Xiaomi Mi Max 3 vs Huawei Y Max Specs Comparison

We are back with another specs comparison of two large smartphones. Let’s check the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/09/xiaomi-mi-max-3-price-specs-philippines.html) and Huawei Y Max ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/03/huawei-y-max-argomall-philippines-price.html).

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 vs Huawei Y Max Specs Comparison
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 vs Huawei Y Max Specs


Xiaomi Mi Max 3 vs Huawei Y Max Specs Comparison

DeviceXiaomi Mi Max 3Huawei Y Max
Display6.9-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2160 x 1080 resolution at 350 ppi7.12-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2244 x 1080 resolution at 350 ppi
CPU
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 512
RAM4GB/6GB4GB
ROM64GB/128GB expandable via microSD card slot128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
Back Camera12MP f/1.9 Samsung sensor + 5MP w/ Dual PD focus and LED flash16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI, and LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/2.0 w/ LED flash8MP f/2.0
Battery
5,500mAh w/ Quick Charge 3.0
5,000mAh w/ fast charging
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo w/ MIUI 10
Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2
ConnectivityWiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.5, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR blaster, USB Type-C, Colors: meteorite black, dream gold, dark blue
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Colors: midnight black, amber brown
Dimensions176.15 x 87.4 x 7.99 mm177.57 x 86.24 x 8.48 mm
Weight
221 g
210 g
PricePHP 14,990 (4GB RAM/64GB ROM)
PHP 16,990

Let’s see which one comes out on top.

Display – The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has a 6.9-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen with a 2160 x 1080 FHD+ resolution. The Huawei Y Max, on the other hand, has a bigger 7.12-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen with a 2244 x 1080 FHD+ resolution. In terms of size and quality, the Y Max is slightly ahead of the Mi Max.

Specs – The Xiaomi Mi Max has a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB storage and a 5,500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.

The Huawei Y Max has a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, Adreno 512 GPU, 4GB of RAM with 128GB expandable storage and a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging.


The Huawei Y Max has the faster CPU and GPU combination. Mi Max 3 6GB RAM option is a plus in terms of options. The Mi Max 3 also has a slightly bigger battery than the Y Max.

Both has 4G LTE in tow.

Cameras – The Mi Max 3 has a dual rear camera setup with 12MP f/1.9 Samsung sensor + 5MP with Dual PD focus on LED flash. The Y Max also has a dual rear camera setup with 16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 with PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI and LED flash.

In terms of the rear cameras, the Huawei Y Max takes the lead for its bigger camera pixels and more feature packed setup. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is now slouch though with its Dual PDAF focus system.

For selfies, both the Mi Max 3 and Huawei Y Max have an 8MP f/2.0 sensor. The Mi Max 3 has a selfie flash though.

Other features – The Mi Max 3 has an IR Blaster and USB Type-C ports while the Y Max’s features include stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 advantages  – Slightly bigger battery, selfie flash, USB-C, lower price tag
Huawei Y Max advantages – Bigger screen, more powerful chipset and GPU, stereo speakers

Our thoughts

The battle between the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and Huawei Y Max is fairly close. However, the Y Max came out on top in terms of specs.

The PHP 2,000 higher price of the Y7 Max is justified due to its bigger screen, faster CPU and GPU, and probably better cameras.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 brings it own advantages to the table with a bigger battery, lower price point as well as having a selfie flash.

However, we need to do an actual test to determine the winner accurately.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).