Xiaomi Mi LED TV has gradually and steadily increased its penetration in the Indian television market. The company which started its operations in the TV segment in 2018 is now strengthening its position in the market by adding a few more models in different price bands.
The company started the new year by adding two new models to its smart TV range with its flagship 55-inch Mi LED TV 4X Pro and budget-focused model Mi LED TV 4A Pro.
The Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4X Pro comes with a price tag of Rs 39,990 and is available for purchase from different online and offline stores. With this, Xiaomi is slowly moving towards the premium segment, with the likes of Sony, Samsung and LG dominating. However, will it be able to create an impact in this segment? Let’s dig in
Xiaomi Mi LED TV Slim design, oddly placed ports
Xiaomi’s latest Smart TV has a standard design language, which is almost identical to its range. The TV features a plastic housing with borders surrounding the display painted for a banged metal finish. It can be mounted on a table or wall mount. However, if you plan to place it on a table stand, it should be about 4 feet in length.
Coming to port placement, Xiaomi Mi TV 4X Pro has a substantial amount of connectivity options. You have three HDMI ports (one of them is ARC), two USB ports, one Ethernet port and one S / PDIF port. The company has HDMI, USB ports on the right side of the back panel, while AV input, S / PDIF and Ethernet port are located on the rear panel base.
If you place the TV on a table you will have no difficulty accessing all the ports. However, if you choose to wall mount it, all hell will break loose. It becomes a difficult task to reach the ports from the side and the ports at the bottom are almost inaccessible. Most of the time, we felt that the smart TV would fall off the mount if we tried to reach the desired ports. In addition, the Smart TV misses the 3.5mm headphone jack support, meaning you need to attach your speaker via Bluetooth.
Performance and picture quality
Xiaomi Mi LED TV TV 4X Pro has a 55-inch 4K UHD display with a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The display supports HDR 10 content and comes with a 10-bit color depth panel. During our testing, we came to know that the display quality of this TV is comparable to the rest of the competition available at this price range. 1080p Full HD content looks sharp and colorful and you will enjoy the viewing experience. However, it is a 4K TV and to some extent, it saves on this claim.
We played a bunch of 4K videos and the results were decent, although we felt that the contrast and color reproduction in some scenes was slightly more in nature. On the downside, the screen is reflective. Therefore, if you plan to make room in your room, you should probably set it at an angle where the reflection of light is kept to a minimum.
Finding settings to adjust colors is another laborious task as it is deeply pressed under the Settings menu. Every time you need to change some settings, you have to go to Android Settings> Pictures> Custom Settings and then adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness and color to suit your need, which means that you get Hit and trial method has to be implemented. Desired Results.
User interface, remote control and audio
With Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4X Pro you get the best of both worlds. Smart TV runs on Patchwall OS, and it also runs the Google Android TV operating system. Xiaomi’s Patchwall implements Content-First Experience and neatly features large-scale sources, apps, popular TV shows, popular movies, popular music, popular originals and more title-style formats. It is quite easy to do. The user interface extracts all of this from the main video streaming platforms including Hungama, Voot, VO, Sony Liv, Hotstar and more.
However, the user interface misses two important applications – Amazon Prime and Netflix. Many users may not like this as the two applications provide an original dose of HDR content and both have a huge library of original shows, movies and more. However there is no news that when Xiaomi will partner with streaming couples to provide the app, there is always an option to side-load them.
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Coming to remote control, it is one of the strong points of the Xiaomi Mi LED TV lineup. The company has placed the remote control with minimal buttons and all you get is power on / off, voice search, volume control, back, home and a button to switch between patchwall and Android TV. It is simple to install and unlike traditional remotes, which rely on an infrared port, it is connected via a Bluetooth. This means that you do not have to point to the TV to switch to your favorite channel. It is one of the best remote controls we have seen in this price range.
On the audio front, the Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4X Pro features 2 x 10W speakers, which gives good output in a medium-sized room. You will definitely enjoy daily soap and some movies on this smart TV. However, in some cases, you will find that audio could have been better.
Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4X Pro 55 is definitely one of Xiaomi’s best offerings. Smart TVs have a slim design and the display looks good. The user interface is quite simple to use and remote control is probably one of the best things about it. On the downside, ports placement may be better and the screen is reflective in nature. If you are planning to buy 4K smart TV without spending a fortune then this TV can be considered as an option.
- User Interface
- Remote Control
- Display is a bit reflective
- Ports placements could have been better