Xiaomi Mi Max  Xiaomi Mi Max Prime 
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Excellence Score
30.7
41.4
Value for Money Score
66.2
65.6
Price Rs. 14,999 onwards Rs. 20,625 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.44 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
GPU Adreno 510 Adreno 510
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Two-tone Flash, PDAF Supported, Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Two-tone Flash, PDAF Supported, Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, F/2.0 Aperture, 85-degree Wide Angle, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, F/2.0 Aperture, 85-degree Wide Angle, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.5 mm 7.5 mm
Weight 203 gm 203 gm
Battery Capacity 4850 mAh 4850 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); USB Host; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); USB Host; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium build quality
  • All-metal unibody design
  • Brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen that gets good marks on image quality, sharpness and brightness
  • Lively and simple Xiaomi interface, that is comfortably on of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good speed/performance for the class
  • Wired audio quality is perfect - loud and with very little distortion
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
  • Astounding battery life, easily one of the best ever on a smartphone, and with particularly great web browsing times - easily lasts 2 days of active use
  • Premium build quality
  • All-metal unibody design
  • Brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen that gets good marks on image quality, sharpness and brightness
  • Lively and simple Xiaomi interface, that is comfortably on of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good speed/performance for the class - and a notch above the Mi Max, because of the higher RAM and the newer processor
  • Wired audio quality is perfect - loud and with very little distortion
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
  • Astounding battery life, easily one of the best ever on a smartphone, and with particularly great web browsing times - easily lasts 2 days of active use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed
  • It's also heavy and will stick out uncomfortably in your pant's pocket
  • Given the gigantic size, the phone is primarily targeted at those users who consume a lot of media on their device, or want a combined phone-tablet - for more regular users the compromise of a difficult-to-handle size might not be worth it
  • Average sunlight legibility on the display
  • Loudspeaker performance could have been better
  • Average front and rear cameras, that could have been better especially in low light conditions
  • The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed
  • It's also heavy and will stick out uncomfortably in your pant's pocket
  • Given the gigantic size, the phone is primarily targeted at those users who consume a lot of media on their device, or want a combined phone-tablet - for more regular users the compromise of a difficult-to-handle size might not be worth it
  • Average sunlight legibility on the display
  • Loudspeaker performance could have been better
  • Average front and rear cameras, that could have been better especially in low light conditions
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