“An advanced device that is easy to use”
The Tronsmart MXIII Plus is one of the most popular TV boxes with Android on the market. This is due to the fact that even though it is quite advanced and offers a lot of features, users can simply plug it in and run the apps or visualize high-quality videos. This makes this device extremely easy to use, especially when compared with one of its competitors, the Minix Neo X8-H Plus, a device that needs a bit of configuration before users can actually enjoy its features. With the Tronsmart MXIII Plus anyone can enjoy having a smart TV in the house at a very affordable price, as the device is selling for just $71.99.
Even more, the Tronsmart team offers continuous support for all their devices and you can contact them on the forum or via email any time you have a problem with the TV Box. Also, the firmware is constantly updated according to users’ feedback, thus correcting any software issues that may appear.
One of the problems that could appear is caused by voltage fluctuations from a low-quality power adapter as the Amlogic CPU is quite sensitive to this. This is why producers strongly recommend ensuring the power adapter is in its best shape and the HDMI cable is high-end.
What’s in the package?
The package is delivered with everything a user needs to get the TV Box going after unpacking. Thus, there is the Tronsmart MXIII Plus box, cables (HDMI, OTG, and AV), the power adapter, the infrared remote control and the user manual.
The OTG cable is perfect for connecting other USB devices to the TV Box. Also, according to users’ feedback, even though there is an AV cable included in the package, this device won’t work with an older TV set that has RCA inputs.
Design & Functionality
The TV Box is small and compact with a slim design that promotes simplicity and elegance. The box itself is black and it can be easily hidden under furniture or behind the TV. Still, you need to keep the line of sight for the remote control to wok.
The IR remote control is medium in size and the material is an average quality plastic that seems capable to resist mild to medium shocks. You will find the design is very common and it resembles most of the TV remotes on the market right now.
One great advantage the MXIII Plus has over competitor products is the possibility to stream directly from other Android or iOS devices using DLNA, Airplay or Miracast. This way, you can screen cast your phone game on the big screen and play it at a better resolution.
The engine is represented by an Amlogic S812 Quad Core processor that goes up to 2.0GHz of speed and the RAM memory capacity is 2GB DDR3 which allows great movement between apps. The GPU is an octa core ARM Mali-450 running at 600MHz, fact that allows users to run high-quality videos.
Besides the great engine and fantastic GPU, the Tronsmart MXIII Plus also offers 8GB storage space for OS and other various apps. The device is equipped with 3 channels, allowing users to connect to the internet via WiFi, cable (it has a RJ-45 port built-in) and Bluetooth.
The Tronsmart MXIII Plus comes with Android 5.1.1, fact that places this device in front of his competitor, the Minix Neo X8-H Plus running a lower version of Android.
The device comes with some pre-installed apps like XBMC or Netflix and allows users to install and run their favorite apps. The XBMC is very well paired with a Dolby &DTS 5.1 channels sound system that can transform your living room in a veritable home theatre.
- Great support
- Over the air software update
- Great hardware configuration
- Plug and play
- Comes with the newest firmware
- Great wireless speed
- It might have problems with voltage variations
The Tronsmart MXIII Plus is an advanced TV Box that features great software updates and access to various interesting apps that help users keep entertained. They still have some problems to solve, given the fact that many apps are not yet accessible, but the price is a huge advantage.