EBox R99 V2 Smart Android TV box Review

EBox R99 V2 Smart Android TV box Review

The R99 V2 comes from Entertainment Box, a company who I haven’t heard much about. I do have to say after using this box for a couple of months, its my current daily driver and favourite box to date.

Specs:

Chipset RK3328 Quad-Core 64bit Cortex-A53
GPU Penta-Core Mali-450 Up to 750Mhz+
FLASH EMMC 64GB
SDRAM 4GB DDR3
Power Supply Specifications
Power Supply DC 5V/2A
Power Indicator (LED) Power ON blue
Main Features
OS Android 7.1
Support Decoder format 4K VP9 Video decoder, H.265/H.264 video decoder
1080P other video decoders (VC-1, MPEG-1/2/4, VP6/8)
Support Media format Avi/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
Support Music format MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/DDP/HD/FLAC/APE
Support Photo format HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
HDR HDR10 and HLG modes
USB 1 High-speed USB 3.0 and 3 High-speed USB 2.0
Card reader SD cards
HDD file system FAT16/FAT32/NTFS
Support Subtitle SRT/SMI/SUB/SSA/IDX+USB
High Definition video output 4K (4096×2160 pixel )
OSD type of languages English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/ etc multilateral languages
LAN Ethernet: 100 Mbps
Wireless WiFi 2.4G/5G and Bluetooth
Mouse/ Keyboard Support mouse and keyboard via USB; Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard via 2.4GHz USB dongle
HDMI HD 2.0a for 4k@60Hz
AV Support
SPDIF/IEC958 Coaxial
Software Specifications
Network Function KD 17.6, Netflix, Vudu, Skype chatting, Picasa, Flicker, Youtube, Facebook, Online movies, etc
Other feature Free Internet searching, thousands of Android applications, many kinds of games, etc.
Certification CE, FCC, ROHS
Accessories Power adaptor, HD cable, user manual, remote
Option Support mouse and keyboard via USB; Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard via 2.4GHz USB dongle

 

They shipped the box with a air mouse combo remote. This allowed me to navigate apps like Kodi with the arrows, and use the Android settings with the air mouse option. There is also a full keyboard on the back, allowing me to enter text with ease. I did find the range slightly lacking and did have to sit forward a couple of times when using the keyboard.

One addition I was impressed by was the use of Android 7.1.2. Which gives the whole box a more preium interface and snappy response.

There is an ethernet port in the back, but the R99 V2 does have wifi built in. When testing I found the wifi and ethernet to be comparable and didn’t see any massive drop in quality. Streaming 1080p movies across the network worked with the wired and wireless option.

Apps like Kodi load instantly and run perfectly. Watching 4K movies didn’t cause any issues, and I didn’t notice any frame drops or sync problems. Emulators works surprisingly well, and I was able to have all these running in the background and still couldn’t cause any performance issues.

OTA updates are included with the box, so any updates are released and can be downloaded/installed without any problems. I was happy to see the box came pre-rooted, so I could install Titanium backup to freeze any unnecessary apps. There weren’t a lot of bulk apps installed, a couple of the ebox apps didn’t offer much to me, so I froze them. But for any non-technical people the apps offered an easy to use interface to access and download needed apps.

The ebox version of Kodi is a skinned version of SPMC. This has been optimized for the R99 V2, though on testing with Kodi Krypton I couldn’t really see any advantages SPMC had for what I was using it for.

Overall I was massively impressed by the R99 V2 and will find it difficult to find anything that can top it. £99.99 for all this and I think that’s an absolute steal.

entertainmentbox.com/product/ebox-r99-v2-smart-tv-box-android-4gb-ram-64gb-rom-android-7-1-2/

9.5

Amazing

Owner of a rooted One and Nexus 7. Mostly write reviews of apps and any hardware I can get my hands on. I frequent Google+ and XDA-Developers.

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