Amlogic S912 Android TV Boxes List So Far

Following up on the tradition to create list of TV boxes with popular processor, such as my Amlogic S905 TV boxes and sticks list, I’ve decided to generate a comparison table for the first ten Amlogic S912 Android TV boxes announced so far. There won’t be any S912 TV sticks, as the processor probably dissipate a little too much heat to be useful in that form factor.

Amlogic_S912_TV_Boxes

All TV boxes in the table below share the same Amlogic S912 octa-core Cortex A53 processor @ 2.0 GHz with an ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU, support for HDMI 2.0a output, HDR, 4K video playback for  VP9, H.265 and H.264 codecs, and run Android 6.0, so I only included columns for items that differ between products.

 MemoryStorageVideo OutputAudio OutputEthernetWirelessUSBPrice
MXQ Plus M12N / ENYBOX X22GB16GB + micro SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIF10/100M802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0$69.99
Zoomtak Vplus2GB16GB + SD slotHDMI + RCA compositeHDMI, RCA stereo, optical S/PDIFGigabit802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.03x USB 2.0$54 (FOB)
Nexbox A12GB16GB + SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIFGigabitDual band 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0$70.99 (Coupon GBNA1)
Rikomagic MK222GB16GB + micro SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIFGigabitDual band 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0, 1x USB OTG portTBD
R-Box Pro2 or 3 GB16GB + micro SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIFGigabitDual band 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0, 1x micro USB OTG 2GB RAM: $74.99
3GB RAM: $82.99
QINTAIX Q9122GB8 or 16 GB + micro SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIFGigabitDual band 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.03x USB 2.0TBD
Beelink GT12GB16GB + micro SD slotHDMIHDMI, optical S/PDIFGigabit802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0TBDx USB 2.0$55.99 (coupon GBGT1)
Videostrong KM8 Pro2GB16GB + micro SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI + AVGigabit802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0$47 (FOB)
Vontar Z5 Supermax2GB16GB + micro SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIFGigabitDual band 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0$89.99
Intbox i72GB8GB + SD slotHDMI + AVHDMI, AV, optical S/PDIFGigabit802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.02x USB 2.0$118.00

Remarks: AV means 3.5mm AV jack with composite and stereo audio, and prices are usually retail prices with shipping by registered airmail from China, except for the ones followed by “FOB” which are factory prices.

Corrections are welcomed in the comments section, as well as tips about new S912 boxes not mentioned in this post.

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paul
paul
3 years ago

I am amazed that new designs still throttle WiFi by not using WiFi-AC chips. Half of above list are still WiFi-N. What do marketeers think is the ‘cost-saving’ by selling with a far slower chip ? And why would I want to downgrade the rest of my network which has been WiFi-AC the last 3 years ?

Likewise I see one ‘new’ design still not cottoned on to Gigabit Ethernet. As the earlier cnx article today pointed out, cannot use pre-Gigabit Ethernet for testing Video benchmarks, – its too slow, u/s for routers.

Why no USB3 ?

Meth
Meth
3 years ago

All the ones you pictured look like shite… The Nexbox is definitely the best looking S912 so far (imho!)

Someone from the other side
Someone from the other side
3 years ago

Do we have any benchmarks of the S912 yet?

taki
taki
3 years ago

Where is (ts input of s912) on board tuner part tvbox. and ci+ smartcard interface. We know s912 support this but any chinese pruducer make it

Levente Valent
Levente Valent
3 years ago

“Amlogic S912 does not support USB 3.0”
One of the things, that I change to a NAS for media playing, instead of Android Mini PC. I have az M8 (with Amlogic S802), which is great, but the slow network speeds, the lack of USB, and because it does not handle hard disks larger than 2TB, I bought a NAS, since then I use the M8 very rarely.

paul
paul
3 years ago

@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) Thanks for above explanation, although I notice your coverage of other ARM TV Boxes sometimes lists USB3, so presumably they use a PCIe-USB3 chip. Re. your impending benchmarking of S912 TV Box’s, my last post to you asked if you could adopt a formal WiFi benchmark environment to produce a table of Range v Speed on each of the 2.4 & 5GHz bands. I forgot to respond to your reply. I notice that every site that describes a physical setup for producing such a table, tends to be different ! A setup that I quite like, a… Read more »

paul
paul
3 years ago

Hopefully you will be able to test the S912 TV boxes first that are potentially the best in having both WiFi-AC, and Gigabit.

anotherone
anotherone
3 years ago

do we know anything about zoomtak vplus?
is it cheap and with analog rca sound that I need.
Does this brand have good reputation from the past?

GanjaBear
GanjaBear
3 years ago

When are we going to see boxes with more powerful cpu’s? (Amdahl’s law is a bitch on ARM and Cortex-A53 is such a low-end offering by now)

NIPSZX
NIPSZX
3 years ago

@Levente Valent
How do you get XBMC on all your TVs in the house with a NAS and no M8?

Valent Levente
Valent Levente
3 years ago

The NAS has a media server, I can play mkv, mp4, avi, etc through DLNA. My 7 years old TV plays these videos.

gizmomelb
gizmomelb
3 years ago

until these media boxes support auto-frame rate switching and PROPER audio pass-through (without issues) then a small PC is still the best media player there is. I have S802, S905, RK3288 media players and my *7* year old WD TV gen 2 *STILL* plays h264 encoded media BETTER than any of the ARM based players I’ve bought. Before that I had a Popcorn Time media player, which I replaced with the WD TV as the WD TV passed through DTS audio correctly. The manufacturer who solves the auto frame switching and DTS-anything audio pass through issues with these ARM based… Read more »

xfr
xfr
3 years ago

2 more boxes (or just rebranding?)

H96 PRO TV Box Amlogic S912 Octa Core – 2G + 16G US PLUG
http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_427617.html?wid=21

MECOOL BB2 Android 6.0 Amlogic S912 KODI 17.0 TV BOX 2G/16G 802.11AC WIFI Bluetooth 1000M LAN OTA
http://www.geekbuying.com/item/MECOOL-BB2-Android-6-0-Amlogic-S912-KODI-17-0-TV-BOX-371022.html

Bud Ryan
Bud Ryan
3 years ago

The Nexbox S912 has no gigabit Ethernet and no antenna but it does have Dolby inside. This SoC doesn’t support USB 3 which is crazy! I just want a really nice box, is it even possible? Every company seems to cut corners so bad they’re not worth buying. I like the sounds of the RK3399 but they’ll do the same or the UI will be buggy and no upgrades! I bought a Nagrace Android TV BOX-Quad core NT-V6 with the RK3288 4GB RAM 32GB Storage HDMI IN and OUT 4K and a Powerful Mali T-764 GPU but they never gave… Read more »

mo123
mo123
3 years ago

@Bud Ryan
Hi

There have been several updates for Lollipop.
Please try here – http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rk3288-devices/nagrace-3288-devices/564418-hph-rk3288-lollipop-rom-v1-6-by-mo123 and for HDMI-IN this adds extra shortcut menus to the power menu – https://mega.nz/#!cQpl0ICS!8EgHddI3_PXQsSe-TSrkHfxdHCmkbckNWBYuLhfuA7w
Hope it can put some new life in your device.

Yvon
Yvon
3 years ago

@Meth
We can find the flash point of tv boxes on their specifications but The Nexbox just on looking.

Jay
3 years ago

Great article, thanks for the compilation. Would you be updating as and when newer devices hop onboard?

Goran
Goran
3 years ago

Hi,
Is S912 capable and plays 3D MVC (frame-packed 3D) ISO-s and/or MKV movies in KODI? I currently use old RPI2 and these are played nicely, but I’m searching for 4k capable box and I’m interested in purchase of S912. Also does it support pass-through of Dolby Digital and DTS through optical SPDIF?

Thank you for your answers

Goran
Goran
3 years ago


Thx for answer. I’ll wait for review then.
Can you just please test pass-through through optical output to see if it is working better then HDMI?

Doktor-X
Doktor-X
3 years ago

I must say for me biggest problem os not been able to play netflix in HD

Javi
3 years ago

@paul In China 99% of the manufacturers will try to sell as cheap as possible. Finally they know the best seller was the MXQ because it is cheap as the hell. I guess MXQ is not going to continue this trend because the company who registered “MXQ” brand has claimed and probably no more “home-assembly-lines” are going to use this name to shell the same PCB with the cheapest components as they can mount. But then, it will be “XYZ” who hits the market by same way. Cut here, cut there… if they see their bank accounts too fat, then… Read more »

Dartigo
Dartigo
3 years ago

FYI on Geekbuying it’ll be $54 between August 25 and 28.

anotherone
anotherone
3 years ago

is it goot the mecools generally?

Winston
Winston
3 years ago

For those who also want to use an S912 box for Android gaming, the 2015 Mali-T820 GPU in the S912 appears to be less capable than the 2012 Mali-450MP in the S905. At least that’s what I suspect looking at their specifications:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_(GPU)

http://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/mali-gpu/ultra-low-power/mali-450.php

http://www.arm.com/products/multimedia/mali-gpu/high-area-efficiency/mali-t820-t830.php

Am I wrong?

JOAQUIM JOSE SILVA T ALMEIDA
JOAQUIM JOSE SILVA T ALMEIDA
3 years ago

Hi people I’m a litle curious of these devices, and their evolution, and it is through your reviews mainly of CNX, which we can understand these technologies, thank you for your reviews. I would like to ask the following: most of the advertised specifications (technical or marketing) the boxs with chip S912 (A53) indicate a CPU at 2,0ghz, but in some sites, such as http://www.geekbuying.com/item/MECOOL-BB2-Android-6-0-Amlogic-S912-KODI-17-0-TV-BOX-371022.html the Meccol-BB2 indicate the CPU at 1,5 GHz, “MECOOL BB2 comes with S912 CPU which is a high performance 64 bit chipset which is known for the maximum clock speed of up to 1.5 GHz”.… Read more »

Robz
Robz
3 years ago

Has anyone tested the X92?

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

I see China has a new box listed for preorder. The H96 Pro+ S912 3GB/32GB

Gabe
Gabe
3 years ago

Cheap(40 GBP) S912 box called T95W PRO, fulfilled by Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M1DK5XZ/

elmicha
elmicha
3 years ago

The Cooleme MB2 seems to have the same hardware as the Beelink GT1:
http://www.banggood.com/de/COOLEME-MB2-Amlogic-S912-2G-RAM-16G-ROM-AC-WIFI-1000M-LAN-TV-BOX-p-1090722.html
It comes pre-rooted (SuperSU /system/xbin/su, but no SuperSU apk installed, but it can be installed from the Play Store without problems).

theguyuk
theguyuk
3 years ago

Some one on ebay.co.uk is flogging a 3GB ram model of the X92 model tv box and going on about direct from factory and rom support etc. Whether you can trust these claims who knows !!!

But there is a claimed photo of the TV box board if it interests you hardware junkies on here. If it is a real photo I am sure people here can extract real detail.

Here is the ebay advert

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3GB-RAM-16GB-TV-Box-Android-6-0-X92-Smart-Mini-PC-Amlogic-S912-Octa-Core-4K-3D-/302152150039?hash=item4659abec17:g:vYoAAOSwA3dYPVck

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