Review of Xiaomi Mi Max: for those who are not talking to compromise

The range of gadgets from Xiaomi what is there not, however, until recently smartped absent as a class. What else can boast of a gadget, we learn from the review. The new model Xiaomi Max was born to fill this gap. Outstanding material, large screen and high-quality, powerful and modern filling capacious battery.

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Technical characteristics of Xiaomi Mi Max

  • Screen: IPS, 6,44 '', Full HD 1920x1080, 343-ppi, capacitive, multitouch
  • Processor: six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 1.8 GHz
  • Graphic accelerator: Adreno 510
  • Operating system: Android 6.0, shell MIUI 7
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal memory: 32 GB
  • Memory card support: up to 128 GB microSDXC
  • Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz || LTE 1, 3, 7, 20
  • SIM: micro-SIM, nano-SIM combined with a microSD
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, IrDA
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Camera: Basic - 16 megapixels (flash), front - with a 5 megapixel
  • Sensors: lighting, proximity, accelerometer, fingerprint
  • Battery: 4850 mAh non-removable
  • Dimensions: 88,3x173,1x7,5 mm
  • Weight: 203 grams

Box content and Packaging

Box, which is on sale smartphone looks very succinctly. White matte board, the cover is printed in red letters the name of the model, from the bottom - a sticker with the specifications. Inside, neatly stacked device itself, a double bottom hidden prefabricated charger black, set of documents (Xiaomi user guide) , a metal clip and a warranty card.

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Max box
Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Max box
Xiaomi mobile phone manual and documentation set
Xiaomi mobile phone manual and documentation set

Appearance

Despite the impressive size, (review) Mi Max is very attractive. The designers did a good job over the appearance device: front camera and light sensor hole are symmetrically placed on both sides of the strip dynamics. One gets the impression that the device is smiling, and you want to answer. The rear panel is made of metal, except for the two plastic strips above and below, which are hidden by the antenna. The rest of the usual design, mechanical and navigation touch keys in their seats, rounded corners and convex glass display attached to the body streamlined shape. Because of this and in spite of the long diagonal of the display, the smartphone still fits in your pocket.


The front side is completely covered with a thick tempered glass with 2.5D oleophobic coating. At the bottom edge is the trio of touch navigation keys with a pleasant white backlight. At the top - bar speaker, front camera, light sensor and proximity, and the light.


At the top end is placed a 3.5 mm audio output, an optional microphone noise reduction and infrared port, the USB-MICRO, external speaker and microphone main carried on the lower end.


The left side - the tray for the card micro-SIM and nano-SIM, which is combined with a microSD, carried on the right button, volume rocker and power on / off button.


On the back is the company logo, camera lens, LED flash and a fingerprint sensor.

Ergonomics

For a device with a screen almost six and a half inches of Xiaomi Mi Max is quite comfortable in the hand. Of course, a person with small hands will be hard to use a smartphone with one hand, but this problem is easily solved by switching it into a special mode. However, and because it is convenient, perhaps that talk still better through the headset, rather than a smartphone - the weight of the device at modest. But playing, web-surfing or movies - for them Mi Max, we can say, and created.

Review of Xiaomi Mi Max
Review of Xiaomi Mi Max

The body is made very high quality. No backlash and squeaks have been reported, all the elements fit very tightly, turn the volume buttons and the power a little soft, but steady click at the end of reports on key actuation. Ergonomics is very thought out, nothing prevents use smartped, despite the large size.

review of Screen Mi Max

Very bright and contrast screen - a clear advantage Xiaomi Mi Max. Its diagonal is 6.44 '', resolution - Full HD 1920x1080, density - 342 ppi.

The display is made on IPS technology without an air layer and covered with sturdy glass 2,5D oleophobic coating. Sensor type capacitive, it simultaneously processes up to ten taps.

The viewing angles are maximum, the sensor is very responsive, touch all recognized for the second. In addition, there are a lot of settings that allow, for example, to reduce the harmful effects on the eyes by reducing the intensity of the blue part of the spectrum backlight (display becomes slightly yellow tint), or reduce the brightness to the optimum level, giving the opportunity to enjoy reading. And if you activate the anti-glare treatment, Mi Max determine the illuminance, will make the adjustment pixels and lighten darkened part, making the display image is more clear and readable.

Automatically adjusts the brightness of the backlight is adjusted perfectly for the external lighting conditions.

Interface

Smartphone "out of the box," running MIUI 7 operating system, but the manufacturer promises that the Mi Max is one of the first device that will receive the upgrade to the eighth version. On this operating system should tell us more, because around the MIUI, with the help of its members, created a kind of cult. Each new version of the OS look forward, and make a great success. Xiaomi managed to create iOS-like skin based on Android, optimizing it to fit your device, and provide a truly stable and bug-free operation.

To put the smartphone into a control mode with one hand, hold your finger must be the central softkey to extreme. The image is reduced to 3.5, 4 or 4.5 inches, and - depending on which way the movement is made - "stick" to the left or right edge of the screen.

Running the application, you can either close, brushing up or - to leave some important programs - block swipe down.

Reworked and curtain notifications. It is divided into two panels: one contains various switches (Wi-Fi, «screen rotation", "flight" mode, etc...) In the other - the various notifications.

"Gallery" has changed significantly. All images and user video are distributed among the four tabs. Photos taken on the device camera, go to the first tab, and media applications - in the second, photos and images of cloud storage come in third, and fourth photos are sorted by the people who they depict.

Apparatus in the work

Xiaomi Mi Max is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 six-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz for each core. As a graphics accelerator used Adreno 510, RAM smartpede 3 GB, internal - 32 GB. If this volume is not enough, instead of nano-SIM, you can insert a microSD card of up to 128 GB. In addition, there are commercially available versions in 64 GB (3 GB RAM) and 128 GB (4 GB of RAM), who also has expandable memory via microSD.

The benchmarks Xiaomi Mi Max takes 27th place.

Performance tested for games such as Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes, Lara Croft: Relic Run, Asphalt 8, and World of Tanks.

High Definition video is played with no problems and stuttering. The sound does not fall out of the stream, and frames are not delayed, no artifacts have been observed.

Scrolling and zooming in the browser clear, all keystrokes are processed quickly and accurately.

Standard player is very easy to use, intuitive interface and simple, colored, depending on the track cover. In the settings you can set the equalizer settings and profiles for branded headphones. The sound quality of the headphones, external speaker is loud, even at maximum volume no wheezing, so that listening to music or watching videos perfectly suitable.

Fingerprint sensor quickly detects print and includes a smartphone, just put your finger is enough. You can record to your device up to five prints.

But the location of the sensor is not the best. Firstly, it is quite high, and did not immediately get used to, that we should be attracted to your finger. Secondly, it is on the back side of the device, which is very inconvenient for those who frequently use the smartphone in the car (for example, for navigation). If you need to urgently turn on the device, it is necessary to pull it out of the car holder, unblock and put back.

Review of Camera Xiaomi Mi Max

The Mi Max as the main camera set the 16 megapixel unit with autofocus phase. The photo is clear and bright, if you shoot on a sunny day. At dusk or at night makes the smartphone acceptable pictures, but a bit noisy. A lot of options, ranging from a variety of filters, ending with the definition of age of the person in the frame. Front-facing camera with an angle of 85 degrees viewing can also boast a large number of settings, and various functions.

Wireless interfaces

The device has a standard set of wireless interfaces, the module Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, infrared and FM-radio, which works without headphones. All works stably, disconnection was observed during the test. Navigation chip is quite smart: in five seconds he discovered 2 satellites on a "cold" start out somewhere in 30-35 seconds.

Mi Max also supports a LTE network, which significantly increases the data rate.

Battery life

The device with a large screen needs a capacious battery. The Mi Max established on 4845 mAh battery, so that part of the autonomy he's all right. With active load gadget extended until the end of the second day. Use the standard scenario: a day for 1.5 hours listening to music, until the hour of using the navigation program, about 30 minutes of communication by telephone, to an hour view social networking feeds and 30 minutes, shooting on the camera.

Play video unit can up to 6 hours 34 minutes at maximum illumination when switched "Flight" mode, and then connect the memory requests.

Hour Game by 50% backlight drains the smartphone is 19%. Charging the unit "to the full" for about three hours.

Results of review

The Xiaomi developed his formula for success: excellent release OS and optimize it to fit your device, set the smartphone top iron, a powerful battery and a bright screen - all enclosed in the body of high-quality materials. Of course, not without the main ingredient - reasonable prices. Xiaomi Mi Max - an excellent smartped, which can be purchased for 20 thousand rubles. Thanks to the large screen diagonal and productive stuffing on Mi Max you can watch movies, drive modern games, to run resource-intensive applications - in other words, not experience virtually no restrictions. Find more details on Xiaomi user manulas.

Pros:

  • big screen;
  • quality external speaker;
  • good camera.

Cons:

  • not very convenient location of the fingerprint sensor.