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Xiaomi Mi Max FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

Xiaomi first unveiled Mi Max in China in May this year, now the phone is all set to launch in India on 30th June. The highlight of the phone is its Super Large 6.44 inch display, which is the biggest from Xiaomi till date. The phone looks very elegant with its 7.5 mm ultra thin Metallic body. Let us take a look at the Pros & Cons and Common Queries for the Xiaomi’s Mi Max.

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Mi Max Pros

  • 6.44 inch display
  • Slim Metallic Design
  • Massive 4850 mAh battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Expandable storage up to 256 GB
  • Infrared and Fingerprint Sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Mi Max Cons

  • Non Removable Battery
  • Difficult to handle with one hand
  • Hybrid 2nd SIM slot

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Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Mi Max is the biggest phone by Xiaomi till date. It has a Super large 6.44 inches display. The phone looks very premium with its Metallic body and Gigantic display. In addition to a large display the phone is just 7.5 mm thick, its overall dimensions are 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm and it weighs 203g. The back has a fine finishing with a Fingerprint sensor and Camera on the corner.

Question – What hardware is used in Mi Max ?

Answer – Xiaomi Mi Max has already been launched in Multiple variants in China which included 32GB or 64GB Internal memory with 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core Processor (Quad Core and Dual Core) and the other option was with 128GB Internal Memory with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 Octa Core Processor (Quad Core and Quad Core). All the three variants had an expandable memory up to 256 GB via microSD card.

Question – How is the Display Quality ?

Answer – Mi Max has a Gigantic 6.44 inches display with 74.8% screen-to-body ratio. The screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels with 342 ppi pixel density and 16M color depth. Adding to that, the display has a latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection.

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Question- Does the Mi Max Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes,  Mi Max has Dual SIM Slots (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM)

Question- Does the Mi Max Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it has microSD expansion option through SIM 1 Slot.

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Question- Does the Mi Max have a 3.5 mm Headphone jack?

Answer – Yes, there is a 3.5 mm audio Jack at the top.

Question – Does it have an IR Blaster ?

Answer – Yes, it is located on the top alongside the audio jack.

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Question – What are the Sensors on board ?

Answer – Mi Max is  equipped with a Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass and Infrared sensors.

Question – Where is the fingerprint sensor located ?

Answer  – Fingerprint Sensor is located at the back.

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Question – What are the Connectivity Options ?

Answer – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC and microUSB v2.0.

Question- Does it offer any power saving modes?

Answer- Yes, it comes with multiple power saving modes.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Mi Max?

Answer- Yes, the Mi Max comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.

Question – What are the Camera Specifications in Mi Max ?

Answer – Mi Max is equipped with a 16 MP Rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. It supports features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. it can record videos 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps and 720p@120fps. On the Front, it is equipped with a 5 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

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Question- Does the Mi Max Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question – Does it has Corning Gorilla glass protection ?

Answer – Yes, it has the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

Question – Is the Battery Removable ?

Answer –  No, the Mi Max is backed by a Non-removable Li-Ion 4850 mAh battery.

Question- Can you change colour temperature on Mi Max?

Answer- Yes, you can change display colour temperature.

Question – Are Navigation Buttons Backlit ?

Answer – Yes, Navigation buttons are backlit.

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Question- Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) ?

Answer- No, it doesn’t has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Question – Does Mi Max has a Dedicated MicroSD card slot ?

Answer – No, it support microSD through SIM Slot 1.

Question – How good is the Fingerprint Sensor ?

Answer – The Fingerprint sensor is similar to the one found on Redmi Note 3 and it is good.

Question – How is the Call Quality ?

Answer – The call quality is very impressive for the price.

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Question – How is the Gaming Performance ?

Answer – We used the 3 GB variant with Snapdragon 650 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 (Hexa Core) Processor. With that memory and processor, and Adreno 510 GPU, Games performed pretty well and met our expectations from the device. Moreover, the 6.44 inch screen gave a nice engrossing effect, enhancing our gaming experience.

Question -Which OS Version, Type Runs on the phone?

Answer – Android OS, v6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on the top.

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Question- How much storage is available on first boot?

Answer- Out of 32 GB 26.15 GB was available at user’s end.[1]

Question – What all frequency bands are supported by Mi Max ?

Answer – It supports 2G bands : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and CDMA 800 / 1900, 3G bands : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and TD-SCDMA, and 4G bands : LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).

Question – Is it waterproof ?

Answer – No.

Question- Does it have NFC?

Answer- Yes, it has NFC.

Question- Which sensors are available on the phone?

Answer- It comes with Accelerometer, Gravity, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Magnetic field, Proximity, Rotation and step counter.

Question – Does it have GPS ?

Answer – Yes,  A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS.

Question – Does it have FM Radio?

Answer – No.

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

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Question- What Color Variants will be Available for Mi Max?

Answer– Black, White and Gold

Question- Can the Mi Max be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


To conclude, Xiaomi’s Giant Mi Max has a 6.44 inch Display, metal body, 7.5 mm slim design, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, massive 4850 mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652, big RAM and ROM, Good Camera, Ample of Sensors and Fast Charging among others. If you are looking to buy a big Phone in this price segment then Xiaomi Mi Max is definitely one of the Finest in the lot.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.View Author posts