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Old 30-09-2020, 12:50 PM   #3421
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Preloaded boxes will be more expensive lah, not these S$25 boxes like X96Q H313 or H96 Max RK3318.

But yes you are able to load apps by yourself and they can be pretty usable with 2GB/16GB configuration. It is just the quality may vary a lot for these no brand generic boxes.
Or pay a bit more for X96Air 2/16GB S905X3 at about S$39.00 which you can dual boot Android 9.0 eMMc and Coreelec through TF card upto 32GB.
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Old 30-09-2020, 01:13 PM   #3422
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Or pay a bit more for X96Air 2/16GB S905X3 at about S$39.00 which you can dual boot Android 9.0 eMMc and Coreelec through TF card upto 32GB.
Good point to buy S905X3 based boxes.

Review of X96 Air seems to be okay at its low price, only concern is thermal since the reviewer says it is a bit hot since S905X3 CPU itself is pretty good in thermal.
https://androidpctv.com/review-x96-air-opinion/

Anyway, this is for sure better than many RK3318/H6/H313/H616 based boxes out there. And that is why I say no point to buy S905W/RK3229/RK3318/H6/H313/H616 based boxes already if you want to buy no brand generic boxes.

Take note 2GB/16GB version only supports 2.4GHz wifi.
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Old 30-09-2020, 05:25 PM   #3423
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Bro, is it better to get 1 with Android 9 or 10?

also, I suppose there are practically no update for firmware, right?
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Old 30-09-2020, 07:25 PM   #3424
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Bro, is it better to get 1 with Android 9 or 10?

also, I suppose there are practically no update for firmware, right?
Better to get lower version. Android 7 > 8 >9 in terms of app compatibility.

Avoid Android 10 for now.

This is not the same as Android phones.
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Old 30-09-2020, 08:32 PM   #3425
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Hi guys,

I have been using Tanix (Logo) TX3 mini for a few years, looking to buy a new box, am confused over the many variations.

Came across this Tx9s: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...archweb201603_

Is it a good box?

Or if you have good ones to recommend?

Thanks!

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Old 30-09-2020, 09:20 PM   #3426
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Hi guys,

I have been using Tanix TX3 mini for a few years, looking to buy a new box, am confused over the many variations.

Came across this Tx9s: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...archweb201603_

Is it a good box?

Or if you have good ones to recommend?

Thanks!
If you have TX3 Mini and like it, is your TX3 Mini original Tanix version (with Tanix logo) or OEM version (without Tanix logo)?

This TX9S is an OEM version. Quality of Tanix OEM version can vary a lot. And even for original Tanis box their new generation of low cost boxes are not really worth buying -- including this TX9S or TX6S.

And even though S912 CPU is not too bad, it is still better to buy S905X3 box, if you are still interested in buying low cost no brand box. They are at similar price but with lower thermal and higher performance.

Or you may want to consider higher cost but higher quality box like Xiaomi Mi Box S.
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Old 30-09-2020, 09:22 PM   #3427
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If you have TX3 Mini and like it, is your TX3 Mini original Tanix version (with Tanix logo) or OEM version (without Tanix logo)?

This TX9S is an OEM version. Quality of Tanix OEM version can vary a lot.
My TX3 Mini had the Tanix logo.
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Old 30-09-2020, 09:26 PM   #3428
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My TX3 Mini had the Tanix logo.
Then better do not buy the OEM version.

I will suggest you looking at branded boxes like Mi Box S (S$70+) or Minix NEO T5 (S$99 from Shopee).
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:01 AM   #3429
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roger. thanks!

Better to get lower version. Android 7 > 8 >9 in terms of app compatibility.

Avoid Android 10 for now.

This is not the same as Android phones.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:46 AM   #3430
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just ordered the x96 max since xiaofan and eauyong recommended the s905x3 chip.

thanks!

is it ok to use phone remote to navigate?

btw, is kodi still widely used nowadays?

or the more popular and easier way to view media is through different apps installed?

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Old 01-10-2020, 11:28 AM   #3431
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just ordered the x96 max since xiaofan and eauyong recommended the s905x3 chip.

thanks!

is it ok to use phone remote to navigate?

btw, is kodi still widely used nowadays?

or the more popular and easier way to view media is through different apps installed?
Remote control app: eg, CetusPlay

It depends on people, some people like Kodi as an all in one app. Some do not. But Kodi is still widely used.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:46 PM   #3432
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thanks again bro!

Remote control app: eg, CetusPlay

It depends on people, some people like Kodi as an all in one app. Some do not. But Kodi is still widely used.
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:13 PM   #3433
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just ordered the x96 max since xiaofan and eauyong recommended the s905x3 chip.

thanks!

is it ok to use phone remote to navigate?

btw, is kodi still widely used nowadays?

or the more popular and easier way to view media is through different apps installed?
airmouse is the best.

handphone app is not for everyday use, because you have to look at the phone screen when pressing the key.

remote/airmouse don't have to.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:06 PM   #3434
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thanks, I'll consider one.

but I'm getting the box for my tenant, so min cost.

hehe

airmouse is the best.

handphone app is not for everyday use, because you have to look at the phone screen when pressing the key.

remote/airmouse don't have to.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:29 PM   #3435
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Is the image and sound of such box good?
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