Sunvell T95P Android Plug Computer mini Review

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First of all, I have to say sorry for the delay for the review, but at the time I got this “beauty”, it would not power up, even though the blue light showed up out of the USB connector… I tried to recover a couple of times, no success at all… Getting a little upset, and tried after weeks of not thinking anymore…

So I used an old trick, we all know, I guess. The freezer trick! I covered the Sunvell T95P in a soft linen towel, and put it in the freezer for around 3 hours. After that, it really worked like nothing happened before. There is also the old fascinating hairspray trick for “boards”… That could have been of help in some cases, but I couldn’t find a way to open this box without it being damaged for good.

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Here we go. Claimed Product details of T95P:

  • 2G/8G Android Smart TV Box
  • Amlogic S905X Quad Core
  • UHD 4K KODI
  • Miracast DLNA
  • IPTV 2.4G WIFI Set-Top Box Media Player – intl? Where? Could’t find any!
  • IO Ports:
    • 1x HDMI 2.0a output up to 4K @ 60Hz with CEC and HDR support
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x SD card slot
  • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 (couldn’t locate it!, Not there!)
  • MicroSD card reader up to 32GB
  • Size: 5.30 x 5.30 x 6.80 cm
  • Weight: 280gr

The package contains T95P TV box,, a remote, one HDMI cable, and a user manual. The delivered manual is not really useful, as it’s for another Box, but it tells you not for which one exactly. It comes with 4 pages in total, telling you how to plug in the non-existent LAN Ethernet cable, or the non-existent portable Hotspot.

The box support  86 Languages (All European and Asian Languages), runs Android 6.0.1 with T95 UI, Google Play Store. Kodi 16.1 and a TVAddons are also installed. Nothing special so far.

The T95P automatically turns on when it is powered on. The system is quite unstable, and regarding the temperature, I measured an amazing 83-88 degres Celsius max. with my infrared laser digital temperature thermometer Gun. Not much more to say, I guess!

Pros:

  • I couldn’t’ find any, not even the remote, which gave up nonstop. I must regret, that I am not a big fan of these kind of mini Smart TV boxes due to their extreme limitations like no Ethernet port, only 1 USB, and definitely heat problems after long times of usage, resulting in CPU and GPU throttling with freezing issues, GUI Errors, no response at all anymore…

Cons:

  • Only one USB 2.0 connection
  • No LAN
  • No Bluetooth
  • Device plugs directly in power source (not a Fan of this!)
  • Slow and freeze most of times
  • Blurry screen with lines and after unplugging it would not start until it cooled off
  • Having incompatibility problems with Google Play Services as well
  • HDMI cable a way to short
  • Amlogic S905X Quad Core CPU with speeds of up 2.0GHz. For its GPU it comes with ARM Mali 450 5 core GPU with speeds of up to 750MHz (I have my doubts, also with the claimed memory, it seems to be shared with the GPU memory!)
  • It can play certain 4K videos but not on a very high fps, tested on some IPTV Streams in 1920×1080 and some 2400×1440 streams (the box gave up, didn’t respond anymore, and I had to unplug and wait until it cooled down!
  • No 5.8GHz WiFi band , only 2.4 (WIFI is terribly weak)
  • No optical port
  • You have to purchase an air mouse, if the device is behind the TV or in none-direct sight position!
  • Root access which seems to be “properly” installed, but no Superuser or SU Binary , nor ADB root shell visible to me. Good work….. and I was having problems with apps like Chainfire 3D, which requires ROOT…
  • Last but not least, for my taste pricey!

Conclusion: Please consider other options, especially if you are looking for a multi-function box, or even a box for IPTV or Gaming…

GearBest provides the box for review, and they are offering this box for about 49$ shipped.  Unsurprisingly, different stores are offering huge discount right now, and at one point Banggood sold the box for $29 (now out of stock), but even at this price, it’s not worth it.

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Sander

Hahaha … cool, honest review. Thank you.

Ray Knight
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Can you elaborate on what you meant by “hairspray trick for “boards””?

theguyuk
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Can you explain how the freezer trick works too?

Peter
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No doubt those selling this awful android device are going to get many around the world to part with their hardearned cash.

Willy
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@ray
Regarding batteries, it’s even a good thing to keep unused Lithium batteries in the fridge, it stops them from degrading over time due to heat.

Occam
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All common batteries are based on a reversible chemical reaction. Low temperature slow down chemical reactions.

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Freezing batteries may lead to crystalization and fracturing of the electrolyte matrix leading to problem s. I would not routinely freeze batteries.

Alex
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Why not use a desktop fan to blow on the plug to cool its temperature?