Best Android based KODI TV Box – MXQ/M8S/MINIX?

This is my second post on “Android TV BOXES” series after getting more than few questions on KODI media player. There are several Android-based KODI/XBMC TV boxes sold by different retailers. All will stream movies and TV series without breaking the bank. Please read my other post if you do not know much about Android TV boxes. We need to look at their pros and cons before we can decide which TV box better suit our family needs.

 

MXQ

Pros

  • Pretty affordable price – $70 to $100
  • Converts conventional TV to smart TV
  • Stream movies and TV shows at no cost
  • Supports 1080P picture quality resolution

 

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Cons

  • Poor performance and excessive buffering
  • Poor response rate
  • Only 1GB RAM
  • An old technology and it does not support 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • Limited 8GB storage to install your favorite apps
  • Standard remote is not all that great

 

M8S

Pros

  • Fast and works without any lags
  • Good response rate when switching between different tasks
  • 2GB RAM for better performance
  • Converts conventional TV to smart TV
  • Stream movies and TV shows for free
  • Supports better picture quality – 4K Ultra HD and 1080P resolution
  • Less expensive than Minix models – $110 to $150
  • Bluetooth technology to connect your wireless keyboard and other devices

 

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Cons

  • More expensive than MXQ model
  • Limited 8GB storage to install your favorite apps
  • Standard remote is not all that great

 

Minix Neo Z64

Pros

  • Powerful device with a 64-bit Intel processor which works without any lags
  • Ultra-responsive; switch between tasks in the blink of an eye
  • 2GB RAM for better performance
  • 32GB storage space to install your favorite apps
  • Converts conventional TV to smart TV
  • Stream movies and TV shows for free
  • Supports better picture quality – 4K Ultra HD and 1080P resolution
  • More responsive remote

 

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Cons

  • More expensive than MXQ and M8S models – $230 to $300

 

Conclusion

Like buying any other electronic device, it always comes to three main factors: budget, performance, and quality. MXQ device is for you if you are on a limited budget and simply just want to cut your cable TV cost without spending too much. Medium range M8S TV box is for if you want better performance from your media player by spending few more bucks. In the end, MINIX player is for you if budget is your last concern and you just want best in the class for better user experience. It has far better speed and processor performance than other two devices.

 

Here are few helpful links where you can buy these devices at affordable prices.

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