Advantages and disadvantages
TV Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 65 Pro was released in 2016. The manufacturer continues to amaze with high-quality «smart» technology at an affordable price. TV with good characteristics, high-quality picture and good sound. I have prepared a review of the model based on testing, expert reviews and customer reviews. I also compared it with TVs from other brands (Philips 65PUS6412 from 2017 and Sony KD-55XF7596 from 2018) from the same price range, which will help you better understand the distinctive features of Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 65 Pro.
This model is featured in the Best Smart TVs and Best 4K UHD TVs.
A 65” (165 cm) TV has a resolution of 3840×2160. Supports 4K UHD, HDR. Enhances image quality to the maximum level.
The TFT IPS screen provides a wide viewing angle of 178°. The colors are juicy, natural, as close as possible to the standard. The black color is deep and uniform. The contrast ratio is 5000:1, which is much higher than mid-range TVs, including the Philips 65PUS6412 and Sony KD-55XF7596. Thanks to this contrast parameter, a high detail of the picture is obtained, which improves the quality of the display, making it as realistic as possible.
Pixel response 8 ms. This is a great indicator for both action scenes and games. Although gaming monitors have a much lower response (about 5 ms, which completely eliminates the possibility of loops).
Refresh index 60 Hz. Philips and Sony have 50 Hz. Such a screen refresh rate will not ensure that there are no minor tearing of the picture when moving quickly around the screen. Sony and Philips provide technologies to improve the image quality of dynamic scenes: Motionflow XR 400 Hz and Picture Performance Index 900 Hz, respectively. Therefore, according to this characteristic, they are significantly ahead of Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 65 Pro.
The Direct LED screen backlight provides for the location of diodes over the entire surface behind the matrix, which achieves uniform illumination and the absence of glare on the sides, especially in the dark. Philips has Ambilight backlighting, which sets it apart from the comparison models.
The dimensions of the TV with a stand are 1456x917x301 mm. The stand, like Sony, is represented by two legs. Philips has a U-shaped design. Xiaomi Mi TV weighs 21.45 kg. Sony KD-55XF7596 is much lighter — only 17.4 kg.
The frame is surprisingly thin, almost invisible (except for the bottom band). Therefore, in terms of design, Xiaomi outperforms competitors who cannot yet achieve such ultra-thin frames. For wall mounting, you must use the VESA standard 400×250 mm.
The set of connectors is quite standard: AV, component, 3 HDMI, 2 USB, Ethernet, coaxial output. There is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Philips 65PUS6412 does not have AV, but it has 4 HDMI and WiDi, while Sony does not have a component jack, but has 4 HDMI, 3 USB and Miracast.
The sound power of the TV is weak. It is equipped with two speakers of 8 watts. Therefore, lovers of powerful sound will need to connect acoustics. Philips and Sony have 10W speakers. Dolby Digital and DTS decoders provide depth and 360-degree sound, making it as realistic as possible. When switching channels, volume equalization occurs automatically (AVL).
Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 65 Pro is equipped with Smart TV, providing access to online cinemas, the app store and other features. Like all Xiaomi, it has PatchWall — an endless wall of content: new movies, recommendations according to user preferences, TV channels. A feature of the view is the ability to first select a movie, and then appoint a content provider from the proposed list.
The main menu contains featured content, unwatched movies and paid apps. Xiaomi also provides a free six-month subscription to the most popular cinemas. The TV can be connected to a network with home devices, display content from a smartphone or PC on a large screen.
Of the advantages of the model — a 4-core processor and 16 GB of internal memory. The TV reads files of almost any format from third-party media. The remote is equipped with a button for voice control, which, according to reviews, works correctly. But for some reason, PatchWall does not provide voice control. A set of words for the search needs to be done with buttons, which is quite inconvenient.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Original design, very thin bezels.
- The image is bright, the detail is excellent, the colors are reproduced correctly.
- Ergonomic remote control, voice control.
- Convenient Smart TV with personalized recommendations.
- Acceptable cost.
- Weak sound.
- In dynamic scenes, there are trains, jerks.
- The build quality of some users is questionable, there are gaps between the frame and the matrix.
- Legs are not trustworthy.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 65 Pro costs 55,000 rubles, which is quite justified for a 65 diagonal TV with 4K. It loses a little to its competitors: Sony KD-55XF7596 for 60,000 rubles with an impeccable bright picture and excellent sound, and Philips 65PUS6412 for 66,500 rubles with proprietary backlighting. But overall, the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 65 Pro delivers quite decent picture contrast and has a great Smart TV with a great selection of content.