Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4A: Price in India, Features, Picture Quality Comparison

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Today, Xiaomi launched the Mi TV 4S in China. The Mi TV 4S is an upgraded version of the Mi TV 4; it has an AI assistant, and it features a more premium metal frame. As of now, there is no information whether the Mi TV 4S will launch in India or not. However, if it launches in India, is it worth buying over the Mi TV 4? Also, how much better is it in comparison to the Mi TV 4A? Below is what we think.

Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4A: Price in India

As the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S hasn’t been launched in India, the exact price isn’t known. In China, the Mi TV 4S costs CNY 2,999 (Rs. 31,000) and the Mi TV 4 costs CNY 2,699 (Rs. 27,800). Although, in India, Xiaomi has priced the Mi TV 4 at Rs. 39,999, which is approximately 44% higher than what the Mi TV 4 costs in China. Considering the 44% higher cost, we expect the Mi TV 4S to be priced at Rs. 44,999 in India. Moving to the Mi TV 4A, it is available in 43-inch screen size and 32-inch screen size. The 43-inch Mi TV 4A costs Rs. 22,999 and the 32-inch Mi TV 4A costs Rs. 13,999.

Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4A: Display resolution, Features

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S has the same 55-inch IPS LCD panel with 4K resolution as the Mi TV 4, in spite of being costlier. The 43-inch Mi TV 4A has an IPS LCD panel with Full HD resolution, while the 32-inch Mi TV 4A has an IPS LCD panel with HD resolution. Due to the lower resolution, the sharpness of the 43-inch Mi TV 4A and the 32-inch Mi TV 4A is not as good as the sharpness of the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4S. Also, none of the Mi TV 4A supports HDR playback, which leads to inferior picture quality when compared to the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4S.

Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4A: Processing power, Software

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S, Mi TV 4, and the Mi TV 4A come with a quad-core Amlogic processor and 8GB of internal storage. The Mi TV 4S and the Mi TV 4 have 2GB of RAM, while the Mi TV 4A has 1GB of RAM. All the three TVs run on a heavily customised version of the Android operating system. In India, the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A come with ‘Patchwall’. The Patchwall displays content from set-top boxes and all the video streaming applications in one pane, which makes it easier for the user to scroll through the content.

Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4A: Connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S and the Mi TV 4 have three HDMI ports, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, one optical out, one AV input, and an ethernet port. The 43-inch Mi TV 4A comes with three HDMI ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one optical out, one AV input, and an ethernet port. While the 32-inch Mi TV 4A has three HDMI ports, one USB 2.0 port, one AV input, and an ethernet port. All the three Mi TVs also feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4A: Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S has the same picture quality, internal hardware, and ports as the Mi TV 4. We think that spending around Rs. 5,000 extra for the AI assistant and a better chassis isn’t worth. After all the Mi TVs are all about their value for money factor. The Mi TV 4S and the Mi TV 4 have better picture quality than the 43-inch Mi TV 4A and the 32-inch Mi TV 4A, but if your budget doesn’t allow you to buy the Mi TV 4, the Mi TV 4A is still a great choice.