X96Q is a new Android Box that we present today its analysis or review, a device that has the new SoC Allwinner H313, a trimmed version of the previous Allwinner H616, in this SoC only reach 1.34 GHz and HD resolution in the environment of Android apps. This TV-Box has several hardware versions that differ in their internal storage and RAM but all with the Android 10 system, a valid product for FullHD multimedia content in general.
|Model||X96Q 2/16 GB|
|Basic Specs||SoC: Allwinner H313 Quad Core 4x ARM-A53 @ 1.8GHz (64bit) / GPU Mali-G31 MP2 / 28nm|
System: Android 10 (32bit)
Ram, storage and network:
– 1/2 GB RAM DDR3 + 8/16 GB eMMC / Wifi b/g/n – No BT / Ethernet 10/100
Ports: HDMI 2.0 4K@60fps / Jack AV / Jack stereo / 1x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 / MicroSD / Reset
Extras: IR remote / HDMI cable / Manual / DC 5V 2A adapter
Materials and measures: Plastic / Frontal LED / 90 x 90 x 18 mm / 180 gr
The small Android TV-Box X96Q comes in a generic cardboard box with a image of the device in the top, inside we found the TV-Box, IR remote, HDMI cable 4K@60fps compatible, Manual and a DC 5V 2A adapter.
On the front of the small X96Q we have a LED that lights up when connected. We have all the connections available on the sides and the rear area, it stands out without a doubt for its small dimensions as we have compared with the control. This box includes a basic IR remote control that allows you to use some functions of the TV-Box directly.
- Remote Control: Basic IR Remote / NO microphone / We can choose other alternatives.
- Alternate control: Does not have its own control app / We can try Cetusplay in our smartphone.
On the motherboard we can see the Wifi bgn – No BT (XR819) chip which has an internal wifi antenna. The cooling system is an aluminum plate and silicone rubber attached to the processor, very basic. Inside the audio jack hole we have the update button useful in case we need to update the firmware.
SYSTEM AND PERFORMANCE
Environment and Android system
We connect the X96Q and it starts automatically, we have a custom launcher based on squares where we can modify only the lower row. This is valid for use with the remote control included, in the upper zone we have a clock and the indication of the network connected. In the installed apps we can highlight AirScreen, Miracast, KD Player (KODI), Netflix and Prime Video. We check that the performance of Android 10 is basic if we demand speed in the load apps, in normal use we can say that it is enough. Unfortunately we have Google Play Android TV version which limits the compatibility of many apps and only annoys us.
- Launcher: As an alternative we have Pixel launcher to use mouse / Android UI rendering at 720p.
- Multitasking and access: Multitasking NOT available / NO lower or upper Android bar.
- Languages and Google Play: All the international Android classics / Google Play for Android TV installed.