Mi Box S Review Philippines – Best Android TV Box

Mi Box S Review Philippines – Why you must have this new Android TV Box? This gadget is powered by the latest Android 8.1. Know the amazing features and specs of Mi Box S in this post before buying it. Also, share us your opinion and comparison of Mi Box S vs Mi Box 3.

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Last Cyber Monday, I was able to buy the latest Android TV box from Xiaomi, Mi Box S, for a very cheap price from GeekBuying. The original price of this Android baby is $69. I have been eyeing to buy Mi Box for a while but I was thinking to wait for a bit for the upgraded version. Now, that it’s here, I included it right away to my new must-have gadgets.

In this post, I’m gonna share my review of using the upgraded version Mi Box S. I’m gonna talk about my favorite features of this amazing gadget from Xiaomi. I will also share unboxing photos of this Android box. Furthermore, if you compare Mi Box S vs Mi Box 3, what’s the difference? Read on below.

Mi Box S Review Philippines

Mi Box S Specs

  • Android 8.1
  • CPU: Cortex-A53 Quad-core 64bit
  • GPU: Mali-450
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 8GB eMMC
  • 4K (3840 x 2160) Resolution
  • Weight: 147g
  • Color: Black

Mi Box S Features

Chromecast Built-in

One of my favorite features of this new Android device is its Chromecast built-in functionality. It is very fast and smooth to cast anything – movies, TV series, games, music, sports from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. I also notice that it displays beautiful home screen like that of Google Chromecast.

Google Assistant Built-in

Another helpful feature is this smart Mic – Google Assistant. No need to type anything, just speak or ask a question. This device is a genius. You control everything at the power of your voice.

4K Resolution

The ability to watch videos in 4K Ultra HD and HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a charm using Mi Box S. 4K is now common with almost latest gadgets today including iphones, smartphones, tables, desktops, cameras. Even Youtube now runs in 4K. I’m sure the next version of Mi Box S will also add 8K resolution capability soon.

Cool for Game Apps

If game apps fans loved the previous version of Mi Box, they will also adore Mi Box S for its high-performance CPU. Best paired with Xiaomi Gamepad Joypad game controller, you will win your every game.

How Much is Mi Box S in the Philippines?

Mi Box S price in the Philippines is P3,499. You can buy it at Lazada and Shopee which I find the most convenient and quickest way to buy this gadget.

It is also available on Amazon with the same price although you need to add extra shipping fee if you’re buying it from there. You can also order your Android from eBay or from other online shops like Walmart. Again, if it comes overseas, expect to pay shipping cost.

Mi Box is also available from Globe and the new version Mi Box S apparently will also be offered soon.

  • Mi Box S Price Philippines P3,499
  • USA $59
  • India Rs 4,500
  • Malaysia RM 280
  • China 400 CNY
  • Japan 6500 JPY

Unboxing Mi Box S

The box comes with a nice packaging containing the Mi Box S, bluetooth voice remote control, HDMI cable, power adapter and manual.

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The latest Mi Box S remote control has a well-polished design that include a Netflix button. So easy to hold and access Netflix now.

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Mi Box S vs Mi Box 3

Checking out the specs and features between Mi Box S vs Mi Box 3, the differences we found were: Mi Box S is powered on the latest version of Android. It will automatically upgrade upon the start of switching it on your TV. The earlier version of Mi Box runs on Android 6 although you can do manual upgrade. Mi Box S is also smaller. Other than that, majority of specs are almost the same.

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16 thoughts on “Mi Box S Review Philippines – Best Android TV Box”

  1. Can you download Amazon Prime and HBO GO apps here? And can you use Amazon Prime and HBO GO local (Philippines) subscription? TIA!

    • Hi 🙂 Amazon Prime is not currently available for PH users but you can download and use it only if you are using a VPN and you have an active Amazon Prime account. HBO Go is available if you are an active subscriber

  2. Have you tried using this for iwantv app too? Whenever I cast from my phone it wouldn’t show the originals shows, but for TV shows you see on TV it shows up. I want to buy one but need to confirm if it shows up first so I won’t waste any money.

    • iWant TV did not yet made their app compatible with this Android device, I’ve tried many times but the app is only available on mobile phones. iWant developer must make a compatible version to more devices like Amazon Firestick and Roku.

  3. I bought mine too (mi box s) can you pls. recommend good application na compatible.. for free movies and for kids… thank you. nice blog.

  4. gusto ko sana mag log in… kaso nkalimutan ko na yung sss number ko
    meron pa po ba ibang paraan.pra mka login ako.. pano ko malaman dto ang ang sss number….????

  5. I need help po. Umuwi po ako dito sa pinas para mag pa change status sa Passport ko from my Maiden Name to Married Name. my problem is round trip po yung ticket ko and nakuha ko na po yung new passport ko at yung old passport ko po binutasan. pano po yun? di po ba ako magkakaproblema pagbalik ko sa US? worried yung husband ko baka daw ihold ako sa border custom sa US.

    • Di naman po same lang naman po yung passport number nyo po e. Ang mag iiba lang naman yung passport expiration. At need lang naman nila to para malaman nila kung atleast 6mos valid yang passport mo.


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