It’s getting hot in the Smart TV market in India, with the battle fuming between Vu and Xiaomi. Vu has been visible on the TV segment for quite a few years in India, Xiaomi debuted its Mi TV 4 in the country recently. Both the brands are offering premium products under budget, and it is bound to confuse the potential smart TV buyers in India. Vu CEO recently calls Xiaomi low-end brand; Claims Sony, Sharp are real competitors. The soring competition and confusion has implored us to compare Vu’s Android 4K UHD LED TV (55-inch) with the Xiaomi’s 4K HDR Mi TV 4 (55-inch). Below we will be comparing both the products by screen size, operating system, Refresh rate, contrast ratio, RAM, Storage, connectivity, app support, and price in India.
Mi TV 4 55 inch 4k HDR vs Vu TV 55 inch 4k UHD: Display
Regarding screen size, the Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV comes in three different variants – 43-inch, 49-inch, and 55-inch. However, the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 4K HDR comes in a single variant featuring 55-inch screen size. Both the TVs from Xiaomi and Vu come with 60Hz of refresh rate and 6000:1 contrast ratio. Even the pixel resolution on both the TVs is same, i.e., 3840×2160 pixels resolution. But Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4 takes the cake regarding design, it boasts a bezel-less display with thinnest frame size. Vu’s 4K UHD LED TV, on the other hand, comes with bezels that looks less attractive in front of the Mi TV 4.
Mi TV 4 55 inch 4k HDR vs Vu TV 55 inch 4k UHD: Hardware and Connectivity Options
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 packs 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Xiaomi claims that the internal storage on the TV will be utilized for software updates that the device will be receiving quite often. On the other hand, the Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV offers 2.5GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The storage on the TV will be used for gaming and app operations, rather than incremental software updates.
Regarding connectivity, the Mi TV 4 bears dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11ac), three HDMI ports, two USB ports, an Ethernet port, and Bluetooth v4.0. While the Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV also settles with dual-band Wi-Fi, three HDMI ports, two USB ports, an Ethernet port.
Under this comparison, the Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV takes the cakes with its higher RAM and storage capacities.
Mi TV 4 55 inch 4k HDR vs Vu TV 55 inch 4k UHD: Software and Apps
Coming to the software side of things, the Mi TV 4 runs Xiaomi’s in-house PatchWall UI layer on top of Android. The company has customized the OS for Indian consumers, making it compatible with their requirements and viewing habits. The company has collaborated with Indian content providers like Hotstar, Voot, Sony Liv, and Hungama Play, and more. These services are touted to offer over 500,000 hours of content. Moreover, the Mi TV 4 can also be integrated with the set-top-box from providers like Dish TV, Tata Sky, Hathway and Siti cable. The Mi TV 4 also includes Mi remote with 11 buttons. But it works with Mi Cable that is priced at Rs. 299.
On the contrary, the Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV runs Android 7.0 Nougat and is expected to get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo by the second half of 2018. Vu has partnered with YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, Alt Balaji, Sony Liv, Google Movies-TV, and others to offer content streaming. The remote control for the TV includes voice control and a dedicated button for Netflix. One of the most interesting and worthy additions on the Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV comprises Chromecast integration. It means that the TV comes pre-equipped with Chromecast support and the users don’t need to buy the dongle separately.
Mi TV 4 55 inch 4k HDR vs Vu TV 55 inch 4k UHD: Price in India
Xiaomi’s 55-inch Mi TV 4 is priced at Rs. 39,999, making it the most affordable 4K smart TV on the market right now. The Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV comes with a price tag of Rs. Rs. 50,990 bringing it close in competition with the Mi TV 4.
Mi TV 4 55 inch 4k HDR vs Vu TV 55 inch 4k UHD: Verdict
After comparing all the specs and features, we have come to a conclusion that the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is a very strong competitor for Vu in Android 4K LED TV Segment. Though Vu is better equipped, if you are looking for an under 40k smart TV with bezel-less design, then the Mi TV 4 should be your ultimate buy.