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Which 4k TV To Buy This Season? Mi TV 4X Vs Motorola TV Vs Vu Premium Android TV

Recently Motorola and Mi both have launched their TVs, which will go on sale from September 29th on Flipkart. Many wanted to know my views on these newly launched TVs, apart from enquiring whether these have the potential to beat the Vu Premium Android series' TVs or not. In this article, I will try to give answers to your queries. I will also be apprising you of the pros and cons of these TVs so that you can decide yourselves, which TV to choose from amongst these three.

First of all, let's talk about the Motorola TVs. The built quality of Motorola TVs is pretty good and the design is very good, which imparts it a premium feel.
However, here, I would like to draw your attention towards a few things. On Flipkart, the brightness of the 50-inch model is given as 280 Nits and its static contrast ratio is mentioned as 4000:1. The panel type is mentioned as VA. Surprisingly, the brightness of the 43 inches Motorola TV is mentioned as 300 Nits, whereas, its static contrast ratio is given as only 1100:1!
Now, think for yourselves, why a 43-inch small screen has been graced with more brightness than a bigger 50-inch screen? And, if the 50-inch model has only 280 Nits brightness, then how can its static contrast ratio, be more than the 43-inch & 55-inch models, whose brightness is far better?
The 55-inch model gets 400 Nits brightness, but its static contrast ratio is only 1300:1 and its panel type is IPS. All these specifications are really confusing!
Now, coming to the topic that these TVs have Dolby Vision in them. So those amongst you, who have even little technical knowledge must be aware of the fact that a minimum of 800 Nits brightness is required for playing HDR10 videos in their best quality. Then what to say about Dolby Vision, as it requires even better brightness and contrast, apart from some other perquisites. I am surprised, how a company, whose TVs have such low brightness, can stake claim to having Dolby Vision in them.
If we talk about Vu Premium Android in this regard, the company, apart from mentioning the brightness as 450 Nits and dynamic contrast ratio as 10000000:1 also lays stake to the claim that the company has developed an innovative technology that up-scales the brightness and contrast manifold! This was the reason, why we bought their Dolby Vision story, but now, Motorola, too, is claiming Dolby Vision, but on which basis? If these low specifications can fetch a TV Dolby Vision, then surely there is no importance of Dolby Vision in a TV! However, when I tried to do a little bit of research in this regard. I found out that none of the budget TVs have real HDR10 or Dolby Vision in them. They just support the playability of such videos, without displaying the clarity of HDR10 or Dolby Vision videos. It should be understood like this that if a TV supports 4k it does not mean that it can play videos in 4k. It will play 4k videos only in the native resolution of the TV and not in 4k. The same way these TVs just play HDR10 and Dolby vision videos, but only in the native clarity of the TV. So you see that the presence of HDR10 and Dolby Vision, in budget TVs, is a Misnomer, which just creates confusion and misguides us!
Now, coming to the claim of Motorola TVs having 10-bit panel, you must be aware that Mi has been marketing its TVs from long, claiming that they all come with a 10-bit panel! Then what is the big deal? Have the 10-bit panels been instrumental in rendering superiority to Mi TVs in their picture performance?
The picture quality of Mi TVs has never impressed me. And, I have received umpteen complaints regarding their poor performance and durability.
In my opinion, it is a total waste of time and energy by trying to decipher the performance of a TV through its specifications as we hardly know what is there inside the TV, in reality. The picture quality of a TV, speaks galore about the real specifications inside that TV.
When big brands cannot give 10-bit panel in their TVs costing around a lakh then how can these small companies afford that?
Maybe the reality of these 10-bit panels, in budget TVs, too, is similar to the Dolby Vision story.
Now, coming to the actual performance of Motorola TVs;
The picture quality of these TVs is good and can be termed as above average, but details in bright and dark parts of scenes fall short on clarity. The blacks on this TV are not very deep as it has an IPS panel and the picture upscaling is also weak on it. Low-resolution videos hardly get up-scaled.
However, the sound of this TV is pretty good as it gets front-firing speakers fused in a soundbar. The 55-inch model has a total power output of 30 Watts, which gives you a good audio experience. It comes with Dolby Digital and DTS TruSurround Sound.
The Graphics of this TV are pretty good and the 2.25GB RAM and 16GB ROM make this TV good for gaming. As it has an IPS panel the viewing angles on this TV are pretty good and the response time, too, is less. You can also use this TV as a monitor. It comes with the latest Android 9.0 operating system, and applications like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, and YouTube, come pre-loaded on it. This TV has a Google PlayStore, from where you can download more applications and games. This TV, alike Vu Premium Android, allows you the liberty to sideload applications on it.
If you need a stylish premium looking TV, with above-average picture quality and good audio, in which you can play all your favourite applications and games smoothly, then you can certainly opt for this TV.
Now, coming to the latest launched Mi TVs, the company has nowhere mentioned about their brightness and contrast ratio, which puts a big question mark on the number of LEDs used in it and point to the fact that the brightness and contrast are certainly on the lower side.
However, it is a piece of good news for Mi fans that this series is a tad better than their earlier TVs in picture quality as well as audio. This time, the Patchwall User Interface, too, has been made more attractive and it gets the latest Android 9.0 operating system. Apart from this, this time you can also play those applications, like Netflix & Amazon Prime, which were absent in the previous models. This time, you get these applications out of the box.
Though the picture quality of these Mi TVs is good according to their price, don't expect much improvement in its quality. The colour reproduction of this TV is good, but details tend to get lost in the dark and bright parts of the scenes. The brightness of these Mi TVs is inferior to the newly launched Motorola TVs. People who are switching over to an LED TV from CRT, will definitely like its picture quality. But, those of you who have used TVs from higher brands will not find its picture quality, too appealing.
Vu Premium Android has been in the market for quite some time and I have been receiving good feedbacks from owners quite frequently. At this price point, the picture quality of Vu Premium Android is superb. Its brightness and contrast, both, are much better than the Motorola TV. The clarity in details is also better on it and the picture upscaling capability is excellent.
In picture quality and picture upscaling, Vu Premium Android is a clear winner. But, Motorola, too, falls close to it with good picture and sound quality apart from good smartness.  
This TV has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can always wirelessly connect a gaming controller with it, like Motorola TV and play games smoothly.
However, in Motorola, you get the latest Android 9.0 operating system. In Motorola TVs, you get 1 GHz Quadcore processor, while in Vu Premium Android the Quadcore processor clocks at a speed of 1.1 GHz. But, in Motorola, the RAM is a bit high. Here, I would like to tell you a very important thing that the speed of a processor is more important than the RAM size. You can upgrade a RAM for a much cheaper price in comparision to obtaining a processor that has more clocking speed. A high-speed processor is costlier and its processing speed is also high, which means that applications on it will open faster.
The Audio quality is a tad better in Motorola. However, Motorola TVs come with single-band Wi-Fi, whereas, Vu premium Android gets dual-band Wi-Fi. Connectivity options are also better on the Vu Premium Android TVs.
You can play all your favourite Android applications, on both Motorola and Vu Premium Android TVs and both come with Google Assistant. In both the TVs, the 60 Hz refresh rate fails to completely stop motion blur during fast-action scenes. MEMC of Motorola and Ultra Smooth Motion of Vu, both fail to keep a check on motion blur completely.
In both the TVs, casting is smooth, however, I found Motorola, a tad better in this regard.
If now, we rank the performance of Mi TV, then it certainly trails behind both Vu Premium Android and Motorola in picture quality, brightness, and audio.
I have explained everything lucidly, and now, it is for you to decide which TV you should choose.

Vu Premium Android TVs

55 inches Motorola 
50 inches Motorola 
43 inches Motorola 4k TV 
43 inches Motorola FHD TV  
32 inches Motorola HD Ready TV

Mi 4X 43 inches 4k TV 
Mi 4X 65 inches TV

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  1. Hello, nice article. I want to buy VU Premium Android TV. But I want to know about the mtk chipset used with the TV. Can you please tell me chipset hardware and GPU version from AIDA 64 app of your TV? Looking forward to your help.

  2. I have been interested in the 65 inch Mi 4x TV especially because they claim to have WCG and a 10 bit panel. I have sent them a mail asking for the brightness, contrast ratio and response time. I hope they respond. Did you try contacting any of your sources for this information?

    If not this, what other option do I have for a 65 inch TV in a reasonable budget? TCL is expensive at 80k and Vu seems to be shady due to their Dolby Vision claims in spite of their below par brightness.

  3. Was this written by Techibees youtuber? Or was it stolen from her?