Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55 Review – Smart TV with 4K Resolution Suitable for Accompanying Silence at Home
Xiaomi, besides being known as a mobile brand, is actually actively releasing their non-mobile products in India and one of them is the Mi TV 4 55. Like the output of Xiaomi products, the Mi TV 4 55 offers wow features at an economical price.
This TV is able to display images with 4K resolution and uses the Android TV operating system so that it can do various things unlike ordinary TVs. All packaged at a price of only Rp.4,999,000, a very competitive price for a 55 ″ smart TV.
As long as I use Mi TV 4 55, I am quite impressed with what is offered. Fast performance, sharp and large screen display, and a variety of content provided to make entertainment at home more fun.
As the name implies Mi TV 4 55 is a large enough TV, it needs a table that is at least 120cm wide to support this TV. The TV design looks attractive with a thin bezel and sturdy material. But the TV is rather heavy, I myself have difficulty assembling this TV if only by myself.
The TV is slim enough for a Smart TV. On the back are 2 HDMI ports, 1 HDMI ARC, 2 USB 2.0, AV, Ethernet, S / PDIF, and Antenna. For wireless connections Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are provided.
At first glance there are no physical buttons on the TV, but there is actually a power button at the bottom of the TV under the Mi logo. The Power button needs to be pressed when turning on the TV for the first time, so that it can then turn on the TV via the default remote after pairing.
Mi TV 4 55 uses a special minimalist remote that is only a few buttons available. There are 2 buttons dedicated specifically to running the Netflix and Amazon Prime Video applications. Unfortunately if you use certain internet service providers, the Netflix application button is automatically useless because the application is blocked.
At the top of the remote there is a microphone hole that is used for speech recognition, especially when using Google Assistant or text input by voice. Voice recognition with Google Assistant takes place smoothly but not for text input with voice, often the results are wrong and the voice recognition process is also slow
The TV screen is 55 ″ and uses DLED technology with an image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 178 ° viewing angle, HDR support, and a 60Hz refresh rate. The screen at a glance is quite bright and sharp but rather bounced especially during the daytime so that my shadow is often seen when I watch.
The initial TV setup process is easy because it is guided using an Android phone. To control the TV you can use the default remote or use an Android phone through the Android Remote TV Control application.
As a center of performance, Mi TV 4 55 uses a quad-core Amlogic Cortex A53 processor and Mali-450 MP3 GPU combined with 8GB of storage space and 2GB of RAM memory. Unfortunately the 8GB of available storage space for users is only 4.7GB.
This TV uses the Android 9 operating system and the Patchwall 3.0 interface made by Xiaomi that unites content from various services to one place.
When the TV was turned on, the performance of the TV felt a little slow, but after a little waiting the performance went smoothly. The animation on the TV interface looks pretty smooth even though for some types of TV operations I see lags and broken animations especially when browsing the Google Play Store.
The WiFi connection on Mi TV 4 55 went smoothly during the trial period. For the speakers can produce high volumes, but the quality of the output sound is just like a normal TV.
Mi TV 4 55 can play high-resolution 4K video with 60 FPS smoothly. Even though the TV is large, fortunately 720p videos I can still enjoy well on the TV as long as the basic video quality is good.
Streaming 4K video itself requires quite high internet speeds and of course expensive internet fees. Based on data from Netflix, streaming 4K videos will require an internet connection with a speed of at least 25 Mbps and can consume data of 7 GB per hour.
Searching for video content on Mi TV 4 55 can easily be done through the PatchWall interface. PatchWall combines video content from Netflix, Video, CATCHPLAY +, and iflix. Content that is displayed is paid and some is free.
My personal favorite content on PatchWall is Live TV where various national TV broadcasts are displayed for free here with good video quality. This makes me not need to install an external antenna which is usually not good video quality.
Mi TV 4 55 can also be used to play games and install various applications through the Google Play Store. But the number of applications and games is not as much as those on Android phones.
Some games need to use a gamepad to play, luckily a gamepad like the Xbox controller can be used for this. Not all games can be played smoothly, heavy games like Asphalt 8 really feel stutter in the animation. Some games are also incompatible with the TV screen size or even ask for touch input.
Mi TV 4 55 is an economical Smart TV that is suitable for everyday use. Especially in the present situation which requires a lot of silence at home. With a price of only Rp.4,999,000, I have no significant complaints for Mi TV 4 55.
To be more satisfied using the Mi TV 4 55 and to be able to enjoy content like in a cinema, it is necessary to use a fast internet service and additional external speakers.
- Big screen and ok quality
- 4K resolution
- Economical price
- A bit heavy
- Standard speaker quality
- Rating Editor
- Rated 4 stars
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