SVICloud Review – Pros and Cons

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SVICloud TV Box and EVPAD TV Box are both very popular Android TV boxes in Malaysia. They offer premium TV channels without a monthly fee.

However, please be reminded that using TV boxes preinstalled with pirated content apps is illegal in Malaysia.

On Shopee and Lazada, hundred of units of the SVICloud TV box are sold. They scored an average of 4.9 stars in many reviews.

Is the SVICloud TV box legal? Let’s find out.


SVICloud TV Box Price

SVICloud TV Box comes in many versions, including SVI 8P, SVI 3Pro, SVI 3Plus, SVI 8S Plus, SVI 8S, and SVI 3S.

Price of SVICloud TV Box is as below:

  • SVI 8P – RM699
  • SVI 3Pro – RM628
  • SVI 3Plus – RM538
  • SVI 8S Plus – RM468
  • SVI 8S – RM428
  • SVI 3S – RM399

>> Check price on Shopee
>> Check price on Lazada

Similar to EVPAD TV box, the SVI Cloud TV box offers many low-quality free gifts such as a soundbar, wireless keyboard, Bluetooth speaker, LAN cable and more.

This is usually a red flag in my opinion.

In other words, it implies that the TV box isn’t worth as much as its listed price. Therefore, as a marketing strategy, they bundle it with many free gifts.

SVICloud TV Box Specifications

Here are the specifications for each of the popular SVICloud TV boxes.

SVICloud 8P TV Box Specifications:

  • Operating system – Android 10.0
  • CPU – Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • GPU – Mali-G31 
  • RAM – 4GB DDR3
  • Storage – 64GB 
  • Connectivity – WiFi 2.4/5Ghz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB, Ethernet 100MB
  • Video resolution – 4K

SVICloud 8S TV Box Specifications:

  • Operating system – Android 10.0
  • CPU – Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • GPU – Mali-G31 
  • RAM – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB 
  • Connectivity – WiFi 2.4/5Ghz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB, Ethernet 100MB
  • Video resolution – 4K

SVICloud 3Pro TV Box Specifications:

  • Operating system – Android 10.0
  • CPU – Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • GPU – Mali-T720
  • RAM – 4GB DDR3
  • Storage – 32GB eMMc
  • Connectivity – WiFi 2.4/5Ghz, Bluetooth 4.1, USB, Ethernet 100MB
  • Video resolution – 4K

SVICloud 3Plus TV Box Specifications:

  • Operating system – Android 10.0
  • CPU – Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • GPU – Mali-T720
  • RAM – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB 
  • Connectivity – WiFi 2.4/5Ghz, Bluetooth 4.1, USB, Ethernet 100MB
  • Video resolution – 4K

As you can see, SVICloud 8P has the most powerful hardware among all the different models. It offers the smoothest viewing experience.

SVICloud TV Box Channels List Malaysia

SVICloud sellers claim that the TV box has more than 1000+ live channels to choose from including channels from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Thailand

Most notably, it includes many popular Malaysia TV channels like:

  • TV1
  • TV2
  • TV3
  • 8TV
  • NTV 7
  • Astro AEC
  • Animax
  • Channel News Asia
  • Astro Super Sport
  • Astro Arena HD
  • Al Jazeera
  • Animal Planet HD
  • And more…

The SVICloud TV box includes streaming apps that allow users to watch paid channels like Astro for free. This makes them illegal.

SVICloud 8P Review

Check out an in-depth review of the SVICloud 8P in video below.

SVICloud 8S Review

A detailed review of SVI Cloud 8S.

Pros and Cons of SVI Cloud TV Box

If you use the SVICloud TV box to watch paid content for free, you have violated Malaysian law and could be fined.

You may be fined no more than RM100,000 or imprisoned no more than 6 months if you use illegal TV boxes like this. It is also considered haram for fellow Muslim friends.

The Mi TV stick 4K, selling for RM200+, is a better TV stick if you don’t intend to use any illegal apps.

Pros of SVICloud TV box:

  • Comes with thousands of TV channels
  • Pay once, no monthly subscription
  • Pre-installed karaoke app

Cons of SVICloud TV box:

  • Illegal to use if you use it for pirated content
  • Many channels are not working
  • Constant buffering and lagging
  • Very expensive compared to legal TV box
  • Overclaim of product specifications such as 6K and 8K resolution

SVICloud TV Box Common Problems

The common problems faced by SVI Cloud TV box users are as follows:

  • Randomly crash and error
  • Lagging/delay during peak hours
  • Constantly buffering

Conclusion

Finally, I don’t recommend purchasing SVICloud TV boxes in 2022 since they are installed with apps that stream illegal content. For MCMC-approved TV boxes, Mi TV Stick 4K and Google Chromecast are better choices.


SVICloud TV Box FAQ

Is SVICloud TV Box legal in Malaysia?

Yes, SVICloud TV box is legal in Malaysia as long as they do not come with illegal streaming apps preinstalled. 

How many channels does SVICloud have?

SVICloud 3Pro and SVI 8P come with 1000+ channels but not all of them are working properly

Is SVICloud 4K?

Yes, SVICloud support 4K streaming. But ignore the claim that SVICloud streams in 6K and 8K because there are no video content or channels which are available in 8K resolution.

Is SVICloud or EVPAD better?

Both SVICloud and EVPad TV Boxes are illegal to use in Malaysia. I don’t recommend buying either of them.

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Kai

Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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