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    Sunvell T95Q TV Box review [With Android 9 Preview]


    T95Q TV Box 4GB DDR4 + 32GB ROM - BLACK 4GB DDR4+32GB ROM

    Amlogic S905X2 / Android 8.1 / 2.4G + 5.8G WiFi / 1000Mbps / USB3.0 / BT4.1 / Support 4K H.265




    Quick Facts
    - Android 8.1 operation system
    - Amlogic S905X2 CPU, quad core, Cortex-A53
    - Davlin MP2 GPU
    - 4GB DDR4 RAM + 32GB
    - 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz dual band WiFi
    - Support 4K ultra high definition
    - Support H.265 decoding

    The tv box in this review came direct from the guys over at Sunvell who have been building TV box's for a few years now and do a good job of it.

    Hi Guys,
    Another Tv box to take a look at and review,The Sunvell T95Q a Amlogic powered TV box.The T95Q im testing is the 4/32GB version that should be more than enough room for most users,Running Android 8.1 out the box.Theres no top and bottom bars in the UI i should mention though.


    (From Webpage)
    *Latest Android 8.1 OS?The T95Q TV Box adopted the Latest Android 8.1 version, fixing many bugs, bring a unprecedented experience when you use this Mini tv box to run games, play favorite movies and TV shows, music without freezing and buffering.

    *4G + 32GB/64GB TV Box?Pair with the system upgrade, the memory has also been updated to 4GB RAM 32GB ROM, Maximize the performance of T95Q TV Box, improve the reliability and prevent crashes due to lack of memory.

    *Share your Fun on Big Screen?The smart tv box is perfect partner of your 4K big screen TV, share your favorite and interesting video, photo, music and play games with your family and friends under same wifi.

    *Multi-function?This network player has a lot of network function, such as Skype chatting,Picasa,Youtube,Flicker,Facebook,Online movies, and so on. and there are many other feature, Free Internet searching,thousands of android applications,many kinds of games,etc.

    Looks and feel

    It comes with just the one launcher installed.A tv box launcher (Other launchers dont work)
    The device itself is a cool looking round tv box with Neon light ring around the top edge,The T952 has 4 rubber Pads,Venterlation holes on the underside.It has 2 full sized USB ports one USB3 & one USB2,Micro SD card slot,HDMI port,Power input,AV port,RJ45 port & a Spdf port.The IR remote has good range & works ok (Air mouse is better)There is a recovery button hidden behind the AV hole on the rear.

    Top side



    Rear Ports



    Under side




    Internal photos







    Recovery button








    WiFi chip AP6255




    Right then, lets have a tinker,the device takes around 45 seconds to boot up to the home screem (Shown below)




    The T95Q is running Android 8.1 and is doing the job so far,The device is also rooted.

    Theres no crap installed just the basic stuff to get you going (App Draw below)




    Chrome
    KDPlayer (Kodi 18 beta)
    Netflix
    playstore
    Youtube
    Aptoide

    Google play store is pre installed and working fine showing apps that i like to see on a tv box

    Some teck stuff

    CPU Z











    Aida 64







    Antutu



    Antutu Video Tester






    Now some games testing

    Beach buggy blitz (Works)
    Ashpalt 8 loads and plays perfect
    Ashpalt 9 (Works)
    Sixaxis app (dont work)

    Other info
    Logitech c230 webcam (Works) also installed google voice search and that also works by using the webcam mic.
    Sixaxis app (Dont work)
    Samsung 1TB external HD (Works)
    Tronsmart Mars G01 gamepad (Works)
    32GB micro SD card (Works)
    HDMI CEC (Works very well)
    Large mouse pointer (A lot easer to work with)

    Firmware & install guide

    (Stock firmware) https://mega.nz/#!t98y0SgL!ruCIKrEFw...71Qp5EITCQjuyc

    1. Download USB burning tool 2.1.6.8 (Included above)specially made for S905x2 devices and install it
    2. Open USB burning tool and click "File" at the top left of the program
    2. Click import image then select the aml_upgrade_package.img file
    4. Once the firmware has loaded click the "Start" button in the burning tool
    5. Remove all USB's and anything plugged into your device
    6. Connect one side of the Male to Male USB cable to the USB 2.0 port of your device and the other to a USB port of your PC.
    7. Wait until the progress bar reaches 100%, then click the "Stop" button and reconnect your device to your TV.

    Good news folks theres 4 custom roms that iv found so far that mostly work well on the T95Q

    [ROM] Beelink GT1 Mini OREO SCV2-ATV ( AndroidTV 8.1 - S905x2 )

    https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...dtv-8-1-s905x2

    [ROM] Beelink GT1 Mini TVStock Nexus ROM (Android TV 8.1)

    https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...android-tv-8-1

    [ROM]XTMOD for u211 devices (X96Max, GT1Mini & some others), Magisk rooted and many others fixes and mod.

    https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...-fixes-and-mod

    [S905x2 devices] Poison Rom [Beelink GT1 Mini] [V1.0] [Android 8.1.0]

    https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...-android-8-1-0

    Its good to see so many options when it comes to roms.This box is a keeper IMO great bit of kit

    Please think about donating to the devs if you use there custom roms.

    Highlights

    Android 8.1
    T95Q is one of the first TV Boxes to run on Android 8.1 (an update to Oreo). This software update allows for a great user experience with steady performance.
    Amlogic S905X2
    This Amlogic S905X2 processor fully supports premium 4K UHD video. This powerful 64bit CPU and ARM Dvalin MP2 GPU combination handle 4K graphics better than most products on the market.
    DDR4 4GB RAM + eMMC 32GB
    It uses a DDR4 4GB RAM and an eMMC 32B for better performance, security and reliability
    2.4G/5G Dual Band WiFi
    With support for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band, it can transmit higher amounts of data.
    True 4K Media Player
    While your average media box might only accept 1080P video playback, this gadget plays 4K video from almost any source you can think of. Furthermore, it uses VP9 hardware decoding alongside the H.265 to bring fantasy into reality.

    Unboxing Video



    Package Contents:
    1 x TV Box
    1 x Remote Control
    1 x Power Adapter
    1 x HDMI Cable
    1 x English Manual
    Last edited by blinkone; 02-07-2019, 13:38.
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    #2
    Thanks a lot for the review mate, looks decent. How do the custom roms hold up? Which one is the best in your opinion?

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      #3
      Originally posted by necksie View Post
      Thanks a lot for the review mate, looks decent. How do the custom roms hold up? Which one is the best in your opinion?
      Cheers mate.Loving the custom rom from superceleron https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...dtv-8-1-s905x2

      Very easy to flash 3.15min to finish the burn

      WIFI and Bluetooth both work

      Nice to see both top and bottom bars

      Fast clean rom
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        #4
        Originally posted by blinkone View Post

        Cheers mate.Loving the custom rom from superceleron https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...dtv-8-1-s905x2
        Very easy to flash 3.15min to finish the burn
        WIFI and Bluetooth both work
        Nice to see both top and bottom bars
        Fast clean rom
        ye it should work in many other boxes, since many that are coming out are all based the same!
        Nice review

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          #5
          Is it possible to use remote control when installing superceleron ROM?

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            #6
            Ohhh look what we have here Android 9 running on my T95Q



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            #7
            Is it an OTA update or is it a custom ROM to install manually?
            Thanks for the answer

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              #8
              Originally posted by andreaddj1978 View Post
              Is it an OTA update or is it a custom ROM to install manually?
              Thanks for the answer

              That's a custom rom installed manually that will work on most s905x2 devices.

              Its still in the WIP mode at the moment and not ready for public use.

              But some good news is there will be a android 9 coming for the T95Q in the next 2 months from sunvell.

              Blinky
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                #9
                Hello,

                Do you know if there is a way to have write access on external Drive or external SD card on this T95Q ?

                Thank you,
                Regards,
                Clomic

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                  #10
                  Hey blinkone I am having trouble with my t95q box I earlier flashed xt mod ROM which was working fine but I had changed power Button to sleep instead of poweroff but later when I switched back on the box didn't boot and it shows HDMI no signal i thought it due to power buttons issue so I flashed stock ROM provided and tried to boot up again but it still shows HDMI no signal I tried different HDMI cables and also different power adaptor none worked I even tried vga cable it still says no signal . Is it box problem or firmware please respond I even sent you pm stcuk on this issue please help

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                    #11
                    Hi guys,

                    i just received my T95Q today, i set the box up but noticed two issues on mine. Can you please share with me if you have the same issues ? Or if i miss steps of setting it up ? I upgraded the firmware to the 8.1 oreo/ Version T20008 and dated March 25. But the issues.remained the same.

                    1) Only 50% of Internet speed: i dont use wifi and only used wired LAN to connect the box to my router. But i noticed the internet speed only reached about 50% of the supposed speed rating. My ISP provides me gigabit LAN through fiber optic but now constantly showed 450 Mbps range. I confirmed there was no problem with my ISP connection today as My Shield TV recorded correctly side by side.

                    2) The "Picture" setting only default "user" option and disallowed others like "standard"/"vivid"/"soft" etc ... Regardless how i set other picture settings or resolutions.

                    can you please advise ? Appreciated

                    Larry

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