The SUPVIN Amazon seller says the EM95X TV Box won’t have any issues with slow downloads. My Review will reveal if this is true and if this box is worthy of its price tag.
My curiosity got the better of me when I read the Amazon description for this TV box. I get annoyed when I read BS like this! Download speeds rely on more than just the hardware and this description is very misleading.
It doesn’t matter how good your box specs are, if you have poor internet speeds it won’t cut the mustard. Download speeds can be affected by several things but the dual band WiFi on this box will help. Most decent TV boxes have this feature so this is nothing new.
Read my review to find out if this box is worth the price or if it is just another average TV box. One thing is sure, you won’t find any BS in this article.
Review for EM95X Android Smart TV Box
Price: $56.99 + FREE shipping
Best place to buy: Amazon
Product size: 8.8 x 6 x 2.5 inches
Weight: 14.4 ounces
Connections: Ethernet & WiFi
Guarantee: 1 year
Amazon US rating: 4/5
What’s in the box?
- 1 x TV box
- 1 x HDMI cable
- 1 x User guide
- 1 x I/R remote
- 1 x Power Adapter
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- CPU: Amlogic S905X Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz
- GPU: Mali-450 Penta Core up to 750MHz
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of RAM
- 1 x SD card reader expandable to 128GB
- 1 x AV out
- 1 x Optical out
- 3 x USB 2.0 ports supports U DISK and USB HDD
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Supports Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4, H.264/H.265, HD AVC HP, MVC, RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 , RealVideo8/9/10, HEVC MP-10
- Supports Media format: Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg/Mp4
- Supports Music format: MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/AC3/DDP/TrueHD/DTS/DTS/HD/FLAC/APE
- Supports Photo format: JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
- HDD file system: FAT16/FAT32/NTFS
- Supports Subtitle: SRT/SMI/SUB/SSA/IDX+USB
- HD video output: Supports all standard SD/HD/4k2k Ultra HD decoding and output
- OSD type of languages: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/ etc. multilateral languages
- 100M Ethernet, standard RJ-45 ( IEEE 802.3 Gigabit )
- Wireless: Supports IEEE802.11 b/g/n
- HDMI: HDMI 2.0 (CEC and HDCP 2.2) 4K x 2K @60fps
About EM95X and the Manufacturer
This TV box is manufactured and supplied by ENY Technology Co. Ltd. in Shenzhen, China and they supply more than 25 different types of Android boxes. They have been around since 2005 and they have certificates for quality products.
They manufacture mainly OEM boxes that can be modified slightly and sold by other suppliers as their own product.
The box doesn’t come with Kodi installed so you will have to download it from the Play Store. That’s no bad thing and this will give you the latest version. However, this will only install a basic version so if you want to use Kodi you will need to configure it.
The new version of Kodi will run with Android 6.0 with no issues. It is compatible with Android 5.1 and up. You should definitely use the latest kodi due to a recent security issue that was found on 17.1 and below. If you are interested you can read more about that security risk on my other article.
Note: This box didn’t perform well playing files
For some reason this box struggled to play any high resolution files and it was flickering a lot. I have no idea why it didn’t handle them well so it’s worth keeping in mind if you have a large library of on-demand content.
Kodi will run okay and the 2GB of RAM will allow you to multi-task with other apps if you choose to. Kodi is getting slammed from every direction these days and add-ons are dropping like flies.
My recommendation for Kodi
Install a custom Build which will allow you to access current add-ons that are working. These custom Kodi Builds are updated regularly and you can choose to be notified when they should be updated.
To install a Kodi Build check out Option #3 on my article which explains in full detail how to install.
If it is your intention to use Kodi or another free TV app you should be aware of the legal implications of accessing content online and why it is important to stay safe. Read how to use a VPN with Kodi and why you are at risk if you don’t.
Pros and Cons
- Power on/off button
- LED display
- Android 6.0
- 2GB of RAM
- Poor video playback
- No Gigabit Ethernet
- S905X CPU
EM95X on Amazon
Amazon are a trusted seller and have a great refund policy. They are still the preferred online store for 244 million customers who can’t all be wrong. I am an Amazon Prime member myself and regularly order products from them.
The EM95X has a user rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 9 customer reviews. I have shown some extracts below for some of the customer reviews. These are all verified customer reviews from Amazon so you can be sure it’s not any Tom, Dick or Harry writing the reviews.
These are just a few snippets and I have also included one negative review to show some balance. Out of the 9 reviews only 2 customers were critical of the EM95X.
The EM95X is priced at $56.99 at the time of writing but these prices do fluctuate quite a bit so it’s worth checking out the latest price before deciding whether to buy or not. If you are in UK or Canada you will be directed to your country site.
Alternative TV Boxes
If you are looking for other options for TV boxes you can read all my reviews on my blog roll. I could recommend several but if you check out my top 5 boxes for 2017 it will give you the absolute best boxes with varying prices.
If you would prefer to stay in a similar price range as the EM95X I can recommend a couple of better options. Clicking on each link will take you to my review for that respective box.
To conclude: Would I buy this box?
In a word, NO. The hiccups it had playing files locally was hugely disappointing for me. As always, I have written this review for the EM95X TV Box with no bias and based on my own personal views which may differ from others.
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