Actually for many people, Amlogic S905X runs smoothly enough if they don’t play high-requirement games. BUT, the prices of the two models above really two times, i.e. A S912 model is equal to two S905X models in price. Which one do you prefer?
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MECOOL M8S Pro+ comes with Amlogic S905X CPU and penta-core GPU processor. However, MECOOL M8S Pro is powered by Amlogic S912 CPU, which is octa-core CPU and can run faster than S905X. This is a little confusing for us, because normally a Pro+ device is better than a Pro one.
OS: Android 7.1 Nougat System
Both of them runs with Android 7.1 version, coupled with the rapid and stable configuration.
Kodi media center is not loaded by default on these two models’ system. But, if players can go to the Apps page, they have the option of installing “TV Center” which is a fork of Kodi and once installed, it includes many of the popular add-ons.
MECOOL M8S Pro+ (S905X CPU) comes with 2.4G WIFI while MECOOL M8S Pro (S912 CPU) comes with Dual-band WiFi (2.4G+5G), which has more powerful.
MECOOL M8S Pro+ (S905X CPU) has no Bluetooth function while MECOOL M8S Pro (S912 CPU) comes with Bluetooth, with which players can easily pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices.
These two models have same housing, i.e. they both have AV, RJ45 (Ethernet), HDMI, and a power DC port. Meanwhile, on the left side, we find two standard USB 2.0 ports (sports U-disk) and a TF card slot.
Anyway, both of them can provide users with smooth experience to watch the video or play games. They are good devices for providing 4K ultimate HD video, and get users closer to the real clear world. What’s more, M8S Pro+ can be a good gift for friends to enjoy the life.
Firmware can be used to update your TV Box device. However, please note that firmware is usually suitable to a specific hardware platform, and if you use it on another non-compatible device of TV box, you may brick your device. For TV Box with Amlogic CPU, you should know this useful tool: Amlogic USB Burning Tool.
Firmware upgrade with USB Burning Tool
This method is used for most firmware distributed online. If you have a single firmware file, normally an .img file or extension, you need to use another Windows tool called USB Burning Tool. If for some reasons, your firmware is badly damaged, and can’t access the recovery mode, that may be the only way to unbrick your board. Follow the steps below.