BuzzTV E5 Android Box Review – What’s All The Buzz About?

BuzzTV E5 Android Box Review

BuzzTV has released their latest generation 5 series of server hub boxes for 2022 running on Android 11 TV OS operating system. Their budget model is called the BuzzTV E5 and it runs on 2 GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This is however unusual and recombination as boxes usually come with 2GB/16GB and 4GB 32GB or 64GB. If you are familiar with BuzzTV boxes then you already know that their main focus is their life TV server hub feature, designed to host multiple live TV subscriptions in one central interface. You can however use the box as a standard Android streaming box to watch your favorite movies and TV shows from your favorite subscription services.


These models are developed using the TV OS version of Android with Google Widevine level I with HDCP 2.3 protection. This means you have the Android TV version of the Google play store with limited access to apps and games that you will usually enjoy on the mobile version. Even though it has Widevine level I with HDCP it does not have a Netflix ESN certification to play Netflix in HD or 4K, it does not have Google assistant or built-in Chromecast. So this means it’s not fully Google certified with all the features required to stream premium movie services, as I discovered that apps like Prime Video are restricted to 480p resolution.

So it is indeed their budget model as its primary function is its live TV hub feature and basic streaming of movies and TV shows. It’s not recommended as a gaming Android box as it only has 2 GB of RAM, however it can play Android games as its GPU has Vulkan support. It has 32 GB of storage and you can convert up to 64GB to shared internal storage via SD card. I connected a 4TB HDD hard drive via USB and the box was able to read it.




BuzzTV E5 Hardware

  • CPU – Amlogic S905X4 quad core 2.0GHz
  • GPU – ARM Mali G31 w/Vulkan
  • RAM – 2GB DDR4
  • Internal Storage – 32GB eMMc
  • Wi-Fi  – Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz AC
  • Ethernet – LAN 100Mbps
  • Bluetooth – 5.0


BuzzTV E5 I/O ports

  • 1 HDMI 2.1
  • 1 RJ45 100 Mbps
  • 1 Optical audio
  • 1 AV port
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 DC 5V 2A


Benchmarks (View ranking chart)

  • Antutu – 9,6835
  • CPU Single Core – 5,614
  • CPU Multi-Core – 16,592
  • GPU Performance – 9,769
  • RAM Copy Speed – 3,405 MB/s
  • Internal Storage Speed – Read speed 156 MB/s | write speed 60 MB/s.
  • 5GHz Wi-Fi Speed (based on 154Mbps) – 100% speed
  • 2.4GHz Wi-fi Speed – 79%
  • LAN Speed – 61%

BuzzTV E5 Antutu benchmark


BuzzTV E5 Pro features

  • Amlogic S905X4 quad-core CPU 2.0 GHz / 32bit mode
  • DDR4 RAM
  • Android 11 Android TV OS version
  • Live TV Streaming Hub interface
  • 4K 2160p at 60hz display
  • Up to 12bit YCbCr 422 Color space
  • HDR 10Bit display
  • Mobile screen mirroring Airscreen app
  • Max Internet speed on 5GHz and the LAN port
  • 2.4GHz band over 120Mbps notable
  • Alternative launchers work
  • Custom image wallpaper
  • 4K video playback good w/HLG
  • Dolby Atmos/ Dolby Digital plus/Dolby surround
  • YouTube in 4K HDR via Smart YouTube TV version only
  • Average 3D gaming Cooling fan recommend
  • Premium packaging




  • Not rooted
  • 2GB RAM limited configured in 32bit mode only
  • No navigation bar or status bar
  • No DRM for Netflix in HD/4K
  • No Google assistant/Built-in Chromecast
  • Borderline overheating idle 69°C/gaming 85°C
  • No Official Miracast application
  • No DTS HD-MA/DTS X/Dolby TrueHD
  • Only VLC can play surround sound audio
  • Infrared remote

BuzzTV E5 pros and cons


Final thoughts

So the BuzzTV E5 after testing its live TV server hub feature with a couple of subscriptions, it provides a really good interface for your channels along with EPG guide. If your service provides video-on-demand you can access that also, and what other playback services included in that package. If you are not interested in the life TV then you can simply use the box as a standard Android streaming device, and it has Widevine level I with HDCP 2.2 protection so some services will play in HD or 4K.
It’s not an excellent gaming Android box, but it can play games comfortably on medium to low graphics setting. Just remember you are running Android TV OS so your play store is limited to apps suited to your TV. You can however sideload a lot of apps and games.



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