Xiaomi continues to churn devices out like there’s no tomorrow. Following the Mi A2, Mi 8 and recently POCOPHONE F1 (it’s sub-brand), the Chinese tech is bringing yet another to Malaysian shores – the Mi Max 3. The brand also introduced its latest wearable – the Mi Band 3.
The Mi Max series has always been about one thing: BIG. It always had the biggest battery and display, and as all Xiaomi devices go, big on value.
The Mi Max 3 is no different. It’s simply bigger and better at everything its predecessor the Mi Max 2 was.
The Mi Max 3 sports a massive 6.9-inch 18:9 FHD+ display (2160×1080), boasting a screen-to-body ratio of 85.19 percent, about 6.5 percent higher than the Mi Max 2. Compared to its predecessor, it offers a larger screen without increasing overall body size.
What’s also cool is that the battery supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and parallel charging via USB Type-C. Parallel charging uses multiple charging streams to charge the battery simultaneously, which reduces excessive heat. The 9V/2A charger in the box can refuel the battery from 0 to 71 percent in just one hour. Xiaomi says it’s twice as efficient as the Mi Max 2.
Under the hood, the device rocks the powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, mated to 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of storage. It also features microSD storage expansion.
In terms of optics, the Mi Max 3 uses a familiar 12MP + 5MP f/1.9 Dual Pixel AI dual-camera system with large 1.4-micron pixels. The front camera isn’t too shabby either, using an 8MP f/2.0 sensor with AI Beautify and a 4500K selfie light.
The dual-SIM device offers an IR blaster and rear fingerprint sensor, plus also supports AI Face Unlock.
It runs MIUI 9, based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Mi Max 3 pricing and availability
The Mi Max 3 retails for MYR1,099 and is available in Black. It will be sold at all Authorised Mi Stores, Lazada, Shopee starting from 27 September 2018.