With so many options on the market when it comes to Android media players, looking for quality and good prices is easier than ever. However, it is still hard to get both of these things in one device. In this Xsbox s805 review we will take a look at an Android set-top box with the capability to output 1080p. The Xs box s805 is also cheap; we saw in our Xsbox s805 review that its price is below 50 bucks, and it could be a good addition to your living room devices. Does that low price come at the cost of sacrificing quality? The answer depends on what you're looking for.
In the Xsbox s805 Kodi plays an important role, as Kodi for Android comes pre-installed on the Xs box s805. You still can re-install a more recent version if you want, though, which would be advisable. This is one of the most cheap Android media players you will find, and it even comes with a remote included, so that's a plus. The remote is a very simple one, with no air mouse capabilities, but still useful to browse menus, addons and media. Want more precision? In this Xsbox s805 review we noticed 2 USB ports that let you connect your favorite peripherals. This means you can hook up the USB receivers for wireless HTPC keyboards with ease, for a better experience. [Read: Quick Logitech K400 Plus Review: a compact HTPC keyboard]
Best Wireless HTPC and Android TV Box Keyboards:
- Logitech K410 Living-Room Wireless Keyboard with Built-In Touchpad - $37.75
- Logitech Illuminated K830 HTPC Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad - $69.99
- iPazzPort KP-810-10AS Wireless Mini Keyboard Remote with Touch - $15.99
- Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad - $22
- LYNEC C120Pro Mini Wireless Gyro Remote Keyboard Mouse - $13
Xsbox s805 review: Quad-Core? H.265?
Indeed, the Xsbox s805 Android media player boasts a Quad-core main processor from Amlogic, as well as H.265 decoding capabilities. In this Xsbox s805 review we noticed that playback is smooth and, although no 4k is offered, the video output quality is enough for most users. Considering the low price tag, and the included accessories, it does seem like a good deal. What other specs are present in this Xsbox s805 Kodi media player? Here they are:
Xsbox s805 review: technical specifications
- Operation System: Android 4.4 OS
- Chipset: Amlogic S805 Quad-Core Cortex-A5 1.5GHz Mali-450
- RAM: DDR3 1G (2G optional)
- ROM: Built-in 8G
- Memory External: Support External Storage via. Micro-SD card, Support up to 32GB
- Networking: LAN: Ethernet:10/100/1000mbps, standard RJ-45; wireless: Built in WiFi
- 3D: Hardware 3D graphics acceleration
- HDMI : HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p
- Support Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.265, HD AVC/VC-1,RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 ,RealVideo8/9/10
- Support Media format: Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
- Support Music format:MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/AC3/DDP/TrueHD/DTS/DTS/HD/FLAC/APE
- Support Photo format: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
- Support Subtitle: SRT/SMI/SUB/SSA/IDX+USB
- Support H.265 to 1080P
- Support XBMC smoothly
- Support Dolby DTS SRS hard disk license
- Network Function: Skype chatting,Picasa,Youtube,Flicker,Facebook,Online movies,etc
- OSD type of languages:English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/ etc multilateral languages
- Mouse/ Keyboard: Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse/keyboard via USB
- Other features: Free Internet searching,thousands of android applications,many kinds of games,etc.
- Color: black
From the specs listed in this Xsbox s805 review, you can already see that this is a solid device for its price, decoding many media and music formats, and offering a good resolution that most TVs and monitors are capable of displaying without struggle. We didn't see 4k available in this Xsbox s805 review, but this might be due to the fact that the Xs box s805 is a bit older than other boxes, and the price tag necessarily means some things are going to be left out. Still, if 4k is a priority for you, this Xsbox s805 review will let you know that it would be better to explore other options in the market. [Read: Amazon Fire TV 4k arrives with Ultra-HD for your HTPC]
Xsbox s805 review: Do you recommend it?
If you are starting in the HTPC world, and don't mind reading up a little on set up and installation of apps, then the Xs box s805 might be for you. You will save money, and you will get a good image quality while doing it. 4k is not as extended yet, and 1080p is still very popular, so you should be able to watch media without struggle with the box analyzed in this Xsbox s805 review. With the Xsbox s805 Kodi runs smoothly and it will be even better if you install one of the 10 best Kodi movies addons or one of the 10 best Kodi sports addons on this device (or any other). This will also allow you to enhance your entertainment options greatly, so give it a try today!