Xiaomi Smart TV 5A 43-Inch Review Highlights
At first glance, Xiaomi Smart TV 5A 43-Inch seems like a mature smart TV with the latest version of PatchWall, but when you look closer, it’s in about the same price range as the Redmi Smart TV X43, making things even more interesting.
The Xiaomi Smart TV 5A has a modern, bezel-less design that seems to appear more premium than it really is. The TV catches dust particles all over and the the panel itself is pretty slim.
Visuals seem more saturated and are more skewed toward red tones and thanks to the IPS screen, the viewing angles were respectable.
Being so far within and behind the TV's back, getting to the ports is a little tricky. We had to unmount or move the TV when it sat on its legs to plug in cables and wished we never had to do it again.
Latency was the problem that troubled us the most. It was a disaster when we tried to play F1 2021 while connected via HDMI to a gaming laptop.
The speakers' default settings provide tinny, shallow audio. The TV's volume settings aren't quite linear while utilising the TV's speakers, which is another peculiarity.
We adore how organised and well integrated the PatchWall UI has grown to be. But after a few weeks, the UI in general began to slow a little.
The Xiaomi Smart TV 5A is an excellent TV with a really smart interface and a decent display and audio. But then, it sits in a tricky spot, where spending a little extra can get you the Redmi Smart TV X43.