Is this a good buy or can I expect a lot of malware?
This looks like a JACCB type box. Very sketchy details, one page says andriod 11, another description says 10. Claims to be amlogic but boast of 8gb ram(nope notta zilch). Puts a 905 in description but no details of which one. Price is nice
Verdict: JACCB (just another cheap china box)… no telling what you are getting
IMO if you are gonna buy a Cheap China Box do it from Amazon vs Ali Express. Returns are much easier. Just make sure you find the chipset and spec’s you want as there are several different configurations. I bought 2 T95Z Plus Boxes off Amazon over 5 years ago. They are still going strong with Zero issues.
Unfortunately prices on Amazon aren’t at all comparable. The exact same cheap Chinese junk on Amazon is 50% higher priced than it is on AliExpress.
The fact that you bought cheap Chinese junk (at all) and it’s still going strong is a good testament to the quality.
Yes Amazon is higher but you (for the most part) are going to get what you buy. And if it IS a Lemon just walk into your local Whole Foods Amazon counter and return it. As @TXRon pointed out there are all kinds of Red Flags on that box from Ali.
If you buy from alie at least stick with a store that at least caters to android boxes. Ive purchase several things from alie but dont expect to return it because it will cost too much and most likely more than the box itself. The 2 stores ive had most luck with is the Vontar store and the Mecool store.
If you are buying Mecool boxes go directly to the Mecool site not Ali and they regularly have very good discount prices.