Review: Best low cost Smart TV Boxes in 2019.

Smart TV Boxes are becoming more and more popular every year. First of all because they are easy to use and really helpful when you want to watch your best film or tv-series in HD quality. Besides that you can watch lots and lots of TV channels.

At the moment the market is full of various models at very different prices. In this review we shall describe low-cost, consumer-grade receiving Smart TV Boxes, price ranging from $26 to $35

We will compare their  prices, functionality, quality and speed. Also we will make a value chart of affordable Smart TV boxes that appeared in 2019.  

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  1. The cheapest one
  2. The most powerful
  3. The most popular
  4. The most functional

The cheapest Android Smart TV Box

Mecool M8S PRO W

Review: Best low cost Smart TV Boxes in 2019.

Specifications:

OS: Android 7.1
CPU: Amlogic S905W
GPU: Mali-450
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB
WiFi: 2.4 GHz
Ports: USB 2.0 x 2, HDMI, TF/microSD, LAN, AV

Overview:

Smart TV Box Mecool M8S PRO W  is the cheapest in our review. No doubt, as has a very basic processor Amlogic S905W. these cheap has lower frequency then S905Х. No Bluetooth.  Only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Operation system Android 7.1.

But the price is $26 only, So you shouldn’t be very captiouse. It works and plays video smoothly.   it has all the necessary ports: 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 LAN and even an AV out!

Price: $26

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The most powerful  Android Smart TV Box

Q Plus

Q Plus

Specifications:

OS: Android 9.0
CPU: Allwinner H6
GPU: Mali-T720
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB
WiFi: 2.4 GHz
Ports: USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, HDMI, microSD, LAN, AV, S/PDIF

Overview:

Q Plus is a new Smart TV Box built with the latest Allwinner H6 processor. RAM 4GB ROM 32GB. Big volume of ROM memory, all together with Allwinner H6 processor enables us to use this Smart TV box not only for watching HD video but play modern games. No Bluetooth. Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz.

Q Plus processor has all the latest technologies. Modern graphical processor — Mali-T720 can play  highest resolution video, including Ultra HD 6K.

Key features:

To improve GPU performance  Allwinner H6 processor runs special algorithms that are used  to educate Neural Networks.

Price: $35

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H96 Max Plus

H96 Max Plus

Specifications:

OS: Android 9.0
CPU: Rockchip RK3328
GPU: Mali-450
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB
WiFi: 2.4 GHz
Ports: USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, HDMI, microSD, LAN, AV

Overview:

H96 Max Plus affordable version comes with 2 GB RAM and 16GB ROM. This is the very minimum  for smooth and stable performance of the operation system and applications. No Bluetooth. Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz.

The TV box is based on a very popular but already becoming old RK3328 professor equipped with Quad Core processor and Mali-450 GPU. It’s powerful enough for  simple games. You can learn more about different processors for Smart TV Boxes in our Smart TV box processor review.

H96 Max Plus comes with two types of Operating Systems Android 8.1 and Android 9.0. It doesn’t affect the price. Our recommendation is to choose Android 9.0 Smart TV Box. you can find strong reasons to choose latest version of Android in our previous review – Android Smart TV Box: OS version?

Be careful, Android 9.0 is available from China only.

Key features:

Smart TV box stands out for a very vivid design and will look great in most Interiors.

H96 Max Plus Comes with a programmable remote control unit. You can switch TV on and off with the same remote control unit.

Price: $32

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The most functional Smart TV Box

Magicsee N5

Review: Best low cost Smart TV Boxes in 2019.

Specifications:

OS: Android 7.1
CPU: Amlogic S905X
GPU: Mali-450
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB
WiFi: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Ports: USB 2.0 x 2, HDMI, microSD, LAN, AV, S/PDIF

Overview:

Smart TV Box Magicsee N5 is based on Amlogic S905X processor. The professor itself is quite fast but the GPU is not so strong – Mali-450. This setup is very popular and shows good results under Android 7.1.2 OS. 2 GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

This isn’t the latest solution. But we want to drive your attention to the fact that there is Bluetooth 4.1 and dual band Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz. It means that you can connect your favorite  Bluetooth earphones and and even the most distant room of your house the video will run smoothly and without freezes.

Key features:

This is the only smart TV Box in our review that has Bluetooth 4.1 and dual band Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz.

Price: $33

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Links to Smart TV Boxes from this review:

Mecool M8S PRO W — buy on AliExpress for $25

Q Plus — buy on AliExpress for $36

H96 Max Plus — buy on AliExpress for $32

Magicsee N5 — buy on AliExpress for $33

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