MECOOL M8S PRO L Review

This MECOOL M8S PRO L Review was written by Troy from TROYPOINT after using this Android Box on a regular basis for over two weeks.

In my opinion, this is the best Android Box available today besides the NVIDIA SHIELD.  For those of you using a Fire TV 3 or 2nd Generation Fire TV Stick, this will prove to be more powerful than those as well.

The MECOOL M8S PRO L stands out due to a few important details that many other Android Boxes lack.

This device operates on the Android TV operating system which means it is built for a 10-foot remote-control experience.  It also includes a powerful processor which makes running a VPN in the background a simple task.

This streaming device also comes equipped with a strong wireless network adapter that achieves fast download speeds.  The M8S Pro L also comes with a Bluetooth voice-activated remote-control which is unheard of with Android Boxes.

MECOOL M8S PRO L Android TV Operating System

Android TV Operating System

Most Android Boxes come equipped with the standard Android operating system that you would usually find on a phone or tablet.

This usually creates a poor user-experience when using these devices with a TV because the operating system wasn’t designed for that.  The official Android TV operating system is specifically designed for the television which makes it much easier to use.

Android TV is only available on a few other devices such as the NVIDIA SHIELD, Mi Box, Razer Forge TV, and various Sony and Sharp televisions.

It is a breath of fresh air to see another device such as the MECOOL M8S PRO L get with the program and incorporate Android TV as well.

The MECOOL M8S PRO L includes the Amlogic S912 Octa Core processor which provides the power needed to run a VPN while also streaming high quality 4K/3D video.

It also comes with 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of ROM (storage).

This streaming box also features Dual-band WiFi which will provide enhanced speed that will tackle all streaming/gaming needs.  See my Internet speed tests in the image/chart below.

The included Bluetooth remote control is a big surprise as most Android boxes come with cheap IR remotes.

The MECOOL M8S PRO L remote comes with voice support so you can speak directly into the remote instead of typing!

Google Assistant is built into Android TV which will provide you with a personal assistant.  Google Assistant can be extended to help with additional devices such as Google Home, Android phones, and tablets.

This type of voice assistant is similar to what we find with Alexa on the Fire TV and 2nd Generation Fire TV Stick.

MECOOL M8S PRO L Voice Search

MECOOL M8S PRO L Includes Google Assistant

MECOOL M8S PRO L Network Speeds

I tested the network speeds with the Speedtest.net application on my 150 Mbps cable Internet connection.

MECOOL M8S PRO L Internet Speed

MECOOL M8S PRO L Internet Speed Tests

IPVanish VPN Off

5GHZ WiFi:  Download: 133.76 Mbps  Upload:  18.91 Mbps

Ethernet:  Download:  96.30 Mbps  Upload:  20.26 Mbps

IPVanish VPN On

5GHZ WiFi:  62.41 Mbps  Upload:  22.57 Mbps

Ethernet:  46.86 Mbps  Upload:  23.59 Mbps

Note: The Ethernet port on the MECOOL M8S PRO L is capable of speeds up to 100 Mbps and the wireless adapter can reach speeds of 200 Mbps+. This is the reason why the wireless connection performs faster than wired on this device.

MECOOL M8S PRO L TROYPOINT Bonus Setup Video – learn how to install the best streaming apps on this device in a matter of minutes rather than hours.  You will also find tips and tricks that will help you supercharge this Android box.

You Should Use A VPN For Security Reasons

I always run a VPN on my streaming devices when using applications such as Kodi, Terrarium TV, and all IPTV services. 

A VPN protects my identity and makes it impossible for my ISP, government, and hackers to monitor what I am doing online.

Installing IPVanish VPN is simple on the MECOOL M8S PRO L as it is available directly through the Google Play Store.

IPVanish provides a 30-day money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied.

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MECOOL M8S PRO L Photo Gallery

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Note:  There are two versions available (3GB RAM + 16GB ROM Storage) or (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM Storage).  Do not choose the versions without the Voice Remote Control.

What I like about the MECOOL M8S PRO L Android Box

  • Android TV operating system makes it easy to use with remote
  • Powerful S912 Amlogic Processor
  • Fast dual-band WiFi adapter
  • Download speeds with IPVanish VPN activate are off the charts
  • Bluetooth voice remote control

What I don’t like about the MECOOL M8S PRO L Android Box

  • Better Ethernet adapter to achieve higher download speeds with wired connection
  • As of this writing, cannot purchase from vendor within United States

What’s In The Box?

  • 1 x TV Box
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x Bluetooth Voice Remote Controller
  • 1 x HDMI Cable
  • 1 x English User Manual

MECOOL M8S PRO L Android Box Specs

Core: Octa Core
CPU: ARM Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3
Model: M8S PRO L
RAM Type: DDR3
System: Android 7.1
Processor: Amlogic S912
Audio format: AAC,APE,DDP,FLAC,HD,MP3,OGG,TrueHD,WAV,WMA
Decoder Format: H.264,H.265
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG,TIFF
Video format: 4K,ASF,AVI,DAT,FLV,H.265,ISO,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,WMV
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
Language: English,Multi-language
Other Functions: Airplay,DLNA,Miracast
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
RJ45 Port Speed: 100M
System Bit: 64Bit
Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Package size (L x W x H): 17.90 x 11.50 x 6.50 cm / 7.05 x 4.53 x 2.56 inches
Package weight: 0.4200 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 10.20 x 10.20 x 2.10 cm / 4.02 x 4.02 x 0.83 inches
Product weight: 0.1100 kg

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Note:  There are two versions available (3GB RAM + 16GB ROM Storage) or (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM Storage).  Do not choose the versions without the Voice Remote Control.

MECOOL M8S PRO L TROYPOINT Bonus Setup Video – learn how to install the best streaming apps on this device in a matter of minutes rather than hours.  You will also find tips and tricks that will help you supercharge this Android box.

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