The Xiaomi Mi Max is finally set to hit Indian stores weeks after it was released in its home country China. Xiaomi products are popular in India but there are a few devices like the Moto G4 Plus and Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) that may give it a run for its money.
The Chinese technology giant is set to release the Xiaomi Mi Max in India on June 30. The device is priced at 1499 Yuan (around $230 / Rs. 15,300) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM model, 1699 Yuan (around $260 / Rs. 17,400) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, 64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM variant, and 1999 Yuan (around $308 / Rs. 20,400) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, a 128GB inbuilt memory and 4GB RAM variant.
The lowest model of the device is very likely to take on the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), which is priced at Rs. 13,999, and the Moto G4 Plus, which comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,499 (around $199) for the 16GB storage and 2GB RAM model, and Rs. 14,999 (around $221) for 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM variant.
Here is the comparison of the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Max with the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Moto G4 Plus to help you buy a device that suits you:
The Xiaomi Mi Max sports a 6.44-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (342 ppi pixel density), while the Moto G4 Plus has a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), and the Galaxy J5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (282 ppi pixel density).
Processor and software
The Galaxy J5 (2016) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and runs an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, while the Xiaomi Mi Max has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor (cheaper variant), and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8. The Moto G4 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The Moto G4 Plus has a 16/32GB internal storage and 2/3GB RAM with expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD card, while the Mi Max has a 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM (1499 Yuan model), while the Galaxy J5 (2016) comes packed with a 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, and a 2GB RAM.
The Moto G4 Plus has a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual-LED flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture, while the Mi Max mounts a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture. The Galaxy J5 (2016) houses a 13MP main camera with features like f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, and 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.
The Mi Max is powered by a 4,850mAh battery, while the Moto G4 Plus has a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo charger, and the Galaxy J5 (2016) has a 3,100mAh battery.
The Mi Max has a much bigger screen but the Moto G4 Plus has a better screen resolution. The Mi Max scores more in processor and battery but the Moto G4 Plus has an upper hand in storage, camera and fast battery charging feature.