Xiaomi MiBox Mini costs just $49.99


mi box mini

During the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Note, Xiaomi also introduced a new version of itโ€™s popular Android set top box. To everyones surprise the new Mi Box, was a super tiny device measuring only slightly more than a standard main USB charger, but despite itโ€™s size it boasts all the usual MiBox Smart TV features.

As with most of Xiaomiโ€™s products the Mi Box Mini has only been officially launched in China, but demand for the quad-core box is high throughout Europe and online resellers have been quick to act.

Honorbuy.com (previously Xiaomishop.com) are offering the Xiaomi Mi Box mini for just $49.99. Also all Mi Box versions bought through the store come with Google services, Playstore and framework installed as standard giving you access to all your favourite Google applications.

mi box mini

Specifications for the Mi Box Mini include a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, Dolby DTS sound, dual band WIFI, Bluetooth and the device ships with a remote control plus HDMI cable.

[ Honorbuy.com ]
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36 Comments

  1. pa5t1s
    March 20, 2015

    I bought one last month: nice device, good design, good manufacturing… but a bit unusable/useless in Europe:
    – i had to search Google and YouTube just to find a way to change language to French (believe me, I can’t read Chinese, so it was a pain in the ***)
    – Google’s Apps and services are not easy to install.
    Is it the vendor’s fault or Xiaomi’s? dunno, but it wasn’t a great moment of satisfaction: I bought better/easier TV dongles before!
    PS: anyone with a clear/complete method for rooting/installing/GApps is welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 20, 2015

      Did you update it? I have a regular Mi Box and one of the newer updates brings an English UI.

      • pa5t1s
        March 20, 2015

        Nope, not so far. If you can point me a related link full of updates/videos/tutorails, you’ll make my day ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • March 20, 2015

          Sorry mine was just an OTA update and it ended up in English. There is also a launcher in English for them called XH home for TV

          • pa5t1s
            March 20, 2015

            Yep, you need somehow to use this one to “activate” EN language… dunno why nor how, but it works, thanks YouTube!
            Without USB, all this is no easy.

        • A.R. Kolleman
          March 20, 2015

          I ordered one to ๐Ÿ˜‰

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyKe9F_mn14

      • pa5t1s
        March 20, 2015

        Not sure that you can compare ‘regular’ MiBox and ‘mini’… main difference: no USB slot ๐Ÿ™

  2. Mesterio
    March 20, 2015

    Ok with no usb slot how do you watch/listen to your own files?

  3. pa5t1s
    March 20, 2015

    I bought one last month: nice device, good design, good manufacturing… but a bit unusable/useless in Europe:
    – i had to search Google and YouTube just to find a way to change language to French (believe me, I can’t read Chinese, so it was a pain in the ***)
    – Google’s Apps and services are not easy to install.
    Is it the vendor’s fault or Xiaomi’s? dunno, but it wasn’t a great moment of satisfaction: I bought better/easier TV dongles before!
    PS: anyone with a clear/complete method for rooting/installing/GApps is welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andi Sykes
      March 20, 2015

      Did you update it? I have a regular Mi Box and one of the newer updates brings an English UI.

    • pa5t1s
      March 20, 2015

      Nope, not so far. If you can point me a related link full of updates/videos/tutorails, you’ll make my day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • pa5t1s
      March 20, 2015

      Not sure that you can compare ‘regular’ MiBox and ‘mini’… main difference: no USB slot ๐Ÿ™

    • Andi Sykes
      March 20, 2015

      Sorry mine was just an OTA update and it ended up in English. There is also a launcher in English for them called XH home for TV

    • A.R. Kolleman
      March 20, 2015

      I ordered one to ๐Ÿ˜‰

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyKe9F_mn14

    • pa5t1s
      March 20, 2015

      Yep, you need somehow to use this one to “activate” EN language… dunno why nor how, but it works, thanks YouTube!
      Without USB, all this is no easy.

  4. ToMo73_CRO
    March 20, 2015

    Does this MiBox mini come with euro power adapter or what? Since what I have been reading this one is supoused to plug directly into power outlet? Or I’m wrong…

    • pa5t1s
      March 20, 2015

      No, but an adapter does the trick

      • ToMo73_CRO
        March 20, 2015

        OK, thanks for quick reply.

        One more thing since you are using one: does MiBox need to be ‘visible’ near TV? In my living room I dont have visible power socket near TV, although I have some under TV… I mean this if it can be operated when it is hidden somewhere with no direct line of sight.

        • pa5t1s
          March 20, 2015

          Well, i would say ‘not necessary’ because the remote seems to be Bluetooth or similar… but never tried ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine is not plugged on the wall, but on an extension cord…

  5. Mesterio
    March 20, 2015

    Ok with no usb slot how do you watch/listen to your own files?

  6. ToMo73_CRO
    March 20, 2015

    Does this MiBox mini come with euro power adapter or what? Since what I have been reading this one is supoused to plug directly into power outlet? Or I’m wrong…

    • pa5t1s
      March 20, 2015

      No, but an adapter does the trick

    • ToMo73_CRO
      March 20, 2015

      OK, thanks for quick reply.

      One more thing since you are using one: does MiBox need to be ‘visible’ near TV? In my living room I dont have visible power socket near TV, although I have some under TV… I mean this if it can be operated when it is hidden somewhere with no direct line of sight.

    • pa5t1s
      March 20, 2015

      Well, i would say ‘not necessary’ because the remote seems to be Bluetooth or similar… but never tried ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine is not plugged on the wall, but on an extension cord…

  7. Kolio Chervenkov
    March 21, 2015

    Google play services not working at this stage, honorbuy.com also confirmed it, so if you want to buy – have this in mind!!!
    I personally own one of these and there is no way to make google play working ๐Ÿ™

    • pa5t1s
      March 21, 2015

      Thanks for the info: i was afraid of that… Now I’m deceived ๐Ÿ™

      • A.R. Kolleman
        March 21, 2015

        But just out of curiosity. Why would you need Google Play? You can install all the apps you want by hand? I know it’s a little more work but after you have all the apps you want the chances are quite high you might not even use the Play Store that much any more.

        • pa5t1s
          March 21, 2015

          I don’t need it actually : just checking how far I can go… Using Amazon store in that case…

          • A.R. Kolleman
            March 21, 2015

            Ooooh okay ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah that’s useful to ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Kolio Chervenkov
    March 21, 2015

    Google play services not working at this stage, honorbuy.com also confirmed it, so if you want to buy – have this in mind!!!
    I personally own one of these and there is no way to make google play working ๐Ÿ™

    • pa5t1s
      March 21, 2015

      Thanks for the info: i was afraid of that… Now I’m deceived ๐Ÿ™

    • A.R. Kolleman
      March 21, 2015

      But just out of curiosity. Why would you need Google Play? You can install all the apps you want by hand? I know it’s a little more work but after you have all the apps you want the chances are quite high you might not even use the Play Store that much any more.

    • pa5t1s
      March 21, 2015

      I don’t need it actually : just checking how far I can go… Using Amazon store in that case…

    • A.R. Kolleman
      March 21, 2015

      Ooooh okay ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah that’s useful to ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Guy Dviri
    June 2, 2015

    just brick my ,any suggestion how to reflash it again?

  10. Guy Dviri
    June 3, 2015

    just brick my ,any suggestion how to reflash it again?