Written byMudit Dube
Xiaomi has recently launched a new Mi TV 4X smart television in India. The latest model features a 55-inch 4K screen, Dolby Atmos-powered audio, Android TV interface, and all the latest connectivity options.
Evidently, with these features and a cheaper price tag, it takes on some of the more premium 4K televisions like the OnePlus TV (Q1 model).
So, which one should you buy?
Design-wise, both TVs are similar, thanks to a non-curved 55-inch screen, metal frame, and ultra-slim bezels.
However, with a 4K HDR10+ QLED display, Dolby Vision support, and an industry-leading color representation (DCI-P3: 96%, NTSC: 120%), the OnePlus TV bears a better screen.
In comparison, the Mi TV is no slouch either, given its HDR10-certified 4K LED display and picture-enhancing Vivid Picture Engine technology.
Winner: OnePlus TV.
The OnePlus TV packs four speakers, 2 tweeters for the high notes, and dual 10W woofers to offer a total sound output of 50W. The speakers are also supported by Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD audio.
The Mi TV comes with 20W stereo speakers with DTS Tru Sound support as well as Dolby Audio.
Winner: OnePlus TV for its superior audio.
Both models are backed by a quad-core Amlogic Cortex A53 CPU and run on their custom versions of Android TV 9 operating system.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus TV offers 3GB RAM and 16GB of storage whereas the Xiaomi contender settles with 2GB RAM and 8GB of built-in storage.
Further, both of them support latest connectivity options and I/O ports including dual-band Wi-Fi.
Winner: You decide.
The OnePlus TV Q1 model is priced at Rs. 69,900 while the Q1 Pro (with built-in soundbar) variant will cost you Rs. 99,900. On the other hand, the Mi TV 4X 55-inch model comes at just Rs. 34,999.
Surely, the OnePlus TV is a more superior offering because of its premium design, high-quality 4K QLED screen, powerful 50W audio, and a smart user interface.
But in comparison, the Mi TV also checks all the right boxes while maintaining an attractive price tag. Hence, considering the massive Rs. 35,000 difference, the choice is simple.
Winner: 55-inch Mi TV 4X.
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