Review: H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K Android TV Box

By | March 25, 2017

Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX

The H96 Pro Plus is a new 2017 android TV box that comes with a S912 CPU and 3GB of RAM.
 
It is a new breed of android TV boxes using the S912 CPU with more RAM, better WiFi, and more internal storage space.
 
The internal storage is nice at 32GB.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Overview
It also has dual band 802.11ac WiFi built in.
 
A remote control is included that is basic but works.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Remote Control
I always suggest upgrading to a mini wireless keyboard remote control for any android TV box.
 
Specifications
Android 6.0
CPU: Amlogic S912 Octa core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 2GHz
RAM: 3GB DDR3
Internal Storage: 32GB EMMC
WiFi: Dual Band 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
 
Like most android TV boxes it comes with an external SD-card slot to expand storage.
 
A nice thing is that android 6.0 now allows for the SD-card to expand the internal storage, or be seen as in the past as portable storage.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX SD Card Slot
This means the internal 32 GB of storage can be easily be expanded by inserting a SD-Card and setting it up correctly.
 
One side has two USB ports.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX USB
 
The back side has Ethernet, SPDIF, HDMI, and AV ports.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX HDMI 2
 
Doing a WiFi speed test the results were very impressive for an Android TV box.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Speed Test
It gave a 196Mbps at 5GHz and 47MBps at 2.4 GHz which is the fastest I have seen for an Android TV box.
 
Running a CPU benchmark test with AnTUTU it gave a score of 42036.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX AnTuTu Benchmark
This is nothing new as the S912 CPU has been available for awhile, with the real benefit of the H96 Pro Plus box having 3 GB of RAM and good WiFi.
 
Booting the box up a standard launcher comes up for navigation.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Lauancher
 
It comes with a lot of Apps installed. Of course as most know Apps are easily downloaded from the Play Store and very customizable.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Apps
 
The H96 Pro Plus came loaded with Kodi 16.1 Jarvis which may change to Kodi 17 with newer shipments.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Kodi
Upgrading to Kodi 17.1 Krypton is easy to do and is available in the Play Store.
 
Looking in System Information it shows how Kodi will run on the box which used barley any resources.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Resources
The extra RAM is nice especially if you plan to run 4K videos.
 
It comes loaded with all the popular add-ons such as Exodus, Phoenix and so on, which is also easy to customize.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Addons
 
Playing videos it had no problem with HD 1080p and no problems with 4K at 60fps.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX 4K
 
Testing game play I played GTA San Andreas at the maximum settings and it played it with no problems.
Review H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K ANDRIOD TV BOX Game Play
The extra RAM will help gammers who want to be able to play more games on an Android Box.
 
Availability
Amazon United States
Amazon United Kingdom
Amazon Canada
AliExpress
 
Summary
The H96 PRO PLUS is a nice android TV box and currently a very good low cost option.
 
The S912 CPU also comes in many other units with varying other hardware such as 1GB and 2GB of RAM versions.
 
The extra RAM and very good WiFi is what makes the H96 PRO PLUS box stand above other low cost units.
 
More external storage at 32GB and expandable with an SD-card is also nice to have.
 
Of course the best android TV box is still the Nvidia Shield, but low cost units are making huge leaps to catch up and definitely worth a look.
 
It will have no problems running Kodi 17.1 Krypton and streaming 4K ultra HD videos.
 
I am still testing the unit but will update if anything changes.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to see is a unit is a good pick for you.
 
Read More Reviews Here on Amazon
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27 thoughts on “Review: H96 PRO PLUS S912 3GB RAM 4K Android TV Box

  1. Raydha

    Hi,

    Does anyone test with fubo tv, hbo go or directv apk?
    I cannot get it work with this box.
    Fubo tv cannot get through during first disclaimer.
    Directv lag and sometimes hang.
    Hbo go ask for google service update.

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  2. Charles Lindstrom

    Am having all kinds of problems. Sometimes will not get any sound on one or more of the apps (FWIPT or MOBDRO). While watching a movie via a google search – the movie suddenly quit saying google failed. Then had to start over again – this happened three times in one episode of a series. Also trying to do factory data reset but nothing happens.

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  3. Jan Glasnak

    Very bad WiFi connection. I have 150 mb on all other android devices and on this box only 15. My WiFi is dual 2.4 and 5.0 ghz. Also through cable is connection very unstable.

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    1. Igor Sandler

      Have very similar thing. I have all kind of Android boxes and this one by far is the most powerful(except my NVIdia Shield) but the Ethernet practically doesn’t work, takes up to 5 minutes to get into each selection(I am taking about KODI 17). I also have two WI-FI networks: one from my cable modem and extender and the other through the $200.00 Linksys modem connected via Ethernet to my cable modem and then Liksys extender. This box has extremely slow connection to the Linksys network but works fine on the cable modem network, have no idea what is the differences, all my other Android boxes work fine on either of those, including Ethernet and I have no clue what is the difference.

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  4. Mike

    I need to upgrade my android box but after reading these reviews and comments will steer well clear of this one thanks for all the input.

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    1. Igor Sandler

      Can’t blame you. Go with MI BOX, have tow of them, work beautifully.

      Reply
  5. Nitish

    Very good quality android tv box, I purchased the latest version of it and am utilizing it

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  6. AAxeki

    I have the H96 Pro Plus and was wondering if it is normal to get freezing in the menus from time to time? Sometimes it happens while I am watching a movie, only happens while I am in Kodi (17.1). If I press the home button it usually takes me out of kodi and back into the android homescreen however sometimes it freezes to the point that I will need to pull out the power plug.

    Problem is that after pulling out the plug and starting the unit back up again it stalls on the H96 Pro + logo or it gets to the mbox logo and while it animates a white box flashes around the logo, this just keeps looping over and over with the unit never booting up. I can get it to boot up again but I have to unplug the device again and wait several minutes before trying. Any idea what is happening here?

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    1. Vaughn Fox

      Hi, I’m having the same issue and am wondering if you have been able to resolve it.

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  7. cg

    When installing Sling TV or Spotify on this device, the apps believe that they are running on a tablet. They default to running as a touch screen app, so it’s difficult to navigate with a remote.

    I’m a software developer and not afraid to try a few things out. I tried changing ‘ro.build.characteristics’ in build.prop, but it had no effect. I’m stunned that these commercial apps appear to be untested on this device. I’ll probably keep hacking on it until I find a solution, but I would caution potential buyers to expect unwanted surprises like the one I encountered.

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  8. dragon rajah

    So does the H96 Pro + actually output in 4K on a 4KTV?

    as opposed play 4k but output in 2k?

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  9. CMF

    I just returned my H96 Pro + 912, 3 gb, 32 gb 4K. It arrived without Kodi.

    I had a habit of freezing up, causing one to force shutdown, then only to go through multi repeat shutdown/start up, in order to get all services to run again, including google play services, etc.

    After 2 weeks, I tried reset, which seemed to work for awhile. Then after updating gmail and play services, things went back to the freezing. A reset didn’t cure it this time, so I sent it back

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  10. SETH ANDERSON

    I wish I could find how to program remote control, as well as finding the power switch on the keyboard.

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    1. Ryan

      I just grabed the exact unit except it is a “Q plus” not H96, all the exact same percs and CPU. My guy who I got it from told me you can’t turn it off through the wireless mini keyboard and have to use the remote, I didn’t have to program mine it works fine.

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  11. Slik

    Can you take the device with you and connect it to say a hotel’s wifi to be able to use it while on vacation?

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  12. iGeneral

    Kodi 17 upgrade of H96 PRO PLUS S912 leaves you with no DTS sound! So do not do it!

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  13. Raymond Nattrass

    Very interesting! I have an off brand 6.0 with most of the same perks of this machine save and except the 4K feature. Excuse my lack of knowledge but how does one play games through this media. thanks in advance.

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