Realme is in the race to catch up with Xiaomi, and so far, their progress has been quite impressive. Realme sells its smartphones in various markets across the globe at ridiculously lower prices. The brand is expanding its reach to other sectors of consumer electronics where Xiaomi is thriving. By the end of this Mi TV Stick vs Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick comparison, you’ll get an idea of how well Realme has managed to flag off their new streaming device. But no one knows this better than Xiaomi, and they might already be planning to hit back.
We’ve already compared the Realme Stick to Chromecast with Google TV. The device is the latest entry to 4K streaming devices, and to be honest, this one is a great deal for what you’re paying. The Mi TV Stick, on the other hand, has been with us for quite a while now. Even though the Mi TV Stick is considered an entry-level streaming device, it isn’t quite up to most modern standards.
Mi TV Stick vs Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick: The right one for you
According to today’s standards, a streaming device should stream 4K content with support for HDR, HDR10, or HDR10+. Anything that comes after can be considered a bonus. The new Realme Stick meets almost all of these requirements. Since the Mi TV Stick is a year-old device, the device falls short in many areas.
Features and Specifications
Both the device comes with 8 gigs of onboard storage, which should turn the tide in favor of Xiaomi. Since the device can only stream up to 1080p, the Mi TV Stick can store more content at any given time. The Mi TV Stick is powered by a Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and the Mali-450 750MHz GPU. Paired with the onboard 1GB DDR4 RAM, the device is surprisingly fast and can handle most of what you throw at it.
The Realme Stick comes with 2 gigs of RAM and 8 gigs of storage. The device is powered by a Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU and a dual-core GPU. Realme might need some optimizations within the software since both these devices share similar specs except for the RAM. The Realme Stick is powered by Google TV. Which makes it superior to the Android TV 9 powered Mi TV Stick.
The name of the Realme Stick will always remind the users that the device can stream 4K with ease. Realme is clearly sending a message to Xiaomi by doing so. Over the years, users have been requesting a 4K capable device from Xiaomi. It seems Realme scored before Xiaomi could. Voice assistant and Chromecast come as standard on both devices.
As for the remote, both brands offer Bluetooth-enabled remotes with their devices. These remotes come with all the necessary function keys. Even though Xiaomi’s remote controller feels simple, the one from Realme might be the most practical of the two.
Realme put the last nail on the coffin with the price of their new Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick. The Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick is priced at ₹3,999(~$50), whereas the Mi TV Stick is priced at ₹2,999(~$40). Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick is available to buy on the official website and Flipkart. The Mi TV Stick is also available at Mi.com and Flipkart.
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The Mi TV Stick was an excellent device at the time of its launch. But trends are changing in the Smart TV industry. We hope Xiaomi will adapt to the modern standards with their upcoming streaming device. For now, we highly recommend that you get the Reame Stick, as it is far more superior to the Mi TV Stick.