Xiaomi Mi Max has been launched in India with impressive specifications and a reasonable price tag, but it won't be a cakewalk as there are many mid-range handsets currently available in the market. The device will have to take on OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 5X and others that come with a price tag of below Rs. 25,000.
Priced at Rs. 19,999 for the higher end variant, the Xiaomi Mi Max will compete with the likes of OnePlus 2 (Rs. 20,999 for 16GB / 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 22,999 for 32GB / 4GB RAM model), and Google Nexus 5X (Rs. 23,990 in a few websites; Rs. 27,990 on Google Store for 16GB / 2GB model). Here is specifications comparison of the devices to let you have a better idea of what they offer:
The Xiaomi Mi Max has a large screen measuring 6.44-inch with a display resolution of 1,080x1,920 pixels (342 ppi pixel density, while the OnePlus 2 sports a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). The Google Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (423 ppi pixel density).
Processor and software
The OnePlus 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, while the Google Nexus 5X has an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and the Xiaomi Mi Max has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and an Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8.
The Mi Max has a 128GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card and 4GB RAM, compared to 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM seen in the Google Nexus 5X. The OnePlus 2 comes packed with a 16/32GB internal storage and 3/4GB RAM.
The Mi Max has 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, while the OnePlus 2 mounts a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and OIS, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture. The Nexus 5X has a 12.3MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.3' sensor size and 1.55µm pixel size, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
The Mi Max is powered by a 4,850mAh battery, compared to a 3,300mAh seen in the OnePlus 2, and the 2,700mAh in the Nexus 5X.
The devices score even in terms of display, as it comes down to the choice between a bigger screen or a smaller one with sharper picture. OnePlus 2 is the clear winner in processor, but it is the Mi Max that stands out with superior storage, camera and battery.