Unblock Tech – UBOX 8 Pro MAX TV Box Review (2021)

International Version - 国际版

Last year during the lockdown, we were lucky enough to get hold of the EVPAD 5S TV box (2020 model), which allowed us to stay at home and watch TV channels and movies. You can check out the full review here. We liked it very much, and it worked perfectly in Hong Kong, offering a ton of Asian TV channels. However, the EVPAD 5 S lacked some of the foreign TV channels I wanted from the US/UK region.

Well, it’s now 2021 and so I decided to get the latest version of the UBOX for a friend of mine who’s living in Canada …  the UBOX 8 Pro MAX (International Version – 国际版). I’ve previously owned the UBOX 4, which I though was amazing back in 2018. I loved the fact it was super simple it was to use, and it offered all channels/movies I needed.

 

 

With the new UBOX 8 Pro MAX (International Version – 国际版), I’m expecting more of the same with one exception … more International TV channels!  The box now features a high-end H616 Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU plus a dedicated Mali-G31 6-core GPU, as well as 4GB DDR3 ram and 64GB flash ram. 

We’ll be connecting this unit to our 55″ LED 4K TV to check out all the channels that it has to offer, and to see what’s it like for streaming content at 1080p Full HD via wifi.

You can buy the Unblocktech – UBOX 8 Pro Max TV Box of only USD $218 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/30u1Lyt

 

Overview

Overall upgrade of hardware

Ubox8 PRO MAX  has 4G RAM and 64G ROM, The memory are doubled and the wireless is upgraded dual band from single band. The special box bring you a bigger storage space and a better experience of watching. The android system with real 6K HD Hardware Decoding make everything be possible. 

Super-large storage

The storage of  Unblock UBOX8 PRO MAX up to 64GB, It’s much bigger than 16G or 32GB of other boxes on the market, it can install more APP, it support External equipment to expand storage either.

Super-fast storage

The RAM is upgraded to 4GB,it can open more APP in the same time, it behaves faster, it’s more fluent when you running game.

Dual band wireless

UBOX8 PRO MAX  supports transmitting Dual band wireless, Enhancing signal, breaking complex living environment, it’s easy for ubox8  to process high Flow.

Immersion in watching TV

UBOX8 pro max has powerful decoding ability, it just like a video Processor running in a High-speed. It can process 60 frame 4K HD video in a second. The image of TV is more fluent and detailed and the sounds of TV is more smooth and lively when you watching TV.UBOX8 bring you a immersive experience of watching.

Faster with dual band wireless

UBOX8 PRO MAX I9 support transmitting dual band wireless, it enhances the experience of surfing the internet, it maximize the bandwidth; The 2.4G bandwidth is applying to Multi-obstacle and long-distance wireless transmission, It’s the main bandwidth in the wireless transmission; The 5G bandwidth has fewer interference and collecting with 802.11ac,it’s more fluent and faster when you surfing the internet. Make sharing faster and longer.

You could see a clearer world

The 4K HD box make you see a clearer world; It’s more detailing and colorful,UBOX8 rebuild the real world, dark gets darker, light gets lighter, the television pictures is more lively and detailing, the hierarchy of image is more distinct, the television pictures is more fluent, bring you an immersive enjoyment.

No regional restrictions , Seven days to look back

Traditional TV can only see a country’s live broadcasting, but UBOX can see live broadcasts from many countries, global CDN accelerated without limiting , Rich content can absolutely satisfy your needs .The video is encoded by H.265 & H.264 4K , The speed of download is faster and the picture is clearer. It also can look back the video you missed. It’s different from traditional TV that the function of looking back make you watch TV without catching the time. Wherever and whenever, seven days to look back make you never miss any wonderful program.

Faster / Smart / Safer

With the new generation of Android 10.0, the performance of UBOX has been greatly improved. Background running no longer occupies memory, we can enjoy the speed of fluent running . Free installation of software to achieve more functions, fitness, preschool education, food, health and so on which satisfy your family’s interest.

Strong as always

No matter hardware or software, UBOX8 is powerful as always, 4 core CPU , 8 core GPU , 4GB RAM , 64GB ROM , it can run most of APP fluently . Every function performs well , we also can enjoy the video and game on the bigger screen.

 

 

Specifications

Taken from UnblockTech’s website … http://www.unblocktech.com/en/ubox8/

 

Hardware specifications

Operating system Android 10.0
Language Chinese, English, multi-language support
Chip H616 Quad core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G31
SDRAM DDR3 4GB
NAND flash memory 64GB eMMC
Storage expansion Support MicroSD (TF), maximum support 32GB
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Power supply DC 5V/1.5A

Interface

HDMI output 1 × HDMI2.0
USB port 2 × USB 2.0
Audio input 1 × 3.5mm headphone jack
The internet 1 × RJ45 LAN port
Power supply 1 × DC Jack
Card reader 1 × MicroSD(TF) Slot
antenna Built-in Wi-Fi antenna

Internet connection

Wi-Fi Support 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless protocol 2.4G+5G
Wired network 10M/100M BaseT
Supported Media Types
Audio format:
  • MP1
  • MP2 
  • MP3 
  • WMA 
  • WAV 
  • OGG 
  • OGA 
  • APE 
  • FLAC 
  • M4A 
  • 3GPP

Support mp1, mp2, mp3, wma, wav, ogg, oga, ape, flac, m4a, 3gpp…etc audio format. Multiple synchronized EQ modes, support full page display of lyrics and lyrics.

Audio output HDMI
Video decoder
  • TP 
  • TRP 
  • TS 
  • VOB 
  • WMV 
  • M2P 
  • M2T 
  • M2TS 
  • MJPG 
  • MKV 
  • MOV 
  • MP4 
  • MPEG 
  • MPG 
  • MTS 
  • M2P 
  • FLV 
  • H.264-4K

 Support TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, M2P, M2T, M2TS, MJPG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, M2P, FLV, H.264-4K…etc

Video encoder
  • IVX3 
  • DIVX4 
  • DIVX5 
  • H.264 
  • H.265 
  • MPEG-1 
  • MPEG2 
  • MPEG-4 
  • WMV 
  • Xvid 
  • VC-1
Support IVX3, DIVX4, DIVX5, H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, Xvid, VC-1…etc
Resolution Full 2160P@30fps
Image browsing
  • JPG 
  • JPEG 
  • BMP 
  • GIF 
  • PNG

 Support JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG… and other image formats.

Text reading
  • TXT 
  • LRC 
  • PDF 
  • Html 
  • Htm

 Support TXT, LRC, PDF, Html, Htm… and other formats (depending on APK installation)

Software extension Support Google Play APK installation
DLNA protocol Support DLNA protocol
Remote control Support infrared remote control

Package

Machine size 110mm*110mm*18.5mm
Net Weight TBD
Packing box size TBD

Attachment list

Standard packaging 1×HDMI, 1×Manual, 1×Adapter(DC 5V/1.5A), 1×Infrared remote control

 

Package comes with:

  • 1x Unblock TV box
  • 1x BT AI remote controller
  • 1x Manual
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x Power Adaptor (Default US/UK Socket)

 

Photo Gallery

 

The UBOX 8 Pro

The unit is compact and small, weighing in at around 1 pound and measures 110mm on all sides. The UBOX series of TV boxes are currently only available in white.

For connectivity, there are 2 x USB ports, 1 x SD Card slot, 1 x 100MB LAN, HDMI output and a AV jack. Other accessories include, a HDMI cable and the remote control.

Connected and Powered Up

The UBOX 8 Pro MAX is extremely easy to setup. Plug in the power cable, LAN cable and connect the HDMI cable to the TV and that’s it … you’re ready to go! I love the blue LED lighting strip that run along bottom othe unit itself … looks pretty cool.

 

Menu System

The first thing to do is to select the default language to English. Next of course, is to connect the UBOX 8 Pro to the internet via Wifi or LAN. There are other settings which you may need to change/adjust such as the display settings for TV screen calibration, network and internet settings, as well as BT and device preferences.

 

The UBOX 8 Pro MAX is Android based so you’re able to install as many Apps as you wish … for example, Netflix, YouTube, and Android-based games and various media players. There are also other KODI based players and popular media players from Asia. System settings, wall paper, and other options can be accessed from the main menu.

To access all the movies, TV series, documentaries, sports and cartoons … just select “UBVOD” which stands for UnBlock Video On Demand. Here, you’ll be able to select ‘UBLIVE‘ for live TV channels or select ‘Film‘ for all the latest movies. The ‘Secret cinema‘ (adult channel) can be accessed via a 4 digit pin……. go here.

 

TV Channels

Just select UBLIVE and you’ll find that there are a ton of TV channels available from UK, US, Canada, South East Asia, including TV channels from Hong Kong, Taiwan, most of China, Japan, Singapore and many more. We also have tons of programs and movies … 

 

  • TV channels – 1800+ 
  • Sports – 39+ Channels
  • Documentaries – 45+ Channels
  • Cartoons – 39+ Channels

 

OMG! Look at all the content available. Over 11,595+ movies available to watch!

 

Verdict and Conclusion

The new UBOX 8 Pro MAX TV box (2021) is probably one of the best purchases I’ve made so far to date. The international version offers a ton of foreign TV channels which I needed, such as all the terrestrial TV channels from UK, US and most Asian countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Macau.

I’ve used many TV boxes in the past and most of them have been slow and sluggish (in response)…. not so with the UBOX 8 Pro MAX. This is all thanks to its super-fast H616 Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, plus a dedicated Mali-G31 6-core GPU, along with a sizeable 4GB DDR3 ram and 64GB flash ram.

 

 

With access to over 11,565+ movies and over 1,800+ Live TV channels, you will never have to leave the house again (no I’m only joking LOL!) I also like the fact, you can play Netflix and YouTube right off the bat.

NOTICE: Installing 3rd party apps and add-ons may infringe on copyright in the country you are located. We do not condone any piracy or illegal copyright infringement.

 

 

You can buy the Unblocktech – UBOX 8 Pro Max TV Box of only USD $218 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/30u1Lyt

Check out the 2020 EVPAD 5S TV box … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGSxS2vHImI 

 

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