Today we are pleased to show you a review NEXBOX N9 TV Box, which was equipped with a new chipset from Rockchip called Rockchip RK3229. Is the TV Box with RK3229 will run as efficiently and well as TV Box with S905, check it.\u00a0Also in this review\u00a0we want to bring you the features and\u00a0impressions of using NEXBOX N9\u00a0and answer the questions: how NEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box\u00a0works in normal use, how\u00a0copes with\u00a0video playback at 4K , whether appeared any problems and whether you should buy NEXBOX N9?. We invite you to read.\u00a0Together, we follow the standard stages of our review.\r\n\r\nI want to say thanks to NEXBOX company\u00a0for sending us a NEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box\u00a0to review. NowNEXBOX N9 Android\u00a0TV Box\u00a0is available on on TOMTOP for $27.32\u00a0and Geekbuying for $29.99.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNEXBOX N9 TV Box specification:\r\n\r\n \tSoC \u2013 Rockchip RK3229 quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor @ 1.5 GHz\r\n \tGPU \u2013 ARM Mali-400MP2\r\n \tMemory \u2013 1GB DDR3\r\n \tStorage \u2013 8GB NAND flash + SD card slot up to 32GB\r\n \tVideo Output \u2013 HDMI 2.0 up to 4K2K @ 60 fps, and 3.5mm AV output (composite)\r\n \tAudio Output \u2013 HDMI, AV, and coaxial S\/PDIF\r\n \tConnectivity \u2013 100Mbps Ethernet, 802.11 b\/g\/n WiFi\r\n \tUSB \u2013 4x USB 2.0 host ports\r\n \tInterfaces \u2013 HDMI port, RJ45 port, SPDIF port, 4x USB Host, SD Card Slot, AV Out; DC jack.\r\n \tPower Supply \u2013 5V\/2A\r\n \t\r\n \tDimensions \u2013 11.3 x 11.3 x 2.5 cm\r\n \tWeight \u2013\u00a0224g\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 \tNEXBOX N9 Android TV Box\r\n \tHDMI cable\r\n \tPower adapter 5V\/2A (EU)\r\n \tRemote control (without AAA batteries)\r\n \tUser\u00a0Manual\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more NEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box\u00a0andbundled accessories.\r\n\r\n\r\nFirst impressions, settings, overview of features\r\n\r\nThe NEXBOX N9 TV Box is\u00a0also a small (11.3 x 11.3 x 2.5 cm)\u00a0well and solidly made of good quality\u00a0plastic in black.\u00a0Top housing is a matt while the sides of the device are shiny. As we said at the beginning of his heart is Rockchip RK3229 quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor @1.5GHz\u00a0which\u00a0supports 4K*2K H.265\/H.264\u00a0hardware decoding,\u00a04K*2K\u00a0UHD\u00a0video\u00a0playback,\u00a04K@60fps and HD\u00a0Audio (7.1CH) passthrough. Device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.\u00a0The front panel\u00a0has IR receiver and power LED. On one side is a three\u00a0USB 2.0 ports and SD card slot. On the\u00a0rear panel are:\u00a0another USB 2.0 port, Optical S \/ PDIF port, AV port, HDMI 2.0 port,\u00a0RJ45 Ethernet port\u00a0and\u00a05V\/2A \u00a0DC jack.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAt the bottom of the device\u00a0there are rubber pads to prevent shifting. The NEXBOX N9\u00a0also has holes for the discharge of hot air.\u00a0Below also remote control.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBooting Android to the \u201chome screen\u201d takes about 00:36.9\u00a0seconds. \u201cHome screen\u201d\u00a0launcher N9\u00a0looks very simple,\u00a0easy to use\u00a0and familiar.\u00a0In addition to the remote control\u00a0I used a\u00a0standard keyboard and\u00a0mouse, MINIX A2 Lite.\u00a0Unfortunately I could not use my favorite\u00a0Xiaomi gamepad\u00a0because NEXBOX N9\u00a0does not have bluetooth.\u00a0You can also use simpler launcher (available in settings)\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nLauncher includes icons in different sized, enabling available for the most important functions, inter alia: Online Video, My Recommend, My Apps, Local, Settings etc. and also as at the top of the screen found a Clean Memory app. Unfortunately, you can set the location on the main screen. The device worked in the resolution of FHD 1920\u00d71080 (1080p 60Hz) but you can also adjust the\u00a0preferred resolution (also 4K)\u00a0or set the auto mode. Sadly lacking options reboot, the device can only be turned off.\u00a0After switching off the device with a remote control or mouse to the PC, not off the LED on the device.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNEXBOX\u00a0TV Box has also DLNA, Miracast and Airplay. I had no problem with Ethernet and WiFi connection to my router and to Internet. Below screenshot from SPEEDTEST.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn the specification, you can see that the N9\u00a0has 8GB of internal memory, but internal\u00a0storage was divided into 1.91GB and 4.15GB (screen below).The remote control and A2 Lite works without a problem.\u00a0Everything worked stable and quickly without delays, but sometimes there were problems with applications (return to the main screen). The biggest problem was with Kodi 16.1. After switching Kodi 16.1 and attempt to retrieve a sample of the video, device did reboot.\u00a0Below a some screenshots.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe NEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box\u00a0has Kodi 16.0 Jarvis\u00a0version with addons and skin. TTo test also installed Kodi 16.1, but there were problems with the action. The device worked unstable (frequent reboot).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOn\u00a0NEXBOX N9 you can play in simple games. Unfortunately, the most well-known and newer versions are not compatible with the device, it can also have here affects Android 4.4. In contrast, we were able to play Beach Buggy Blitz (without a Xiaomi gamepad, no bluetooth).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOperating system and components\r\n\r\nThe NEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box runs on the Android 4.4\u00a0KitKat, namely version 4.4.4\u00a0and the Linux Kernel version\u00a03.10.0.\u00a0Received device has firmware build number NEXBOX_N9-eng 4.4.4 KTU84Q eng.melvin.20160316.083839 test-keys.\u00a0TV Box is equipped with a\u00a0SoC Rockchip RK3229 quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor @1.5GHz\u00a0processor and GPU ARM Mali-400MP2, CPU speed between 408 MHz and 1.5 GHz. On the following screens you can see exactly the components used and their specification (Information taken from the CPU-Z app).\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAfter using the DRM info (app) we know that\u00a0N9\u00a0TV Box not supported Google Widevine Moudlar DRM, and\u00a0unfortunately does not supported Microsoft Playready DRM.\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\u00a06.1.4.\u00a0The result 544.\u00a0Z68 TV Box (result\u00a0442), MemoBox MX MAX \u00a0(result 913), MXV+ (result 903),\u00a0 PROBOX2 Z (result 910), MX Plus\u00a0(result 892). Other\u00a0MRX\u00a0(result 906),\u00a0T95\u00a0(result 906),\u00a0Minix Neo U1\u00a0(result\u00a0899),\u00a0K1 Plus TV Box\u00a0(result\u00a0886) and\u00a0Beelink Mini MX\u00a0(result 920).\u00a0Also worthy of note is that\u00a0N9\u00a0TV Box did not have not supported codecs, but also some are not smooth.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVideo playback by Kodi 16.0 Jarvis\u00a0and\u00a0MX Player runs smoothly and stable (problem with Kodi 16.1 Jarvis). The\u00a0NEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box without problem seems plays movies with the resolution of480p,720p and1080p(24fps, 30fps,60fps) and also 4K\u00a0(60fps) with various codecs video such as\u00a0H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB and audio \u2013 DTS and AC3. Dolby Digital 5.1 passthrough worked fine via HDMI. Also I tested several videoformats \u2013\u00a0AVI, MKV, MP4 (typical formats in which it holds the majority of films) and also videos wasplayed\u00a0without any\u00a0problems. The tested\u00a0N9\u00a0plays 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\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\nJellyfish \u2013 H26-HEVC \u2013 140Mbps, 10bit\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\nNEXBOX N9\u00a0TV Box\u00a0Benchmarks\r\n\r\nThe N9\u00a0Android TV Box \u00a0scored 21336 ( Z68\u00a0\u2013\u00a027053,\u00a0MX MAX\u00a0\u2013\u00a035024,\u00a0MXV+\u00a0\u2013 34208, PROBOX2 Z\u00a0\u2013\u00a035996,\u00a0MX Plus \u2013\u00a035808,\u00a0MRX\u2013\u00a035466,\u00a0Sunvell T95\u00a0\u2013 28731,\u00a0MINIX Neo U1\u00a0\u2013 37564,\u00a0Beelink Mini MX \u201334123,\u00a0K1 Plus \u2013\u00a029252,\u00a0PROBOX2 EX+ \u2013\u00a034332, ZIDOO X6 Pro \u2013 30158) on\u00a0AnTuTu Benchmark v6.1.4. The N9\u00a0\u00a0scored\u00a0\u00a0on\u00a0AnTuTu\u00a0and\u00a0GeekBech 3:\u00a0Single Core score\u00a0\u2013 352\u00a0and\u00a0Multi Core score \u2013 1157.\u00a0Below some\u00a0of screenshots.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0N9\u00a0TV Box\u00a0scored 2203\u00a0(Z68\u00a0\u2013\u00a03319,\u00a0MX Max \u2013 4349,\u00a0MXV+\u00a0\u2013\u00a04218, PROBOX 2 Z \u2013\u00a04333,\u00a0MX Plus\u2013\u00a04300,\u00a0MRX\u00a0\u2013\u00a04357,\u00a0Sunvell T95\u00a0\u2013\u00a04300,\u00a0MINIX Neo U1 \u2013 4326,\u00a0Beelink Mini MX\u00a0\u2013\u00a04282,\u00a0K1 PLUS \u2013\u00a04299,\u00a0PROBOX2 EX+ \u2013 5834, ZIDOO X6 Pro \u2013\u00a04431)\u00a0on Ice Storm Extreme.\u00a0\u00a03076\u00a0scored on\u00a0Ice Storm Unlimited.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBelow screen with the results in Vellamo.\u00a0N9\u00a0TV\u00a0Box has the internal memory\u00a0benchmarks: Read 13.08MB\/s \u2013 Write 27.54MB\/s. RAM copy speed was 1189.03MB\/s.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nConclusions\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe NEXBOX N9\u00a0is a TV Box equipped with a new RK3229 chipset.\u00a0Plays typical video content in 1080p\u00a0and copes well with the video in\u00a04K (also with 60fps). The N9 TV Box\u00a0has nice and an easy to use UI which provides quick and intuitive access to key features.\u00a0Unfortunately, the firmware has\u00a0currently compatibility problem with some games. We hope that the manufacturer will soon prepare firmware in which this problem will be fixed.\u00a0Unfortunately, also it has a few minor bugs. NEXBOX N9\u00a0has potential, but needs support firmware.\u00a0Unfortunately, N9 does not have bluetooth, so if you want to play games you need to purchase a gamepad with USB receiver.\u00a0The device has 4 USB ports (big PLUS) easily connect accessories without using a USB hub.\u00a0A strong advantage is also its price it costs less than 30USD.\u00a0Once again\u00a0I want to say thanks to NEXBOX company\u00a0for sending us a NEXBOX N9\u00a0sample.\u00a0If you are looking a\u00a0TV Box with\u00a0Rockchip\u00a0RK3229 chip, which copes well with play most video files and 4K, promised firmware update\u00a0and do not want to undermine its own budget \u2013 NEXBOX N9\u00a0is for you.