Vatsal Impex has launched Xiaomi Mi Max in Nepal. It is a very special and big phone with a big screen and an interesting set of hardware. Mi Max has a 6.44” screen which makes it quite large but not large enough to get in tablet territory. However, it is a big smartphone for normal pockets. So it has a slightly different use case and user group. In this article, we are discussing the price of Mi Max, specifications, and usage of large screens for entertainment and work.
The demand for smartphones with big screens has grown about 200% in the international market. Tablets aren’t very popular among regular or normal class consumers due to their big size. They aren’t bought as much as smartphones hence everyone doesn’t carry tablets. So there is a demand for smartphones with larger displays. When a device has a big screen it also comes with a large battery. This allows users to enjoy large screen real estate for working on documents, reading texts, eBooks, webpages, gaming, enjoying videos, and watching movies. Therefore there are benefits in work and playing with big screens.
So Mi Max provides all those with the comfort of portability. Now Nepali market also has access to the new luxury. The Xiaomi Mi Max price in Nepal is Rs 34,999. It is a mid-range smartphone and it targets mobile gamers, media consumers, and social media surfers. This is Xiaomi’s special launch after Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro. Unlike other smartphones, it has a different USP. So let us assess everything in detail.
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Xiaomi Mi Max Specifications
- Dimension: 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 203g
- Display: 6.44 Inches IPS LCD Screen
- Resolution: 1080×1920
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 Quad-Core sets
- GPU: Adreno 510
- Memory: 2/3/4 GB RAM
- Storage: 16/32/64/128 GB eMMC 4.5 Internal, 256 GB External SD card support
- Battery: 4850 mAh Lithium-Ion
- Back Camera: 16 Megapixels with f/2.0 aperture (PDAF)
- Video: 4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 fps
- Front Camera: 5 Megapixels with f/2.0 Aperture
- Video: 1080p at 30 fps
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MIUI 10)
- Connectivity and Sensors: micro USB 2.0, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyrosensor, Proximity
Design and Big Build
Most regular users like smartphones with a 5-inch display size mainly due to the size of the hand. Big phones are restrictions for people with small hands because maneuvering a wide smartphone is quite hard. On the contrary, Xiaomi Mi Max targets people who want big screens. Therefore the whole phone has dimensions of 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm and 203g weight. It has a 6.44″ screen at the front with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It looks very big and wide in hands also.
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For construction, the back of the phone has a metal cover and the front has plastic. On the backside, there is a fingerprint scanner, Mi branding, and camera. On the right side, there is the power button and volume rocker. Similarly, on the left side, there is a SIM card plus an SD card slot. Then on the top side, there is a headphone jack, IR blaster, and microphone. Finally, at the bottom, there are speaker grills and a USB port.
Internal Hardware: Processor, Memory, Battery, Storage
The Nepali variant of Xiaomi Mi Max includes a Snapdragon 650 octa-core processor that is made up of two quad-core sets clocked at 1.4 GHz and 1.8 GHz. In Nepal, the device comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Nepal is neither getting 4 GB RAM with 128 GB storage nor the 64 GB model. So for additional storage, we have to use a micro SD card. For space expansion, Mi Max actually supports up to 256 GB of SD card.
It is a big phone, so it needs a big battery to power the big screen. It is a necessity instead of a luxury. So the Mi Max comes with a 4850 mAh battery. It is a big size and is necessary to provide at least 1 day of good use. This size is also capable of providing battery life to power the big screen for a good movie session with ease.
Massive Display and Cameras
Xiaomi Mi Max has a 6.44″ screen which is big in comparison to other smartphones in the market. There may be only a few special devices that have such a large screen. Mi Max has a big screen and it is quite good because it has a 1080p resolution with 342 PPI pixel density. In order to protect the big display, there is also Gorilla Glass 4 on the top. This giant canvas is very useful for reading text on websites, reading ebooks, reading PDFs, watching movies, streaming videos, and playing games.
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On the front side, right above the screen, there is a 5 MP front-facing camera that can take 1080p videos. On the backside of Mi Max, there is a 16 MP back camera capable of recording UHD 4K videos and 1080p 30 fps videos. It is good to have a mid range device with 4K video recording capability.
Xiaomi Mi Max Price is a big smartphone meant for people with high demands and big hands. Most people can’t use big devices due to maneuvering problems. So, it is for people who do intensive multi-tasking, watch videos, and use phones for entertainment. In the case of overall impressions, the device is powered with fast hardware, decent software, a powerful back camera, and a smooth experience providing UI.
Now the main concern is price. The price of Mi Max in the Indian market is INR 15,000, which converts to NPR 32,000. However, the MRP of Mi Max in Nepal is Rs Rs 34,999. So it is quite overpriced in people’s view. The company claims it is due to import, tax, distribution, margin, and new legalized channel costs. Another thing to consider is that there is also no double SIM but there are many users who need that. So there are a few things to consider with the device. Also, Mi Max is a special smartphone for selected people and if you really need it then it is available in the Nepali retail market.