Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, has proven itself to be a major force in the manufacturing industry. If you do not closely follow the progress of this company, you will think that it is basically a smartphone manufacturing company. However, Xiaomi has a whole ecosystem of gadgets and its IoT ecosystem has reached advanced levels. Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box was only released on the 29th of January alongside Xiaomi Mi 4C TV Box and it is already available on Gearbest for purchase. At a first glance, the features of this TV Box feels just like the regular Xiaomi Mi TV box but when you look closely, you will spot the difference. Let us take a closer look at the Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box and access what it has to offer.
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Design & Appearance
The design and appearance of the Xiaomi Mi 4 TV box are quite different from the regular Xiaomi TV box. This device which is molded from top-notch plastic material adopts an all-white color with a cuboid shape with rounded edges. It comes with a dimension of 9.50 x 9.50 x 1.60 cm and weighs only 145 grams which is less than half of the weight of the regular Xiaomi TV Box. It has an ultra-thin design with 16mm thickness and the ports can be found on the rear but there is no LED display. The design of this product is sleek and definitely adds beauty to the home.
Hardware & Performance
This Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box is powered by the Amlogic S905L Cortex-A53 64-bit quad-core processor clocking 1.5GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which allows you to download more applications and games in your TV box. This combo is adopted for a smooth and flexible operation thus you don’t have to worry about lag issues. This device has excellent graphics and displays with its Mali-450. With this combination, you can get a 4K resolution (3840×2160) output and 2K recording at 60 fps video decoding. It also supports HDR.
OS & Other Features
The Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box runs on Android 5.0 operating system and in all honesty, this is a bit of a downside for this product. Although Android 5.0 will not offer any poor performance, we have seen many TV boxes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and Android 7.0 (Nougat) thus we expected better fro Xiaomi. Nevertheless, the operating system will seamlessly run all social media apps like Facebook, Skype, Youtube can run without lagging.
The major selling point of the Xiaomi Mi 4 TV box is its AI voice system named TV PatchWall. With this feature, you can interact with the TV box or its remote control with a simple voice prompt. This program is supported by 10 categories which allow users to use certain keyword search which centers around opening apps or games, checking the calendar or weather, control of the box using a title, smart corrections and many more.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box supports a wireless connection with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n dual band, Bluetooth 4.1, DOLBY AUDIO, and DTS-HD audio dual decoding. It is also equipped with an AV port, HMDI interface, USB 2.0 interface and a DC port.
Where To Buy The Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box
The Xiaomi Mi 4 TV Box is currently available on Gearbest for $54.99. Depending on your location and preferred shipping option, this product may be shipped to you for FREE.