Entry-level Android TV boxes are now already pretty cheap, and in the past we’ve seen deals in for around $25 and less, but with SCISHION V88, I think it’s the first time I see a new 4K Android TV box selling for less than $20 shipped.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3229 quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor @ 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-400MP2
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash + SD card slot up to 16GB
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K2K @ 60 fps, and 3.5mm AV output (composite)
- Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and coaxial S/PDIF
- Connectivity – 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Dimensions – 11.6 x 11.6 x 2.5 cm
The devices runs Android 5.1, and ships with a power adapter, a HDMI cable, an IR remote control, and a user’s manual. It also looks pretty similar to MX4 TV box minus Bluetooth support.
Based on my experiences with MXQ 4K and Zidoo X1 II, devices based on Rockchip RK3229 are pretty good at playing 1080p and – to a lesser extent – H.264 and H.265 4K videos, but will feel sluggish for many other apps, although it’s quite possible the upgrade to Android 5.1 improved the situation (my two reviews are based on Android 4.4). For ARM Linux fan, this may not be the best hardware to play with Linux either, and you’d better stick with Amlogic S905 devices if you want to experiment.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.