Samsung and Xiaomi are famous for high quality technology. To understand which TV is better, consider the features of the devices. We analyze 10 key parameters, including picture quality, sound and what affects the cost of a TV.
Which is better: Samsung or Xiaomi TV
That model is good, which has a supply of power and picture quality for a dozen years. Below we will analyze what TVs are, which are familiar to us thanks to their advanced qualities.
Model range: as in the gallery
Samsung takes an unusual design. For example, SAMSUNG SERO QE43LS05T can be placed both in the usual landscape orientation and turned vertically. This is a great solution for those who like to watch social media from big screens. And SAMSUNG FRAME QE50LS03T, thanks to unusual frames, installation on an easel stand and “Picture” mode, can be easily confused with a real picture.
Xiaomi does not experiment with the appearance of TVs. They produce standard rectangular models with an aspect ratio of 16:9. However, this does not prevent them from releasing several models every year that are in demand among consumers.
Image quality: look at the details
The resolution of the image often depends on the size of the display. You shouldn’t expect 4K on small 24-inch screens – there will be HD. In 32-inch displays, content is reflected in HD (720p) and improved FullHD (1080p) quality.
For those who care about UHD (4K) picture, it is optimal to choose a TV with a diagonal of 43” or more . 8K quality, which has twice as many pixels compared to 4K, is worth looking for on large devices from 55 inches .
If you compare the juiciness of the picture, it is similar in Xiaomi and Samsung. Xiaomi buys displays for its TVs from LG and Samsung. So, considering the devices of both manufacturers in the same price segment, the user can choose the same “monitor” with different software content, which will affect the image.
Sound quality: like in a cinema
The power of audio systems in Xiaomi ranges from 20 to 30 W. The maximum volume is 80 dB (decibels), which can be compared to the noise of a working pilot. Samsung has a bigger range: it has models for 18-20 V and with a 60 W or 90 dB audio system. And although the difference in numbers is small, in fact, the TV can be equal in volume to the roar of a lawnmower at the start or a motorcycle.
It is also worth paying attention to technology. For example, the TV from Xiaomi has 2 technologies that improve sound quality: Dolby Audio and DTS. These are surround and deep sound output systems, as in home theaters. Stereo sound gives additional realism to what is happening on the screen.
Samsung TVs have other audio options:
- Object Tracking Sound+ technology tracks the movement of objects on the screen
and adjusts the sound accordingly. If the hero of the video first stood in the center, and then moved to the left, then you will hear how the sound from the center moved to the left speaker.
- Q-Symphony technology produces surround sound like in a concert hall in tandem with any video
. For greater effect, you will need a soundbar from Samsung (like the Samsung HW-Q60R 5.1-Channel 360W 6.5 Subwoofer). Then the system analyzes what is happening on the screen and produces an immersive sound. It is as if the viewer is in the middle of the action.
Smart TV functions: what the TV can do
To analyze the features of TVs, it is worth remembering the features of the operating systems on which they work. Xiaomi works on the basis of Android TV, Samsung – Tizen OS.
Among the functions of Android TV , the following stand out:
- Access to Google Play
Hundreds of thousands of programs are available on TV: — from streaming services to games.
- Voice search
No effort needed to enter text. It is enough to press the button with the microphone and say the desired request.
- Working with the Google Cast program
After synchronizing the smartphone and the TV, it is enough to click on the TV icon with the Internet sign in the lower left corner, and everything that happens on the phone screen will begin to be broadcast on the TV.
- A single Google account
No need to invent and remember passwords, just log in from your Google profile.
The Tizen system also has special features:
- All Tizen devices are connected to one network
. You can control the TV remotely.
- This OS runs Unity games (those developed on the basis of Unity)
You can run Hearthstone, Cuphead, etc. on the TV. For the convenience of the game, it is advisable to arm yourself with a keyboard or a game joystick.
- Control using gestures
If there is a webcam and the user likes to use it, you can switch channels or change the volume with a single wave of the hand.
- Multi-Link Screen function — dividing the screen into 2 parts
After starting the function, the TV screen is divided into two equal halves. Each of them broadcasts any application independently of each other.
Supported formats: Will read all
Xiaomi and Samsung read all popular video, audio and photo formats: AVI, mp4, mobile H.264 and H.265. The only thing they can’t handle are HEIC photos that are output on iPhones with “High-Efficiency” shooting enabled.
Switching and connectors: there will be a connection
The more connectors, the more equipment you can connect. The most expensive devices can compete for the number of inputs from a PC , while the budget devices have only the necessary HDMI and Bluetooth .
More devices are connected to Xiaomi via USB, it has a Mini-Jack for headphones and wired speakers. These are, of course, little things, but for someone they are decisive.
The cost of LG and Samsung TVs: affordable quality
Both brands have budget TVs and devices of the VIP segment. But because Samsung has more choice in each price category, it has a wider price range.
However, if you want to get a large screen at a budget price, it is better to look at Xiaomi.
Additional chips: unique features of manufacturers
Each of the manufacturers has additional software chips that are present in almost all of their TVs. Below are the key features of Xiaomi and Samsung TVs.
Features of Samsung TVs
For Koreans, quality is above all else. TVs are a confirmation of this – they have a juicy picture and a powerful iron that pulls heavy games.
Many Samsungs support gesture control, but they embody Smart Interaction technology. The system analyzes the movement of the remote control in space and switches channels/rewinds the video at the right moment.
The Ultra Black and Precision Black systems shade the dark areas of the picture. In this way, the image looks clearer and more natural, even if there are many lamps in the room.
Remastering Engine technology visually improves picture quality, and it doesn’t matter if it’s an old digitized video or a clip shot on an old phone. In the image you can see the smallest details.
Quantum dot technology (enhanced HDR) only enhances this effect. It makes the picture juicier, despite the fact that the colors remain natural. This is relevant, because LED screens often go to a cold “blue”, and quantum dots add missing green and red photons to the image.
Features of Xiaomi TVs
Xiaomi TVs have good hardware for their price. Even the budget Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 32 can play videos at 60 frames per second and run games. You can also control this TV using your voice.
So, what turned out to be better — a Samsung or a Xiaomi TV? Those who want a device from a brand that has been proven for decades, will take Samsung. Fans of the MI ecosystem and classic Android TV will love Xiaomi.