Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has become official today, after a period of leaks and teasers. It’s certainly a biggie, at 6.9 inches in diagonal, but it truly feels like a smartphone, in features and functionality. This is a device that’s ideal for multimedia consumption, binge watching TV shows and gaming.
The battery isn’t half bad at 5500 mAh for the 6.9 inch screen. Design-wise, it reminds us of the latest Xiaomi Redmi models launched. It’s got an unibody metal shell and a vertically oriented dual camera. The antenna cutouts re the same as they’ve been since the Meizu Pro 6. In spite of being so big, it weighs 221 grams, which is pretty close to the Xperia XZ2, so not bad.
The thickness is just 7.99 mm here. The screen offers a Full HD resolution and the famous 18:9 aspect, while inside we find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU, also available on the ASUS ZenFone 5 and behaving quite well there. It even had some AI action, which would be nice to see on this phablet (but probably not). You can get the phone with 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, an 8 megapixel front camera and a dual back shooter that includes a main 12 MP shooter with F/1.9 aperture, PDAF and Dual Pixel tech.
There’s also a secondary 5 MP sensor for the sake of Bokeh. Connectivity is up to speed, with USB Type-C in the mix, 3.5 mm audio jack, Dual VoLTE, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0. Security is also well taken care of with a fingerprint scanner at the back and Android 8.1 plus MIUI 9.5 in the mix as well. It’s all juiced up by a 5500 mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charge.
Available in black, gold or blue, the handset is priced at around $250 for the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB model and $300 for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model.