TOP 3 ANDROID TV BOXES UNDER 50$

When it comes to Android Boxes the first time users may be impressed by the amount of devices available now in the market. In a series of posts we will now discuss and point to you the best boxes for the price currently available for you to buy.

1 – Fire TV Stick ($ 39.99)
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When it comes to “CHEAP”, nothing beats an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The price point under 40$ make it the most affordable android device on the market but with some major drawbacks.

 

Pros:

Very small and portable

Top quality remote with long range

Full Support for Netflix HD

Amazon Prime video Integration

Nice hardware decoding

Amazon Customer Support

Very good Wifi

 

Cons:

Using the Amazon App Store, not the official Google

Sideloading apps like Kodi may be somewhat difficult

1 Gb ram and Dual Core Processor do not offer lots of “juice” to run more demanding tasks

Occasional hiccups on apps

It’s a Stick which means it tends to get hot with overheating issues

 

Afterall it’s a very cheap device for beginners, and a nice all around “first” box/stick to enter in the android tv world

2 – Android TV Box M8S or M8S Mini (starting from $44)

 

With the M8S we now enter in the market of the Chinese Android Boxes… You will not find a cheaper alternative to android tv when it comes to boxes than this, at a very low price point you will have top specs with some software limitations

 

Pros:

M8s  = Amlogic S812 Quad Core Cpu and 2 GB ram offers more than enough power to run everything you like

M8s Mini = New Amlogic S905 Quad core Cpu and 2GB Ram

Full Google Play Store support

Hdmi – Usb ports – Audio input and lots of connectivity

Full support for H265 codec up to 4k resolution

SD Card support

 

Cons:

Chinese customer support

Netflix is limited to SD resolutions

Poor IR Remote control

Mediocre Wifi

Build quality is not the best

 

As you can see the M8s offers a lot of more power than the Amazon Fire TV Stick but with some flaws here and there. The included remote control is very very bad, so you will need to buy an air mouse or a wireless keyboard for around 10$, which will set you back to around 50-55$.

But the full H265 support up to 4k, the Google Play store support and the fact that with 2 GB ram you will be able to run every apps without major problems makes the M8S the best cheap android TV Box on the market.. The new model the M8s Mini comes with the new Amlogic S905 a more powerful cpu, but will cost you about 5-10$ more

3 – Mini MXIII or any MX variant with Amlogic S905 (starting from 46$)

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This is another chinese box actually available on Gearbest… It’s one of the newest models for the MX series… As many of you may already know there are a lot of MX type boxes like the MXIII, MXIII-G etc… Our suggestion is just chose one with the latest S905 Amlogic and with 2 GB Ram… Same rules for the M8s apply, you will need a nice wireless keyboard or Air mouse to pair with it as the included IR remote is very bad.

The specs are not different from the M8S but it got a little higher price.

 

Pros:

New Amlogic S905 Quad core Cpu and 2GB Ram

Full Google Play Store support

Hdmi – Usb ports – Audio input and lots of connectivity

Full support for H265 codec up to 4k resolution

Playback up to 4k @60fps

SD Card support

 

Cons:

Chinese customer support

Netflix is limited to SD resolutions

Poor IR Remote control

 

 

This is our first roundup of the cheap android boxes currently available on the market. Hope you like and enjoy it.

 

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