MadHat2014, 15 Jun 2016Xiaomi phones are great, but they, including Mi Max, do not support all the LTE bands. In my c... moreSometimes it's possible to unlock band 20 in the software, Xda-developers have previously found a way on several other Xiaomi phones.
Xiaomi phones are great, but they, including Mi Max, do not support all the LTE bands. In my country, some operators make heavy use of Band 20 (800 MHz), so this means the LTE performance of Mi Max will be crippled because it does not have Band 20. So unfortunate:(
Xdadevet, 12 Jun 2016I agree, the ROMs retailers load is a security risk and comes with bloatware and spyware (on b... moreYou can easily restore to original ROM with MI PC Suite within 40mins and install the google play on your own. It's a easy job even my mum knows how to do it.
slaia, 08 Jun 2016I'm highly interested because of its excellent battery life. So I could use it as secondary de... moreI agree, the ROMs retailers load is a security risk and comes with bloatware and spyware (on both Xiaomis I bought so far). You can load the right software yourself, check my other comment on this page. Remember to unlock your bootloader first (don't worry, you can relock it again, and it doesn't void your warranty)
Visit https://xiaomi.eu/community/ and download the latest ROM for your phone. Install TWRP (follow the instructions on their site) and flash the ROM through recovery. If you need help visit http://www.xda-developers.com/
Got the phone but it only got Chinese apps, how do you load Google kit for global access, thanks
C'mon, Xiaomi and Microsoft.. either launch new Windows 10 Mobile version of these awesome phones or let buyers install it on them.
Xiaomi is doing what it does best...injecting models into competitions price range...good going...
efem, 08 Jun 2016dude, you must read the review again, end of page 3! web browsing 19 hours, video playback 16 ... morei'm not talking about durance i'm saying if it finishes during the daytime you should wait a long time for it to finish charging, it could be the 2nd or 3rd day not the 1st day of use so that doesn't change the lack of quick charge.
and you know if you just half charge your phone "all the time" the battery will lose it's calibration and full life over time soon.
I'm highly interested because of its excellent battery life. So I could use it as secondary device.
Can anyone who is familiar with Xiaomi devices and other Chinese phones help me: is there any international version of Mi Max or Mi 5 which is preinstalled with Google Play Store? I mean, preinstalled by Xiaomi and not third parties. I know I could buy from online retailers, which have modified the phones and installed Google Play Store. But for me any device modified by third parties is a security risk!
Finally a worthy sucessor of my current Sony Z Ultra!
Design could have been better, but beggers can't be choosers I guess :o)
DantE O2, 07 Jun 2016but when you leave home or another place you should carry your phone, right. it's like where... moredude, you must read the review again, end of page 3! web browsing 19 hours, video playback 16 hours! there is no way you can drain that during the day! I have a note3 with 10000mah battery and that with wifi, 4g, bt, gps enabled and music(on bt) + gps goes off from it loses 10% charge per hour( 2.5 year old phone/battery ). I see it very challanging to run out of juice on this device within a day, on extreme heavy use ( hence seriously considering it! ). Probably the only thing can drain the battery off before you make it to the end of the day is heavy gaming.