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What’s An X96 Max Android TV Box?

Before diving into this đánh giá, you should underst& how a box like the X96 Max differs from other Android-based streaming devices.

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The X96 Max runs on the stoông chồng Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, not Android TV.

You can think of stochồng Android as the same operating system found on phones and tablets.

Android TV is Google’s operating system optimized for television screens found on products such as the NVIDIA SHIELD, và Mi Box.

Amazon has a similar Android-based operating system (Fire OS) that powers the Fire TV Stick/Fire TV which is also optimized for the TV screen.


I often refer khổng lồ boxes such as the X96 Max as a “generic Android TV Box” because it isn’t using the true Android TV operating system.

Boxes such as the X96 Max are perfect for those who don’t use any of the paid services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. If you use any of those services, I would suggest either the Fire TV Stick/Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, or Mi Box. Those apps perform much better on Android TV và Fire OS operating systems.

Most of these boxes are distributed in Đài Loan Trung Quốc which means customer support is usually very limited.

The great thing about these generic Android TV Boxes is that you can get a lot of bang for your buông xã because there aren’t any license requirements from the manufacturers so they pass the savings onto you.

I strongly suggest purchasing the iPazzPort Wireless Keyboard/Remote Combo if you are using one of these stock Android units. It will make it much easier navigating the screen in apps that aren’t remote-control friendly.

What I Like

Let’s start with what I like about this box.

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The fairly new S905X2 CPU is a fast processor and I experience absolutely no lag when using this Android TV Box.

This processor also allows for USB 3.0 tư vấn on the device which will greatly speed up data transfer when using an external drive sầu.

Currently, I won’t consider purchasing an Android TV Box if it doesn’t include Android 8 Oreo. The X96 Max comes with Android 8.1. (not Android TV).


Another requirement for me in 2019 is WiFi tư vấn for both 2.4 & 5 GHz which this does include. See my download tốc độ tests below with VPN on and off.

This device comes with 4GB of DDR4 RAM which is a huge plus for any Android-powered device. This helps with buffering và multi-tasking while using the box.

One of the biggest complaints of the popular Amazon Fire TV Stiông chồng 4K is its laông chồng of internal storage at only 8GB. The X96 Max includes 64GB of ROM storage which is perfect for holding movies, TV shows, games, etc.


I lượt thích the simple launcher that comes with this streaming box.

Everything is displayed on one screen & I can easily add my favorites lớn the top row of the trang chủ screen.

You can also cliông xã the multiple square icon at the bottom & that will take you khổng lồ a screen that displays all apps installed on the X96 Max.

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The following ports are also found on the X96 Max và it isn’t missing anything that I would personally need; USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Micro SD Card, Optical, Ethernet, AV, và IR.

I lượt thích the LED screen on the front of the X96 Max which provides current time and other important system information as well.

I used this extensively for a full week with IPTV playing from sun up until sun down. The unit never became overheated which is usually the case when running these boxes that hard.

I also played several movies with both Cinema APK và Kodi with no problems whatsoever.

The price for this powerful Android TV Box as of this writing is only $57.99! That’s pretty darn good considering the amount of CPU, RAM, & storage on this system.

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What I Don’t Like

The X96 Max comes with the same type of cheap IR remote that we see with most of these generic Android TV boxes. But, this isn’t a huge problem for me as I always use an iPazzPort Wireless Keyboard Remote Combo with boxes like this.

When clicking the mouse button on the remote, the keyboard always appears. I must click baông chồng button on remote khổng lồ remove sầu the keyboard & start using the built-in mouse. Again, not a deal-breaker because I am using my iPazzPort as the primary remote.

Paid service apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime don’t work well on the X96 Max. As stated earlier, in my opinion if you use paid services, you will want khổng lồ stiông chồng with Amazon Fire TV devices or NVIDIA SHIELD which come with the proper licensing.

Please don’t confuse paid services with the IPTV solutions that I often mention on this site. IPTV works great on the X96 Max.

I wish that the download speeds were a little better và maybe the tests below indicate where this manufacturer cut costs (network adapters). There wasn’t a huge reduction in tốc độ when VPN was active sầu which is great to lớn see.

Also, we all know that most servers that we stream from will only allow for so much speed an the rest is overkill. In my opinion, people shouldn’t get too hung up on download speeds with their streaming devices. I can live sầu with anything over trăng tròn Mbps with my VPN on.

I have sầu a feeling that this will be lượt thích the majority of other generic Android TV Boxes where we won’t be provided with any Android OS updates in the future. Many of us are continually upgrading our devices so maybe this isn’t a huge giảm giá. But, if you are looking for something that will receive sầu future updates, you may want to lớn go with an Amazon Fire TV device or NVIDIA SHIELD.

X96 Max Download Speed Tests

The following tests were conducted through my 200 Mbps Internet service. The WiFi testing was done through the 5 GHz bvà on my Hãng Asus AC3100 router.

The VPN that I am using in this tốc độ thử nghiệm is IPVanish VPN.


VPN On: 39.4 Mbps tải về và 28.7 Mbps upload

VPN Off: 63.9 Mpbs tải về & 30.1 Mbps upload


VPN On: 31.2 Mbps tải về và 28.1 Mbps upload

VPN Off: 49.5 Mbps download & 29.1 Mbps upload

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What’s In The Box

Package Contents: 1 x TV Box, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x English Manual, 1 x HDXiaoMi MI Cable, 1 x Power nguồn Adapter

X96 Max Android TV Box Specs

Brand: X96Type: TV BoxSystem: Android 8.1CPU: Amsúc tích S905X2Core: 2.0GHz,Cortex A53RAM Type: DDR4Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,H.265,HD MPEG4Video format: 4K,H.265Audio format: AAC,APE,DDPhường,FLAC,HD,MP3,OGG,TrueHD,WMAPhokhổng lồ Format: BMPhường.,GIF,HD JPEG,PNG,TIFFSupport 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes5G WiFi: YesWIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/acBluetooth: Bluetooth4.0Power Supply: Charge AdapterInterface: AV,DC 5V,Ethernet,HD,Optical,TF thẻ,USB2.0,USB3.0Antenna: NoLanguage: Multi-languageHDMI Version: 2.0Other Functions: 3 chiều Games,3 chiều Video,DLNA,ISO Files,Miracast,NTSC,PALExternal Subtitle Supported: YesHDMI Function: HDCPPower nguồn Consumption.: 2WRJ45 Port Speed: 1000MSystem Bit: 64BitProduct weight: 0.1500 kgPackage weight: 0.4250 kgProduct kích cỡ (L x W x H): 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.80 cm / 4.13 x 4.13 x 1.1 inchesPackage kích thước (L x W x H): 17.00 x 11.00 x 5.50 cm / 6.69 x 4.33 x 2.17 inches

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Final Thoughts

I’ve sầu reviewed quite a few of these generic Android TV Boxes in the past & I really lượt thích this one, especially when considering the price.

Its a powerful device capable of playing 4K đoạn phim with no problems whatsoever. Plus, the storage capabilities make it attractive sầu for those who lượt thích to lớn tải về movies, TV shows, & games.

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If you lượt thích the pure Android experience, the X96 Max Android TV Box may be for you.

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Tell us in the comments what your thoughts are on the X96 Max. If you have sầu one, give sầu us your own nhận xét below!

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