REVIEW: H96 Max rk3318 with Rockchip rk3318 SoC and 4GB of RAM
The new SoC RK3318 from Rockchip premieres on a TV-Box without prior notice. The H96 Max rk3318 is a low-cost box is the first we see in using this SoC, it includes the Android 9 system as a novelty and has several options of RAM and internal storage. For now we have little information about the RK3318 SoC, it seems a variant of the RK3328 SoC with some secondary capacity trimmed that we have not managed to detect.
SoC, RAM and storage
The H96 Max rk3318 Box, as we have already mentioned, has the new Soc Rockchip RK3318 that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5Ghz and a Mali-450 MP5 GPU that includes native decoding of H.265 and VP9 video up to 4K@60fps resolutions with support for HDR. It has versions with 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended by adding a memory card in the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connections this TV-Box has WiFi b/g/ n and Bluetooth4.0. The front is an LED display that can display WiFi, USB, and time, On the sides of the box we have a USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0, 10/100 network connector, analog AV jack, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.0a port that allows up to 4K @ 60fps video resolutions. It includes the classic IR remote control and an HDMI cable.
REVIEW: H96 Max X2 with Amlogic S905X2 SoC and 4GB of RAM
H96 Max X2 is a new Android TV-Box, a model that has as main incentive the inclusion of the new Amlogic S905X2 SoC, an updated chip compared to the previous S905X . This model has a 4GB version of DDR4 RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. It has Wifi a/b/g/n with double band, Bluetooth, Ethernet 10/100 and as a system we have Android 8.1 installed to which we can send voice commands with its remote control included in some of its versions. We see in our review how this device behaves and the power of its hardware compared to all its current rivals.
SoC: Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core Cortex A-53 (64bit) / GPU Mali-G31 MP2 / 4x ARM-A53 @ 1.8GHz
System: Android 8.1 Oreo (32bit)
Ram and storage: 4 GB DDR4 – 32/64 GB eMMC (4/32GB in review)
Network: Wifi a/b/g/n Dual band – Bluetooth 4.0 – Ethernet 10/100
Ports: HDMI 2.1 4K@75fps / AV Jack 3.5mm / SPDIF / 1x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 / MicroSD
Extras: Remote control IR+RF with microphone / Cable HDMI / Manual / Adapter DC 5V 2A
The TV-Box H96 Max X2 has a very conventional design, at the top it has the logo of the brand. On the front we have a status LED and on the perimeter we have all connectors, highlights the USB 3.0 port that is new in this SoC, we also have HDMI 2.1 to 4K@75fps connector, AV jack (with internal flash button), another USB 2.0, microSD reader and the power connector.
- Materials and measures: Plastic / 100 x 100 x 19 mm / 140 gr.
- Package contents: Manual / Adapter DC 5V 2A / HDMI cable / IR+RF remote control with microphone (2x AAA batteries not included).
- Interfaces: HDMI 2.1 4K@75fps / AV Jack 3.5mm (reset inside) / SPDIF / 1x USB 2.0 / 1x USB 3.0 / MicroSD
- Leds and panel: Frontal LED
The default remote control is quite simple and serves to perform the basic functions, if we press the microphone button, Google search with Voice Search is launched with which we can search the web for content and launch them. We can also install Google Assistant from Google Play and launch installed apps like Youtube or Netflix, works fine in all the languages. From the command we can not access the multitasking function.