Don't get me wrong, it's amazing what the team have achieved on android, especially when the SoC manufacturers make life difficult and workarounds have to be found (amcodec notable amongst them, which has finally been deprecated as of Kodi 17), but that is in spite of the platform, not because of it.

It's now so easy to boot linux from SD card on many devices that it isn't even an issue - boot from SD and enjoy all the advantages of Libreelec then reboot into android if you need to use an android app - the best of all worlds.

Wow, that is the most comprehensive reply I have ever read on hukd!

Fantastic info, but please can you recommend a (relatively) cheap box that will do similar to the one from the OP, and are there any others that do wifi as thast would be advantageous in our situation.

Thanks

tarantulas

If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate … If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate switching, fractional frame rates, audio passthrough, deinterlacing other than bicubic or nearest neighbour, and the countless other features android kodi either doesn't offer or that don't work very well, along with the speed and stability the linux version of kodi offers. My main s905x box running Libreelec kodi can see uptimes of over a month with no problems, with <150mb of RAM used with a fanart heavy skin at idle, android can barely manage a day or two before needing to be rebooted and uses the best part of 1gb of RAM just to sit idle.I've run kodi on various boxes, ranging from the Amlogic 8726MX SoC that kicked the TV Box all off - through s802, s805, s812 upto current s905 & s905x SoCs. Also experience with Allwinner A33 & H3 SoCs, Broadcom BCM2835/7 (rasp pi 2/3) on single board computers, and various Snapdragon and Mediatek implementations on tablets/phones. Also used the Intel X86/64 version in various linux distros (including Libreelec) and under windows. Way before all that I started running it on the first xbox console when it was known as XBMP/XBMC - at which time I contributed code to the project. In every case the Linux (and Windows) version is vastly superior to android.Don't get me wrong, it's amazing what the team have achieved on android, especially when the SoC manufacturers make life difficult and workarounds have to be found (amcodec notable amongst them, which has finally been deprecated as of Kodi 17), but that is in spite of the platform, not because of it.It's now so easy to boot linux from SD card on many devices that it isn't even an issue - boot from SD and enjoy all the advantages of Libreelec then reboot into android if you need to use an android app - the best of all worlds.


Here here. Definitely worth a try​

neilc

Fantastic info, but please can you recommend a (relatively) cheap box … Fantastic info, but please can you recommend a (relatively) cheap box that will do similar to the one from the OP, and are there any others that do wifi as thast would be advantageous in our situation.Thanks


I'm currently using Mini M8S II (s905x) and Beelink Mini MX (s905) as my primary boxes. Both have wifi (mini mx is dual band) but it's pretty weak like most budget chinese boxes.

If you intend to remain on android then the Xiaomi Mi BOX (s905x) is definitely the best choice - a little more expensive than most boxes but it comes with AC wifi which is fast enough to stream high bitrate 4k files, uses Android TV (rather than tablet/phone version most boxes come with), has HD netflix certification and fractional framerates are supported (so 23.976fps movies won't look jerky, which they do on most boxes running android version of kodi).

If you plan on using libreelec then pretty much any s905 box and virtually all s905x will work fine - a few s905x models have wifi/bluetooth modules that aren't yet supported or no available drivers but they are generally added as soon as they become available. Search gearbest or amazon for s905 and you'll get plenty to choose from. I'd recommend getting a model with 2GB of RAM, especially if you intend to use android.

tarantulas

If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate … If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate switching, fractional frame rates, audio passthrough, deinterlacing other than bicubic or nearest neighbour, and the countless other features android kodi either doesn't offer or that don't work very well, along with the speed and stability the linux version of kodi offers. My main s905x box running Libreelec kodi can see uptimes of over a month with no problems, with <150mb of RAM used with a fanart heavy skin at idle, android can barely manage a day or two before needing to be rebooted and uses the best part of 1gb of RAM just to sit idle.I've run kodi on various boxes, ranging from the Amlogic 8726MX SoC that kicked the TV Box all off - through s802, s805, s812 upto current s905 & s905x SoCs. Also experience with Allwinner A33 & H3 SoCs, Broadcom BCM2835/7 (rasp pi 2/3) on single board computers, and various Snapdragon and Mediatek implementations on tablets/phones. Also used the Intel X86/64 version in various linux distros (including Libreelec) and under windows. Way before all that I started running it on the first xbox console when it was known as XBMP/XBMC - at which time I contributed code to the project. In every case the Linux (and Windows) version is vastly superior to android.Don't get me wrong, it's amazing what the team have achieved on android, especially when the SoC manufacturers make life difficult and workarounds have to be found (amcodec notable amongst them, which has finally been deprecated as of Kodi 17), but that is in spite of the platform, not because of it.It's now so easy to boot linux from SD card on many devices that it isn't even an issue - boot from SD and enjoy all the advantages of Libreelec then reboot into android if you need to use an android app - the best of all worlds.



Obvioulsy you are very knowledgeable on this kind of stuff!

I have a friend who wanted to get a fire stick the other day but i told him maybe it was best for him to get an android box, as they are similar money (£30-£50) what would you recommend he gets?

For that kind of money, and for the common user, like me and most people (who dont really need all the stuff you mention, is it still not worth buying an android box and installing kodi on it, or would you still advise against it?

I know it slows and freezes sometimes but for a free media centre, streaming latest movies and sports, it's something that many of us just accept. I always thought it was just how kodi was....

timj13

I have a friend who wanted to get a fire stick the other day but i told … I have a friend who wanted to get a fire stick the other day but i told him maybe it was best for him to get an android box, as they are similar money (£30-£50) what would you recommend he gets?For that kind of money, and for the common user, like me and most people (who dont really need all the stuff you mention, is it still not worth buying an android box and installing kodi on it, or would you still advise against it?I know it slows and freezes sometimes but for a free media centre, streaming latest movies and sports, it's something that many of us just accept. I always thought it was just how kodi was....


Without a doubt I'd recommend an android box over the amazon fire. The fire runs on a Mediatek 8127D which isn't the fastest SoC in the world, which is further crippled by amazon's incredibly bloated FireoS.

For most people it is worth buying an android box, but rather than using android they would have a much better experience running kodi under libreelec. It's incredibly simple to do, write an SD card on your computer and boot the box to the recovery menu with it in - from then on it will boot from SD card if it is inserted, internal storage (android) if not. If you have a profile and library all setup in android you can easily copy your /userdata/ folder over to the sd card and carry on as you were but with all the advantages of the much more mature and stable linux version of kodi.

Thanks tarantulas, unfortunately I need a box with a decent wifi reception, I watched a review of the Mini M8S II and the figures were pretty shocking when not using etherent.

I'll take a look at the others you mentioned too.

neilc

Thanks tarantulas, unfortunately I need a box with a decent wifi … Thanks tarantulas, unfortunately I need a box with a decent wifi reception, I watched a review of the Mini M8S II and the figures were pretty shocking when not using etherent.I'll take a look at the others you mentioned too.



I got the mini m8s ll and I've not had a problem with wifi and neither have my friends who I also bought them for.

tarantulas

If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate … If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate switching, fractional frame rates, audio passthrough, deinterlacing other than bicubic or nearest neighbour, and the countless other features android kodi either doesn't offer or that don't work very well, along with the speed and stability the linux version of kodi offers. My main s905x box running Libreelec kodi can see uptimes of over a month with no problems, with <150mb of RAM used with a fanart heavy skin at idle, android can barely manage a day or two before needing to be rebooted and uses the best part of 1gb of RAM just to sit idle.I've run kodi on various boxes, ranging from the Amlogic 8726MX SoC that kicked the TV Box all off - through s802, s805, s812 upto current s905 & s905x SoCs. Also experience with Allwinner A33 & H3 SoCs, Broadcom BCM2835/7 (rasp pi 2/3) on single board computers, and various Snapdragon and Mediatek implementations on tablets/phones. Also used the Intel X86/64 version in various linux distros (including Libreelec) and under windows. Way before all that I started running it on the first xbox console when it was known as XBMP/XBMC - at which time I contributed code to the project. In every case the Linux (and Windows) version is vastly superior to android.Don't get me wrong, it's amazing what the team have achieved on android, especially when the SoC manufacturers make life difficult and workarounds have to be found (amcodec notable amongst them, which has finally been deprecated as of Kodi 17), but that is in spite of the platform, not because of it.It's now so easy to boot linux from SD card on many devices that it isn't even an issue - boot from SD and enjoy all the advantages of Libreelec then reboot into android if you need to use an android app - the best of all worlds.



great info - Kodi Android has been fine for me - but I'll defo test the Lireelec on an SD card now - thanks for the advice

richje100

I got the mini m8s ll and I've not had a problem with wifi and neither … I got the mini m8s ll and I've not had a problem with wifi and neither have my friends who I also bought them for.


The Ampak AP6212 wifi module (6212A in boxes manufactured after ~nov 2016) is notoriously bad, compounded by the fact that they decided to mount the antenna on the bottom of the box. Turning it upside down increases my throughput from the ~5mbit that it would normally receive to around 25mbit.

It's a decent box, but the wifi definitely isn't its strong point.

tarantulas

If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate … If you are happy with it then Go You!!! I prefer automatic framerate switching, fractional frame rates, audio passthrough, deinterlacing other than bicubic or nearest neighbour, and the countless other features android kodi either doesn't offer or that don't work very well, along with the speed and stability the linux version of kodi offers. My main s905x box running Libreelec kodi can see uptimes of over a month with no problems, with <150mb of RAM used with a fanart heavy skin at idle, android can barely manage a day or two before needing to be rebooted and uses the best part of 1gb of RAM just to sit idle.I've run kodi on various boxes, ranging from the Amlogic 8726MX SoC that kicked the TV Box all off - through s802, s805, s812 upto current s905 & s905x SoCs. Also experience with Allwinner A33 & H3 SoCs, Broadcom BCM2835/7 (rasp pi 2/3) on single board computers, and various Snapdragon and Mediatek implementations on tablets/phones. Also used the Intel X86/64 version in various linux distros (including Libreelec) and under windows. Way before all that I started running it on the first xbox console when it was known as XBMP/XBMC - at which time I contributed code to the project. In every case the Linux (and Windows) version is vastly superior to android.Don't get me wrong, it's amazing what the team have achieved on android, especially when the SoC manufacturers make life difficult and workarounds have to be found (amcodec notable amongst them, which has finally been deprecated as of Kodi 17), but that is in spite of the platform, not because of it.It's now so easy to boot linux from SD card on many devices that it isn't even an issue - boot from SD and enjoy all the advantages of Libreelec then reboot into android if you need to use an android app - the best of all worlds.



Wtf? This is HUKD not av forum.

rickj

Wtf? This is HUKD not av forum.


But it is useful to have a knowlegabe opinion from someone without having to plunge into all the av forums and it does relate to the value of this box

Got mine a few days ago. Works well, after I changed screen resolution down to 1080p from 4k.
Kodi came already loaded and working fine so I didn't bother to find other add ons. I'll probably get one of those wireless keyboards in time. The supplied remote is OK.

teerex

Got mine a few days ago. Works well, after I changed screen resolution … Got mine a few days ago. Works well, after I changed screen resolution down to 1080p from 4k. Kodi came already loaded and working fine so I didn't bother to find other add ons. I'll probably get one of those wireless keyboards in time. The supplied remote is OK.



Thanks for the feedback - mine's arrived too but waiting for the weekend to have time to fire it up. Going to try the LibreElec so will try to remember to post feedback if & when I get it going.

i bought one of these the other weeks, seems an ok box but my was faulty and flicker screen was really bad , i returned mine and paid a bit more for a Bqeel X8T Max. both boxes are good but i am glad mine was faulty as the newer one is much better. and the pre installed kodi addons seem much better on this.

but for £26.99 for this one i don't think you can go wrong unless you get a duff one like i did.


mannin

i bought one of these the other weeks, seems an ok box but my was faulty … i bought one of these the other weeks, seems an ok box but my was faulty and flicker screen was really bad , i returned mine and paid a bit more for a Bqeel X8T Max. both boxes are good but i am glad mine was faulty as the newer one is much better. and the pre installed kodi addons seem much better on this.but for £26.99 for this one i don't think you can go wrong unless you get a duff one like i did.



Did you check the resolution it was outputting at? Mine was set to 4k so the screen did have a bit of flicker and was quite jagged. When changed to 1080p it was fine.
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