The latest Xiaomi Mi Box S Android TV launched with tons of surprises, which we are going to reveal here. The latest Android TV is best for those who do not want to be introduced into the jungle of launchers and ruts but simply wants to sit in a comfortable chair, say a few keywords into the microphone and enjoy watching your favourite TV series on the console from a well-known manufacturer XIaomi. It is just like the AppleTV in the planet Android. Now let’s see what’s in there:
Xiaomi Mi Box S Packaging
The latest device comes packed with everything you are ever going to need for setup. Everything is very compact and concise. With the Xiaomi Mi Box S, you will get following:
– TV Set-top box –
– HDMI CEC cable
– Control box on the set
– top box – A set of instructions.
Xiaomi Mi Box S Specifications
Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo (Android TV)
Amlogic S905X processor, 64-bit, 4 cores, Cortex-A53
GPU : Mali-450 750 MHz
RAM : 2G DDR3
ROM : 8G
OS : Android 8.1
WIFI : 5G WIFI 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : 4.2
Comes with bluetooth voice remote control
Maximum resolution – 4K (3840×2160) HDR
Support HD Netflix 3D video
Support 5.1 surround sound output Dolby Audio, DTS-HD
Supported formats video – MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, MP4, MP3, FLAC, APE
HDMI 2.0 connectors, USB 2.0, power, 3.5 mm composite audio output
The Xiaomi Mi Box S comes with a square remnant and rounded corners on top of the inscription MI. On the bottom side, you can also find four miniature legs, a serial number, certificates. There are no cooling holes anywhere on the device. However, the Mibox engineers know better if the device should cool or not. Also on the front panel, there is a decorative slot along the perimeter of the case, and a power LED indicator. All the controls ports are located behind, and there’s nothing on the side faces.
– 3.5 mm audio jack combined with an optical audio output
– HDMI output
– 1 USB 2.0 port.
The powers supply units provide 5.2V 2.1A to the device, and the latest Android TV also comes equipped with a European plug. The design of Mibox S is miniature and looks quite modern.
The Xiaomi Mi Box S remote controller comes in a laconic shape, long narrow bar with several necessary buttons. On the top, you can find a power button just next to the Google Assistant button. Next, there is a four-position cursor ring with the OK / ENTER button in the middle.
The remote controller also comes with shortcut buttons for video services like NETFLIX, and television. The Xiaomi Mi Box S remote control is self-contained and is not necessary to be paired with the CEC protocol of the second remote control from the TV. It means that the power button turns both devices on and off, the volume buttons allow you to adjust the volume on the set-top box and on the TV.
The Xiaomi Mi Box S comes packed with everything you need except for AAA batteries. For connecting the Xiaomi Mi Box S with your TV firstly you need to connect everything according to the instructions and wait for the animation of the run. After that, a prefix will offer you to connect the console. It will be more convenient with the phone, but you can also do it via remote.
If you are living in a country where 5G is going to arrive soon, the Xiaomi Mi Box S can be the best choice for you. The latest Android TV comes with a 5GHz network upgrade, and it will only take a few minutes to downloaded and start the installation quickly. There is a list of recommended applications for installation, and you will get the main screen in front.
Xiaomi Mi Box S Interface
After completing the installation, the Google Home ANDROID TB 8.1 shell with tiles on the screen will greet you. You can move the console between the categories of applications, horizontally, you can scroll through thumbnails of TV shows or movie covers. Convenient and clear. Everything goes smoothly, without a hint of a break.
Being the latest device, Xiaomi Mi Box S carry some awesome features in it, as such the main screen background adaptively changes in accordance with the application. You will also get the ability to organize everything according to your choice, delete and add application lanes, move up and down, or select categories of interest. The voice search of the device works on the main screen and presents the results in a pop-up window, and through in all applications. It recognizes voice commands perfectly (in many languages )and instantly displays the result in an excellent form on the screen.
The Xiaomi Mi Box S Android TV presents excellent prefix, with excellent performance, user-friendly interface, voice control, cold, instantly comes out of sleep. Without any lags or errors popped up. There is support for Google ChromeCast, and you can also stream the video stream from smartphones. Convenient and works without problems.
The Xiaomi Mi Box Splays all test 4K files with different bitrates, plays back Youtube videos in 4K out of the box without additional software and codecs, has an excellent appearance and user-friendly interface. The screensavers complement the interior with beautiful photos, and a convenient voice search makes the console even more convenient