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.
- 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
17 Replies to “MXQ S85 Android TV Box Based on Amlogic S805 is Available for $50”
has any one tried this box yet
I’ll get the Bluetooth version soon.
OTT-A01 is another one on Aliexpress for $57.
Vigica V5 for $59:
New coupons for Gearbest valid until the 30th of November:
MXQCM for MXQ S85 without Bluetooth – $45.99
MXQBCM for for MXQ S85 with Bluetooth – $47.99
just got my one today i think its the bluetooth ver. havent pluged it in yet will let you guys know how it goes
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.
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.
Thanks. Update post with Wi-Fi+Bt using AP6210 (like in my sample..) and Wi-Fi only version based on AP6181.
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?
If the adapter is not 5V, you may have burnt the power circuitry, or another IC on the board.