The VissonTech X88 PRO Android TV is an Android 9.0 TV Box. It uses the Rockchip RK3318 processor with the choice of either 2 or 4GB Ram. The top-spec version (4GB and 64GB ROM) is only $30!
You get everything you need with this. They include the X88 PRO itself, power, remote and an HDMI cable. The X88 PRO itself is low key, with a sleek two-tone plastic top. There is I/O for a Micro SD, USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI 2.0, S/PDIF and Ethernet. There is also the power supply port and an LED to know when its on or off.
X88 PRO Android TV from VissonTech Review
You control the on or off status with the remote, as there is no physical button on the X88 PRO. You are greeted with the standard mix of Google apps, including the play store for downloading all your games and apps.
The launcher on the X88 PRO is built for the included remote. So navigation is easy and selecting apps etc all work. The remote also has IR learning, so it can be “taught” to control some functions of the TV. One major flaw for me was the absence of Bluetooth (WHY!), which stops any Bluetooth controls being used with it. The USB 2.0 port can then be used with a dongle if needed.
The RAM means that you get a snappy experience, especially when removing animations from the developer options. The Rockchip RK3318 lets it down in more graphical games, but this is built for streaming and not gaming.
Connecting it to my 5Ghz Wifi allowed me to watch Stranger Things season 3 in 4K without any buffering. Amazon Prime and The Boys worked equally as well. Though the lack of HDR support meant that it could have been better.
Installing Kodi I was able to stream a 4K video file from my network drive. This came across and played well, with only some buffering at the beginning.
Overall the X88 PRO is a cheap 4K Android box. For $30 you can stream 4K Netflix to your TV and get an almost vanilla Android 9. Finally, check out our other Digital Home reviews. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.