Android TV boxes were introduced a few years ago and continue to be very popular media centers.
While mainly used to play videos they can also be used for gaming along with many other tasks and make for great low-cost media center boxes.
The main processors for budget android TV boxes in 2019 are the S912 and new S905X2.
The S905X2 is an updated S905 that is faster and has added features.
S905X2 CPU vs S912 CPU
The new S905X2 is close to the same performance as the S912 processor.
While the S912 has 8 cores the S905X2 performs better.
This is likely due to software that has yet to take advantage of 8 core SoC processors.
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Our Picks for Best New 2019 Budget Android TV Boxes
S905X2 TV Boxes
- Dolamee X2
- ESHOWEE TX92
Android 8.1 TV Box, Dolamee X2 Amlogic Quad-core 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Media Player with Recording Function & SATA Jack Support 2T2R 2.4G/5G Dual Band WiFi 4Kx2K@60fps BT 4.2 USB 3.0
The Dolamee X2 is a nice new box that runs the S905X2 with many nice features.
One of the best features is a 2.5 inch laptop hard drive can be inserted into the bottom for more storage.
The hard drive is not included and must be bought separately but it can read up-to 2TB hard drive SSD or HHD.
This is great for holding large video libraries for playback with Kodi or other media players.
The remote is also nice and can record whats playing by pressing the record button.
Other features include Dual Band WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, and playing 4K videos @ 60fps.
ESHOWEE T95Q Android 8.1 TV Box S905X2 Quad-core 64 Bit DDR3 4GB 32GB 4K UHD WiFi & LAN VP9 DLNA
The T95Q comes built with an S905X2 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GBof storage.
It runs Android 8.1 along with 2 USB slots and 2.4GHz WiFi.
So far while testing it has been very responsive moving about the interface and plays HD 4K @ 60fps videos very well.
S912 TV Boxes
EVANPO T95Z PLUS Android 7.1 TV BOX Amlogic S912 Octa-core CPU 3GB RAM 32GB ROM (Backlight Wireless Keyboard Included)
The T95Z was introduced last year and has been a solid android TV box for the price.
It has been a good budget option for low-end gaming, streaming Netflix, and using Kodi.
It uses an S912 CPU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
ESHOWEE TX92 Android 7.1 TV Box Amlogic S912 Octa-core CPU DDR3 3GB RAM 32GB ROM BT 4.0 2.4/5 Dual-Band WiFi 4K UHD and LAN VP9 DLNA H.265.
The TX92 is another popular S912 box that has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It runs android 7.1 along with dual band WiFi, USB slots, and Bluetooth.