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Saturday, January 13, 2018
RikoMagic V5 Android Media Player review

1. Meet the Rikomagic V5 media player

Five generations now, Rikomagic has been very popular in the Mini PC on a stick market, and the company's latest generation V5 Android media player features the powerful Rockchip RK3288 SOC to deliver performance in the most demanding applications. The V5 promises to deliver rich multimedia content in up to 4K resolutions, advanced 3D graphics in the mobile device space and fast compute power in a very small form factor.

The Rikomagic V5 connects to a TV or screen via its HDMI connector and has wireless connectivity to allow connection to the internet and other wireless devices. The device runs the latest version of Google Android (Kit Kat) which gives you access to many apps, a bit like turning your TV into a giant Android tablet.

Rikomagic can be used as a media center to play HD films on a large display, it can also be used as a games console, desktop computer replacement or as a professional digital signage solution. The device is controlled by a wireless controller, simply plug in a wireless mouse/keyboard and you can browse the web, check emails, blast some zombies, listen to music or download a movie right from the comfort of your arm chair.

For gaming, the V5 features a Quad Core Mali T764 3D Graphics proccessor combined with the Quad Core A17 RK3288 SOC. The combination also power 4K content using the onboard hardware video decoders.

The Rikomagic V5 also comes with 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM . The micro SD card can be used to expand the storage further. The media player also comes with Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x Full Size USB Host (1 x OTG), RJ45 Ethernet, Android 5.1.1 (upgrade from 4.0), Wifi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0LE and supports up to 4k 60Hz output.

Many of its main features are listed as below:

Specifications

CPU

Rockchip RK3288 quad core, 28nm, ARM Cortex-A17, up to 1.8GHz

GPU

Mali-T764, 3D GPU (OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 /3.0 and OpenCL 1.1)

OS

Android 5.1

RAM

2GB

ROM

16GB

WiFi

2.4GHz/5GHz Dual Band WiFi; 802.11 b/g/n

Ethernet

Support LAN 100M/1000M network

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0

Expand Micro SD

T-Flash(Maximum support 32GB)

Power

DC 5V/2.5A

Software Performance

Android Market

Support downloading more than 600,000 applications from google play store.

UI

Attractive UI design for better user experience; Original Android UI can be settled by user as well.

3G dongle

Compatible with 3G dongle

XBMC

Preload XBMC

Protocol

Support Miracast, DLNA

Remote Control

Can be remote by 2.4G fly mouse/mini keyboard, even remote controlby mobile phone through APK

Interface

HDMI

1*HDMI 2.0

USB port

1*USB host, 1*USB OTG

Power

1*DC Jack

Micro SD

1*Micro SD slot,Maximum support 32GB

Network

1*Gigabit RJ45

Recovery

1*Recovery hole

Accessories

HDMI cable, USB Cable, Power supply, User Manual

Below you see the retail package for the Rikomagic MK22, which can be purchased online for ~$97. The price is vrey high considering the fact that it is powered by an older generation chipset, but let's hope that its pwerformance worth it.

Here is what 's included in the box:

1 x TV box
1 x HDMI cable (extended adapter)
1 x Power adapter (EU/UK/US/AU)
1 x USB Cable

As you see no remote control is included, since this device is meant to beplugged into your TV set. You can still control the device using either your TV's remote control or a special apk software.




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