2020 H96 Max X3 Amlogic S905X3 Android 9 8K TV Box Review

H96 Max X3 TV Box Review

When I was asked to review the H96 Max X3 TV Box  honestly I really didn’t believe it was going to be worth it, after the disappointing performance of the H96 line in 2019. However because of my commitment to as much TV box as possible and because I am an H96 fan, I felt compelled to do it. So H96 finally jumped on the Amlogic S905X3 chip-set and they did their best to give us killer mid-range TV box. In this review I got nothing but good news with a few cons as usual, see my findings below.

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H96 Max X3 IN The Box

 

H96 Max X3 Hardware

  • CPU – Amlogic S9o5x3 1.9GHz
  • GPU – Mali G31 MP6
  • RAM – 4GB DDR3
  • ROM – 128GB
  • WiFi – 2.4GHz + 5GHz
  • LAN – 1000Mbps
  • Bluetooth – 4.0

H96 Max X3 Syetem Info H96 Max X3 CPU Info

IO Ports

  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 LAN
  • 1 Optical SPDIF
  • 1 AV
  • 1 Micro SD
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 USB 2.0

H96 Max X3 Ports H96 Max X3 Ports 2 H96 Max X3 LED Clock Display H96 Max X3 Bottom View

Benchmarks

  • Antutu – 64,299
  • Geekbench 4 – NA Single-Core | NA multi-core
  • Ice Storm Extreme – 5415
  • SlingShot – 515
  • RAM Copy – 3,265
  • ROM Speed – 42 MB/s Read | 33 MB/s
  • WiFi Speed – 5GHz Max | 2.4GHz low speed
  • LAN Speed – 1000Mbps Max speed

H96 Max X3 Antutu Benchmark

Firmware Features

  • Rooted
  • SuperSu app
  • Alternative Launcher Compatible
  • DRM Google Widevivne Level 3
  • Netflix 480p
  • Good movies stream apps
  • Good 4K video playback
  • YouTube in 4K
  • Good 3D Gaming
  • Key Mapping apps

 

H96 Max X3 Dolby Atmos

Cons

  • No navigation bar
  • Infrared Remote
  • No DRM for Netflix in HD/4K

H96 Max X3 Pros And Cons

Conclusion

I must say the H96 Max X3 is fine mid-range TV box. I know I have been harsh on H96 in their Allwinner models, that is because I hold them to a higher standard after they have been known for producing great boxes in the past. So this X3 model is like redemption for them and I am happy to recommend this box as a great TV box to buy. 

11 thoughts on “2020 H96 Max X3 Amlogic S905X3 Android 9 8K TV Box Review”

  1. hello, how do you manage to detect Dolby with this box?
    i activate all output audio format on the box but when i read DD, DD+, ATMOS or DTS with this box my ampli ( pioneer VSX-933 7.2 atmos) always say ” input 2CH PCM” and play stereo with nativ mode… Thanks

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  2. Is there already a solution to address the issue of HBO NOW without audio? I have H96 Max X3 128GB, 8k Ultra HD Version 9. Android Patch level 8/5/2018, Kernel Ver 4.9.113, Build PPRI.180610.011.

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  3. Can you please help? Which one is better?
    H96 MAX X3 or the Android 9.0 (2GB/16GB) 6K Ultra HD Smart Tv Box Netflix Preloaded?
    Thanks for replying…

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  4. Hey guys, I just purchased a H96 Max X3 Amlogic S905X3 and it’s been working great until I bricked it (could’ve kicked myself from here to kingdom-come for not doing a TWRP backup).
    It came as this, so now if anyone can drop this image somewhere, I’d appreciate it.
    ro.hardware=amlogic
    ro.bootimage.build.date=Mon Jan 13 11:33:40 CST 2020
    ro.bootimage.build.utc=1578886420
    ro.bootimage.build.fingerprint=AmLogic/u215/u215:9/PPR1.180610.011/20200113:user/test-keys
    Cheers from down-under.

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