Smallest Android TV Box 2016 Review – Arealer X9 2GB

Smallest Android TV Box 2016 Review – Arealer X9 2GB

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Arealer X9 Smart Android TV Box specifications:
• OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
• CPU: Amlogic S905X Quad Core 64bit Cortex A53, Up to 2.0GHz.
• GPU: Penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750MHz+
• RAM: 2GB DDR3;
• FLASH: 16GB (eMMC Flash).
• KODI 16.1
• 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz dual Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth 4.0
• DLNA Miracast
• Expanded Storage: Supports MicroSD Card(up to 32GB).
• 2 High speed USB 2.0
• HDMI:HDMI 2.0, Up to 4K * 2K @60fps.
• Video Output: Supports up to 4K * 2K@60Hz output.

Package List:
1 * Arealer X9 Smart Android 6.0 TV box
1 * Remote Control
1 * HDMI Cable
1 * Power Adapter
1 * English User Manual

Having previously used other Android TV boxes. I purchased the Arealer X9 Android TV box for the higher spec it offered, with Bluetooth 4, 2GB RAM and 16GB Storage.(12GB usable)

The Arealer Android TV running the latest Android OS 6 Marshmallow, allows you to connect to the Internet, stream and watch the latest TV shows and movies, browse websites, play android games.

Effectively, the Arealer android TV box, turns your standard TV into a smart TV. You can also use this box as a Android based computer by attaching a keyboard and mouse. You can even connect a bluetooth/USB game controller and enjoy android games in Full HD turning this into a Android games console.

Compared to other Android TV Boxes, The Arealer Android TV Box is around 80% smaller and lighter. See photos for size difference.

Inside the box I found The Arealer Smart TV Box with Remote control, one HDMI cable one AV cable for old style TV, user manual and a standard UK DC 5V 2A power plug. All items inside the box were well packaged.

The Arealer, has 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM. Making it double the power than my old MXQ Pro 4k which has only 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. Also the Arealer has a High performance Amlogic S905X CPU is quad-core cortex-A53 up to 2GHz CPU paired with the powerful Mali-450 5-Core GPU with up to 750MHz Graphics Processor making this TV box run super fast and smooth.

The Arealer TV Box comes fully installed with Android 6.0 Lollipop OS! This Android system works exactly the same as the Android on your phone. Connect to Wi-Fi, log in with your Google account and download your favourite Apps and games from Google Play.

A few Apps came pre-installed such as:

Kodi, YouTube, Chrome, G mail, Facebook, Email, Calculator, Google+ and much more!

Connections, on this device are 2 USBs ports, LAN port, SD card slot, HDMI port, AV and headphone jack. So you can plug in a wired or a wireless keyboard or mouse, also you can use it to plug in your external hard drive or USB pen drives.

Also the Arealer Supports all the video formats i tested including: AVI, MPG, VOB, MKV, MP4 etc. Also there is a built in SD/MMC memory card slot which supports Maximum 32GB.

The Arealer is so small, you can set up anywhere you like. Very sleek and modern design. The outer casing is made from plastic with nice shiny black finish.

There is no On/OFF Button, so as soon as you plug it in the unit is ON. You have the option to put it into standby on the remote. Also the TV remote has a button for Kodi on it which is cool, you can press the Kodi button and Kodi will open. I find that very useful.

Final ThoughtsThe Arealer is tiny, Well-made, powerful Android TV Box which does everything very well, thank to the beefed up specs. Gaming is actually very good on this box and handles graphically intensive games like unkilled and dead trigger 2 very well and I was able to connect an Xbox 360 controller via the windows wireless receiver.

If you love kodi, this box comes pre-loaded with Kodi 16.1 and add-ons that are pretty good and easily provide plenty of links for TV shows, movies and sports. I had to install the Chigz Tech AIO Build.(Google it) which is the best build ever :)

This box is 4K compatible so if you have a 4K TV like I do, you will also be able to play videos in 4K!

When I think of other android boxes I have used in the past I can’t help but think that the Arealer X9 is very well built and does what it says. In my opinion, it is well worth its money and is now my main android box in the house. Another note to mention is that the remote control is very responsive. I am also using a wireless mouse and keyboard which makes a huge difference.

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Post time: Dec-02-2016