MXIII M82 2GB Android TV Box (Amlogic S802) Impressions (And Special Offer)

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MXIII M82

Introduction

Today, I’m looking at the MXIII M82 Android TV box. The MXIII M82 is one of the latest generation of Android TV devices, bringing the Android experience to the big screen. Running Android 4.4.2 on an Amlogic S802 chipset, the device will power through media playback with its quad-core 2.0Ghz CPU and Octo-Core Mali-450 GPU. The device also comes equipped with powerful connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless AC. This makes the MXIII M82 a great device for streaming video or playing games. Please note that this is a impression of the model with 2GB of RAM. Key differences are the additional 1GB of RAM and support for dual band wireless AC

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MXIII M82 Specifications

  • Amlogic S802 Quad-Core Cortex-A9 2.0GHz CPU + ARM Mali-450MP Octa-Core GPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM + 8GB NAND flash ROM (max. support 32GB)
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity with Android 4.4 OS
  • Supports 2K / 4K ultra HD video play back
  • Ships with a pre-installed version of XBMC
  • Supports Miracast, DLNA and AirPlay

Media Supported

  • Decoder Format: H.264, RealVideo8/9/10, “HD MPEG1/2/4, HD AVC/VC-1
  • Video Format: MP4, TS, MKV, FLV, DAT, RMVB, WMV, MPG, M2TS, AVI, MPEG, MOV, TRP, VOB, TP, ASF, RM
  • Audio Format: FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG
  • Photo Format: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG

Connectivity

  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Power Supply: Charge Adapter
  • Interface: DC 5V, RJ45, TF Card, USB2.0, SD Card Slot, HDMI, OTG, AV

Dimensions and Weight

  • Product Weight: 0.192 kg
  • Product Size (L x W x H): 11.5 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm / 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0 inches

Package Contents

  • Package Contents: 1 x TV Box, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x AV Cable, 1 x IR Remote Control, 1 x User Manual

MXIII M82 Appearance

MXIII M82

The MXIII is a standard “black box” design. The top of the device contains a recessed power button for turning the device on and off. The side contains a micro SD card slot (supporting up to 32gb), 2 USB ports and a mini USB OTG port. Around the rear of the device, we have power, component out, Ethernet , HDMI out and SPDIF Optical Audio.

MXIII M82 User Interface

MediaBox Launcher

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The MXIII M82 uses the MediaBox interface that we have started to see on most current Android TV boxes. It’s a very appealing Android launcher, grouping apps into logical groups whilst adding additional information such as weather and time. I’ve had experience using this launcher on other devices and have found it to be a really intuitive way to navigate Android on a large screen and it is a significant improvement from the previous generations default Android launcher which was didn’t translate well to a big screen environment.

MXIII M82 Performance

The Amlogic S802 chipset powers a number of the latest devices and can play media files without issues. Its octo-core Mali-450 GPU is powerful enough to play games at 1080p. Feedback has suggested that games such as Beach Buggy Blitz can be played at maximum settings without issue.

Other Points of Interest

4K and 3D Output

According to the manufacturer, the MXIII M82 supports 4k output and 3d video output.

Rooted Out of the Box

Comments from reviews have stated that the device already comes pre-rooted, unlocking the possibility of a variety of powerful applications to be used such as Droidmote.

OpenELEC Support

The developers over at Freaktab have ported OpenELEC accross to the MXIII M82, making the box and even more powerful XBMC device.

Reviews

Reviews of the device have been positive across the web. At the time of writing, Gearbest users have rated the MXIII M82 4.8 out of 5, saying the device works very smoothly when playing media and navigating the user interface.

Buying the MXIII M82

I have worked with GearBest to get Home Theatre Life readers a discount on the MXIII M82. Use coupon “M82LM” (without the quotes) to bring the price of the MXIII M82 2GB model down to $71.98 – A saving of $13.14! Click here to get this offer.

Conclusion

The MXIII M82 is a media powerhouse, capable of playing a wide variety of media formats and games in a tiny package and a reasonable price.