Zidoo X5 is Zidoo’s Amlogic S905 Android Mini PC

The Zidoo X5 is the latest Android mini PC from Zidoo. Powered by the quadcore Amlogic S905 SoC and running Android 5.1, the Zidoo X5 features 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB of eMMC storage, b/g/n WiFi and 10/100 Ethernet.

The included IR remote can learn from your other remotes and has a number of shortcut keys that can be mapped to your favourite apps.

As with other Zidoo boxes, the Zidoo X5 comes with their intuitive ZIUI launcher that was last seen on the Zidoo X6 Pro. There’s also a variety of other software apps including unified storage, Zidoo Media Center (which claims to integrate various media functions) and the ability to use your smartphone as a remote control.

Zidoo also claim that HDMI CEC is supported and a unique power management chip allows for optimal control including automatic power off functionality.

Hardware-wise, the Zidoo X5 falls on the lower end of the specifications. However, Zidoo has provided excellent support of their previous products, offering regular OTA updates both fixing bugs and adding new features for months after release. Thus, the slight price premium will be worth it for those looking for additional firmware support.

Inside the box, you’ll get the Zidoo X5 unit, IR remote control, HDMI cable, power adapter and instruction manual.

Getting One

The Zidoo X5 is available from GeekBuying and AliExpress for around $60.


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