As I told you in this article, Gearbest send me a few days ago a new Amlogic S905X Android TV Box: Nexbox A5 TV Box model. Here you'll find a great photo gallery with the unboxing of this nice device.
I got the device in a black package with NEXBOX logo, and “Android 6.0 TV Box” text. I received the TV box with the default cofiguration 2GB RAM / 16GB internal storage. Some of the new feature brought by this device has shown on the bottom of the package such as VP9, Android 6.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. The device shipped with a 5V/2A power supply, an HDMI cable, and a IR remote control with IR learning function taking two AAA batteries for power. The case is made of plastic, and we have ports on one side with tTwo USB ports and a micro SD slot, as well as on the rear panel: AV port (composite + stereo audio), Ethernet, HDMI 2.0a, optical S/PDIF, and the power jack.
BTW, you can now buy Nexbox A5 TV Box from Gearbest.com for only 48.23 USD with free shipping world wide.
Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 stock firmware.
Firmware tested: stock Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
Kernel version: 3.14.29
Build number: NEXBOX-A5-AP6330-6.0.1-201607270852
Root: Good News. The firmware is properly rooted, you just have to install SuperSu or Super User from Play Store and update the binaries.
Oher: The stock firmware is very smooth and I didn't find any problem so far. Transitions, animations, apps switching and general OS fluidity is just great, I really like it a lot. During my tests, I experienced zero force closes, hangups or stability issues. Google Play and gapps are working without issue. Google Play Services updated no problem. 3rd party apps downloaded and updated without issues.
Storage. Total Capacity: 16 GB of internal Storage, Total space: 11.87 GB, available: 9.57 GB (80%). Good News again. The device sees with no problem at all my Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card and my Netac K330 1TB External HDD USB 3.0.
Full photo album here.
Nexbox A5 TV Box
The firmware is just great with a beautiful launcher, TV Style, one of best in its class till now, with big tiles and easy customisation.
As you can see, Nexbox A5 TV Box is a very good and powerful multimedia player giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4k Home Theater.
Internet speed tested on both WiFi Dual Bands gets good values too. For 5G WiFi connection, the download speed was over 42 Mbps and the upload speed also over 42 Mbps. In the 2.4 Ghz connection we had about 9 Mbps in download and over 6 Mbps in upload. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router.
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