Xiaomi Mi Max (SIM Free)
One of the biggest names in Asian electronics, Xiaomi have a wide range of affordable and powerful smartphones.
The Mi Max is a true phablet - it boasts a huge 6.44 inch screen and whopping 4,850 mAh battery. Also included is a powerful mid-high range Snapdragon processor and detailed camera technology.
Powered with Xiaomi's MIUI enhanced version of Android 6, the Mi Max is a breathtaking phone that will turn heads.
All Clove Technology's Xiaomi Mi Max stock is provided SIM Free and factory unlocked. Simply add your SIM card for voice & data connectivity.
This is EU stock, certified for use on all EU & UK networks. For LTE support outside of Europe, please check compatibility from the specifications for your local network provider.
Reasons to buy the Xiaomi Mi Max
- Large 6.44" Full HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 processor
- 32 GB storage / 3GB RAM / micro SD compatible
- 13 MP main camera with PDAF
- 5 MP selfie camera with 85° wide-angle lens
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Intuitive MIUI interface built on Android 6.0
- Infrared blaster with MI Universal Remote App
- Dual SIM
Colour and memory variants
The Xiaomi Mi Max is available from Clove Technology in either Gold, or Silver, colour with a 32GB storage / 3GB RAM configuration.
Other configurations may be available in other regions.
- Xiaomi Mi Max (SIM Free & Unlocked)
- 2 pin EU mains charger
- USB cable
- SIM tool
If you're looking for a truly large-screened device then you almost need look no further. At a time when many other manufacturers have passed on the 'phablet' craze of a couple of years ago, Xiaomi have dug in deep and produced the highly popular Mi Max.
With a 6.44 inch screen this is certainly a big phone. Those with small hands or pockets might want to look at something else in the Xiaomi range.
Those needing a large screen experience, however, will not be disappointed. The bright display is perfect for watching YouTube, streaming Netflix, reading ebooks and playing games. With plenty of real-estate and a high resolution, apps and text fill the space for a more comfortable view.
The Mi Max doesn't just have a large screen. It also has a graciously thin 7.5mm construction. The internals are evenly weighted throughout the phone to avoid any top-heavy feeling.
Bezels are as thin as possible to still make one-handed use available for as many people as can be. The phone's edges are also chamfered to match up to lightly curved 2.5D glass. This creates a smooth transition from glass to metal.
The screen glass itself is manufactured using Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection.
A standard micro USB port sits on the base of the phone. Power and volume buttons are on the right edge, with a 3.5mm audio jack and Infrared blaster on the top. Soft-touch Android control keys are found on the bottom bezel.
This version of the Mi Max is powered by a Qualcomm 650 Snapdragon processor and 3GB of RAM.
With a 1.8GHz Hexa(6)Core system, this isn't the most powerful mobile chip now available. It does, however, offer an excellent compromise between performance and affordability.
This is really key to the Mi Max's appeal. The phone still has the processing power to effortlessly deal with everything the average user will throw at it, without having you pay extra for a small increase in performance many may never notice.
Photo quality can make or break a new smartphone's popularity.
Xiaomi understand this, and even though the Mi Max is one of their more affordable devices, an impressive 16 MP sensor is included.
A 5-element lens with ƒ/2.0 aperture is designed to let in a generous amount of light. Modern Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) is also provided for high speed focussing - perfect for taking detailed images without spending forever lining them up.
Other features include a two-tone LED flash, enhancements for taking pictures in low light, HDR, Panorama, Burst and Real-time filters.
At 5 megapixels, the selfie camera is a fairly standard resolution. This does also have a large ƒ/2.0 aperture for increased light, plus a wide-angle 85° lens.
Face recognition and countdowns are available on the front-facing camera as well. These help you take the best possible images and minimise blur from pressing the shutter.
A huge 4,850 mAh battery is installed in the Mi Max. Of course with a screen this big you need some extra power!
This still remains a very large cell though, so even with fairly heavy use, the Mi Max should see you well into a second day's use.
The battery is non removable and compatible with micro USB chargers up to 2A.
Xiaomi have also installed their own MIUI skinned version of Android 6.0.
This includes system applications such as Phone, Messages, Email and Calculator that have been thoroughly redeveloped over the the original Android apps. This improves performance as the system apps are tailored to each Xiaomi phone.
A powerful Themes engine is also available so you can personalise the phone's look. With all of the system apps being deeply integrated with MIUI, when you change Theme, everything can get reskinned, not just the wallpapers and icon packs.
As your Xiaomi phone has an Infrared blaster you can take advantage of the Xiaomi Universal Remote application. Thousands of manufacturers, brands and applications are supported.
Several backup options are available in today's digital world Xiaomi Mi Cloud provides a system which works across all Xiaomi devices and can be accessed independently through any web browser.
Being developed and released throughout 2016, Xiaomi are updating the MIUI to version 8 on all major devices.
New features include:
- Inline edits to lines in the Calculator app
- Built in currency, weight, distance and other mathematical / SI conversions
- Redesigned photo gallery
- Powerful photo editing suite
- On board video editing (trim / add text & music / post-production filters & effects)
- Redesigned Notes application
- Run dual accounts for many apps
- Set fingerprints and passcodes to access different user profiles
- Add shortcuts to the floating 'quick ball' for improved one-handed control
- Crop and edit (draw on) screenshots before saving
- Improved text shortcuts for speed typing
- Search for registered businesses directly in the dialler app
- Contextual prompts appear on messages and emails to complete actions
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||MIUI 7|
|Speed||1.8 GHz Hexa Core|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956|
|Other||Adreno 510 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||128 GB|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 (~342 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Functions||LE, A2DP, HID|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||micro USB v.2.0|
|Power||micro USB v.2.0|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Fingerprint Sensor|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual tone LED flash|
|Camera Lens||5-element lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture|
|Other||PDAF, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition, Real-time filters|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||5MP, ƒ/2.0 large aperture, 85° wide angle|
|Formats||PCM / AAC / AAC / eAAC / MP3 / AMR-NB/WB / FLAC / APE / DSD / WAV|
|Formats||MP4 / M4V / MKV / XVID / AMR / FLAC / APE / DSD|
|Near Field Communication|
|Dimensions||173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm|
|Software||MIUI interface & themes, Google Play, Google Apps|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with GSM networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This is a DUAL SIM phone. The phone takes 1x micro SIM and 1x nano SIM card.
Both can use data connectivity, although only one can be active for data (the other remains on GSM voice/text).
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 128 GB of external storage.
The SD slot takes the place of SIM 1. If you choose to use a memory card then you cannot use the dual SIM functionality.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).
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