Currently TV Boxes equipped with Amlogic S905 are now very popular. Manufacturers competing in the production of new TV boxes with the S905 chipset. Noteworthy is Beelink Mini MX comes with\u00a0Amlogic S905 whose review we to introduce to you today.\u00a0In this review we want to bring you the the features and\u00a0impressions of using Beelink Mini MX\u00a0TV Box and answer the question, is Mini MX\u00a0plays video files without any problem in 4K\u00a0and whether is worth buying this TV Box.\u00a0We invite you to read.\r\n\r\nI want to say thanks to Gearbest for sending us a Beelink Mini MX to review. Now Mini MX TV Box\u00a0is available on Gearbest for $41.99 + free shipping.\r\n\r\nBeelink Mini MX is a small, well and solidly made TV Box with good quality plastic. As we said at the beginning of his heart is a new Amlogic S905 Quad core 64-bit\u00a0 Cortex A53 Up to 2.0GHz processor which\u00a0supports UHD 4K @60fps HW decoding, multiple formats including H.265 10-bit, H.264, AVS+ and also FHD 1080p @60fps HW encoding, H.264. Mini MX also has Kodi Isengard (after the update Kodi Jarvis), Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b\/g\/n and Bluetooth. TV Box runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeelink Mini MX Technical Specifications:\r\n\r\n\tSoC\u00a0 \u2013 Amlogic S905 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz\r\n\tGPU \u2013 Penta-core Mali-450MP Up to 750MHZ, OpenGL ES 1.1\/2.0 and Open VG 1.1 support\r\n\tMemory \u2013 1GB DDR3\r\n\tStorage \u2013 8GB NAND flash + Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)\r\n\tOS \u2013 Android 5.1\r\n\tVideo Output \u2013 HDMI 2.0, AV\r\n\tVideo Codec \u2013 4K@60 Hz video decoding 10-bit HEVC and AVS+ codec support; H.264 up to 4K 30 Hz\r\n\tAudio \u2013 HDMI, S\/PDIF\r\n\tConnectivity \u2013 10\/100\/1000M Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b\/g\/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0\r\n\tInterfaces: 2x USB 2.0 host ports, TF Card slot, HDMI, S\/PDIF, LAN RJ45 (1000Mbps), DC in Jack,\r\n\tMisc \u2013 IR receiver, Power button\r\n\tPower Supply \u2013\u00a0 DC 5V\/2A\r\n\tDimensions \u2013 11 x 11 x 1.75 cm\r\n\r\nWhat\u2019s in the box?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat we find in the box? The box included everything that you need to get started:\r\n\r\n\tBeelink Mini MX Android TV Box\r\n\tHDMI cable\r\n\tPower adapter 5V\/2A (EU)\r\n\tRemote control (without AAA batteries)\r\n\tQuick Start Guide\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more Mini MX\u00a0TV Box\u00a0and bundled accessories.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFirst impressions, settings, overview of features\r\n\r\nThe housing Beelink Mini MX\u00a0is made of good quality not shiny plastic.\u00a0The TV Box is a really small measures\u00a011 x 11 x 1.75 cm.\u00a0The front panelhas IR receiver and power LED. On one side is a one USB 2.0 port and micro SD card slot. On therear panel are: 5V DC jack, USB 2.0 port, HDMI 2.0 port, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port and an Optical S \/ PDIF port.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAt the bottom of the device is a serial number, and you\u2019ll notice a hole to reset. The bottom of the device formed is covered with a rubber which causes no slippage. Below also remote control.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAs we said at the beginning of Mini MX is a small TV Box and extra thin. Below pictures Mini MX TV Box compared to matchbox.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBooting Android to the \u201chome screen\u201d takes about 00:41.4\u00a0seconds (well enough). \u201cHome screen\u201dlauncher Mini MX\u00a0looks very simple,\u00a0easy to use\u00a0and familiar, we could see it in other TV boxes (e.g\u00a0PROBOX2 EX+).\u00a0In addition to the remote control I used the\u00a0standard keyboard and\u00a0mouse,\u00a0PROBOX2 Remote+\u00a0and\u00a0Xiaomi gamepad.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeelink\u00a0Mini MX TV Box can additionally be controlled using the application on the smartphone. Download here - RC_Client_Amlogic. The application works with TV boxes \u00a0based on SoC Amlogic: S905, S812 and S805.\u00a0Below screenshots of applications from the smartphone.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe device worked in the resolution of FHD 1920\u00d71080 (1080p 60Hz) but you can also adjust the\u00a0preferred resolution (also 4K) or set the auto mode.\u00a0\u00a0The launcher includes 6 large icons, with 4 of those (Online Video, Recommend, Music, and Local) being some folders for apps, and My Apps providing access to all installed app, and Settings. Below also we have access to the most important features and apps: kodi, kodi mate (with kodi add-ons), media player,\u00a0file manager, browser and google play.\u00a0Beelink Mini MX\u00a0has also DLNA, Miracast and Airplay. I had no problem with Ethernet and WiFi connection to my router. The remote control works without a problem also with PROBOX2 Remote+ there were no problems, Xiaomi gamepad as always worked greate. Everything worked quickly without delays. Below a few screenshots.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMini MX\u00a0is another TV Box which has KODI Isengard (more precisely KODI 15.2 Isengard). But after updating the firmware device has received new Kodi Jarvis 16.0 Beta 3. However unnecessarily manufacturer decided to add a new Kodi Jarvis, which is still in the testing phase. The final version of Isengard Kodi is currently a sufficient and functioning properly. New Kodi 16.0 Jarvis (as seen in the screenshot) shows resolution of firstname.lastname@example.orgHz, instead of email@example.comHz (KODI 15.2).\u00a0Below\u00a0Kodi\u00a0screenshots.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOn Beelink Mini MX\u00a0you can play without a problem just connect gamepad.\u00a0I used Xiaomi gamepad.The combination of Mini MX\u00a0TV Box with Xiaomi gamepad is great fun. Beach Buggy Racing and Jetpack Joyride runs reliably and without problem, even with high resolution works trouble freealso I was able to run Asphalt 8: Airborne which also worked without problems. PROBOX2 Remote + works well in combination with the Mini MX, and copes well with the game Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOperating system and components\r\n\r\nThe Beelink Mini MX\u00a0TV Box runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop, namely version 5.1.1 and the Linux Kernel version 3.14.29.\u00a0After checking availability of an update in "System Update" it turned out to be the new firmware is available via OTA update (Big Plus!) The device had installed the firmware Build number - s905_102L1. After updating firmware the device has received the Build number s905_103L1.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTV Box is equipped with a\u00a0SoC Amlogic S905 Quad core 64-bit\u00a0 Cortex A53 Up to 2.0GHz\u00a0processor and GPU Mali-450, CPU speed between 100 MHz and 2.02 GHz. On the following screens you can see exactly the components used and their specification (Information taken from the applications: new AnTuTu Benchmark v6.0, CPU-Z and AIDA64). Unfortunately, Amlogic S905 is not yet recognized in the applications only detected ARM Cortex\u2013A53. Also, the model device is detected as Mini MX\u00a0(p200) and board p200.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPerformance tests and benchmarks\r\n\r\nFor testing I use the\u00a0AnTuTu Video Tester 3.0\u00a0app and AnTuTu Benchmark\u00a06.0. The following\u00a0screenshots from the video test.\u00a0The result 920, better than K1 Plus TV Box\u00a0(The result 886).\u00a0Also worthy of note is that Beelink Mini MX\u00a0did not have not supported codecs.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVideo playback by Kodi\u00a0Jarvis\u00a0(16.0 Beta 3) and MX Player runs smoothly and stable.\u00a0Beelink Mini MX\u00a0TV Box without problem seems plays movies with the resolution of 480p,720p and 1080p(24fps, 30fps, 60fps) and also 4K\u00a0(60fps) with various codecs video such asH.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB and audio \u2013 DTS and AC3. Also I tested several video formats \u2013AVI, MKV, MP4 (typical formats in which it holds the majority of films) and also videos was played\u00a0without any problems. The tested Mini MX plays video files in 4K (also 60fps) without any major problems.\u00a0The following table compares Kodi and MX Player for some video samples.\u00a0Also copes well with playing the video on YouTube.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTypical 1080p\r\nKODI\r\nMX Player\r\n\r\n\r\nMPEG2 \/ MP2 2.0 \u2013 6.6Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nMPEG4 \/ MP3 2.0 \u2013 7.6Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nH264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 7.2Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVC1 \/ WMA3 2.0 \u2013 25Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVP8 \/ VORBIS 2.0 \u2013 7.8Mbs\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\n\u00a0\u2013\r\n\u00a0\u2013\r\n\u00a0\u2013\r\n\r\n\r\n4K Video\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSintel \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 24fps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 60fps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nHoney Bees \u2013 96fps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nSkyfall \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 10Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nPuppies Bath \u2013 h264\/AAC 2.0\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nCinemartin H265\/HEVC\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nTears of steel \u2013 60fps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nHD Club Chimei \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 60Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\n\u00a0\u2013\r\n\u00a0\u2013\r\n\u00a0\u2013\r\n\r\n\r\nH.265\/VP9 Video\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTears of steel \u2013 H265-HVEC \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 15Mbps\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nYoutube\u00a0\u2013 VP9 \/\u00a01080p\r\nOK\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nBeelink Mini MX\u00a0Benchmarks\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0Beelink Mini MX\u00a0TV Box scored 34123\u00a0(K1 Plus -\u00a029252,\u00a0PROBOX2 EX+ \u2013 34332, ZIDOO X6 Pro \u2013 30158) on AnTuTu Benchmark v.6.0. Below a lot of screenshots of AnTuTu and GeekBech 3.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Beelink Mini MX scored 4282\u00a0\u00a0on Ice Storm Extreme (K1 PLUS -\u00a04299,\u00a0PROBOX2 EX+ \u2013 5834, ZIDOO X6 Pro \u2013\u00a04431) Ice Storm Unlimited \u2013 failed to perform.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBelow screen with the results in Vellamo and GPUbench. Beelink Mini MX\u00a0TV Box\u00a0as the internal memory\u00a0benchmarks: Read 30.42MB\/s \u2013 Write 12.58MB\/s. RAM copy speed was 2330.52MB\/s.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nConclusions\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeelink Mini MX is a small, well and solidly made TV Box with good quality plastic. As we said at the beginning of his heart is a new\u00a0Amlogic S905 Quad core 64-bit\u00a0 Cortex A53 Up to 2.0GHz processor which supports UHD 4K@60fps HW decoding, multiple formats including H.265 10-bit, H.264, AVS+ and also FHD 1080p @60fps HW encoding, H.264. Plays typical video content in 1080p and copes well with the video in\u00a04K (also with 60fps). Noteworthy is easy to update via OTA update.\u00a0Mini MX TV Box\u00a0has an easy to use UI which provides quick and intuitive access to key features.\u00a0TV Box works well in simple games, but also web browsing and watching videos. It\u2019s really good equipment with big potential to build a home entertainment center. Of course, TV Box require improvements, but as in most of the available TV Boxes, always something to find. In addition, it is worth mentioning\u00a0that Beelink Mini MX is a cheap ($41.99) compared to other TV Boxes with SoC S905, which is why it is a good value for money. Once again\u00a0I want to say thanks to Gearbest\u00a0for sending us a Beelink Mini MX\u00a0sample. Therefore, if you are looking for the TV Box with new SoC S905,\u00a0good support multiple codecs and 4K video playback and also good price this TV box is for you. We recommend a Beelink Mini MX.