After taking over the smartphone market by a storm, Xiaomi has set foot in the TV industry too. Xiaomi had launched its first smart TV in the Chinese markets last year. After seeing the positive response, the company decided to dip toes in the Indian TV market. Last month, the company launched the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 in India. The TV went on to become the cheapest 4K HDR TV to launch in the country. Soon after, Xiaomi also launched two more affordable Xiaomi Mi TV 4A TV models.
The Mi TV 4 is only available in the 55-inch size variant. While, the Mi TV 4A model comes in two size variants, 32-inch and 42-inch. Both the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A offer attractive features and specifications. The TVs fall under Rs. 40,000 budget, which is totally affordable. However, the one major factor that sets these TVs apart is the price.
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch model comes with a price tag of Rs. 39,999. On the other hand, the Mi TV 4A 32-inch model comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,999 and the Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 43-inch model comes with a price tag of Rs. 22,999. See the prices of all the models, it is safe to assume that Xiaomi TVs are going to give a tough completion to TVs of other major brands like Sony, Samsung and more. Though, it is easy to get confused between which Xiaomi TV model suits your preferences. To make it easy for you, here is our detailed comparison of the features and specifications of all the Xiaomi TVs.
As mentioned above, the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is available in the 55-inch size variant as of now. As for Xiaomi Mi TV 4A, it is available in 32-inch and 43-inch size variants. Now coming to what size TV is ideal for you, the best way to judge is to calculate the viewing distance from the screen. If you have a big room and will be sitting far from the TV (5-7 feet), then you should consider buying the bigger TV. But, if you have a small room and will be sitting considerably close, then you should opt for a small or medium-sized TV (less than 5 feet).
The screen resolution is the second most important thing to decide on after the size. There are various TVs that offer different screen resolutions ranging from HD ready to the 4K ultra-high definition. The Mi TV 4 comes with a 4K UHD panel along with an Android-based Patchwall operating system. Additionally, the Mi TV 4 is also said to be the world’s thinnest TV with a slim 4.9mm body.
On the other hand, the Mi TV 4A 32-inch variant offers an HD resolution with 1280×720 pixels. HD is one of the most standard resolutions that devices come with these days. However, it is sufficient for a small room. As for the Mi TV 4A 43-inch variant, the company offers a Full-HD panel, which is the apt resolution for a mid-sized room.
Most televisions and other electronic devices these days either come with an LCD or LED display. Following the same trends, all three Xiaomi TVs feature LED panels. LED panels offer sharp and bright images, and also support 60Hz refresh ratio which is good for playing videos shot at 60fps. Additionally, the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 also supports HDR which will offer users better picture quality. However, if you prefer something more advanced like OLED or Quantum Dot LED in terms of the panel, then Samsung and LG offer various options.
All three Xiaomi TVs feature the PatchWall UI, which is an Android-based platform designed by Xiaomi. The PatchWall UI collects connects from various DTH connection and streaming services. It can also fetch content from apps such as YouTube, Hotstar, Voot, Sony Liv and Alt Balaji. Furthermore, another benefit of having a Xiaomi TV with the PatchWall UI is that it will stay updated even after years. Users will be able to access apps like Netflix without having to stream the content on their mobile. Moreover, the PatchWall is specially designed for the Indian users. Users have access to over 15 different sources across 12 Indian languages.
Storage & Connectivity
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is fuelled by an Amlogic 64-bit quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Similarly, both the Mi TV 4A variants are also powered by the same processor. The 32-inch variant features 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. And the 43-inch variant features 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
Connectivity options on the Mi TV 4 include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. The connectivity options for Mi TV 4A 32-inch variant are dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB and an S/PDIF port. And finally, connectivity options for Mi TV 4A 43-inch variant include Wi-Fi, 3 HDMI ports, 1 ARC port, 2 USB ports and an Ethernet port.