Android-Based Cheap Smart TV, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A
Xiaomi has been well known for having products at a great price that can make a lot of people immediately tempted when they see it, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A is the example. Not only in the smartphone area, other products from Xiaomi also use the same formula and that includes the Smart TV category.
Yes, Xiaomi kicked off the smart TV market in Indonesia through the Mi TV 4A series, which comes in two sizes, namely 32 inches and 43 inches. Both are priced at affordable price and arguably cheaper than Android-based smart TVs in general.
As what Xiaomi likes to offer with their gadgets, this TV is great for you who want a decent TV with a price that is reasonable enough. No more looking at great TVs but not being able to purchase it. Xiaomi understands that technology can be very expensive.
Curious about what his abilities are? Here is our brief review about the smart TV. We will talk about the weight of this huge TV, the specifications and more things this gadget is offering. You surely want to read this before buying it!
Large Screen but Light to Carry
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A offers a large screen but the weight is light even for the size 43 inches. Unlike the 32-inch variant whose resolution is still HD, the 4-inch 4A Mi TV has been equipped with Full HD resolution aka 1920 x 1080 pixels. If we look at the design, there is nothing special about it.
It’s not that the design looks ugly. Essentially the appearance looks simple or can be said to be minimalist with black wrapping all over its body. The frame is quite thin, so it doesn’t make the overall dimensions too wide. But, this TV brings a uniqueness of its own.
What is unique, even though the screen size is large, it turns out that the Xiaomi Mi 4A 43-inch TV has a light weight which, according to data specifications, is only about 7.5 kilograms. It is not at all difficult for one person to carry. That means you can move it more easily.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A has 2 feet on the left and right side. What’s more surprising is the ease of installation. If you want to install the TV on the wall, you can just buy a VESA bracket that is sold separately. All ports on this TV are behind. It also offers wireless connectivity if you want to connect it to your WiFi.
Quality of the Screen
Then, what about the quality of the screen? With an affordable price, of course you don’t need to expect to be presented with a stunning picture display. The important thing is that the image looks sharp and the color presented is still relatively good to enjoy.
The level of blackness is normal. In addition, this TV has a 60Hz refresh rate which we think is sufficient to support content such as movies. The viewing angle is also pretty, which is 178 degrees. In terms of audio, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A is equipped with 2 stereo 8W speakers.
The audio quality sounds less appetizing. Compared to having to offer images and audio above average, Xiaomi is more focused on how to package a smart TV with a million interesting content, but it can be sold at a cheap price. This is what Xiaomi is trying to offer.
Switch to the main dish from the 43A 4A Mi TV, which is a matter of its status as an Android-based Smart TV. A little discussing the performance supporting hardware, this TV is supported by a 64-bit quad-core Amlogic 950x processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. For business operating systems, 43-inch 4A TV Mi has adopted Android 8.1 Oreo.
Android 8.1 Oreo with PatchWall
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A is wrapped in an interface called PatchWall. The UI display is simple with an unlimited drop-down format, which means you only need to swipe the screen down to reach all the desired content. PatchWall will also recommend which content might suit your preferences.
Of course, because it’s based on Android, you can add any application available on the Google Play Store, including games. By default, video applications like YouTube, iFlix, HOOQ, and Catchplay are installed immediately.
Actually PatchWall is an interface whose concept is quite interesting. But in our opinion, there are some things that should be noted. For example, the way to watch national TV broadcasts is rather impractical, especially when you want to change to a certain channel you want.
It turns out that the 43-inch Xiaomi Mi TV 4A doesn’t support Netflix yet. For ourselves, Netflix is a very important entertainment application, and not being able to run Netflix enough to make us disappointed. Moreover, Android-based PatchWall makes it easy for you to enjoy a variety of available digital content.
More Things to Note
With a note, your home has been supported by a reliable internet provider and should be unlimited. Xiaomi Mi TV 4A is equipped with a Bluetooth remote with 12 buttons powered by AAA batteries. Yes, this is a minimalist remote. To help navigation is still adequate, but to search for content or channels and login to your account is a bit less practical.
Luckily you can easily install devices or other accessories such as bluetooth keyboards to make typing easier, and a gamepad for playing games. Not only that, this remote also supports AI Speech to facilitate search using voice.
Although there are still shortcomings here and there, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 43-inch remains an entertainment device that you must consider. The cheap price opens up opportunities for more people to have a smart TV in their home with a variety of interesting content to enjoy.
Some things such as audio quality that is less appetizing, and PatchWall, which we still need to be refined in our opinion, are still reasonable considering the price is below most Smart TVs. Priced at $400, Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 43-inch is a tempting option for those of you who want to have a large screen TV with easy access to millions of digital content.