Xiaomi Mi Max Racks Up 8 Million Pre-Orders – What A Start For The Gigantic Smartphone

Omar Sohail
Posted May 15, 2016
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For a phone as big as Xiaomi Mi Max and being an affordable one at that, there was a chance that the phablet Android powered giant could garner a large number of pre-orders. Well, turns out that ‘large’ is an understatement, because Xiaomi Mi Max has managed to rake in a total of 8 million registrations.

Highest Configured Model Of Xiaomi Mi Max Features A Snapdragon 652 And 4GB RAM – It’s Enough Reason Why So Many Registrations Have Taken Place

Xiaomi Mi Max has become a popular smartphone for those who covet a large phone with a decent amount of hardware. In comparison, Mi5 was able to rack in 14 million registrations during its first flash sale, but let us face it, Mi5 was powered by a Snapdragon 820, and so far, it happens to be the cheapest Snapdragon 820 running smartphone to date.

The base model of Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a Snapdragon 650, while the remaining two feature a Snapdragon 652. While we initially thought that Mi Max would come with 2GB and 3GB RAM models, imagine our surprise when we find out that the smartphone will be available to purchase in both 3GB and 4GB RAM models. Now this is something that we really have to give Xiaomi credit for. Jumping onto different specifications, Xiaomi Mi Max might just measure 7.5mm in thickness, but even that thickness is able to accommodate a massive 4,850mAh battery.

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As stated before, there are three different models that you can choose to purchase and all of their details have been provided below:

  • Snapdragon 650 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage will cost RMB 1,499 or $230
  • Snapdragon 652 with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage will cost RMB 1,699 or $260
  • Snapdragon 650 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage will cost RMB 1,999 or $306
Xiaomi Mi5s Expected To Come With Several New Features Not Present In The Original Mi5

All chipsets are manufactured on the 28nm architecture, and while they might not be as efficient or powerful as a 14nm FinFET SoC, their firepower thanks to the availability of Cortex-A72 cores are well known. If you decide to purchase the base model of Xiaomi Mi Max, you have the option to incorporate a 200GB MicroSD card slot inside the second SIM card slot of the handset. Keep in mind that inserting a storage card slot will take up one slot, so you will only have one slot to play around with afterwards.

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Apart from this, there is also a fingerprint and infrared sensor present, a 16MP PDAF (phase detection autofocus) rear camera, and a 5MP shooter with a very wide angle lens of 85 degrees, which is great. In short, you are getting the next best thing there is to a cellular tablet, and in a few months’ time, you will be able to purchase this gem of a phone. Looking at the price tag and of course all the other features, is Xiaomi Mi Max a worthy addition to your smartphone collection?

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