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Xiaomi has always been surprising its user for its aggressive pricing, and it is doing the same again by recently launching a new smartphone, i.e., Xiaomi Mi Max. The device comes in two variants of storage and RAM, i.e., 3 GB RAM with 32 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM with 128 GB as its internal storage. The interesting part here is the display of the device which is at 6.44-inch (IPS display) with 342 PPI and 1920 x 1080 pixels as its resolution. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-Core processor with a clocking speed of 1.8 GHz coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. The device sports a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera.

Mi Max is powered by a 4850 mAh Li-Poly Battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2G/3G/4G connectivity, GPS, and GPRS are the connectivity features available on the device. The handset is available in three color variants, i.e., Dark Grey, Silver, and Gold. The device will be available for Rs. 14,999 for the 3 GB RAM variant and the 4 GB variant is Rs. 19,999 from Flipkart and Mi Store.

If you are purchasing the device, then here are the Tips & Tricks of the same that can help in exploring your device with ease. We also covered the complete review of the same.

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Earlier we have covered the Tips and Tricks of the Following Xiaomi Devices.

  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime
  • Table of Contents


    Does the device have a Compass Sensor?

    Yes, the device has a built-in Magnetic sensor that works as a compass also will be helpful in many ways.

    Built quality?

    The Built quality of the handset is descent as we did not notice any problem handling it and it also gives the user a premier look.

    VoLTE support

    Yes, Mi Max does support VoLTE for if the carrier allows it. VoLTE uses more bandwidth while making a call that gives more quality in the audio at both the ends. You can also read our detailed article about the list of 50 VoLTE Enabled smartphones in India for more information.

    How is the color temperature?

    The color temperature of the device is cold Whites, and it is on a comfort side even after longer usage of the screen.

    Mi store or Flipkart?

    The user can buy this device from any of the stores mention as per their convenience as it won’t affect the replacement warranty period.

    Does it support 4K video recording?

    No, sadly the 16 MP camera on the rear does not support 4K video recording.

    Camera Modes

    The camera application on the device comes with modes like Panorama, Timer, Audio, Manual, Straighten, Beautify, HHT, Tilt-shift and Fish eye. There are more setting that can be seen from the camera settings option.

    Does the devices come with a IR blaster?

    Yes, the device comes with IR balster and is compatible with most of the TV’s, AC’s and other devices.

    Under Sunlight Display?

    The under sunlight display was decent enough, but can say it wasn’t an excellent one.

    Speaker and its quality

    The device comes with a Mono speaker, and the quality was not so great. The user would love to see a Stereo speaker to enhance their video watching experience on the big screen.

    How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    To insert the SIM card on your device, power off your device and push the SIM ejector Pin to remove the SIM card tray. Now place the SIM cards on their respective ports and push the tray inside the port. Further, boot your device, you have successfully inserted the SIM card into the device and will be ready for use.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Mi Max is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card with 4G connectivity. Although the first SIM slot can either be used for an SIM card or a microSD card as it is a hybrid port.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    Sharing of the data can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share the data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on more in Wireless & Network. In the new window, tap on Tethering and portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to enable that on your device.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Xiaomi Mi Max?

    The screenshot is used to store the data available on the screen in the form on an image. To capture the screenshot on your device, you need to press the power button along with the volume down button. The screenshot is thus captured and saved to the gallery on your device. This is the general method of capturing a screenshot. There other two methods of capturing a screenshot are as follows,

    Method 1: In the method, you need to open the notification panel and tap on the screenshot option to capture the screenshot on your device.

    Method 2: In this method, the Shortcut menu must be enabled on your device. Now, you need to open the shortcut menu and tap on click on the screenshot icon to capture the screenshot on your device.

    In all the methods, the screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device. For quick access, you can check the captured image in the notification panel immediately after the capture.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android Updates help in improving the performance of the device and also remove the minute bugs on your smartphone. To check for Android updates on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on System Updates option which is at the bottom of the screen. The device checks for update and if there is no new update, then a message stating “No Update available” is displayed on the screen.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    To install an app with an external apk on your smartphone, you need to enable the Unknown Sources option on your device. Firstly, you need to open the settings and tap on Additional settings. In the new window, tap on privacy and click on the Unknown sources option and tap on the Ok button in the pop-up to enable the Unknown sources option on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk on your smartphone
    Note: Before you install the app on your device make sure that the app must not harm the system.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    To customize the quick settings of the notification panel, open the settings and tap on notification & status Bar. In the new window, tap on toggle positions and press & hold to pick up and change the position in the notification panel.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Xiaomi Mi Max?

    Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life of your smartphone during low battery conditions. To use this on your device, open the settings and tap on Additional Settings. In the new window, tap on Battery and click on Power option. Further, you need to tap on Battery saver and toggle the off button and click on the OK button to enable that on your device.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Acceleration, Ambient temperature, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic field, Orientation, and Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating your smartphone.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights and must be enabled on your device if you want to use them. To enable them on your device, open the settings and tap on Additional Settings. In the new window, tap on Notification light, you will find all the notification light options. Now toggle the off button adjacent to these options to appear them on your smartphone.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Xiaomi Mi Max?

    Although the device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, there is no screen pinning feature available on your device.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with basic tools like Recorder, FM radio, Compass, Calculator, Mi Remote, Scanner, Mi Store, Explorer, few bloatwares and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    No, there is no such option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external SD card on your device.

    What are the bloatware applications on the device?

    The device comes with Facebook, WPS Office, SwiftKey, Flipkart and Fleksy applications pre-installed on your smartphone.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    Yes, the bloatware applications can be removed by uninstalling them from your smartphone. To remove an app from your device, press the app and drag that to the top of the screen, near the delete button. Now tap on uninstall button to remove the app from your device. You have successfully removed the bloatware from your device.

    How much is the internal storage on the Xiaomi Mi Max?

    The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage, and around 22.676 GB of free space is available to the end user and rest of the space is occupied by pre-installed apps and OS.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support the USB OTG drive and helps in sharing the data from the device to drive and vice-versa.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 3 GB of RAM, and around 1.5 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over a 10g tissue.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools available on the Google Play Store and here are their respective scores.
    Vellamo Multicore score: 2679
    Vellamo Metal score: 2588
    Chrome Browser Score: 4827
    Geekbench Single-core score: 1516
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 3622
    Quadrant Standard score: 30216

    Will the Xiaomi Mi Max get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with MIUI 7.5 on top and will be getting the MIUI 8 very soon. You can also check the list of the devices that will get the Android 6.0 Update soon.

    How to enable the One-Handed Mode on your device?

    The device comes with a huge 6.44-inch IPS display making the device look large and using the device with a single hand is a difficult task. Hence the screen size must be reduced if you want to use the device using single Hand. To enable the One-handed option on your device, you need to open the setting and tap on Additional Settings. In the new window, tap on One Handed mode and toggle the odd button to enable this mode on your device. Now you need to swipe your hand from Home Button to left or right to reduce the screen size. The One-Handed Mode on the device also comes with three different sizes, i.e., 4.5-inches, 4.0-inches, and 3.5-inches, select any of the options by tapping on it.

    Does the device support the NFC?

    No, the device doesn’t support any NFC connectivity on it.

    What is Shortcut Menu and how to enable that on your device?

    Shortcut Menu is same as that of the floating button available on many devices. This option comes with some internal button which is assigned some additional tasks. To use this option on your device, open the settings and tap on Additional Settings. In the new window, tap on Shortcut menu and toggle the off button adjacent to Turn On Shortcut menu to use this on your device.

    What is Child Mode and how to use that on your device?

    Child Mode is used to show few applications on your home screen, and rest of the options will be hidden when it is enabled on your device and helps in protecting your device from children. To use this on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on Child Mode. In the new Window, toggle the off button and set the password for the child mode and toggle the button adjacent to the apps that you want them to appear in the Child Mode.

    How to change the font size on your device?

    To change the font size on your smartphone, open the setting and tap on Text Size. In the new window, you will find the size chart from XS to XXL, i.e., XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL. Now tap on any of the sizes that you want to use and click on the OK button to apply. The font size is successfully changed on your device.

    How to enable the Developer Mode on your smartphone?

    Developer mode is used if you want to develop any application using your smartphone, or you want to root your device. To enable this on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on build number for about 7-8 times continuously, to enable that option on your device.

    How to backup and reset the device?

    To backup and reset this handset, go to the settings of the device and tap on Back-up & reset in the system section. Now tap the Backup & Reset Window, tap on Factory Data reset option that is at the bottom of the screen. If you want to delete all the data on your device tap on the check box adjacent to Erase store data and click on Reset Phone. Make sure the battery on the device is more than 50% before the process starts.

    What is Mi Mover and hot to use it?

    Mimover lets the user to transfer data to other Mi device easily. This will be useful for people who frequently change their they device.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes, the device will support 4G LTE connectivity along with 4G+ GSM and HSPA. 4G connectivity will bring faster browsing speeds so that the user can have the access to the right speeds. This 4G is now available for almost all the devices that come to the market, be it an entry level or a flagship device.

    Does the device have a fingerprint sensor?

    Yes, the device comes with an advanced fingerprint sensor. In the Mi 5, the fingerprint sensor is located at the front in the home button. To set these functions, go to the settings of the device and select the option Fingerprint ID. Here you need to set up the fingerprint sensor by following the steps carefully.

    These are the general questions that any users search for when they purchase a new device. If you still have any query related to the smartphone then you can drop your message in the comment section below, or you can tweet us @PhoneRadarBlog, we will get back to you. You can also visit our Phoneradar forum page for more activity.

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