Stoga Quad Core KF-MXQ Smart TV Box Mini PC Streaming Media Player with KODI(XBMC) Streamer 1GB/8GB, Fully Loaded,Google Android 4.4 KitKat TV Box

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  1. Sunil Nair says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great with KODI, 12 Aug. 2016
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    Sunil Nair (London) –
    This review is from: Stoga Quad Core KF-MXQ Smart TV Box Mini PC Streaming Media Player with KODI(XBMC) Streamer 1GB/8GB, Fully Loaded,Google Android 4.4 KitKat TV Box (Electronics)
    In short, very good for 3D Graphics and games due to the inclusion of Octa-core Mali 450MP GPU @ 600MHZ, 4K / 2K @ 30Hz and runs KODI without any troubles. Also, if you have time in your hands there are plenty of things you can do with this little box.

    Powered by Amlogic S805, run on Android 4.4 Stoga KF-MXQ is really a feature packed box with plenty of customisable options. For input you can use 2.4Hhz wireless options or a Wired USB input device. The box has 8GB built in storage and supports external storage via USB Hard Disk. Supports dual band WiFi (revisions. 802.11 a/b/g/n). Wired ethernet supports up to 100mbps only, so for copying files you may have to connect it directly or use Wifi for faster transfer.

    Operation is easy and fast, under the shell of that matt black sleek box, it’s a mini PC. Consumes only very low power – if you have the right cable and a USB port outputs 2A / 5V, you can plug that in without using the included adapter. All the movies and 4k content I streamed worked and displayed brilliantly. Please note that I’m using it straight out of the box, no upgrade or extra software other than KODI. I’ll come back and update more as I get deeper with respect to software.

    Overall a good device out of the box, particularly for those who are stuck with non-smart TVs. And once you start customising it’s a Computer and it can do many brilliant things. Please do check out the pictures to see how it looks in real life.

    Disclaimer: I received this product for free or subsidised price in exchange for an extensive test, honest and unbiased review and I’ve tried my best to do the same.

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  2. Mr Baz says:
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    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Entry level Android Box, 12 Aug. 2016
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    This review is from: Stoga Quad Core KF-MXQ Smart TV Box Mini PC Streaming Media Player with KODI(XBMC) Streamer 1GB/8GB, Fully Loaded,Google Android 4.4 KitKat TV Box (Electronics)
    Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

    Sitting at the entry level for Android boxes the MXQ isn’t loaded up with a high spec, though it’s more than adequate for most users. Key points are the now somewhat dated (but stable) Android 4.4 KitKat OS. As expected you have 1GB ram, 8GB storage which is in line with most entry models around this price.

    In this bundle you get a HDMI cable, power adapter and some set up instructions with a remote (takes 2 x AAA cells which are not supplied). The remote is the now standard smaller one that’s been knocking around for a while now it gets the job done. No AV cables are provided, however the output is present on the box at the back if you need to use it you can pick up a lead fairly easily.

    The MXQ model does come ins a few variants – this one does not have Bluetooth (some versions do). The good news is that the processors are “Quad-Core”, whilst not break neck in speed are more than capable of dealing with HD video playback and streaming. They’re much better than the dual core ones on older boxes; yes it’s entry level but the bar has been raised a good bit over the last 18 months or so, and prices have fallen too.

    Connections are a strong point with 4 x USB 2.0 ports, SPDIF digital audio output, and the AV composite/RCA output, power input, and HDMI as expected. The front LED glows a brighter blue when turned on and dims to a red when it’s in standby mode it’s not diffuses like some MXQ’s fortunately it’s not too bright either so shouldn’t distract.

    Features wise most of what you want is here including some common apps such as Kodi (ver. 15.2 out of the box this is much more than a media player it lets you access networked media and stream via the internet a newer version is out you can update to that one if you wish). Kodi is loaded up with streams, though I had to update it to a more stable version.. Other apps include the usual suspects Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and many media apps are all here. About 2.9GB is spare on the internal storage if that’s not enough you can use the card slot to install apps or the USB inputs via pen/hard drives.

    Moving onto the “Media Box” GUI/interface which makes it a bit easier for navigating around than the stock Android look (you have a choice on boot up the normal Android interface of the custom launcher); it’s still worth looking out for a separate controller; there are quite a few mini ones around with a touch pad. I would prefer a built in air mouse, so far few makers are offering this and at this price the normal remote is expected. You can use an app to control it via a smart phone, which can help (there are a few around to download the standard Google one isn’t much to shout about though, try some third party apps). Standard remote is fine if you’re using the custom interface, heavy web users are advised to hook up some kind of keyboard though.

    Any weaker points? No support for Bluetooth in this model it might be useful for controllers or streaming audio/files to other devices and a somewhat older version of Android; update wasn’t working when I tried it (no shocks there though it’s not exactly essential the firmware is pretty stable on this model now I’ve yet to see an MXQ with a working update). Gamers or high end users might want to get a model with more memory, though this will do fine for some games. Higher end boxes offer this and more powerful hardware if that’s what you are after – the emphasis here is on a more affordable media box. For general use though this is plenty good enough for streaming and media playback, and has a lot of USB ports which might come in handy if you use external hard drives/USB pen drives. I would prefer to have the AV cables included in this, most won’t need it but it can be useful if you are using an older TV (some don’t have HDMI inputs). That to one side there isn’t a lot to niggle about on this box it provides a fairly acceptable performance for many users.

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