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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review: A Massive 7-Inch Display and 5500mAh Battery

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review, Release Date, Prices & Specification - Australia

Last updated on October 20th, 2019

It’s been nine months since Xiaomi Mi Max 2 made headlines. Now our attention has been truly turned towards Xiaomi’s latest flagship named as Xiaomi Mi Max 3. It is highly expected that Xiaomi will launch its latest Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in Australia in a couple of months. However, it’s premature to be discussing about Mi Max 3 as it’s far away from its release date, but that cannot stop us collating all the rumours to get excited.

We have the clearest hint yet that Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will be loaded with 6.99-inches IPS LCD display, 12MP dual rear camera, 3GB/4GB of insane RAM, 64GB/128GB of onboard storage, 5MP front camera and massive 5500mAh non-removable battery. Xiaomi Mi Max leaks and rumours have given us hints of what’s coming. So, we come up with Xiaomi Mi Max 3 review including its release date, price, and specifications. So, let’s dive right into it.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Release Date

The original Mi Max flagship was released back in December 2016 followed by Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in October 2017. According to that schedule, chances are higher that Xiaomi Mi Max 3 release date in Australia will be sometime in September 2018 (unofficial).

Besides, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 release date is expected in May-June 2018 thanks to Xiaomi Mi Max 3 rumours.

Usually, Xiaomi releases its flagship devices in September but doesn’t start shipping until October.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Price

A recent report suggested that Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Price in Australia will be around AU$205 which translates to CNY 1000.

Taking a look at Mi Max and Mi Max 2 price, it’s very unlikely that this will be the case. Perhaps its price will be increased to CNY 1600 which translates to AU$330.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Specifications

Here is a quick rundown of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specifications and features. Have a look!

  • Display Size: 6.99-inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2160 Pixels (345 PPI)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 635
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Card Slot: microSD, Up to 256GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP (F/2.0)
  • Front Camera: 5MP (f/2.0)
  • Video Recording: [email protected][email protected]
  • Camera Features: Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama and HDR.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, USB
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear-Mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Alert Type: Vibration – MP3 – WAV Ringtones
  • Headphone Jack: Yes 3.5mm
  • Battery: 5500mAh Non-Removable Li-Lon (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Colours: Gold, Matte Black

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Design and Display

It’s too early to discuss about Mi Max 3 features, and right now we can only feed our eyes on its rear panel, not even all of it! The phone seems huge and a dual camera is positioned horizontally on the back along with LED flash and the rear fingerprint scanner is also visible.

The major changes will reportedly be happening on its front panel. It has been rumoured that there will be a 6.99-inches display screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and hence Full HD+ resolution. The leaked image didn’t leave many details of the front side, but we can only envision it through renders.

Talking about its display performance, it’s sharp with good colour reproduction, brightness and sunlight accuracy. The viewing angles are perfect and the contrast ratio is also very good. The bigger 6.99-inches display gives you an outstanding experience when watching movies or playing games.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Camera

When it comes to Xiaomi smartphones, you can be quite sure about its camera performance. On paper, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 sports a dual 12MP sensor with aperture f/2.0. The front side, on the other hand, is taken care of by 5MP sensor with aperture f/2.0. As you’d expect, captured images are pretty awesome and stunning. The colours are beautiful with lots of details and the focus is fast as well.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 camera comes with several features such as Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama and HDR.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 OS, Storage, and RAM

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system which is the latest operating system so far. Interestingly, the phone is will be upgradable to Android P 9.0.

The Mi Max 3 will boast two storage tiers – 64GB and 128GB. The 128GB storage is considered to be enough to save all of your stuff i.e. files, documents, images, videos and even movies. But wait! Are you looking to expand it? You are in luck. The onboard storage is expandable further up to 256GB via microSD card.

As far as its performance is concerned, Xiaomi MI Max 3 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 Chipset paired with either 3GB or 4GB of insane RAM. The performance is butter smooth and doesn’t show a sign of lag whether you work on multiple tasks or play graphics enriched games.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Battery & Connectivity

To pick up from where its predecessor Mi Max 2 left off, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is will supposedly come with an even largest 5500mAh non-removable battery which can keep you online all day long or even one and a half day under both casual and heavy usage. The battery supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which juices up the battery from 0% to 50% just in a couple of minutes.

The phone is backed by a bunch of connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB.

Is there anything special you would like to see on Xiaomi Mi Max 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.