Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Officially Unveiled, Specifications


The Mi Max 3 has been officially unveiled by Xiaomi. The phone was launched on July 19, as expected, and borrows many of the internal specifications of the Redmi Note 5.

Design and Display

xiaomi mi max 3

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has a 6.9-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2160) perfect for streaming. Packing three hundred and fifty pixels per inch, this device is quite sharp. Towering above Galaxy note  8, the phone has a bezel-less design with only thing bezels running up the side denying it of the edge to edge display. The 8 MP selfie camera is at the top alongside the sensors while the dual  12 MP + 5 MP selfie camera is at the back. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone.

Internal Specifications

Xiaomi decided to use the Snapdragon 636 with eight 1.9 GHz Kryo 260 cores and Adreno 509 GPU. This is either backed by 4 GB RAM or 8 GB RAM on a 64 GB ROM or 128 GB ROM storage space respectively. This will definitely guarantee speed and seems enough for a mid range phone.  The phone runs Android OS 8.1 Oreo off the box and it is hidden under MIUI 9.5.

Camera Specs and Features

mi max 3 camera

The Mi Max 3 packs a 12 MP + 5 MP deal rear shooters. The 12 MP lens is armed with a f/1.9 aperture while the 8 MP selfie cam has a f/2.0 aperture. The camera has Artificial Intelligence capabilities thanks to new chipsets also supports Facial Unlocks and also A.I. scene recognition.  For video recording, the device should be able to capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion videos at 120 frames per second, but only at 720p.


mi max 3 battery

While many flagship phones use between 3000 to 4000 mAh battery, the Mi Max 3 packs beastly 5,500mAh battery, a battery size that befits the phone’s size.

Other notable Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, AI camera, face unlock, stereo speakers…


OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Display6.9 inch HD+ IPS Display, 18:9 Aspect Ratio
Camera12 MP + 5 MP rear Camera, 8 MP  selfie Camera
Storage64 GB Storage or 128 GB Storage
ProcessorSnapdragon 636 Octa Core, 1.90 GHz
Battery5500 mAh
SecurityFace ID and Fingerprint ID


TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4GFDD – LTE: 2100 / 1800 / 2600 / 900 / 800 (B1 /3/7/8/20)
SIM TypeDual SIM slot

Design and Display

Dimensions176.15 mm x 87.4 mm x 7.99 mm
Width 87.4 mm
Height176.15 mm
Thickness9.99 mm
Display Size6.9-inch, 79.8% screen-to-body ratio
Display Resolution720p Full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels), 350 ppi
Display TechnologyIn-Cell
ProtectionYet To Be Confirmed
ColorsGold, Black, Blue

Platform and Hardware

OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Processor Name/TechnologyQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Number of Processor Cores4
Processor Speed1.9 GHz
Graphics ChipsetAdreno 509
RAM4 GB 0r 8 GB
Internal Storage64 GB or 128 GB
External StorageYes, Up to 256 GB, uses SIM 2 slot
SensorsG-sensor, P-Sensor, L-sensor, Gyro, Electronic Compass, Fingerprint Sensor


Front8 MP, ƒ/2.0 large aperture
Rear12 MP (ƒ/1.9 large aperture) + 5 MP (depth sensor) Cameras, LED flash
FeaturesFace Detection, AI scene recognition


VideoMP4, 3GP, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.265 with Video Editor
Speaker ChipsetYet To Be Confirmed
Audio JackYes, 3.5mm Hack


BluetoothBluetooth® 5.0
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USBYes, Type C


Battery Capacity5,500 mAh
Battery TechnologyLi-Ion
Fast ChargingInfo Not Available

Extra Features

Security FeaturesFace ID and Finger Print


The Mi Max 3 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant goes for $252/€220 while the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant sells for $300/€255. Decent price for a nice phone