CX-S500 is a Xiaomi Mi Box Mini Clone with Amlogic S805 Processor and a USB Port

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Earlier this year I reviewed Xiaomi Mi Box Mini, and so far this year it’s one of my most popular blog posts despite being basically usable for non Chinese speakers, and lacking a USB port. A Chinese company decided it might be a good idea to design an Android mini PC lookalike, but powered by Amlogic S805, while also adding a much needed USB port.

CX-S550

C-S500 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S805 quad core ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz with quad core Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB RAM
  • Storage – 8 GB NAND flash
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (Realtek RTL8723) , and Bluetooth
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Power Supply – Integrated into device. Probably 100-240V input (TBC)
  • Dimensions – TBD (Specs listed as 208 x 83.05 x 22 mm, but clearly wrong)
  • Weight – N/A

The company (Sunchip?) did not only copied the box design, but also the HDMI cable and remote control style.

CX-S500

The device runs Android 4.4, and the user interface looks similar to the one in other Amlogic S805 based TV boxes such as MXQ-S85, and available in English and other languages.

CX-S500 can be purchased for $45 and up (including shipping) on websites such as Geekbuying and Banggood.

Via AndroidPC.es

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i hope they make an eu plug version too

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is the hardware any good compared to the mini mi box like this does not have dual band wifi.

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So the clone (45 USD) is more expensive than the original (42 USD)?

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Yup, I guess it’s hard to beat Xiaomi pricing… but this clone might come down in price. Also it’s got that USB that might make the difference for some, I wouldn’t buy one without an USB port.

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If there was a custom rom with proper Android play store for the mini mi I think it would be better then the s805

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What’s Chinese name? I didn’t find it in taobao