Xiaomi Mi Max powered by Snapdragon 652 processor to keep images fluid and apps snappy. It packs a massive 4850mAh all-day battery and 128GB microSD support for all your storage needs. 

Xiaomi Mi Max features by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, which helps Xiaomi Mi Max’s performance comparable to phones with higher-end chips like the Snapdragon 808. MIUI, Xiaomi’s custom software, runs very smoothly on the Mi Max, and the base model’s 3 GB of RAM is generally enough for moderate-to-heavy multitasking. It is important to understand that there are different models available as well, although we do not imagine real-world performance differences between models to be significant.

Xiaomi Mi Max includes a micro-USB port on the bottom edge, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. You’ll also find an infrared emitter along the top, which can transform this device into a universal remote. On the right hand edge are both the power and volume buttons in a comfortable location.

Xiaomi Mi Max's massive 6.44-inch display is IPS LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. A 1440p resolution would be ideal for a display of this size, as density would then roughly match a 1080p display at 5.0-inches, however for the price I couldn't expect more. The Mi Max delivers good sharpness and text is free of any jagged edges so that's a good thing.

Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a 16 MP (4608 x 3456) Samsung S5K3P3 1/3.1” CMOS sensor on the rear, paired with an f/2.0 26mm (equivalent) lens and a two-tone LED flash. The pixel size of this sensor is 1.0 µm, which is in line with most high-resolution smart phone cameras on the market. On the front is a 5.0 MP (2592 x 1944) 1/5” CMOS sensor with 1.12 µm pixels, paired with a 25mm f/2.0 lens.

Xiaomi Mi Max is fitted with a 4850mAh high capacity battery—our largest yet. Standby and usage times increase dramatically when combined with MIUI 8 power-saving features. While typical smart phone offer anywhere from 7 to 10 hours of video playback, Xiaomi Mi Max offers up to 14 hours on a full charge.  

Xiaomi Mi Max is perhaps Xiaomi’s most interesting foray into a single smart phone sub-market. While it has undercut the competition in price, it has also cut corners in many areas, some more than others. The device’s cheap build quality, poor imported device software experience, and lack of U.S. availability are clearly disappointing attributes. But no smart phone is perfect, and the Mi Max has plenty to offer for the price. If you are looking for a great extra-large smart phone on the cheap and can get past its quirks, the Xiaomi Mi Max is likely the best fit for you.

Pros:                                               Cons:
          Vast display                                    No NFC
          Excellent battery life                     Lack of U.S. 4G LTE support
          Smooth performance                    Hellish boot-loader unlocking process
          Good camera for the price           Quick Charge 3.0 charger not included in the box
          Fairly fast fingerprint reader