This post was last updated on September 11th, 2020 at 11:37 am
The sales of TV boxes have continued to rise in recent years. One may wonder, if I have a smart TV, why do I need a TV box? Although smart TVs can be used when connected to WiFi, the hardware of smart TVs can easily fail to keep up with the rhythm. Apart from this, to get a high-performing Smart TV, you may need to replace the entire TV set. The TV box can solve this problem and the cost of upgrading is lower. So which brand of the TV box is better? Today we will talk about the top 5 high-quality TV boxes in 2020. Which will be the most recommended?
Top 5 High-Quality TV Boxes That are Recommended in 2020
To arrive at this list, a lot of things were factored in. One very important factor is the software and hardware integration. Don’t be surprised that a TV box with just 1GB of ram can outperform the one with 2gb. It all narrows down to memory management and software optimization. another parameter is the cores of the CPU used.
In addition, we put into consideration the features and design. For the features, the emphasis is laid on the unique features of the individual boxes. Heat dissipation is also one of the ranking factors on this list. Why not take a seat and enjoy our compilation. If there is anyone you disagree with. let us know in the comment section. You may also be interested in our post on things to consider before buying any IPTV set-top box.
Note: all the boxes on this list run on the Android operating system. Also, this represents our opinion which you may disagree with. In addition, all the tv boxes that make up this list are built with high-quality and durable material. The built quality is a major ranking factor in this compilation
TOP 1: Taijie/WeBox WE30C Android IPTV box(Rated at 98%)
In the low-priced/budget TV boxes market, the use of inferior materials and false configurations are common occurrences. Many novices do not understand the market and are easily fooled. I was once a victim I actually bought one and it crashed on me within a few days. Apparently, the quality was seriously inconsistent with the publicity.
Advantages of Taijie WE 30C Android 4k TV box
On the other hand, Taijie Box has always insisted on providing users with higher-quality boxes. The advantages of Taijie box are as follows:
1. High-quality Imported Accessories and First-Class Configuration
The Taijie WE 30C TV box basically uses imported high-quality accessories. Such accessories include imported Samsung memory, Toshiba memory, etc., which can provide a more stable and smooth running speed. At the same time, the chip uses Rockchip, which has stronger video decoding capabilities, it can enhance the video fluency, and make a more stable performance of the playback.
2. The Fluency/Smoothness Is Comparable To a $500 Mobile Phone, Stable and Smooth
Taijie WE 30C TV box fluidity is comparable to when a $500 phone system is running. It takes just 3 seconds to boot, whether APP or a variety of high-definition Blu-ray videos open in seconds. No wonder many users are saying that the Taijie box is among can top three TV boxes globally.
After all, the team behind Taijie has developed the most popular live on-demand software Taijie Video, which currently has 80 million users and is recognized as a professional video box.
This TV box is also google certfied
3. Excellent Built Quality, it won’t Get Stuck for a Long Time
Taijie WEBOX has to insist on high quality. It has been making TV boxes for more than ten years and has never dared to neglect the slightest. There has been a test by a reviewer. The Taijie WEBOX TV box will not be hot after more than ten hours of continuous use, and the quality is excellent (as shown below)! The good heat dissipation of the Taijie box means that the loss of internal components is reduced, and the life span is more than one year longer than that of the conventional box.
4. The System’s UX is Simple and Easy to Use
The TV box system of Taijie WE30C is very simple, without any third-party software pre-installed, and the TV box system has been deeply optimized. It is not only smooth but also very easy to get started. What software needs to be opened is directly on the homepage. As you can see, there is no need to enter the second and third-level menus, and it is very User-friendly. Lastly, the TV box contains no ads or any intrusive internet-based distractions.
In fact, Taijie WE30C TV box is a cost-effective budget model of the Taijie TV box series. If you are looking for more extreme video experience, you can also consider his WE30S and WE40, which have higher configurations.
WeBox WE30C TV Box Specifications at A Glance
|Number Of CPU Core||Four Core|
|Country of Origin||China|
|The Chip Brand||Rockchip|
|Supported Formats||H.265, MPEG4, MPEG2, WMA, FLAC, MKV etc.|
|Player Classification||Network Player|
|Interface Type||Network Interface HDMIAVUSB|
|Warranty Period||12 Months|
|Package Type||Package 1, Package 3, Package 2 Official Standard|
TOP 2 Skyworth 4K OTT Android TV Box(Rating 93/100)
Skyworth Android TV box business started relatively early. Initially, it cooperated with Tencent Video, and relying on a large number of users accumulated by previous TV users, the sales of TV boxes have been maintained at a good level.
The overall operating system page design of the Skyworth TV box is diversified, showing the resources and external link entries directly. It is highly playable for young people, but it is more difficult for the elderly to get started.
The convenient remote control with voice search provides a user-friendly experience. This is a not too common feature in low-budget TV boxes. However, you may frown at the fact that Netflix is not fully supported in this box. Although you can manually install it. In its place, you have showmax and DStv Now. Call this box a Multichoice android box and you won’t be far from the truth.
Overview of The Features:
- Google certified device
- Android TV Certified
- Also, Netflix is pre-certified
- Amazon Prime Video pre-certified
- Disney+ pre-installed(for specific regions)
- Dolby Digital Plus & Dolby Atoms certified
- It supports google voice assistance
- Playstore built-in
- Dolby Vision Certified
- Chromecast(to cast your phone to TV)
- 4K Streaming to compatible TV Monitor
- Preloaded with DStv Now and Showmax
- Use with Bluetooth compatible devices
- Remote control with voice search option
- Name: 4k Android TV
- Model: HP4xA
- Encryption provided by Irdeto IFCP MSR3.x / Verimatrix Ultra
- Android P V9.0
- Model: HPA02
- CPU: Amlogic S905X (Quad-core Cortex [email protected] up to 2.0GHz)
- Supports the new standard HEVC/H.265
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage eMMC: 16GB
- Power Supply: 12V – 1A
- 2 x USB Port (USB2.0) Format = (FAT)
- 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.2
- 1x Ethernet Port
- 1x SPDIF Port
- 1 x HDMI 2.1 Port
- LAN: 1x RJ45(10/100M)
- Warranty: 1 year limited
TOP 3: Huawei honor Pro TV Box and Media Player(Rating is 90 points)
Huawei itself is a mobile phone manufacturer. TV boxes are currently only a small category. Initially, they made TV boxes for operators. However, the workmanship details of this Huawei TV box are relatively ordinary, the gaps in the box are obvious, and the button interface is more abrupt and aesthetic, and the box is not designed for heat dissipation.
Huawei Honor Pro TV Box Technical Specification
- HDMI Features: 4K
- Storage Capacity: 8GB
- Media Input Connectivity: HDMI, Wi-Fi
- Processor: Quad-Core Huawei HiSilicon quad-core
- Ram Memory 2GB
- Storage/Flash 8GB (including system memory) eMMC
- Bluetooth: Support Bluetooth 4.0/BLE Low power consumption, can connect a variety of Bluetooth devices such as gamepads, stereos and headphones
- USB2.0 interface for connecting storage devices
- Operating system Android5.1 (certified by Google CTS)
- WiFi: 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G
- Output resolution: 4K, 1080P, 1080I, 720P
- Video playback: Supports 3GP, MP4, TS, MPG, MPEG, WMV, 3G2, MKV, AVI, FLV, M2TS, MTS, ASF, MOV
- Audio playback: MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC, MID, WMA, APE, M4A, FLAC.
- Picture: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG.
- Subtitle format: srt, ssa, ass.
- Multi-screen sharing: Huawei multi-screen interaction, Miracast, DLNA,
- Power supply voltage: 180V ~ 240V AC 50/60 Hz 5.1V 2.1A
- Size and Dimension: 105mm x 105mm x 21.6mm
- Weight is about 560g
TOP 4: Tmall Magic Box 4A Android TV Box With Voice RCU (Rated at 88 points)
Tmall’s Magic Box is also a very good one when you are considering buying an Android box. It is Backed by Alibaba, the purpose of making the TV boxes is to get more home shopping traffic.
The interface of Tmall’s Box looks very cluttered with many menus. Swipe left and right to divide different categories and slide up and down to display different content. But the built-in shopping function is still very convenient, suitable for friends who like TV shopping.
|Resolution||4K at 3840×2160|
|Google certification||Not Known|
|CPU Core Number||Four Core|
|Subtitle Format||SMI, SRT, and ssa|
|Heat MGT||Not documented|
|Manufacturer||Zhejiang Tmall Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd.|
|Support Format||AVI, WMA, m4a, OGGFLAC|
|Player Classification||Network Player|
|Storage Method||Built-in Flash Memory|
TOP 5: Xiaomi Mi TV Box 4 Android Box(Rating: 87)
Xiaomi Mi Box 4 has a lot of functions and gameplay. If you have a lot of Xiaomi things in your house, you can connect them through the Mi Box for control. However, the Mi TV box is pre-installed with a lot of software, including its own Mijia system and third-party APP embedded cooperation.
The operating efficiency of the system is relatively low. Although it has a good configuration, it is hard to escape the fate of the Android system being frozen after a long time!
- Dimension: 101 x101mm
- Weight: 176.5g (+/- 1g)
- Color: Black/White
- Output Resolution: Up to 4K 60fps
- Processor: Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.0GHz
- GPU: Mali 450 750MHz
- RAM: 2GB DDR3
- Flash: 8GB eMMC
- System: Android TV 6.0
- Security: Widevine L1 + PlayReady 3.0
- Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0/3.0
- Video output resolution: VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K @ 60 fps, H.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30 fps, H.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60 fps, and HDR10/HLG HDR.
- Sound/Audio: DTS 2.0+ Digital Out, Dolby Digital Plus
- HDMI: HDMI 2.0a x 1 port (HDCP 2.2)
- USB: USB 2.0 x 1 port
- AV: SPDIF Out / 3.5mm audio output x 1 port
- Power: 1 port
- Remote: Bluetooth voice remote control, powered by 2 AAA batteries
I believe that is is now clear From the foregoing that rating a good android tv box depends on various criteria such as the smoothness of the operating system, ease-of-use, CPU cores, designs, and certain certifications. For example, not all the tv boxes on this least are certified by Google. Do you agree with my list? Let me know your opinion in the comment box.