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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
See the full review HERE.
We dive deeper into the hardware. The Minix Neo X8-H and Minix Neo X8 Plus have AMLogic S802 chipset. The Minix Neo X8-H Plus has the AMLogic S812 chipset. This, in two versions: The S812 and S812H. All chipsets include a quad-core processor (CPU) which is geclockt at 2.0GHz. The video card (GPU) consists of a Mali-450. The special feature of this Mali video processor chip is that it is an Octa Core GPU, which means that using 8 cores (nuclei). This is beneficial for everything this box for made, as streaming videos, HD games, but XBMC / kodi this as never running before.
This powerful AMLogic SoC is even possible to view and 4K UHD, you do this is to have a screen that supports this. For anyone who has a HD monitor or an HD ready screen resolutions are 1080p and 720p available in different refresh rates (number of Hz).
All X8 models are now equipped with 16GB of internal memory. The memory can be extended with an SD card up to 64GB. X8 all versions also come with 2GB RAM geheigen type DDR3, this should be more than enough for the toughest jobs. Multi-tasking is no problem.
The entire Neo X8 series comes with the latest operating system Android. KitKat KitKat 4.4.2 brings many advantages, including higher system performance and optimized memory. Android also gives you access to the Google Play store, where you have to almost 1,200,000 apps including Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Netflix, Gmail, Google+, or games like Angry Birds, Temple Run, Farm Heroes Saga, Candy Crush Saga, Asphalt 8 Modern Combat 4, NOVA and Dead Trigger. The latter are ideal for control with a gamepad !
The connections for the Minix Neo X8 are virtually the same as the Neo X7. There are 3x USB 2.0 ports available, an Ethernet port for connecting an Ethernet cable, 2x 3.5mm jack for connecting a headset and microphone, Optical Out for connecting a home cinema set, a port for the power supply, micro USB OTG for possible flash and a slot for an SD card up to 64GB. The HDMI port also supports CEC, enabling you to control multiple devices from one remote control that support it. The devices can also control each other, resulting in more convenience.
Neo X8 models come with Bluetooth 4.0, this is the latest Bluetooth protocol. The X8 models have dual-band Wi-Fi and the H version even has the fast AC WiFi protocol. They work in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The speed can increase the H version up to 433 Mbits per second! All boxes can X8 4K resolution, but only the H version includes full support for Dolby Digital and DTS .
In this box is standard Minix XBMC / Kodi. The androidbox comes without the addons. This you will need if you want to watch free movies and series.
XBMC now goes under the name Kodi. They are already working with Kodi 15.0 Isengard app. This is an Alpha version. You can HERE download. Minix will also release its own version Kodi 15.0 Isengard.
FIRMWARE for MINIX NEO X8-H PLUS:
MINIX NEO X8-H PLUS FW002 (25-12-2014) . Through PC and USB Burning Tool program.
How does it work?
MINIX NEO X8-H PLUS FW002 (25-12-2014). By using SD Card or USB Stick.
FIRMWARE for MINIX NEO X8 and X8-H:
MINIX NEO X8 and X8-H FW002Afw (13-12-2014) Through PC and USB Burning Tool program.
MINIX NEO X8-H Plus FW002Afw (25-12-2014) . Through SD Card or USB Stick.
Control your Android Smartphone:
GOOGLE TV REMOTE APP
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