After five months of waiting, Mi Box is now available for purchase.
First revealed in Google I/O 2016, the Mi Box excited Android fans and enthusiasts with its wide range of features. It’s currently one of the few Android TV boxes available in the market. Due to not so impressive performance of the Nexus TV and Razer Forge TV, Android TV boxes never reall took off. The NVIDIA Shield is a good one, but it costs a hefty $200.
The Mi Box has most of the features of the Shield for less than half of its price.
Xiaomi‘s Mi Box supports 4k Ultra HD video of up to 60 frames per second, DTS/Dolby surround sound, and HDR10. There’s ample processing power with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali 450 GPU, and 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It’s quite short on storage at only 8GB, but it’s expandable via microSD so adding external storage is easy. It can also stream content from live TV shows, YouTube, Nextflix, and more.
It’s now available on Mi.com and Walmart for $69 (~Php3,400).