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Tanix TX3 Mini Review – Analyzing this S905W Android TV Box

Tanix is hitting the market again with its new model TX3 Mini, that brings you to have a mild taste of high efficiency off the versatile and new S905W Quad core ARM Cortex-A53.

This sleek and capable device of 64 bits will take you to an affordable experience you had been longing for watching and listening to your beloved TV series, Music, music videos, TV stations and radio stations with ease.

Tanix TX3 Mini is presented in 2 different RAM memory sizes, 1GB and 2GB. With a total of 16GB eMMC. As well, It will get far more support for the new Android Nugget 7.1.2 and its new digital clock screen which can be used for notifications in some near future.

You can sneak in to get a fast peek on prices at the following link is below!

http://www.tanix-box.com/project-view/tanix-tx3-mini-powered-amlogic-s905w-tv-box-android-7/

Continue reading to learn the most of this great device!

 

Unboxing (packing and contents, ports and front clock display)

TX3 mini comes wrapped within an appealing and small collapsible black matt gift box. The gift box compacted, is made of pretty thin a healthy light-weight cardboard to cut down shipping costs. Not highly durable nor reusable, you still might reuse it to store some screws after its proper teardown.

As you open to uncover the gift box’s lid, you will be already watching a color full scenery. The box sports icons to the right, of the most well-known social networks you will be immerse in touch with your friends daily.

This is the most “precious momentum”, which is the one you get at handing on your TX3 Mini for the very first time!

The box comes with several ports available for its use at the right time. 3 Ports on one side and 5 at its rear.

On the bottom there are some stickers for device information tracking. You can also notice it got properly certified as well as it has got its eco-friendly symbol.

At the front there’s a display screen to show time, connection status and some other information.

Carefully, just after taking out the box from its wrapping bag, put the TV box on the table and poke a finger into that hole to pull out the removable part that holds the TX3 Mini in place.

The content of the gift box should be as follows:

– TX3 Mini TV box.

– 13 buttons remote controller (no batteries are included).

– A HDMI cable with 2 protection caps.

– A power adapter.

– And a singular manual.

 

Please check any of this components are not missing.

Powering up your Tanix TX3 Mini

This TV Box is “smartified” with a sort of automatic power on/off mode. So to speak, there are no buttons for powering this device on or off, so once you are done using it and shut off your TV, it goes into sleep mode until the next time you intend to use it.

 

So get close to that TV supporting 4K, plug HDMI cable and power adapter cord to the outlet. Take the Tanix TX3 Mini remote controller and get a grip sitting on your comfortable upholstered couch!

 

Start up & Setup Wizard

 

The first time that your TX3 mini runs, it will need some pre-configuration settings in order for using your device right on!

 

You will have to walk thru 5 simple steps as follows:

 

Language

On this step, you can move onto any of the 7 different languages your Tanix TX3 Mini supports. Just press up, right or left arrows to choose the one fits you best.

 

TimeZone

To select your timezone, move up on the middle option is above “Next” button. Once clicked OK over, it will display a large list of countries with its respective time zone.

 

Display

 

If you detect any off-screen position of the input image from your TX3 Mini, with this option you can perform an overscan compensation to get best screen fit.

 

Wireless

 

Within this step you can connect to internet by Wireless, Cable or set a dial-up access  Internet connection. Then press Next button.

 

And that’s all! You are ready to go!

Launcher & System details

 

Once you are done with the setup wizard, you will get to the launcher screen.

TX3 Mini launcher features its most pervasive options used in TV box Tanix world.

KODI, youtube player, Google Play Store, Google Chrome and some system apps.

Down below there’s a small customizable bar to add direct access icons linked to your favorite APPs.

TX3 Mini is powered by amlogic shipping with its new SoC S905W designed to target customers with almost same required needs of its big brother S905X at a more affordable price.

KODI will work with most of it to smooth results using HDMI 2.0, but with some limitation to 30 frames per second. Something that many Tanix users won’t feel it much as a downturn.

 

What is the difference between S905W and S905X?

As we said,  Amlogic wants a cost effective SoC in the market to fight against RK3229, for this very reason, they decided to have 4K@60fps resolution spec removed. Hence limiting frames per second rate to 4K@30fps instead.  Isn’t that bad?

After tones of feedbacks, Tanix find out that most of their TV box users do not need this specification at all. Being this new box configuration still the preferable solution for their home theater setup.

Settings & Setting up your clock display

Android 7.1.2 has a very visible new way to display the Settings menu, which comes in as slide out form. It let see some of the changes your perform real-time. It also comes with some new features you can find out by yourself.

The clock time display syncs to the time of android system, so you only need to set up your current time to set the display screen clock time all at once.

 

Video streaming players and supported formats

TX3 Mini does carry a modest variety of TV stream players. KODI and YouTube player are the only ones pre installed.

Between the most used video formats TX3 Mini supports H.265, AVI, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-4, DIVD/DIVX.

If you need to check for all the supported formats of video, audio and pictures, please have a look at this link below.

http://www.tanix-box.com/project-view/tanix-tx3-mini-powered-amlogic-s905w-tv-box-android-7/

To be continued …

Tanix Group.

EXODUX EX1 - IPTV SOLUTION

Amlogic S905L Quad Core 2Ghz

Pentacore GPU and Dual WiFi

1GB RAM (16-bits) - 8GB eMMC Storage

Supported real 1080p UI and 4K video

Exodux Android TV Box – EX1

    • Tanix
    • January 31, 2018
    Reply

    We have found this problem from some users. First step, upgrade your firmware:

    http://www.tanix-box.com/download-view/tanix-tx3-mini-firmware-full-image-20170829/

    If can not fix it for you, our engineers are working on this.

    • Tanix
    • January 31, 2018
    Reply

    It seems that launcher does not have fast load feature for Android 7.1, so the system will load another one. Peobably you have to install your launcher and then remove the other with root access.

    • Abdul Bari
    • January 31, 2018
    Reply

    hei what can i do? Some time hang the device ,,i am using dual os LibreELEC + Android Dual boot……please solve the problem ,,,and our country Bangladesh is not listed your zone setting plz add the country update firmware version …1 million device using our country of Tanix so plz add the country

    • Tanix
    • January 25, 2018
    Reply

    We know some videos had problems playing, but it has been fixed. It is not normal the box is freezing.

    If you upgrade your system by using the .ZIP file from “Update” App, you can choose wipe data or not.

    • Tanix
    • January 25, 2018
    Reply

    Just can guess the TV is not reporting the correct supported resolution… but this (usually) can be a problem with 720p TVs only. Do you have another TV to have a try?

    • Ashish Singh
    • January 25, 2018
    Reply

    I have purchased Tanix Tx3 Mini-A. It came preinstalled with apps such as Kodi and Netflix. I have one major problem, the box freezes every so often (like every half an hour) when playing movies on Netflix, Kodi or YouTube. Is it amcodec fault, if so how do I disable from the system. Does it have to do with firmware and do I need to update it. In that case do I need to install all the pre-configured apps that came with the box. Thanks

    • Tanix
    • January 18, 2018
    Reply

    Press “Menu” button on your remote.

      • Hoa TD
      • January 25, 2018
      Reply

      Your launcher is fixing KODI at lagest window position, how can I replace KODI by other application?

        • Tanix
        • January 25, 2018
        Reply

        Big banners can be replaced by pressing “Menu” button on your remote.

    • ProjectSupra
    • January 18, 2018
    Reply

    can you help me, how to unroot tx3 min please

    • george
    • January 17, 2018
    Reply

    Hi I just got a new TX3 mini and try to start it up. According to the display the box works (it shows the time and the connections) but I don’t see anything on the tv-screen. I tried different HDMI cables and different HDMI ports on the tv but nothing… Any idea what this could be?

      • Tanix
      • January 18, 2018
      Reply

      Black screen? Or no signal

    • Tanix
    • January 13, 2018
    Reply

    We will release ALICE for Mini after adding some more functions. For TX3 Mini you can use it if you install our Dual Boot LibreELEC + Android: http://www.tanix-box.com/download-view/tanix-tx3-max-mini-dual-os-edition-libreelec-android-firmware/
    ALICE UX is the Android launcher on that version.

    • Tanix
    • January 13, 2018
    Reply

    Advanced users, we have became crazy with updates! For TX3 Max & Mini, you can install Xposed Framework now: http://www.tanix-box.com/download-view/tanix-tx3-max-mini-xposed-update/

    • Tanix
    • January 13, 2018
    Reply

    If you are interested in LibreELEC + Android Dual boot… here is a firmware: http://www.tanix-box.com/download-view/tanix-tx3-max-mini-dual-os-edition-libreelec-android-firmware/

    • Tanix
    • January 13, 2018
    Reply

    Latest firmware for TX3 Mini (can be updated by a USB memory or TF card): http://www.tanix-box.com/download-view/tanix-tx3-mini-firmware-full-image-20170829/

    • Tanix
    • December 25, 2017
    Reply

    We are going to send you info about how to try our latest firmware (BETA version yet). It includes Root/Unroot function.

    • Andrei Obukhov
    • December 24, 2017
    Reply

    Hi, could you fix size of cursor. It is too small and black which is not good for tv box coz almost all screen is black.Thanks in advance

    • Tanix
    • December 4, 2017
    Reply
    • Mateusz Flisikowski
    • November 29, 2017
    Reply

    Hi, who knows some app for remote control this tv box?

      • Tanix
      • November 29, 2017
      Reply

      You can try Cetus APP

    • Tanix
    • November 17, 2017
    Reply

    You can not do a factory reset if your device does not boot. That is a function from its software.

    You can try another power supply if you have. Also can try to flash the unit by following this manual.

    Anyway, the seller should give you a solution if your unit is defective.

    • Lóránt János - private Trestyá
    • November 16, 2017
    Reply

    Hello, please help me!
    I bought one Tx3 mini on last week from geekbuying, but unfortunately it doesn’t work!!!!
    No signal, no power led, no power on / of….
    one red led blinking inside in the device near the optical port
    The geekbuying support tell me that I do the factory reset, but I dont know how I do it!

    I wait for any help!

    Thanks,
    Lorant

      • Tanix
      • November 17, 2017
      Reply

      Sorry to hear that. You should contact the seller for a solution or apply warranty.

    • Jesus Humberto Duarte Lopez
    • September 9, 2017
    Reply

    what is better tx2 or tx3 mini?

      • Tanix
      • September 10, 2017
      Reply

      TX3 Mini if you do not need 4K-60Hz

        • Jesus Humberto Duarte Lopez
        • September 10, 2017
        Reply

        a ok ty! 🙂