After a not really convincing Mi TV 4S model, things got a little better with the release of the Xiaomi Mi TV Q1 television which offered a peak of brightness worthy of the name, a delay in the display compatible with the video game and a powerful compensation engine.
In the wake of this Mi TV Q1, Xiaomi unveils an entry-level Android TV television: the Mi TV P1. The 43, 50 and 55 inch versions display Ultra HD image and HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatibility. The 50 and 55 inch avatars even inherit HDR10 + compatibility. Xiaomi does not specify the maximum brightness, but on entry-level models using a Direct-Led system, it is generally 300 cd / m². However, not all models use the same panel. The 32 (HD Ready), 50 and 55 inch versions use a 50/60 Hz VA panel, but the LCD technology is not specified for the 43 inch (probably IPS). The color coverage is also different and only the 55-inch model is able to display 94% of the colors of the DCI-P3 space mainly used for 4K Ultra HD content (78% for the 43-inch, 72% for the 32-inch ).
On the 43, 50 and 55-inch versions, Xiaomi has chosen Android TV 10 associated with a MediaTek MT9611 processor (four A55 cores at 1.5 GHz + Mali G52 MP2), 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage to animate the TV. These models also integrate microphones directly on the TV allowing control of the voice assistant without touching the remote control. There are of course all the features of Android TV, such as the many apps, the Chromecast built-in, Google Assistant, etc.
In terms of connectivity, the 43, 50 and 55 inches have three HDMI inputs including one eARC compatible, two USB 2.0 ports, a composite input, an optical digital audio output (SPDIF), a headphone output and an Ethernet port. They also benefit from a TNT / cable / satellite tuner, 2.4 / 5 GHz wifi and Bluetooth 5.0. The audio part is classic with two 10W speakers.
The 32-inch version is a bit special since it is satisfied with an HD Ready definition (1366 x 768 px), Android TV 9, two 5 W speakers and a microphone in the remote control. This model is sold around 300 €.
Xiaomi Mi TV P1 43, 50 and 55 inch televisions are sold for 500, 600 and 700 € respectively. Until July 11, 2021, Xiaomi offers to reimburse up to € 100 on a product of its brand purchased simultaneously with a 43 and 55-inch P1 TV. These prices are not necessarily very aggressive in the television market since there are Android TV televisions at TCL with the same label, such as the TCL 55C815 with its integrated microphones for around 700 € (the 65C815 that we tested is more interesting with its 100 Hz panel for 900 €), at Samsung with the UE55AU7105 at the same price, but without any microphone, or the very good Hisense 55U7QF without Android TV, but with a peak in brightness worthy of the name.