- 4K UHD Support
- Several useful apps included
- Affordable price
- OTG and OTA support
- Dual Band Wi-Fi
- Few USB ports.
- Short and slow Memory
Today we’ll be featuring another Android TV box, it’s undeniable that these devices have grown very much in popularity recently, for such reason, we wanna make sure to present you only the best Tv Boxes available. The VicTsing MX3 is one of those, its quality/price comparison is amazing and the features don’t stay behind by any means, this tiny device supports 4K UHD content playback and all the Android features that you love.
Firstly, the VicTsing MX3 features 4K UHD support and it’s an Android-based device compatible with the latest codec formats, H265 & H264 are fully supported. The VicTsing MX3 has an Amlogic S812 SoC that features a Quad Core CPU (Cortex A9) and a powerful Mali-450 Octa Core GPU. In other words, the performance of this TV Box is excellent. The system has been provided with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of eMMC memory. The version of Android featured is 5.1.1.
This tiny Box offers Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz) and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, it comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, micro SD-card reader, Optical Audio port, AV output, Ethernet RJ45 LAN port, USB OTG port, and of course, an HDMI output. The VicTsing MX3 also comes with a standard IR remote controller for higher comfort.
The design of this Android Tv Box is compact and stylish, the black plastic case looks cool and has a glossy material on the sides.
This device is tiny, its size dimensions are the following: 4.49 x 4.49 x 0.79 inches and barely weighs 0.2KG. The VicTsing MX3 is perfect for the living room, it doesn’t take too much space, is lightweight and won’t disrupt with your home decoration.
On the Top, you can find the power button alongside a LED indicator.
On the right side, you can find the following items: A micro-SD card reader, an OTG USB port, 2 USB 2.0 Ports and some kind of heat vent.
On the rear, the following interfaces can be found: The DC Jack, AV Output (for CRT TVs), an Ethernet RJ45 LAN port, the HDMI 2.0 Output, and Optical Audio port.
At the bottom, there is a rubber surface and several holes to dissipate the heat.
Firstly, the VicTsing MX3 is powered by an Amlogic S812 SoC (System on a chip) and features a Cortex A9 Quad Core CPU running up to 1.99Ghz of clock frequency. This processor delivers a smooth performance suitable to handle any Android App or game. The GPU that comes along is quite powerful too, it’s an Octa Core Mali-450 and is capable of handling high resolutions.
However, we cannot talk about performance without bringing some benchmarks to the table, which by the way, delivered great results.
Antutu Benchmark 6.0 gave the VicTsing MX3 a score of 39.277 points.
The VicTsing MX3 scored 536 points on Geekbench 3.0 (single core), the multi-core score is 1263, not bad at all, especially when you can buy this device for such a low price.
The VicTsing MX3 features a Mali-450 GPU, which is really common, but this version features eight cores and is really powerful, it supports 4K UHD content, 2K, 1080p, 720p, ETC. This GPU also supports several APIs such as OpenGl 2.0/1.0. This Graphics processing unit lives up to the expectations and the benchmarks can prove it.
3D Mark was tested to provide further details, the test performed was Ice Storm Extreme and these were the results:
So, the short answer is yes, this GPU can handle almost everything, the games also perform extremely well. However, you might need to set a lower resolution on the most demanding games, but you should be just fine playing on 1080p and medium settings. You’ll also need a gamepad.
Video Performance and experience
This is perhaps the most important aspect of the VicTsing MX3 since it was designed specifically for this. Firstly, the most common video and audio codec formats are fully supported, take a look at the list below to check it by yourself:
MKV, WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP, MPG, MPEG, DAT, AVI, MOV, ISO, MP4, RM, H.264, H.265, RealVideo 8/9/10, VP8/9.
MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC, OGG, AC3.
You shouldn’t have any compatibility problem.
The 4K video playback is seamless, almost perfect, we haven’t witnessed any lag, stuttering, frame jump or anything like it while testing it, which is awesome since most Android Tv Boxes occasionally struggle with 4K content or anything that uses H.264 & H.265 codecs, but this is not the case with the VicTsing MX3. If it can handle 4K UHD you can’t wait any less from FullHD and similar resolutions.
The VicTsing MX3 supports 4K streaming by using YouTube and Netflix. However, make sure to have a fast internet connection since buffering videos on that resolution is quite a task for a network.
The VicTsing MX3 has its native media player and plays 4K videos just well, but also comes with Kodi V16 pre-installed, so you have the ultimate media center already included and after a brief update you can have access to a wide range of add-ons to further enhance your experience.
The VicTsing MX3 is compatible with Miracast and DNLA technology, which allows us to stream content to your different devices by using your local Wi-Fi network.
Software and OS
The VicTsing MX3 is based on Android 5.1 and offers all its features, you can access the Google Play store and download more Apps to enhance your experience and enjoy more.
The VicTsing MX3 has a custom launcher, Mediabox to be specific, which is commonly featured on Android TV Boxes and is optimized for these kinds of devices, but in the end is Android, so you can change it if you wish so.
As soon as we connected the device to internet an update notification popped up asking for permission, this means that the device features automatic update via OTA.
The system has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of eMMC, but we can expand the internal storage up to 32GB via SD-Card. The amount of RAM is decent for a device like this and ensures a seamless experience and provides multitasking possibilities.
However, the reading and writing speed in the internal memory could have been better. The reading speed is about 27.56 MB/s while the writing speed is 17.32MB/s.
Kodi V.16 comes pre-installed and as you’ll probably know, it gives you access to series, Tv, movies, videos, clips, music and even some games.
The system includes several multimedia apps meant to enjoy movies, videos, and Tv, such as Youtube, Netflix and also social Apps like Facebook,Twitter, and Skype.
VicTsing MX3: Connectivity and Control
The VicTsing MX3 offers a great wireless connectivity because it features Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi on dual bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz), which is suitable for streaming since 5GHz frequencies are generally more reliable and faster, this comes handy for video streaming on high resolutions.
When it comes to physical interfaces we have the HDMI output and AV port for older TVs. It features Two USB 2.0 ports to add extra peripherals such as mouse and keyboard. If you don’t have Wi-Fi or prefer a more stable connection you can always use the Fast Ethernet RJ45 LAN port.
There is an optical audio port available if you wish to connect dedicated speakers.
The OTG port comes handy to plug devices, peripherals, external memory, smartphones, ETC.
The Remote controller is standard but it contributes to the experience, especially if you intend to use this device in the living room.
What’s in the box?
-VicTsing MX3 Android TV Box-
Type: TV Box
System: Android 5.1
CPU: Amlogic S812
Core: Quad Core
Max. Extended Capacity: 32G
|Media Supported||Decoder Format: H.265
Video format: AVI, DAT, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, RM, WMV
Audio format: AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, RM, WMA
Photo Format: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
|Product Details||Support XBMC: Yes
Support 5G Wi-Fi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV, HDMI, OTG, RJ45, SPDIF,TF card, USB2.0
|Dimension and Weight||Product weight: 0.201KG
Package weight: 0.580 KG
Product size (L x W x H):11.40 x 11.40 x 2.00 cm / 4.49 x 4.49 x 0.79 inches
Package size (L x W x H):20.50 x 15.50 x 5.00 cm / 8.07 x 6.1 x 1.97 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x MXIII-G TV Box, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x HDMICable, 1 x IR Remote Control, 1 x OTG Cable, 1 x English Manual|
The final verdict
In conclusion, the VicTsing MX3 is a solid multimedia center that offers you all the Android features you like alongside the possibility of playing 4K UHD content and FHD. It comes with Kodi pre-installed and several other fantastic apps to enjoy your favorite videos, movies, and series. There are other incentives as well, like the OTG support and Dual Band Wi-Fi connectivity. And let’s not forget the price, because you can buy it for less than 70 dollars.
In the downside, there are minor flaws since it only features 2 USB ports and all of them are 2.0 instead of 3.0. The memory falls short as well, 8GB are nothing these days, so you’ll need to expand it ASAP. The reading and writing speeds could also have been better. Despite these flaws, we think that the VicTsing MX3 is still worthy of your attention.