2022 A95X W2 Amlogic S905W2 AV1 4K TV Box

A95X W2 Amlogic S905W2 Android 11 AV1 4K TV Box Review

The A95X W2 Amlogic S905W2 Android 11 TV Box manufactured in late 2021 and released in early 2022, seeks to deliver high-quality AV1 video streaming in the medium category price range. This box is first of its kind to feature a new 30° angle ergonomically design, that delivers 4K 2160p resolution with AV1 decoding the price range of below $40. It also comes in various models ranging from 2GB/16GB, 4GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB models. Its firmware is A95X’s standard firmware, with its launcher featuring horizontal scrolling panels and and Android TV OS type layout.

With the introduction of Android 11 into the TV Box market I have seen developers struggle to gain full compatibility with certain chipsets, mainly in the area of Google play services and surround sound audio formats. When it comes to 4K video playback and surround sound audio formats, the A95X W2 comes with a special media player called the EXO player design to successfully play videos with AV1 decoding and the surround sound audio formats.

Due to the fact that a regular media players such as the VLC player and the Kodi media player has issues with AV1 and some of the surround sound formats on this box. It ranked well on the my rankings chart, but I won’t recommend you use it for gaming without a cooling fan.

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⬇️A95X W2 Stock Firmware here – drive.google.com/file/d/19g3zePVEc-wWcBSXauWqZsJej4W7QH9t/view?usp=sharing

 

A95X W2 package contents

A95X W2 Hardware

  • CPU – Amlogic S905W2 1.8GHZ
  • GPU – ARM Mali G31
  • RAM – 4GB DDR3
  • Internal Storage – 64GB
  • Wi-Fi – Dual-Band ax 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz
  • LAN – RJ45 100Mbps
  • Bluetooth – 5.1

A95X W2 System info A95X W2 CPU info

A95X W2 IO Ports

  • 1 HDMI 2.1
  • 2 USB 2.0
  • 1 RJ45 LAN 100Mbps
  • 1 AV
  • 1 Optical audio
  • 1 Micro SD

A95X W2 rear IO ports A95X W2 side IO ports A95X W2 Design A95X W2 base view

Benchmarks

  • Antutu – 72,740
  • Geekbench4 – 598 Single-core | 1689 Multi-core
  • Ice Storm Extreme -5180
  • Sling Shot – 535
  • RAM Copy – 3364 MB/s
  • Internal Storage – 126 MB/s Read | 96 MB/s write
  • Wi-Fi – 5GHz 90% | 2.4GHz 14% (based on network speed of 250Mbps)
  • LAN – GB LAN – 36% (based on network speed of 250Mbps)

A95X W2 Antutu benchmark

Features

  • New ergonomic design
  • Amlogic S905W2 CPU 1.8GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 / 64GB
  • Android 11 OS
  • 4K HDR Display
  • Dolby Atmos / DTS audio
  • Alternative launchers work
  • Screen rotation work
  • 4K HDR videos play OK
  • AV1 Video decoding OK
  • Official Version of Miracast
  • Good Benchmarks
  • Custom Wallpapers
  • YouTube in 4K HDR
  • Android TV OS alternative firmware available

A95X W2 launcher A95X W2 surround sound audio A95X W2 IR remote

Cons

  • No Root access
  • No Dolby vision
  • No DRM for Netflix in HD/4K
  • Google Play Services access issue
  • Overheating during gaming
  • Throttling during gaming
  • No DTS-X/DTS-HD MA/Dolby TrueHD
  • Wi-Fi and LAN speeds below maximum

A95X W2 pros and cons

Final Thoughts

The A95X W2 falls within the medium grade category and is ideal for streaming movies and TV shows. It has the potential to do much more but without root access your options are limited. On that same note there is available an alternative Android TV OS operating system for this box, and with it comes the Magisk application for root access. In my next video I will feature is alternative operating system and let’s see what’s the performance and features we can get it.

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7 thoughts on “2022 A95X W2 Amlogic S905W2 AV1 4K TV Box”

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      Open developer options enable OEM unlocking. Then connect to PC and flash update firmware.

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