Xiaomi Mi TV Box 3 Enhanced - WHITE Dual Core Cortex-A72 + Quad-core Cortex-A53 Android 5.1 2GB RAM 8GB ROM 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi Bluetooth 4.1 4K Multi-media Player Support Only Chinese Email Only Price £56.61 @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi Mi TV Box 3 Enhanced - WHITE Dual Core Cortex-A72 + Quad-core Cortex-A53 Android 5.1 2GB RAM 8GB ROM 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi Bluetooth 4.1 4K Multi-media Player Support Only Chinese Email Only Price £56.61 @ Gearbest

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Found 3rd Jul 2016
I know it says "Chinese plug" but the Q&A section says "We will send an adaptor according to the order's country of delivery." Netflix-friendly? Not sure..?

Xiaomi Mi TV Box 3 Enhanced is a multimedia center which enables you to have the absolute best and most versatile home media experience. It is worthwhile for you to possess this TV box because it will let you enjoy plenty of HD movies, TV dramas and more videos on demand whenever you like with your friends and family.

Main Features:
● Cortex-A53 CPU is rapid and stable which can give you high speed feedback and smooth response.
● Power VR GX6250 as GPU of this TV box which gives you the high definition pictures and videos.
● 2.4G / 5G WiFi, offers a more stable WiFi signal for you to enjoy higher quality video experience.
● 2GB RAM + 8G ROM capacity give you more space to download your favorite apps and caches to browse websites, play games, run apps, watch movies more smoothly.
● Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity: Easy pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices (computer, mobile phone, keyboard, and others).
● Vocal and somatosensory remote control is supported.
● Powered by 2 x AAA batteries.
● Support only Chinese language (see Post #1)

Specifications

CPU: Dual Core Cortex-A72 + Quad-core Cortex-A53

Brand: XiaoMi
Model: 3 Enhanced
Type: TV Box
System: Android 5.1
RAM: 2G
ROM: 8G
Color: White

Media Supported
Decoder Format: "HD MPEG1/2/4,H.264,H.265,Xvid/DivX4/5/6
Video format: 3GP,AVI,FLV,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,TS
Audio format: AAC,APE,FLAC,MP3,OGG
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG

Power Supply: Built-in battery
Interface: HDMI,USB2.0
Antenna: Yes

Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode

Battery Type: AAA Alkaline Battery

Product weight: 0.190 kg
Package weight: 0.580 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.50 cm / 3.94 x 3.94 x 0.98 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 12.00 x 12.00 x 5.50 cm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 2.17 inches

Package Contents: 1 x Xiaomi Mi TV Box 3 Enhanced, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x String, 2 x AAA Battery, 1 x Charger Adapter

See Post #1 for details how to root, change to English, install full Google Services.

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Original Poster

Unboxing: youtube.com/watch?v=ktz8eRNk5XU

Review: http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/04/18/xiaomi-mi-box-3-enhanced-review/

How To Change To English & Install Apps Remotely: http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/04/12/how-to-change-language-to-english-and-install-apps-remotely-on-xiaomi-mi-box-3-enhanced/

Another link discussing root, shafta tv default launcher and full Google Services: http://baiviet.top/mi-box-3-enhanced-2016-default-launcher-rooted-and-google-services/
Demo: youtube.com/watch?v=llbc2YZj5hA

xda-developers thread: forum.xda-developers.com/and…728

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Edited by: "louiselouise" 3rd Jul 2016

Original Poster

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It is impossible to add others languages as English.

Tempting...

Original Poster

djfluff

It is impossible to add others languages as English.

You can change it to English and add Play Store, Kodi, etc, it just involves fiddling around with firmware/apks.

The cnx-software.com/201…ew/ link above says -

PROS
Stable and ultra fast firmware
Likely the fastest Android TV box that you can buy for less than $80 thanks to Mediatek MT8693 2x Cortex A72, 4x Cortex A53 processor. See benchmarks for details.
Very good internal storage performance leading to fast app loading time, and zero slowdowns
Fastest 802.11ac WiFi I’ve ever seen
Very 3D graphics performance with high frame rate, and better looking games (with 1080p video output)
Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 2160p 60Hz; 24/25/30/50/60 Hz refresh rates supported
Kodi is working decently, 5.1 channel pass-through support, and high Antutu Video Tester score (972 points)
Widewine Level 3 DRM supported
OTA firmware working (but it might not be something you want here).

CONS
Chinese user interface only, but you can change the language if needed.
No Google Play Store, and installing it on the device is non trivial.
Not obvious way to change the Launcher
Lack of Ethernet port
No power off mode (only standby/sleep), and relatively high sleep/standby power consumption (4 watts to 6 watts)
Some issues with Bluetooth to connect to my smartwatch and Bluetooth headset
HD audio codec (DTS HD, Dolby TrueHD) are not supported for HDMI pass-through
3D MV videos are not supported


The lack of Ethernet port is a bit surprising, actually.

Slightly related, Xiaomi are launching a Mi Box in the US "in a few months" (this is from 19th May) in collaboration with Google https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4h9uIFLY80
More details: androidauthority.com/xia…79/
Edited by: "louiselouise" 3rd Jul 2016

It really **** me off that people supplant "rom" for "storage" ..... rom - read only memory...... its not that difficult to remember what it stands for

djfluff

It is impossible to add others languages as English.



Learning English, are you?

Original Poster

qwerta369

Learning English, are you?

To be fair, it's a direct quote from the Q&A section: http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_333724/ask.html

By David May-26/2016 06:05:35
Question:
Chinese is the only language? is it possible to add others languages as English? Thanks

Reply:
Hi,David
Thanks for your inquiry.
It is only Chinese language.
It is impossible to add others languages as English.

(Not strictly true, however).

louiselouise

To be fair, it's a direct quote from the Q&A section: … To be fair, it's a direct quote from the Q&A section: http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_333724/ask.htmlBy David May-26/2016 06:05:35Question:Chinese is the only language? is it possible to add others languages as English? ThanksReply:Hi,DavidThanks for your inquiry.It is only Chinese language.It is impossible to add others languages as English.(Not strictly true, however).



​so a pretty useless box then.

Think i would rather get one of these if spending this money.

ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

better off grabing a Nexus Player of Fire TV box for that price,far less hassle

Cold

Adding heat purely because of the efforts put into the post by op. All the details that we will need!

rohanp

Adding heat purely because of the efforts put into the post by op.


That's not really how the site works..

No ethernet port is a downer for me!

Original Poster

Well, I added this because I've seen a lot of chatter about the Xiaomi Mi boxes and was satisfying my own curiosity reading around:) If it's useful to one person, that's what counts Definitely something to watch when the US boxes appear. The lack of MicroSD port/ethernet are a downer for me - having rooted older devices I'm not keen on root/ROMs/launchers personally but may be of interest to the tinkerers out there.

SilverBlack

Think i would rather get one of these if spending this … Think i would rather get one of these if spending this money.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351599369682?clk_rvr_id=1056224902310&rmvSB=true



​only android 4.2.2 so no kodi 17 when released. OK if you want to stay on 16.

sco0ter

​only android 4.2.2 so no kodi 17 when released. OK if you want to stay o … ​only android 4.2.2 so no kodi 17 when released. OK if you want to stay on 16.



There is XDA support for the box if you fancy modding it.

forum.xda-developers.com/mad…ojo

Gearbest = COLD

Xiaomi partnered with Google in the development of this box; in fact Xiaomi presented the box at the recent Google I/O, so I'm surprised it doesn't come out of the box with the Play store. Xiaomi still sells most of its products within China/ SE Asia (granted they're starting to reach out to to the West) hence English/ International ROMs are not a priority, yet.

This has the potential to be a killer box once a good International ROM with Google Play is available. The lack of Ethernet is a surprise, but a good wifi antenna implementation as in the Fire Box (as opposed to the Fire Stick!!) should mitigate that somewhat.

theverge.com/201…-4K
Edited by: "hcc27" 6th Jul 2016

Original Poster

hcc27

Xiaomi partnered with Google in the development of this box; in fact … Xiaomi partnered with Google in the development of this box; in fact Xiaomi presented the box at the recent Google I/O, so I'm surprised it doesn't come out of the box with the Play store. Xiaomi still sells most of its products within China/ SE Asia (granted they're starting to reach out to to the West) hence English/ International ROMs are not a priority, yet. This has the potential to be a killer box once a good International ROM with Google Play is available. The lack of Ethernet is a surprise, but a good wifi antenna implementation as in the Fire Box (as opposed to the Fire Stick!!) should mitigate that somewhat. http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11704964/new-google-chromecast-Android-TV-partners-Xiaomi-Sony-Toshiba-4K

Does this Gearbest Xiaomi offering have the same specs as the not-yet-released US Mi Box?

Interesting anyway Thanks

Just 8GB ? There were some models posted some weeks ago sporting 16GB if I'm not mistaken.

Looks good otherwise.

Why not just call it hexa-core instead of this long winded dual core+quad core?

Original Poster

£56.30 now, it appears

Not useless at all if your chinese

I have this box (for chinese movies,dramas)

It's basically a TVpad



northwales

​so a pretty useless box then.


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