Xiaomi Mi Max Price & Specs

Xiaomi Mi Max Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria: Xiaomi Mi Max is one of the latest smartphones from the Beijing based smartphone maker Xiaomi, released after the very successful Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Mi 5 smartphones. Apparently built to provide superb multimedia experience, the Xiaomi Mi Max with a bigger display, more memory and robust processor is a good upgrade from the other aforementioned devices.

Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Max


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This budget premium device is also the first smartphone from Xiaomi with a display screen that is between 6 to 7 inches and the first to come with the latest MIUI 8 OS. Other than its impressive display screen and OS, its sleek design, powerful processor, battery capacity and reasonable price tag leave little to be desired from this smartphone. A review of the specifications and price of the Xiaomi Mi max is given below.

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Overview Features


Display and Build

For its display, the Xiaomi Mi Max has a 6.44-inch full-HD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 342 ppi. Compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3's 5.5 inch display, Mi Max's display is quite large. According to Xiaomi's Global Vice President, Hugo Barra, despite the huge display, the Xiaomi Mi Max is still "extremely pocketable". This large screen which is sharp can provide ease of usage and a better gaming experience. Xiaomi's Sunlight Display technology on this display makes words and images clearer under sunlight. Serving as a protection against scratch and cracks on the screen is a Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The Mi Max has an all metal body and this gives it durability and its premium look. It has a dimension of 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 203 grams. At 7.5 mm, it is slimmer than the smaller Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Even though it has a huge display that might make it hard to handle with one hand, its light weight for a device of this size still makes it easy to carry about. Included at its rear is a fingerprint sensor for added security and the MI logo at the bottom. The Xiaomi Mi Max comes in three different color options of silver, gold and dark grey.

Processor and OS

The Mi Max is available in three different variants based on RAM and storage options. Variants of this device have: 3GB RAM with 32GB Internal memory, 3GB RAM with 64GB Internal memory and 4GB RAM with 128GB Internal memory respectively. Each of these variants Internal memory is expandable up to 200GB via microSD card (hybrid slot: the microSD card uses the same slot as the first SIM). Depending on a user's storage needs, any of the variants can provide a large enough space for multimedia, apps and games. Also, the large RAM size on each variant ensures the device is lag free.

Xiaomi Mi Max is powered by an hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor for the 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. 
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage model – powered by Snapdragon 650 SoC
  • 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal storage model – powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC
  • 4GB RAM and 128GB Internal storage model – powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC

The Mi Max runs on Xiaomi's MIUI 8 user interface based on Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS. Its OS has some features that are not found in stock Android. For example, one can quickly turn on the flashlight just by holding down the home button and there's a feature similar to the IPhone's Assistive Touch that gives users quick access to the phone's home, menu and back buttons while also adding other features such as taking a screenshot. 

Camera

The Xiaomi Mi Max features a 16MP rear camera with a 2.0 aperture. This camera has features which include dual-tone dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and image stabilization. For its secondary camera, It has a resolution of 5MP that is high enough to capture clear selfies and video calls. Since camera performance greatly depends on the software, the Mi Max running Android 6.0 with MIUI 8 will make it able to deliver decent pictures.


Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of the Xiaomi Mi Max is 4,850mAh and should be capable of keeping the phone powered for hours before the need to recharge. This battery is non removable and takes advantage of Li-Ion technology. Quick charging 3.0 support has been provided, where half an hour's charge can give a battery level of 83%.

The Mi Max supports dual SIM with dual standby functionality. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G , 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2 and GPS. Sensors on this device include fingerprint, accelerometer,  ambient light, gyroscope, proximity, and compass sensors. Just like some Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi Max also has an infrared sensor that allows the phone to be used as a remote for an AC, TV or other compatible devices.

Xiaomi Mi Max Specs


 

Body

Dimensions173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm
Form factorTouchscreen
ColorsSilver, Gold, Dark Grey
CoverMetal
Weight203g

 

Display

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.44-inch IPS Touch Display
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 342ppi

 

Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 1 slot)
Inbuilt16GB/32GB/64GB
OSAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Chipset


CPU
Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
RAM3GB/4GB

 

Camera

Primary16.MP
Features f/2.0, phase detection autofocus,
dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps.
Secondary5MP, f/2.0

 

Battery

Capacity4850mAh Li-Ion battery
RemovableNo

 

Connectivity

3GYes
4GYes
5GNo
WIFIYes
BluetoothYes v4.2
GPSYes
NFCYes
USBYes
FMYes
Wireless ChargingNo
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
 proximity, Compass/ Magnetometer,
 Ambient light sensor

Price and Availability

In some countries like India and China, the Xiaomi Mi Max is available. In India, its launch date was fixed for 30th June. In Nigeria, as with some countries, the Xiaomi Mi Max is not yet available. When it is available, it can be purchased from reputable online stores. The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants are sold at about $230, $260 and $300 respectively. Deducing from that price, Xiaomi Mi Max Price in Nigeria is expected to range from ₦70,000 to ₦150,000 depending on the variant you want to purchase and the current exchange rate. 

 

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

The Xiaomi Mi Max's display which is its main selling point is no doubt designed to provide awesome viewing. Although the display does not really give it a major advantage over other Xiaomi phones, Its specs which make the Mi Max one of the most desirable phablets are quite remarkable.

A battery with a large capacity to store more power that will be consumed by its display is one of the perks of this device. I expect that a battery of this capacity will last longer than a day on full charge, especially when you consider the device's processor and optimized software. 

Good display, good RAM size and Internal memory, powerful processors, large battery capacity, fast mobile data support (4G) and a budget friendly price; i think these would be the basic needs of an average smartphone user, and the Xiaomi has got these.  Agreed, these specs can be found on other midrange devices but not at the same price at which the Xiaomi Mi Max is being offered. 

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