Xiaomi is all set to release the Xiaomi Mi Max in India on June 30, more than a month after it was released in China. The company is yet to reveal the Indian pricing of the handset but it is very likely to compete with several mid-range devices, including the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).
The Galaxy J7 (2016) is priced at Rs. 15,990 in India, while the Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a price tag of 1499 Yuan (around $230 / Rs. 15,300) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM variant, 1699 Yuan (around $260 / Rs. 17,400) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, 64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM model, and 1999 Yuan (around $308 / Rs. 20,400) for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, a 128GB inbuilt memory and 4GB RAM variant.
The Xiaomi Mi Max is very likely to be priced between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000 in India, which means it will have to take on the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016). But which device will you buy if given a choice? Here is the specifications comparison of the handsets to help you buy one 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 Galaxy J7 (2016) has a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density).
Processor and software
The Galaxy J7 (2016) is powered by an Exynos 1.6Ghz octa-core processor and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, while the Xiaomi Mi Max comes in two processors — Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 — for different variants, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8.
The Mi Max has a 32/64/128GB internal memory and 2/3/4GB RAM, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) comes packed with a 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card and a 3GB RAM.
The Mi Max has a 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, compared to 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture in the Galaxy J7 (2016).
The Mi Max is powered by a 4,850mAh battery, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) houses a 3,300mAh battery.
The devices belong to different categories all together with the screen of the Mi Max being bigger than the Galaxy J7 (2016) by almost an inch, but the latter has better screen resolution. The Xiaomi Mi Max scores more in terms of storage and RAM, camera, and battery.