Tanggula Elite Max Series Review
So I have reviewed quite a number of these live TV models and have always been dissatisfied with the quality of the hardware you have to pay such a high price. The new Tanggula Elite Max series is one live TV model that changes the narrative. Not only does it have good high-quality Amlogic hardware, but it also offers five live TV services instead of one. This new development gives you five options in the event that one particular service is freezing up or buffering a lot. On the Android TV box side of things you get the Amlogic S905X4 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz with 4GB of DDR three RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Tanggula set out to deliver value for money fully understanding that you are paying an unusually high price for their service and expect something of value in terms of the hardware itself. So in this model, you get an aluminum body with an HDMI 2.1 port, gigabit LAN, external and internal, LED display, USB 3.0 port, and optical audio. They also included an R1 wireless rechargeable air-mouse remote with a voice search feature to be used with Google search assistant. So this review was a pleasant experience for me while at the same time I did encounter some cons along the way.
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Tanggula Elite Max series hardware
Well for starters you get one of the better chipsets in the industry from Amlogic which is the Amlogic S905X4, and it’s a Quad-core cortex A55 CPU clock that 2.0 GHz configured in 32bit mode. It has 4GB of DDR three RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Its Bluetooth version is 5.0.
Its display and graphics are powered by the ARM Mali G31 single-core GPU with a refresh rate 60Hz with OpenGL ES 3.2 support. It has 2.4GHz + 5GHz Wi-Fi support. Its operating system is Android 11 internally codenamed red velvet cake and it shows here that it’s not rooted. Its GPU has Vulkan API version 1.1 support which is great for gaming.
For operating temperature, the box idles around 53°C and we’ll monitor to see how high it increases during 3D gaming. For audio and video decoders it comes with all the decoders with the playback of 4K HDR/HLG/AV1 and Dolby Vision videos. It also comes with audio decoders such as Dolby audio ac3 and DTS HD surround sound audio decoders.
Tanggula Elite Max series I/O ports
The design of this model is fantastic. Its entire body is made of aluminum with polished edges with the Tanggula elite branding at the top. For input-output peripherals it comes with one HDMI 2.1 port, one RJ-45 gigabit LAN port, one optical audio, its DC power input jack, the connector for its external antenna, one USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0 port, and a micro-SD card reader.
On the opposite side has some ventilation holes. The front has an LED display. And below the box has four antiskid rubber feet and lots of ventilation holes. However, I’m yet to identify the location of the reset button.
It has a RAM copy speed of 3390 MB/s. Its internal storage has a read speed of 110 MB/s and a write speed of 44 MB/s.
Its USB 3.0 port when connected to a Samsung EVO Plus M.2 1TB SSD enclosure has a read speed of 334 MB/s and a write speed of 294 MB/s.
Based on my Internet speed of 154 Mbps the 5GHz band achieved the maximum speed of my network. Its 2.4 GHz band reached as high as 62 Mbps. Its gigabit LAN port also achieved the maximum speed of my network of 154 Mbps.
Its Antutu benchmark it scored 93,283. Its CPU single core and multicore performance and its GPU performance scores will be added to my ranking chart chart for reference.
Tanggula Elite Max series Pro features
- 5 Live TV Streaming services
- Amlogic S905X4 4X CPU 2.0GHz / Mali G31 GPU w/Vulkan
- 4GB Ram 128GB of internal storage
- Android 11 mobile version
- Wireless air-mouse/keyboard included | Google voice search feature
- Aluminum body with external and internal
- Navigation bar / Full status bar with system controls
- Root switch / hardware monitor / Screen rotation
- 4K HDR / HLG / AV1 / HEVC video playback good (Dolby Vision decoders available)
- Mobile screen mirroring via the Airsreen app
- Alternative launchers work
- YouTube in 4K 2060p w/HDR
- High-performance 3D gaming
- Bluetooth paring stable
- 5Ghz Wi-Fi and GB LAN
- No DRM for Netflix in HD/4K
- Root switch not working
- Overheating during gaming 90°C/ with cooling fan 54°C
- Official Miracast not working
- Live wallpapers don’t work
This is the first live TV Android box that I am impressed with and I’m 99% satisfied with its firmware features with the exception of the non-functional root switch. You get value for money with the array of live TV streaming options available on one device.
It was very thoughtful of them to include a wireless air-mouse/keyboard remote control in your purchase to work with its will assistant voice search feature adding greater value for the money you are paying for this device. I love its design with its aluminum body and its Amlogic hardware delivers great performance. Just keep in mind that if you intend to play high-graphic Android games you need to use a mini cooling fan below to prevent it from overheating