Sunvell T95Z Plus: Inspiring Design, Powerful Internals

Android TV boxes are increasingly becoming popular due to their features, decreasing prices and are available in all shapes and sizes. Sunvell T95Z Plus is another capable Amplogic S912 Octacore by Sunvell featuring a unique hexagon design. The inspiring design with multi-colored light strips is backed by powerful processing and Android TV 6.0, making it a complete home entertainment package. On top of features and a unique design, the affordable price tag makes T95Z Plus even more interesting. The TV box allows users to fully enjoy all their Ultra High Definition multimedia content without any hiccups and also supports a wide range of games and other applications, including KODI.

Sunvell T95Z Plus is bound to grab attention the moment you look at it, thanks to the eye-catching geometric design and multicolored LED strip, which also serves as a status light. The front of the TV box is home to a large display that shows important status indicators such as internet connectivity and time. All the ports are located at the back, which helps keep things organized and neat, including USB 2.0 ports, optical audio-output, Ethernet, HDMI, DC-in, micso SD card, composite out. However, absence of any USB ports at the front can be inconvenient as it’s hard to reach the back in cabinets. The TV box only takes around 30 seconds to boot-up and features a colorful launcher with customizable row of shortcuts. The Octacore TV box is able to play 4K videos @30fps without any issues, while it also supports almost all popular media formats. Thanks to the powerful CPU and GPU, the box also performs well when it comes to gaming and can handle many titles such as Beach Buggy Racing and Jetpack Joyride.

Specifications

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Parts Specs
CPU/GPU Amlogic S912 Octacore, Mali-T820MP3
OS Android 6.0
RAM/ROM 2 GB DDR3, 16 GB (Expandable up to 64 GB via TF Card), also supports external hard drives up to 1TB
Decoder Format HD MPEG1/2/4, H.264, H.264/AVC, HD AVC/VC-1, RealVideo8/9/10, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6
Video format 1080P, AVI, AVS, DAT, H.265, ISO, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, MPG, RM, VC-1, VP9-10 Profile-2, WMV
Audio format AAC, AC3, APE, DDP, DTS, FLAC, MP3, OGG, TrueHD, WAV, WMA
Photo Format BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
Connectivity Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet
Interface AV, DC In, HDMI (2.0), Optical, RJ45, TF card, USB2.0
Firmware 64-bit, Pre-installed KODI v 16.1
Product weight 250 grams
Product dimensions 13.00 x 13.00 x 3.00 cm
Package weight 550 grams
Package Contents Sunvell T95Z Plus TV Box, Remote Control, HDMI Cable, Power Adapter, English Manual

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Sunvell T95Z Plus

Features

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  • Octacore processor, powerful GPU
  • Unique geometric design
  • Capable remote
  • Smooth 4K playback @30fps
  • KODI Pre-installed
  • Light strip

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Pros and Cons

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  • Attractive design
  • Dual-purpose light strip
  • Front display
  • Excellent media playback support
  • Good gaming performance

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  • No USB ports at the front
  • Netflix playback limited to 480p

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Sunvell T95Z Plus

Performance

The TV box uses Full HD as the default resolution, which can be adjusted as required or set to switch automatically. Although the dual-band Wi-Fi is enough for most users and provides excellent download speeds, more advanced users with higher demands can use the Ethernet for a more stable and speedy connectivity. Playing a 4K video @30 fps as well 60fps (H.264/265, MPEG2/4, RMVB codecs) isn’t an issue, but other codecs @60fps may cause lag. The TV box can also be used for casual gaming, thanks to the combination of an Octacore CPU and a powerful Mali GPU. The Google Play store opens up the door to thousands of apps and games, which users can enjoy on their big screens without any serious performance issues. However, things may start to get a little tricky when you try to run heavy games as the device is not meant for them. Overall, the interface feels smooth, app load quickly and there are no serious performance and stability issues.

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Conclusion

Sunvell T95Z Plus offers great features and specifications at an affordable price. If you want to buy this TV box primarily for Netflix, it’s better to look for an Android TV box that is not limited to 480p playback, which is sadly the case with most boxes. USB ports on the front would have been more convenient, but their placement on the back could be a plus for those who mostly keep their pen-drives plugged in the TV box. AlthoughT95Z Plus does not sweat while playing 4K videos @30fps, some 60fps videos may lag and stutter. Overall, the TV box offers excellent bang for the buck and also comes pre-rooted, which is a big plus for advanced users who want to make the most out of their purchase.

How to Buy

Sunvell T95Z Plus is currently available at a flash sale price at Gearbest, but for a very limited time period. The following link takes to the product page that provides pre and post sales support and answers any questions you might have about the product. You also get to choose from the US, EU and UK plug according to your own region or requirements.

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