Redmi launched its first Fire OS TV Redmi Smart Fire TV 32 in the Indian Smart TV market a few days ago. The company has introduced non-Android TV for the first time. Amazon’s operating system Fire OS is available with it. The TV comes with a 32-inch HD resolution screen. Redmi Smart Fire TV 32 also has support for better Amazon, Alexa streaming, and smart home ecosystem.
The TV has the facility of a mute button and set-top box control with a remote. For the first time, Xiaomi has provided a mute button with the remote. Pressing the volume down button on the already existing remote twice used to mute it. The TV comes in single screen size, its 32-inch variant is priced at ₹8,999. We have used the TV for a few days. Let us know its review.
Redmi 32 inch fire TV L32R8-FVIN
Design & Build Quality:
Redmi Smart Fire TV 32 comes with a premium frame-less metal design. Remote, battery, and fiber stand are provided in the box with the TV. That means, if you want to mount the TV on the wall, you will have to purchase the wall mount separately.
The grip with the stand is good, so even if you use the TV through the stand, it will not slip from the table. In terms of design, the TV is very good and it has very less bezels. The TV is packed in a carton which has a design on it and by cutting the design you can make a table or stand.
The body of the TV is metal. Talking about connectivity and ports in the TV, it has two HDMI ports 2.0 (HDMI 1 supports ARC), AV 1, two USB ports, one AV input socket, one 3.5 mm socket for wired headphones or speaker connectivity, and one for wired internet connectivity.
An Ethernet port and an antenna socket are available. Dual-band Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 2.4GHz + 5GHz) is available with the TV. The remote provided with the TV can also be used for the set-top box.
Display & Resolution:
This smart TV of Redmi comes with a 32-inch HD-ready display, which comes with (1366×768 pixels) resolution. The TV supports 16 million colors. However, the company has not given information about the peak brightness of the TV.
The TV comes with a 6.5 ms response time, 60 Hz refresh rate, and 178-degree viewing angle. Vivid Pixel Engine feature is also provided with Redmi Smart Fire TV 32.
The view of the TV is quite good in terms of HD resolution. You will be able to watch videos on YouTube with a maximum resolution of 1080 pixels. We liked the viewing angle and the black color of the TV.
During the review, we used apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney + Hotstar, Zee5, and YouTube on Redmi Smart Fire TV 32. We have no complaints regarding picture quality. It is fun to watch videos on TV.
As far as performance is concerned, Fire OS has been provided for the first time with Redmi Smart Fire TV 32. This is Amazon’s in-house operating system. Using Fire OS was great. For this, the team of Xiaomi and Amazon have worked for a long time.
The TV has a Cortex A35 quad-core processor and Mali G31 MP2 GPU. The TV will have 8 GB inbuilt storage with 1 GB RAM. Despite less RAM, Fire OS uses it well and provides fast performance with good speed. There is no problem in opening apps and playing videos on TV. We did not see any lag here. It doesn’t take much time to install a new app on the TV.
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Considering the price, we have no complaints about the display of the TV and we also liked the audio quality. For audio, the TV has a 20-watt speaker, which is loud. The TV has dual speakers, which come with Dolby Audio, DTS Virtual:X, and DTS-HD support. These speakers are good for a single room. The sound does not deteriorate at full volume. The sound is clear and many modes are also available which you can use to customize as per your need.
The most important thing is that if you buy this TV from Amazon, you will not even need to enter your Wi-Fi password. The TV will connect automatically. FireOS is quite smooth and faster than other TV OS. Scrolling is superfast.
Apart from this, a new remote is also available in Redmi Smart Fire TV 32, which has been designed for the Fire TV interface. The remote has an Alexa button to invoke the Alexa voice assistant on the Redmi Fire TV, which can also be used to control any connected IoT and smart home devices.
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The remote also has dedicated buttons for playback controls and a mute button, along with hotkeys for Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Netflix. The set-top box can also be controlled with the help of a remote. Also, for the first time, a mute button has been provided in the remote of Xiaomi’s TV, which is quite useful.
Conclusion: Redmi Smart Fire TV 32-inch L32R8-FVIN
Overall, at a price of ₹8,999, the Redmi Smart Fire TV 32 does not disappoint you. With the TV you will get a great display, decent sound quality, and good remote access. If your budget is less than Rs 10,000 then Redmi’s first smart TV with Fire OS can be a good option for you.
The most important thing is that you get a new operating system. If you have Redmi Smart Fire TV then you do not need an Amazon Alexa speaker. This TV can also work as your Alexa speaker.