PSL 2023 is just around the corner and you might be thinking of taking your love of the game to the next level. An Android TV box can help you do that. Even otherwise, Android boxes can super enhance your viewing experience by transforming your TV into a gaming and entertainment center. So powerful are these devices that with a simple plug into a TV, you can access all streaming services, including Disney Plus, Netflix and more.
There are many Android boxes available in the market. So, which one is the best? In this blog, we’ll cover this aspect in detail. However, there may be some who are new to the world of Android boxes. So, let’s begin with the basics.
What Is An Android TV Box?
Riddle 1: What is small, hides behind a TV screen and allows you to watch on-demand videos, play games and watch shows on the big screen?
Riddle 2: What is it which is impressively powerful that you can hook up to your monitor and use it as a mini PC?
The answer is: Android TV box.
Now that you’re introduced to this “magical box”, let’s help you find the best one in the market.
Top 5 Android TV Boxes
Here are the best 5. Most, if not all, of these Android TV boxes are available on OLX Pakistan. You may be able to get them in a used condition as well. So, do check them out.
MI TV BOX S – Xiaomi or Mi is a Chinese brand, which has earned a good repute in Pakistan. Making budget-friendly, reliable household products, Xiaomi sells a variety of items, including home appliances in Pakistan. Xiaomi’s MI TV BOX S is its latest offering, and if you are looking for an Android-based streaming box without splurging a huge amount, this could be your top choice.
However, be mindful that you may not be able to use it for too many high-performance tasks and may have to put up with some bugs.
H96 Pro Plus TV Box – This is a good budget option. This box comes with 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM. The box has two USB ports, one microSD card port and one HDMI port. The device runs on the 7.1 Android version and has Bluetooth 4.1. While unboxing this device, you’ll find a remote control, user manual, HDMI cable, and power adapter, etc.
The only con of this device is that its remote control isn’t made of the best materials and has a bland look.
A95X Max – One of the unique features of this Android-based box is that it lets you record videos and then lets you share them with friends and family. And with this box, you can use your smartphone as a remote control. Another important feature of it is Bluetooth 5.0 for super fast data transmission.
We haven’t heard of any cons of this box yet. When we do, we’ll update this space.
Amazon Fire TV Cube – Some call it the best Amazon streaming device. Amazon originally released Fire TV Cube in 2017, which performed impressively. The latest Fire TV Cube is an upgraded version of its predecessor with a faster processor; it also comes with Dolby Vision.
Some may be wondering why we have included an Amazon device in this list as Amazon OS is different from Android. The reason is that Amazon Fire TV Cube uses Fire TV OS, which is a variation of Android.
MXQ Pro 4K TV Box – This is perhaps the most budget-friendly option. Its price is also its biggest pro. In addition, it offers high-performance Quad Core CPU and Penta Core GPU. It is also very easy to set up.
The first con of this streaming device is that it is not the most visually appealing Android-based device. Also, it does not support Bluetooth and offers only 1GB of RAM.
Android TV Box Price In Pakistan
The price of Android TV boxes varies. This is truer now more than ever with the ever fluctuating foreign exchange rates. However, you can still get a bargain on OLX Pakistan’s listings as some used boxes may be available in good condition.
In any case, you can get a decent Android TV box starting from Rs.5,000 going up to Rs.15,000.
That’s it. Do you have an Android-based TV box that you would like to recommend?
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