Xiaomi Mi TV 4 - 4K HDR TV
Xiaomi has now arrived in the home entertainment sector and leads under the name "Mi TV" its own TV model series. Internationally, the Mi TVs have not found favor, the smart user interface of the television is mainly aimed at the Chinese end user. However, with the Mi TV 4 announced in India in mid-February, the Chinese electronics giant could well achieve an international breakthrough. After all, the user interface of the (Indian) Mi TV 4 is completely in English!
Xiaomi Mi TV 4
Diagonal: 55 inches
Resolution: 3840 × 2160
Panel: Samsung LED
Viewing angle: 178 °
Response time: 8 ms
Contrast Ratio: 6000: 1
Refresh rate: 60 Hz
Speaker: 2x 8 Watt
Multichannel: Dolby + DTS-HD
3x HDMI 2.0 (1x ARC) + HDCP 2.2
2x USB Type-A (1x 2.0, 1x 3.0)
1x AV Out
1x SPDIF (coaxial)
1x RJ45 (Ethernet)
Designation: MIUI TV
Processor: Amlogic Cortex A53 quad-core
Internal memory: 8GB (eMMC)
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n
Bluetooth: BLE 4.0
Wall mounting: Yes
Image area: 1232.1 x 730.6 x 4.9 mm
Size: 1232.1 791.7 x x 48 mm
Weight: 17.2 kg (with foot 17.8 kg)
Foreword: Mi TV 4
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is not a new product, but has already been presented to international audiences as part of the CES 2017. Despite the international presentation, the TV in June is 2017 exclusively in the Chinese market appeared. Internationally active import shops such as GearBest have not included the television in their assortment until today, the Mi TV series is very well integrated and exclusively available in Chinese MIUI TV for the international market mostly uninteresting, On the 14. February 2018 took another step with Xiaomi and introduced the Mi TV 4 in its 55 Customs version in India. Although the MIUI TV installed on this device is mainly aimed at the Indian end user, the user interface, which is also available in English, offers new possibilities.
Design and connections
Xiaomi advertises the Mi TV 4 as the world's thinnest LED TV. With a Thickness of just 4.9 mm and a nearly frameless design, the TV is indeed a real eye-catcher. Of course, not the entire TV is as slim as advertised. The base, as well as the electronics and connections must also be accommodated somehow. In the lower third (39 mm) of the TV there is a corresponding housing. At the widest point, a thickness of 49 mm is achieved. The connection options These include three HDMI 2.0 jacks (1x ARC) with HDCP 2.2 compatibility, one coaxial SPDIF jack, one AV output, two USB jacks, one USB 2.0, the other USB 3.0, a RJ45 Ethernet jack, and a USB port antenna input. A Wall mounting option is provided.
4K HDR and Dolby Audio
In terms of image quality and sound, too, Xiaomi's Mi TV 4 tries to juxtapose well-known home entertainment users. At a Image diagonal of 55 inches the TV offers one Resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels, The built-in LED panel comes from Samsung, To raise the quality of the image reproduction again is the HDR10 standard supported. The statistical contrast ratio according to Xiaomi 6000:1. The refresh rate the manufacturer states 60 Hz at. The reaction time is 8 ms, Sonically, the Mi TV 4 is also very well equipped. Two 8 Watt speaker, as well as a support from Dolby Audio and DTS HD provide a tonal viewing experience.
MIUI TV with PatchWall
Its Smart TV function the Xiaomi TV gets through MIUI TV with PatchWall AI Compatibility. Anyone who has already dealt with the Xiaomi set-top boxes will already know MIUI TV from these devices. Nothing else is in the Mi TV 4. The built-in TV Smart TV hardware is characterized by a Amlogic Cortex A53 quad-core processor with 1.8 GHz clock rate, one Mali-T830 MP2 GPU as well as one 2GB memory and one 8GB large flash memory out. MPEG1 / 2 / 4, REAL, H.265 and H.264 decodes the integrated box at the hardware level. A wireless connection can be over WLAN (802.11 a / b / g / n) or Bluetooth (BLE 4.0) being constructed.
Although the Mi TV 4 presented in India is identical in hardware to the Chinese model, Xiaomi has adapted the MIUI TV of the Indian TV set accordingly. Decisive here is the possibility of English speech output, Although the Indian MIUI TV is still strongly tied to the respective market through its regional apps, it is quite possible that Xiaomi, according to the Indian market Google Play support as a sideload subsequently files. That is, what would be unthinkable in a Chinese Mi TV 4, namely offering a Google Play support would be quite understandable in the Indian counterpart, but you would like to occur in direct competition with Samsung, LG and other sizes.
The patch Wall is the "Artificial Intelligence System" of MIUI TV. The artificial intelligence searches through all TV apps for content and provides, among other film suggestions according to the user behavior. The PatchWall AI was previously only available to the Chinese market.
With the Indian start of the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 It might be interesting to see how Xiaomi's regionally limited usability of MIUI TV will change. Just by the English language edition and the eventual Google Play support, there are new opportunities, which could make the Mi TV also interesting for local import shoppers. For users from China and the test reports published there, the Mi TV 4 performs excellently and would be, compared to the price of $ 624 or 507 €, a real price junker!
Product page (international): mi.com/en/mitv4/
Product page (India): mi.com/in/mi-led-smart-tv-4-55/