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Mecool M8S Pro W Review

M8S PRO W is one of the first TV Boxes equipped with the new Amlogic S905W which we could test. We are after the test, so today we want to introduce you to  M8S PRO W review. As you remember new Amlogic S905W which is cheaper than the Amlogic S905X and supports 4K@30FPS video and is also an alternative (and competitive) for the cheap  Rockchip RK3229 According to the marketing brochures, the S905W (Cortex-A53) is faster and more efficient than the Cortex-A7 (RK3229). M8S PRO W TV Box is one of the budget TV Boxes, is it worth to buy it? Find the answer in this review.

MECOOL M8S PRO W

 M8S PRO W Android TV Box Specifications:

  • CPU – Amlogic S905W quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz
  • GPU – penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
  • OS – Android 7.1.1
  • Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 fps, AV port
  • Audio – HDMI,  AV port (stereo audio)
  • Video Codecs – 4K H.265, MPEG1/2/4, H.264, HD AVC/VC-1, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 , RealVideo8/9/10
  • Video Formats – 4K@30fps, H.265, AVI, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DIVD/DIVX, Real8/9/10, RM,RMVB, PMP, FLV, MP4, M4V, VOB, WMV, 3GP, MKV
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – IR receiver
  • Power Supply – DC 5V/2A
  • Dimensions 10.20 x 10.20 x 2.10 cm
  • Weight – 110g
  • The box included everything that you need to get started:
    •  M8S PRO W Android TV Box
    • HDMI cable
    • Power adapter 5V/2A (EU)
    • Remote control (without AAA batteries)
    • Simple User Manual

    MECOOL M8S PRO W

  • First impressions, settings, overview of featuresM8S PRO W TV Box is made solidly, with good quality, no glossy plastic. The housing has a lot of holes on the sides, so there should be no problem with ventilation. As we said at the beginning of his heart is Amlogic S905W 64bit Quad core Cortex A53 processor which supports 4K@30FPS UHD H.264/H.265/VP9 video. Device runs on Android 7.1.1. The front panel has IR receiver and power LED. On one side are two USB ports USB 2.0 and micro SD card slot. On the rear panel are: AV port, RJ45 Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0 port,  DC jack.M8S PRO W (7)
  • On the bottom there are holes for good ventilation and MAC address. At the bottom of the device there are also four rubber pads to prevent shifting. Below also remote control.
  • Conclusions
  •  M8S PRO W is a good budget TV box. It does not have great performance, but in normal operation, it works well, works stably and fast. Most of the video playback samples in 4K did not always work smoothly or there were sound delays, but the video up to 1080p@60fps worked fine. Most of the tested films from the home library work well. Considering that the TV Box is from B2GO brand with firmware updates should not be a problem. In our opinion, this budget TV box is worth considering buying. If you have a limited budget and do not care about playing 4K video (more than 4K@30fps) and you do not need bluetooth then this TV Box should satisfy you.

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