Xiaomi's Mi Max, the company's biggest smartphone till date, will make its debut in India on June 30.
It has garnered positive response in China, as the Mi Max comes with top-of-the-line hardware and costs half of what competitors offer. Xiaomi got an overwhelming 8 million registrations for the Mi Max's first flash sale last month.
It won't come as a surprise for anyone, if the new phablet to stir up another storm in India like Redmi Note 3 did in March and it continues to be in huge demand.
We have listed five key features with brief description to help readers on why Xiaomi's Mi Max is such a compelling smartphone to buy .
Xiaomi Mi Max sports a 6.44-inch full HD display and is certain to appeal to those, who binge watch videos on the phone. Watching high resolution videos on the massive screen will certainly be a delight.
It also boasts of three viewing modes, Sunlight mode, Night mode and Reading mode, so that users can adjust screen settings according to the lighting condition.
Xiaomi Mi Max comes in three configuration — 3GB RAM+32GB+Snapdragon 650 and 3GB RAM+64GB+Snapdragon 650 and 4GB RAM+128GB+Snapdragon 652. If history is taken as any indication, Xiaomi will launch the lower-end version.
That being said, the 3GB RAM+32GB storage+ Snapdragon 650-based model can still deliver great performance considering the Redmi Note 3, which houses same configuration notched up impressive benchmarking score.
If priced competitively, Xiaomi Mi Max will pose a stiff challenge to rivals like Samsung Galaxy J7, Lenovo ZUK Z1 and Moto G4 Plus.
The Mi Max runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI v7.3 OS. It's user-interface is simple and one of hall mark of MIUI is that it offers user feedback applications. Device owners if faced with any glitch in the software can file a complaint in the feedback and based on the severity of the issue, the company developers push firmware patches to the devices.
Mi Max is also expected to receive the new MIUI v8.0 soon and it will bring split screen option, which is said to be one of key features of yet-to-be launched Android N OS.
Xiaomi's Mi Max camera hardware is same as that of the Redmi Note 3. It boasts a 16MP camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) function, dual-tone LED flash, HDR, face/smile detection, dual-ISP (Image Signal Processor).
On front, it features 5MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
Thanks to MIUI 7.3, users will get to play around with a wide array camera tools to make photography in the Mi Max, a delightful experience.
To power the Mi Max's mammoth 6.44-inch full HD display, Xiaomi has incorporated a massive 4,850mAh battery. It is more than enough to last a day even under heavy usage and if moderately used, it can survive for another day.
This aspect will play the most critical role on whether Mi Max will be a hit or a miss in price-sensitive Indian smartphone market.
If it is priced competitively under Rs. 15,000, it likeliest to emulate Redmi Note 3 successor or else it will bomb like Xiaomi Mi 5. The flagship phone is priced Rs. 24,999, Rs. 2,000 more than the rival LeEco Max 2, which houses much superior hardware.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi Max:
|Model||Xiaomi Mi Max|
|Display||6.44-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI v8.0|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core/ 652 octa-core CPU|
|Camera||Main: 16MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, autofocus, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), full HD video recordingFront: 5MP camera with 85-degree of view, f/2.0 aperture, self-timer option to take a selfie|
|Battery||4,850mAh or more|
|Network||4G LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, metal-body, dual-SIM (nano+micro)Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band with MU-MIMO), GPS/GLONASS, IR (infrared) remote feature,|
|Dimensions||173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm|
|Colour||Light grey, gold and silver|
|Price [in China]||