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Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (Mi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.9 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 350 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/900/1800/1900), 3G WCDMA (850/900/1900/2100), FDD LTE (B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 176 x 87.4 ( = 0.31 x 6.93 x 3.44 in)
Battery
5500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/1.9
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, EU adapter, USB Type-C cable, MIUI 9.6, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.584 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.417 W/kg, fanless
Weight
221 g ( = 7.8 oz / 0.49 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.31% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 72%, features: 72%, display: 80% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi Max 3

83.7% Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The 6.9-inch Xiaomi Mi Max 3 offers even more display area to users than its predecessor, and the hardware has also been slightly updated. We clarify in our review what buyers of this Chinese import version can expect for a price of about 250 Euros (~$288; currently $250 to import to the US).
80% Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review
Source: PC Advisor English
When you spend less than £250 on a phone you don't expect great things, but the Mi Max 3 might surprise you. This is not the fastest phone you'll find today, but it does have a very big, beautiful screen, capable cameras and some useful extra features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Xiaomi Mi Max 3 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Playing a particular angle in any product, especially tech is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you could limit your goals to a particular niche requirement alone and cruse though everything else, cutting corners as you please. Chances are that with a unique enough offering, you can still make the bottom line work.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review: This Is the Monstrous Smartphone With 6.9-Inch Screen and More Power
Source: Igeekphone English
Overall, at this price, the performance of Xiaomi Max 3 is still very good. Inheriting the price of 1699 yuan from the previous work, whether it is the feel, battery life, photo or experience is superior, for the users who like a big screen, so it is a great choice for them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2018

Foreign Reviews

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 7-Zoll-Handy mit Riesen-Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2018
90% Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2018
84% Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 81% mobility: 92% workmanship: 79%
75% Recensione Xiaomi Mi MAX 3: enorme bontà a piccolo prezzo
Source: Optima Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 65%
80% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3 ITA: un tablet tascabile | Video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 57% features: 84%
79% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85% display: 70% mobility: 98% workmanship: 71%
82% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
76% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 85% display: 70% mobility: 98% workmanship: 71%
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Globale con MIUI 10
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; decent hardware; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2018
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3 ROM ufficiale
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; long battery life; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2018
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Max 3 con MIUI10
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2018
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Presentato Ufficialmente: Non Solo Un Grande Display!
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; decent hardware; large battery capacity; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2018
80% Test Du Xiaomi Mi Max 3 : Le Nouveau Champion D'Autonomie
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
80% Test Xiaomi Mi Max 3 : finalement la taille ça compte
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Xiaomi Mi Max 3 : grand écran et grosse batterie
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; solid workmanship; nice performance; good connectivity; high autonomy. Negative: High DAS; relatively bulky.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2018
Test du Xiaomi Mi Max 3 : taillé pour le multimédia
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Great built quality; beautiful screen; support USB-C; long battery life. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2018
Wielki nie tylko rozmiarem. Recenzja Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice display; long battery life; decent speakers. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2018
80% Xiaomi Mi Max - Его Величество Mi Max Первый
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор плюсов и минусов смартфона Xiaomi Mi Max 3 4/64GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; high quality; long battery life; powerful processor; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 về VN - màn hình to, pin 5.500 mAh, giá từ 6 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; long battery life; good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2018
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 ra mắt - pin 5.500 mAh, màn hình lớn, giá từ 250 USD
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; large screen; good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2018
76% Xiaomi Mi Max 3 i test: Jättemycket telefon för pengarna
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
88% Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review: nasul telefoanelor mari
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 90% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%

Comment

Model:

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has opted to continue the philosophy of its series Mi Max, through a terminal of considerable size, which will stand out from the rest of mid-range smartphones this year for its spectacular autonomy. The company achieved a pretty sleek and compact design thanks to the impossibly slim bezels and the trendy 18:9 tall aspect ratio. Xiaomi’s Mi Max line has traditionally been a mid-range offering, despite the size, and the Mi Max 3 is no different in that regard. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor and offers the choice between 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, or 6 GB of RAM and a hefty 128 GB of storage. While it’s unlikely to be the fastest phone on the block, it’s still likely to deliver good performance. The overall design language is pretty standard, even if a bit dated and has Xiaomi written all over it. A nicely rounded metal unibody holds all the internals and makes for a smooth and uniform look and feel, only disturbed by the antenna lines. On the back, it has an iPhone X-like vertical dual-camera module and a fingerprint reader in the usual shape, size, and location. On the front, the top and bottom chins aren't as impressively thin as those on the sides of the panel. Still, they don't feel large at all. The top one provides ample room for the selfie camera and sensor array, as well as a notification LED, without resorting to notches.

As for the display, Xiaomi didn't cheap out and went for FullHD+ resolution. Frankly, anything less would have looked blurry at this size. It’s a 6.9-inch IPS LCD running a 2,160 x 1,080-pixel resolution in an 18:9 resolution. That gives it a pixel density of 350 DPI, making it far from one of the sharpest phones. The panel gets decently bright and quite usable outdoors. There’s a decent camera suite attached to the Mi Max 3 as well. Users will find a dual-lens system installed around the back, with a 12-megapixel main lens armed with a f/1.9 aperture. The secondary lens is just 5 megapixels and will be used primarily for depth-sensing in portrait shots. The Mi Max 3 will apparently also be able to capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion video at 120 frames per second, but only at 720p. The selfie shooter around the front will be an 8-megapixel lens with a f/1.7 aperture. The Mi Max 3 is packing a massive 5,500 mAh battery. Most modern flagships sit around a 3,000 mAh battery, with some particularly large batteries hitting 4,000 mAh, making the Mi Max 3’s battery utterly enormous. It’s also equipped with QuickCharge 3.0, and Xiaomi claims the battery will charge from empty to 71 percent in an hour. As a conclusion, it won't disappoint in any way as a daily driver for most average users out there. The unique offer of a huge display is one of the best features that some people will really like, especially for watching videos and viewing photos.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

It is a phone, it is a tablet, it has the RAM of a Windows laptop! Nope, it is only the newest member of Mi Max series. Here I have the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with me, which I am having hard time to identify. Is it a phone or a tablet? I would have called it a phablet, but its screen is 6.9 inch, so just 0.1 inch away from being officially called as a tablet, too bad.

Even if the screen is so huge, dimensions are almost identical to the Mi Max 2, just a bit bigger. This means bezels get smaller and only the screen got bigger.

I don't want to get into the question of “Is it necessary?”, well it is your taste. With such size, I only feel like I am putting a brick next to my face, but again it will be you to decide if it fits your needs. Of course Xiaomi didn't produce this phone to be just big. You know what else is big? Samsung's Note series. There is an undeniable demand for big phones. This kind a surprises me, because back in the time people were asking for smaller ones. With big screen, what is more fun? Gaming, watching movies on the go. Yup, to me, the Mi Max 3 is thought for those actions. But its hardware is only mediocre I would say. So for gaming I am not sure if it will give a great performance for demanding games. But it is really a great fit for consuming multimedia.

It has quick charge, so in case you run out of battery power, you can charge it up in about 135 minutes. Considering the battery size, it is understandable.

Since the phone is considered to be in the mid segment, i cant praise the haptics or other stuff. They are what they are supposed to be in this price range. Of course Xiaomi devices are known for good alternatives for flagship devices, so you do the math.

Cameras are eh. As you are all aware, higher pixel count does not mean better results. The Max 3 does not come with great cameras, but software makes up for it. Here is my favorite question: Would I buy it? Nope, i would not. Not because it does not perform well. But the size is not my taste. I only like phones that can fit into my pocket. Does it fit in my pocket? Well, it does, because I am a big man and have big pants. But still, it is too big for my taste and when I am using my phone, i do not like to be seen like I am blocking something.

Overall, I can suggest this monster. It is cheap, packed with medium performance, has a nice screen. So yeah, if big screens are your taste and you do not want to spend too much, go ahead.

Qualcomm Adreno 509: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 636 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. Most likely featuring a slightly higher core clock compared to the Adreno 508. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
636: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight Kryo 260 cpu cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.9":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.221 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


81.31%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-19)