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
External Antenna Yes No
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)
Dimensions 125x125x20mm 98x98x22.8mm

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.


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