HK1 Max – An Affordable Android TV Box

With HK1 Max, you can easily turn your old TV into a decent Android smart TV.

Is your smart TV obsolete, with a laggy browser, not supporting YouTube anymore? Then an Android TV box might be a good solution to extend the life of such TV.

With a stylish and compact design, HK1 Max provides access to the Internet and all the Android applications you may want to use in your smart TV.

It is also delivered with a simple remote controller, but I recommend buying a remote keyboard which lets you type easily eg. when searching for YouTube videos.

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Performance

It comes with Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core, so your Android applications (including some games) will run really smoothly. It includes 4GB RAM (the highest model) and Android 9.0.

There are actually several configurations: 2/4GB RAM and 16/32/64/128 GB EMMC.

HK1 Max is a great gadget for wathing online shows and browsing onlin. If you use it to play games, you might be facing overheating issues. There are some users who use it as an Android gaming console – for this purpose, I recommend to use an external cooling fan to avoid issues.

When speaking about games, I experimented with GeForce NOW – it worked, you can get the games running, but most of them will be laggy.

Connectivity

You can connect HK1 Max to your TV via HDMI cable.

HK1 Max provides 2.4G and 5G wi-fi connection, however you can alse use a cable connection via Ethernet LAN (10/100 RJ-45).

You can attach an USB gamepad or use a wireless one to play games from PlayStore.

Pros:

  • Very good price/value ratio
  • H.265 / H.264 support
  • Works with gamepads
  • Two USB ports
  • 2.4G, 5G and RJ-45
  • Card reader to extend the storage

Cons:

  • Overheating
  • SD Netflix only

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