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Mi Max 3

[Review] [MIUI Device Team] Detailed Comparison Between Mi Max 3 & Redmi Note 5 Pro

2019-04-19 13:44:26
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Hello MIUIers,
        The Mi Max 3, was launched by Xiaomi in China on 19th July 2018, is a successor of the Mi Max 2. It has a more modern design, a bigger screen, a faster processor, dual rear cameras and a bigger battery. The core product philosophy is still the same though. The Mi Max 3, just like its predecessor, is a niche device designed first and foremost for multimedia consumption for people who don't want to invest in tablets which on most occasions lack voice calling. Let us compare Mi Max 3 & Redmi Note 5 (China Variant) or Redmi Note 5 Pro (Indian Variant)
Specification Comparison
KeysMi Max 3Redmi Note 5 Pro (Indian Variant)
Graphics &
Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8 GHz(max)
Adreno 509 GPU
4GB RAM + 64GB storage
6GB RAM + 128GB storage
Snapdragon 636 octa-core , 2.0 GHz (max)
Adreno 509 GPU
3GB RAM + 32GB storage (China Only)
4GB RAM + 64GB stora
6GB RAM + 128GB storage

87.4mm x 176.15mm in dimension & 7.99mm thick.

75.4 mm x 158.6 mm in dimension & 8.05 mm thick.
Camera & Video12 MP + 5 MP Rear Camera
  • Dual PD Dual Core Speed ​​Focus
  • f/1.9 aperture
  • AI portrait mode
  • AI scene recognition (subsequent OTA)
  • AI intelligent recognition (AI business card recognition, AI intelligent translation,
  • AI smart exchange rate conversion, AI shoot Li Tao)
  • Monochrome temperature double LED flash
  • Dark light enhancement technology
  • HDR high dynamic range adjustment technology
  • Panorama mode
  • Continuous shooting mode
  • Facial recognition

8 MP Front Camera

  • 8 million front camera
  • 1.12μm large pixel
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • Front soft light
  • AI portrait mode
  • AI beauty
  • Face recognition

  • 4k / 1080p / 720p : 30 fps video capture
  • 720p, 1080p : 30 fps video stabilization
  • 720p 120 fps : Slow motion video shooting

12 MP + 5 MP Rear Camera
  • Primary Sensor 1.25μm, f/2.2 aperture
  • Secondary Sensor : 1.12μm, f/2.0 aperture
  • Single tone flash
  • PDAF
  • Enhanced low-light photography
  • HDR adjustments
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Face recognition
  • EIS for video recording

20 MP Front Camera
  • 1.0μm, f/2.2 aperture
  • Beautify 4.0
  • Selfie-light Selfie timer
  • Face recognition

  • 1080p video capture, 30 fps
  • 720p video capture, 30 fps
Battery Capacity5500 mAh supports Quick Charge 3.0 (9V/2A 18W standard charger)
4000mAh (Typ) supports Quick Charge 2.0
Network & Connectivity4G FDD-LTE (B1/3/4/5/8/20)
4G TD-LTE (B34/38/39/40/41)

WCDMA: B1, B2, B5, B8

TD-SCDMA : B34, B39


GSM : B2, B3, B5, B8

Bluetooth 5.0

WiFi 801.11 a/b/gn/ac/, 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz, Wifi Direct
OTG Support
4G FDD-LTE 1/3/5
4G TDD-LTE 40/41
WCDMA 1/2/5/8
GSM 2/3/5/8

Bluetooth 5.0, HID
WiFi 801.11a/ b/g/n/ac, 2.4 / 5 GHz, Wifi Direct / WiFi Display
OTG Support
Latest SoftwareMIUI Based on Android OreoMIUI Based on Android Oreo
SensorsInfrared, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor,Distance sensing, Electronic Compass, Vibration motor, Hall sensorInfrared, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor,Hall sensor, Electronic Compass
BuildPremium Metal BodyFull Metal Body
ColourMeteorite Black, Dream Gold & Dark BlueBlack, Gold,Rose Gold, Lake Blue
Display6.9 inch FHD+ Display with 18:9 aspect ratio5.99 inch FHD+ Display with 18:9 aspect ratio
Sim CardDual SIM Support
(Nano + Nano/Memory Card)
Dual SIM Support
(Nano+ Nano/Memory Card)
  Navigation & PositioninngGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou,
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
Multimedia SupportMP4, M4V, MKV, XVID,
PriceFrom 1,699 RMBFrom 1,399 RMB

Body & Design
Fig : Mi Max 3 Display
Fig : Redmi Note 5 Pro Display
The Mi Max 3 also boasts of a full-metal body. Its design is reminiscent to the Mi 6X, but it is much larger. The front is big and bezel-less while the dual camera module on the back is reminiscent to how things are on-board the Redmi Note 5 Pro. In the case of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, these are placed right where you can see them, and also these result in the top and bottom ends being plastic. The Mi Max 3, much like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, also comes with an always-on fingerprint scanner on the rear. The Mi Max 3 is 7.99 mm thick & 87.4 mm x 176.15 mm in dimension and weights 221g. It comes in 3 colors Meteorite Black, Dream Gold & Dark Blue, while Redmi Note 5 Pro (Indian Variant) 75.4 x 158.6 mm in dimension & 8.05 mm thick and weights 181g, which is 18% lighter than Mi Max 3. Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in four colour : Gold, Rose Gold, Black & Lake Blue.

Fig: Mi Max 3 Dimension

Fig : Redmi Note 5 Pro Dimension

Mi Max 3 comes with a 18:9 Big Mac full screen, which is 6.5% higher than the previous generation, Mi Max 2 & 15% bigger than Redmi Note 5 Pro. The visual shock is coming from the face, and the pixels are the real color force for you. The 6.9" giant screen full screen, but only 6.3" traditional mobile phone size, girls can also hold one hand. The Mi Max 3 have a 6.9-inch FHD+ IPS display with a 2160x1080 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio making it join the all-screen and almost no-bezel bandwagon while the Redmi Note 5 Pro came with a 5.99-inch FHD IPS display with a 2160x1080 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Processor & Graphics
Fig : Mi Max 3 Processor
Fig : Redmi Note 5 Pro Processor

The Mi Max 3 is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor clubbed with Adreno 509 GPU, which is the same core hardware as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, making it one powerful device for the price. The Snapdragon 636 is notable for bringing Qualcomm's Kryo 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing more raw CPU power into the mid-range segment. The Kryo 260 CPU inside the Snapdragon 636 can deliver roughly 40% more power than the Snapdragon 630 inside phones like the Moto X4, according to Qualcomm. Additionally, the Snapdragon 636 also crams in a bumped up Adreno 509 GPU that gives it a 10% performance boost over the Adreno 508 inside the Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm adds. Based on a 14nm finfet manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 636 is quite efficient too, unlike the 28nm-based Snapdragon 650: in addition to bringing a faster X12 LTE modem and support for LPDDR4 RAM among other improvements.

Memory & Storage

The Mi Max 3 has been launched in two configurations: 4GB RAM & 6GB RAM LPDDR4x dual channel large memory. While the 4GB RAM version of the Mi Max 3 comes with 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage, the 6GB RAM version will come with 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage. Both the versions support expandable storage via a micro-SD card slot. The Redmi Note 5 Pro  was launched with 4GB RAM + 64 GB storage & 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage.

Fig :Mi Max 3 Camera
Fig : Redmi Note 5 Pro Camera

The photo expert in the big screen mobile phone is it! Super-sensing AI double-camera new upgrade, also fast in dark light Precision focusing, with a flagship 1.4μm large pixel, makes it easy to shoot bright night scenes. The Mi Max 3 & Redmi Note 5 Pro has a vertically aligned dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor.The difference is that both the sensors of Mi Max 3 have f/1.9 aperture while the primary camera aperture of Redmi Note 5 Pro is f/2.2 & secondary is f/2.0 and the system is assisted by an LED flash/
On the front, the Mi Max 3 comes with an 8 MP camera with 'soft' LED flash. The Redmi Note 5 Pro came with a 20 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Battery  Life
Fig ;Mi Max 3 Battery
Fig : Redmi Note 5 Pro Battery

The Mi Max 3 is backed by a massive 5,500Mah battery which is 37% more than Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 Pro came with a 4,000mAh battery. The Mi Max 3 supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 and also parallel charging which means that you can continue to use the device even while charging. The phone charges over USB Type-C.

  Network & Connectivity

Much like the Mi Max 2, the Mi Max 3 also supports dual-SIM, 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. There's also an IR blaster that can be used in tandem with the Mi Home app to control smart home appliances.

Mi Max 3 Supported Network Bands :

GSM : B2, B3, B5, B8


WCDMA: B1, B2, B5, B8

TD-SCDMA : B34, B39

TDD-LTE : B34, B38, B39, B40, B41 (120M 2535M~2655M)

FDD-LTE : B1, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B20

Redmi Note 5 Pro Supported Network Bands :

GSM : B2, B3, B5, B8

WCDMA: B1, B2, B5, B8

TDD-LTE : B40, B41

FDD-LTE : B1, B3, B5


Xiaomi has launched the Mi Max 3 in China at a starting price of RMB 1,699. The 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage is priced at RMB 1,699 while the 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage is priced at RMB 1,999. The Redmi Note 5 Pro 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage is priced at Rs. 1,399 while the 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage is priced at RMB 16,999

My top 5 reasons to choose Mi Max 3 are:-
  • Bigger Screen 6.9 inch FHD+ with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Massive Battery 5500mAh
  • Dual AI Camera 12 MP + 5 MP
  • Supports Quick Charge 3.0 with 9V/2A 18W standard charger.
  • Support DLNA while enables easy sharing of music, photos, and videos over wifi. You can stream video from your DLNA supported device to your DLNA TV via WiFi.

My top 4 reasons to choose Redmi Note 5 Pro are:-
  • Light Weight only 181g 18% lighter
  • Full Metal Body
  • 12 + 5 MP Rear Camera  with EIS Sensor
  • 20 MP Front Camera

For Forum App Users :

Which one would you choose?
I leave this question for you to Answer!

Thanks to Admin @Eliane & of Mi Max 3 Sub Forum Management Team for Support

Mi Max 3 Sub Forum Management Team

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Thanks for the comparison
2019-04-21 01:37:43
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