The Chinese handset maker, Xiaomi seems to be on a mission now for launching handsets that are designed to blow competitions out of the water. After having launched the budget segment Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the brand has now launched its next device. Xiaomi has now launched its massive Mi Max smartphone in India for INR 14,999 and it looks as good as its size. While some may criticise it for its sheer bulk, it goes without saying that it is a blessing for multimedia lovers. Here is a brief overview of the device for those who are interested in the handset.
6.5-inch display: When we say this handset is big, we do not mean big big but massive big. On the lines of Lenovo Phab, this handset also comes with a display that measures a good 6.44-inch. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which looks slightly subdued on the display this large but good colour production nonetheless.
Large Battery: The large size of the handset means there is more space in there to fit in better hardware. Xiaomi has opted for a larger battery and it is indeed a good decision considering how battery life of most Android handsets is an issue. Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a massive 4850 battery that can last a day and half easily even on extensive usage.
Fingerprint Scanner: This is one of the first breed of Micromax handsets to come with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. However, it remains to be seen how convenient it is to use the rear mounted fingerprint scanner on such a large device.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3: To have such a beautiful display only to crack it or scratch will only be a misfortune that none us would want. This is the reason why Micromax has decided to protect the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
Too big for some: While, Xiaomi Mi Max definitely makes for a brilliant device for those who prefer big smartphones for multimedia. However, the size and bulk might not suit a lot of users who prefer their smartphones to be compact and easy to use with one hand.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||July 6, 2016|
|Color||Gold, Grey, Silver|
Micro + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Custom UI||MIUI 8|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.8 GHz Hexa Core 64 bit (1.8 GHz Dual + 1.4 GHz Quad) (Cortex A72)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956|
|Display||Size||6.4 inches (16.26 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||344 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||73.7 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||4850 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AMR, FLAC, MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||MPEG4, Xvid|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|