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Minix NEO X5

Minix NEO X5
alaScore 87

250 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

value for money, usability, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Minix NEO X5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Minix NEO X5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MiniX Neo X5 mini RK3066 Android 4.1 TV Box, HD Network Media Player/Streamer, Quad-Core Cortex A9 Smart Internet TV Set Box, Built in Wifi Support HDMINIX NEO X5 mini Android RK3066 Dual-Core Mini PC TV Box 8GB + Generic Wireless 2.4GHz Mini KeyboardMINIX NEO X5 Android 4.1 Dual-Core Bluetooth TV Player w Wi-Fi 1GB RAM 16GB ROM - EU Plug

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Amazon.com review summary for Minix NEO X5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Minix NEO X5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Dual Core Cortex A9 TV Box 1GB RAM 16GB ROM with Wi-Fi SD MMC Slot XBMC 3G Dongle RJ45 SlotMINIX NEO X5 mini HD TV media streaming player

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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...

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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

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Minix NEO-X5-116A V2

 

Flashing the ROM - Google "minix x5 download" to find the firmware download site. There are some decent instructions on youtube, but remember to install the rockchip driver from the firmware download first. Playing Flash Web Video - Install the...

No problems with the hardware, drivers, or installing apps from the play store. It works fairly well as a cheap desktop, after installing some apps and some tweaking. Performance is similar to dual core A9 tablets and phones

Hardware / Minix ; System does not auto-update the OS. Most users will want to upgrade to Andoid 4.2.2 and flashing the ROM requires using a Windows PC ; Cannot flash the unit from Windows 8.1, had to use and old XP laptop ; A little under powered...