Realme TV vs Xiaomi Mi LED TV: The better bang for the buck

Realme TV vs Xiaomi Mi LED TV: The better bang for the buck

Sameer Mitha | 25 May 2020
HIGHLIGHTS

The Realme TV is available in 32-inch and 43-inch screen sizes priced at Rs 12,999 and 21,999 respectively.

The price is the same as the 32-inch and 43-inch TVs sold by Xiaomi.

We take a look and compare the specifications of the TVs on offer from the 2 brands.

The hottest space in the TV segment is the budget segment, and one brand that has been ruling the roost in this segment is Xiaomi with its family of Mi TVs running on the PatchWall UI based on Android. However, there is a new contender in town in the form of Realme. The brand has launched two TVs in India running on the Android TV platform. The new TVs from Realme are available in 32 and 43-inch screen sizes, priced at Rs 12,999 and Rs 21,999. The screen size and the price are the same that we find from Xiaomi. So since the price of the TVs is the same, let's see which one is a better bang for the buck. Note, since we haven't reviewed the Realme TVs this comparison is purely based on the specifications of the 2 TVs. 

Realme TV vs Xiaomi Mi LED TV: Specifications and Features

Particulars Realme Smart TV 32-inch Mi LED TV 4A PRO 32 Realme Smart TV 43-inch Mi LED TV 4A PRO 43
Display size 32-inch 32-inch 43-inch 43-inch
Display resolution 1366×768p 1366×768p 1920x1080p 1920x1080p
HDR support Yes No Yes No
OS Android TV Android TV Android TV Android TV
UI Android TV Android TV and PatchWall Android TV Android TV and PatchWall
HDMI ports 3 3 3 3
HDMI ARC support Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Ports 2 2 2 2
Wi-Fi Yes, 2.4GHz Yes, 2.4GHz Yes, 2.4GHz Yes, 2.4GHz
Netflix Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Prime Videos Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
CPU ARM Cortex A53 Quad-core CPU Amlogic Cortex A53 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 Quad-core CPU Amlogic Cortex A53 quad-core
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Voice-enabled remote control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0 Yes, 4.2 Yes, 5.0 Yes, 4.2
Audio output 24W 20W 24W 20W

 From the above table, it is clear that both the TVs bring with them homogenous specifications, and while the Realme TV does boast of HDR, we’d like to review the TV to check out the HDR performance. In terms of picture quality, the HDR on the Realme TV seems to be the biggest differentiator, but as we’ve learned from the past, HDR on a TV doesn't mean the performance is great, so stay tuned for our review. Another thing the Relame TV brings which the Xiaomi TV lacks is Bluetooth 5.0. The Xiaomi TVs have Bluetooth 4.2 and the Realme TV has Bluetooth 5.0.  

However, the interesting thing is the 24W of sound output when compared to the 20W on the Xiaomi TV. 4W may be a small amount on paper, but if the “quad-speaker” setup is something to believe in, then we may finally have a budget TV with decent sound, something we will comment on when we review the TV. 

Both the TVs come with their own voice-enabled remote control, but the one place where Xiaomi has an advantage is with the UI. The Realme TV brings with it Android TV UI and so do the Xiaomi TVs. However, Xiaomi also brings its owe PatchWall UI and the company has worked tirelessly on updating the UI regularly with new content providers and also new features. You can check out some of the recently launched new features here

Overall, just by looking at the specifications, it is hard to recommend one over the other since they are quite homogenous. One place where Realme can have the advantage is with its HDR implementation and we will have to check out the TV to know which is better. But when it comes to UI, Xiaomi has the advantage of offering both PatchWall and Android TV to users while Realme only has Android TV.

Mi TV 4A Pro 49-inch Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price:
Release Date: 27 Sep 2018
Variant: None
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size (inch) Screen Size (inch)
    49
  • Display Type Display Type
    LED
  • Smart Tv Smart Tv
    Smart TV
  • Screen Resolution Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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