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Minix NEO X5

Minix NEO X5
alaScore 82

363 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews of Minix NEO X5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Minix NEO X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Minix NEO X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Minix NEO X5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and usability, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Minix NEO X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Minix NEO X5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good views, but the size and reliability get negative views.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MINIX NEO X5 mini HD TV media streaming playerMINIX NEO X5 mini HD TV media streaming player

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

MiniX Neo X5-116A

 

The MiniX Neo X5-116A exists in the middle realm somewhere between a media hub and an Android desktop mini PC. If all you're going to do is use the Neo X5 as a media player you'll do adequately, but trying to do anything more with the device will...

Inexpensive for an unlocked Android device. Fully open, stock Android. Compact with plenty of ports. Has built-in storage

You need a touch screen. Clunky with air mouse remote. Really made for tinkerers and Android fans who are tinkerers. Interface is in 1,280 by 800 resolution, even on a 1080p screen

The MiniX Neo X5-116A ($124 list) exists in the middle realm somewhere between a media hub and a desktop-class mini PC. The Neo X5 runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), so it is compatible with a large library of Android apps made for tablets and...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Decent

 

Cheap, Dual core, built-in WiFi, Hdmi and USB ports

Not quad core

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Angela S. (newegg.com)

Decent

 

Cheap, Dual core, built-in WiFi, Hdmi and USB ports.

Not quad core.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Manh-Duc H. (newegg.com)

Excellent Media Hub

 

A very promising media player.

Official firmware for KikKat 4.4.2 (March 2015) now available and making the device to act faster. I haven't really test wifi but with a USB Ethernet adapter, everything ran smoothly and that include streaming of 1080p movies. There were 2 minor issues...

Device came not rooted but it's relatively easy to do it. Minixforum should be your reference for beta testing, rooting etc. XBMC is pre-installed but you should try KODI, its replacement which will open a whole new world of media entertainment....

May, 2015

Consumer review by: warzouing (newegg.com)

Excellent Media Hub

 

A very promising media player.

Official firmware for KikKat 4.4.2 (March 2015) now available and making the device to act faster. I haven't really test wifi but with a USB Ethernet adapter, everything ran smoothly and that include streaming of 1080p movies. There were 2 minor issues...

Device came not rooted but it's relatively easy to do it. Minixforum should be your reference for beta testing, rooting etc ; XBMC is pre-installed but you should try KODI, its replacement which will open a whole new world of media entertainment ;...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Russ C. (newegg.com)

Updated Review

 

Playback of 1080p transport streams from a HD Homerun Prime still struggle, but 720p channels work fine. If you want flawless 1080p support for TS files, then get the quad core version, which is a tad overpriced given that a root is out for the Fire TV.

New version of the firmware (March 2014?) provides lots of updates, but not to the Android OS. Improves memory performance enough that when using the Minix XBMC, plays 1080p just fine, zero problems. Even fixed problems in configuring XBMC via the...

Latest firmware has the DNS set at 75.75.75.75, which sorta works, but prevents you from registering via Google Play for apps. Changing the settings to static, with a DNS of 8.8.8.8 (backup 8.8.4.4) fixes this

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Russell C. (newegg.com)

Updated Review

 

Playback of 1080p transport streams from a HD Homerun Prime still struggle, but 720p channels work fine. If you want flawless 1080p support for TS files, then get the quad core version, which is a tad overpriced given that a root is out for the Fire TV.

New version of the firmware (March 2014?) provides lots of updates, but not to the Android OS. Improves memory performance enough that when using the Minix XBMC, plays 1080p just fine, zero problems. Even fixed problems in configuring XBMC via the...

Latest firmware has the DNS set at 75.75.75.75, which sorta works, but prevents you from registering via Google Play for apps. Changing the settings to static, with a DNS of 8.8.8.8 (backup 8.8.4.4) fixes this.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Russell C. (newegg.com)

Updated Review

 

Firmware is pretty easy to find on Minix's web site and using the supplied USB cable, its pretty easy to connect to Windows and update things, which bumps you to Android 4.2.2. Once updated, download the customized version of XMBC Minix offers, which...

Plays just about any 720p/1080p file.

Basically need a mouse connected, any mouse will do.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Andrew C. (newegg.com)

Minix NEO-X5MINI

 

Would have been nice if the first one worked propely...

Should be a good system once I get it working. Has everything I need with its available apps (HBOGO) and its streaming video supported formats.

Arrived DOA. RMA'd and awaiting replacement. Will update if new one works.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: richard g. (newegg.com)

pretty good

 

Minix seems to consistently update the firmware so hopefully it will be perfect soon.

best way to turn your tv into the smartest tv. low energy usage

netflix doesn't fully support android mini pc( not minix fault) no dolby digital/dts through xbmc. need to buy seperate remote to get best experience.

Dec, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Product Type:NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ARM
GPU Model (Graphic Card):MALI-400 MP
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:RK30XX
Processor Brand:Rockchip
Processor Number:RK3066
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