Xiaomi Mi Max 3 leaks; phone carries huge screen and massive battery
by Alan Friedman / Jan 16, 2018, 10:20 PM
Last month, we passed along some of the specs that put the max into the Xiaomi Mi Max 3. A new render showing what is allegedly the back of the Mi Max 3 has surfaced, and it reveals that the device will be equipped with a dual camera setup on back, along with a fingerprint scanner. It also shows that the handset will be offered in three different colors including one black and two different shades of blue.
The Mi Max 3 features a 7-inch full-screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. We could see a resolution of 1080 x 2160. The primary snapper on back is believed to weigh in at 12MP, and there will be a 5MP front-facing selfie camera. The most exciting thing about the Mi Max 3 is the 5500mAh battery expected to power the unit. The Snapdragon 635 SoC or the Snapdragon 660 chipset will be under the hood, and there will be two variants to the Mi Max 3. One will come with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The second will feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 could be launched this coming June. The buzz around the water cooler suggests that it will be priced at the equivalent of $264 USD.
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I fail to understand just how Xiaomi's Mi Max Series is a sales success. The phone (if you call it a 'phone') is just too unwieldy and chunky (5,000mAh battery inside) to be used as a daily driver. Now, I understand that people use it as a mini-tablet of sorts but that begs the question: "Why not just get a mini-tablet instead"? Anyhow, a 2:1 7" display would be too awful tall. 6.5 Inches would have made more sense. Oh well, G'Day!
posted on Jan 16, 2018, 10:52 PM 2
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"I fail to understand just how Xiaomi's Mi Max Series is a sales success. " 1) Big Screen 2) Big Battery 3) Affordable 4) Reputable brand Any further questions? "Why not just get a mini-tablet instead"? Frankly speaking, because Apple doesn't make mini tablets anymore and Android tablets are a complete waste of money if you want "tablet apps" or any semblance of software updates.
posted on Jan 16, 2018, 11:03 PM 6
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They're definitely getting as reputable as your beloved Apple, not so much due to their own respect of customers but more because Apple is doing their best to give the worst costumer experience they can imagine. Regarding your 2008 style whining about non-adaptive apps on tablets... 2008 called and wondered if your slow jokes are caused by your iPhone is getting too old and throttled?
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 2:38 AM 6
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Most tablets have no phone feature which What's App is required for installation.
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 1:18 AM 1
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You can sideload the apk and when setting up request a call. Even if your sim is in a phone. Enter the code and you have WhatsApp on your tablet. I usually use a different sim for WhatsApp so I know this.
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 9:40 AM 0
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Because 1. It's smaller than "mini-tablet" (because less bezels) 2. You can't get a tablet with SD660 (or other processor with similar performance) at that price 3. It's probably just slightly bigger than MiMax2
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 1:58 AM 2
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you just speak without knowing what you're speaking about don't you??? chunky??? Xiaomi mi max 2 is 7,6 mm thick... the same thickness as an iphone... That's thinner than like 80~90% of phones on the market... ok, i've used a mi max 2 before, and i admit it's a big phone, but it's still very usable... 4'' phones is ridiculous and stupid in 2018... why do you want a smartphone if it isn't to be a media consumption device??? if you just make phone calls and send sms, just buy some small feature phone with keyboard... A smartphone nowadays, is a device, that replaces a computer for 90% of the people on the planet... (people that use a computer to check emails, news or social media websites, and youtube (or whatever online video service you use...) if you think that is thick and chunky, you should buy razor blades, or small s**tty feature phones, not smartphones... you just lost a good opportunity to be shut up... It's a sales success, because shitloads of people (millions of devices sold) have a totally diferent opinion about what a smartphone should be like, compared to you... just buy a feature phone if you want a small device...
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 8:26 AM 0
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he he....the iphone 6 plus or was it 7 plus (they all look the same) was bigger than a bigger screen note 5....(AND heavier)....screen to body ratio was awful but the Iboys did not complain... Iphone 6 plus Size 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches) Note 5 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm (6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches) Iphone6 plus Weight 192 grams (6.77 oz) Note 5 171 grams (6.03 oz) Iphone 6 plus Screen 5.5-inch IPS LCD Note 5 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Iphone 6 plus Resolution 1,080 x 1,920 pixels Note 5 1,440 x 2,560 pixels
posted on Jan 18, 2018, 8:17 PM 1
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Even with smallest bezels, 7 Inch screen is too big from any perspective for a phone .. Smaller bezels with screen same size (6.44 Inch) as previous model would really make sense ..
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 2:09 AM 0
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I wish all flagship phones, from Samsung S9 to LG G7 would have a minimum 3600 mAh Battery So i can go a full day without charging.
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 AM 1
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You can definitely go a full day on a single charge with a 3000mAh battery.
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 3:56 AM 3
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Right.. Sometime I wonder about those people who saying a smartphone with 5+ hours of SoT still isn't enough for a "full-day" usage.. Why did they waste so much time with their smartphone? didn't they have daily work, real life, or something better to do? :-/
posted on Jan 17, 2018, 4:14 AM 1
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