Xiaomi and Thomson have entered the Indian TV market with affordable, feature-packed TVs. Vu is also an old player in India that offers smart TVs at very affordable prices. So, here is a comparison of 32-inch smart TVs from all the three manufacturers.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Thomson LED Smart TV vs Vu LED Smart TV: Price in India
The 32-inch Xiaomi Mi TV 4A was launched in India on 7th March 2018, and it costs Rs. 13,999, making it one of the most affordable smart HD TVs in India. The 32-inch Thomson LED Smart TV was launched in India yesterday, and it costs Rs. 13,490. The 32-inch Vu LED Smart TV is the costliest TV among all with a price tag of Rs. 15,999.
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4A, as well as the Thomson Smart TV, are sold through online flash sales. The Xiaomi Mi TV 4A can be bought from Mi Store and Flipkart, whereas the Thomson Smart TV is currently being sold only through Flipkart. The next flash sale for the Mi TV 4A is set for 12 PM on 17th April 2018, whereas the next flash sale of the Thomson Smart TV is set to take place at 12 PM on 18th April 2018.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Thomson LED Smart TV vs Vu LED Smart TV: Display
All the three TVs feature a 32-inch LED display with HD resolution (1366 x 768 resolution) and 60Hz refresh rate. All the three TVs also have a viewing angle of 178 degrees. The Thomson Smart TV and Vu Smart TV are rated for 450 nits of brightness, whereas Xiaomi hasn’t provided max brightness figure.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Thomson LED Smart TV vs Vu LED Smart TV: Features
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4A is powered by a quad-core Amlogic processor mated with 1GB of RAM. The TV also has 8GB of internal storage. The Mi TV 4A runs on a heavily customised version of the Android operating system, and it features Patchwall. The Patchwall merges content from all the media-streaming applications and set-top boxes in one pane. The Patchwall makes navigating and searching through the content easy. The Mi TV 4A also comes with an easy to use 12-button remote. The remote works on Bluetooth. Hence, the user doesn’t need to direct the remote towards the TV for proper operation.
The Thomson LED Smart TV features a 64-bit processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The TV runs on a customised version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The TV comes pre-loaded with a bunch of media-streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix. There is also an app store built into the TV, from where the users can download apps. The Thomson LED Smart TV supports Miracast for mirroring content from the smartphone to the TV.
The Vu LED Smart TV runs on the Android operating system, and Vu calls it as PremiumSmart OS. Vu hasn’t revealed the make and model of the processor used in the TV. The TV comes pre-loaded with Netflix and YouTube. There is also an app store from where the users can download the available applications and games. The bundled remote comes with dedicated Netflix and YouTube button.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Thomson LED Smart TV vs Vu LED Smart TV: Connectivity
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4A has three HDMI ports, one AV input, two USB 2.0 ports, one 3.5mm audio out, and one Ethernet port. The Vu Smart LED TV also has the same connectivity options. The Thomson LED Smart TV also features three HDMI ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one 3.5mm audio jack, and one ethernet port, but it misses out on AV input. As for the wireless connectivity, all the three TVs have Wi-Fi b/g/n, but only the Mi TV 4A comes with Bluetooth connectivity option.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Thomson LED Smart TV vs Vu LED Smart TV: Verdict
From hardware specifications perspective, there isn’t much difference between the three TVs; they have same spec display panels, same speaker output wattage, and almost similar connectivity options. However, the Mi TV 4A is a step further than the other two TVs with its Bluetooth connectivity and Patchwall feature. We think that going with the Mi TV 4A would be a wise choice.