Xiaomi Mi Max: Specifications, Features & Pricing


The Xiaomi Mi Max was announced today, i.e., on 10th May 2016 in China alongside MIUI 8.

The phone is the first device with a screen between 6 and 7 inches from Xiaomi. In other words, it’s the first phablet from the Beijing based phone maker.

Let’s take a look at the specifications.

Xiaomi Mi Max Specifications

Model Xiaomi Mi Max
SIM Card Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM)
Color Light Gray, Silver, Gold
Capacity RAM: 3GB/4GB

ROM: 32GB/64GB/128GB EXPANDABLE

Language Multi Language
Chipset CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652
Other Fingerprint scanner (rear)
System MIUI 8
Screen Display size: 6.44-inchesResolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Cameras Rear:  16 mega-pixel with PDAF & Dual Tone LED

Front:  5 mega-pixel

Battery capacity Non-removable 4850mAh

Xiaomi Mi Max Picture Gallery

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Xiaomi Mi Max Pricing & Availability

The Mi Max will go on its first sale on 17th May in China. The phone has three variants with varying storages and RAM, take a look below:

  • 3GB RAM/32GB, Snapdragon 650: 1499 Yuan / $230
  • 3GB RAM/64GB, Snapdragon 652: 1699 Yuan / $260
  • 4GB RAM/128GB, Snapdragon 652: 1999 Yuan / $306

There’s no word on a launch in other markets as of now.

The specifications suggest that the Mi Max is not very different from the Redmi Note 3 (Pro), with the exception, of course, of the added RAM.

What do you think? What would you be happy to pay for the Mi Max (keeping in mind reseller cuts)?

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56 Comments

  1. David Košič
    May 10, 2016

    So does multi-language stand for Chinese & English? Because that how it usually works for other Chinese companies.

    • Colin
      May 10, 2016

      For MIUI, the Chinese version contains Chinese & English. The multi-language contains a lot of other languages – French, Spanish, German etc.

  2. Jiraya Ziane
    May 10, 2016

    Is there any gorilla glass? i doubt, any difference between 650 and 652? Well let’s wait and see some bunch of review than see if it’s worth or not!

    • MaxPower
      May 10, 2016

      The 652 is something in between the 650 and 820

    • highwind
      May 10, 2016

      650 is 2x Cortex A72 and 4x Cortex A53
      652 is 4x Cortex A72 and 4x Cortex A53

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 11, 2016

      Difference is there when you task switch between heavy apps or games as they stay on same big quad cluster (no trade migration), their is no difference in using individual apps like browser (at least until Servo arives).

  3. Jiraya Ziane
    May 10, 2016

    Capacitice buttons are not backlight, black border arround the screen, the build quality is not that good same as redmi note 3….
    290$ for the basic version. It’s redmi note 3 pro with 6.4 inch. Stupid

    • Colin
      May 10, 2016

      Agreed. Although it still looks like a good phone for the price, the redmi note 3 pro is a better deal.

      If it had a slightly higher res screen, USB type-C or something else then I would be tempted, but as it stands, it’s too similar to the redmi note 3 pro.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      Why stupid?? You know..they are people who love the phone just wishing the screen was bigger

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      They just upped the screen by 1″, added SD652 to the higher versions and added more storage, that’s it.

  4. David Košič
    May 10, 2016

    So does multi-language stand for Chinese & English? Because that how it usually works for other Chinese companies.

    • Colin
      May 10, 2016

      For MIUI, the Chinese version contains Chinese & English. The multi-language contains a lot of other languages – French, Spanish, German etc.

  5. Jiraya Ziane
    May 10, 2016

    Is there any gorilla glass? i doubt, any difference between 650 and 652? Well let’s wait and see some bunch of review than see if it’s worth or not!

    • MaxPower
      May 10, 2016

      The 652 is something in between the 650 and 820

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      May 10, 2016

      650 is 2x Cortex A72 and 4x Cortex A53
      652 is 4x Cortex A72 and 4x Cortex A53

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 11, 2016

      Difference is there when you task switch between heavy apps or games as they stay on same big quad cluster (no trade migration), their is no difference in using individual apps like browser (at least until Servo arives).

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    May 10, 2016

    gonna wait for reviews … looks like a refurb RN3 pro … repurposed to a larger screen BUT pricing for basic version COULD have been better !

  7. Joel Adames
    May 10, 2016

    The Honor V8 is a better buy!!! Hahaha
    Buy this if your ayes are not too discerning for PPi patrol… And your pockets are way bigger than mines. Literally, as I’m poor… Hehehe

  8. MaxPower
    May 10, 2016

    The leaks were much worse, but still… I would say this is just alright, nothing amazing.

    The good thing from their side is that they don’t have much competition on this segment.

    I already made a mistake with the RN3 Pro, so I’ll pass.

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 10, 2016

      So what made you regret from it?

      • MaxPower
        May 10, 2016

        Several bugs on the software, fingerprint scanner doesn’t work the majority of the times, very dim display (auto brightness is a joke)
        Camera is way worse than my old MI 4.

        • Marco Lancaster
          May 10, 2016

          That’s a shame, Xiaomi seems to be losing the track, Meizu seems to, even being on this price class with Metal, M3 Note, be doing a better job.

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            May 12, 2016

            Come on mate, not necessary. It’s just Max that doesn’t like much the phone. Now enter Youtube and you won’t find a negative review of redmi note 3 pro

        • highwind
          May 10, 2016

          Just get rid of retarded MIUI and flash that sweet modified AOSP ROM from XDA

          • MaxPower
            May 10, 2016

            Well, considering that they haven’t released the source the AOSP ROM is based on the original kernel which is the place where all the problems have their roots.

            Without the sources you can only get a custom ROM with the original kernel and a bunch of APKs.
            Sometimes you get a generic kernel that works even worse.

            It’s not MIUI which has been worked very well on other devices.
            It’s Lollipop and the kernel of this RN3.

            Today I’ve got an update and the changelog shows that they have been fixed all the bugs I was experiencing.
            Still have to test it, I’ll keep everybody updated.

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            May 12, 2016

            Agree, hate miui. It’s so much slower than CM and AOSP and even Vibe! Also a huge ram hog and tend to lags MUCH. It’s nice just for theming.

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          May 12, 2016

          I can take several software bugs in MIUI, nothing unexpected… How’s the battery life? Is it that good in real life usage? I still want to buy this phone replacing my K3 Note. May be you can sell it to me as you don’t like it. 😀

          • MaxPower
            May 12, 2016

            I wouldn’t sell it to you because the display has few scratches already.
            I guess no gorilla glass either.

            Battery life is not good, it’s insane!
            Seriously, this battery is something I want to have on every phone I’ll own next.

            I can go through 2 days with heavy usage with the display set to 100% bright

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              May 12, 2016

              It’s nice to hear that the battery is indeed a monster. It has dragon trail screen protection, it’s delivering ~80% of the protection of GG. It’s very good, I can’t believe you managed to scratch it. 😛

            • MaxPower
              May 12, 2016

              They released an update 2 days ago and the changelog days that they fix it.
              I didn’t enable it because I really don’t use it.

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              May 13, 2016

              The fingerprint scanner is not my priority also.

  9. Jiraya Ziane
    May 10, 2016

    Capacitice buttons are not backlight, black border arround the screen, the build quality is not that good same as redmi note 3….
    290$ for the basic version. It’s redmi note 3 pro with 6.4 inch. Stupid

    • Colin
      May 10, 2016

      Agreed. Although it still looks like a good phone for the price, the redmi note 3 pro is a better deal.

      If it had a slightly higher res screen, USB type-C or something else then I would be tempted, but as it stands, it’s too similar to the redmi note 3 pro.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      Why stupid?? You know..they are people who love the phone just wishing the screen was bigger

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      Ok, in addition to my earlier post..I won’t call it stupid, but lazy- they just upped the screen by 1″, added SD652 to the higher versions and added more storage, that’s it. Sometimes this is enough (it’s like an iPhone strategy lol) but when you only make the things better not worse.

  10. Guest
    May 10, 2016

    gonna wait for reviews … looks like a refurb RN3 pro … repurposed to a larger screen BUT pricing for basic version COULD have been better !

  11. Joel Adames
    May 10, 2016

    The Honor V8 is a better buy!!! Hahaha
    Buy this if your ayes are not too discerning for PPi patrol… And your pockets are way bigger than mines. Literally, as I’m poor… Hehehe

  12. MaxPower
    May 10, 2016

    The leaks were much worse, but still… I would say this is just alright, nothing amazing.

    The good thing from their side is that they don’t have much competition on this segment.

    I already made a mistake with the RN3 Pro, so I’ll pass.

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 10, 2016

      So what made you regret from it?

    • MaxPower
      May 10, 2016

      Several bugs on the software, fingerprint scanner doesn’t work the majority of the times, very dim display (auto brightness is a joke)
      Camera is way worse than my old MI 4.

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 10, 2016

      That’s a shame, Xiaomi seems to be losing the track, Meizu seems to, even being on this price class with Metal, M3 Note, be doing a better job.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      May 10, 2016

      Just get rid of retarded MIUI and flash that sweet modified AOSP ROM from XDA

    • MaxPower
      May 11, 2016

      Well, considering that they haven’t released the source the AOSP ROM is based on the original kernel which is the place where all the problems have their roots.

      Without the sources you can only get a custom ROM with the original kernel and a bunch of APKs.
      Sometimes you get a generic kernel that works even worse.

      It’s not MIUI which has been worked very well on other devices.
      It’s Lollipop and the kernel of this RN3.

      Today I’ve got an update and the changelog shows that they have been fixed all the bugs I was experiencing.
      Still have to test it, I’ll keep everybody updated.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      I can take several software bugs in MIUI, nothing unexpected… How’s the battery life? Is it that good in real life usage? I still want to buy this phone replacing my K3 Note. May be you can sell it to me as you don’t like it. 😀

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      I wouldn’t sell it to you because the display has few scratches already.
      I guess no gorilla glass either.

      Battery life is not good, it’s insane!
      Seriously, this battery is something I want to have on every phone I’ll own next.

      I can go through 2 days with heavy usage with the display set to 100% bright

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      It’s nice to hear that the battery is indeed a monster. It has dragon trail screen protection delivering ~80% of the toughness of GG. It’s very good, I can’t believe you managed to scratch it. 😛 Also you mentioned that the fingerprint scanner doesn’t work most of the time, but note that this is their 1st phone with fingerprint scanner at all so it’s not unusual problems to appear.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      Agree, hate miui. It’s so much slower than CM and AOSP and even Vibe! Also a huge ram hog and tends to lag MUCH. It’s nice just for theming.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 12, 2016

      Come on mate, not necessary. It’s just Max that doesn’t like much the phone. Now enter Youtube and you won’t find a negative review of redmi note 3 pro

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      They released an update 2 days ago and the changelog days that they fix it.
      I didn’t enable it because I really don’t use it.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 13, 2016

      The fingerprint scanner is not my priority also.

  13. Lazar Prodanovic
    May 11, 2016

    The base one with S652 doesn’t sound bad for the price all do its not for me, 6.4“ is way too big for me to handle. Would like to see successor of NR3 Pro with let’s say S652, 5.2″ FHD Super Amoled & better build & suport for similar price.

  14. Lazar Prodanovic
    May 11, 2016

    The base one with S652 doesn’t sound bad for the price all do its not for me, 6.4“ is way too big for me to handle. Would like to see successor of NR3 Pro with let’s say S652, 5.2″ FHD Super Amoled & better build & suport for similar price.

  15. Nam Dang
    May 13, 2016

    Wow, are you see serious?
    You’re deleting my comment twice for this article?!

    • May 17, 2016

      No comments were deleted…

  16. Nam Dang
    May 13, 2016

    Wow, are you see serious?
    You’re deleting my comment twice for this article?!

    Edit: new attempt.

    This phone is nearly perfect to me, even with FHD resolution.
    BUT: I’ve read some information about the camera and it’s not satisfying.
    Max resolution for video recording is 1080p at 30fps – no 4k, no OIS.
    Unfortunately I have to skip this one – hopefully Zuk and LeEco do better.

    • Yash Garg
      May 17, 2016

      No comments were deleted…