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Xiaomi Mi Max is a big phone for video watchingWith a 6.4-inch display the Mi Max makes it so you don't have to squint while watching videos.
Hey CNET, this is Aloysius Low and I'm here with this Xiaomi Mi Max phone that's as big as my face. Now sporting a 6.4 inch full HD screen, the Mi Max is the latest phone from Chinese smartphone maker and comes packing mid-range specs in the form of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor. [BLANK_AUDIO] And depending on the version you get, the phone can support up to 128 gigabytes of storage with four gigabytes of RAM. Which is not enough to watch videos. And if that's not enough, you can still use one of the phone's dual-SIM slots as a microASCII cut slot for supporting up to another 256 gigabytes of storage. Now I quite like how the phone feels thanks to its premium metal body design but it's really too big and kinda hard to use. I've had trouble reaching the other end of the screen with just my thumb so it's no surprise that you really have to use this with two hands. Battery life is great and on a full charge, you should be able to get a day and a half of use. In our CNET video battery test, the phone lasted a whopping 22 hours. While the big screen is great and all for watching videos, there are other things you can do, such as using it for shade or fanning yourself in hot weather. The phone is currently only available in China for about 230 US dollars. This is Aloysius Low, CNET Singapore.