Xiaomi did take it’s time to bring its television lineup to India. However, when they did, they made sure everyone takes notice. Launched a little over a month ago, Xiaomi plans to revolutionise the televisions space in India – just like what it did to the smartphones space here. Not only are the TVs from Xiaomi feature packed, they are also extremely value for money propositions when compared to offerings from the competition. A few weeks after Xiaomi launched the Mi Tv 4 and the Mi TV 4A series in India, the company officially announced their successors – the Mi Tv 4S and the Mi Tv 4C in China. While both these products are yet to officially come to India, there is no harm in comparing the spec sheets of these two against the current flagship Tv from Mi – the 55-inch Mi Tv 4 that is sold in India for Rs.39,999.
Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4C: Specifications comparison
We start off by talking about the specifications of the Mi Tv 4. In India, while there is only one version of the Mi Tv 4, in China, Xiaomi sells three versions of the same. This includes a base 49-inch version, followed by the 55-inch version that is sold in India, and a flagship 65-inch version that is sold only in China. All the TV’s in the mi TV 4 range boast of 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels), and a wide 178 degree viewing angle. The 49-inch version has a response time of 9ms while the other two models have a response time of 8ms. All the TV’s being “smart” also come with an Amlogic T968 SoC that houses a 64-bit Cortex A53 quad-core 1.8GHz CPU. While the 65-inch version gets 3GB of RAM, the other two models get 2GB of RAM. The 65-inch version also gets 32GB of flash storage memory while the cheaper models get just 8GB of storage.
Mi TV 4S: Specifications
The Mi TV 4S was recently announced by Xiaomi – again in China. The Mi Tv 4S can be considered a successor to the 55-inch Mi TV 4 model that is currently on sale in India. Currently, the Mi TV 4S is only available in the single 55-inch version. This model is basically a slightly upgraded Mi TV 4 and features a bunch of improvements to the hardware and design. These include an improved 4K screen as seen on the Mi TV 4A range. The Mi TV4S boasts of a response time of 8ms. The Mi TV 4S also gets an all-metal body. The Mi TV 4S uses the Amlogic T962 processor that houses a 1.5GHz processor. The graphics department is handled by the Mali-450 MP5 (450MHz) GPU. There is 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space.
Mi TV 4C: Models and specifications
Let us now take a look at the Mi Tv 4C line up. Note that this series is yet to officially arrive in India. There are four models in the Mi TV 4C line up these include the following
- Mi TV 4C 43-inch
- Mi TV 4C 50-inch
- Mi TV 4C 55-inch
- Mi TV 4C 55-inch Sports Edition
The Mi TV 4C 43-inch version gets a full HD display and has a 6.5ms response time. The panel boasts of a refresh rate of 60Hz and a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. The TV uses the Amlogic T962-HX SoC that houses a Cortex A53 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. The GPU happens to be a Mali-450 MP3 GPU clocked at 750MHz. The TV gets 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space as well.
The 50-inch version of the Mi TV 4C gets 4K resolution and claims a 9.5 ms response time. The refresh rate and the viewing angle figures for the 50-inch version are the same as that on the 43-inch version – 60Hz and 178 degrees respectively. As for the processor, this version uses the same Amlogic T962-HX SoC that was seen doing duty on the 43-inch version. The GPU too remains the same. The 50-inch Tv gets 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space.
The 55-inch version of the Mi TV 4C also gets 4K resolution and is a direct backlight type display. The TV has the same 60Hz refresh rate as the other TVs in this range and has a dynamic response time of 8ms and a static contrast ratio of 3000:1. The TV also supports HDR10. The processing department is handled by an Amlogic T962-H processor that integrates a Cortex A53 quad-core CPU that can go up to 1.5GHz. Storage capacity is capped at 8GB, and there is 2GB of RAM as well. The TV also supports 802.11 b/g/n/ac networks as well as Bluetooth 4.2 low energy. There is another 55-inch version from the Mi TV 4C range called the Mi TV 4C 55-inch sports edition that has nearly the same hardware specs as the ‘original’ 55-inch version.
Mi TV 4 vs Mi TV 4S vs Mi TV 4C: Price in India
As already mentioned, currently only the 55-inch version of the Mi TV 4 is officially available in India. This model is sold for Rs.39,999 in the country. In China, the Mi TV 4S is sold for 2999 Yuan which translates to around Rs.30,000. If launched in India, expect this one to be priced above the original 55-inch Mi TV 4. As for the Mi TV 4C lineup, thee four models in the lineup are priced as follows in China:
- Mi TV 4C 43-inch: 1599 Yuan – Rs. 16,500
- Mi TV 4C 50-inch: 1999 Yuan – Rs. 20,500
- Mi TV 4C 55-inch: 2699 Yuan – Rs. Rs.28,000
- Mi TV 4C 55-inch Sports Edition: 2799 Yuan – Rs. 30,000