Most manufacturers of Android TV boxes assume that all the content you want to watch or listen to is already in the internal memory of the product. If you’d rather mirror your smartphone or tablet’s display, UBOX Amlogic S12 might be the best solution for you, as it also integrates Miracast and DLNA technologies.
UBOX Amlogic S12 (named so after the SoC it’s based on) packs plenty of horsepower to run 4K videos smoothly, and this feature is even advertised on the product itself. The chipset includes a quad-core Amlogic S812 CPU running at 2Ghz, and an octa-core Mali-450 GPU, which coupled with either 1 or 2GB of RAM (depending on the model) can offer a video playback experience for a fraction of the price of other TV boxes. The internal memory is of 8GB for both versions, and it’s almost a certainty that you will run out of space, especially if you are going to watch 4K videos on this TV box. However, U Box included a microSD card slot that enables you to expand the storage by up to 32GB. If even that proves insufficient, users have the option to add flash drives, external hard drives, or even access network storage.
Just in case Miracast, DLNA and 4K video playback weren’t enough, the Amlogic S12 runs xmbc or Kodi (as it is known now). Hence, it can handly all of the popular video file formats you might want to throw at it, not to mention that it will organize your video library so you can easily find your movies at a later point in time.
When it comes to connectivity, U BOX Amlogic S12 does not disappoint, as it includes HDMI, USB 2.0, SPDIF for digital audio, and AV output. As for the wireless connection, the TV box rocks Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi b/g/n. Connecting peripherals or network storage using these options should be a breeze.
Both versions of UBOX Amlogic S12 are currently available on GearBest, where they sell for $70.60 and $80.47, respectively. However, applying the coupon code UBOX1 will get the price of the 1GB RAM version to $63.89, while the coupon UBOX2 will get you the 2GB RAM version for $71.89. The presale on both models ends on June 1, and orders will be shipped soon after that.