The Chinese handset maker, Xiaomi seems to be on a mission now for launching handsets that are designed to blow competitions out of the water. After having launched the budget segment Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the brand has now launched its next device. Xiaomi has now launched its massive Mi Max smartphone in India for INR 14,999 and it looks as good as its size. While some may criticise it for its sheer bulk, it goes without saying that it is a blessing for multimedia lovers. Here is a brief overview of the device for those who are interested in the handset.
Why Should You buy?
6.5-inch display: When we say this handset is big, we do not mean big big but massive big. On the lines of Lenovo Phab, this handset also comes with a display that measures a good 6.44-inch. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which looks slightly subdued on the display this large but good colour production nonetheless.
Large Battery: The large size of the handset means there is more space in there to fit in better hardware. Xiaomi has opted for a larger battery and it is indeed a good decision considering how battery life of most Android handsets is an issue. Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a massive 4850 battery that can last a day and half easily even on extensive usage.
Fingerprint Scanner: This is one of the first breed of Micromax handsets to come with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. However, it remains to be seen how convenient it is to use the rear mounted fingerprint scanner on such a large device.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3: To have such a beautiful display only to crack it or scratch will only be a misfortune that none us would want. This is the reason why Micromax has decided to protect the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
Why Should You Not buy?
Too big for some: While, Xiaomi Mi Max definitely makes for a brilliant device for those who prefer big smartphones for multimedia. However, the size and bulk might not suit a lot of users who prefer their smartphones to be compact and easy to use with one hand.
Motorola Moto G4 Plus: Those who are turned off by the bulk of Mi Max will find a good alternative in Motorola Moto G4 Plus. This smartphone comes with a fast fingerprint scanner on the front panel, 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM and a massive 16 Megapixels snapper.
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LeEco Le 2: The new Chinese handset maker, LeEco launched the next generation of its much successful Le 1S Eco. LeEco Le 2 comes with a better spec sheet than Le 1S including a massive 16 Megapixels snapper on rear panel, 5.5-inch full HD display and a good 3000 mAh battery. With the spec sheet like this it sure makes for a good alternative.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 32 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. It can also move supported apps to the SD card.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Xiaomi Mi Max comes with USB OTG feature.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – Yes, the handset comes with Dual Tone LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in Xiaomi Mi Max support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – No, this smartphone cannot record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 4K.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with a stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which makes for a good user experience. The Android operating system has been skinned with Xiaomi's MIUI, which is one of the most efficient interface as of now.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card