1. monty Stinson's Avatar
    Picked up a Xiaomi Mi Max, working great on T-Mobile and AT&T, so far 3g mixed with wifi is moving quickly.
    11-08-2016 07:37 AM
  2. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Me too! I use it often for a back up phone. I'd use it more but the camera KINDA isn't the greatest and it doesn't support my wells fargo app.
    11-08-2016 10:00 AM
  3. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    I'm looking to pickup one of these as a backup phone and media consumption device (my main phone is an iPhone 7 Plus but I love having an android phone too). Would you recommend it for this use? Any issues with Google Play Store or Google Apps? and I'm in the states, what's your best advice for obtaining one? I typically buy used phones on Swappa but there's not any Maxes listed ATM and they don't pop up that often. Thanks in advance!
    11-08-2016 11:38 AM
  4. monty Stinson's Avatar
    Got mine on Swappa. GearBest.com was another choice. Big phone, all my apps are running, even gear fit 2. Google play was loaded already, had to add apps one at a time, could not find a way to transfer apps.
    11-08-2016 12:24 PM
  5. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    Got mine on Swappa. GearBest.com was another choice. Big phone, all my apps are running, even gear fit 2. Google play was loaded already, had to add apps one at a time, could not find a way to transfer apps.
    Thanks for the info. Do you know if yours was running a vendor rom (with lots of bloat) vs an official MIUI rom?
    11-08-2016 12:37 PM
  6. monty Stinson's Avatar
    I am running MIUI 7.3 - stable - 7.3.14.0(MBDCNDE) ANDROID VERSION 6.0.1 MMB29M

    Not Sure what it all means, but may try to flash MIUI 8, later
    11-09-2016 09:32 AM
  7. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    I am running MIUI 7.3 - stable - 7.3.14.0(MBDCNDE) ANDROID VERSION 6.0.1 MMB29M

    Not Sure what it all means, but may try to flash MIUI 8, later
    thanks for the info. I bought one off swappa and it arrived yesterday. I like it so far.
    11-11-2016 02:58 PM
  8. skinnytoo2's Avatar
    Just got one from China. Using it as a daily driver on VZW & Tmobs for a few days to see how it is. My top priority for device is battery and this thing is a beast at 4850mAh. I love how big it is. Allows my big fat fingers to type better. Lol
    11-28-2016 08:09 PM
  9. Rodolf1's Avatar
    I am running MIUI 7.3 - stable - 7.3.14.0(MBDCNDE) ANDROID VERSION 6.0.1 MMB29M

    Not Sure what it all means, but may try to flash MIUI 8, later
    Did you flash Miui 8?
    11-29-2016 12:57 PM
  10. skinnytoo2's Avatar
    Loved the Max so much Just order a Mi Mix. Can't wait!!! Gonna list the Max on Swappa.
    12-04-2016 07:09 PM
  11. Jorge2912's Avatar
    i have a mi max and is great , battery longlast almost all the day depending the use and screen is great resolution and color gamut ,is even better than my laptop and my old ipad mini ,a suggestion update it to MIUI 8 ,camera is nice and good resolution for photos even have manual mode and is great also pano photo is very good
    12-11-2016 05:25 PM
  12. monty Stinson's Avatar
    Not sure how to do it, never rooted/flashed before. Downloaded apps from the internet before, but that's it.
    12-16-2016 10:09 AM
  13. Rodolf1's Avatar
    Not sure how to do it, never rooted/flashed before. Downloaded apps from the internet before, but that's it.
    I've been looking into this. The Gearbest units come with a custom Rom which won't update automatically. Official ROMs are available for download but you needs to apply to Xiaomi first to get the boatloader unlock permission. Not sure that 8. is that different to 7. More of an issue maybe as and when Nougat comes along.
    12-19-2016 05:45 AM
  14. monty Stinson's Avatar
    Just downloaded Nova Launcher Prime 5.0 for $0.99, on sale. It is a great upgrade for the Mi Max, change grid size, download new icons, etc. Lots of options, gives the appearance of Marshmallow.
    12-19-2016 08:36 AM
  15. Rodolf1's Avatar
    Just downloaded Nova Launcher Prime 5.0 for $0.99, on sale. It is a great upgrade for the Mi Max, change grid size, download new icons, etc. Lots of options, gives the appearance of Marshmallow.
    Great app. Used it for years and with its back up facility to cloud it's very easy to migrate your layout to another phone.
    12-20-2016 02:21 AM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Just got one from China. Using it as a daily driver on VZW & Tmobs for a few days to see how it is. My top priority for device is battery and this thing is a beast at 4850mAh. I love how big it is. Allows my big fat fingers to type better. Lol
    These phones are compatible with Verizon? You tried it and it worked for data and cellular coverage?
    nnthemperor likes this.
    01-07-2017 07:40 AM
  17. zahria21's Avatar
    Hey guys, is this still a good phone? Found the 4GB 128GB version at geekbuying for $259. How's it?
    02-27-2017 02:32 PM
  18. areyes163's Avatar
    It's a great phone. I love mine. I'm on T-Mobile and get LTE speeds. Have not complaints. Very impressed. Plus I like having a device not many people have. It's unique.
    02-28-2017 10:37 PM
  19. Rodolf1's Avatar
    Great phone. But check if it has a Vendor ROM. If so, you will have to do manual ROM updates.....if you want updates. Lot of info on Xiaomi.eu
    03-01-2017 06:40 AM
  20. nnthemperor's Avatar
    Go for it man. Got the 32gb for $178 on AliExpress and I'm living it. Wish I'd give for the 128gb version. It's as high end as phones come.
    03-01-2017 11:15 PM
  21. strike1976's Avatar
    Got mine 1 month ago , fantastic device for 225 euro. 3/32 version, grey. Unlocked bootloader and root
    03-02-2017 07:13 AM

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