If you want to turn your traditional LCD / LED / Plasma TV into an online entertainment center, there is nothing better (and cheaper) than an Android TV Box. The Alfawise Z28 Pro is an inexpensive and well-priced option, The Z28 Pro is the upgraded version of the Z28, and has made lots of changes from its previous version, and has compensated for all the hiccups from its predecessor.
The Z28 Pro Tv Box comes with the square shape with chiseled edges, the edges are smooth and not pointy making them adjustable on corner tables. The device is made of ABS plastic and is sturdy in nature. It has a simplistic design with a modernistic look to suit with any of the smart TV setups you have in your room. The device is quite compact too with its dimensions measuring (L x W x H): 10.00 x 10.00 x 1.60 cm / 3.94 x 3.94 x 0.63 inches and quite lightweight too weighing in at 1200gm.
Along with it, there is an HDMI cable, a power adapter, a remote control (2 x AAA batteries not included), and a user manual in English. The Z28 Pro offers three USB ports including two USB2.0 and one USB3.0. In addition, you can find other common ports on a TV box including 1 x DC port, 1 x HD port, 1 x AV port, 1 x SPDIF, 1 x Ethernet, and 1x TF slot, etc. There is also a recovery button beside the TF slot.
The Z28 Pro runs on the new Rockchip line of TV boxes, it sports the Rockchip RK3328 quad-core CPU with a maximum clock speed of 1.5GHz. There have been some critics about the performance of the RK3328 in comparison to the Amlogic S912. However, more and more manufacturers have been using this new line of Rockchip CPUs which is an indication of manufactures trust and compatibility with latest versions of Android.
It comes in three versions, 1GB/8GB, 2GB/8GB, and the 2GB/16GB models. However, my advice is to purchase the 2GB/16GB for the simple reason of more RAM means better performance.
The Z28 Pro is a good TV box for streaming movies and TV shows on Kodi and from the many sources of APK out there on TV land. Don’t expect this to be a big gamer but it will play many android games. It’s rooted, but only after the firmware update. They forgot to include a navigation bar at the bottom which they will add in a later update. For wireless connectivity, the Z28 Pro comes with dual-band 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Alfaswise Z28 Pro is a great budget TV box that comes with RK3328 CPU 4-core Cortex-A53 1.5GHz and Penta-core Mali-450 Graphics GPU. With the latest Android 7.1 OS, it allows you to enjoy all your favorite movies, shows and entertainment programs at home. Now, you can grab it at an incredibly low price at $63.38 from Gearbest