AZW S95 Amlogic S905X2 Android TV Box – First impressions & Quick Review

Posted in Jan 6, 2019 in Reviews, no comment

AZW S95 at first glance makes a very good impression. It is a small, very well and solidly made TV Box, with great attention to details. The sleek black box with the silver lettering definitely screams classy premium. TV Box looks really nicely.

Meet AZW S95 Amlogic S905X2 Android TV Box
The device runs Android 8.1 out of the box and ships with an IR remote control, an HDMI cable, a power adapter and a user’s manual in English. The Remote control works via Infra-Red and is a nice size that fits your very hand comfortable. Ther device supports a wide range of video and audio codecs, allowing you to enjoy most of your multimedia files. Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 port, Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures you never get short of connectivity options. Android Oreo operating system allows you to install apps and enjoy unlimited stream of movies, sports events, music, TV shows and much more, both paid and free.

The new Amlogic S905X2 is undoubtedly the perfect successor to the popular S905X, a SoC that maintains the original four ARM Cortex-A53 processors but upgrades its GPU to the Mali-G31 MP2 model with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, H.265 and VP9 among others. S905X2 CPU for Android TV Boxes has support HDMI 2.0 4K@60fps and USB 3.0.

Here you can read the unboxing article of AZW S95 Amlogic S905X2 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Android TV Box.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Oreo 8.1.0 stock firmware.
Model: S95
Firmware tested: Android Oreo 8.1.0 stock
Kernel version: 4.9.76
Build number: 111N0
Android Security Patch Level: June 5, 2018
Root: Firmware is rooted.
Oher: The stock firmware runs very smooth and I didn’t find any problems. During my tests, I didn’t experienced any applications force closes and hangups. Google Play Store and gapps are working just fine. 3rd party apps downloaded and updated without issues.
Storage. Total Capacity: 32 GB of internal Storage, Space available: 23 GB. The device sees with no problem at all my Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card and my Netac K330 1TB External HDD USB 3.0.
The launcher looks nice, with big and nice tiles, like in Windows 8.1 / 10 Metro style. There are a few preinstalled applications, including Play Store and Google applications (gapps). This firmware version has root acces, which is great.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 AZW S95 TV Box scores 1068 points, a very good score in this test ranking. It played smoothly all video file types; this firmware version fully supports all 30 video & audio format files. So, in short, this is a complete multimedia player!

In Antutu Benchmark 7.1.3 the device achieves a good score, over 61.300 points.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also pretty good values. Wired, the Ethernet speed was 95Mbps in download and 96Mbps in upload. Wireless, we obtained over 44 Mbps in download and the upload speed was also over 48 Mbps for 2.4G and 183 Mbps in download and 215 Mbps in upload for 5.8G. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room.

AZW S95 Android 8.1 TV Box is indeed a very good device, you can try it out for a great experience on an Android TV Box.
AZW S95 Pros
– Powerful & fast processor: Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core CPU
– Powerful GPU: Dual-core ARM G31 MP2 Graphics
– Android Oreo 8.1.0 as operating system
– Pre-rooted stock firmware
– Micro SD card slot up to 128 GB tested
– External HDD up to 1GB tested
– Great launcher, the original UI design offers a better experience for users
– HDMI 2.1 connector
– Bluetooth 4.0
– Beautiful IR remote controller included
– USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 Full size ports
– Support real-time decoding of MPEG-1/2/4, H.264, H.265/HEVC, VC-1
– Superb 4K@75fps video playback
– LAN 1000M Gigabit Ethernet port
– Dual Band Wifi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G 5.8G
– Support OTA firmware updates
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