The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 (55-inch), which was launched in India last week alongside the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, is the company’s first TV in India. It’s a 55-inch TV with an IPS LCD panel, 4K resolution, and HDR capability. The Mi TV 4 offers a lot of features for its price tag, and competes with TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony. The Mi TV 4 55-inch price in India is Rs. 39,999, and will be available for purchase in the country exclusively through Flipkart and Xiaomi’s online store Mi.com. It will go on sale in India for the first time starting tomorrow (22 February, 2018).
Mi TV 4: First sale in India, introductory offers
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 (55-inch) will be available through Flipkart and Mi.com, and is priced at Rs. 39,999. Moreover, as a part of the introductory offer, the company is offering free IR cable, free on-site installation, and three-month subscription of Hungama TV as well as Sony LIV. You can also avail a discount of Rs. 200 by using an Axis Buzz credit card for purchasing the Mi LED Smart TV 4.
Mi TV 4: Features, specifications, and price compared with LG, Samsung, Sony 55-inch 4K TVs
The Mi TV 4 uses an LCD panel with a screen size of 55-inches (diagonally), 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels), and HDR content playback support (HDR10 standard). It is a smart TV, and it runs Xiaomi’s custom Android-based user interface that it calls PatchWall UI. The interface intelligently acquires content from the connected set top box as well as from video streaming services such as ALTBalaji, Hotstar, Hungama Play, Sony LIV, SunNXT, TVF, VIU, and ZEE5, and then presents them on a single interface. It even arranges all the content into various categories and offers universal search.
In comparison, the cheapest TV models from LG, Samsung, and Sony that offer similar screen size, 4K resolution, HDR support, and functionality are: LG 55UJ632T, Samsung 55MU6470, and Sony KD-55X7002E. The LG 55UJ632T is priced at Rs. 80,000, while the Samsung 55MU6470 and the Sony KD-55X7002E are priced at Rs. 1,10,000 and Rs. 1,00,000, respectively. While we can’t comment on the picture quality of the Mi TV 4 before reviewing the TV, it’s commendable to see that Xiaomi is offering high-end features such as 4K HDR panel and an intelligent UI at half the price of the cheapest comparable TV from well-known brands. We will soon be reviewing the Mi TV 4 very soon, so stay tuned.
LG 55UJ632T 55-inch 4K HDR TV: Features
The LG 55UJ632T, which is priced at Rs. 80,000 in India, uses an IPS LCD panel and it supports HDR content playback through two standards: HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). While HDR10 videos can be found through Blu-rays, video streaming services, and video games, HLG is used in broadcasted content on set top boxes. This makes it future proof in case television providers in India such as Airtel TV, Dish TV, and Tata Sky start airing HDR content in the future. The TV uses LG’s own WebOS interface, which is quite fluid it has apps such as Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, Netflix, and YouTube, but lacks Hotstar and Sony LIV.
Samsung 55MU6470 55-inch 4K HDR TV: Features
The Samsung 55MU6470, which is priced at around Rs. 1,10,000, uses an Edge LED-backlit LCD panel with 4K resolution and HDR content. The TV uses Samsung’s Tizen user interface, which is fast and fluid, and has most apps that matter in India, including Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, and YouTube. Apart from that, Tizen has a good collection of apps, including audio streaming services such as Spotify (which is not available in India as of now), better than what is available on LG’s webOS and Mi TV 4’s PatchWall. The Smart View smartphone app can be used to control the TV remotely. The TV is not as slim as the Mi TV 4, though, which definitely looks better in comparison. Samsung’s advantage is that its One Connect box is better for wire management.
Sony KD-55X7002E 55-inch 4K HDR TV: Features
The Sony KD-55X7002E is the company’s cheapest 55-inch 4K TV with Edge LED-backlit LCD panel that offers HDR content playback (HDR10). It uses the company’s custom interface which is based on Linux, and offers apps through Opera store. Sony’s UI is generally very fast and fluid, and easy to understand as well. The TV’s remote control has dedicated buttons to launch it Netflix and YouTube. It also offers screen mirroring through Wi-Fi (Miracast). It lacks Bluetooth, though, something that is available in all the other TVs mentioned in this article. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 appears to be a great deal for the price, but if you don’t want to buy a TV from a newer brand, the LG 55UJ632T could be your next best bet.
Mi TV 4 vs. LG 55UJ632T vs. Samsung 55MU6470 vs. Sony KD-55X7002E
|Xiaomi Mi TV 4||LG 55UJ632T||Samsung 55MU6470||Sony KD-55X7002E|
|Panel||IPS LCD, 60Hz Refresh Rate, 8ms Response Time||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||4K (3840×2160 pixels)||4K (3840×2160 pixels)||4K (3840×2160 pixels)||4K (3840×2160 pixels)|
|HDR||Yes, HDR10||Yes, HDR10 & HLG||Yes, HDR10||Yes, HDR10|
|Audio||2 x 8W Speakers, Dolby Audio, DTS-HD Support||2 x 10W Speakers, Dolby Digital, DTS Audio, Wireless Sound Sync||2 x 10W Speakers, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Audio||2 x 10W Speakers, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse, DTS Digital Surround, ClearAudio+|
|Processor||Amlogic Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.8GHz With Mali-T830MP2 GPU||Unknown||Quad-Core CPU||X-Reality PRO|
|Memory||2GB RAM + 8GB Storage||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Built-In Media Player||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Screen Mirroring||Yes, Miracast||Yes, DLNA, Miracast, Wi-Di||Yes||Yes, Miracast|
|Smart TV||Yes, PatchWall UI||Yes, WebOS||Yes, Tizen OS||Yes, Linux-based Sony UI|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Dual-Band Wi-Fi b/g/n||Yes||Yes||Yes, Wi-Fi b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 LE||Yes||Yes||No|
|HDMI Ports||3 x HDMI 2.0 (1 With ARC)||3 x HDMI (1 With ARC)||3 x HDMI (1 With ARC)||3 x HDMI (1 With ARC)|
|AV Ports||1 x AV||1 x AV||1 x AV||1 x Composite AV|
|Ethernet||1 x Ethernet||1 x Ethernet||1 x Ethernet||1 x Ethernet|
|USB Ports||1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0||2 x USB||2 x USB||3 x USB|
|Price||Rs. 39,999||Rs. 80,000||Rs. 1,10,000||Rs. 1,00,000|