MX MAX Memobox Android TV Box Review
I am a massive fan of Android TV boxes and always looking for what’s around. This led me to the MX MAX, the MX MAX is running a Amlogic S905 Quad-Core Cortex TM-A53 processor and 4K H.265/HEVC hardware decoding, back upped with a dedicated Penta-core Mali-450 GPU and bolstered by 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB EMMC ROM.
The MX MAX offers support for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) 4K video playback right out of the box. This means you can get an incredibly clear picture, better image texture and a lot less pixelated than on regular high-definition signals.
The MX MAX comes with dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi compatibility and 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, which will future proof you for any HD streaming. Also helping towards maximum network stability. Firmware updates are done Over The Air (OTA), so new updates don’t need to be done manually. The Q10 Pro includes 2 USB 2.0 ports, a wired Ethernet port, an optical audio out, HDMI, a Micro USB OTG port, and a TF card slot (Maximum support up to 32GB).
The casing of the MX MAX is black, with a clean matte effect along the top. There is a recessed button to power it on along with a MX MAX logo. The bottom is made from a rubberised plastic and is good for grip, it also sports vent holes. There are included apps like Kodi, skype and chrome browser. It utilises the same Metro style launcher and works incredibly well. Initial boot time took a min or so, after that it booted relatively quickly.
The MX MAX runs on Lollipop 5.1.1 and since writing has had no update to Marshmallow.
The MX MAX played avi, mov, mp4 and mkv files perfectly. There was no loss in picture or sound quality. I thought a good test would be to push it to its limit, so I tried to stream a 2.5GB mkv over my network and play it using Kodi. The large file size, along with the network transfer caused some stuttering in the playback. Though this kind of scenario is rare, and I would always recommend local play.
Google Play games played really well on the MX MAX. I was able to play them without a problem using a gamepad or keyboard and mouse. I really enjoyed the combination of the MeMoBOX MX MAX with a gamepad. Games like Beach Buggy Racing, Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride all play incredibly well.
Coming in at $59, this box is fantastic value. It’s simple, and can easily fade into your entertainiment setup.