Many think all Chinese TV boxes come with a laggy software. But not all budget-friendly TV boxes are like that. The market is full of 4K supporting TV boxes at low prices. So the fun gets doubled when those TV boxes feature Netflix and Youtube under the same resolution. The MeCOOL M8S PRO Plus is one of them. It is currently offered for only $43.99 after applying the coupon (code: GBAPR067). So, it’s a win-win situation here.
In terms of appearance, the MeCOOL M8S PRO Plus appears to be a simple TV box like the other wallet-friendly products available on the market. Thus the manufacturer didn’t bet on its design like the EMISH X800. This is a plain square-shaped TV box with the name and model printed on the top. There’s a thin bezel surrounding the plastic chassis that makes it look a bit elegant.
However, the appearance is not the most attractive feature of this model. On the rear, it has AV, RJ45 (Ethernet), HDMI, and a power DC port. Meanwhile, on the left side, we have two standard USB 2.0 ports (sports U-disk) and a TF card slot. You can complain about the lack of USB Type-C or USB 3.0 ports, but when this box was out, those interfaces didn’t appear much on TV boxes. It also supports a single-band 2.4G WiFi and Bluetooth.
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When it comes to the hardware and software, we understand why the MeCOOL M8S PRO Plus is so beloved. Under the hood, we have the famous Amlogic S905X quad-core chip paired with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. Moreover, we are dealing with a TV box. That’s why the penta-core ARM Mali-450 graphics is the highlight here instead of CPU.
Well, the selling point of the MeCOOL M8S PRO Plus is the 4Kx2K playback and support. Unlike, other 4K TV boxes, the 4K frame rates are maximum (60fps). Moreover, the system supports HDR 10, HLG HDR enhancement, which enhances the image or video quality to the extreme. As a result, we see a sharp and a high-contrast image with stunning DOF. The H.265 4K @60fps 10btis and VP9 Profile 2 decoders ensure that we witness a flawless 4K video experience with countless different formats.
At last, though the MeCOOL M8S Pro Plus runs on Android 6.0 OS, which is a bit outdated, Youtube and Netflix are available as well as a Kodi 16.1 from the app store. Of course, it supports mirroring options such as Miracast, Airplay and more.