The Mi TV Q1, Xiaomi’s 75-inch 4K QLED TV, is finally available for sale. During the first hours of its marketing, exactly from 7 p.m. to midnight, today, March 31, 2021, its price will drop from 1,799 euros to 999 euros. The ” early adopters Will therefore be able to benefit from a reduction of almost 50% on the so-called “QLED killer”.
For 1000 euros, acceptable compromises
But is it wise to spend 1000 euros on a product of which we certainly know the main characteristics but for which we do not yet have a precise overview of its technical performance?
In order to help you make your choice, we invite you to discover a summary of our test of the Mi TV Q1. Its full version should be released in the next few hours and will complement the first measurements unveiled here.
Xiaomi’s QLED is a TV that will force its users to compromise. Indeed, it has a few advantages such as its brightness (818 nits), and therefore its contrast, or its HDMI 2.1 compatibility which allows you to play in 4K at 120 FPS on a huge diagonal of 75 inches.
In addition, it runs on Android TV (10) which provides a wide variety of applications and Google Assistant. Finally its rather basic remote control has a microphone, very practical to activate the voice command. So much for the good points.
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Image quality, too much compromise?
Now let’s move on to what annoys, starting with a manufacturing quality whose seriousness stopped at the foot of the television. Indeed, apart from this support, the quality leaves much to be desired. On our test model, we noted a defect in the installation of the slab which causes significant light leaks.
But the biggest flaw comes from the image quality. Indeed the colorimetry of this Mi TV Q1 is aberrant as evidenced by our first measurements.
The tempting promotion
So what should we think of this television? And above all, should we fall for this daunting promotion which will only last a few hours?
As it stands, considering the importance we place on image quality and color fidelity, we are unable to recommend this Mi TV Q1.
In a perfect world, this argument should stand on its own. Nevertheless, it is counterbalanced by that of the price, which at less than 1000 euros defies understanding. It is obvious that at 1799 euros, its final price, the compromises imposed by Xiaomi’s QLED are not acceptable.
On the other hand, at less than 1000 euros, for anyone who would give the advantage to the size of the diagonal, and the fact of being able to play in 4K at 120 FPS, this misstep could be heard, without our consent, of course.