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Best Android TV Box 2018: Which One I Should Buy

Are you looking for a complete media center for your TV in the living room? Here are the best Android TV Box 2018 models to take advantage of multimedia apps.

Best Android TV Box 2018

You want to watch online TV series and movies, but you don’t have a smart TV? And while you’re maybe even streaming games? Then you definitely need a device to make your TV smart. A smart TV is an evolved television that connects to the Internet and allows you to see the contents on the web. Fortunately, it is possible to make old television smart with a modest expense, and three groups of products exist for the purpose:

  • TV Box with Android TV: cheapest, but most complete solution
  • HDMI Dongle for TV: cheaper and with support for many services
  • Android TV Box: the most economical solution, but with limitations.

This post would be dedicated only to Android TV Box, but to allow you to choose consciously we will inform you about all three categories of products.

TV Box with Android TV

A TV Box with Android TV can make you really happy, in fact, it is certified devices equipped with DRM and all the app of the main services.

Android TV is the system optimized version by Google specifically for televisions, has a convenient interface to navigate and dedicated apps. It also has support for Google Cast that allows you to easily receive content from smartphones (such as Chromecast).

The presence of DRM and certification allows you to see Netflix in high resolution, and not to have problems with the official app of the main video services (which are available directly often in a version optimized on the Play Store).

These devices are perfect, even if you want to be a pirate because they support IPTV and Kodi too. Unfortunately, there are a few TV Box Android TV on the market.

HDMI dongle for TV

These are the links between the two families of Android TV Box. With the nobler (Android TV) maintain compatibility with a considerable number of services and with Netflix in HD, with the less noble, they share the economic price. To avoid like the all the imitations of the Chromecast, and the Chinese keys of any brand.

It is basically two very different solutions:

Amazon Fire TV Stick

This is the real link between the world of TV Box and Chromecast. Unlike the Google device, Fire TV does not need a smartphone to work and has its own strongly modified Android system (Fire OS). It supports big some legal services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Regarding the pirated streaming goes great with full support for Kodi and IPTV lists.

Chromecast

An excellent solution to see almost everything has only two real limits always depends on other devices and really goes great only with Android smartphones. It goes very well with the legal services – for example, forcing the transmission of the screen and the sound of the smartphone or PC. Less suitable for pirated streaming as it has difficulty with IPTV and Kodi.

Best Android TV Box 2018

TV Boxes with Android are very interesting and useful products, but they have some limitations:

They don’t support many legal streaming services due to lack of DRMs. They also don’t support Netflix in HD.

However, nothing prevents you from using the services blocked on your smartphone and transmitting the screen and audio with Miracast (although it is clear that this is a compromise solution).

These TV Boxes, on the other hand, go really well with pirated streaming, and they work great both with Kodi and with IPTV lists. On average these solutions are those with the best price-performance ratio, have expandable storage, USB ports, and 4K support. We strongly advise against devices with only 1GB of RAM, and especially those with below to Android 6.0 Marshmallow versions.

Here we have Best Android TV Box 2018 in our opinion, we have ordered them by price so you can switch from cheap TV Box to the best performing. For each of them then, we will give you more information about it.

Leelbox Q2 / Pro

The best solution for value for money does its duty within the category. Thanks to the processor and especially the 2GB of RAM is really good, also worth mentioning the 16GB of expandable storage and support for dual-band WiFi.

Evanpo T95Z Plus

This product is also very interesting that one of the few to include a second Bluetooth remote control with keyboard and touchpad. Thanks to the remote control, the user experience drastically improves. In addition, the TV box is well built and has good performance thanks to the octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

ABOX A1 Plus

This is one of the best-selling Android TV Boxes ever. Its hardware does not differ much from the TV Box just seen, but it is still worth mentioning the Amlogic S905X CPU with Mali 450MP3 GPU capable of processing content in 3D and 4K. All coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS.

Xiaomi Mi Box

The Xiaomi Mi Box is a very basic but great device thanks to the presence of Android TV. The Mi Box is available in two versions: more expensive one, it’s the international version, with Western languages and Google apps and less expensive, it’s the Chinese version with translation difficulties and problems with the installation of Google apps.

Among the technical features are a quad-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage (not expandable). We have H.265, 4K, 2K video, H.264, H.265, VP9 Profile-2 and DTS audio support. Excellent WiFi reception thanks to the dual-band chip.

GooBang Doo XB-III

Another great device in this segment is the Doo XB-III, an Android 7.1.2 TV Box with an external 3DB antenna to increase WiFi reception and be able to fully enjoy streaming content. “Standard” hardware with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage with 4K and 3D content support.

TX92 Android TV Box

But let’s take a step forward, and if you want a more powerful hardware than previously seen, then this TX92 is the best that is right for you to have more fluidity at the lowest price. This TV Box is powered by Android 7.1 Nougat equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There are also Bluetooth, 4K decoding, dual-band WiFi and much more.

Beelink A1

Beelink is in the sector for a while and makes interesting devices, this A1 is no less offering an excellent quality/price ratio. Compared to other same range devices offers 4GB of RAM that certainly does not do bad. The build quality is average as the reception.

NVIDIA Shield TV

With its powerful processor, Nvidia Shield TV is not only a great TV box but also a real console. The specifications are Tegra X1 processor with 256-core GPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage(expandable), dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, Android 6.0 (upgradable), controller and remote control with voice commands, 4K and HDR support.

Zidoo X9s and X7

Zidoo is a manufacturer that has always offered the top devices in this range. It takes care of the assembly and the software (with frequent updates). In addition, its products are crossovers between the classic Android TV Box and the NAS (with OpenWRT). Excellent performance and that are looked after in every respect. If you are looking for only a high-quality Android TV Box Zidoo X7 is for you, it is fast, edited and updated (and now also quite cheap).

Most sold Android TV Box at the Moment

We list the top 10 ranking of the most sold Android TV Box of the moment. The ranking is updated every day automatically.

SaleBestseller No. 1
7.1 Android TV Box - J-DEAL W1 Newest Android 7.1 Smart TV Boxsets, Amlogic S905W Quad-Core, 1GB RAM & 8GB ROM, 4K Ultra HD, Support Video Encoder for H.264, 2.4GHz WiFi, Web TV Box + Remote Control
  • ✔ The LASTEST ANDROID 7.1: The newest J-DEAL smart TV box used android 7.1 OS system which is more stable than other Android systems, compatible with the latest android applications and it's easier to install or uninstall, no buffering or hang time, which improves users' experience.
  • ✔ S905W QUAD CORE: The box comes with amlogic S905W quad core ARM cortex-A53 CPU is way ahead in image processing and computing. The high machine configuration with ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability is definitely makes you enjoy 4K movies.
  • ✔ 1GB RAM & 8GB ROM: J-DEAL TV box is built with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM Flash, with 8GB ROM you have more space to install your favorite APPs and videos, and 1GB RAM makes your APPs run fluently.
  • ✔ MULTI-PURPOSE: This smart TV box is supported to play almost all the audio and video formats, bringing you to enjoy 4K ultimate HD video. Such as supporting social network, on-line movies.
  • ✔ WARRANTY: We are glad to offer you an exchange or refund during our 1 year warranty if it is the product problems. And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Bestseller No. 2
EASYTONE T95Z Plus Android TV Box 3GB 32GB,Android 7.1 TV Box Amlogic Octa-Core,Dual-Band Wi-Fi 2.4/5.8G Smart Boxes Android Mini PC with Wireless Keyboard Remote (Backlit)
  • T95Z PLUS Smart TV Box running Android 7.1, the newest and most open os, compatible with the vast majority of Android APP, to meet the needs of different users.
  • The latest powerful chipset Amlogic Octa-core Speed-T95Z PLUS Android Boxes has 64 bit Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, up to 2 GHz Ultra high frequency, provides you with ultra-fast running speed and professional graphic processing ability.
  • 3GB RAM +32GB ROM-Support run fast and stable operation, the 32GB internal storage gives you space and freedom to install apps without having to always worry about running out of space
  • Stable, Fast and High Quality WIFI signal-Professional H.265 decoding technology and build in Dual-Band Wi-Fi 2.4/5.8G and 1000M Ethernet connection to directly link it to your router lets you never worry BUFFERING,offering a more stable WIFI signal to enjoy a higher quality experience. (Warm tips: if you want to implement the 4K function,the premise is your TV must support 4K function)
  • Comes with 2.4G wireless keybaord remote with backlight. It can works with PCs with Windows OS, MAC, Linux, Smart TVs, Android TV boxes, Rasberry PI and XBOX PS3 etc players. Please take easy to contact us if there have any concerns ,we have one year warranty and friendly customer service.
Bestseller No. 3
GooBang Doo XB-III Android 7.1 TV Box, 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Amlogic Quad Core 64 Bits Processor 3D 4K Bluetooth with i10 mini Keyboard - Black
  • Original from GooBang Doo, XB-III Android 7.1 TV box has added newest feature 3DB antenna that supports IEEE 802.11 B/G/N which is more than 4 times faster than others, no freezing and buffering any more.
  • It provides plentiful room 2GB RAM 16GB ROM to quickly start your apps and games. You can also add an extra TF card to expand storage up to 32GB, which improves the reliability of your XB-III TV box and prevents crashes due to lack of memory.
  • Equipped with newest mini keyboard which is an advanced option for you to control your XB-III tv box more smoothly and easily within 20 meters. What's more, you can also use your mobile phone to control XB-III tv box with no problem.
  • Amlogic Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 2GHz(DVFS) which is way ahead in image processing and computing. Its high machine configuration gives you ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability. With the built-in HD 2.0b transmitter, it supports HDR10 and HLG HDR processing, and allows you to enjoy 4k*2k movies.
  • Added On/Off button and Nixie tube fire-new function on the appearance. Portable, fashionable and durable which make sure it will never be outdated for your home theater system.
Bestseller No. 4
[2018 Edition] Leelbox Q2 pro Android 7.1 TV Box 2GB+16GB Dual-WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz with BT 4.0 Supporting 4K (60Hz) Full HD
  • [Newest Android 7.1 OS] Come with updated android 7.1 Marshmallow OS which is faster and more efficient.It has a better compatibility of software, games and applications, better user interface and user experience.
  • [High reaction speed] Leelbox Q2 pro has 2 GB memory and 16GB storage, with 32 bit CPU and 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-WIFI, you will meet high reaction speed and no any buffering!
  • [Multifunction BT 4.0]With BT4.0,you can connect your mini keyboard and BT headset to enjoin the movie.have fun but do not bother others!
  • [3D+4K & H.265] No need go to The cinema to watch 3D movie,Q2 pro box updated version support 4k and 3D function. H.265 Hardware decoding can saves 50% of bandwidth resources, you can watch movies fluently. The 4K 1080i / p resolution is 4 times more than full HD, so you can see every detail of the screen is glossy.
  • [Stable, Fast and High Quality WIFI signal] Professional H.265 video decoding technology and WIFI 5GHz, offering a more stable WIFI signal to enjoy a higher quality video experience. 2G RAM/ 16G ROM gives you more space and caches to enjoy your leisure time.Take a leelbox mini keyboard will make it more convenient when using this box.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Android TV Box,Android 7.1 TV Box TX3 Mini 2GB/16GB Amlogic S905W Quad core 64 Bits WiFi Smart 4K TV Box
  • 【The Latest Android 7.1 OS】The android 7.1 tv box adopts the fast and powerful Android 7.1 operation system,which makes sure the tv box is way ahead in professional image processing and ultra-fast running speed.
  • 【High Reaction Speed】The android tv box is equipped with the newest chipset loaded with the high speed Quad Core CPU,up to 2 GHz ultra high frequency,more than 4 times performance improvements. Support 2.4GHz WIFI (not support 5.0GHz WiFi) and 100M.
  • 【2GB DDR3/16GB EMMC Flash】The android box 2GB 16GB and extension up to 32GB supports enough space and freedom to download your favorite apps,browse websites,play games and watch movies more smoothly.
  • 【4K And H.265 HD Decoding】TX3 Mini 4k tv box support 4K and H.265 HD decoding,offers 4k * 2k output with 100Mbps cable network which provides you higher definition viewing and fluent video playing.
  • 【Pendoo Service】 TX3 Mini Android TV box is a smart tv box which provides better and happier entertainment experience for you to stay with your family and friends.All products from pendoo guarantee One Year Warranty and the best after-sales service.
Bestseller No. 6
2018 Model GooBang Doo ABOX A1 max Android 7.1 TV Box, 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Bluetooth 4.0 Amlogic S905W Quad Core A53 Processor 64 Bits
  • A Sweet Update to Nougat: GooBang Doo ABOX MAX TV box runs on the latest Android 7.1.2 OS which adds a handful of new features as well as optimization and bug fixes rather than being radically different from the Marshmallow 6.0 version. With GooBang Doo's sleekest user interface, you can quickly find and enjoy the entertainment you are in the mood for.
  • New Generation Multimedia SoC: Powered by Amlogic Quad core A53 processor running at 2.0 GHz, it's fast enough to run video flawlessly. With a Mali 450MP3 GPU focusing on maximizing processing efficiency, it features high end video playback capabilities.
  • High-Level Configuration: 2GB DDR RAM, higher running speed without buffering or breaking down; 16GB ROM, has enough room for installing APKs games etc. You can also expand the memory via micro SD card slot (up to 32GB). Never worry about running out of space.
  • Extreme Visual Feasts: The newest Amlogic processor supports 4K video decoding and HDR media profile. Whether you're streaming in HD 4K or HDR, you'll get clear immersive picture quality that's optimized for your TV with crisp details and rich color. All the details will be caught by your eyes.
  • Striking Looking Design: With interesting geometric detail and Nixie tube fire-new functions on the appearance. Portable, fashionable and durable which make sure it will never be outdated for your home theater system.
Bestseller No. 7
Android 7.1 TV BOX Amlogic S905W Quad Core 1GB/8GB 64bit TV BOX support Wifi 2.4GHz HDMI 2.0 SPDIF H.265 4K Video 3D
  • Powerful Processor: A95X R1 is equipped with Quad Core CPU which is advanced in image processing and computing. Its high machine configuration gives you ultra-fast running speed and smooth image processing performance. With the HDMI 2.0a data output, it makes sure you can enjoy 4Kx2K movies.
  • Speed & Stable Operation System: A95X R1 adopts the fast and powerful Android 7.1.2 operation system. The Android 7.1 has a better compatibility of software, games and application programs. Rapid, stable configuration coupled with the highly Android 7.1. Say goodbye to the system freezing and buffering.
  • Easy & Convenient to Use: A95X R1 supports Ethernet 10/100M, standard RJ-45 and Wi-Fi. It is very easy to install, as soon as you plug in the power supply and connect the box to your Wi-Fi, you watch whatever you like. Users can surf the internet with browsers and have a communication with the world through kinds of apps, like YouTube SKYPE video call, MSN, Facebook, also the hot films and TV shows can be searched at any time.
  • Practical Multi-media Player: A95X R1 is a practical home media player, feel free to enjoy all your favorite movies, sport shows and entertainment programs. And you can also save the games, movies and TV shows you like, just take advantage of the 8GB storage. A95X R1 supports DLNA, Google TV Remote, LAN, 3D moive, Email, office suit, etc.
  • Give You MoreHave a A95X R1 at hand, you will have a wonderful and enjoyable leisure time. On the other hand, A95X R1 is also a best choice for your family entertainment,you can have your family members play games or watch TV shows together. What's more, A95X R1 cab be a good gift for your kids and friends.
Bestseller No. 8
T96 MXQ Pro 4K Android 7.1 TV Box S905X Quard-core 1G+8G Wi-Fi Embedded UHD 4K H.264 Media Center Smart OTT TV Box
  • T96 MXQ Pro is a smart Streaming Media Player with Android 7.1 OS, powered by Quad core Amlogic S905X 64
  • T96 MXQ PRO TV BOX has 4 High speed USB ports(2.0),support U DISK and USB HDD
  • Thousands loaded add ons can be downloaded from google market. It supports 2.4ghz Wi Fi connection
  • remote without battery: High sensitive smart remote, frosted, made of imported skin-friendly material as well as sweat proof.
  • Kindly reminder, please backup all data and apps before you reset everything will go after you do factory setup
SaleBestseller No. 9
T95E Android TV Box with Android 6.0 RK3229 Quad Core TV Box 1GB/8GB suport HDMI H.265 WiFi 2.4GHz
  • 【RK3229 Quad Core tv box】T95E TV BOX comes with Rockchip RK3229 Quad-core Cortex A7 1.5GHz 32bit, which is high performance CPU known for a fast speed. And it is perfect for 4K video solution with its Penta-Core HD Graphics GPU.
  • 【Powerful hardware setting】It runs on the Android 6.0 OS, which is stable to use. 1GB DDR RAM 8GB eMMC ROM advantageous in performance, security and reliability, also gives you more space to enjoy your entertainment.
  • 【4K x 2K decoding】T95E android tv box is a media center which enables you to access tons of videos in a more convenient way.Furthermore,you can manage and enjoy tons of HD movies,TV dramas and more videos on demand whenever you like.It is worthwhile for you to possess this TV box because it has more powerful functions for you.
  • 【Practical Home Video Player】T95E is a practical home tv box ,no more buffering or delays with 2.4G WIFI connecting, you can enjoy all your favorite movies, tv programs. It supports DLNA, Google TV Remote,LAN,3D Moive,Email,office suit etc.
  • 【Easy to operate】Just plugged in with an ethernet cord directly,then ready to enjoy 38 million movies, TV episodes,song,books,apps and games.
SaleBestseller No. 10
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
  • Home Theater Experience - Enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality and the most immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass-through.
  • Google-connected lifestyle - Unlimited entertainment with Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, cast your favorite apps to your TV in 4K with Chromecast, and get the latest apps from the Google Play Store. Ask questions and see the answers on your TV, including Google photos, your calendar, sports scores, and more.
  • Smart Home Ready - Use your voice to dim lights, turn up the temperature, view your Nest cam on the TV, and more. Add SmartThings Link to turn SHIELD into a Zigbee and Z-wave smart home hub and automate hundreds of smart home devices.
  • Great for Amazon Prime Members - Watch Amazon Video in 4K HDR with surround sound. Or cast Amazon Music to your TV from an Android phone and take advantage of Twitch Prime on the Twitch app.

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