The 4X PRO has a fairly minimal design, to the point where there really isn’t much to talk about. The design, or at least the part of the TV you see that isn’t the panel, is just a thin gray bezel all around and the two feet, both of which are minimal and inoffensive. The bezels are not as thin as on the 4 PRO but they are still a fairly small part of the massive front surface of the front of the television and are barely noticeable.
The feet go at the ends of either side and sit very close to the edge of the panel. This means you need a surface that is as wide as the TV itself to keep it on. You could alternatively invest in third-party stands that connect via the VESA mount on the back if you have a narrow table or just wall mount it.
Viewing from the side, the 4X PRO is obviously chunkier than the 4 PRO but not significantly so. If you wall mount it, it will still stick fairly close to the wall.
The remote has its own set of quirks and features. It uses Bluetooth to communicate with the TV, although the TV itself does have an IR receiver so it can work with other remotes as well. The remote has 12 buttons on it, none of which are mute. To think Xiaomi put two home buttons on this thing but didn’t feel people may want to mute the audio sometimes.
The 4X PRO has a decent amount of connectivity, which includes 3x HDMI 2.0 ports, one of which supports HDMI ARC. The annoying part is that you have to enable HDMI 2.0 individually for each port from the settings. There’s also composite RCA input, SPDIF coaxial output, Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0 and terrestrial TV antenna input.
The television is based on the Android TV platform, version 8.1 Oreo. While Pie has been announced and released for Android TV, it’s not yet available here and there’s no information on when it will be released.
Android TV UI
There’s also the Google Play Store that’s available, which gives you access to some apps that you may want to install. After a look around the place, it becomes quickly apparent there’s really not much here to download and that it’s a mere shadow of the store that’s available on smartphones.
The TV does come with some of the Google apps installed and a couple of apps for viewing images and videos but apart from that, there’s little to no bloatware installed.