Xiaomi Mi Max 3 review

25 August 2018
Remember when people made fun of the original Samsung Galaxy Note and its "humungous" 5.3-inch display? Oh, how the times have changed. Still, have we really come to a point where a 6.9 inch diagonal behemoth is able to avoid the "tablet" category and stretch the already confusing phablet category even further?

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  • Ibanezac

How to enable RAW format for photography?

  • Jesse

Lawman749 , 14 Nov 2018How unfortunate it doesn't have bands for AT&T in USA I have gotten 4G and LTE in the US with AT&T on the Mi Max 2. I've been from New York to Ohio and never dropped below 4G.

  • Mark

I really like this pone. Great size with good good capacity battery, and good build. I think this will be the best selling phone if the phone provided with faster processor, more RAM and more frequencies and bands. I would have bought one for every family member if that was the case. But stopped at one due to slow processor, and lack of LTE bands I needed.

MercyMercy, 14 Dec 2018Is this much better than HONOR 8x? TIA for the response Depends on what your priority in a phone is. The screen is bigger, has no notch so fullscreen is more enjoyable. The battery life i better as well. Camera wise they are very close. In low light the Xiaomi presents a bit more details, but at the cost of a bit more noise.

The Honor offers NFC and the Xiaomi does not, if that is of importance to you.

The Xiaomi offers IR blaster, FM Radio, a more recent bluetooth 5.0 and USB C port, the Honor 8x does not

  • MercyMercy

Is this much better than HONOR 8x? TIA for the response

  • Lawman749

How unfortunate it doesn't have bands for AT&T in USA

  • Lawman749

How unfortunate it doesn't have bands for AT&T in USA

  • Lawman749

How unfortunate it doesn't have bands for AT&T in USA

  • Anonymous

i think xiaomi desided not to lounch mi max 3 out of china...

  • Doi Chang Chong

RK Bhoi, 01 Oct 2018When will Xiaomi Mi Max 3 come to India ?never

  • marquez

when mi max 3 will come to india i'm waiting

When will Xiaomi Mi Max 3 come to India ?

  • Anonymous

Does it have that feature where you can use 2 apps at the same time ( split screen ) ? Which is better for gaming, Redmi 5plus or Mi Max 3? thanks kindly.

Marco M, 11 Sep 2018Unfortunately links are accepted here, at least not links to web... moreThanks for your kind searches for me. I have a travelling job, don't know how practical these will be though. This is why I'm looking for a phone with OIS. My G4's (an early 2015 phone) cam is awesome in low light, and thanks probably goes to it's 3-axis OIS. I take the pics just in the default auto mode.

mukhi, 08 Sep 2018It's a bad news for me that Max 3 doesn't have OIS. I need a pho... moreUnfortunately links are accepted here, at least not links to web stores.
I'm norwegian so my knowledge of good deals in India is very limited. Also, I didn't know you though about OIS mostly for stills, I just assumed video.

Anyways, on flipkart I found a stabilizer very similar to mine, called yantralay Handheld Steadicam Video Stabilizer For DSLR Cameras With Mobile Attachment Tripod. Price 2099 Rupee

For getting as stable photos as possible, especially in low light and slower shutter speed I recommend using remote trigger. You can either use headphone cables with volume keys or a bluetooth remote.

On amazon's India page I found Skudgear Premium Bluetooth Selfie Remote Shutter and Camera Shutter Release -for iPhone & Android. Price 649 Rupee

mukhi, 08 Sep 2018It's a bad news for me that Max 3 doesn't have OIS. I need a pho... moreHave you considered getting a gimbal or stabilizer? For video they can do wonders. Gimbal can give a bit too stable shot (clinical), so I mostly use stabilizer/steadycam and they are very affordable - from around $25.

Marco M, 04 Sep 2018OIS - no, but gyro EIS Stereo speaker - Yes, uses both down fir... moreIt's a bad news for me that Max 3 doesn't have OIS. I need a phone cam for many low-light situations (conference/seminar room, scanning documents under low light...).

the tech guy, 31 Aug 2018wtf ! r u buying a flagship ? then go for xiaomi mi8 . it has ev... moreI don't think I have talked about flagship features. If you think OIS or stereo speaker is a flagship feature, you don't know what people look for in a flagship.

Sun Sand, 27 Aug 2018Bezels could have been lesser,,2 mm less each on sides and 5mm e... moreMi Max Mini? Haha :D

Mini cancels Max so that just leaves 'Mi', and they already use that.

mukhi, 28 Aug 2018Good to know that you own it. Can you please confirm the follow... moreOIS - no, but gyro EIS
Stereo speaker - Yes, uses both down firing speaker and earpiece
TV control by IR remote - Yes, IR blaster
Possible to hold it in one hand during a phone call - Yes, even for 2 year olds.
OTG (on-the-go) support - don't know, but probably yes.