Xiaomi India recently launched their much awaited Mi Max Smartphone on June 30th in India and Priced at Rs. 14,999/- for a 3GB/32GB with a Snapdragon 650 processor variant and Rs. 19,999/- for a 4GB/128 GB with a Snapdragon 652 processor variant respectively.
The Key and common specs of Mi Max variants includes a 6.44 inches Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 2.5D Glass, 16 MP rear camera with PDAF, 5 MP front camera, Rear finger print scanner, 4G support to all bands in India and VoLTE support. The Mi Max variant comprising Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 comes with a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage while the Mi Max variant comprising Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 comes with a 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Both variants of Mi Max comes with a large high-density 4850mAh battery, which is the largest battery Xiaomi has ever shipped in a smartphone.
Mi Max (Snapdragon 650, 3GB + 32GB) will be available at INR 14,999 on Mi.com starting 6 July, and it will be available across other online partners from 13 July. The Snapdragon 652 variant (powered by eight Cortex A72 and A53 cores) with 128GB storage (4GB RAM) will also be available soon for INR 19,999.
Speaking at the launch, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said: “We are establishing a new smartphone category with Mi Max. When we launched Redmi in India, we disrupted the market for sub-10K smartphones, bringing in a level of quality never seen before in the country and essentially creating the sub-10k 5.5-inch smartphone category. Today, I am truly excited to bring Mi Max to India where users are increasingly consuming content on their mobile devices. We believe that Mi Max is the sweet spot between the mobility of a smartphone and immersiveness of a tablet, and it will provide a compelling option for users who only want one device for all their needs.”We had a brief opportunity to play around with the device during the Bangalore chapter launch of Mi Max, and here are our first impressions on the same.
Though the name and device size sounds big, actually the design of the device is built in such a way that it feels like a Smartphone and comfortable to hold in hand and operate. The device comes with a full metal body and is curved in both the front and back, with elegant double-chamfered edges throughout. The front surface is covered by 2.5D glass made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3. Even with such a large display and a gigantic battery, the device is just 7.5 mm in thickness and weighs around 200 grams which is pretty commendable. The build quality is top as usual in the Xiaomi phones and we totally liked it.
With Snapdragon 650 under the hood backed with a 3 GB RAM, the performance on the device is also good without any lags or slowness with whatever time we spent with it. We tried clicking some pictures and it captured pretty well and in detail.