The new Amlogic S905X processor is out and the first TV box to get it it’s the Mini M8S II TV box!
The new Amlogic S905X runs Android 6.0 and that makes the Mini M8S 2 TV the first Chinese Android TV Box with Android 6.0
Not much has changed since the previous version, we still have 2GB of Ram and 8GB of internal storage.
The box looks identical with the older one and you wouldn’t know the difference between them just by looking at them.
Unfortunately, we still can’t install apps on the SD card and many of us were hoping that Android 6.0 would let us do that on these TV boxes.
You can find this box at multiple retailers and ive listed a few below:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29HY3p8
The box is using the same launcher as the previous model and it isn’t the best looking launcher put there.
Most video formats do very good on this box except for one 4K file at 59fps. However, this probably has to do with the software optimization on the box because all the Tv boxes with the Amlogic S905 can play this file without any issues.
The box comes installed with with Kodi 16.1 and with a few addons, but not too many.
Overall this is a very decent TV Box that can only get better with a couple of software optimizations.
Check out my review video for more detailed information including benchmark scores.
Check out the the SD card installation video for TV boxes with Android 6.0:
thank you for your stright up reviews!!!
Thanks for watching. Please check the correction that i made in the video’s description. The internal storage can be upgraded with SD cards 🙂
Thanks for the review. Have one on order, still waiting for it to be shipped.
I got an update yesterday on it, but i haven’t seen any changes. Also check out the new video that i posted below regarding the SD card in tv boxes with Android 6.0. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWt9bb0oqeQ
as my lg TV doesn’t handle DTS, and I have no amp available, can this box downmix DTS to AC3 or stereo please ?
I just answered your comment on YouTube 🙂
I’m going to order one.
Also check the SD card video i posted in the review video’s description, it could be useful
I’ve tried setting up a kid friendly account through restricted profile on the home screen. Now I can’t seem to get out of restricted profile and back into normal. Any idea of a solution?
To be honest… I didn’t even know that you could set a restricted profile… I never tried… A factory reset could fix that… But how would you get there…
Thanks for the response. I ended up having to do a hard reset through the rest button under the unit. All good now.
Thanks for sharing that with everyone