Vatsal Impex Pvt. Ltd., the official distributor of Xiaomi phones in Nepal, has launched the Xiaomi Mi Max for Rs. 35,000 (3GB RAM variant). You can pre-book the phone right now and get Rs. 2000 discount from this link.
[Update: The Xiaomi Mi Max is now available in Nepal for Rs. 32,000]
Mi Max is the largest phone from Xiaomi and is also one of the biggest size phablets you can buy right now with a massive 6.44-inch display. So with the increasing size of mobile displays, we have to stand back and ask ‘How big is too big?’ We already have tablets starting from 7-inches in size and now there only remains a thin line between what we generally consider as tablets and phablets.
Mi Max despite its massive size is a beautifully crafted device with an unibody metal construction with a curved back. The front houses the mammoth 6.44-inch full HD display with 342ppi and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The huge display is certainly a plus point for watching movies, playing games or reading books, but when you have to place a call, you’ll look ridiculous holding a massive phone on your head. The phone is running on MIUI 7 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Mi Max has two variants: one with 32GB storage, 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 650 chipset and another with the 128GB storage, 4GB RAM, and Snapdragon 652 chipset. The one that’s being launched in Nepal is the 3GB RAM variant and if it succeeds to entertain the market we will probably see the higher variant as well. Both the variants come with expandable storage up to 256GB via SIM 1 hybrid slot.
Talking about the camera, Mi Max sports a 16MP Rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. The rear camera can shoot videos in 4K resolution at 30fps. The front houses a 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Typical of Xiaomi, you get a fingerprint sensor on the back as well. And powering this colossal device is the 4850mAh non-removable battery.
But what about the pricing?
Vatsal Impex has yet again launched a new Xiaomi product, the Mi Max, at a sky-high price of NRP. 35,000. The phone was launched in India couple of weeks ago for INR. 15,000 (NRP. 24,000). So, we are paying exactly Rs. 11,000 more for basically the same device. No matter how you look at it, you cannot justify the pricing of the phone.
Yes, the device has got some serious specs underneath, but that’s what Chinese brand Xiaomi is all about. They are well known for providing a powerful phone for affordable pricing. But, at NRP. 35,000, the Xiaomi Mi Max is no more an affordable offering.
Highlights of Xiaomi Mi Max:
- 6.44 inches(1080 x 1920 pixels) @342ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
- MIUI 7 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650/ MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Chipset
- Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 32/128GB Internal Storage (Expandable up to 256GB)
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 16 MP Rear Camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus
- 5MP Front Camera with f/2.0
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Non-removable Li-Ion 4850 mAh battery