The Nexbox A95X Pro is the cheapest TV box I’ve seen running Android TV – Google’s TV-optimized operating system, coming in at just $36.99 including a voice remote.
Despite its budget price tag, the Nexbox A95X Pro’s specifications are surprisingly solid. Powered by the quadcore Amlogic S905W, it also features 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of onboard storage (expandable via micro SD cards), 2.4GHz wireless N, 100M ethernet.
Bluetooth is noticeably absent so you’ll need to grab a gamepad with a wireless dongle like the Gamesir G4S if you want to game on this box.
In terms of ports, you get two USB 2.0 ports for connecting USB storage or accessories like an air mouse, as well as composite video out, optical out and more.
It also offers HD Netflix support (which is massive at this price) though it’s limited to 720p which might disappoint some users. That said, it’s impressive to get even 720p Netflix at this price which is much better than the 480p support most Android TV boxes get.
The quadcore Amlogic S905W should provide a decent Android TV experience including Kodi or web browsing, as well as offering [email protected] video playback and H.265 video decoding – performing similarly to the excellent Xiaomi Mi Box.
2GB of RAM should be fine for most users, whilst the 16GB of onboard storage is sufficient as it’s clear that streaming is the main focus of this particular TV box. My main concern is around the wifi connectivity, with wireless n potentially not offering enough bandwidth to stream 4K content (though fine for 1080p streams). That said, you can’t expect too much for only $37.
Nexbox A95X Pro Specifications
|CPU:||Quadcore Amlogic S905W|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-450 MP5|
|Storage:||16GB (expandable via Micro SD)|
|Ports:||HDMI, 100M Ethernet, Composite Video, SPDIF, microSD, 2x USB 2.0|
|Connectivity:||802.11n Wi-Fi (2.4GHz)|
|Size:||93 x 93 x 15mm (Lx W x H)|