MAG425A Set-Top Box Review
In 2019, Google put Infomir, a European manufacturer, on the list of its main partners. The Infomir logo appeared on the official Android TV ™ Website after the MAG425A set-top box passed Google’s testing. Infomir has confirmed the high quality of this Android TV device. The certification guarantees that customers get a device that meets Google's requirements for hardware, software, and content protection.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the specs this device has to offer.
MAG425A Data Sheet
The set-top box and all its accessories are packed in soft cellulose film and placed in a cardboard box with three compartments. Its remote control, as well as, two AAA batteries are included, the power supply, and a HDMI cable are placed in designated compartments in the box. The TV set-top box and its certificate are carefully placed on top of the other compartments.
Design and exterior
MAG425A has an ergonomic and simple design so that the device blends with any interior style. The set-top box comes with a matte black outer casing and has a red ring located in the center of the upper panel as all Infomir products do. The device comes with a small LED indicator installed in its corner.
The remote control case that is also made from matte black plastic fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The parts fit tightly together, and are not loose, nor do they creak when you press the buttons.
Ports and connectors
MAG425A can be connected to different types of interfaces. The device comes with a MicroSD memory card slot, Ethernet and HDMI 2.0 connectors, and a power cable port on one side. On the other side, there are two USB ports: 2.0 and 3.0. The set-top box has a built-in Wi-Fi ac 2×2 2.4 / 5 GHz module in place.
Control and user-friendliness
You can control the set-top box however is most convenient for you, using its standard remote, or via your smartphone as the device is equipped with built-in Chromecast, or via keyboard or mouse. The MAG425A remote is equipped with a special button that quickly launches Google Assistant. You can enter speech commands in your preferred language as the latest version of Google Assistant supports twelve of the most spoken languages in the world.
The device comes with pre-installed apps and options that make using the device and watching your favorite content and easy and enjoyable.
Infomir software package: Ministra Player client application, MAGic Files file manager, MAGic Player video player, and MAGic Audio player. The apps can be used to play all the most popular audio and video formats: MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC, PAL, NTSC, 576p, 720p, 1080p, 1080i, and 4K.
Google Play: about 5000 games and apps are available to users.
Live Channels app combines channels into one list so that you can watch them live. You will find it convenient when it comes to viewing content in different apps.
Deep Suspend is a power-saving option: MAG425A automatically enters sleep mode when you fall asleep with the TV on.
Automatic background adjustment to content. Optimal image contrast is adjusted automatically to relieve and reduce eyestrain.
MAG425A users can adjust the image contrast, brightness, saturation, and color range as they like. Adjusting these settings, you can significantly improve the quality of old videos.
Performance and hardware
The MAG425A’s powerful CPU can easily play 4K (Ultra HD) videos online and from removable media devices. Tests confirmed that capability as we have played a 4K resolution film using a flash drive and an external hard drive. The set-top box played a video file up to 50 GB smoothly and with no lags.
The external interfaces of the set-top box can also be used to increase internal storage space. Memory cards up to 128 GB can be inserted into the MicroSD port. This will allow you to play content using the device alone, without having to play it via removable media devices.
An additional advantage the device has to offer is its network connection options. If you don't mind cables, a 100 Mbps Ethernet cable can be connected to provide you with a reliable Internet connection. Wireless connection via the built-in Wi-Fi module that supports the 5 GHz band will suit those who like minimalist interior design.
MAG425A is a certified device that is reliable and user-friendly. This Android TV device has passed Google tests and, therefore, you can rely on its quality, performance, functionality, and safety. You will find the set-top box great for watching IPTV and all other kinds of entertainment.