Xiaomi is a firm that gives us quality – price in most of its technological products, obviously televisions would not be the exception and since a couple of years ago we have found interesting models for the features they offer. Today we will talk about a device launched in 2019 that is still a great option if you want good performance without spending too much. Of course, there will be some current features that it does not have, however, they do not become a big problem. Without further ado, we present the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S.
Exterior design of the TV 43″ Xiaomi Mi TV 4S
We have a design that does not stand out too much, however, it has some that make it look a little more interesting
It was to be expected that the TV 43″ Xiaomi Mi TV 4S will not have such an elaborate design, especially since we are talking about the mid-range that does not usually deliver visually very attractive aesthetics. However, this television stands out a bit for having some striking details .
To begin with, we analyze the 43-inch version that, due to its dimensions, seems ideal for both medium-sized and smaller rooms or halls, in addition, if we acquire the VESA support we can enjoy an easier installation , especially to place it on the wall.
We recommend this, since we will be viewing the front that ends up being the most remarkable at the design level, since it gives us slightly thin bezels that seek to generate a more elegant environment , as if that were not enough, the useful space of the screen will reach 93% .
Which is great for viewing content. We also highlight having a black chassis that exposes a better presence on the part of the television. However, the least attractive is in the back due to the thickness obtained , in addition, the construction is weak.
We have good connectivity that includes the most necessary ports today, for example, three HDMI 2.0 that we use to connect external devices and send their signal to the television. We also find two USB 2.0 that we can use to record content.
We will find other physical connections that also turn out to be useful, although it depends a little more on the operation that we give to the television. Here we find options such as its Ethernet port , its optical output for audio , its AV compounds and its RF type input .
In addition, it turns out to be compatible with the main tuners that allow us to better scan channels. If you want to know which ones are included above, we leave you a table of specifications where you can find them. As you can see we have a fairly complete connectivity .
We have been surprised to realize that this model offers the most widely used wireless options today. We are talking specifically about a Wi-Fi Direct , Bluetooth and DLNA connection that will allow us to get a lot of use out of it with external devices.
Image quality and functions in general of the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 43
Another interesting detail of the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 43 is that it gives us a 4K resolution that, from our point of view, has a correct optimization to reproduce content at a decent quality. The advantage of this definition is that it tries to give more realistic details .
Of course, we have a Direct LED panel that will have both its advantages and disadvantages, therefore, it is important to know them. To begin with, it allows the cost of the television to be cheaper, likewise, it provides more uniform lighting and the energy consumption is much lower.
However, its weak points are possibly more striking, since it offers low contrast by not having Local Dimming , and this is quite felt when we find ourselves in very dark or bright environments, in addition, this same panel is the cause of the thickness be much older.
Surely another negative point is that no improvement functions are integrated, therefore we have to settle for the offered optimization . Obviously we can slightly adjust certain parameters such as color, contrast, brightness and saturation by accessing the image menu.
However, the improvement is less than spectacular and we need a little more help. For the rest we have an acceptable quality, in addition, it has compatibility with HDR10 that is responsible for improving the contrast and the color palette, yes, only for content that is compatible.
It integrates two speakers that together provide 16W of power, which is a little lower than what is commonly offered in the mid-range, therefore, it can be considered another disadvantage, however, here we do have the benefit of the technologies, since it implements options like Dolby Audio , DTS HD and Virtual Surround Sound for a more enveloping and clean sound, yes, it is best to buy a sound bar.
Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features
One of the biggest points of this model is that it has the features of Android TV
The TV 43″ Xiaomi Mi TV 4S offers us Android TV, which we believe is a good advantage, given that we are talking about an intuitive system that maintains the experience offered for smartphones. In addition, it offers the Play Store that gives us the most complete catalog of applications .
To the extent that we can install more than 5,000 options, obviously the most popular ones will be available. Likewise, we can download movies, music and games to enjoy on the TV. However, we recommend you to be careful , since not all applications are functional.
Another benefit that we find is that it has a voice command that will allow us to access certain sections more easily. We have an internal memory of 8 GB to save your applications, likewise, it works through an ARM Cortex A55 and 2 GB of RAM .