[REVIEW] : Xiaomi Mi Box S: this Android TV box is at a price never seen on Cdiscount

The box market under Android TV may be dominated by solutions like the Nvidia Shield TV, but there are still other references that are no less efficient, and that even display lower prices. For example, we can bet on the Xiaomi Mi Box S, which not only offers 4K / HDR compatibility, but also a really smooth user experience. And all this for a price that will weigh much less on your budget since it is currently available for less than 45 euros.

WHAT TO REMEMBER FROM THE XIAOMI MI BOX S

  • A compact and discreet case
  • Offers 4K at 60 fps
  • Still the smooth Android TV interface

Initially offered at 69.99 euros, the Xiaomi Mi Box S is now available at 44.99 euros at Cdiscount.

A DISCREET, BUT POWERFUL CASE

To design its Mi Box S, Xiaomi avoided frills and decided to instead offer a square black case with rounded shapes; a design that has above all the advantage of blending in with all the decorations. The box is therefore discreet, placed on a TV cabinet. But it is more what his entrails contain that will interest us here. Indeed, the Mi Box S embeds an Amlogic S905X chip which includes a 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 processor and a 750 MHz Mali 450 graphics chip, all complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. .

With such a configuration, this multimedia box is able to run some 3D games present on the Play Store, but it will not be where it will score the most points. Above all, it will be able to ensure compatibility with 4K at 60 frames per second as well as with HDR10 to allow you to view a host of content in the best possible image quality.

THE SMOOTH EXPERIENCE ENABLED BY ANDROID TV

Xiaomi’s Mi Box S also has another major asset: Android TV. This operating system is quite simply one of the best existing solutions. Smooth and intuitive experience guaranteed. The flagship applications will indeed be present on the Play Store, and the OS will even be able to offer you recommendations on the home page. Google Assistant will also be there (a button on the remote control will be present to be able to request it easily), as well as the Chromecast function to be able to broadcast content from a smartphone or tablet.

Finally, on the connection side, the Mi Box S has an Ethernet port and a USB port, practical for connecting a controller, for example.

Xiaomi Mi Box S: super price on the 4K media player with Android TV

While all models of the Fire TV Stick are at a knockdown price, another multimedia player dedicated to streaming is the subject of an interesting deal on the Cdiscount site.

Indeed, the Xiaomi’s Mi Box S is sold by the French e-commerce site at the price of €44.99. It is rather a good price since the same reader is sold 5 euros more expensive on other French e-commerce platforms. For information, the product sold and shipped by Cdiscount is eligible for free home delivery.

Compatible with the Android TV system and Google Cast, the Xiaomi Mi Box S comes in the form of a box which is equipped with the ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, a RAM of 2 GB of RAM and an internal storage space of 8 GB in eMMC/Flash. In terms of connectivity and equipment, there is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, an HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP 2.2 and a USB 2.0 port. Finally, the player has a display resolution in 4K HDR at 60 fps and DTS and Dolby Digital Plus sound immersion.