The Tanix TX3 is another ultra cheap Android Nougat TV box, what makes this so appealing is that it comes equipped with 2GB ram and a healthy 16GB of shared storage, for very little money.
THe S905W SOC ‘System on a Chip’ is aimed at ultra cheap TV box’s. Amlogic have released this processor in response to Rockchip dominance of the ultra cheap tv box market over the last few months. The Tanix TX3 comes in 2 versions, the 1GB and 2GB models which both come with 16GB of shared storage.
Have Amlogic being upto their marketing tricks again with this processor ? the S905W is a stripped down version of the very popular S905 SOC. 4K @ 60 fps is no longer capable, with a limit of 4K @ 30fps. Frustraingly, the android Nougat firmware available for the S905W does not seam to come equipped with any joypad driver, the S905W is fully capable of running mid range android games as well as retro game. Hopefully, amlogic or the TV box manufacturers will correct this in time and add the required joypad drivers to the Android 7.1.2 firmware.
The limited 4K capabilities is fine as long as your not wanting this device for full 4K. This stripped down version of the S905 allows TV box manufacturers to sell their devices at these ridiculously low prices.