Mi TV 4A series of smart televisions was launched in India last week by Xiaomi, with two models introduced – 32-inch and 43-inch. Both the Mi TV 4A models will go on sale via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores for the first time on Tuesday, with the sale set for 12pm IST. The 55-inch Xiaomi Mi TV 4 will go on sale alongside the Mi TV 4A series as well. To recall, Xiaomi had announced the flash sale date at launch last week, and had also specified that the second sale will be on Friday, March 16. After this, Mi TV 4A flash sales will be held every Tuesdays and Fridays in India.
Xiaomi had last week revealed that the Mi TV 4A lineup will go on sale twice a week, with the Tuesday and Friday sale days continuing. The Chinese company has rebranded its Mi TV 4A series in India to call it the Mi LED Smart TV 4A series, the same thing it did with the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 series (calling it Mi LED Smart TV 4). Xiaomi says the TVs offer over 500,000 hours of content, of which 80 percent will be free content from partners like Hotstar, Voot, Voot Kids, Sony Liv, Hungama Play, Zee5, Sun NXT, ALT Balaji, Viu, TVF, and Flickstree. Content in 15 Indic languages will be available.
Mi TV 4A 43-Inch, Mi TV 4A 32-Inch price in India and launch offers
The 43-inch Mi TV 4A price in India has been set at Rs. 22,999 at launch, while the 32-inch Mi TV 4A is priced at Rs. 13,999. In terms of launch offers, the Mi TV 4A models come with Rs. 2,200 instant cashback with a JioFi connection.
Mi TV 4A specifications
The Mi TV 4A series was launched in China back in March last year, but the model launched in India has a few differences. The 43-inch model sports a full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display while the 32-inch model has an HD (1366×768 pixels) display. Both display panels have a 178-degree viewing angle and 60Hz refresh rate. The Mi TV 4A models are powered by an Amlogic quad-core SoC that’s coupled with 1GB of RAM. The TVs comes with 8GB of internal storage.
Connectivity options on the 43-inch Mi TV 4A include Wi-Fi, three HDMI (one ARC) ports, three USB 2.0 ports, one Ethernet port, one AV component port, one S/PDIF audio port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack port. It measures 970x613x214mm (including base), and weighs 7.43kg (7.37kg without base). The 32-inch model comes with two USB 2.0 ports and misses out on the S/PDIF port, with the rest of the connectivity options being the same. It measures 733x478x180mm (including base).
Xiaomi is also touting the presence of DTS-HD, which will augment the audio experience of the televisions, apart from two 10W speakers. The company says the audio been optimised for India, in terms of loudness. The Mi TV 4A models ship with the 11-button Mi Remote that can be used to control a set-top box apart from the television itself, using the Mi IR cable priced at Rs. 299.
Mi TV 4A vs Mi TV 4: Here Are the Differences Between the Two Xiaomi TVs
With the Mi TV 4A series, it is clear Xiaomi has its sights firmly set on the Indian television market. While the 55-inch Mi TV 4 that was launched in February was clearly aimed at buyers who seek large-screen television models and premium content without much concern about the price, the two new Mi TV 4A models are clearly more mass market courtesy the wider target audience. Of course, all three Xiaomi TVs trump the current competition with their smart features baked in, as the existing players at the price points Xiaomi is eyeing only offer basic smart functions, or are made smarter with the help of affordable products like the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick. We take a look at the differences between the Mi TV 4A and Mi TV 4 series televisions so that you can take a better buying decision.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Mi TV 4 prices in India
The Mi TV 4A range in India consists of two models at present, one with a 32-inch HD display and another with 43-inch full-HD panel. The Mi TV 4A 32-inch price in India is Rs. 13,999, while the 43-inch model costs Rs. 22,999 in the country. Both will go on sale for the first time on March 13 at 12pm IST, and will subsequently be available for purchase on Tuesdays and Fridays every week. On the other hand, the price in India for Mi TV 4 55-inch is Rs. 39,999, making it the most expensive Xiaomi product in the country. It has already been on sale twice in India, and can be purchased via flash sales on Tuesdays at 12pm IST. All three models are only available at Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home offline stores.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A vs Mi TV 4 specifications, features
The biggest and most important differences between the three TVs — apart from the screen size — is the resolution. The 32-inch model is the smallest of the trio and buyers will have to contend with HD resolution (1366×768 pixels), while the 43-inch TV sports full-HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels). For those who want to watch 4K (3840×2160 pixels) content, the 55-inch model is suitable. All three have panels with 60Hz refresh rate, and 178-degree wide viewing angles. However, the Mi TV 4 55-inch model supports HDR content, something the relatively inexpensive models do not — this means the top-end model will deliver richer colour with more contrast. However, the two smaller models trump the bigger one when it comes to response rate (6.5ms vs 8ms) — a lower response rate usually translates to a better gaming experience as there is lesser delay between the input and response on screen.
At the core of all three models is PatchWall, the Android-based UI that powers the AI-based smart functions of the Mi TV range. While the three TVs have common features and support the same apps, the 55-inch Mi TV 4 comes with some freebies that the more affordable models do not. These include free 3-month subscription (worth Rs. 619) for Sony Liv and Hungama Play, the Mi IR cable (worth Rs. 299), and on-site installation worth Rs. 1,099 for free.
The two Mi TV 4A televisions are powered by the 64-bit quad-core Amlogic Cortex-A53 SoC clocked up to 1.5GHz, coupled with Mali-450 MP3 graphics up to 750MHz and 1GB of RAM. On the other hand, the bigger Mi TV 4 has a faster 1.8GHz quad-core processor with Mali-T830 MP2 graphics and 2GB of RAM. As for storage, all three models bear 8GB of built-in storage.
Connectivity options on the 43-inch Mi TV 4A include Wi-Fi, three HDMI (one ARC) ports, three USB 2.0 ports, one Ethernet port, one AV component port, one S/PDIF audio port, one antenna port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack port. It measures 970x613x214mm (including base), and weighs 7.43kg (7.37kg without base). The 32-inch model comes with two USB 2.0 ports and misses out on the S/PDIF port, with the rest of the connectivity options being the same. It measures 733x478x180mm and weighs 3.9kg (without base). When it comes to Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch, buyers get three HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB (one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) ports, an Ethernet port, an S/PDIF port, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. Its dimensions are 216.5x48x4.9mm and weight is 17.2kg (without base).
The Mi TV 4A series models have DTS-HD audio and two speakers with 10W output each, while the 55-inch model has Dolby and DTS-HD audio but two speakers with 8W output. All three TVs have a single remote to control the set-top box and the TV – however, this requires the Mi IR cable, priced at Rs. 299. There is a small distinction one might miss with the remote — the Mi TV 4 remote is powered by Bluetooth, while the Mi TV 4A remote centres on Infrared. This also means that only the 55-inch model supports Bluetooth as a connectivity option.
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