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- Original XiaoMi 3 TV Box Review
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This Original XiaoMi 3 TV Box uses Amlogic S905 chip, which enhances 25 percent performance. With powerful H.265 10Bit 4K decode capacity, brings you clearer image quality. The motion-sensing game makes your living room become gymnasium immediately. This TV box has voice search function, if you want to search some movies or videos, just say their name to the remote control.
- 0.1 Design:
- 0.2 Hardware:
- 0.3 Kodi 16 on Mi Box 3 Enhanced:
- 0.4 Main Features:
- 0.5 Where to buy Original XiaoMi 3 TV Box
- 0.6 Specification
- 0.7 Media Supported
- 0.8 Product Details
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The design of this TV Box is very compact roundish square and comes with a hand ergonomic remote control. An HDMI cable and power adaptor come along with the MiBox. The back of the MiBox has a full-sized HDMI port, micro USB port, microSD card slot, 3.5mm audio stereo jack, full-sized USB port and the power inlet.
It has three USB 2.0 ports and a memory card slot for the expansion of the read-only memory (ROM) space as the need may arise. It also has a USB 4.0 port, an AV and an SPDF port for connecting into the television sets, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port and a 5V power source at the rear end of the right side of the product.
Kodi 16 on Mi Box 3 Enhanced:
Mi Box 3 Enhanced, and previous Mi Box devices are mostly designed to stream series and movies to Chinese users, and I’ve quickly tried that part. It works for Chinese content, but some movies and all foreign content appear to be blocked due to location restrictions, and some content requires payment. I watched some free content, and I was surprised about the lack of buffering and good quality (HD). If you have troubles with buffering, you can also easily select SD resolution with lower bandwidth requirements. But again this is basically only for Chinese (Mandarin) speakers.
- With Android 5.0 system, we will have high-speed feedback and smooth response.
- The processor in this chip is an Amlogic S905 Quad-core with a maximum clock speed of up to 2GHz. Use the Mali-450 as GPU. Apps have never run so smoothly.
- Support 4K x 2K Ultra HD video, which brings us clearer image quality.
- Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR connectivity: easy pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices (computer, mobile phone, keyboard, and others).
- Support H.265 video code, enjoy the high-resolution video even in a low-internet-speed environment.
- HDMI 2.0 connector: you can go directly to let your TV and XiaoMi 3 TV Box are connected through an HDMI cable and set up your home cinema for the best 4K x 2K Full HD multimedia experience.
- 1GB DDR3L RAM + 4GB ROM eMMC.
- WiFi connectivity: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, fast Ethernet.
- Dolby Audio + and DTS audio coding formats bring more dynamic effect.
- You can mirror the screen of your phone, pad, tablet into the big screen like TV. Support Miracast, Airplay, DLNA, SMB and WiDi function ( XiaoMi 1 / 1s don’t support this function).
- Infrared remote control lets you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you.
- The USB disk and the string in the picture are not included.
Where to buy Original XiaoMi 3 TV Box
You can buy the Original XiaoMi 3 TV Box from GearBest, Amazon or Ebay
- Brand: Xiaomi
- Model: 3
- Type: TV Box
- System: Android 5.0
- CPU: Amlogic S905
- Core: Quad Core
- GPU: Mali-450
- RAM: 1G
- ROM: 4G
- TV Box Features: XBMC
- Color: Black
- Decoder Format: H.264,H.265,HD MPEG1/2/4,RealVideo8/9/10
- Video format: 3GP,AVI,FLV,H.265,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,RM,RMVB,TS,VC-1
- Audio format: AAC,APE,DTS,FLAC,MP3,MPEG,OGG,RM
- Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG
- Support XBMC: Yes
- 5G WiFi: Yes
- WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR
- Power Supply: Charge Adapter
- Interface: 3.5mm Audio,DC 5V,HDMI,USB2.0
- System Bit: 64Bit
- Power Type: Battery
Dimension and Weight
- Product weight: 0.1760 kg
- Package weight: 0.5820 kg
- Product size (L x W x H): 10.10 x 10.10 x 1.95 cm / 3.98 x 3.98 x 0.77 inches
- Package size (L x W x H): 18.50 x 12.80 x 4.70 cm / 7.28 x 5.04 x 1.85 inches
- Original XiaoMi 3 TV Box
- Power Adapter
- Remote Control
- HDMI Cable
- Chinese Manual
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Stable and ultra fast firmware
Likely the fastest Android TV box that you can buy for less than $80 thanks to Mediatek MT8693 2x Cortex A72, 4x Cortex A53 processor. See benchmarks for details.
Very good internal storage performance leading to fast app loading time, and zero slowdowns
Fastest 802.11ac WiFi I’ve ever seen
Very 3D graphics performance with high frame rate, and better looking games (with 1080p video output)
Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 2160p 60Hz; 24/25/30/50/60 Hz refresh rates supported
Kodi is working decently, 5.1 channel pass-through support, and high Antutu Video Tester score (972 points)
Widewine Level 3 DRM supported
OTA firmware working (but it might not be something you want here).
Chinese user interface only, but you can change the language if needed.
No Google Play Store, and installing it on the device is non trivial.
Not obvious way to change the Launcher
Lack of Ethernet port
No power off mode (only standby/sleep), and relatively high sleep/standby power consumption (4 watts to 6 watts)
Some issues with Bluetooth to connect to my smartwatch and Bluetooth headset
HD audio codec (DTS HD, Dolby TrueHD) are not supported for HDMI pass-through
3D MV videos are not supported