Watching television at home today has become an endless sea of choices. Accompanied by high definition screens and intense surround systems, we're no longer limited to only cable network channels.

With the versatility of an android box, we can maximise the television experience by browsing online, streaming movies and even joining interactive gaming platforms. The options are endless with the resourceful android box. 

How should I choose an Android TV Box?

We hear you! There are many different Android TV Boxes on the market -- each with their own weaknesses and strengths. To choose the perfect one to suit your needs, you'll need to consider some factors. For starters, looking at its performance, pre-installed apps, and customer support is a good idea.

Performance

In terms of performance, some Android TV Boxes operate on specific internet speeds. Should your internet speed drop below what's suggested, it may be difficult to achieve HD viewing or download a movie in a timely manner. Loading times on your games might also be slower than usual.

There's also the matter of space -- will you be downloading every season of Game of Thrones? If you are, consider an Android TV Box with a higher (or expandable) memory! Don't forget about operating speeds -- the higher the RAM, the faster your Android TV Box will respond to you.

While 3GB and 4GB RAM are common, there are Android TV Boxes available with much higher RAM, which means a quicker controller-response time for you. If you don't want to be the schmuck who's pounding away on their unresponsive Android TV controller, you might want to take this into consideration.

Pre-installed Apps

With regards to pre-installed apps, some Android Box retailers install the latest must-have apps. This is great for saving time, money, and bandwidth! If you're new to the world of Android Boxes or are looking for specific apps, you'll want to take this into consideration.

Think about whether you'll be using your Android TV Box for movies or TV, games, or if you just want to get work done on a larger, more comfortable screen. What apps will you need? Sometimes, you can even contact potential retailers to see what they offer. 

There are also Android TV Boxes, such as the Unblocks Ubox 4, that come with proprietary apps, allowing you access to various viewing methods exclusive to your personal Android TV Box. If a one-time payment in exchange for a lifetime subscription to live sports and video on demand sounds good to you, this may also be something to think about!

Customer Service

Upon purchasing a brand-new device, people want to be assured that they'll be guaranteed post-purchase support. If this is an important factor to you (and we know it matters to us!), be sure to choose a retailer who guarantees that they'll keep your firmware updated, talk you through any glitches or installation issues and that they'll definitely honour your warranty!

Check the retailer's rating, maybe even get in touch with them to ensure that they're for real. Go with a retailer who's happy when you're happy -- we promise, they're out there.

Now we've covered the basics, check out these fantastic Android Boxes!

1. Mecool M8S Pro L Smart Android TV Box
Buy from RM329.00

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S912 | GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 | Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

The Mecool M8S Pro L is tiny, but it packs a punch. While it operates best on speeds of 4MBPS or higher, it guarantees you high-definition viewing and gives you access to live sporting events, new film releases, and the latest episodes of your favourite TV shows.

A number of paid-for apps are pre-installed, ensuring that you’ll get your money’s worth! To top it off, any questions you have post-purchase will be handled quickly and professionally.

Performance  Average
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, and Popcorn Time, plus a vast variety of apps for Chinese, Malay, and Indian movies and TV shows.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes With vents all over this Android TV Box, you’re at no risk of it overheating!

Pros: Small & compact, save money on apps by enjoying the pre-installed apps that you’d usually have to pay for!

Cons: Works best on speeds of 4MBPS or higher, so the quality really depends on your WiFi speed.

2. T95Z Plus Android Smart TV Box
Buy from RM325.00

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S912 | GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 | Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

The T95Z Plus Android Smart TV Box is an ideal option to connect your Smart TV to the world of online browsing. It also offers you a variety of preinstalled Malaysian Apps solely for your local viewing preferences.

With dual WiFi connectivity, this Android TV box has no monthly charges and is programmed with automatic updates on your latest movie and television programmes.

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, Popcorn Time, LiveNet TV, Mobdro, Cloud TV, Redbox TV, and a host of Indian, Malay, and Chinese apps.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes  The T95Z Plus plays all popular audio and video formats — perfect for music at a party, or showing your friends and family those holiday videos!

Pros: Pre-installed apps allow you access to movies and TV shows, completely free.

Cons: Some people have experienced language issues upon rebooting the device, but switching back to English is a simple process. 

3. Tx3 Mini Smart Android TV Box (16GB Storage, 2GB RAM)  
Buy from RM159.00

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905W | GPU: Mali-450  | Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

Customised specifically for Asian clientele, the Tx3 Mini TV box is programmed with auto updates on all latest movies and television dramas. With 16GB storage and 2GB memory power, the Tx3 Mini android box will allow you to stream and save hundreds of your favourite shows.

Specifics are highlighted with Kodi 17 and preinstalled with Malaysian apps to make your Android experience more convenient. The 4K Ultra HD on Tx3 Mini will serve you with crystal clear pixel images, a requisite with an amplified visual experience.

Performance Slow
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, Popcorn Time, KODI. You also get access to numerous English, Chinese, Malay, and Indian viewing apps, as well as a huge number of live-streaming channels.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This is the most affordable Android TV Box on the market, for the specifications it offers!

Pros: This android box is also compatible with gaming systems.

Cons: A low connection might affect your viewing quality.

Tx3 Mini Smart Android TV Box (16GB Storage, 2GB RAM)  

 
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Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905W | GPU: Mali-450  | Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

Customised specifically for Asian clientele, the Tx3 Mini TV box is programmed with auto updates on all latest movies and television dramas. With 16GB storage and 2GB memory power, the Tx3 Mini android box will allow you to stream and save hundreds of your favourite shows.

Specifics are highlighted with Kodi 17 and preinstalled with Malaysian apps to make your Android experience more convenient. The 4K Ultra HD on Tx3 Mini will serve you with crystal clear pixel images, a requisite with an amplified visual experience.

Performance Slow
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, Popcorn Time, KODI. You also get access to numerous English, Chinese, Malay, and Indian viewing apps, as well as a huge number of live-streaming channels.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This is the most affordable Android TV Box on the market, for the specifications it offers!

Pros: This android box is also compatible with gaming systems.

Cons: A low connection might affect your viewing quality.

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4. Minix Neo U9-H AmLogic 
Buy from RM585.00

Specs | Processor: Octa Core Cortex A53 Processor | GPU: Mali-820MP3  | Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 6.1

The Minix Neo U9-H is the Android Box to go with, if clarity matters to you. It boasts of achieving new heights in terms of viewing, and because of its price-tag, we assume that they’re not messing around. If you like your movies so clear that you can count the blades of grass in it, this is the Android Box for you.

It comes with Dolby Digital Audio technology, so the sound system isn’t too shabby, either. You’re definitely getting what you pay for (and a little more!) with this one.

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Google Play, YouTube, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, IFlix, Netflix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Popcorn Time, plus various viewing apps for movies, live sports, cartoons, and documentaries! Korean, Chinese, Malay, and Indian apps are included, too. 
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes Being an American Android TV box, you can expect a smooth interface, and extreme durability! Plus, it works brilliantly with a Dolby Sound System.

Pros: With its HD capabilities and stunning audio technology, it’s an Android Box to die for.

Cons: It’s a little bit out of most people’s price range.

5. H96 Pro Amlogic S912 Android Smart TV Box
Buy from RM320.00

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905W | GPU: Mali 450MP | Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1.2

The H96 Pro Amlogic Android TV allows you 16GB storage and a speedy Wi-Fi detection. Equipped with Octa-core processors, the H96 is simply redefining the concept of television viewing. It offers an extensive range of usage, with free apps downloads from multiple apps store.

H96 Pro Amlogic comes with a 16GB storage and 3GB memory that carries support HDD. With the support of the 4K Ultra, you will be amazed at the topmost picture clarity and high definition viewing delivered to you by the H96 Pro Amlogic.

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Kodi, Android Play Store.
Customer Support No
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes The software on this thing is said to make gaming a legendary experience!

Pros:  Large storage space, which means more channels, more movies, and more games.

Cons: No Bluetooth connection, so no easy phone connections!

6. Lexon Digital HiMedia H8 Lite Android TV Box
Buy from RM399.00

Specs | Processor: RK3368 | GPU: PowerVR SGX6610 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

The Lexon Digital HiMedia H8 Android TV box allows you more upgraded specifications and completely enhances your viewing. This version of the Lexon Digital comes with 8GB storage and Quad-core processors, completely loaded with Ultra HD 4K viewing for your pleasure.

Lexon Digital HiMedia H8 is a model equipped with Kodi 16.0 allowing you the privilege of utilising all android apps. From basic online browsing to streaming online videos and television shows, the Lexon Digital HiMedia H8 also offers you the chance to be updated with current news.

Besides that, manage your professional tasks with the Office unit and enjoy your online chats. 

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Video on Demand, Kokotime, Megabox, Showbox, Newest Movies HD, Popcorn Time.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes You can use a mouse and a keyboard with this Android TV Box, so get those gaming fingers ready!

Pros: Use the HiMedia H8 to edit your Microsoft documents, with Microsoft Suite programs available here.

Cons: A smaller internal storage might not be able to meet all your needs.

7. Unimax Pro Turbobox GEN 2 Turbo Android TV Box
Buy from RM450.00

Specs | Processor: Hisilicon Cortex A9 Quad Core | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 4.4

One of the highlighted specifications offered by the Unimax Pro Turbobox GEN 2 Turbo Android TV Box is its lifetime VIP premium channel free of charge. Supported by 4K output, the Unimax Pro android TV will amplify your online videos, movies and TV programmes with the Dolby Digital Plus surround sound system.

Equipped with Quad-core processors and Android 4.4 operating system, you can bring all your laptop activities completely life-size onto your television. Unimax Pro is compatible with all audio and video formats expanding the opportunity for your Android TV viewing.

Performance Slow
Preinstalled Apps APK Installer, Android Play Store.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes The Turbobox has its own server to watch live channels, so you’ll never miss that important football match!

Pros: Excellent audio features, so movies take on a life of their own.

Cons: Its internal memory tops off at 16GB, but this is easily fixed with an SD card for external use.

8. XiaoMi MiBox 3S Android TV Box
Buy from RM229.00

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905X | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB Storage | Operating System: Android 6.0

This is an Android TV box that focuses completely on the entertainment value for your whole family. The Global Version MiBox 3 Android TV box requires no channel subscription fee and simply provides you free channel for life.

You’ll be all set to be regaled by international channels such as from China, Taiwan, Thailand, Arab, Hong Kong, India and of course Malaysian paid channels. The Global Version MiBox brings you many Android applications to add to the already extensive specifications.

 

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps APK Installer, Android Play Store.
Customer Support No
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This one from XiaoMi comes with PatchWall, a XiaoMi-exclusive intelligent interface! With PatchWall’s recommendations, you’ll never run out of things to watch.

Pros: This is voice-activated — finally, an Android Box that listens to you!

Cons: Your MiBox 3 might heat up quickly, if not placed in a well-ventilated area. 

9. MXQ 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box
Buy from RM95.00

Specs | Processor: Rockchip RK3229 | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

How would you like to triple your viewing pleasure with the MXQ 4K Ultra HD Android TV box? The MXQ offers you a dual pleasure for your television usage with its 4K Ultra HD setup enabling you to discovery the high definition clarity of the images on your screen, as well as the watching the latest cinema release through online streaming.

And if that is not enough, the MXQ 4K Ultra HD presents you with more than 10,000 channels, only for your viewing fun. Stream the movies without any hitch and be entertained.

Performance Slow
Preinstalled Apps APK Installer, Android Play Store
Customer Support No
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes You’ve got access to over 10,000 channels — from almost every country, in most common Malaysian languages!

Pros: Access to over 10,000 channels; watch anything you want.

Cons: The low RAM means that a lot of your time will be spent waiting.

10. MXR Pro RK3328 (Enhanced)
Buy from RM279.00

Specs | Processor: RK3328 | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

The perfect Android Box for those of you with massive televisions, the MXR Pro RK3328 supports up to 4K HD quality. Believe us; invite your friends over for movie night, and they’ll be in no rush to leave!

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps APK Installer, Genesis, YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Store
Customer Support No
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes With the RK3328, you’re guaranteed no remote-to-screen delay when playing with your new toy!

Pros: High-definition viewing that has to be seen to be believed.

Cons: We couldn’t find anything on this ourselves, but some reviews claim that reboots happen pretty often.

11. Unblock Pro 4th Generation Ublock
Buy from RM449.00

Specs | Processor: ARM Cortex A53 | GPU: Mali 400MP2 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

This Android Box is excellent for those of you with a vast variety of devices at home, as it supports tablets, phones, and PCs. No need for complaints — now everyone can connect to this!

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps A proprietary app that’ll serve up the best channels all day long, plus UBTV, UVOD, LeTV, and Mango TV.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes Did we mention the proprietary app? Oh, we did? But did we also mention that you can access it (along with live sports, new movies, and so much more) for free, with no hidden costs? Yeah, we know. Awesome.

Pros: Comes with a free air-mouse, for easier access.

Cons: Apps directly from China don’t come with an English translation, so keep that Google Translate at hand!

12. TMall M17 Android Box
Buy from RM299.00

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905X | GPU: Mali 450MP5 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

This adorable, cat-inspired Android Box isn’t just great because it’s so cute. It comes fully-loaded with multiple apps that you’re guaranteed to use; all completely free with this purchase! New movies and TV shows are automatically-updated, so you’ll never miss an episode again!

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Kodi, TV Add Ons, APK Installer, Android Play Store
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This one is geared towards Chinese users, so you’ll be able to watch all your Chinese TV shows and movies, with no problem!

Pros: Auto-updates set to occur, so you’re guaranteed convenience!

Cons: At the moment, Chinese is the only featured language on the box, which might make things a little difficult in terms of home-use and programming.

 

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For all our Android TV Box needs, we're quite happy to refer to TVBox2U on Lazada. Time and again, they've proven to be helpful -- offering efficient post-purchase customer service, and a willingness to accommodate our needs!

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