Xiaomi’s Mi Max costs 14,999 INR ($220) in India

It would be an understatement to say that the Redmi Note 3 did well for Xiaomi. In the Indian market, the Redmi Note 3 happens to be Xiaomi’s most successful phone till date, and continues to sell even now in its two avatars.

The new Mi Max can be though of as the third shape the phone assumes. The Mi Max more or less shares its guts with the Redmi Note 3 series, and despite being a Mi-series phone, is fairly affordable.

The Mi Max is powered by the Snapdragon 650/652 (across its variants), has 3/4GB of RAM, 32/128GB ROM, a 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front-facing camera, and a 4850mAh battery — the largest Xiaomi has shipped on a phone yet.


That said, it is the 6.44-inch display that happens to be the phone’s talking point and rightly so. The display has a 1920 x 1080p resolution and from what I can tell, a very attractive footprint on the overall body (screen:body ratio).

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The Mi Max will be sold for 14,999 INR ($220) for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM/Snapdragon 650 version while the 4GB RAM edition with 128GB ROM and the Snapdragon 652 will cost 19,999 INR ($300). The first flash sale will take place on the 6th of July (via mi.com), following which the phone will be made available in an indefinite open sale starting 13th July.

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MIUI 8, announced earlier in China, was announced in India. While the Mi Max will ship with MIUI 7 for now, it’ll get the update to MIUI 8 in the near future. MIUI 8 will seed to the public in beta starting 11th July, with a stable release promised for 16th August.

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  1. Xalis
    July 2, 2016

    I own a Mi Max and it has disgusting light bleeding on the bottom and it’s not 1mm, its fucking 1cm, not acceptable on a no name $70 phone, and not on a $220 Xiaomi phone, I’m so disappointed and disgusted.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 2, 2016


    • Arnie Linson
      July 2, 2016

      The quality check certainly seems to be lacking, this light bleed is not present on all phones, just on some % of them.

      • Karly Johnston
        July 2, 2016

        Light bleed is a common complaint among Xiaomi.

        • XiaomiFans
          July 4, 2016

          Damn, very lucky my redmi note 3 pro already came with no light bleed *touch wood*

      • Alex
        July 2, 2016

        I think Xiaomi has pretty bad QC. I remember unboxing my first Xiaomi which was the Note 3G bought from a flash sale. Turn it on and the touch screen didn’t work. When I was in the service center talked to a couple of people and they had problems with their new phones too. But after getting a new set everything was great. I’m still using my Note 3G and haven’t had a problem since then.

    • Xalis
      July 2, 2016

      I tried to take pics of it, but I don’t have any other phone with decent camera and it was impossible to see on my Cubot Note S photos.

      But I made this image showing the disgusting amount of light bleeding.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    July 2, 2016

    someone from India Planning to visit Karachi soon 😀 ?
    plz bring Mi Max 😀 ?

  3. realjjj
    July 2, 2016

    Speaking of big phones, an unknown Huawei Honor phone went through TENAA
    6.6 inch 1440p OLED , Kirin 950 , 3GB RAM, 32GB NAND and microSD, 13MP and 8MP cams , 4400mAh , 178.8 × 90.9 × 7.18 , 219grams

    • Wolvie
      July 4, 2016

      Yeah but Huawei is now famous for selling their product at high price.
      Long long time ago at the beginning they sold their smartphone at much reasonable cheap price but i think now their head’s getting bigger and joined the exclusive premium vendors.

  4. Qidamin
    July 3, 2016

    I’ve watch a little of the conference, sorry but Barra is quite bad, it was not really fun to look at.

  5. Wolvie
    July 4, 2016

    $220 is freakin’ cheap for Mi Max. I think even cheaper than china price.

    Seeing the price from china re-seller so expensive, i got no choice but to wait until their price go down to a reasonable one.

    Too bad Xiaomi India don’t sell to overseas.