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ZTE FunBox Android Game Console Powered by Nvidia Tegra 4 Sells for $146

Since about a year, we’ve seen several Android based game console such as the Ouya or PlayJam GameStick coming to market. These are sold below $100, but feature some older hardware specs that may not run the latest games at optimal speed. Mad Catz game console, powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4, provides a much smoother gaming experience, but cost $199.99. If you’d like the performance of the Mad Catz but at a lower price point, ZTE Funbox also powered by Nvidia Tegra 4 quad core Cortex A15 processor is currently available on Aliexpress for $145.99 including shipping.

ZTE_FunboxZTE FunBox specifications:

  • SoC – Nvidia Tegra 4 quad core ARM Cortex A15 @ 1.8 GHz with 72-core GeForce ULP GPU (74.8 GFLOPS)
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3L
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC 4.5 up to 120MB/s
  • Audio / Video Output – HDMI up to 1080p60 or 4K30
  • Connectivity – Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz), and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 1x USB host port, 1x micro USB OTG
  • Power – 12V/1.5A
  • Dimensions – 78x78x84 mm
  • Weight – 450 grams (package weight?)

ZTE_Funbox_ConnectorsThe device is said to ship with an HDMI cable, a micro USB to male USB cable, a micro USB to female USB adapter,  a power adapter, a warranty card, a user’s manual in Chinese, as well as a Bluetooth game pad, and a 14-button Bluetooth remote. It runs Android 4.3 with a customized user interface, access to Nvidia Tegrazone with over 200 games, but the UI is apparently only available in Chinese at this point. It’s not clear whether there will be an English version available lateron. More pictures of the device, accessories, and user’s interface are available via this Aliexpress shop that sells the box for $159 + shipping.

Thanks to Adem for the tip.
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  1. April 28th, 2014 at 14:04 | #1

    I have got one in my office right now, i don’t know why this aliexpress seller can list this for sell, there is only chinese language, and can’t install third party app right now. no google play store, just chinese writings. it is designed for china market right now.
    We will begin to sell this once our developer finish port AOSP to this.

    shame on you, aliexpress.

  2. April 28th, 2014 at 14:59 | #2

    I confirm the words from Eric. Exactly same oppinion, this is not a product ready for “overseas market”

  3. adem
    April 28th, 2014 at 19:43 | #3

    but the most important thing is the price tegra 4 for $150 ish another 6 monthsand it will be cheaper yey :) or just me wishfull thinking

  4. Marius
    April 28th, 2014 at 20:15 | #4

    Well even without source code ( I assume there isn’t any ) hacking this to get Play Store and stuff should not be that hard once you’ve go root.
    I’ve bough China market only Android devices and managed to get Play Store working. Still it would be a lot better if AOSP were ported to this. I agree with this.

  5. JackFrost
    April 28th, 2014 at 20:53 | #5

    I doubt any of the aliexpress sellers have any stock. It seems that it’s pretty common for sellers on aliexpress to sell things at a huge markup and then purchase the item if an order is received.

    There is only one official seller of the Funbox and that’s JD. They sell it locally in China for $112 .

    But as Eric said it’s all in Chinese and can’t be changed to English.

  6. April 28th, 2014 at 22:29 | #6

    You can see a ZTE FunBox video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX2fzJ0inaQ

  7. biAji
    April 29th, 2014 at 19:50 | #7

    Well. Honestly, it’s totally rabbish this device.

    lots of people complain about it on China’s website.

  8. April 30th, 2014 at 00:01 | #8

    We will see if an international version is available… or another ROM

  9. Paul
    May 20th, 2014 at 04:04 | #9

    been following this device for a month now and looks the business, there seems to be a english firmware coming out this month but when i dont know as its on the geekbuying blog

  10. Paul
    May 28th, 2014 at 21:56 | #10

    i can confirm its only for china as ive recieved mine today, the console is amazing and no batterys like the ouya, already tried the ouya root apk and dosent work but will check online for a easy root solution with cwm recovery

  11. Paul
    May 28th, 2014 at 21:57 | #11

    there is currently a english language firmware coming this month@JackFrost

  12. Adem
    July 4th, 2014 at 17:40 | #13

    @cnxsoft
    This one also has a TV remote but does not specify if its rf or ir

  13. July 4th, 2014 at 17:42 | #14

    @Adem
    They say “Bluetooth Remote Controller” in the title.

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