Last May, we titled our grip, ” Getting Started with the Xiaomi Mi Box , not so interesting than that” . Both say that to err is human, since $ 69 tax-free to the United States, the Xiaomi Mi Box is a bargain.
” It will come out very soon, and we still do not know its price. But realistically, if this Xiaomi Mi Box is not less than 200 euros (the price of Android shield portable TV ), it will not sell . “. Available now $ 69 in the US, the situation changes. Indeed, this price is in dollars without taxes, and we must certainly count of shipment from the United States. But this little boxTV Android now has a price / quality ratio almost unbeatable .
HDR and 4K program
At this price, it loads a Amlogic S905 architecture . This SoC that little is known in the West offers a Cortex-A53 CPU quad-heart 2.0 GHz and a Mali 450 GPU old, 2GB of RAM (DDR3) and 8GB of storage space. It is not huge because the box does not give access to a microSD slot.
It still offers support for 4K at 60 fps and the High Dynamic Range function (HDR) to be included in Android Nougat and that we had the opportunity to test a few weeks ago . What is interesting for people who are equipped with a 4K TV. Finally, it naturally has the Google Cast function, and it is delivered under Android 6.0 Marshmallow .
If you plan a trip to the United States …
The box comes with a Bluetooth remote control, but can use other accessories such as joysticks. The new controller for the Xbox One Microsoft S could be a great accessory to use. It will certainly not be available in France , but you can already buy on Mi.com from the United States, or at Walmart. If you are looking for an economical and effective solution to accompany your TV, do not forget to import it if you planned a trip to the United States.
A real launch in the United States?
Note that the Mi Box is the first major product launched by Xiaomi the United States since previously only found the bracelets connected to the brand as the Mi Band or external batteries. It now expects the next step, that is to say the launch of smartphones like the redmi 2 Pro which had been certified by the FCC never be sold in the United States .