As we continue our search for Android devices with good quality / price ratio, we found two specific models: MXQ S85, a simple player of videos in Full resolution and the U-BOX i one (i828) , suitable for video placback in 4K / UltraHD. The best thing about both of these devices is the price that is below $70.
First lets talk about the MXQ S85. Its a small device that integrates SoC with 4 core Amlogic S805 processor operating at a maximum speed of 1.5 GHz, along with a powerful ARM Mali 450 GPU and 1 GB of DDR3 RAM. It has an internal storage of 8 GB, and it is expandable up to 32GB by using micro SD memory card.
For the connectivity, the S85 includes MXQ WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a RJ-45 port for stable local network. It also has a AV, SPDIF digital audio output, two USB 2.0 ports plus one USB OTG, and of course the needed HDMI port for video output. Moreover, this player supports miracast.
You can find MXQ S85 in GearBest.com at a promotional price of $ 41.39 with shipping and warranty included. Next, we have the U-BOX i one (i828), another Android TV box that is powerful enough to play high resolution content. It can play videos in 4K resolution without any glitches. MXQ S85 also includes the same SoC Amlogic S802 processor with four cores running at 2GHz along with ARM Mali 450 GPU. Only difference is that the model is available in different versions depending on the amount of RAM and internal storage, 1 or 2 GB of RAM and 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, which however is expandable in both versions using a micro SD memory card.
Like the previous model, the U-BOX i one (i828) also has a WiFi module, but it is of higher version and compatible with 802.11 a / b / g / n, and supports 5 GHz (dual band). It includes Bluetooth 4.0 plus USB OTG connectivity for connecting all types of external devices. In addition the usual two USB 2.0 and one RJ-45 10/100/1000 port are included.
Another special feature of this model is that other than the typical HDMI output connection to the TV it has a HDMI input connection, which helps you to connect your laptop, to a projector when it doesnt have a HDMI port of its own.
The U BOX i one (i828) is also available on GearBest at a discounted price, we have one model with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage available at $44.99 and other model with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage at $ 65.57.