The Mi TV 4X is a good looking 4K HDR smart TV with great features for the price. From a picture quality perspective, it has a few shortcomings but you won’t mind them once you use the TV for a little while. The remote with voice commands is also an added advantage. Then there’s Android TV with access to all the popular apps and content providers, smooth performance and good value after sale support.
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4X Android TV is powered by an Amlogic Cortex A53 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with integrated Mali 450 MP3 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It has 8GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a hybrid slot that supports both microSD card and USB 2.0 devices.
The Mi TV 4X handles most tasks with ease. General navigation, scrolling through menus and launching apps is smooth. It also played most of our test files including 4K H.264 videos without any issues. However, we did experience a little stutter while playing some high- bitrate 4K content.
Design and build:
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4X is a sleek and good looking TV. It has a marginally thicker bezel than the latest flagship Sony TVs but it’s still thinner than most other TVs in this price range. The metal frame and overall build quality is excellent. It also sports an innovative soundbar design that doubles up as a stand.
The downside is that the backside of the TV is completely exposed and there are no cable management options. You also can’t wall mount it as the soundbar gets in the way.
The Mi TV 4X comes with a Bluetooth remote control that has a built-in microphone for voice commands. The remote is well made and has a good feel to it. It’s also quite large and may not be ideal for people with small hands.
The voice commands work well most of the time. However, we did experience some issues with the TV not responding to our commands properly occasionally.
The Mi TV 4X runs Android TV 8.0 out of the box. This is a good OS with a well-organized home screen, plenty of customization options and access to all the popular apps and content providers.
The Mi TV 4X also comes with PatchWall UI which is a custom launcher designed by Xiaomi. It’s not very different from Android TV but there are a few additional features like voice search while watching movies, live sports broadcasts and interactive news.
Overall, the software experience on the Mi TV 4X is smooth. There’s little lag while navigating through menus or launching apps. We didn’t face any major issues during our review period either.