Unboxing Elephone TV Box. First impressions.

Posted in Jan 22, 2015 in TV Boxes, Unboxing, no comment

This is the unboxing of Elephone i9R TV Box, the best looking device in its class so far, with a very chic and fashionable design.

Elephone TV Box

This is a nice white cylindrical device with Elephone’s logo on the front and lots of color around it, it’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen thus far, but you’ll surely love its nonconformist design.

As you can see it also sports a camera on the top, this is a motion sensing HD rotatable camera, with 3 axis freedom degrees. You can set this camera to record movement in front of the Elephone TV Box while you’re not home, you can even opt for the camera to send a message to your phone and stream live video over Wi-Fi or your data connection. If you need, you can use also as remote home guard or baby monitor device. (amongst a lots of other good things).

You can of course plug it into your HD TV and stream video over the web, plug in an SD card in order to stream media from it or use miracast to show images or play games over Wi-Fi via your smartphone or tablet device. Elephone’s Android TV Box is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM

Elephone i9R KitKat TV Box specifications
Model: Elephone TV Box
Dimensions: Φ79*117mm
Weight: 252g
CPU: Rockchip RK3188
GPU: Mali-400MP4 GPU
RAM: 1GB DDR3
Storage: 8GB
Micro SD card slot – Max Extended Capacity 32GB
Output: HDMI 1.4 port
Record: Support
OS: Android OS, 4.4.2
Support Miracast
Camera: 5.0 mega pixels AF camera
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
USB: 2.0 Micro USB*4
Bluetooth 4.0
Optical output
Working environment: 5°C–35°C 30%–90% Humidity
Audio Format: MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV
Picture Format: Max.8000×8000 JPEG BMP GIF PNG

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Package content
1 x Elephone TV Box
1 x Power adapter (EU plug/100~220V/102cm-cable)
1 x HDMI cable (99cm)
1 x Remote controller
1 x English User Guide

This unboxing was possible thanks to Elephone company, who sent the sample.

Tested firmware details
OS: Android KitKat 4.4
Kernel version: 3.0.36+
Build number: K2_RK3188_Public_V442_140911_elephone

In Antutu Benchmark 5.3 Elephone i9R TV Box achieves a great score, about 25.000 points. In general the system works without a trace of lag and all the applications tested ran just well, without any crash. The interface is clean and beautiful, Android KitKat brings a more polished design, improved performance and new features. The firmware came with Play Store and gapps preinstalled. We also have XBMC and WiFiDisplay applications. The firmware hasn’t root acces, although CPU-Z is reporting that it does.

Elephone TV Box

Video tutorial: How to easily flash firmware on Elephone i9R TV Box.

Pros:
– nicest design in its class;
– amazing video player capabilities
– Power On/Off button
– Build in 5MP camera and microphone
– good price

Cons:
– the processor is not the most powerful on the market, but it does the job skillfully. It would be nice to upgrade it to Rockchip RK3288.

Believe it or not, you can now buy Elephone TV Box for only $64.97 with free shipping from www.dx.com, which seems very affordable considering the features and performance.

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About Elephone
At the end of 2006, ELEPHONE was established in the Asian electronic metropolis-Shenzhen, China. In the starting period, Elephone placed great emphsis on the R&D and sales &service for mobile commuication products. Elephone aims to let the people all over the world have the chances to use Chinese smartphones. It’s been 8 years since the establishment, Elephone kept cultivating and absorbing talents. Now there are more than 1000 employees, among those there are hundreds of talents in R&D and engineering departments. Elephone kept cultivating and absorbing talents. At the present, there are 10 producing lines with powerful capability in producing and researching. Therefore, Elephone’s good quality is the greatest strength. Since Elephone has been maintaining carefully and developping the production, the products have been sold well in the world and the annual sales volume is over 10,000,000 in Europe, North America, South American and Mid-east. After years of researching and management, Elephone has accumulated rich experiences in the mobile device development, producing and marketing. Besides, Elephone built a systematic and scientific management, which has established a unique operating pattern. That allows Elephone provides customers with better sales, excellent services and more cooperation opportunities. Nowadays the company owns advanced laboratories with inspection equipments to improve the production quality and stablity. Elephone welcomes your cooperation!


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