Xiaomi has finally released its Mi Max in India more than a month after it was launched in its home country China. The base model with 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, and top model with 128GB internal memory, 4GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 were released in India, but there is no word on if it will bring the mid-tier model.
The base model with 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 is priced at Rs. 14,999, which means it will take on the likes of OnePlus X (Rs. 14,999) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB (Rs. 11,999) in the Indian market.
So which device should you buy? Here is a specification comparison of the devices to give you a clearer picture of what they have to 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 X has a 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density), and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density).
Processor and software
The OnePlus X has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and run OxygenOS 2.2.0 based Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, while the Xiaomi Mi Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor (cheaper variant), and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8. The Redmi Note 3 has the same processor as the Mi Max but it runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based MIUI 7.0.
Both the Mi Max (Rs. 14,999 model) and Redmi Note 3 have a 32GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card and 3GB RAM, compared to 16GB internal storage (memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM seen in the OnePlus X.
Both the Mi Max and Redmi Note 3 have 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 X has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 1.14 µm pixel size features, an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture.
The Mi Max is powered by a 4,850mAh battery, compared to 4,000mAh seen in the Redmi Note 3, and 2,525mAh in OnePlus X.
The Mi Max has a much bigger screen but the other two devices have sharper display. The OnePlus X scores more in terms of processor, but the Mi Max is the winner in terms of specifications as it has superior camera and battery besides sharing same storage with the Redmi Note 3.