Aug 3, 2015

MXIII-G Smart TV Box - First impressions, firmware details and tests.

As I told you in this article, Gearbest online store send me a few days ago a new Amlogic S812 Android TV Boxes: MXIII-G. Here you'll find a photo gallery and a video with the unboxing of this nice device.

The TV box has a black matte plastic exterior with power button on top, it is strong and very well organized, with and all the connectors located in the rear & right sides. In the front side it has only the IR receiver. The overall impression is pretty nice, the device looks to be constructed with care to details.

You can now buy MXIII-G TV Box with 1GB of RAM from for only $56.99 with free shipping. You can also buy MXIII-G TV Box with 2GB of RAM from for only $63.99 with free shipping.
MXIII-G Highlights
● it comes with a RJ45 jack for 1000M Ethernet which provides a strong network extension.
● In a follow-up OS, it can be upgraded to Android 5.1 (We will see about this time will tell)
● True 4K x 2K resolution which delivers best audio and video quality for you.
● Powerful Amlogic S812 Quad Core CPU and Octa Core ARM Mali-450 GPU: Stable and reliable.
● XBMC supported. XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats.
● Android 4.4 KiKat: Rapid and stable, gives you access to over 800,000 apps including Facebook, Youtube, Picasa and more.
● Professional H.265 video decoding technology and 2.4G + 5.8G WiFi, offering a more stable WiFi signal to enjoy a higher quality video experience.
● 2GB RAM + 8GB ROM, 32GB maximum extended capacity gives you more space to download your favorite apps and caches to browse websites, play games, run apps, watch movies more smoothly.
● Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity: Easy pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices (computer, mobile phone, keyboard, and others).
● HDMI 1.4 connector: You can go directly to let your TV and MXIII-G are connected through a HDMI cable and set up your home cinema for the best 4K x 2K Full HD multimedia experience.
● 2 x USB host ports and 1 x OTG port: Connect with your mouse and keyboard to help you operate more convenient.
● Infrared remote control let you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you.
● Support Miracast, DLNA.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android KitKat 4.4.2. Yesterday I managed to update the stock firmware to Andoid Lollipop 5.1, you can see the tutorial in this article.

Firmware tested: stock Android KitKat 4.4.2
Kernel version: 3.10.33
Build number: 316k4
Root: Firmware is rooted, with SuperSu application preinstalled.

The firmware and the launcher are generic for Amlogic Android devices, with big and nice tiles, like in Windows 8.1 Metro style. The 'Settings' menu gives you access to the settings shown in the same Metro-style with four sub menus: Network, Display, Advanced and Other. 

1. The Network settings allow you to select Ethernet or Wi-Fi. 
2. The Display settings options: HDMI auto-detection resolution, HDMI output mode, hide or show the status bar, adjust the display position and screensaver. 
3. The Advanced menu will let you start Miracast, enable the software Remote control / Google TV Remote, adjust CEC control, set the screen orientation and select digital audio output (PCM, SPDIF pass-through, HDMI pass-through). 
4. The Other button will give some details about the Android version (4.4.2) and kernel version (3.10.33). There’s also an OTA System Update menu. You can access the standard Android settings by going through Setting->Other->More Settings

There are a lot of preinstalled applications, including Play Store and Google applications (gapps). This firmware version has root acces. MXIII-G  TV Box also supports DLNA and Miracast functions.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 MXIII-G Smart TV Box scores an incredible 1.096 points, the highest score ever in this test ranking. It played smoothly all video file types; it played with no problem at all 30 video / audio different formats included in the video benchmark. 

In Antutu Benchmark 5.7.1 the device achieves also an amazing score, about 42.000 points.

As you can see, MXIII-G Smart TV Box is the ultimate multimedia player giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4k Home Theater. 

Internet speed tested and both WiFi & Ethernet gets incredible values. For WiFi, the download speed is 9 Mbps and the upload speed is 22.5 Mbps. Wired, the download speed is 99 Mbps and the upload speed is 49 Mbps.

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2 comentarii:

MSLR said...

what is the differnec ewith the TRONFY MXIV Telos ?

Unknown said...

where can I get this build. I broke my devise and had to install a different one.

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