Quick question: What does the Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition have in common with the new Amazon Fire TV?
A lot, actually.
Both run the same family of processors.
The Amazon Fire TV uses the Mediatek MT8173, but Xiaomi enhanced (see what I did there?) the Mi Box 3 to use the new Mediatek MT8693 processor. It has two Cortex-A72 cores, and four Cortex-A53 cores combined with PowerVR GX6250 GPU. It comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB of internal eMMC 5.0 flash and 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
Xiaomi includes their custom launcher, MIUI TV, which is based on Android 5.1. Other enhancements include being able to run 10bit video files in H.265 codec for UHD\4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It also has support for both Dolby and DTS Sound.
Xiaomi gave some initial performance benchmarks of over 66,000 on AnTuTu, which would make it one of the fastest performing TV boxes – ever.
Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition: Specifications
|Custom||CPU: Dual Core Cortex-A72 + Quad-core Cortex-A53|
|General||Brand: XiaoMi |
Model: 3 Enhanced
Type: TV Box
System: Android 5.1
|Media Supported||Decoder Format: “HD MPEG1/2/4,H.264,H.265,Xvid/DivX4/5/6 |
Video format: 3GP,AVI,FLV,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,TS
Audio format: AAC,APE,FLAC,MP3,OGG
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
|Product Details||Power Supply: Built-in battery |
|Battery Information||Battery Type: AAA Alkaline Battery|
|Dimension and Weight||Product weight: 0.190 kg |
Package weight: 0.580 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.50 cm / 3.94 x 3.94 x 0.98 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 12.00 x 12.00 x 5.50 cm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 2.17 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x Xiaomi Mi TV Box 3 Enhanced, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x Chinese Manual, 1 x String, 2 x AAA Battery|
Where to get one
The Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition is available at GearBest for $80, and, if you act right now, they’ve got a coupon code which brings the price down even further. Use coupon code: GBMI