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Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Box Review & Benchmark

The Xiaomi Mi Box S is the successor of the previous Android TV Box best seller, the Xiaomi Mi Box 3. The Mi Box S, also called Xiaomi Mi Box 4 in China, is an updated but yet very similar version of the previous model. It comes to fill in the gap between the NVIDIA Shield TV and the Amazon FireTV Stick. With it’s price and performance, it does exactly that. Offers a great alternative as an Android TV OS device, with a built-in ChromeCast UHD and great 4K HDR performance on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Kodi, Hulu, Youtube, Plex, etc.

The Xiaomi runs Android TV, and unlike the Android mobile OS, this particular platform doesn’t have a thousand different micro-variations depending on manufacturer. Android TV is almost identical whether you run it on a NVIDIA Shield TV or a Sony Bravia TV or as in our case, a Mi Box S. In the particular the Xiaomi Mi Box S is powered by Android 8.1.0 Oreo out of the box.

Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Box 8.1 Oreo

With a good score on Antutu v6, unfortunately the 3D engine of Antutu version 7 kept crashing on the Xiaomi Mi Box S. It got an average of just below 35000 and on GeekBench it scored 645 on single-core and 1804 on multi-core.

Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Box Antutu Benchmark

Great also the performance of the Dual Band WiFi 2.4G and 5G ac of the Xiaomi Box S maxing out my internet speed 180 – 20 MB.

Overall it has a great performance, superb 4K playback on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video which you have to sideload in order to install it but make sure to install the Android TV version (not the one for the mobiles). Also on KODI 18 Leia it will play any kind of format 4K UHD without issues. The response of the device is always excellent and overall you will have a more than enjoyable experience.

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Shield Experience 7.2.2

A new upgrade by NVIDIA for the NVIDIA Shield TV devices (also for the Pro version). The new upgrade, as always by the amazing work from NVIDIA resolves some of the few issues the NVIDIA Shield users may face. More importantly the keyboard and mouse functionality is working now for PUBG among as other 3rd party controller issues that are now resolved for good.

In the specifics, the SHIELD Experience Software Upgrade 7.2.2 (30.7.130.7) fixes the following bugs/issues on top of the previous 7.2.1 upgrade.

Shield Experience 7.2.2

New Enhancements/Fixes:

• Fixes Keyboard/Mouse functionality for PUBG Mobile
• Fixes bug where colors are displayed incorrectly on Chrome/Puffin browsers
• Resolves storage quota issues when transferring files from PC to SHIELD
• Fixes issue where Dualshock 3 controller would not pair properly over Bluetooth
• Fixes issue affecting original Xbox One wired controller functionality
• Resolves issues where PLEX would not access content on NAS
• Addresses issues where NAS would not manually mount correctly
• Resolves bug where PLEX was not detecting Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD 1590
• Fixes bug where home screen is displayed while mounting network storage
• Fixes bug where Dynamic range advanced display setting was not working
• Improves network connectivity when connecting to router through local DNS or gateway
• Resolves issue where Sling app would not be available
• [Beta] Adds setting to automatically switch color modes (Settings > Developer Options > Colorimetry).

Known issues:

• Rare cases where system appears to hang on startup
• [SHIELD 2015 and SHIELD Pro] Rare cases of SD Card not recognized
• [SHIELD Pro] Accessory UI not present on pairing screen after factory reset
• Rare cases where USB drive is ejected.
• Some TV/Receivers may wake up after ~30 seconds after SHIELD sleeping
• Green line displayed at the bottom/right with specific content aspect ratio
• HDCP issues with specific TV models (Bauhn ATV65UHD-1217)
• Plex video playback from NAS takes 30 seconds to start.

 

Now you can get the Xiaomi MI Android TV (Official International Version) on a coupon sale for the low price of just $66.99 / €55.54 / £49.17 and with free world-wide shipping by using the discount coupon TOPCXM3. It is one of the best Android TV devices you can get right now with great quality and excellent performance. Running on Android TV OS comes with a unique, small in size design and an excellent remote control with voice control. Of course the design similarities with the Apple TV, the Amazon Fire TV and the NVIDIA Shield TV can not pass unnoticed but that is exactly the selling point of this device by Xiaomi. A direct competitor to those streaming devices, with no restrictions and with a very interesting price!1479174385641219

Spec-wise the Xiaomi Mi Android TV may not seem what you exactly expect from a top Android TV Box. Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 2.0Ghz, a Penta-core Mali 450 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. But everything combined together work absolutely in perfect synch. In fact it is one of the smoothest Android TV devices in the range of under $100 whether you just want to use it as a Media Center or in order to play games! It also supports Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac with an internal antenna, an HDMI 2.0 port for real 4K at 60 frames per second, an optical / SPDIF output, 1 X USB 2.0 port and an AV port in case you have an older TV or a projector.

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The included bluetooth remote control is fantastic. It has built-in voice commands so you remote control the Xiaomi Mi Android TV just by talking to it, a feature that only some devices have like the NVIDIA Shield and the Amazon Fire TV. Also being a Bluetooth remote is also much better and more than the necessary in order to control every aspect of your device. The included AAA batteries is also something we are not used to see in most devices on the market.

Also when using KODI 17.6 the Xiaomi Mi Android TV performs in an exceptional way. Everything works as it should and even on 4K playback at 60 frames per second the device didn’t experience any kind of problems, just flawless playback! The forth-coming version of KODI Leia 18 is also supported and although it is not out officially yet, it has also a great performance on the device. When playing Android games you will also enjoy your experience and since you have unlimited access to the Google’s Android TV Play Store dedicated section with tons of fantastic titles to choose from, combined also to a Xiaomi Gamepad (sold separately but in my opinion is also one of the best gamepads for an Android TV Box or Firestick) you will get top gaming experience! Netflix is also fully supported meaning you will get the best possible quality, unlike most of the other devices in the market.

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Specification

GeneralBrand: XiaoMi
Model: Mi Box
Type: TV Box
GPU: Mali-450
System: Android 6.0
CPU: Cortex A53
Core: 2.0GHz,Quad Core
RAM: 2G
RAM Type: DDR3
ROM: 8G
Maximum External Hard Drives Capacity: No
Color: Black
Media SupportedDecoder Format: H.265
Video format: 4K x 2K,H.264,H.265,VP9 Profile-2
Audio format: DTS
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: No
Product DetailsSupport 5G WiFi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Support
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV,DC Power Port,HDMI,SPDIF,USB2.0
Language: English
DVD Support: No
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: Others
External Subtitle Supported: No
HDMI Function: HDCP
Power Comsumption: No
RJ45 Port Speed: No
Firmware InformationSystem Bit: 64Bit
WiFi Chip: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
KODI Pre-installed: No
KODI Version: No
Power RequirementPower Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Battery InformationRemote Controller Battery: 2 x AA battery
Dimension and WeightProduct weight: 0.300 kg
Package weight: 0.540 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 15.00 x 15.00 x 6.00 cm / 5.91 x 5.91 x 2.36 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 20.00 x 20.00 x 10.00 cm / 7.87 x 7.87 x 3.94 inches
Package ContentsPackage Contents: 1 x Xiaomi Mi Android TV Box, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x Power Adapter

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benefits-of-4kGreat news in the streaming community, the NVIDIA Shield TV will get the new 3.2 firmware update in the next days with new, exciting features! More 4K content with new & old apps for the best 4K streaming device. Netflix will be getting also 4K HDR support (starting with the new Marco Polo TV Show), Youtube an exceptional 4K resolution at 60 FPS and both apps will support in-app voice search! But 4K HDR is also making it’s way into gaming; the first game with HDR on the Shield TV will be Paragon.

In the audio department the Shield TV was also already ahead of every competitor. Now things get even better since the new firmware will introduce the Dolby Atmos Pass-Through (TrueHD+Atmos) that already is being supported on KODI, SPMC, MX Player and soon on Plex as well!


Also, we have an important CEC update that was missing, the CEC TV-off support. When CEC is enabled on the device and your TV supports it, the TV is automatically powered on when you wake your Shield and now also powered off.

SHIELD-Powerful_Media_Server-1920x1080Lastly, what came as a big surprise is the new Plex Media Server integration into the NVIDIA Shield TV PRO (that’s the 500GB version). In other words, your Shield TV PRO can be transformed into your next standalone Plex Media Server! The Shield with it’s phenomenal NVIDIA Tegra® X1 can now host the Plex Server so no NAS (Networked Attached Storage) or remote server is needed. Also, HD capable NAS are really expensive (yeah, really!) the Shield TV Plex Server on the other hand will be able to support hardware-accelerated video transcoding (H.264, MPEG2 and HEVC) and with multiple, simultaneous streams! You can even watch a 4K stream or play a game on your Shield while someone else on your network on the same exact time watches a movie from the Plex Server of the Shield on a mobile device, computer or even TV! Crazy, no? No, it’s NVIDIA!

ShieldTV PRO NASBut what if you already have a NAS device? No worries, you can still connect it to your Shield and use the power of the device in order to transcode your streams. You can extend your library even more, simply by connecting a usb external disk drive and the Shield has USB 3.0, remember? Those are features that we saw until today only on PC setup. Pretty amazing…

If after reading everything, you want to know more about this amazing device, feel free to revisit my review on it: Review of the NVIDIA Shield TV by Dimitrology.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is one of the most popular Android TV Devices, capable of gaming but also used as an Android TV Box capable of 4K content at 60 FPS!
Equipped with the Tegra X1 CPU, a Maxwell GPU with 256 cores and 3 GB of RAM seems the best device available? Is it though really the best one? Let’s find it out, how it performs in gaming, with Android TV and using KODI, SPMC and all the usage it is capable of!

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Full Specs:

ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB RAM
Video Features4K Ultra-HD with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)
Audio Features7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz over HDMI and USB
High-resolution audio upsample to 24-bit/192hHz over USB
Storage16GB
Wireless802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD slot (supports 128GB cards)
IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
Gaming FeaturesNVIDIA GEFORCE NOW streaming service
NVIDIA GameStream™
Weight and SizeWeight: 23oz / 654g
Height: 5.1in / 130mm
Width: 8.3in / 210mm
Depth: 1.0in / 25mm

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Which Android TV Box Should I Buy?

A lot of people keep asking me which is the best TV Box or what TV Box should they buy. Well the answer to that question is not that easy because everyone has different needs and also different price range. So let’s try to put an order into this question. This list is always updated when new, worth mentioning devices become available so make sure you visit it again in the future!

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick (Firestick) – NEW Version

US:http://amzn.to/2dNefXm UK:http://amzn.to/1UlJIzd

This is without doubt the most cheap device and also the slowest (dual-core cpu at 1Ghz). When it comes to KODI it performs pretty decently but if you want to install the latest build, just forget about it. It comes with an excellent remote control, the closed ecosystem from Amazon which you can easily by-pass (even though it is a pain in the ass!) but no keyboard so you may have to purchase one. Decent but nothing special, just the essential. My opinion, invest 10$ more and get something better!

  • Amazon Fire TV

US:http://amzn.to/249QivX UK:http://amzn.to/1UlJR5P

The next solution from Amazon. Overall is a decent box with excellent build quality. Specs-wise we find a Quadcore CPU (a dual-core at 2.0Ghz & another dual-core CPU at 1.6Ghz), a PowerVR GX6250 GPU, 2Gb of RAM and Dual BAnd Wifi. The only downside is the 4K supported is “just” at 30 fps when the S905X and S912 CPU from Amlogic can deliver easily 4K at 60 fps (fps= frames per second). If you need this device for Amazon Prime content you will be very satisfied. But when it comes to KODI you may look elsewhere at this price and specs. Excellent remote control with voice control (Alexa).

  • Beelink Mini MXIII 2

US:http://amzn.to/28jPPJO UK:http://amzn.to/2dQmNPS INT:GearBest.com/MiniMXIII

One of the smallest yet very performing boxes! Powered by Android 6 Marshmallow comes with 2gb of RAM, an Amlogic S905X 64bit cpu, a Mali 450 Pentacore gpu and with an HDMI 2.0 output so you can enjoy 4K Movies at 60FPS! Overall an excellent device, my only two downsides: the cheap in hand feeling of the remote control which works great though and some heat when stressed that didn’t not cause though any problems! For my review on the older version (MXIII 1) Beelink MiniMXIII 1 click here.

  • Beelink GT1

US:http://amzn.to/2dNc6uP UK:http://amzn.to/2dNJmRq  INT:Gearbest.com/GT1

One of the best sellers of the second half of year 2016, is powered by the Amlogic S912 Octacore 64bit CPU and the Mali T820-MP3 GPU, with 2Gb of RAM and 16Gb internal memory, offers some of the best specs an Android TV can offer at a very low price. Of course after the great popularity this device got the prices have risen but you still can get it for an honest price (Amazon, Gearbest). The Gt1 is perfect for KODI and other media player but also for Android gaming since it is very powerful and comes with Android 6 Marshmallow! Comes in two different versions: 16GB and 32GB referring to the amount of internal storage.

  • XIAOMI MI TV

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Fantastic Android TV despite the average specs has a brilliant performance and does exactly what it promises and more! Supports 4K HDR @ 60 FPS and has great audio quality as well. If you are looking for an Android TV device and spending for an NVIDIA Shield is simply too much, this is the best alternative! Now it also supports voice commands from the remote control and comes with the default Google TV launcher as any Android TV device. Powered by an Amlogic S905X and 2GB of RAM it only has 8GB of local storage but you can always use external hard drive. Great value for money!

  • Alfawise H96 PRO+

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Want the most out of an Android TV Box like 3GB or RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Dual Band WiFi and the fastest CPU & GPU of the moment? This is definitely a device you should check! Comes with a high build quality, all the possible connections you can find on a device and in a very interesting price. Unlike the Mecool BB2 PRO the 3GB of RAM are DDR3 which make it just a little slower in some occasions but the average user won’t even notice it! Runs KODI 17 smoothly but gaming also is fantastic so whichever use you make of it you will surely love it!

  • MECOOL BB2 PRO

US:http://amzn.to/2iCahjC UK:http://amzn.to/2hlLG1t 

CAN:http://amzn.to/2qQXS2u INT:Gearbest.com/BB2PRO

A new entry of the last quarter for 2016, sports the Amlogic S912 Octa-core 64bit CPU, the Mali T820-MP3 GPU, 3Gb of DDR4 RAM (the only one on the market!), 16Gb internal eMMC and Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac. If you are into 4K, lots of streaming and multi-tasking this is an amazing device for you! Android 6 by default and all of that at a very low price considering the device. Playback on KODI 17 is flawless and updates OTA are quite frequent as well. Future proofness at low cost. You can read or watch my review on the Mecool BB2 PRO here.

  • YUNDOO Y8

INT:http://Gearbest.com/YundooY8

Call it also Benchmark Monster, this Android 6 TV Box has an incredible performance with top specs! It is the only TV Box that fills the gap towards the NVIDIA Shield, comes with a Six-core Rockchip RK3399 64bit CPU, a Quad-core ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac, 1 X USB 3.0, 1 X USB Type C, 2 X USB 2.0. With one word: powerhouse! The default launcher is it’s weakest point but that you can easily fix by downloading a different one from the already pre-installed Google Play Store! You can watch my review of the Yundoo Y8 here.

  • NVIDIA Shield -NEW 2017 model

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Without doubt the top of the category! Powered by the best CPU, the Tegra X1, the Shield TV is capable of flawless 4K HDR playback,  has 3gb of RAM, comes with the most powerfull GPU with 256 cores and delivers some exclusive features like PC gaming, voice command, Netflix in 4K HDR, Youtube in 4K, Plex Media Server with hardware transcoding. Even if it uses Android and not a KODI-based OS, the performance in KODI is outstanding! You can install any build you want, the playback is outstanding, it comes with an excellent remote control (the best in the category) and there is a Pro version with 500gb! For gaming is simply the best, comes with a fantastic gamepad for experiencing the best games from Google Play Store and the NVIDIA GeForce Now even the most demanding! For my review on the NVIDIA Shield click here.

Do you have a tv box you feel I missed or had experience with? Please share your thoughts in a comment below. This list will always be updated so feel free to keep visiting whenever you need it!