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    New Q Box Review Amlogic S905

    Q-BOX 4K Amlogic S905 TV Box Android 5.1 2G/16G 2.4G+5G Dual Band WIFI 1000M LAN Bluetooth4.0 (KODI Preinstalled)

    Hi folks in this review i will be looking at the Q Box sent to me from Gearbest (Thanks to the guys at gearbest for there prompt service)The device arrived in just under one week via DHL with £4.33 customs to pay.

    The Q Box comes with the Amlogic S905 2.0GHz processer ,There is two variants of the Q Box the 2G/8G & 2G/16G, Both have Dual band wifi 2.4GHz / 5GHz & Bluetooth 4.0 The device in this review is for the 2GB/16GB Q Box
    My first thoughts on this are wow i love this thing.I cant beleave how cheap it is at just under£40 a real bargain IMO,, nice looking ,fast smooth UI & the stock firmware is not too bad at all for a starting firmware.

    Q Box LED

    Main Features:

    ●Fully Rooted
    ● Comes with a RJ45 jack for 10M / 100M / 1000M Ethernet which provides a strong network extension.
    ● True 4K x 2K resolution which delivers best audio and video quality for you.
    ● Powerful 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 quad core CPU: Stable and reliable.
    ● Android 5.1: Rapid and stable, gives you access to over 800,000 apps including Facebook, Youtube, Picasa and more.
    ● Professional H.265 video decoding technology and 2.4G + 5.8G WiFi, offering a more stable WiFi signal to enjoy a higher quality video experience.
    ● 2GB DDR3 + 16GB EMMC, 32GB maximum extended capacity gives you more space to download your favorite apps and caches to browse websites, play games, run apps, watch movies more smoothly.
    ● HDMI 2.0 connector: You can go directly to let your TV and Q-BOX are connected through a HDMI cable and set up your home cinema for the best 4K x 2K Full HD multimedia experience.
    ● 2 x USB host ports, Connect with your mouse and keyboard to help you operate more convenient.
    ● Infrared remote control let you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you.
    ● HDMI CEC Use your normal TV remote to control your tv box (If your tv supports it)

    Internal Photos

    As you can see in this photo there is a Heat sink, its only small but doing a great job as iv not came across any over heating issues.


    The Q Box is A cool looking Tv box with its Ribbon of LED light that goes all around the top edge of the box that has 3 colors to choose from baby blue,dark blue & green .
    The boot time is around 25 seconds so its quite nippy,There is a bottom & top status bar, Whitch i always like to see.My Q Box came fully rooted out of the box too so no messing about trying to root it.
    Iv been playing around with this Q Box for over a week now & i have to say im more than impressed by it everything seems to run so well on,For an out of the box tv box experience This thing is pretty dam good.
    The remote that the Q box comes with is a good remote, its not an airmouse but for a inferred remote its doing a great job.The only way to power down the Q box is with the button on the remote as there's no power button on the device its self.
    Once booted up it takes you to the home screen shown below.

    Home Screen

    App Draw

    About Tab


    The Q box comes with Kodi 16.0 & on the first run you get the choice to install the preset addons or a clean blank kodi.This is good to see that you do get the choice of the addons or not,The kodi loading time is also fast.


    Iv tested both beach buggy blitz & Asphalt 8, Both played perfect with no crashes or lag even with the graphics set to high,The game loading time is very fast.Also something to note the Q box has not over heated once even though it only has a small heatsink.Iv tested both the Tronsmart Mars G01 gamepad & my ps3 sixaxis controller Both worked fine & no bugs with the sixaxis gamepad ether.


    Logitech c270 webcam works fine
    External non powered 1TB samsung HD works
    Tronsmart Mars G01 Gamepad works
    Sixaxis Ps3 controller works
    32GB works + my 64GB scandisk Extreme works
    128GB USB Stick works
    HDMI CEC works

    Google play store NOT working
    OTT updates NOT working

    Wifi & Ethernet

    The wifi on the Q box is strong its finding my home network & one another close by network im getting full signal strenth & the download speed is fast enough to stream 1080p & 4k Im finding the wifi & Ethernet quite good.


    Ap6330 Wifi Chip


    Some tech stuff starting with the Antutu bench mark score


    Antutu Video

    CPU Z

    Stock Firmware!IgV10bID!RilT9J6EH...WEzG1ewF-Kzi6E

    BootCard Maker


    New Stock Firmware 10/06/2016 that fix's the google play store


    Type TV Box
    Model Q box
    GPU GPU: Mali-450
    System Android 5.1
    CPU Amlogic S905
    Core Octa Core 2.0GHz
    RAM 2G
    ROM 16G
    Color Black
    Media Supported
    Decoder Format: H.265
    Video format: 4K
    Audio format: AAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,RM,WMA
    Product Details
    Bluetooth Bluetooth4.0
    Power Supply Charge Adapter
    Interface AV,DC Power Port,HDMI,Optical,RJ45,USB2.0
    Product size 12.8*12.8*3cm

    Whats in the Box

    1 x Sunvell Q-BOX TV Box
    1 x Power Adapter
    1 x HDMI Cable
    1 x Remote Control
    1 x English Manual

    Basic Unboxing Video
    Last edited by blinkone; 06-14-2016, 06:43.
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    Google play store now seems to be working ok fingers crossed

    New Stock Firmware from gearbest can be found here

    Geekbuying firmware link

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      This is one nice TV box. Very fast, very smooth. Loads quickly. This unit worked right out of the box. Love it!


        Have to be carefull with firmwares seems some for 8 gig device not 16. I tested 614 it kills wifi on 16 gig device. I try again today but seems either they change hardware or firmware bug.
        Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.