The way Xiaomi has grown in the smartphone market is commendable; hardly any other smartphone manufacturer has been able to match the growth Xiaomi is witnessing. Xiaomi can be easily said as the golden unicorn of the smartphone market and the best part about the company is that it’s growing still at a popular rate. Xiaomi has launched a range of successful smartphones till now, and it recently launched it's Xiaomi Mi Max Prime smartphone. Not only the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is a phablet, but it also offers a range of functions too. So, let’s see how this phablet smartphone runs in real life.
First of all, let us start by saying that the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is an astoundingly big smartphone. The external dimensions of the phone are 173.1 (H) x 88.3 (W) x 7.5 (T) mm which makes this phone huge. The smartphone features a full metal body and would be a screen to body ratio of 73.7%. The phone weighs a whopping 203 g which is far too heavy for many smartphone users. With the huge size of the phablet, the one-handed mode is provided in the phone that shrinks the whole screen to make it easier for the users to navigate. Regarding the colour variants of the phone, the phone is available in three colour variants i.e. Gold, Silver and Gray. The phone boasts a 6.4– inches full-HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen that would provide screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and roughly correspond to 344 ppi rich screen. The display is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display turns out to be impressive, as the colours produced by the screen are well balanced. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility is decent too.
The phablet features an Octa-core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A72 + 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53) processor which would be backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 chipset. The benchmark rating of the processor turns out to far better than expected. One can easily rest assured with the functionality of the phone as it is really great. The phone can easily handle multiple apps running simultaneously and doesn’t lag. The Adreno 510 GPU provided in the smartphone, lets its users play heavy games and videos easily. The software ecosystem is Android, and the device runs on Android 6.1 with the help of Xiaomi MIUI. Practically, MIUI makes the Android ecosystem look completely like iOS. The phone is having 128GB of internal storage while it is believed that the memory can be expanded up to another 128GB by its users. The processor is backed by a 4GB RAM, which according to us is really impressive. The phone offers dual SIM functionality and also supports 4G networks too.
The main camera features a 16MP camera that is backed by Phase Detection autofocus and Dual-color LED Flashlight. The CMOS images sensor provided in the primary camera takes sharp pics. Also, a 5-MP front camera has also been provided in the phone. The primary camera supports features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilisation, Face detection, Touch to focus and has various shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. The camera works great, but many times one may have to take multiple pics to get the best result. The low light photography suffers a little, but the camera software makes up for that with its various shooting modes. The phone features a speaker and also a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The phone features a 4850mAh Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that can run for an entire day with heavy usage. About the connectivity options, the camera would boast basic connectivity options, such as, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2 with A2DP, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The phone is expected to come with various processors i.e. Fingerprint scanner, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope. The fingerprint sensor is provided at the back of the smartphone and works really well.