Review: T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB

By | June 29, 2020

Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB

The T9 Android TV box is a small unit built for those looking for a budget media center box.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328
It has a RK3328 CPU and 4GB of RAM which makes it great for streaming HD videos or basic game play.

*This unit was sent to me to review with my honest opinion and results below.
Specifications
CPU: RK3328
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB ROM
OS: Android 8.1
Bluetooth 4.1
WiFi: 2.4G
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Specs

The package comes with the box, instructions, power supply, HDMI cable, and a remote control.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB All

The front of the unit has an LED panel that displays the time.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Frount 2

The back of the unit has Optical, AV, Ethernet, HDMI and power port.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Back

The side of the unit has USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and an SD-card slot.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Back 2

Powering up the unit it boots into a basic Launcher.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Luancher
Adding shortcut to the home screen is easy by holding the OK button for 2-3 seconds and choose the app to add.

It comes with many basic apps including YouTube, Netflix, and the Play Store.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Apps

A media player called KD is included which is basically Kodi renamed.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Kodi
The KD Media Player can be uninstalled and the official Kodi version installed if wanted.

Testing the 4K video I played HD video files from a flash drive and YouTube.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB 4K Video Test

It had no problems playing HD 1080p and 4K video @ 60fps.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB 4K Video Test 2

A WiFi speed test gave the results of 12Mbps Download and 9Mbps upload.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB WiFi Speed Test
This is not the greatest results and while it will work over WiFi using an Ethernet cable would be a better option.

Antutu Benchmark gave a score of 37843.
Review Sunvell T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB Antutu Bcnhmark Test
Other scores are 3D: 1492, UX: 20607, CPU: 1141, and RAM: at 4303.

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Summary
The T9 is a good low-cost budget android TV box for streaming videos and other basic task.

It will have no problems playing HD 4K videos with Kodi and streaming from YouTube or Netflix.

It has only single band 2.4Ghz WiFi which was slow during testing. It would be best to run a wired Ethernet cable with the unit.

The slow WiFi could simply be the unit I got with others likely to have faster speeds.

For the money the Sunvell T9 will make for a good basic entertainment box.

I am still testing the unit so far with good results and will update if anything changes.

As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
 

10 thoughts on “Review: T9 Budget Android 8.1 TV Box CPU RK3328 RAM 4GB

  1. Mario Troisi

    Dear sir, can you tell me the price,please? Thanks.Mario Troisi

    Reply
  2. Waweru Njoroge

    Just a quick one. Is there any recommended launcher for the T9 box, and more specifically, where can I find it? The particular launcher that came with my box is the Smart TV launcher and the issue I am having is that I cannot seem to access the pulldown/notification bar at the top of the screen. Maybe it’s a display size issue but not that I can ascertain.

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  3. TR WILLIAMS

    The Android T9 how is a waste of my money, it’s the slowest Android box I’ve ever used takes forever streaming an then keeps buffeting

    Reply
  4. Sam

    I just got this box from my retailer. When watching Live TV the picture start to distort a bit pixelating and continues going out of focus then back into focus continuously making it hard to watch. Addressed with my seller/support who seems to get pissed off and simply say he will give me money back lol…ok…good

    Reply
  5. Kathy

    My t9box mostly get no signal on a lot of channels and link 2 always say error fetching data (18×602 )

    Reply
  6. Phil

    Got that box a while ago and was quite satisfied with it. Unfortunately I deleted my Netflix app.. And the Netflix app versions I tried don’t work on that bix5.. Could you tell me which version of Netflix app is pre-installed on it?

    Great review hyw5.

    Best regards

    Reply
    1. caley carroll

      I had the same issue, install aptoide or google search and search netflix and then tap older versions v6.24.0 seems to be the newest version that works on my T9, make sure you have auto-update switched off

      Reply
  7. Peter O'Brien

    My T9 had been working fine since I purchased it about six months ago. However in the last fortnight
    the box shuts itself down and then powers back up .
    Is there any remedy to resolve this issue. Many thanks.

    Reply
  8. Mike Moore

    I just received mine this week. Price $56Cdn. I use it on wireless and no it’s not the fastest horse in the stable but i get about 30 mb/s on it. i’ve loaded a movie app and tv app and it seems to work fine. I ordered a second one for a second tv. Can’t beat the price.

    Reply

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