The T95Q Android TV Box packs great specs and performance into an affordable package. Running Android 9.0 on a quad-core Amlogic processor with 4GB of RAM, it can handle all of your favorite streaming apps with smooth navigation and 4K playback. I tested the T95Q extensively and here is my in-depth review.
Unboxing and Setup
Inside the box you get the T95Q TV box, power adapter, remote control, HDMI cable and manual. Setup is straightforward – just plug in the power, connect to your TV over HDMI and connect to your WiFi network. The included remote is a basic infrared model but I immediately paired an air mouse remote which makes navigation much easier.
Under the hood, the T95Q is powered by a 64-bit Amlogic S905X2 quad-core processor and Mali-G31 GPU. This delivers excellent performance whether you‘re streaming high bitrate 4K video, quickly jumping between apps, or playing games. It comes with 4GB of fast DDR4 RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There‘s also a microSD card slot and two USB ports for external storage expansion.
This box handled every streaming app I tried flawlessly. High bitrate 4K content from YouTube and my IPTV service streamed smoothly without any buffering or frame drops. Standard HD streams were crystal clear. The built-in Chromecast functionality makes it easy to cast content from your mobile device. While it doesn‘t support Widevine L1 DRM, I was still able to stream HD video from Netflix and Prime Video using tricks like the Downloader app.
Gaming and Apps
With Google Play Store access, you can easily add all of your favorite apps. I had no issues installing popular media apps like Plex, Kodi, TiviMate and more. The S905X2 processor can handle most games – I tested Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt 8 with great success. Just keep in mind some demanding 3D games may struggle due to the 32-bit OS.
Here are some benchmark results:
- AnTuTu: 112,634
- Geekbench: 687 single / 2,385 multi
The T95Q includes dual-band WiFi 5 (802.11ac) which provided a solid connection speed of 80Mbps down on my 5GHz network. There‘s an ethernet port for wired connectivity up to 100Mbps if you need more bandwidth. Bluetooth 4.1 allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboards or gamepads.
Tips and Accessories
To get the most out of this Android TV box, here are some tips:
- Use a USB flash drive or microSD card for extra storage for large games/apps
- Connect an ethernet cable for faster and more reliable speeds
- Install a third party launcher like Wolf Launcher for a better interface
- Pair a wireless air mouse remote for easier navigation
- Use a Bluetooth gamepad for gaming
- Enable developer options and USB debugging for more control
- Load Kodi or Plex for organizing your media library
- Sideload any apps not available on Google Play Store
Pros and Cons
- Great performance for the price
- Good build quality and design
- Lots of connectivity options
- Handles 4K streaming and gaming well
- Basic remote included
- 32-bit OS limits some apps
- No support for HDR or Dolby Vision
For the price, the T95Q Android TV Box delivers excellent performance and usability. The quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM provide a smooth experience across streaming, gaming and apps. It may lack some higher-end features like HDR and official Netflix support, but makes a great affordable option for 4K streaming media. I would recommend the T95Q to anyone looking for an inexpensive but capable Android TV box.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m happy to help out.