I couldn’t just get tired of the adjectives tech enthusiasts around the world have been using to qualify the display and battery size of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 since it was launched earlier today in China.
Words like gargantuan, colossal, ginormous and numerous other synonyms for large was used.
Frankly speaking, i won’t blame them but neither will i blame Xiaomi for launching a monstrous 6.9-inches smartphone for folks with massive hand. Wait, can we even call it a phone? I think it is better off been called a phablet or even better a tablet.
Thanks to the trending 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio design in the smartphone industry, Xiaomi was able to incorporate a display this big into a device without looking ridiculously big in the palm.
You think the display is enormous? What about the massive 5500 mAh battery capacity packed into it? Join me on the journey into the world of Mi Max 3 from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Specifications & Overview.
The Mi Max line was launched in 2016 and was refreshed in 2017 as Mi Max 2. The 2018 edition was unveiled in China today (July 19) as Mi Max 3.
Everything about the device saw a great and better improvement over its predecessors.
It sports a better design (with larger screen), brighter and sharper display, larger battery capacity, latest version of Android OS, better processor, AI powered camera, more capable processor and finally an additional security measure.
Design & Display.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is a 6.9-inches IPS LCD display phablet with 2160 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) screen resolution featuring 18:9 full view and 350 PPI pixel density. Its screen to body ratio is 85.19 per cent.
Above the curve edges display are the front camera, earpiece, LED flash and notification light. The bezels across the top, bottom and sides are pretty thin.
On top of the device resides the 3.5mm headphone jack and microphone while at the bottom are the USB Type-C port and speaker.
You will find the volume and power buttons on the right side and the SD + Sim card tray slot at the left hand side.
Flipping to the rear of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 quickly reveals the antenna lines at the top and bottom. The polished aluminium metal is also hard to miss.
Your eyes must also caught the vertically arranged dual rear camera with the LED flash in between similar to what we saw on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Fingerprint scanner retains its traditional position so is the Mi logo.
The adopted 2:1 aspect ratio design gives the device a size similar to an old 6.3-inches phablet that uses the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Operating System, Processor & Memory.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 runs on MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. It is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636. This processing power is assisted by Adreno 509 GPU and 4GB/6GB RAM.
Mi Max 3 is available in two (2) variants with discrepancies in memory. There is a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and another with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. You can expand the internal storage up to 256GB using the sim 2 slot.
Gaming and Multitasking isn’t an issue on this device. It has a very fast response to commands and you must have overloaded it with heavy games and apps to make it even cough.
Battery, Camera & Connectivity.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is not just a big screen and internal storage. It also packed a massive 5,500 mAh battery capacity which support Quick Charge 3.0 that can charge it from 0 – 71 per cent in an hour.
Fully charged Xiaomi Mi Max 3 can last you up to 2 days a intense usage. With this device, you can go on weekend camping without your charger and you will still be left with some juice when you return home.
One more thing, the battery support reverse charging technology via its Type-C USB port which means it can be use as a power bank to charge other phones, smartwatches and couple other gadgets.
Camera wise, Mi Max 3 boast of an AI powered dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera with 1.4um pixel size, LED flash, f/1.9 aperture and dual PD focus. This device is great for both normal and low light photography.
The front facing camera is an 8MP shooter with LED flash, 1.12um pixel size and f/2.0 aperture. The front camera supports face unlock which is the additional biometric security measures put in place along side the fingerprint sensor.
Mi Max 3 Xiaomi supports 4G VoLTE, Dual Nano Sim, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, dual band Wi-Fi, A-GPS, IR blaster and FM Radio.
Price of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in Nigeria.
The device goes on sale in China on the 20th of July. You should be able to get it on Chinese website like Aliexpress.
- The 4GB/64GB Storage Cost: $250 USD (~ 92,000 Naira).
- While 6GB/128GB Memory Variant Cost: $300 USD (~ 110,000 Naira).
Complete Specs of Xiaomi Mi Max 3.
Below are the complete specifications of the Mi Max 3 from Xiaomi.
- Dimension: 176.2 x 87.4 x 8 mm.
- Screen size: 6.9-inches IPS LCD.
- Protection: None Specified.
- Screen Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+).
- Pixel Density: 350 PPI.
- Body: Metal (Aluminium).
- 2G: Yes.
- 3G: Yes.
- 4G LTE: Yes.
- SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM.
Operating System & Processor.
- Android version: MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
- Processor Type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636.
- Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz Octa Core.
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 509.
- Rear Camera: AI powered Dual 12MP (f/1.9 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual PD focus) + 5MP.
- Features: Touch focus, Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama.
- Video Recording: 4K, 1080p@240fps.
- Front Camera: 8MP camera with LED flash, 1.12µm pixel size and f/2.0 aperture.
- RAM: 4GB/6GB.
- Internal Storage Memory: 64GB/128GB.
- SD card Slot: Up to 256GB (Uses sim 2 slot).
- Non-removable 5500 mAh. Support Quick Charge 3.0.
- Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Infra-red, Face Unlock.
- Bluetooth: v5.0.
- USB: USB Type-C.
- GPS: A-GPS, BDS, Glonass.
- NFC: Yes.
- Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, dual band.
- Audio/Music Support: MP3, WAV.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Video Support: MPEG4, MP4, H.263, H.264.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Black, Blue and Gold.
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