Monsterbox X1 Max Live TV Android TV Box

Monsterbox X1 Max Live TV

In the world of Android boxes there are all sorts of models geared towards different types of streaming needs, and the Monsterbox X1 Max is one of those models that has a special feature. When you compare the price of this box compared to your standard Android models, there is a huge increase in price and that is because it provides service on top of the box itself. The service itself is somewhat controversial in many official quarters especially on the YouTube platform as the service provides live TV feeds.

 

The Monsterbox X1 Max is classified as an IPTV/live TV Android box, but in fact it’s just a regular Android box with life TV apps that you can find on the Internet and in most cases can be applied to any other box. What you are paying a high price for is the life TV service that’s going to save you money. The box’s hardware performance is not the best but the live TV service is.

Amazon US – amzn.to/3euORnx

Monsterbox official site – monsterboxofficial.com/products/monsterbox-x1-max?ref=qfdx-rnthgu

Coupon Code: TV50 ($50 off, can be used ONLY 20 times)

Coupon Code: TV30 ($30 off without limitation)

Monsterbox X1 Max in the box

Monsterbox X1 Max Hardware

CPU – Allwinner H6 1.4GHz
GPU – ARM Mali T720
RAM – 4GB DDR3
Internal Storage – 128GB eMMc
Wi-Fi – Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz
LAN – 100M Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.1

Monsterbox X1 Max System info

Monsterbox X1 Max CPU info

I/O Ports

1 HDMI 2.0 Type-A
1 RJ54 100 Mbps
1 AV Out
1 IR
1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
1 DC
1 Micro SD
2 External antennas

Monsterbox X1 Max rear IO ports Monsterbox X1 Max side IO ports Monsterbox X1 Max base view Monsterbox X1 Max Top view
Monsterbox X1 Max Benchmarks

Antutu – 58,091
Geekbench 4 – 612 Single-Core | 1,511 Multicore
Ice Storm Extreme – 54,010
SlingShot – 106
RAM Copy – 2.621 MB/s
Internal Storage – 139 MB/s read | 137 MB/s write
Wi-Fi – 58% on 5GHZ Band | 2.4GHz 24% (based on 250Mbps network)
LAN -36% 100 Mbps (based on 250Mbps network)

Monsterbox X1 Max Antutu benchmark

Features

Live TV service over 1200 live streams
VOD service movies and TV shows
Rooted
4K 2160p HDR Display
Alternative launchers work
Mobile screen mirroring work
Kodi/APKs streaming work
4K HDR video playback work
Bluetooth works
Dual band WI-Fi
Attractive design
Regular OTA updates
IR remote has IR learning feature

Monster X1 Max launcher Monster X1 Max remote

Cons

No DRM for Netflix in HD/4K
No Dolby Vision
No Dolby/DTS audio
No Root switch
No Screen Rotation
Auto HDR not working well
Low CPU speed 1.4GHz
Below average Wi-Fi and LAN speeds
No Vulkan support poor 3D gaming
Borderline heating issues
High price

Monsterbox X1 Max Pros and Cons

Final thoughts

So the Monsterbox X1 Max cost a lot of money, and what you are paying for is actually paying for is the IPTV/live TV service which is pretty good. They could have used a more high-end TV Box that would have delivered the best of both worlds with having a high-performance Android box and a killer IPTV/live TV service. However, doing so may have resulted in even higher prices so it is what it is.

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2 thoughts on “Monsterbox X1 Max Live TV Android TV Box”

  1. I purchased this box and have had it one month. Your review is right on. Because of heat build up, I installed 2 usb fans with on/off & 3 speed switch on the bottom and it stays much cooler, between 36 & 46 degrees Celsius. I find the IPTV service to be quite good. There is definitely a trade off with the device hardware, which is mid to lower end but having 4 gb RAM and 128 gb internal memory helps somewhat.

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