Quick Review of Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

The Good
  • Good build quality
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Acceptable camera quality
The Bad
  • Reported issues with 4K video recording
  • Display visibility reportedly not great outdoors
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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: October 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: Mi Max Prime
Display   7 /10
Screen Size 6.44 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 342 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset   9 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 9 /10
Processor Type Octa-Core
RAM 4GB 10 /10
Graphics Adreno 510
Camera   8 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 16MP 10 /10
Front Camera Resolution 5MP 7 /10
Camera Details Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, Dual Tone LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow
OS Detail MiUi 7
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features Fingerprint Scanner, InfraRed (IR) Blaster, GPS
Dimensions (mm) 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5
Weight 203 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Color Gray, Gold
Build Material Metal
Storage   10 /10
Internal Storage 128GB 10 /10
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 128GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
Battery   10 /10
Battery Capacity 4850mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime Features

Right since the very first Samsung Galaxy Note, the concept of phablets or smartphones that double up as tablets has only and only grown on people. The idea of having one device that is capable to replace two devices in your arsenal has indeed been a huge hit. Even the mighty Apple has been touched by the wave of phablets and hence we have the super giant iPhone 6 Plus and the 6s Plus. Known to be the Apple of China, Xiaomi has been active in the phablet space too, with the likes of the Redmi Note. The Mi Max takes the phablet game even more seriously. Here is more about the device.

Display & Design
One look at the Mi Max and you could be forgiven for thinking that the phone is more of a tablet than a smartphone. It features a mammoth 6.44 inch Full HD display, which gives with a sweet pixel density of 342PPI. This is perhaps one of the largest phablets at least in the terms of display size that exist today. On the design front, things are premium as the phone comes with an all metallic build quality. The edges of the phones are curved and you have a pretty standard candybar form factor going on here. There is absolutely no way, you should even attempt using this smartphone with one hand. Just like the Redmi Note 3, there is no information on whether the display has any sort of protection on it, so you are better off gripping the phone securely and using it with two hands.

Hardware and Features
The Mi Max is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 652 chipset. In the international market, the 64GB and 128GB variant has been announced with Snapdragon 652 chipset. There is 3GB RAM on the 32GB version of the Mi Max, though the 128GB version is aimed at the power hungry users and comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone does feature a fingerprint scanner on the back, unlike the Xiaomi Mi5, which had it on the front and on the home button of the smartphone. There is also an IR blaster on the top of the device to control your televisions and ACs. On the software front, it runs MIUI 7 on top of Android 6.0.

Camera & Storage
The camera on the Mi Max is a 16MP rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The camera comes with phase detection autofocus, so should be able to focus on the shots at rapid speeds. There is an LED flash that has been included to assist you in low light photography. The front of the device is the home to a 5 MP camera which has a 85-degree wide angle view. The sensor features a f/2.0 aperture. There are several storage options available for the Mi Max. You get 128GB internal storage and if that is not enough, there is a hybrid Dual SIM slot that can be used for further expansion using MicroSD card up to 128GB.


Battery and Connectivity
One advantage of having such a big chassis on the phone is that it can house a massive battery. Xiaomi has been generous with a 4850 mAh battery on the Mi Max. This makes the phone a leading contender in our list of ‘Big Battery Smartphones’. The phone will easily get you by a day on heavy use and maybe two days if you use it more reluctantly. As mentioned above, the device comes with a hybrid SIM, so you can use the same with two SIM cards or one SIM card and one MicroSD. There is WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity included too.

Competition
If you are looking for a budget phablet smartphone, the Mi Max is as good as you can get. However, if you have tiny hands and are looking for slightly smaller devices, the likes of Redmi Note 3 or even the Zuk Z1 would make for smart choices.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime


1. Is this phone compatible with Reliance Jio network?

Ans: Yes, this is 4G VoLTE-enabled device. What it means is you can access Internet and make VoIP-based audio calls using Reliance Jio network.

2. Are there any heating issues with Xiaomi Mi Max Prime?

Ans: While playing heavy games or performing graphic-intensive tasks, the temperature may rise up to 40-degree Celsius. However, it is normal for mid-range phones.

3. How long would the battery last? Will I require a power bank?

Ans: This phone comes with a massive 4850mAh battery which can last for almost 2 days of active use. It is unlikely you have require to carry a power bank or charger with you if your phone is on full charge.

4. Is the battery removable?

Ans: No, this phone features a metal unibody design, making it impossible to remove the back cover and the battery.

5. How is the camera performance of this phone?

Ans: With a 16-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel secondary camera, this phone has a very good camera performance. It also has a dual tone LED flash which enables low light photography.


6. What type or charging connector do I need? How much time does it take to charge?

Ans: Xiaomi Mi Max Prime offers a microUSB 2.0 connector for charging, which takes around 2 hours 50 minutes to charge completely. However, it lacks support for Quick Charge 3.0.
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