Surely you will know the manufacturer Alfawise, dedicated almost exclusively to Android TV systems and peripherals for PC. Today we are going to talk about the latest addition to its catalog of solutions TV Box, the Alfawise S95, which not only promises to provide all the performance of the new SoC Amlogic S905W for 4K resolution, but also has a price output of just over 25 euros, which makes it a very appealing device if you still do not have an Android TV at home.
Let’s start as always by talking about the internal hardware that mounts the computer. In this case as we mentioned before the S95 mounts an Amlogic S905W processor, the evolved version of the S905 famous for being among the first to provide power and compatibility for content playback at 4K resolution. Now this SoC assembles four ARM Cortex A53 cores at 2 Ghz, and is accompanied by the same ARM Mali 450 GPU. In this case, Alfawise has mounted two versions of the device in terms of RAM and storage: one with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB eMMC, and another with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC.
The device uses factory-built Android 7.1 operating system adapted to televisions, and is capable of converting any television that has an HDMI on a Smart TV with access to content both Internet and local LAN if we have a file server. For this it has WiFi connectivity 802.11 b / g / n, and supports the DLNA, NTSC and Miracast protocols. The company already has installed YouTube, Netflix, HBO, Twitter, etc, and thanks to its built-in USB 3.0 ports, we can directly connect external hard disks up to 4 TB to play the content of these on Android TV.
Finally, it should be mentioned that it has quite small dimensions (measures 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 centimeters and weighs 120 grams), and thanks to its black color will look good anywhere. It has a front display that will show the playing time of what we have in each moment, and the time when we have it at rest. Count how not, with a remote control to control all its functions from the sofa. By the way, its cooling is totally passive, so it does not make any noise.
Currently it can be purchased for $ 29.99 (about 25 euros) with shipping costs included in the price, for the 2 GB + 16 GB model that is good, the other seems insufficient even if it is cheaper.