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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Android TV Box 12.0 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Support 8K 6K Dual-WiFi 2.4G 5.8G Android Box H618 Chipset with HDR10 BT5.0 USB 2.0 3D Ethernet with Mini Backlit Keyboard
  • 【Android 12.0 OS TV Box】Equipped with the most powerful H618 processor, the Mali-G31 GPU is far ahead in image processing. Ensuring smooth operation and responsiveness. Android TV box comes with a high-speed 4GB/32GB Flash Memory. You can also expand the memory to your desired capacity with an additional 1TB HDD, 128GB SD card, and 128GB TF card. It offers enough space to install applications, games, etc.
  • 【2.4G 5.8G WiFi + OTA Technology】Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi ensure that android box operates smoothly and seamlessly for enjoying movies, images, and games without buffering. It provides OTA (Over-the-Air) Technology, which automatically downloads the Update Package and performs automatic updates over the network.
  • 【HDR10 3D 8K+H.265 Technology】Support for 8K and 6K resolutions allows you to enjoy incredibly detailed images. HDR10 and 3D technology deliver more realistic and lifelike visuals. And H.265 can increase network speed efficiency by 30% to 50% and also compress video size by 20%. All of this creates a faster and stunning visual experience.
  • 【Convenient Connectivity】Enhance your entertainment experience with the Android TV Box 2023, equipped with BT 5.0, USB 2.0, and Ethernet 10/100M. Enjoy effortless device connectivity, you can connect wireless audio via Bluetooth and connect a mini keyboard using high-speed USB ports. Additionally, you'll enjoy stable internet connectivity for uninterrupted browsing.
  • 【Package】1TV BOX, 1IR Remote Control, 1Mini Keyboard, 1HD Cable, 1User Manual, 1US Power Supply, and our Professional After-sales Team. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please don't hesitate to contact us. (Note: AAA batteries are not included).
Bestseller No. 2
Android 13 TV Box with Backlit Wireless Mini Keyboard, X88 Pro 13 TV Box Quad-Core ARM Corter-A53 CPU Mali G31 MP2 GPU 4GB RAM 32GB ROM 6K/8K/3D Resolution 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi BT4.0 Smart TV Box 2023
  • 🌟【Android 13.0 OS】 The newest Android 13 TV box!! With the latest Android 13 operating interface, compared to Android 12, more compatible with the interaction of your playback media, the interface is more spiritual, with stronger applicability!!New operating experience, waiting for you to discover!!
  • 🌟【4GB+32GB】 The most popular storage configuration, 4GB RAM memory ensures the stability and smoothness of the operating system. 32GB ROM is enough to install the video playback media you want. It also has a TF expansion card slot, so you can connect and play files exclusively for you anytime!
  • 🌟【6K/8K Ultra HD】 Supports H.265 4K/6K/8K output, more powerful than H.264, let you watch the 8K movie smoothly, and every detail of the screen is glossy, bring you a more real movies, games and music experience,as if you were there.
  • 🌟【Powerful Chip RK3528】 X88 Pro Android 13 tv box powered by RK3528 Chipset, it is better at image processing, provides users a great experience of ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability. Which makes it run faster and stronger than other tv boxes.
  • 🌟【Backlit Mini Keyboard】The mini wireless keyboard has multimedia function keys such as on/off switch, mail box, mute, mouse left, searching, open my computer, browser home page and mouse right, which can save your time and improve your working efficiency. Innovative shape, protable, elegant, suitable for PC, Pad, Andriod TV Box, Google TV Box, Xbox360, PS3, HTPC/IPTV.
Bestseller No. 3
Upvivi Android TV Box, TV Box Android 13.0 OS Quadcore 64bit WiFi6 Dual-WiFi Ethernet Bluetooth HDR10+ USB3.0 8K HD 3D 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Android Box for Smart TV
  • ★【ANDROID 13.0 OS/RK3528 CHIP】Upvivi Smart TV Box is equipped with RK3528 chip quad-core 64-bit CPU and Mali 450 GPU processor for more stable and efficient operation. The Android 13.0 operating system also features better compatibility with software, games and apps as well as a smoother operating user interface.
  • ★【3D 8K HDR OUTPUT】Internet TV Box 13.0 supports 8K UHD resolution and adopts 3D HDR and H.265 decoding technology, which greatly improves the picture quality, rich colors and deep details, and 3D makes the picture more realistic, so that you feel like you're in the real world when playing games.
  • ★【5.0GHz WIFI6/BT 5.0】Android TV Box supports WiFi6 and 2.4G/5.0G Dual WiFi, which provides a stable network environment with fast speed and strong signal, supporting you to enjoy higher quality when browsing websites, playing games, running programs, watching movies, and Bluetooth 5.0 connects to a variety of Bluetooth devices to satisfy more of your smart needs.
  • ★【4GB RAM 32GB ROM】The smart Android box comes with 4GB RAM 32GB ROM dual storage space, which fully meets the needs of daily use, you can store your favorite apps/movies/games as you like.The 8K TV box also supports additional micro SD card to expand the storage space (up to 64GB memory).
  • ★【HDMI2.0b/USB 3.0】The Smart Box is equipped with an upgraded HDMI output interface HDMI2.0b, which provides nearly 100% higher data throughput than the traditional 1.4 interface. Equipped with USB3.0 interface, it supports connection of mouse and keyboard, etc. Meanwhile, it effectively increases the file transfer speed and greatly improves the reading speed.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Android TV Box 12.0 4GB 64GB TV Box Android 2023 Support 8K Dual-WiFi 2.4G 5.8G Android Box H618 Chipset with HDR10 BT5.0 USB 2.0 3D Ethernet with Mini Backlit Keyboard
  • 【Newest Android TV Box 12.0】The latest 8K TV box is the ultimate upgrade from the popular 6K TV box. Powered by Android 12 and equipped with an H618 CPU and Mali G31 GPU, it delivers lightning-fast processing, ensuring a seamless Ultra HD movie experience. With 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, expandable up to 128GB via a TF card, compare with 32GB there's ample space to enjoy your favorite movies and games.
  • 【8K, 3D and HDR10 】TV box Android supports resolutions up to 8K image technology, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking clarity and detailed images. Not only that, but the TV box also supports 3D function, transporting you into a world of immersive entertainment. With support for H.265 and HDR10, every detail comes to life with vibrant colors, deep contrasts, and realistic visuals. It's like having a cinema-quality experience right in your living room.
  • 【2.4G&5.8G WiFi+BT5.0】Stay connected with dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G and 5.8G), ensuring a stable and fast viewing experience. Android box supports Ethernet for a reliable and uninterrupted connection. Connect your wireless headphones, speakers, or game controllers with BT5.0 for a truly immersive audio experience.
  • 【Easy to use】Android TV box 2023 is built-in with OTA technology, which ensures your system is always up to date with the latest features and security enhancements. You can effortlessly mirror your screen to the big screen for sharing, and take advantage of the USB 2.0 port for easy connectivity. It also comes with a mini keyboard for effortless navigation and control.
  • 【What you get】Package includes: Android box, US power adapter, Mini Keyboard, HD cable, remote control, user manual, and our dedicated after-sales team. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please don't hesitate to reach out to Transpeed (Note: AAA batteries are not included).
Bestseller No. 5
TV Box Android 12.0 4GB 32GB Allwinner H618 BT5.0 Smart TV Box Set Top Box with Keyboard USB 2.0 Ultra HD 4K 6K HLG Mode HDR10+ WiFi 2.4 5.8 GHz
  • Allwinner H618 Quad Core Cortes-A53 CPU:Equipped with Android 12.0 OS,Multi-core G31 OpenGL ES3.2 GPU is far ahead in image processing.Guaranteed strong performance and best experience.4GB 32GB memory can play smooth video without delay and pause than 16GB,You can also expand the memory as much as you want via an extra 1TB HDD,32GB SD card and 32GB TF card.Provides enough space to install apps,games,etc.OTA Tech which automatically downloads update packages and automatically updates via network.
  • 4GB RAM+32GB ROM &BT5.0:TV Box comes with 4GB / 32GB high-speed flash memory.You can also expand the memory to what you want via extra 1TB HDD,64GB TF card.Compared with BT 4.0,BT 5.0 increases the transmission speed by 2 times and the transmission distance by 4 times,which reduces the power consumption and improves the stability and reliability of the device.Compatible with BT speakers,hearing aids,Airpods,game controllers,or other BT enabled devices.
  • 3D 1080P 4K 6K & Support HLG Mode and HDR10+:Support 4K/6K up to 60fps.6K Video Decoding can provide powerful video decoding function,higher definition,more realistic image effection.Also supports HLG mode,which has the unique adaptive performance of backward compatibility with SDR,delivering you a more vibrant images than HDR10,even on your regular SDR TV.Makes the picture display more vivid and beautiful.
  • More Convenient Operate:Android 12.0 OS TV Box has Two USB ports, connect with your mouse and keyboard to help you operate more convenient. Android TV is equipped with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G / 5G WIFI and 100M Ethernet,To ensure the most robust and stable network environment.Which ensures at the box to travel stably and smoothly to load movies,pictures and games without buffers,no need to wait for a gorgeous moment.(Choose a room as close to WiFi as possible)
  • What You Get:1*TV BOX,1*IF Remote Control,1* Mini Keyboard,1*HD Cable,1*User Manual,1*US power supply ,and our professional after-sales team,we will fix your issue within 24 hours.(AAA dry battery not included)
Bestseller No. 7
Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Remote Streaming Media Player with Google Assistant Streaming Device 4K Ultra HD
  • Easy to use: Easily connects to a portable or shared hard drive. Play your favorite movies, music, games and more
  • WIFI 2.4GHz/5GHz: Download and transfer HD video and large data files quickly and easily
  • Bluetooth 4.0: Wirelessly connect game controllers, headphones, speakers, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • HDMI2.0a: Enjoy high resolution video and high bitrate audio playback with superior reliability
Bestseller No. 8
EASYTONE Android TV Box 13.0, 2023 Newest Android Box TV 4GB 64GB RK3528 Quad Core Support WIFI6 2.4/5.8G WiFi BT5.0 Ethernet 3D 8K/6K TV Box Android 13 with Mini Wireless Keyboard
  • 【2023 Newest Android TV Box 13.0】The Android TV Box 13.0 equipped with the latest Android 13.0 OS in 2023, powered by RK3528 quad-core CPU, which make this TV Box Android compatible with more Android apps and runs more stable and smooth,loading pictures and games without buffer. More focus on privacy protection compared to other operating system.
  • 【4GB RAM + 64GB ROM】EASYTONE Android 13.0 TV Box comes with 4GB RAM 64GB ROM for faster and more stable operation. It provides enough space to download more apps what you like. You can also expand the storage via TF card or hard drive(up to 64GB)and Improves the reliability of your Android box and prevent crashes due to lack of memory.
  • 【Android 13.0 TV Box with WiFi 6】The Android TV Box 13.0 adopts new generation WiFi6 technology which provides faster of transmission speed , Support 2.4/5.8G Dual WiFi lower latency and more stable WiFi signal to enjoy a higher quality to browse websites, watch movies.
  • 【8K Ultra-high Definition】The Android TV Box 13.0 supports 8K Ultra-high Definition Output,HDR10+ and H.265 image process technology. It is great improves picture quality. In addition, this TV Box supports 3D so you can enjoy a feast for your eyes.
  • 【 Bluetooth 5.0 Android TV Box】This Android TV 13.0 Box with Bluetooth 5.0 function allows you connect Mini Wireless keyboard, speaker and other Bluetooth devices faster and more easily. Also It supports H.265 image processing technology, which makes you watch movies more smoothly at the same picture quality loaded. Enjoy a high quality experience with less buffering.
Bestseller No. 9
Android 10.0 TV Box, T95 Android Box 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Allwinner H616 Quad-core Smart Android TV Box 64bit, Support 2.4G/5.0G Dual WiFi 6K Utral HD / 3D / H.265 with Bluetooth 5.0
  • 【Android 10.0 OS & Allwinner H616 Chipset】Android tv box is operated by Android 10.0 system, which makes the android box has a better compatibility of software, games and applications. The powerful H616 Quadcore Cortex-A53 chipset ensures the t95 android tv box better at image processing and runs more smoothly, providing satisfied experience for you.
  • 【2.4G/ 5G Dual WiFi & BT 5.0】Equipped with 2.4G/5G dual WiFi and integrated bluetooth 5.0 function, Android tv box is compatible with 10/ 100M Ethernet LAN. The convenient connection and stable WiFi signal ensure higher quality for watching videos. You can enjoy whatever you like by simply connecting the power supply, connect the tv box HDMI cable and connect WiFi or Ethernet.
  • 【4GB RAM 32GB ROM】Android tv box equipped with 4GB RAM, which makes the android box run more stable for loading movies, pictures and games with less buffering. The larger capacity of 32GB ROM allows you download more applications, store more files than before. Besides, you can also add extra TF card to expand the storage.
  • 【Ultral HD 6K & H.265 Decoding】Android box supports ultral HD 6K video playing, and the tv box adopts H.265 video decoding, which makes you enjoy movies more fluently. No doubt that this android tv box would bring higher quality experience for you and your family.
  • 【Worry-Free Customer Support】Package list: 1x android 10.0 tv box, 1x power adapter, 1x HDMI cable, 1x remote control (batteries not included), 1x user manual. If there is any problem of our product, please contact us firstly, we would respond and provide solution within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 10
New 2024 H96MAX Android 13.0 TV Box, [4GB 32GB] RK3528 Quad-Core 64bit Cortex-A53 Support 8K 3D Wi-FI 6 2.4G/5.8G BT 5.0 HDR Android Box
  • ✅【Newest Android 13 OS】First Android 13.0 TV box in the market, electronics enthusiasts must not miss it. The latest Android 13 not only brings technological innovation and improves user experience; At the same time, it pays more attention to user privacy and has higher security.
  • ✅【4GB RAM 32GB ROM】Android 13.0 set top box supply excellent 32GB memory space and 4GB running speed to enable users to download more apps, movies and games. Enjoy different videos with your family and friends on weekends without any buffering.
  • ✅【WIFI6 & Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Functions】Supports 2.4G/5G dual WiFi, allowing you to use this set-top box via WiFi signals from any place in your home or transport it to other places. Bluetooth 5.0 supports connecting speakers, headphones and game controllers, providing convenience for users' smarter needs.
  • ✅【3D & H.265 & 8K】 TV box supports 8K@30fps resolution and 3D function. Users can watch Ultra HD movies freely at home anytime without going to the cinema. H.265 image processing technology allows you to watch movies more smoothly with the same loaded image quality.
  • ✅【Easy to Use & In the Box】 Android TV Box 13.0 is the easiest way to turn your non-smart TV into a smart TV. Just plug and play. The TV box comes with a remote control, an HDMI cable, a US power adapter and a user manual. Package Includes:1 X TV BOX, 1 X Remote, 1 X Power Charger(5V/2A), 1 X HDMI Cable, 1 X User Manual

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