Have you ever felt that it would be interesting and more enjoyable to use your large screen Television set as a smartphone? Do you want to surf the Internet, watch movies, 4K videos on Youtube, play simple 2D and 3D games, use android apps that you use on your smartphone on your television set? If the answer is yes, then T9 TV Box is a perfect product for you. It can make your television set a large screen Android smartphone. To know more about this product, go through this review first to last. After reading this review, you will know everything about this product including its little cons.
Design and Appearance
After analyzing many user reviews, we came to know that they generally face a common problem about the size of a TV Box. Most of the people house their television set in such a place where there is not much place available to house another big box. In this case, this T9 TV Box will not be a problem for you. Because it is a simple tiny square shape good looking box that can be housed in a tiny place just like a show-piece. The product only weighs 0.1260 kg which is much lighter than a smartphone. The shape of the product is 11 x 11 x 2 cm/ 4.33 x 4.33 x 0.79 inches (L x W x H). The whole package only weighs 0.4220 kg which is also so light. The package comes with a shape of 22 x 14 x 6 cm / 8.66 x 5.51 x 2.36 inches (L x W x H).
The T9 TV Box is an excellent device to make your television set a fully working smartphone-like device. It has some good quality features. The TV box runs the latest Android operating system 8.1 (Oreo). It has an RK3328 Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM. For the internal storage, it has 32GB of ROM. It features HDMI interface for 4K Ultra HD image. It also features H.265 decoding. It supports 2.4GHz WiFi band and up to 100Mbps ethernet speed.
The TV Box comes with excellent hardware features for normal usage. But don’t expect to get a flagship device-like performance with this kind of hardware. The TV Box is housed with an RK3328 Cortex A53 Quad core processor which is powerful as a midrange smartphone’s processor. The special thing about this TV Box is its RAM. It features a 4GB DDR3 RAM which is as powerful as a flagship smartphone of some renowned companies. This huge amount of RAM will let you do multiple things simultaneously like internet surfing, watching Youtube videos, online movie streaming, and playing a simple 2D or 3D game. For internal storage, you will get 32GB of internal memory which is sufficient for a TV Box. But You will be able to insert an SD card of up to 32GB as it has a dedicated SD card slot. So, you will get 32GB + 32GB = 64GB of storage which is more than enough we think.
So, in the hardware section, we can surely tell that B2GO didn’t compromise with this TV Box. You can do almost all the things with this device that you do with your smartphone except heavy or mid-range gaming.
We think it is one of the most important things about a TV Box and B2GO did a very good job in this section. It features a rich set of peripheral interfaces. So, you will be able to connect this with almost all kind of devices that you expect to connect with your TV Box. Though it has a relatively small size, its side panel has 4 USB connectors which is not so common even in a laptop computer. It also features audio and video output for connection through the ‘tulips’ of old TVs. For transferring heavy digital audio and video contents, it has high-grade HDMI 2.0 and digital audio output SPDIF.
After all this talking about connectivity, you may wonder why we haven’t talked about any ethernet or wifi connection. Don’t be upset. This TV Box is well equipped with an ethernet connector and a WiFi module. So, you will be able to connect this TV Box with the Internet by wire or wireless medium.
As it makes your television set a big screen smartphone, it must have the ability to connect to the internet. For this, you will get an ethernet connector and a built-in WiFi module. So, you can connect this TV Box with the internet through an ethernet cable or WiFi connection. Though all the smartphone comes with sim card slot, you will not get any sim card connection with this device. We don’t think that it is necessary. Because you must have an internet connection in your house. So, Ethernet or WiFi connection will be enough for you we think.
As a Media Device
After talking a lot about the features of this device, we will now talk about the most important feature of a TV box. You are getting a TV Box most probably for watching videos, movies, watching Youtube Videos, online streaming of videos or movies, listening to music etc. In that case, this TV Box will fulfill your every desire. Its decoder format is H.265. You can play almost all kind of video format in this device. The amazing part is this, you can play 4K videos. 4K Youtube videos can also be played on this device. Video formats including ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, ISO, MKV, MPEG, MPG, RM, TS, VOB etc can be played with the device. So, you don’t need to be worried.
Not only videos, you can play almost all kinds of audio formats with this device. This TV Box can play audios including AAC, AC3, APE, MP3, FlAC, HD, OGG, WAV formats. But it doesn’t support 5.1 surround sound output.
Power and Controlling
It can be powered through an external power adapter just like a normal smartphone. It consumes only 10W power which is not that much.
This TV Box can be controlled through a remote controller. The remote controller needs 2 x AAA battery. As it will be used for surfing on the Internet too, you will get annoyed to type in an on-screen keyboard using mouse pointer. In that case, you can use a USB mouse and keyboard.
Other Features and Functions
You can play simple 3D games and watch 3D videos. But don’t expect to play heavy games with this device as it doesn’t have powerful CPU and GPU.
What will you get Inside the Package
The package comes with all the necessary things you will be needed to perfectly use this TV Box. You will get the TV Box, a remote controller, power adapter, HDMI cable, and an English user manual. But you will not get the batteries of the remote controller. So, you have to buy those batteries to use the remote controller.
Things We Did Not Like
For normal use, this TV Box is quite good. It has better RAM management, internal storage. But its processor gets hot much during some processor intensive work like watching 4K videos, playing simple 3D games. It also doesn’t have a powerful GPU. So, playing games on this TV Box is not that good. Again, it doesn’t support 5GHz WiFi band. So, if you have 5GHz Wifi in your home, your TV Box won’t be able to use the full performance. It also could house a DVD player inside it and 5.1 surround sound output could be given. But in this price range, we think it gives enough.