What do you think of these Xiaomi Max specs?


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Xiaomi is hoping a big handset is what’s needed to boost dwindling sales in China, so take a gander and let us know what you think of the Max’s hardware.

Don’t worry you haven’t missed the launch of the Xiaomi Max, but you might have missed a recent set of benchmarks which tell us what the new Xiaomi device will be packing once it launches.

The GFXbench benchmarks give us some interesting details including a 6.4-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 1.8Ghz Hexacore chipset, 2GB RAM and around 16GB internal memory for the Xiaomi Max.

From these details we can guess that the chipset in the phone will be a Snapdragon 650, and the fact the phone only has 2GB RAM and a FHD display (we were thinking 2K for such a whopper) we can assume the the Max is going to be an affordable device,=.

The benchmarks also tell us that the phone will have a 5 mega-pixel front camera, 16 mega-pixel rear and run Android 6.1.1. However there may well be another version of the phone boasting 3GB RAM in the works too according to sources.

So the Xiaomi Max is going to be some sort of supersize Redmi phone, but is this really what customers want? Personally we’re not so sure that Xiaomi have the ingredients for a good seller here, and the Xiaomi Max might follow other less successful Xiaomi phones like the Xiaomi Mi2A and the Mi4C! What do you guys think?

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49 Comments

  1. Arnie Linson
    May 1, 2016

    2GB of RAM is just not enough for MIUI based devices, I’ve seen Redmi Note 3 (SD650) 32GB version struggle for memory with its 3GB RAM.

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 1, 2016

      Thank you! this person understands

    • balcobomber25
      May 2, 2016

      Really depends on what you do as a user. For my MiPad 2 it is enough but I also only watch movies and browse the web on it.

  2. Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
    May 1, 2016

    Dear Mr. Andi my friend, I hope your everything good. i would like to remind you who gives you all the free wonderful Millet phones to test and use. I was already very sad to see that you review this LE Bad Phone and gave it 9/10 (While our wonderful perfect beloved Millet Note only got 8.8) but that you say our next phone wll be unsuccessful just by comparing it to our special edition phones is just not fair. I believe you know that all our employees at the beloved Millet want to enjoy their rice at the end of the month, so please stop harassing the Beloved.

    Yours faithfully

    Dearest Chairman Lei

    • topgun
      May 1, 2016

      What exactly is millet?

      • Millet
        May 1, 2016

        Xiaomi

        • topgun
          May 1, 2016

          Thank you, bit confused why he didn’t use the name xiaomi.

          • balcobomber25
            May 2, 2016

            He tries to be funny, but fails everytime.

            • MaxPower
              May 2, 2016

              Like Kevin Hart

            • balcobomber25
              May 2, 2016

              We disagree there, Kevin Hart is hilarious

            • MaxPower
              May 2, 2016

              We have a big disagreement here.
              Jim Gaffigan scores at least 20.000 Antutu points more than Kevin Hart.

              http://www.browser.primatelabs….

            • balcobomber25
              May 2, 2016

              Jim Gaffigan is pretty funny but his Multicore Geek Bench score is lower. Also his standup act only uses 8 cores, Kevin Hart uses 10, and more cores obviously is better.

            • MaxPower
              May 2, 2016

              Kevin Hart trottles…big time!

            • balcobomber25
              May 2, 2016

              Jim Gaffigan overheats. Also his camera doesn’t have OIS….

  3. MattD
    May 1, 2016

    I think it won’t be a best seller: as you said, it’s some kind of bigger redmi note 3 pro, but nothing special. While the ones wanting a smaller screen are like “5 inches is the limit, 0.1″ more and I’ll die”, the ones wanting a bigger screen are more likely to say “5.5” will do as long as it’s good”, so there’s no real reason for this device… They should fix note 3 pro’s camera instead to boost sales, and definitely pull out something else instead…

    • balcobomber25
      May 2, 2016

      I think it will be a big seller but only in the Chinese market where they love big things and only if the pricing is closer to a Redmi phone.

  4. Rob
    May 1, 2016

    The screen size grabbed my attention but Xiaomi have got the rest of the specs completely wrong. This will be crap and that’s being polite!

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 1, 2016

      one day you will find what your looking for just hang in there 😀

      • Rob
        May 1, 2016

        I think I will die waiting though!

        • Assefa Hanson
          May 1, 2016

          then when your dream phone comes out i will bring the phone of your dream to your corpse, you and it will be buried together and you will both Rest in Peace as heroes of your nation

          • Rob
            May 1, 2016

            I’m waiting for next year’s phones now, will make do with what I have for now. Thanks for the offer BTW?

            • King
              May 1, 2016

              I been waiting for the dream phone and my Galaxy S2 continues to live in my pocket. ???

              I know your feelings mate. lol.

            • balcobomber25
              May 2, 2016

              Gionee will be releasing their 6 inch E9 at somepoint and I am sure LeEco will have a follow up to the Le Max.

          • King
            May 1, 2016

            Lol

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 2, 2016

          😀

  5. Chico Migraña
    May 1, 2016

    Chinese people loves big phones! They’re crazy but will buy it, you’ll see

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      May 1, 2016

      Dear, why are friends of big phones crazy

      • Chico Migraña
        May 1, 2016

        You are not chinese haha

    • balcobomber25
      May 1, 2016

      People in Asia in general love big phones, depending on the price it will sell well.

      • King
        May 1, 2016

        I think the drives comes from something like this feeling … “You paid 700$ for a 5″ phone?… I got a 6.4” for 200$. And it even has an IR blaster and I don’t watch movies on television any more ?”…. Metaphorically speaking. U get it right??? ??

  6. Assefa Hanson
    May 1, 2016

    android 6.1.1 is out now??? i thought it was gona be 6.0.1 then to 7

  7. Atere Jr
    May 1, 2016

    If I didn’t know better I’d say ‘Andi of gizchina’ was a Mi Fan

    • balcobomber25
      May 1, 2016

      He is a Mi fan but that doesn’t reflect his views he is still objective.

  8. Akimitsui
    May 1, 2016

    With these specs… I’ll pass. Starting to look like the LeTV Max 6.33″ will be the better buy.

  9. Guaire
    May 1, 2016

    I would expect from an upper mid-range giant-ish Xiaomi, no more than ~160mm height and ~80mm width, either SD625 or Helio X20, 4GB RAM obviously LPDDR3 at best case, assuming it would be non-expandable at least 64GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, ~5000-6000mAh battery.

    So it’s gonna be too large for my taste. 16GB storage even if its expandable which I doubt that and 2GB RAM with heavy MIUI too low for rumored 1299 yuan price tag IMO.

    I guess it might have a better camera pair and display quality comparison to Redmi line. If that’s the case, I would chose sufficient amount of RAM and storage over better cameras and display at inexpensive devices.

    Coming out of the box Lollipop is bad idea at Marshmallow era.

    Rumors also suggests 4500mAh battery, which is kinda low for such a large volume, especially considering relatively tiny Redmi 3 has 4100mAh.

    • balcobomber25
      May 2, 2016

      160 x 80 for a 6.4 inch phone? There aren’t even 6 inch phones with those dimensions:

      Galaxy A9 – 161 x 80.9
      Marathon M5 Plus – 160.9 x 81.2
      Lumia 1520 – 162.8 X 85.4
      Elite X3 – 161.8 x 83.5
      Axon Max – 160 x 80

      The LeEco Le Max is 6.33 inches and it is 167.1 x 83.5.

      • Guaire
        May 2, 2016

        These dimensions are roughly my upper limit for a phone. Even with smallest possible bezels with a 6.4″ screen that handset gonna be too large for my taste.

        • balcobomber25
          May 2, 2016

          This phone is going to be a behemoth, don’t see it selling well outside of China.

  10. realjjj
    May 1, 2016

    lol why recycle this 1 week old info? There are many actual news you guys skip. Too much payed crap from the small players and too little actual news.

    • MaxPower
      May 1, 2016

      You should get your own blog. There are many benchmark junkies out there.

    • Airyl
      May 1, 2016

      I wonder why you even bother coming here.

    • balcobomber25
      May 2, 2016

      Since when is Xiaomi a small player lol?

      • Guaire
        May 2, 2016

        As I understand he meant that Gizchina flooding with the news from smaller brands like Elephone, Doogee, Ulefone and Umi while often skipping news about more important brands like Xiaomi.

        • balcobomber25
          May 2, 2016

          But this is a story about……….XIAOMI. He is complaining there is never any news about Xiaomi on an article about Xiaomi.

  11. Eric PK
    May 1, 2016

    With that kind of specs, it should be called Redmi Max

  12. willysson
    May 2, 2016

    I’m now waiting for this intro and the recent LeTV announcements and then will decide. Also being considered is the Leagoo Shark. For this Max I would like to see a 3Gb/32Gb edition. Other specs I’d like are: GPS+Glonass, above average cameras, mini-amp, large battery (and wouldn’t it be nice if all phones were minimum IP56 protection?)

  13. Ishti
    May 2, 2016

    mi4c was unsuccessful?

  14. Olivier Weber
    May 3, 2016

    I might buy this as a second backup phone. Love the size, the specs not so much, but if it keeps the Max cheap, I guess it could be worth it.