Most Android TV boxes now come with either 8 or 16GB, and in my experience it’s usually enough for most users. However, as we’ve seen recently, while not being as powerful as Nvidia Shield Android TV box, Amlogic S912 TV boxes are suitable for gaming, and games may use a lot of space, and for example a PSP street fighting game took 500 MB space when I tested it. So if you need more storage space, you may consider devices such as YOKATV KB2 that comes with 32GB eMMC flash.
YOKATV KB2 specifications:
- SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 2.0GHz with ARM Mali-T820MP3 GPU @ up to 750MHz
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot up to 32GB
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0a with HDR, CEC and (maybe) HDCP 2.2 support + 3.5mm AV jack
- Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and optical S/PDIF
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0 with external antenna
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Misc – IR receiver, power/standby LED, recovery pin hole
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Dimensions – 109 x 109 x 21 mm
- Weight – TBC
The device runs Android 6.0 with Kodi 17.0, and ships with IR remote control, a HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user’s manual.
I first found about KB2 on GeekBuying where it is sold for $84.99, but the remote control is exactly the same as MECOOL BM8, and naming scheme is typical of Videostrong, so the latter is likely the manufacturer. I have not found any specific info about Videostrong KB2, nor MECOOL KB2 yet, but MECOOL BB2 look and specs are very similar, except the 32GB flash is replaced by a 16GB flash. KB2 is also only found under YokaTV brand in Alibaba, so it’s possible the companies have signed an exclusivity deal for the 32GB storage version, which appears to be based on Videostrong KB3 TV box design.
[Update: GearBest now offers the device for $63.99 with GBKB2 coupon]
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.
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