oday we have for you a review of cheaper TV Box with Voice Remote control from Magicsee brand called Magicsee N5 NOVA.\nTV Box comes with Rockchip RK3318 SoC, a cost-down version of RK3328 SoC, and also supports 4K@60fps. Is this TV Box worth our recommendation? you will learn from our Magicsee N5 NOVA review.\nWe want to say thanks to Gearbest store for sending us a Magicsee N5 NOVA TV Box to review.\n\nN5 Nova Review: Product details\nNow Magicsee N5 Nova Android TV Box is available on Gearbest store for $39.99.\n\n\n\n\n\nMagicsee N5 NOVA Specifications:\n\nCPU \u2013 Rockchip RK3318 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz\nGPU \u2013 Penta-Core Mali-450 Up To 750Mhz+\nSystem Memory \u2013 4GB RAM DDR3\nStorage \u2013 64GB eMMC flash, microSD card slot up to 32GB\nVideo Output \u2013 HDMI 2.0a output up to 4K 60Hz with HDR support, AV port\nAudio Output \u2013 Via HDMI, AV port, SPDIF optical port\nVideo \u2013 4K HDR H.265 and VP9\nConnectivity \u2013 10\/100M Ethernet, dual-band 802.11 b\/g\/n\/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0\nUSB \u2013 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port\nMisc \u2013 IR receiver, digital LED display\nPower Supply \u2013 5V\/2A\nDimensions \u2013 13.40 x 13.40 x 2.50 cm\nWeight \u2013 170g\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe box included everything that you need to get started:\n\nN5 Nova TV Box\nPower Adapter\nHDMI Cable\nRemote Control\nUser Manual\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe following\u00a0video\u00a0from our\u00a0YouTube\u00a0channel\u00a0where you can\u00a0take a look at\u00a0more\u00a0Magicsee N5 Nova TV Box\u00a0and\u00a0bundled accessories.\n\n\nFirst impressions, settings, overview of features\nTV Box is well made. As mentioned at the beginning of TV Box\u00a0is equipped with a new Rockchip RK3318 SoC and\u00a0also runs on\u00a0Android TV OS 9.0.\nOn one side are two USB ports (USB 2.0\u00a0 and USB 3.0) and micro SD card slot. On the rear panel are HDMI port, AV port, RJ45 Ethernet port,\u00a0 DC jack. At the bottom of the device, there are also four rubber pads to prevent\u00a0shifting, and recovery hole. N5 NOVA comes with 2.4G wireless remote control with an air mouse feature (known from Beelink's TV Boxes).\u00a0 Voice Remote Control works very well. Recognizes voice commands without any problem. Just press the button with the microphone symbol and say the command. All you have to do is put the USB receiver in the USB port at TV Box. Below pictures.\n\n\n\nTV Box has a has a great-looking launcher with the option of choosing a wallpaper. Launcher with option status bar (On \/ OFF). We can choose typically the resolution of FHD 1920\u00d71080 (1080p 60Hz) but you can also adjust the preferred resolution or set the auto switch. One can get the impression that TV Box is sometimes too slow, there are delays in accessing applications and settings. We had no problem with Ethernet and WiFi connection to the router and to the Internet. Ethernet: Download \u2013 93.5Mbps Upload \u2013 36.1Mbps, WiFi: Download \u2013 180Mbps Upload \u2013 32.6Mbps. In addition to the remote control, we used wireless Logitech MK540 Advanced set and a gamepad from iPega called iPega PG-9076. \nImpressions from the use\nDespite the fast WiFi, there are problems with its stability and speed. Despite the connection via the AirScreen app, the mirror screen did not work. TV Box supports Youtube only up to 1080p, but via Youtube Android TV supports 4K. Unfortunately, through 4K 2160p, it doesn't run smoothly. Netflix up to 540p. TV Box comes with the pre-installed Kodi 18.2. In addition, TV Box has a lot of picture settings. At N5 Nova TV Box run simple games from Google Play, like Beach Buggy Racing and Fruit Ninja (great using 2.4G remote control with air mouse feature). We used iPega PG-9076 and played Beach Buggy Racing. Unfortunately it was not possible to play Asphalt 8, problem with downloading the game (information no Internet Connection). Below the screenshots.\n\n\n\n\nMagicsee N5 Nova Review: Operating system and components\nThe N5 NOVA TV Box runs on the Android 9.0, Kernel version 4.4.159. TV Box is equipped with Rockchip RK3318 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz and Penta-Core Mali-450 GPU. Firmware build MGCTV15020190801. CPU speed between 408Mhz and 1.10GHz. On the following screens, you can see exactly the components used and their specification (Information taken from the CPU-Z app, the application does not yet recognize RK3318 SoC). The device has root access. Below also DRM info screenshots.\n\n\n\nPerformance tests and benchmarks\nFor testing, we use the AnTuTu Video Tester 3.0 app and AnTuTu Benchmark 7. 2.0.\n\nVideo Tests\nAntutu Video the result 697 and and some unsupported codecs. Video playback by Kodi 18.2 runs not smoothly, frequent jams and buffering (playback via USB3.0).\nWe played movies with the resolution of 480p,720p, and 1080p (24fps, 30fps, 60fps) and also 4K (60fps) with various codecs videos such as H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, and audio \u2013 DTS and AC3. Dolby Digital 5.1 passthrough worked fine via HDMI. Also, we tested several video formats \u2013 AVI, MKV, MP4 (typical formats in which it holds the majority of movies), ISO and also videos was played fine. The tested TV Box plays video files in 4K (also 60fps) almost without any major problems.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nVideo Playback via Kodi 18.2\nThe following table of video samples tested for Kodi 18.2. TV Box plays the video on YouTube only in 1080p, but via Youtube Android TV runs 4K 2160p (not smoothly).\n\n\n\n\nTypical 1080p\nKodi 18.0\n\n\nMPEG2 \/ MP2 2.0 \u2013 6.6Mbps\nOK\n\n\nMPEG4 \/ MP3 2.0 \u2013 7.6Mbps\nOK\n\n\nH264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 7.2Mbps\nOK\n\n\nVC1 \/ WMA3 2.0 \u2013 25Mbps\nOK\n\n\nVP8 \/ VORBIS 2.0 \u2013 7.8Mbs\nOK\n\n\nJellyfish 1080p HEVC 10bit \u2013 90Mbps\nOK\n\n\n4K Video\n \n\n\nSintel \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 24fps\nOK\n\n\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 30fps\nOK\n\n\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 60fps\nnot smooth, sound delays\n\n\nHoney Bees \u2013 96fps\nOK\n\n\nSkyfall \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 10Mbps\nOK\n\n\nPuppies Bath \u2013 h264\/AAC 2.0\nOK\n\n\nCinemartin H265\/HEVC\nnot smooth\n\n\nTears of steel \u2013 60fps\nOK\n\n\nHD Club Chimei \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 60Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nJellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit \u2013 140Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nJellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit \u2013 200\/250\/300\/400Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nLG Demo \u2013 Istanbul 3840\u00d72160 MP4\/H264 8bit \u2013 116Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nSony 4K \u2013 Camp HDR MP4\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 75.8Mbps\nOK\n\n\nDemo Samsung 2014 \u2013 USA Road Trip TS\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 51.4Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nSamsung UHD DUBAI TS\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 51Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nH.265\/VP9 Video\n \n\n\nTears of steel \u2013 H265-HVEC \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 15Mbps\nnot smooth\n\n\nYoutube \u2013 VP9 \/ 1080p\nOK\n\n\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 Eye of the Storm 4K Ultra HD.webmv\nnot smooth\n\n\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 10 Incredible 4K (Ultra HD) Videos.webmv\nnot smooth\n\n\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 Australia \u2013 Land Down Under in 4K.webmv\nnot smooth\n\n\n\n\n\nBenchmarks\nBelow Benchmark screenshots we were able to do: AnTuTu Benchmark, GeekBench 4, 3D Mark: only Ice Storm \/ Extreme (the device is too weak for Sling shot tests), GPUBench. N5 Nova TV Box has the internal memory benchmarks: Read 38.11MB\/s \u2013 Write 43.79MB\/s. RAM copy speed was 2693.15MB\/s.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMagicsee N5 NOVA Review: Conclusions\n\n\n\n\n\nMagicsee N5 NOVA is not the worst TV Box, but considering its performance, speed of action, video playback, it doesn't impress. Most likely, it requires optimization, which we hope will bring new firmware. Voice command support, fast WiFi and the current price speak in his favor. If you have a really limited budget then you may want to consider buying N5 NOVA. However, in our opinion, it is worth looking for a more efficient TV Box.