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Xiaomi Mi Max

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Xiaomi Mi Max. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The battery and screen also get good views, whereas views are divided on the size. Many are less positive about the reception and GPS navigation.

price, screen, battery, performance, design

usability, portability, GPS navigation, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi Max is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Mi Max review

 

If the phrase "too big" never made it into your vocabulary, then the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Max was made for people like you. The display is bright and the battery lasts for a good, long time, but the question for any phone this large will always come back...

The Xiaomi Mi Max has a brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen and ridiculously good battery life.

The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed; it's also heavy and sticks out uncomfortably in your pants pocket.

The Xiaomi Mi Max's premium build, amazing battery life and superlarge screen make this a good phone for watching videos and playing games but the size makes it hard to use with one hand.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Xiaomi Mi Max Review

 

6 years since its inception, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is still busy selling quality handsets at pupil-dilating prices. The Mi Max is its newest proposition – a gargantuan 6.44-inch phablet with a sleek metal body, nice specs, and seemingly great...

Solid build quality ; Fast fingerprint scanner ; Good value for money

Hard to get outside Asia ; Display is a bit hard to read outdoors ; Problematic video recording

There are few direct competitors to the Mi Max, for handsets with screens this big are rare and you're more likely to settle for a 6-inch or 7-inch device if you are looking for an alternative. And then, there's the price. In China, India and...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Xiaomi Mi Max Review Tim Schiesser

 

There are plenty of large phones to choose from these days: the iPhone 7 Plus, the Galaxy Note 7, the OnePlus 3, and many others that feature displays at least 5.5-inches in size. But nothing compares to the Xiaomi Mi Max, a gigantic 6.4-inch phablet...

Powerful Snapdragon 650 SoC. Very affordable for what you get. Great metal build, fingerprint sensor and enormous battery. Huge display is perfect for media consumption.

Impossible to use in one hand without the help of software. MIUI is a very heavy Android skin, and software updates are rare.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Shreyas Gandhe (neowin.net)

Xiaomi Mi Max: The mega 'phablet' reviewed

 

The monstrous 6.44-inch Mi Max seems to be an oddity among today's smartphones, but it certainly can't be judged on that factor alone. Let us find out whether Xiaomi's latest smartphone is any good.

It's really hard to not recommend the Xiaomi Mi Max, as it brings excellent performance at a relatively low price point, while featuring a premium build and a clean design. The only major issue with the device is its video capture capability and low...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (androidauthority.com)

Xiaomi Mi Max Review

 

Is it a smartphone or a phablet? Is 6.44 inches too big for a daily driver? We answer these and more in this, our Xiaom Mi Max review!

Good display ; Smooth performance ; Fairly fast fingerprint reader ; Good sound quality ; Excellent battery life ; Good camera for the price ; MIUI is enjoyable to use once you get used to it

No U.S. availability ; Lack of U.S. 4G LTE support ; Shockingly poor build quality ; Less than average sunlight readability ; Quick Charge 3.0 charger not included in the box ; Image processing has some minor quirks like oversharpening ; Hellish...

The Mi Max certainly feels like a first attempt at what is largely unchartered territory for Xiaomi. While it has undercut the competition in price, it has also cut corners in many areas: the device's cheap build quality, poor imported device software...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Xiaomi Mi Max: A phablet with limitations

 

Xiaomi was launched to shake up the smartphone market and has always tried to make appealing products for users. This search has led it to offer devices with very different specifications but that all share one common attribute, a low price. The Xiaomi...

Screen size ; Design ; Performance

Size ; No 800 MHz band

The Xiaomi Mi Max isn't for everyone. It is reserved for those who play a lot of games or watch a lot of content. Be it YouTube videos, movies, TV shows, the Xiaomi Mi Max will come through. And, although it is large, it's easier to carry than a tablet.

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Xiaomi Mi Max review

 

Not all good things come in small packages - some come in flippin' big ones too

MIUI 8 - actually kinda great ; Insanely long battery life ; The price is right

It's got a big & bulky brute of a screen ; The camera has a few niggles

The bargain price makes Xiaomi's oversized phone look like seriously good value - if you can actually hold the thing, that is.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sheldon Pinto (tech.firstpost.com)

Xiaomi Mi Max review: A road warrior with no competition - Tech2

 

With capable hardware and software, does the Xiaomi Mi Max beat competition or does it just flounder in the sea of smartphones?

The Xiaomi Mi Max has few competitors in the ‘Max’ category. As we have mentioned in past reviews, it’s not just the battery life that matters but the overall package and Xiaomi seems to have built a solid smartphone with a solid battery life. We were...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Xiaomi's humongous Mi Max phone is too much phone to handle

 

If the phrase "too big" never made it into your vocabulary, then the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Max was made for people like you. The display is bright and the battery lasts for a good, long time, but the question for any phone this large will always come back...

The Xiaomi Mi Max has a brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen and ridiculously good battery life

The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed; it's also heavy and sticks out uncomfortably in your pants pocket

The Xiaomi Mi Max's premium build, amazing battery life and superlarge screen make this a good phone for watching videos and playing games but the size makes it hard to use with one hand.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Xiaomi Mi Max review

 

If the phrase "too big" never made it into your vocabulary, then the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Max was made for people like you. The display is bright and the battery lasts for a good, long time, but the question for any phone this large will always come back...

The Xiaomi Mi Max has a brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen and ridiculously good battery life.

The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed; it's also heavy and sticks out uncomfortably in your pants pocket.

The Xiaomi Mi Max's premium build, amazing battery life and superlarge screen make this a good phone for watching videos and playing games but the size makes it hard to use with one hand.

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4850 / 5500
Battery performance:4850
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:520
Display Diagonal:6.44 / 6.9
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:342
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AMR,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV
FM radio: No
Video formats supported:M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / HSDPA,TD-SCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 509
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor:650
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72
Processor cores:2 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:636 / 650

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3
RAM type:LPPDDR4X
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295 / 0.315
Height:6.81 / 6.94
Weight:7.16 / 7.8
Width:3.44 / 3.48