Redmi TV X50 vs Mi TV 4X 50 vs Nokia Smart TV 50: which 50-inch 4K TV offers the best bang for your buck?

Here's how the newly-launched Redmi TV compares against the Xiaomi Mi TV 4X and Nokia TV in the affordable 50-inch 4K TV segment.

Highlights
  • Redmi TV X series was launch in India on Wednesday 
  • Redmi TV X50 competes with Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4X 50 and the Nokia Smart TV 50
  • This comparison will help us determine which TV offers the best value for your money

Redmi launched the Redmi Smart TV X series in India on Wednesday and it includes 50-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch models. While many would consider the Redmi TV X50 price in India to be disruptive, it isn’t necessarily the case. There are several 50-inch smart TVs sold at a similar price point. One of them, the Mi TV 4X 50, happens to be made by Redmi’s parent company Xiaomi. We’ll be comparing the Mi TV 4X 50 and Redmi TV X50 against the Nokia Smart TV 50-inch launched some time ago to determine which 50-inch TV offers the most value for your money. 

Redmi TV X50 vs Mi TV 4X 50 vs Nokia TV 50 price in India

Redmi Smart TV X65

Right off the bat, the Redmi TV X50 price in India is set at Rs 32,999, making it the most affordable of the lot. It is closely followed by the Mi TV 4X 50, which costs Rs 34,999. Lastly, the Nokia Smart TV 50-inch costs Rs 37,999, making it the most expensive. Is it worth spending the extra money on the Xiaomi or Nokia TV? Let’s find out. 

Redmi TV X50 vs Mi TV 4X 50 vs Nokia Smart TV 50 specifications 

As their names suggest, the Redmi TV X50, Mi TV 4X 50, and Nokia Smart TV 50 all come with a 50-inch screen. Similarly, all three TVs have a screen resolution of 2160p (4K). As far as the choice of the panel is concerned the Redmi TV X50 and MI TV 4X 50 both use an LCD panel, while the Nokia Smart TV 50 uses a VA panel. Redmi hasn’t revealed the in-depth specs of the Redmi TV X50 just yet, but we should know more about it on its sale date. 

Display 

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4X 50 and Redmi TV X50 both are HDR10+ certified, whereas the Nokia Smart TV 50 is only rated for HDR10. While this might not seem significant on paper, it can make a world of difference while displaying high-quality, colour-rich images and videos. All three TVs have a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz. 

Sound

Starting with the Mi TV 4X 50, we get two 10W speakers for a total output of 20W with support for Dolby and DTS HD. The Redmi Smart TV X50 is equipped with a 30W sound output that has support for DTS Virtual X, DTS-HD, Dolby Audio, and Dolby Audio Pass through via e-ARC.

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Lastly, the Nokia Smart TV 50 gets 48W (30W QuatroX speakers + 18W Tweeters). However, there is no ARC (or e-ARC) functionality on the Nokia TV 50. 

Hardware and software

The Mi TV and Nokia TV run on Android 9.0, while the Redmi TV ships with the newer Android 10 platform. The Redmi TV X50 and Mi TV X50 both come with Xiaomi’s Patchwall UI on top, while the Nokia Smart TV 50 uses a near Stock version of Android TV. Software features are fairly identical across the board, with support for the Google Assistant, pre-loaded OTT platforms, and more. Notably, PatchWall UI comes with features like Universal Search, Kids mode, Smart Recommendations, Live TV, and more.

On the memory and storage side of things, the Mi TV 4X 50 is a tad lacking, with just 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. In contrast, both the Redmi TV X50 and Nokia Smart TV 50 get 16GB of storage and the same amount of RAM. 

To round things off, the Mi TV 4X 50, Nokia Smart TV 50, and Redmi TV X50 come with three HDMI and two USB ports. Both the Xiaomi and Redmi smart TV supports 5.0GHz Wi-Fi networks, something that is lacking in the Nokia TV.