Today in this review we will talk about a new TV box known as TOX1 that comes with good specifications as it works with the new Amlogic S905X3 processor through which you can watch videos up to 4K resolution with the help of 4GB RAM and 32GB storage space, and all this is powered by Android 9, And of course, that’s not all, as it also comes with Dual Band WiFi and 1GB LAN Ethernet RJ45, As for the price it starts at $ 45. So, Let’s have a closer look at the TOX1 model and find out about all the advantages and downsides of this TV box.
TOX1 TV BOX Features
- Amlogic S905X3 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 CPU
- GPU: ARM G31 MP2 GPU
- RAM: 4GB – ROM: eMMC Flash 32GB
- Android 9.0 OS
- Video Output UHD 4K and Hardware Decoding
- 2.4G/5GHz Dual Band WiFi – Bluetooth Wireless Connection – 1000M LAN Ethernet RJ45
The general appearance of this TV box is not amazing, as it comes in the form of a rectangle made of black plastic with high manufacturing quality and on the top there TOX1 logo white, and has holes for ventilation on all sides except for the front that has a blue LED screen that shows the time, Wi-Fi and network status, etc.
On the sides, there are different ports are represented in USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SD card, Gigabit LAN, and 5V/2A DC port, HDMI interface, and an Antenna port. In addition, there are also vents on all side, I think it is a good idea to facilitate the movement of air and cool the device.
Under the Hood:
The SoC used in the TOX1 is the Amlogic S905X3 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex A55 1.9GHz, which is known for its good manufacturing quality 12nm technology with Highly efficient processing, so we see it in many modern TV box devices such as the HK1 X3, X96 MAX Plus, Ugoos X3 Pro, either the Mali-G31 GPU, which delivers good performance in such devices without forgetting the 4 GB RAM LPDDR4 for greater multitasking capabilities and provides excellent navigation and application launching results. As for the storage capacity, it has 32GB eMMC, and if space not enough, there is a micro SD card slot for expansion up to 128GB GB.
2Tb It is the maximum that this TV Box can handle.
Connectivity of the TOX1 TV BOX:
As for the connectivity, this box has 2.4Ghz/5.0Ghz dual-band WIFI IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (with antenna) for faster data transmission and better streaming experience, it also comes with a feature that is missing in a lot of other TV Boxes which is a 1000Mb LAN, that is more reliable than WI-FI and provides even better data transmission.
And has a Bluetooth 4.2 is not the latest generation but is It works well, However, a TV box at this price it would have been better if it had version 5.0.
Remote can’t navigate on some Apps, It is a common issue for almost all android tv boxes that hard to navigate on some Apps with the remote, as these Apps are mainly provided for tablets and phones that have a touch screen. I suggest purchasing the iPazzPort mini Wireless Keyboard/Remote, It will make it much easier navigating the screen in apps that aren’t remote-control friendly.
The TOX1 android tv box equipped with the Android 9.0 OS to offers you a more efficient, safer operation, better compatibility of the latest applications, so better user experience, and the OS is pre-rooted to access more permission and install applications that require root activation with the possibility to switch enable/disable.
The boot process is snappy and loads quickly, After that, you have two choices from the launcher, The first launcher is called the MediaBox launcher and its layout is more suited to work with the stock remote.
The second launcher is called the Quickstep launcher, And this one is more suited to use with an air mouse or a mini touchpad keyboard, or with any controller with a mouse pointer to navigate the box. That’s why I think Quickstep Launcher is the best pick for doing a review.
The UI is beautiful, simple, and fast with a slick lag-free, has a full Android version 9 desktop layout and I’m pleased to confirm that you do have a pulldown status bar at the top and a navigational bar at the bottom, and you have the option to change its wallpaper.
TOX1 is compatible with alternative launchers like ADW launches 2, its the most popular the alternative launcher that is compatible with the Amlogic S905X3 chipset, it is fully functional with all features working like drag and drop shortcuts and long click menu popups.
Also, the tv box comes with pre-installed apps you are going to need such as the browser, google chrome, Miracast, file manager, KODI, Google Play, Youtube, etc.
And it supports Google services and allows you to install some app that is available in the play store because is not a certified Android TV box don’t get access to the full Google Play Store, or you can use a third-party store or use Google browser to search the apk app, then download and install the app you want.
TOX1 Supports OTA updates, he is necessary to solve some possible problems or upgrade the system.
TOX1 TV BOX Performance:
The TOX1 offers you a good solution if you are a fan of series and movies and like to enjoy the highest possible resolution, then this device will give you a resolution of 4K and compatibility with most programs that display video content with the ability to play games for a great experience.
When playing some 4k video samples from a USB Drive on USB 3.0 port via the included movie player, it is shown on 4k 60 FPS with HDR and played ultra-smooth and very nice, And this result applies to YouTube with the highest quality is 4k 2160p quality.
As it’s known, it is not possible to watch paid services like Netflix and amazon prime in 4k because of these applications requiring specific licensing. This means it don’t have the DRM support required to stream HD or 4K from Netflix or other streaming services. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy Netflix and all other streaming services at a smooth 480p.
However, IPTV services remain one of the solutions that you will find on this tv box and support high resolutions.
The graphics processing unit in the TOX1 is based on the Mali-G31 MP2, which offers good performance on medium games like Asphalt 8, and this is at a resolution of 1080p because at 4K the situation will be disastrous, as for powerful games like PUBG or Call of Duty you will be able to play with Medium settings, that is why I think that the rest of the games will not face any problems and the gameplay will be smooth for the best gaming experience.
When you put this TOX1 under pressure its temperature can be reached 65ºC or more, causing a performance little drop. But on normal use like watch movies, the temperature is acceptable between 55ºC – 60ºC And I find that the cooling system is fine on this box because the body has a big number of ventilation holes, which provide the necessary cooling of the tv box. and you can make it even lower by using a cooling fan for this purpose.
In general, the TOX1 smart tv box delivered a great performance I hadn’t expected especially in playing 4K videos without any problems, perhaps its downsides are the lack of DRM for Netflix in 4K, but such specifications and features that we mentioned in the review seldom find them combined in a TV box in the same category, So I can say this is the best TV box I’ve ever had with this processor S905X3.
TOX1 TV BOX Price And Where To Buy:
The TOX1 is currently available on Banggood for $46.99 and Gearbest for $85.52 and Aliexpress store for just $44.93. This is a very good price for TV BOX so, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.
- TOX1 TV BOX
- User manual
- 5V/2A adapter
- Remote control
- HDMI cable
TOX1 TV BOX Specifications
|General||CPU: Amlogic S905X3 Quad Core|
System: Android 9.0
RAM: 4G RAM DDR4
ROM: 32G ROM
Max. Extended Capacity: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
|Media||Decoder Format: H.263, H.264, H.265, HD MPEG4|
Audio format: AAC, AAC, FLAC, AVE, MP3, OGG, RM, WMA, WMV
Video format: VP9 Profile-2 up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps H.265 HEVC MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps AVS2-P2 Profile up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps H.264 AVC HP@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K @ 30fps
Photo Format: Support JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, JFIF…etc photo format
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes
|Details||5G WiFi: Yes|
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Interface: DC 5V,Digital Display Tube,HDMI,OTG,RJ45,SD Card Slot,SPDIF,USB2.0,USB3.0
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: Others
HDMI Function: CEC,HDCP
Power Consumption: 5W
RJ45 Port Speed: RJ45 1000M (Gigabit network)
|Power||Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode|
Input Vol: 5V
Adapter Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
|Dimensions||Product weight: 0.1850 kg|
Product size (L x W x H): 10.50 x 9.60 x 2.30 cm / 4.13 x 3.78 x 0.91 inches