H96 Max Amlogic S905X2 Review
People in the TV box community have all grown to know the name H96 Max, and We have seen so many H96 models being released making them one of the most consistent brands in TV boxes. Today we have the release of the H96 Max X2, which is their latest TV box release on the new Amlogic S905X2 CPU and the Mali G31 GPU. I have been getting some good performance from this new hardware in other boxes, and the H96 Max X2 in this review performed really well, and at the same time needed some improvement in some areas.
- CPU – Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core (1.8GHz)
- GPU – Mali G31 single core (650Mhz)
- RAM – 4GB DDR4
- ROM – 32GB eMMc Flash
- WiFi – 2.44 + 5.8GHz Dual band
- LAN – 100Mbps
- Bluetooth – 4.1
- USB – 3.0
- Remote – Infrared stock
Android OS / UI
So they have not changed the design of the launcher, the matter of fact they left out something in this launcher. The launcher comes with a very beautiful red petal wallpaper that niceness thing up a bit. However, looks don’t mean it works well. Don’t get me wrong, the launcher’s primary functions works well, but there is no navigation bar for easy multitasking. In my correspondence with manufacturers I always try to emphasize the need for a navigation bar in TV boxes. The operating system is Android 8.1 and the box is rooted something I like very much.
- Antutu – 58657
- Geekbench 4 – 701 Single-Core / 2100 multi-core
- IceStorm Extreme – 5272
- RAM Copy – 3506.41 MB/s
- ROM Speed – 135.34 MB/s Read. 86.37 MB/s Write
- WiFI – Max speed on 5.8GHz only. Low LAN speed
4K Video Playback and Gaming
I played all of my 4K videos at 60fps 10bit HDR formats and the box managed to play most of the samples without issues off of the USB 3.0 port via flash drive. However, there 3 videos in MKV format that seem to have some difficulty to play smoothly.
The H96 Max X2 really shined in the 3D gaming test. The Mali G31 a good gaming GPU and played all my favorite high graphic games with good high quality rendering.
The performance of the H96 Max X2 was a little better than the KM9 from my last video. I like that the box is rooted, Netflix plays in 720p quality, online streaming is good, it can play lots of 4K samples, and gaming is really good on this box, and my gamepad key mapping works on this box also. I don’t like that it is missing a navigation bar, you cannot run the Android TV OS version of YouTube, the LAN speed results are very low, and 3 of my 4K samples had some issues playing.