Powerful A95X Max Plus Gamebox Android TV Box – S922X – 4GB+64GB – Any Good?


What’s up guys Chigz here from Chigz
Tech Review. Today I’ve got my hands on the latest A95X Max Plus. Now they are calling this the video game box it’s got some impressive specs and this comes with a wireless game controller and also two different remote controls so first
of all inside the box you will find your user manuals HDMI cable a power adapter
and I’ll tell you the voltage it’s 12 volts 2500 ma you’re getting a USBC to
USB a charger cable for the game controller
so you do get a wireless game controller included with this package and it’s not
an average generic style controller this is actually very nice
you’ve got your four trigger buttons a very ergonomic and comfortable in the
hands you’ve got this grippy texture here dual joysticks and a d-pad you’ve
got a plus and minus button so that’s going to be for volume control home
button a button which says T and a button with it zero on it so we’ll find
out what all of that does a bit later now another unique thing is you can
choose what type of d-pad you want so they basically slot on top so you can
have traditional d-pad or you can have something that looks like that or this
one here so you’ve got three different styles I think I’m just going to go
traditional and just keep the standard d-pad or some stuff really liking this
controller so far and I’m impressed that it’s not a cheapy generic style one so
yes we will be testing this out very shortly if that’s not enough you’re
getting your standard remote control and you can’t control your television with
this remote control instructions on the back and this is powered by two triple A
batteries you’re also getting a Nintendo Wii style remote so they’re calling this
the sensor remote it’s nearly the same and you’re going to be able to wave
things around and hopefully play games so you do have your d-pad home button a
mouse button ok back volume control you’ve got a menu button in the middle
and a speaker and I’m hoping that’s not a dummy I’m hoping that is an actual
speaker X a B Y and a single trigger button on the back now this sensor
controller is powered by two double-a batteries and
do you have a USB dongle to connect it to the box last but certainly not least
the TV box itself so here it is guys the a9 5x Max Plus this box is made
completely from a metal body it’s Space Gray all the way around it
looks and feels absolutely amazing now quickly talk about the dimensions it’s
twelve point five centimeters in height and seven point five centimeters in
width on the front of the box you have been infrared sensor for the remote
control you also have two full-sized USB 3 ports two standard USB 2 ports microSD
card slot and a physical power button so it’s nice that you bought all of your
ports at the front of the box now if we go over to the back of the box you have
your power socket Gigabit LAN HDMI out your s/pdif optical in and an AV port on
the top you do have a lot of insulation and the vents are also made from metal
and this is what the bottom of the box looks like and again the stand is made
from metal as well but you do have rubber feet to keep the TV box still so
this box is all about gaming it’s called the a9 5 X Max Plus video gaming box so
I’m hoping the system will be running nice and cool and I look forward to
testing this out so let’s quickly go over the specs I’ve put the specs on the
screen so you guys can have a quick read now we have the s 922 hexa core CPU or
if the Mallee g5 – 4 gigs of DDR for RAM and 64 gigs of internal storage now you
do have a micro SD card slot for expansion you’ve got dual band Wi-Fi AC
Gigabit LAN Bluetooth version 4.2 this is running full Android version 9 PI
supports 4k HD are at 60 frames per second this supports HDR 10 with HDMI
version 2.1 and 5.1 surround sound so without any further ado let’s go ahead
and get this beast of a TV box hooked up and find out exactly what it’s capable
of you know I can’t wait to test this one out so let’s get cracking so first
of all I run a boot up speed test and this TV box took 30
three seconds to fully load the homescreen from a cold start and here is
the home screen for this box you have a clean and simple layout with your search
icon on the top left with connection info and local time on the right
followed by a customizable favorite section so you can select your favorite
apps to appear in this top row the next row is dedicated to games and the first
large icon is called action games and these are exclusive games especially
designed for this TV box which you’re going to be using the Nintendo Wii type
of sensor controller and we will be testing this out later and the next two
rows will show you all your apps and finally at the bottom you have an app
drawer main settings and Wi-Fi connection info now if we head over to
main settings go to device preferences and check out the system storage info
this box has 64 gigs of internal storage from which you have 54 gigs free to use
and if we have a quick looking about you will see that we are running full
Android version 9 pi now let’s have a look at the complete system apps here
are all the apps available on this box as standard I have not installed
anything yet and you do have quite a few apps to get you started including air
screen sectors play you’ve got some games pre-installed Netflix Amazon Prime
video you even have a PSP emulator pre-installed and ready to use which we
will test a little bit later in this video and of course the full version of
the Google Play Store where you can download all your favorite games and
apps now the first thing I tested was screen mirroring with the included air
screen app and unfortunately I was unable to connect with either my iOS or
Android smartphone so this box apparently does not support screen
mirroring so now I’m going to play some 4k video samples from a USB Drive and I
will be doing this with the included TV MC media player which is basically the
same as Kodi Media Player but if you wanted the official version of Kodi
simply uninstall the TV MC and install the official version of Kodi from the
Play Store so the first video is a 4k high bitrate jellyfish demo and this one
is 160 megabits per second and playback is nice and smooth as expected
so now we’re going to jump straight to the 400 megabits per second file and
again you can see the playback is super smooth with no issues at all so this box
plays high bitrate 4k files with no issues so moving on now to the YouTube test and
you can stream a maximum of 4k on YouTube can’t see us you just told them we’re
here what was that I think that was a rifle it’s 1985 why
why do you think of this 20th 2010 a see Bostick time of the year
Valerie it’s late four-wheeler for you kids I’ll be right back I guess we start
without him I’m sorry now Netflix and Amazon Prime is working absolutely fine
but unfortunately the maximum resolution supported is 480p they thought it was a
game the cop said it was the wrong house moving on to the gaming test beginning
with Real Racing 3 so I’m pleased to see that pub t-mobile
detected the highest HDR graphical settings for this TV box so now we’re
going to test out the sensor controller or the Nintendo Wii style controller so
it does work like a standard infrared wireless remote but you also got a air
mouse if you press the mouse button you got air mouse control there you can turn
off the mouse by pressing the mouse button again you then have a home button
volume control so what we’re going to do now is test out the brand new action
games so they’re designed for this controller so let’s see let’s open up
the action games folder so here are all the games you can play with this
included sensor remote so you got ascii salam bowling curling and so on so forth
so quite an extensive range of games so we’re gonna try something out let’s go
ahead and play tennis love so next up we are testing out the PSP
emulator so I downloaded two PSP games I put them on a USB Drive
and I was able to access those games directly from the USB and the PSP games
played absolutely fine with no issues at all so for your advanced users DRM info
shows Google Widevine level 3 and here is cpu-z where you can check out the
clock speeds and you can see this is running the Mallee g52 furthermore this
box is running Android version 9 and does come routed as standard and in the
Wi-Fi speed test we’ve got download speeds of 58 and upload speeds of 18
megabits per second so that brings us to our benchmarks beginning with Geekbench
multi score of three thousand two hundred and seven and in the antutu
benchmark test we achieved a hundred and nine k so let’s see how that compares
with the others so here is my top android TV box chart of 2019 and as you
can see the a nine five x max plus has taken position seven on this chart now
you can view the full versions of all my charts online at chick’s techcom and
read them at your leisure so there you have it guys that was the new a9 5 x max
plus so here are my thoughts on this device this is one of the most powerful
TV boxes after the Nvidia shield TV gaming performance is great you can play
any game from the Play Store on the highest settings this box also has the
power to play emulators such as PSP dreamcast and many more nice and smooth
you can play high bitrate 4k HDR from a USB Drive 4k 60 frames per second from
YouTube however Netflix and Amazon Prime are limited to 480p max and that is of
course due to the lack of licensing furthermore I could not get screen
mirroring to work and I did test both miracast and airplay also do bear in
mind that this TV box is not slim and low profile it’s a 12 centimeter high TV
box so you would need to consider your setup and how it would look bottom line
this is a super Android TV box great if you’re looking for a custom box which
already comes rooted and has the power to do pretty much anything you like but
at 164 dollars you might ask yourself should I add 40 to $50 more and get an
Nvidia shield TV instead now I personally
love what this company has produced a dedicated gaming TV box something
different offering great power and performance along with some exclusive
action games which are only available on this box this is certainly an
interesting box which should gain quite a bit of interest and with that being
said I will leave the links in the description so you guys can check this
product out meanwhile thank you so much for watching and I hope you all have a
brilliant day I’ll see you guys in the next one

54 comments

  1. Nice! What app do you use for the def jam game???? I need this =) use to play it on my old ps
    Keep up the good work mate!
    And this is on sale for 112€ on aliexpress

  2. Hey Chigz. Have you considered reviewing the System76 MINI I mentioned 2 videos ago?
    Not sure if you saw the message because I didn't hear back from you.

  3. Great review as always. I'd been put off by others who have reported problems with the Lan performance, seems yours is all ok so good news πŸ˜€

  4. Great review as usual! One big thing left out is that this will accept an SSD drive! Just like the 1st version, A95x Max. Hopefully we'll see a follow up video showing the SSD

  5. How much tax do you pay when it's delivered from banggood? UK sellers are charging Β£50+ more for the same thing.

  6. Almost the price of an Nvidia Shield. Sucks that you can't cast to it and Netflix/Amazon are 480p, also no firmware updates (?). Nvidia Shield TV = Monthly Android Updates, certified Netflix/Prime Video. Built in Chromecast works. But have to side load apps since it's Android TV.

  7. The box thAt wants to give the shield a run..I love this box .it's designed and functionality and the added accesaries …talk about having a conversational piece..πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘..

  8. Instead of google stadia google should have done something like this a premium android tv box and with a controller and it would have sold like hotcakes.

  9. WoW Chigz, I love the looks of this.
    Looks like it has good ventilation too.
    "No Mirroring," I hardly use it.
    Great video Chigz πŸ˜‰

  10. This looks great to me, only problem is the pricing.
    114 is close to used shield prices cex have them for 135 with legit android.

  11. Tbh, this looks fantastic but as you and others have said, for that price ,the little extra for a shield means I'll never go near it.. I'm also a Netflix and Prime subscriber so I absolutely must have at least HD streams. It's a shame. I have the A95MAX box and it's great. Drop the price on this by $50 and you'd get triple the amount of people buying it. I will say, the gaming remote looks awesome and would like to buy this as a standalone. This remote and the Wii style remote are probably $60 on their own combined. Id sell the box combined without these. Most people buying an Android box probably have a gaming remote

  12. why does it remind me of asus rog phone ? πŸ˜€ looks sleek and neat. this is nice indeed. a right step in the side of gaming in tv's like good old days! this reminds me of playing games like duck hunt, road fighter, adventure island, etc

    as always good job bringing us the info about this product bro! πŸ™‚ keep it up (^_^)

  13. the key question here is whether it can open the door to free channels like some other Android boxes, having in mind it comes rooted and with Kodi.

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