Xiaomi Mi Max – FAQ, Pros, Cons

Last Updated On : Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Xiaomi has launched the Mi Max phablet in India a few months back, after its successful launch in China. Mi Max is one of the unique devices with a huge screen size and it sports a good specification. I have recently bought the Mi Max base variant and using it as my main device for last few days. Here are frequently asked questions, pros, cons about the phone.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Xiaomi Mi Max:

What are the variants available in Mi Max?

It comes in two different variants Mi Max and Mi Max Prime.

How does Mi Max look, design and its dimensions?

The device is having a 2.5 D curved display and metal body. The device is very thin and capable of holding in one hand. Both variants have a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front. On the front, we have sensors, navigation buttons, notification light, earpiece, 5 MP camera. On the right side, we have volume rockers and power button. On the left, we have the hybrid SIM slot. Back side we have 16 MP camera with two-tone LED flash, a fingerprint sensor. 3.5 mm audio jack and IR Blaster are present on the top side of the phone. The charging port and speaker grill are present at the bottom side.

What is the weight of Mi Max?

The weight of the smartphone is 204 grams.

What is the dimension of the device?

Height – 173.1 mm
Width – 8.3 mm
Thickness – 7.5 mm

What processor is used in Xiaomi Mi Max?

Mi Max is equipped with Snapdragon 650 hexacore 1.8GHz processor whereas the Mi Max Prime variant is equipped with Snapdragon 652 octa-core 1.8GHz processor.

What is the GPU used in this device?

Both variants come with Adreno 510 600MHz GPU.

What is the Screen size of Mi Max smartphone?

The main focus of this device is the display. Yes, Mi Max has 6.44 inch large immersive 2.5D curved display with 450nit high-brightness Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. The display has 342 PPI and 1000:1 contrast ratio. In addition, it also has sunlight, night, reading mode and color temperature adjustments.

Does Mi Max have any screen Protection?

The phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front.

Does the Mi Max Have Dual SIM Slots?

Yes, both variants have dual hybrid SIM slots.

What type of SIM supported in Mi Max?

In both variants, the first SIM slot supports micro SIM card and the second slot supports nano-SIM card/microSD card.

Both SIM supports 4G data?

Yes both SIM slots support 4G, but you can use any one SIM with 4G at a time. While using 4G on one SIM, the other SIM will support only 3G/2G.

Does it have VoLTE support?

Yes, both variant supports Reliance Jio VoLTE feature.

What are the other connectivity options in Mi Max?

Both variants has Bluetooth v4.2, Bluetooth HID, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, MU-MIMO enabled GPS.

Does it have FM receiver?

Yes, both variants have FM Radio.

Does Mi Max has 3.5 mm audio jack?

Yes, it has 3.5 mm audio jack and it is present at the top.

How is the sound quality in Mi Max?

The speaker grill is present at the bottom of the device. The overall sound quality is average.

What is the inbuilt memory in Mi Max and whether it has micro SD Card support?

Mi Max : It has 32GB in-built memory and the memory can be expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Mi Max Prime : It has 128GB inbuilt memory and the memory can be expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Does it have separate microSD slot?

No, it has a hybrid SIM slot, in which you can use the second SIM slot, in case you want to insert the microSD card.

How much RAM does Mi Max have?

The Mi Max has 3 GB RAM and the Mi Max Prime has 4 GB RAM.

What is the battery capacity of Mi Max?

Both variants have 4850 mAh high battery.

Can we remove the battery?

No, the battery is non-removable on both variants.

Does it support fast charging?

Yes it supports fast charging with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Does it have USB Type-C port for charging?

No.

What is the Camera feature in Mi Max?

The Camera feature on both the variants remains the same.

Rear Camera :

On the rear, we have a 16 MP camera with 5-element lens, F 2.0 aperture, and Two-tone flash. The camera has PDAF support.

Front Camera:

On the front, we have 5 MP camera with f 2.0 large aperture. It has 85-degree wide angle. The front camera has selfie countdown and face recognition options.

Can we take 4K videos in Mi Max?

Yes, you can take 4K videos in both Mi Max variants.

Can we take slow motion videos in Mi Max?

Yes, slow motion videos are supported in Mi Max. You can take them in 720 p at 120 fps.

Does Mi Max support OTG?

Yes.

Can We connect external hard disk to Mi Max?

Yes, I have tested connecting my 1 TB WD Passport Ultra through an OTG, the phone detects well and I can able to access the files in it.

Does Mi Max has the fingerprint sensor?

Yes, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back side. The fingerprint sensor is really fast and it unlocks the device in less than 1 sec.

How many fingers can be recognized?

You can add up to 5 fingers.

Whether Mi Max has the double tap on the screen to wake up feature?

Yes, I’m using this option on my Mi Max running on MIUI 8.

Does it have physical navigation buttons on Mi Max?

Yes.

Whether the navigation buttons are backlit on Mi Max?

Yes, the 3 navigation buttons are backlit and it is very useful in night times.

Does Mi Max has IR blaster?

Yes.

Can we control TV, AC and other IR controlled devices using Mi Max?

Yes, using the IR blaster and MI Remote app on the device, you can control many IR devices.

Does Mi Max has NFC feature?

No.

Does Mi Max has LED Notification light?

Yes, and it is multi-color light.

What are the sensors available in Mi Max?

Both variants have the below sensors.

  • Accelerometer sensor
  • Gyroscope sensor
  • IR sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • E-Compass Sensor

What Operating System is loaded in Mi Max?

Mi Max runs on MIUI 7 out of the box and you can upgrade it to MIUI 8.

Does it has theme options?

Yes.

What are the color variants available for Mi Max?

Mi Max – Available in Gold, Silver and Dark Grey.

Mi Max Prime – Available in Gold and Dark Grey.

What is the price of Mi Max?

Mi Max is priced at Rs.14,999 in India
Mi Max Prime is priced at Rs.19,999 in India

What are the box contents of Mi Max?

  • Mi Max Handset
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty card
  • User Guide
  • SIM insertion tool

Pros of Mi Max:

  • 6.44 inch Full HD Display
  • Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Two Variants
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • IR Blaster
  • Fast Charging Support
  • Expandable Memory
  • Battery
  • Read Mode

Cons of Mi Max:

  • Hybrid SIM Slot
  • Average Camera
  • No fast charging adaptor included in the box

If you have more questions, please feel free to comment. I will answer it ASAP.