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    Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X 2/8GB WiFi 10/100 LAN BT

    64Bit Android 6.0 2GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC 2.4GHz WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity Support VP9 Decoder
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    Mini M8S II
    Amlogic S905X quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz
    Penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
    2GB DDR3
    8GB eMMC flash + micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
    HDMI 2.0b up to 4K @ 60 fps
    HDMI, optical S/PDIF
    VP9 4K @ 60 fps, 10-bit H.265 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 4K @ 30 fps
    10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0
    2x USB 2.0 host ports
    DC 5V/2A

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    Last edited by trebor; 07-07-2016, 23:13.
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    The Mail is in and thanks to Gearbest for the delivery of the Mini M8S II Media Player

    Must say first impressions out of the box and up and running very, smooth, clean.
    No weird or unusual lockups, Speed Ok, No Major heat issues as even tho there is no ventilation.
    Running thru some bench tests as I am typing looking good indeed.

    What we have is the 2/8Gb version, 2.4ghz Wifi, 10/100 lan and BT, basic remote control does the job, power pack usa style 110~240v 5vdc/2amps
    HDMI Cable and a basic instruction for setting up as in what to plug in where, Running Android 6.01.

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    Bit of a look at the Underside of the PCB, not much to see Couple of Ram chips and the Reset Button, and Mary's little lamb I guess
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    Top view of PCB all the Bits to be seen
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    Close up of Ram, eMMC and WiFi Chip
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    Good size heat sink of sorts with thermal pad that sits atop CPU,
    All test you can see the temp running in top middle of most screen captures only as a guide
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    Standard MBOX UI does the job
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    General information and Bench Test Follows
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    Full Results of the Geekbench 3
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/7338826
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    15 minute stress this 58c was about the Max temp recorder idle is around 38c


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    My First use with this Android 6, curios to what the <--> icon next to the Clock switching to Wifi all revealed what a strange Ethernet Icon
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    Performing well just load up the apps and it does it all easy, more testing to come just a quick overview what its doing and doing it ok I feel.

    Again Thanks to Gearbest
    Last edited by trebor; 07-14-2016, 12:42.
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      #3
      More on the Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X 2/8GB WiFi 10/100 LAN BT
      Bench Testing as we go along for those that like to see the number.


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          #5
          Looks good. Where does the overlay come from?

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            #6
            Mini M8S II 905X
            Overlay you will find either in settings Youtube stats for nerds or geeks, right click while YT playing option should be seen.
            Now just to hunt around for this VP9 stuff my life has been missing out of to see what it's all about.

            This little beastie I feel is doing well, WiFi and ethernet speeds ok, Loads up well, no unusual quirks as yet.
            Netflix is watchable, Kodi installed 16.1 tested a few samples looking ok, Kodi has its third party bloat.

            One of the better out of box experience, minimal fuss and bother (kinda boring) but that's good

            As mentioned Remote does the job power off and on etc, No power switch on box may bother some,
            Small blue LED for power indication, and no other visuals,

            While looking for VP9 etc must also find what Andorid 6 has extra to offer, I note so far a lot more permissions are being asked for certain apps when first run.

            Cheers



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              #7
              Storage??
              Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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                Storage.

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                  #9
                  Does passthrough HD audio?
                  MK818B, T428, ATV 1220, CS918S, TV01, S89H, R89, ADT-1, MK808B Plus, MINIX X8-H Plus, Tronsmart Orion R68

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                    #10
                    If I can get the TV/Amp in the lounge I can test, may cause major house disruption,
                    Media player being HDMI 2 may not be 100% compatible AMP.
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                      #11
                      I've just ordered a 4K HDR TV, so the S905X will be an interesting SOC to test the new capabilities.

                      Would be nice if there was a 5Ghz/Gigabit LAN version though because the specs for the SOC really demand the network capabilities be at a higher end for those that are going to use the advanced functionality.

                      Good price for this though and interesting that, according to the specs it has HDMI 2.0b and not just a (needs the ad changing to say HDMI 2.0b and not HD 2.0b)

                      I may bite the bullet.

                      Are you playing through a 4K set Trebor?
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by clarkss12 View Post
                        Does passthrough HD audio?

                        The SOC itself supports Dolby DTS/TrueHD passthrough, although doesn't support native playback like the S905.

                        Even if it's not in the stock ROM I'm sure that it will come soon as Marshmallow firmwares do seem to be gathering pace.
                        R-TV BOX S10, Beebox N3150, Chuwi Hibox, Nvidia Shield, A95X Max

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                          #13
                          Another unboxing and teardown here.

                          http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/07/...-and-teardown/
                          Last edited by bluesmanuk; 07-15-2016, 01:51.
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                            #14
                            Youtube review from yesterday

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olq3_We5tqQ
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                              #15
                              Good size in storage so thats a plus on 8 gig device
                              Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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