MXQ S85 Android TV Box Based on Amlogic S805 is Available for $50

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Android media players powered by Amlogic S805 quad core processor such as TV110 are already pretty cheap at around $60, but there’s currently a deal on Gearbest where you can get MXQ S85 for less than $50 without Bluetooth and about $55 with Bluetooth by using BackToSchool8 coupon to get 8% discount. Prices include shipping.

MXQ_S85MXQ S85 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S805 quad core ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz with quad core Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8 GB NAND flash + micro SD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and optional Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4, AV output
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, optical S/PDIF
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports + 1 x micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR sensor
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 11.4x 11.4 x 2.3 cm
  • Weight – 137 grams

The box ships with a power adapter, HDMI and AV cables, 1x OTG cable. an IR remote control, and user’s manual. The operating is Android 4.4.2.  There’s no mention of Wi-Fi module, but it’s likely the version without Bluetooth features AP6181 (2.4Ghz Wi-Fi), and the other AP6210 (Wi-Fi + BT). This type of device should be good if you only plan to play 1080p videos (no 4K), and require HEVC video playback.

Via AndroidPC.es

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has any one tried this box yet

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just got my one today i think its the bluetooth ver. havent pluged it in yet will let you guys know how it goes

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is there other boxes out there that has the same pcb as this like the minix box is it the same hardware can i try other F/W from other boxes.

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Box on picture is Beelink MXQ device. It comes with AP6210 Wifi + BT. That would be correction to post because AP6210 and AP6330 chips are WiFi+BT while AP6181 is WiFi only.

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So i accidentally plugged in the wrong adapter in the back. The blue light still turns on but im getting no video feed. Did I brick my android box?

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