With the onset of Android and smart TVs, the viewing experience on large screens has exponentially improved. You don’t have to rely on your cable operators to watch content on your TVs. Just hook it with the internet and download or access built-in OTT apps for binge-watching movies and shows. The technology advancements in the smart TV segment have been exponential. This has been the case with the venture of popular smartphone OEMs in this space.
OnePlus is one of the contenders that is trying to get hold of the smart TV market with its budget-friendly devices. The OnePlus TV Y1 is the most popular smart TV lineup by the Chinese brand that is feature-rich yet pocket friendly. The OnePlus Y1S Pro is the latest smart TV by OnePlus laced with modern technologies priced under Rs. 30,000. Besides OnePlus, Xiaomi is one of the oldest players in the smart TV department known for its Redmi and Mi smart TVs.
In this article, we are comparing the OnePlus TV Y1S with one of Xiaomi’s most popular smart TVs under Rs. 30,000, i.e, the Mi TV 5X. Both new OnePlus and the Xiaomi Mi 5X smart TVs come with a 43-inch screen size and 4K UHD resolution. Let’s quickly compare the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro and Mi TV 5X 43-inch smart TVs specification and see which one makes for a good buy.
OnePlus TV Y1S Pro Vs Xiaomi Mi TV 5X Smart TV: Which One Looks More Premium?
Both these 4K UHD smart TVs come from major smartphone OEMs. The OnePlus TV Y1S Pro comes with a standard-looking design where the entire panel has thin bezels (except for the chin). It can be placed on any tabletop or can also be mounted on the wall. The Xiaomi Mi TV 5X feels more premium compared to the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro with its bezel-less metal frame.
The metallic body frame on the Mi 5X TV features diamond-cut edges that enhance the overall appeal. Similar to the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro, the Mi TV 5X can also be placed on a tabletop and can also be mounted on the wall. The design game is slightly better on the Xiaomi Mi TV 5X compared to the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro.
OnePlus TV Y1S Pro Vs Xiaomi Mi TV 5X Smart TV: Which Has The Best Display In Its Segment?
Both OnePlus and Xiaomi are well known in the smartphone industry for using high-resolution display panels. The same expertise has been shown by these Chinese brands in the smart TV segment as well. Starting with the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro, it employs a 43-inch screen that supports 2160 x 3840 pixels resolution and is also HDR compatible with HDR 10, HDR 10+ Decoding, and HLG. The OnePlus TV Y1S Pro also uses enhanced technologies such as MEMC, Super-resolution, and Noise reduction technology to improve the viewing experience.
The Mi TV 5X is also a 4K HDR TV similar to the OnePlus TV Y1S that supports a 2160 x 3860 pixels screen resolution. The screen size here is also 43-inch but you can opt for the larger display panel. The Mi TV 5X is also HDR compatible and supports HDR 10+ and HDR 10 certification along with HLGReality Flow. The Mi TV 5X uses a Vivid Picture engine that comes with Adaptive Brightness technology and a wide 94 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.
OnePlus TV Y1S Pro Vs Xiaomi Mi 5X Smart TV: Remaining Key Specification Comparison
The OnePlus TV Y1S Pro is based on Android TV 10 operating system and has the OxygenPlay firmware pre-installed. It has a 2GB RAM capacity and 8GB onboard storage. This latest OnePlus TV Y1 series smart TV supports internet connectivity and has a bunch of OTT and other apps pre-installed. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and Hotstar are a few of the pre-installed applications that you get on the latest OnePlus smart TV.
OnePlus has also added voice-based digital assistant support on the Y1S Pro smart TV. It has built-in Google Assistant and is also compatible with Alexa. Built-in Chromecast, Miracast, and Multicast features are also present.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi TV 5X 43-inch model is driven by the Quad-core A55 chipset that is aided by Mali G52 MP2 GPU. This popular Xiaomi smart TV is also based on Android TV 10 operating system layered with PatchWall OS UI. The Mi 5X smart TV has the same RAM capacity as the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro, i.e, 2GB.
But the built-in storage capacity here is double the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro, i.e, 16GB. This Mi TV 5 series model is also enabled with digital voice assistants including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. As for the audio output, the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro has dual speakers that support Dolby Atmos and delivers a total output of 24W.
The Xiaomi Mi TV 5X is slightly louder compared to the OnePlus TV Y1S with its 30W speakers. The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 series model also has Dolby Atmos like the OnePlus TV in addition to the DTS- HD and eARC- HDMI.
OnePlus TV Y1S Pro Vs Mi TV 5X 43-inch: Connectivity Options
Both OnePlus TV Y1S Pro and the Mi TV 5X 43-inch offer multiple connectivity options and also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Wi-Fi technology used is dual-band 2.4GHz/ 5GHz, while the Bluetooth version supported is Bluetooth 5.0. The ports available on the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro includes one RJ45 ethernet port, three HDMI 2.1 ports, two USB 2.0 port, and one AV input.
Similar to the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro, the Mi TV 5X also has wireless network support. As for the ports, the Xiaomi Mi TV 5X 43-inch model offers three HDMI 2.1 ports, one optical, and one 3.5 mm headphone jack. Both OnePlus TV Y1S Pro and the Mi TV 5X 43-inch model are backed with high-end features that account for their premium factor.
The competition is stiff among both models. If you want to buy a complete package where you wouldn’t necessarily need to plug-in external speakers, then the Xiaomi Mi TV 5X makes for a good choice. But the OnePlus TV Y1S Pro is also suitable for you if you can work around the default audio.
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