Beelink X2 4K TV Box Powered by Allwinner H3 is Now Selling for $32

Allwinner launched Allwinner H3 in December 2014 for Android TV boxes supporting 4K resolution selling for $35 to $50, but the first devices that started showing up in January sold for about $80. As the year passed, prices became more reasonable such as the $59 Zidoo X1 TV Box or $35 Tronsmart Draco H3 TV stick , and when Orange Pi PC development board launched for $15 + shipping, it was clear Allwinner H3 was a dirt cheap processor.  The good thing is that you can now buy a 4K Android media player for just $31.99 shipped with Beelink X2 sold on GearBest.

Beelink X2 specifications:

  • SoC – Allwinner H3 quad core ARM Cortex A7 @ 1.2GHz with quad core Mali-400MP2
  • System Memory – 1 GB RAM
  • Storage – 8 GB NAND flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Video Output – HDMI up to 4K2K @ 30Hz
  • Audio Output – HDMI, and optical S/PDIF
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – IR receiver, power button and LED
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A (power barrel)
  • Dimensions – 11 x 11 x 1.75 cm
  • Weight – 162 grams

The device runs Android 4.4 with Kodi pre-installed. I’ve seen a few people buying Orange Pi PC development boards just to run Kodi in Android, but Beelink X2 is probably better value for this purpose as it comes with a power adapter, an HDMI cable, a remote control and a user’s manual in English. It also has an enclosure, and you don’t need to flash the firmware to a micro SD card to get started. Firmware and flashing instructions are also provided on GearBest, so if you need to reflash the device all you need is there.

The only Allwinner H3 TV box I reviewed was Zidoo X1, and video playback was pretty poor, although since then Zidoo has fixed many of the issues, and they should keep on providing firmware update for a while. There’s however a relatively thorough review of Beelink X2 by Gadget Friendly.

That was his conclusion in August:

The Beelink X2 is a super affordable entry level Android media player that has the benefit of using a GPU that has matured in terms of software enhancements over the past few years. Out of the box it shows an impressive ability to playback HD video with little effort which is something that some of the newest boxes on the market cant even say with confidence. If you’re looking to get your feet wet with Android Mini PCs or just don’t have a whole lot of extra money to spend on non-essentials the Beelink X2 is the perfect compromise between price and performance and it definitely gets the Gadget Friendly seal of approval for being the best bargain device on the market at this time.

Bear in mind that many reviewers are a bit more positive, or let’s say forgiving, than yours truly…

Beelink X2 is also sold on other online shops such as Aliexpress or eBay, but prices start at $36 including shipping even if you buy in small quantities. DealsMachine offers it for $29.99 but you also need to $6 to $7 for shipping.

Thanks to Onebir for the tip.

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27 Replies to “Beelink X2 4K TV Box Powered by Allwinner H3 is Now Selling for $32”

  1. The video review notes some HD playback issues (slight jerkiness) in Kodi, but not MXPlayer. Possibly because the H3 processor was brand new back in August…

  2. The Orange Pi at $ 15/piece obviously was a scam:

    Only a few lucky guys received it, for the rest the order was canceled. A few days later the Aliexpress page shows it again at a price of 15$ – but for minimum quantity of 100pcs and with more than 4K pieces available.

    And all feedbacks now visible are from beginning October, obviously they had little stock before…

    Therefore that questionable company could have delivered, but preferred to cancel in order to minimize their workload.

    I wonder why Aliexpress tolerated such behavior.

  3. >Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and optical S/PDIF

    Does it really have AV out? I need analog audio out but can´t see any connector on the pics.

  4. @mihu yes it does, i own the box and have used a usb audio out/mic adapter as well, i think it is by chance that it works but hey, it works

  5. @mihu
    Sorry, no audio output. I copied and pasted the specs from another box, and while I removed AV from video output, I forgot to remove it from the audio output. Sorry about that.

  6. LinAdmin :
    The Orange Pi at $ 15/piece obviously was a scam:
    Only a few lucky guys received it, for the rest the order was canceled. A few days later the Aliexpress page shows it again at a price of 15$ – but for minimum quantity of 100pcs and with more than 4K pieces available.
    And all feedbacks now visible are from beginning October, obviously they had little stock before…
    Therefore that questionable company could have delivered, but preferred to cancel in order to minimize their workload.
    I wonder why Aliexpress tolerated such behavior.

    And now there is another company selling orange pi pc with just 999973 pieces available but they have positive feed-back! let’s see what follows…

  7. @cnxsoft
    Got my Beelink X2 today, thanks GearBest.
    Inserted a microsd card , working on an Orange Pi-PC, and it works without any modification. Very pleased.
    —————————————————————————————-
    System Vital
    Canonical Hostname OrangePI.lan
    Listening IP 192.168.1.84
    Kernel Version 3.4.39 (SMP) armv7l
    Distro Name Icon Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (jessie)
    Uptime 12 minutes
    Last boot Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:03:57 GMT
    Current Users 2
    Load Averages 2.05 1.95 1.21
    Processes 125 (2 running, 121 sleeping, 2 waiting)
    Hardware Information
    Processors
    ARMv7 Processor rev 5 (v7l)
    CPU Speed: 4294.97 GHz
    CPU Speed Max: 1.54 GHz
    CPU Speed Min: 480 MHz
    System Bogomips: 4800
    ARMv7 Processor rev 5 (v7l)
    CPU Speed: 4294.97 GHz
    CPU Speed Max: 1.54 GHz
    CPU Speed Min: 480 MHz
    System Bogomips: 4800
    ARMv7 Processor rev 5 (v7l)
    CPU Speed: 4294.97 GHz
    CPU Speed Max: 1.54 GHz
    CPU Speed Min: 480 MHz
    System Bogomips: 4800
    ARMv7 Processor rev 5 (v7l)
    CPU Speed: 4294.97 GHz
    CPU Speed Max: 1.54 GHz
    CPU Speed Min: 480 MHz
    System Bogomips: 4800
    PCI Devices
    IDE Devices
    SCSI Devices
    USB Devices
    Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    (4x) Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Compaq Computer Corp.
    Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
    (3x) Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB
    ———————————————————

  8. I just got my beelink X2 box, kind of happy with it, the only way I can use it is with a ethernet cable, the wifi is terrible on it. Is there anyway to sort this out? I’m virgin wifi 100mb speed.

  9. Hola he tenido problemas con TV box x2 prende y se apaga solo me pueden apoyar porque es una lástima que no funciona, que puedo hacer ayuda por favor gracias

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