Xiaomi Mi Max will offer "full-day" battery life

Xiaomi Mi Max will offer
Tomorrow, May 10, Xiaomi will officially announce a new extra large smartphone (call it a phablet if you will): the Mi Max. Until that happens, Xiaomi today wanted to tease us - again - with a new image showing the device, mentioning that, despite its size, the Mi Max will still "feel comfortable" in hand, while providing "full-day" battery life.

Sporting a 6.44-inch display, the Mi Max will become Xiaomi's largest smartphone to date. This isn't a high-end device, but one that offers decent features at a low price. Its screen is a 1080 x 1920 pixels one, while the processor powering it is a mid-range hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650. A fingerprint scanner, a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera will also be on board. The device's battery is a 4000 mAh one - that's a generous battery that should be able to last for at least a full day, just as Xiaomi is promising.

It's said that the Xiaomi Mi Max will be available in two variants: one with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, and another with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Both should run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Xiaomi's own MIUI 8 on top. Prices could start at around $200 (at least in China).

Most probably, the Xiaomi Mi Max won't be officially released in the US, though customers should be able to import it from various online retailers. Do you think you'd be interested in buying this device?


source: Xiaomi (Twitter)

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16 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 Edge+ would be a better buy. Decent looking phone though. I already get all day battery life with no issue.

2. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

...or an S7 Edge. After the latest Verizon update, the battery life for my Note 5 has drastically improved.

14. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

So you are comparing Mi Max with Note 5 or S7 Edge..

3. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Looks like a great deal. Last xiaomi phone I've owned was the m2a. Liked what miui offered more than TouchWiz tbh.

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

This phone costs 200$. A 500$+ phone will obviously be better. You're just showing your Samsung fanboyism where there is no context. Note 5 is nowhere close to a full day battery life. The only 2015 devices with full day battery life are the s6 active, z5 compact and droid maxx 2. A full day battery life phone should be able to get you through a day of heavy use with LTE and navigation for hours. A note 5 would die in 4 hours at max with LTE and navigation. And that's a generous estimate. You're not supposed to use it like that everyday, but life happens on some days and your phone shouldn't give up on you, no matter the conditions.

5. kotan24

Posts: 319; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

dude you should really try the s7 edge, battery life on that phone is insane.

6. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yep. That battery is crazy. But you know that's crazier?! My Galaxy A9 Pro battery is really hard to kill. I could browse and play games whole day continuously.

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Not a 2015 phone.

15. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Is s7 edge is available under $200.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. you cant just buy 3 MiMax for the same price, and have the whole 3 of day battery life

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I've used Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro and Xiaomi MI 5 64GB edition. The battery endurance on the former is phenomenal!!! I couldn't believe it at first lol, you can hit 6, 7, 8h+ SOT on it, I guess it is possible to reach 10h SoT on that thing if you know what you're doing. MI 5 is good enough in battery department too but it's not on par with Note 3 pro at all.

13. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

those two are not even in the same price range as Mi Max. wake up please, dude.

7. geniusjatt

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

What do you mean by "full day battery life". I am fine with s7 edge easily runs 2 days on 1 charge.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or just buy redmi note 3... same specs, same battery, big enough but still pocketable, and cheaper.... if they can put 4000mAh battery on 5inch redmi3, they should use much bigger battery in this 6.4inch beast.. (and redmi3 isnt that much thick, its 8.5mm)

11. Elfmonster unregistered

Maybe. Tempted. If specs were a tad better ..

16. ReadersDB

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Been using this phone for 2 months already, I have no comment about the battery life. Exceeded my expectations compared to my previous phone which is Samsung Galaxy Note 5. In terms of camera, note 5 is better. Budget wise, I'll go for this. Specifications of this phone is indeed a good buy compared to its price. Check out my full review of Xiaomi Mi Max here at ReadersDB website

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