Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X Quad Core Processor  -  2GB+16GB £30.62 @ Gearbest
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Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X Quad Core Processor - 2GB+16GB £30.62 @ Gearbest

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Found 25th Oct 2016Made hot 26th Oct 2016
listed as £30.62 when I checked last (please note earlier mini M8S II on hotukdeals had 2gb/8GB configuration this one has 16gb ROM)

Main Features:

● Amlogic S905X quad-core CPU is rapid and stable which can give you high-speed feedback and smooth response.

● Penta-core ARM Mali-450 as GPU of this TV Box which gives you the high definition pictures and videos.

● 64bit Android 6.0 stable and smooth system.

● 2.4GHz WiFi ( IEEE 802.11b / g / n ): it offers a more stable WiFi signal for you to enjoy higher quality video experience.

● Supports 4K HD video, which brings us clearer image quality and HD vision enjoy.

● Infrared remote control let you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you.

Specifications

General

Model: Mini M8S II

Type: TV Box

GPU: Mali-450

CPU: Amlogic S905X

Core: 2.0GHz,Quad Core

RAM: 2G

RAM Type: DDR3

ROM: 16G

Max. Extended Capacity: TF card up to 32GB (not included)

Color: Black

103 Comments

Specs look good , most importantly for me is the HDMI 2.0 socket for 5k @ 60Hz. Cheers for this mate.

4k*

from China rather pay the extra from amazon even though it's only a 8gb

1gb +8gb or 2gb + 16gb. last thing I had from gearbest took 11 days.

shadey12

1gb +8gb or 2gb + 16gb. last thing I had from gearbest took 11 days.


There both 2gb ram the only difference is the storage size. I too paid fiver more and ordered from amazon these boxes support usb and memory card so memory isnt an issue as much as warranty and customer service not to mention the customs issues ive had in the past and if you want to play 4k video 16gb is nothing. Heat added though great price
Edited by: "Dean2k14" 25th Oct 2016

very good find that

Dean2k14

if you want to play 4k video 16gb is nothing



16GB is irrelevant when most poeple just use these for streaming.

4Real2016

16GB is irrelevant when most poeple just use these for streaming.


That was exactly my point and if you actual want to play a 4k video file the last one I watched was 55gb so the 16gb is useless

great box this, it's the one I use on my main living room tv
just can't go wrong at this money

What is this for please?

abdi12346

What is this for please?



I have smart tv what would i use this for

Wonder if they've sorted the Wi-Fi out on these, the Mini M8S and Mini M8S II (8GB) both had problems.

Review of the 16GB version, this reviewer says it's a Beelink box (?) About Wi-Fi (at 10:33) - seems to be better - youtu.be/ZXx…631
Edited by: "louiselouise" 26th Oct 2016

abdi12346

I have smart tv what would i use this for


Kodi

I saw the other day this type of box can handle dts now can this do it. I still have my hp gen8 microserver plugged into my amp to TV because I want proper pass through to the amp

robert260574

from China rather pay the extra from amazon even though it's only a 8gb



Good specs but yes I'd pay a little more and get if from a retailer with better customer service than Gearbest and won't offer you a fraction of what you paid for it, if anything goes wrong.

It uses the same board as the TX5 Pro.

Skip using the stock firmware as it is buggy and install this instead.

Custom ROM

Or install LibreElec, which can either be installed straight to the nand or an external SD card, so that you can have a dual boot setup.

LibreElec

When flashing firmware you will also need a male A USB to male A USB cable like this

USB Cable
Edited by: "reddit" 26th Oct 2016

can I run/stream showbox on this?

gidsterc

can I run/stream showbox on this?



There should be no reason why it won't work.

these are not 100% stable I have one, it crashes out of kodi rather a lot its been updated android wise quite a few times WiFi terrible. OK on lan. android 6 still not stable on this chipset

reddit

It uses the same board as the TX5 Pro.Skip using the stock firmware as it … It uses the same board as the TX5 Pro.Skip using the stock firmware as it is buggy and install this instead.Custom ROMOr install LibreElec, which can either be installed straight to the nand or an external SD card, so that you can have a dual boot setup.LibreElecWhen flashing firmware you will also need a male A USB to male A USB cable like thisUSB Cable



​This is very good info thanks! I looked for this for my T95M but did not find any other firmwares. Is this firmware confirmed working on this box?

abdi12346

I have smart tv what would i use this for



​kodi

Can someone link to a decent equivalent on Amazon? There's so many to choose from, it's confusing.

shakedown7

Can someone link to a decent equivalent on Amazon? There's so many to … Can someone link to a decent equivalent on Amazon? There's so many to choose from, it's confusing.



​MINI M8S II Android 6.0 TV Box Amlogic S905X Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 2GHz 2GB/8GB H.265 BT4.0 2.4G WIFI HD KODI TV Streaming Media Player amazon.co.uk/dp/…BYR

Any decent 4k streaming apps for this box?
Sure, it does 4k, but other than downloading them, how else can you watch 4k?

I want to move on from the Amazon Fire Stick which is wi fi to a more stable Ethernet based system to use ie; Kodi.etc
Will this device or a better one be more stable than the fire stick?

I used this LibreELEC image and its great no need for male to male USB can be installed by USB, SD with tooth pick method

Does anyone know of a box similar to this one but that has a blu-ray drive in it? For the most part I stream from a NAS, but every so often we like to have the option of putting a disc in and just watching.

We currently have a blu ray player that has DLNA capability but its a bit out of date and is struggling with the newer codecs (particularly some of the audio ones).

Can you get android 6 on it?

Any problems with 23.976 fps or 29,97 fps stutter with these new S905X chips?

Original Poster

millward84

Can you get android 6 on it?


the site says it comes with Android 6

I was pleased they sent the 2.0GHz, 2GB, 16GB version because a different version was pictured and 2 speeds for the CPU were listed, but I got the best of what I was expecting.

cnx-software.com/201…ed/

What shipping method do I select? Seems to be a dozen to choose from

tezray

I saw the other day this type of box can handle dts now can this do it. I … I saw the other day this type of box can handle dts now can this do it. I still have my hp gen8 microserver plugged into my amp to TV because I want proper pass through to the amp



Passthrough on these boxes (with Kodi at least) is hit and miss at best - it would be great if they could finally sort it, but it seems to pot luck whether you can actually get a combination of hardware, driver, kernel and kodi version that actually works and doesn't cause any other issues (like pausing video).

slimy31

Does anyone know of a box similar to this one but that has a blu-ray … Does anyone know of a box similar to this one but that has a blu-ray drive in it? For the most part I stream from a NAS, but every so often we like to have the option of putting a disc in and just watching. We currently have a blu ray player that has DLNA capability but its a bit out of date and is struggling with the newer codecs (particularly some of the audio ones).



There is currently no such box in existence.

abdi12346

I have smart tv what would i use this for


Well, apart from kodi which was alreadyvmentioned, you can probably install BBC player, itv player..., browse the internet(connect a wireless mouse+keyboard first), add some Bluetooth controllers and you can play lots of android games...

Isn't it always this price or thereabouts?

Owned and setup quite a few of these and similar boxes now, all from China, all delivered in less than 2 weeks usually. I've not had the cause to use customer services yet so I can't comment on that but the price/dispatch time was excellent imo.

I've had no problem with Android 6 but I do increasingly find that the add-ons for Kodi are drying up... so be warned! Currently down to just 2; Exodus and SportsDevil. If anyone has any other recommendations, please feel free to list (_;)

As a Plex box, these are fantastic. Wireless connectivity on these internal aerial boxes is awful though, something to be aware of. You either need a very good router/ap or a wifi extender in close proximity. I ended up buying a £15 Netgear one and its been fantastic, completely seamless 1080p streaming online and from Plex, no issue.

Heat OP.

Edited by: "slipd" 26th Oct 2016

slipd

Owned and setup quite a few of these and similar boxes now, all from … Owned and setup quite a few of these and similar boxes now, all from China, all delivered in less than 2 weeks usually. I've not had the cause to use customer services yet so I can't comment on that but the price/dispatch time was excellent imo.I've had no problem with Android 6 but I do increasingly find that the add-ons for Kodi are drying up... so be warned! Currently down to just 2; Exodus and SportsDevil. If anyone has any other recommendations, please feel free to list (_;)As a Plex box, these are fantastic. Wireless connectivity on these internal aerial boxes is awful though, something to be aware of. You either need a very good router/ap or a wifi extender in close proximity. I ended up buying a £15 Netgear one and its been fantastic, completely seamless 1080p streaming online and from Plex, no issue. Heat OP.



What shipping method do I select?

Got one of these as a cheapie for the bedroom and it's absolutely brilliant. Can't fault it at all. Mines called a Nexbox but I'm sure it's the same one with different branding. Also has Bluetooth which is handy.

abdi12346

I have smart tv what would i use this for


It it's an Android smart TV then you can just download Kodi to your TV & so you don't need this box.
Kodi works better on a smart TV than these boxes.
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