Xiaomi is renowned for their smartphone department and even for their new segway-type scooter, but their TV boxes aren’t that popular, yet. The company is launching their third installment, the Xiaomi 3 TV Box, which is not up for pre-order on GearBest for a rather affordable price of $79 a pop. That’s a great price for TV box, seeing as most go over the $100 mark nowadays when it comes to international pricing.
The Xiaomi 3 TV Box is up for pre-sale and it will be until November 28, after which the price of the device will most likely be increased. If you’re looking to give your living room a refresh or an upgrade and don’t feel like investing thousands in a smart tv, the TV box is a good alternative that you can look at. Since Xiaomi is a pretty big brand famous for its high-quality hardware, the Xiaomi 3 TV box should be a durable and future-proof option to consider.
When it comes to what it can do, the Xiaomi 3 TV box is pretty well-balanced. With a full Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system on board, it will instantly turn your TV into a Google services machine – with all the Netflix, HBO Go and who knows what else you use – straight on the biggest screen in your house. Tv boxes are a great option for families, because they give kids, parents and grandparents the opportunity to learn about software and enjoy whatever they like on the big screen, without the confines of cable.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi 3 packs a punch with a quad-core Amlogic CPU, which is perfectly capable of running 2K and 4K video without a hitch. There is 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage on board, so this TV box is more for gaming and streaming than actually storing digital copies of your media. With XBMC support and its own infrared remote control, the Xiaomi 3 is a good starting package. With the full Android OS giving the user the comfort of the Google ecosystem, this device can fit into any home that’s familiar with Android.