With the advent of smart televisions, Xiaomi is clearly looking to strengthen its foothold on the Indian television market. They launched the 55-inch Mi TV 4 in February which catered to the customers’ need for a large screen television which brought them premium content for a lower price. And within 20 days, the Chinese brand has launched affordable Mi TV 4A lineup of TVs including two display models- 32-inch and 43-inch. There is no doubt about the fact that the Mi TV series blows its competitors out of the water because of affordable price and features it offers. We are here to help compare the two latest televisions by Xiaomi – The Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A.
There is certainly a difference in resolution of the three screens along with the screen sizes. The lowermost model 32-inch screen offers HD display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, whereas the next model the 43-inch model offers Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The most expensive of all the 55-inch model, the Mi TV 4 offers HDR and 4K with a very impressive resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
All the three TVs features 60Hz refresh rate. However, although the 55-inch model might be ahead of the rest in terms of picture quality but it gets left behind when it comes to response rate, offering 8ms vs 6.5ms which is offered in the smaller screen TVs. A better response rate translates to a better gaming experience.
Now coming to the most exciting aspect of the Mi TVs. All the Mi TVs run on PatchWall interface and Android-based UI that powers the smart TVs by Xiaomi. The 55-inch model is being shipped with some freebies out of the box which includes free 3-month subscription (worth Rs 619) for Sony Liv and Hungama Play, the Mi IR cable (worth Rs 299), and on-site installation worth Rs 1,099 for free. The rest of the models remain left behind in this area possibly because of a smaller price tag.
Both the Mi TV 4A televisions are powered by the 64-bit quad-core Amlogic Cortex-A53 SoC which clocks up to 1.5GHz, this performer this paired with Mali-450 MP3 graphics up to 750MHz and 1GB of RAM. On the other hand, the big brother, Mi TV 4 has a faster 1.8GHz quad-core processor with Mali-T830 MP2 graphics and 2GB of RAM. All the three models also have 8GB internal storage.
The 43-inch Mi TV 4A comes with Wi-Fi, three HDMI (one ARC) ports, three USB 2.0 ports, one Ethernet port, one AV component port, one S/PDIF audio port, one antenna port, as well as out the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack. It weighs 7.43kg and measures 970x613x214mm including the base.
The 32-inch Mi TV 4A model offers two USB 2.0 ports and misses out on the S/PDIF port. Rest of the connectivity options are pretty much similar to the 43-inch model. It measures 733x478x180mm and weighs 3.9kg without the base.
When it comes to Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch, we get to see HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB (one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) ports, an Ethernet port, an S/PDIF port, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. Its dimensions are 216.5x48x4.9mm, and weight is 17.2kg (without base).
The Mi TV 4A series comes action packed with two speakers which DTS-HD audio and which throw a power of 10W each. The 55-inch model sports Dolby alongside the DTS-HD audio but comes with two speakers which are 8W each. Interestingly, all the three TVs can be controlled using a single remote for both set-top box and the TV, which is one the best feature of these Mi TVs. This feature requires an add-on of the Mi IR cable, priced at Rs 299. There’s a slight difference here too, between the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A with the 55-inch model providing Bluetooth connectivity and the rest of the models relying only on Infrared for the remote functions.
The Mi TV 4A series consists of two TVs in it – One with 32-inch HD display and another with a 43-inch Full HD panel as stated. The 32-inch model will be selling at Rs 13,999, and on the other hand, the 43-inch model will be selling at Rs 22,999. Further on, the Mi TV 4As will be available for buying in the subsequent Tuesdays and Fridays every week.
The Mi TV 4 which is the 55-inch model is priced at the exorbitant Rs 39,999. This product unlike the latest Mi TV 4A has already been on the sale and can be caught live on Tuesdays 12 PM IST during the flash hour sales. All the three television are available for purchase at Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home offline stores only.
With such competitive pricing and the very high tech features which Xiaomi is providing, it is likely that they will be able to bring a change in the Indian television scene with their smart screens.
Also, we have been using the Mi TV 4A for quite some time now. Do you guys have any specific questions related to that? Shoot them in the comments section below.
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