Feedback on the original Mi Max after using the phone since February 2017.
Version - Xiaomi Mi Max Prime 128 GB
This is phone was an absolute pleasure to use for 1.5 years since the day I first bought it in terms of Camera, display, audio quality ect. And it was one of the best value for money phones available in Sri Lanka at the time. But after using the phone for 1.5 years then it started showing its age.
Battery started draining really fast as of right now (May 2020) about 5% battery drops every 15 but this is easily fixable by installing a new battery and this could be because I used to charge the phone overnight for about an year when I first got the phone so it could be my fault.
Then this phone is having an issue where the signal drops in both sim slots and that can be fixed by restarting the phone is quickly opening and closing the SIM slot but this is annoying if you use the phone as your main device.
Snapdragon chipset is also showing its age now where the phone stutters every now and then it's really difficult to play games like COD mobile even on low graphics.
Finally the camera on this phone can't keep up with 2020 phones and its almost useless now.
So now that we got all the negativity out of the way, let's check the positives even after 3 years of usage.
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The audio quality in this phone is really good and because it's so good and considering the storage capacity, I use this phone as my music player. You can definitely use this phone as an Android music player it's perfect for it. It's got the 3.5 mm audio jack and the audio quality through the jack and via Bluetooth is super crisp.
Also I use this phone to navigate Google maps when I'm driving long distance trips. Because of the big bright screen it's great for this, just connect it to car power outlet and keep it on and you're good to go.
I'm planning to fix this as my media player in the car after I get a new phone soon. :)
Xiaomi build quality has only gotten better over the years but I really hope they stop showing ads on system apps as it's annoying. Hope someone found this helpful.
I used this phone for almost 3.5 years, had too much emotions attached and now leaving.
The phone's performance was awsome till the end memory and dual sim, cameras are the constraint for which i am changing this phone.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2020any advices on chosing this phone or the sony xperia z ultra im all earsI would say better go for Mi Max 2 (or 3 if you dont have money constraint). I personally used Z Ultra only for couple of days but it didnt feel worth the money
any advices on chosing this phone or the sony xperia z ultra im all ears
Axew, 30 Oct 2019Hello guys, should I go with this or Google Pixel ? I play games like PUBG and Free Fire and s... moreThis device i not good for gaming if you're are on budget go for galaxy s7 or LG G5
Best option for new device is oppo realme 3 great budget mobile for gaming
Hello guys, should I go with this or Google Pixel ? I play games like PUBG and Free Fire and spending lot time on watching Youtube and anime. Thanks
Pros:-Big Battery Life
-Quick Responsive Screen
Cons:-Sometimes It won't respond if you touch the screen
-GPS sometimes hard to calibrate
-Unprovided Fast charge by Xiaomi
In general I like this phone. Big screen, big battery, hard glass, no problems with range or sound. Own it for 2+ years. But I do have problem with compass, despite many attempts to calibrate. GPS was the reason I own a smartphone at all. Compass was the reason I have bought this particular model. For some orientations of the phone north is correct, for others direction is off by about 30 degrees. Do you have the same problem? Any solution?
Fractals, 08 Oct 2019Xiaomi Mi Max support QC3.0 - to 9V 1,5A from Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 3.Yes
Xiaomi Mi Max support QC3.0 - to 9V 1,5A from Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 3.
I'm using this mobile for 2 years..... And I love it... Only issue is camera using at night time. The pictures wont be good. But at the day light. Damn!... so good.
Everybody was asking me like, that how am I handling a big mobile.
But honestly I fell in love with this mobile.
Once u started to use above 6" mobiles. will not like to use smaller sizes.
Good luck. See even the Iphone has launched 6.4" with dual sim.. :-D
Played PUBG, ML and ROS in this phone, very smooth and nice display, even support full hd range.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2019Anyone tried playing PUBG on it? I am palying pubg from 8 month , even 1 time I didn't slow .I found best mobile in cheap price.Thank u
PUBG works great. So does minecraft, gtaa all versions and all the games i've tried. Even the ultra heavy ones. Great phone for this low price. I would get this one instead ot MAX2 aor MAX3. It's cheaper. I've had it since 2016 and it's still working fine. Just slap NOVA Launcher on it and you are gold. So much phone for the money!
I am using this phone for last two and half year.Still it is a beast.After 2.5 years i Got 14 hours of battery backup.I am not a fan of gaming. I watched movies and tv shows.I am using Miui pro Rom.This is best phone i ever have.
Since 2016, my max is still excellent till now.That a sounds so good & I gave a max prime to my mother as a birthday gift.Hoping for the release of Max 4!
Compare the height from Xiaomi mi max to Samsung Galaxy fold, the galaxy fold are only 160.9mm on 7.3 inch which are far lower than a mi max (mi max height: 173.1mm) Even Huawei mediapad X2 with short ratio and small bezel are far higher than galaxy fold. Mi max, 173mm are only 6.4 inch 16:9 with small bezel. But once galaxy fold, it gonna be joke... Only 161mm in 7.3 inch 3:2 with even smaller bezel. Are we sure galaxy fold measurement of height are exact correct?