HiBy is a Chinese company that specializes in music software and digital audio players (DAPs). I would like to thank HiBy for the review unit of R5. The HiBy R5 can be purchased from HiBy.



  • Operating System: Android 8.1
  • SoC: Snapdragon 425
  • No. of CPU Cores: 4
  • CPU Max Frequency: 1.4GHz
  • DAC: CS43198 x 2
  • Input Method: Touchscreen
  • WIFI: 5GHz/2.4GHz, supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB: TypeC (USB2.0 data rate)
  • Display Size: 4.0 inches
  • Colors: 16 million colors
  • Topology: IPS
  • Resolution: 540*1080
  • PPI: 300
  • Touchscreen: Multitouch
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Dual Crystal Oscillators
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: Up tp 512GB + via 1 micro SD card
  • Buttons: 6 physical buttons
  • Buttons Definitions: Power/Previous/Pause/Next/Volume Up/Volume Down
  • Headphone Out: 3.5mm
  • Balanced Headphone Out: 4.4mm
  • Line Out: 3.5mm LO
  • Balanced Out: 4.4mm LO
  • Digital Out: SPDIF (USB out)
  • USB: USB storage, USB DAC IN/OUT
  • Colors: Black/Gray/Gold
  • Dimensions: 107.7*61.2*15.6mm
  • Headphone Impedance Range: 16~300Ω
  • EQ Adjustments: 10 bands (±12dB)
  • Channel Balance: L 10dB to R 10dB
  • Gain Level: Low / High
  • USB DAC: PCM/DoP/Native
  • Power Supply: 9V/1.5A
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Charge Time: 2H
  • Charge Protocol: QC3.0
  • Firmware Update: Over-the-air update
  • Text Size: Adjustable
  • 3rd Party Apps: Unrestricted access via Google Play and apk download

Unboxing & Accessories

The HiBy R5 comes in a black package with the brand logo and model name printed on the front with the words “MAKE MUSIC MORE MUSICAL” printed below them. After opening the package, there are HiBy R5, clear protective case, screen protectors, Hi-Res logo stickers, USB-Type C cable, instruction manual, warranty card, certification guide & eject pin.

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