Qintaix Q96 Android 7.1 TV Box First impressions & Quick Review

Posted in Apr 14, 2019 in Reviews, no comment

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Qintaix Q96

Meet Q96 Android 7.1 TV Box
Qintex Q96 TV Box has an elegant and compact design, with a black matte plastic case exterior. In the front it has only the IR receiver and the power LED light indicator. On the right side it has the micro SD card reader, 3.5mm Earphone jack output and 2 full size USB ports. In the rear you can find the Ethernet LAN RJ45 port, Optical audio out, HDMI 2.0 in, HDMI 2.0 out and the DC 5V power port. The overall impression is pretty good, the device looks to be constructed with big care to details.

Qintex Q96 TV Box comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB eMMc of internal storage, that we can expand thanks to the microSD card reader. The model adopts the quad core T962E CPU from Amlogic. For connectivity the device includes wired Ethernet RJ45, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and Infra Red receiver on board.

The Amlogic T962E SoC IS a chip that has not been popular at all in the TV-Box sector but that seems to have had a great reception in the segment of the entry-level Smart TV. An AMlogic SoC that stands out for being able to manage two HDMI ports and that is capable of playing video up to 4K resolutions at 60fps without problems. In the HDMI input port we can connect an external device and visualize the image through the TV-Box although we can not make recordings.

The operating system is Android Nougat 7.1 and we have an IR remote control among the accessories included in the box of this TV-Box.

Here you can read the unboxing article of Qintaix Q96 Android 7.1 TV Box.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Nougat 7.1.2 stock firmware.
Model: Q96
Firmware tested: Android Nougat 7.1.2 stock
Kernel version: 3.14.29
Build number: txlx_t962e_r321-userdebug 7.1.2 NHG47L 20180731 test-keys
Android Security Patch Level: August 1, 2017
Root: Firmware is rooted & Superuser application preinstalled.
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: 16 GB of internal Storage, Space without OS: 11.25 GB, Space available: 9.09 GB (80%). The device sees with no problem at all my Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card and my iBIG Stor XLBUWH1000101 2.5 inch 2TB Hard Drive.
The launcher looks nice, with big and nice tiles, like in Windows 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, and we have Superuser application preinstalled. The Settings menu is Android TV style.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Qintaix Q96 TV Box scores 880 points, a very good score in this test ranking. It played smoothly all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 25 video & audio format files, partially supported 4 items and it doesn’t support 1 file. So, in short, this is a complete multimedia player!

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also pretty good values. Wired, the Ethernet speed was over 95 Mbps in download and 46 Mbps in upload. Wireless, we obtained over 42 Mbps in download and the upload speed was also over 12 Mbps for 2.4G, 169 Mbps in download and over 22 Mbps in upload for 5.8G. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room.

Qintaix Q96 Android 7.1 TV Box is indeed a very good device, you can try it out for a great experience on an Android TV Box.
Qintaix Q96 Pros
– Good processor:Amlogic T962E Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 1.5GHz
– Penta core ARM Mali-450MP GPU up to 750MHz (DVFS)
– 2GB DDR3
– 16GB ROM eMMC
– Android Nougat 7.1.2 as operating system
– Pre-rooted stock firmware & Supersuser application preinstalled
– Micro SD card slot up to 128 GB tested
– External HDD up to 2GB tested
– Great launcher, the original UI design offers a better experience for users
– HDMI 2.0 in connector
– Bluetooth 4.0
– Beautiful IR remote controller included
– USB 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 Ethernet port
– Dual Band Wifi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G 5.8G
– Support OTA firmware updates
Despite good hardware, this is really a miniature TV box that almost fits in your hand. You can easily hide it even in a limited space under the TV. This inexpensive TV box contains everything that an enthusiast of movies and TV series can expect, turning your television into a true home entertainment center. Regardless of whether you’re planning to watch videos, play games or listen to music, this TV Box will serve you well. Another instant hit from Qintaix!
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