Element Ti5 Quad Core Android TV Box

By crassh76

Element Ti5 First Look

With technology constantly changing and different makes and models of Android boxes flooding the market,
how do you know which one is right for you?
My answer…..by testing it of course.

I had the pleasure of testing an Element Ti5 Android box for about a month now. There are some pros and cons just like any other android box (mostly pros though).


What is included besides the Ti5 and small instruction booklet:
Element Ti5 Unboxing

Element Ti5 Android TV box


Android TV Element Ti5


IR remote

Element Ti5 Android TV Box
                                    element ti5 android tv box

What I like about this Android box:
  • Great price point
  • Great Specs
  • Kodi comes with a ton of pre-loaded add-ons
  • It is FAST
  • Many other app options besides Kodi

What I don’t like about it:
  • The standard android remote and no batteries included
  • The inaccurate instruction booklet

The Good:

Price point:
Amazon currently has this box listed for $89.99 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime while buying it directly from their website is $94.99 with Free USPS Priority shipping. I have seen this box as low as $75.99 on sale through Amazon.

The Ti5 has some impressive specs:

  • AMlogic S905 Quad-Core 64-bit Cortex-A53up to 2.0GHz
  • Penta-Core Mali-450 Up to 750Mhz+
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Memory
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2.4/5.0GHz Dual Band WiFi
  • Up to 4k resolutions
  • LAN 10/100 RJ-45
  • USB x 2 / SD Card x 1
  • HDMI 1.4 with HDCP Support
  • SPDIF & DOLBY TrueHD and DTS HD Bypass through HDMI

Pre-Loaded Kodi 16.0:
The pre-loaded Kodi 16.0 app comes with many of today’s popular repos and add-ons. You can add or delete whatever you want with just a few short clicks.

This device is fast. HD feeds in Kodi load quickly and I didn’t experience any buffering (I have 75mpbs internet). Live programs loaded quickly as well using IPTV related add-ons.

Other App options besides Kodi:
Although the box doesn’t come with other popular free movie and tv apps, I loaded a few to test them out. The options are truly endless. They all loaded quickly and worked fine but there was one problem (See Stock Remote).

The Not-So-Good:

The Standard Stock Remote:
The stock remotes have been a problem with most android boxes to cut costs. The stock remote is almost useless on apps other than Kodi. Its saving grace is that it has a built-in mouse toggle, but even with that, it is very difficult to navigate. The other problem I had with the remote is that batteries were NOT included. While this may be a small thing for some, my stock of spare batteries was running low (I only had 1 battery).                                                

Bottom line, you may want to invest in a keyboard/mouse touchpad combo or an air mouse/keyboard combo.

The inaccurate instruction booklet: The instruction booklet shows an air mouse/keyboard combo, which it really needs.Testing the Element Ti5 Android TV Box
I was told they discontinued it because of bad reviews due to people not realizing they needed to plug the USB dongle in the box for it to work.

All in all, it's really a great box that is impressive. This box is good for the novice or advanced user. It is definitely affordable and DOES NOT have the limitations that the Amazon Fire Tv Box/Stick has.
If you are interested in the Element Ti5 please visit their website: http://www.kodielement.com/
Or, buy it directly from Amazon

This 4th of July weekend we will be giving one lucky winner this fully configured Ti5 Android TV box!
This contest is open to US residents only and Group Admins are excluded.
How to Enter:
Between June 28, and 4PM Eastern Time July 4th, Admins will be closely monitoring and choosing 10 Names each from our most Active members on the following Facebook Groups: 
All 30 names will be added to a list at Random.org List Randomizer. After the list has been randomized, the 4th person on the list will be chosen as the lucky winner and announced on July 4th and have it sent to their home.
If you are an active participant, here is your 1 in 30 chance to win an Element Ti5 Android TV box. Hope you all have an extra Happy 4th of July!

Congratulations Woody SmithYou won the Ti5!