MINIX NEO X7Mini vs NEO X7 Android Media Players Comparison
MINIX officially announced their first quad core Android media player, named NEO X7, in early July, and it’s now available for around $140 on sites such as Aliexpress and Geekbuying. More recently, MINIX posted pictures and specifications for MINIX NEO X7mini, a cost down version of MINIX NEO X7. Let’s compare the two.
The first (very obvious) difference is the lack of external Wi-Fi antenna on the MINIX X7mini, but that’s not all as shown in the comparison table below.
|NEO X7||NEO X7mini|
|Processor||Quad-Core Cortex A9 Processor (RK3188)||Quad-Core Cortex A9 Processor (RK3188)|
|GPU||Quad-Core Mali-400MP||Quad-Core Mali-400MP|
|System Memory||2GB DDR3||2GB DDR3|
|Storage||16GB NAND Flash + SD/MMC Card Reader||8GB NAND Flash + SD/MMC Card Reader|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Ethernet, Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||Bluetooth, Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi|
|USB||3 x USB Ports + 1 x OTG||2 x USB Ports|
|Video Output||HDMI 1.4a||HDMI 1.4a|
|Audio I/O||HDMI, optical S/PDIF, microphone and headphone jacks||HDMI, optical S/PDIF|
|Misc||IR receiver||IR receiver, Auto Power-On (no power button)
Both devices run Android 4.2.2. In order to bring the cost down, they reduced the flash memory size, embedded an 2.4GHz Wi-Fi module, and got rid of the external antenna, removed 2 USB ports (1x USB host, and 1x USB OTG), as well as the microphone and headphone jacks. MINIX NEO X7mini is about a third smaller than NEO X7.
MINIX NEO X7mini price has not been disclosed yet, and the device will be available at the end of August, beginning of September.