2019 Amazon Fire TV Cube Hexa-Core CPU Alexa TV Box Review

2019 Amazon Fire TV Cube Review

The 2019 Amazon Fire TV Cube is the latest addition to Amazon’s line of streaming devices that has been around since the inception of the online streaming, and their best selling product the Fire TV stick is well known in the industry. After the release of the first cube that received much criticism from the community relating to its lack of hardware and connecting ports, Amazon decided to give the new cube some much needed power.  Sporting a new S922X hexa-core CPU and the MAli G52, ranks the new Fire TV cube high on the charts in reference to benchmark scores. it is yet to be seen how the community will respond to this new model, see that it still does not support Google Play Services.

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Hardware

  • CPU – S922X 6X 2.2GHz
  • GPU – Mali G52
  • RAM – 2GB DDR4
  • ROM – 16GB eMMc
  • Wifi – 802.11ac 2.4GHz+5.8GHz
  • LAN – Via adapter cable 100Mbps
  • Bluetooth – 5.0

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IO Ports

  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 Micro USB
  • 1 IR Extender
  • 1 DC input

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Premium Features

  • Android TV 9 Pie Fully certified
  • Alexa with Farfield technology
  • DRM Google Widevine Level 1 HDCP 2.2
  • Netflix, Amazon Prime video, others in HD/4K
  • YouTube in 4K
  • Good 4K video playback
  • Dolby audio features
  • HDR 4K display 2160p 60hz
  • Miracast built-in
  • Amazon games and apps store
  • CEC control options

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Benchmarks

  • Antutu – 126,533
  • Geekbenck 4 – 1416 single-core | 4024 multi-core
  • RAM copy speed – 5,692
  • ROM Speed – 
  • Ice Storm Extreme – MAX
  • SlingShot – 1,502
  • WiFi – Max speed on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. LAN 40Mbps max

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Conclusion

The new 2019 Amazon Fire TV cube is what is, a premium streaming Android TV box running on a Custom Android TV operating system, that is geared towards Amazon prime video and apps on the Amazon store. If you are registered with premium services like Netflix, Sling TV and others then the cube suit you well.  As a cord cutter you may not like the cube so much, As there are no Google play services and sideloading can be frustrating  not to mention without Google play services many apps and games will not work. 

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