Android 6.0, MTK6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz
6.0 inch OGS, JDI screen 1280*720 pixels
3GB RAM 32GB ROM;TF card up to 64GB (not included)
5.0MP front camera, 13.0MP back camera
Support Network WCDMA, GSM, FDD-LTE;Support GPS, Wifi, bluetooth etc
Model: Maya Max
SIM Quantity: Dual SIM
SIM Types: Micro SIM Card
CPU Processor: 8 Core, 1.5GHz
OS System: Android 6.0
External Memory: TF card up to 64GB (not included)
Sensor: G-sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensor
Type: WCDMA, GSM, FDD-LTE
Band (2G): GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Band (3G): WCDMA 850/2100MHz
Band (4G): FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
Screen Size: 6.0 inch
Screen Type: OGS, JDI
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Camera Quantity: Dual
Front Camera: 5.0MP
Back Camera: 13.0MP
1 x 3.5mm earphone port
1 x Type C
2 x Micro SIM card or (1 x Micro SIM card + 1 x TF card) slots
Battery Types: Li-polymer Battery
Battery Capacity: 4200mAh
1 x Phone
1 x Data Cable
1 x Power Adapter
1 x User Manua
|Product Dimensions||6.4 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches|
|Item Weight||7.5 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||7.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||Maya Max|
6 customer reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
I’m not going to write about features of this phone, as anybody can read the spec. sheets. I will just post a general impression. Each year, I have developed a habit of choosing a new phone. Not because I have to, but just because I want to. Why not? Each year, cell phones get both cheaper AND more powerful. So I feel like I’m repeating myself somewhat always writing reviews stating this is the best phone EVER, and the best value in a cell phone (by far) of anything available on the market…
But each year when I get a new cell phone, it really is true…
I got mine for a buck and a half (delivered). That’s one-fifty, ha ha. What did I get? A 6″ display, 8-core processor, 3GB of RAM, Android 6.0….all the usual “bells and whistles”.
The only problem I had setting it up was that this is my first Marshmallow cell phone. The storage structure and “permissions” have changed, which made it a challenge to copy over some of my apps from my previous phone. But I can’t blame that on Bluboo. It is an Android annoyance.
The sound quality is amazing, although I wish that the volume (voice calls, not through speaker phone function) were a little louder. I won’t take off any stars for that, as that is a common complaint with almost every cell phone ever made. The external speaker (there is just ONE speaker) is amazing, in terms of volume and NOT sounding as tinny as your usual cell phone.
Pictures are fantastic with both cameras. It runs all apps. I threw at it just fine, including a few graphics intensive games. BatteI ry life is good. I am a heavy user, but it will last all day on a single charge. An average user might get two days’ use out of it before charging. I like the USB C connector, but I have to stock up on adapters, as I’m still using the old one-way connectors.
The one minus that I really SHOULD deduct a star for is that the notification LED does not work unless you install a 3rd-party app. to run it. Note that as I type this I am running the latest OTA wireless update version available. I really should punish Bluboo for this intentional oversight. It’s like releasing a car before they get the headlights working…
(they actually RELEASED the Maya Max with no working notification LED?!?!?!?!?!?)
I found an app on the google play store called light manager, and it works fine with the Maya Max notification LED. So I’m being very generous in not taking any stars off for the LED bug. But the work-around is pretty simple.
This phone shipped with no malware and no bloatware. Why should I feel the need to mention that? Well, I have had many cell phones loaded with bloatware and a couple loaded with MALWARE by the factory. So unfortunately, it is a GOOD thing that Bluboo kept Marshmallow clean. I was suprised to find Microsoft Office installed by Bluboo as well. Yes, it came with Microsoft Office installed!
I have a co-woker. His wife spent many hundreds of dollars to buy him a Galaxy S7 Edge with no contract. He compared his phone to mine, and asked me how much I paid for it. Then he felt terrible. He wished his wife hadn’t wasted her money on the Samsung. Not that the S7 Edge is a bad phone, but when he saw that he could match the specs. for so much less money…he felt guilty that their money went to Samsung. The funny thing is, he was comparing the S7 Edge to the phone I bought last year…a Leagoo Elite 5. This Maya Max on the other hand is much more powerful and larger, for the same price!!!!
Speaking of larger, I just upgraded from a 5.5″ phone. I wondered if 6″ would be too large. But actually, if you line up the Maya Max with my old phone, the Maya Max is only 1/8″ larger on each side. I think Bluboo kept the size down by dropping the physical capacitive buttons on the bottom, in favor of virtual buttons on the touchscreen. It hardly matters, as the virtual buttons disappear when you are watching movies or playing games. So you still have the experience of the full 6″ screen. This phone is too large to be used one-handed. But then my 5.5″ Leagoo Elite 5 was too large to be used one-handed. This Maya Max still fits in my front pants pocket, so I’m happy.
I like the side mounted mute slider thingie…that is unique. I’m not crazy about the sliding drawer that the SIM and SD card go into. It is hard to get out, and requires a tool that would be super easy to lose. But seeing as you won’t have to mess with that much, I guess it’s OK.
You won’t find a better deal in a loaded mid-range cell phone right now. Other contenders though were the Leagoo Shark 1 and Xiaomi Mi Max. The Leagoo will be about the same, with a larger battery. The Xiaomi will be faster (relatively speaking)…but you will pay a lot more for it.
If you are thinking about the Bluboo Maya Max, I would say BUY IT. Just don’t try to activate it on AT&T…
But if you live outside of the United States, you just found your next cell phone. Just do it. You will have no regrets.
If chinese brands keep putting out mid-range phones that perform just as well as Samsung/LG/HTC…at a small fraction of the price…
I really don’t see how Samsung and Apple are going to stay in business much longer.
February 27, 2017
But, getting to the point: the only problem I have with this phone is I cannot connect anything bluetooth. It cancels out the call whether it’s incoming our outgoing.
I had purchased four different bluetooth headsets before I finally realized it was the phone and not the headsets!
So now I am stuck with having to use wired headsets.
I am curious as to whether or not this phone coming from China and running Stock Android has anything to do with it?
February 5, 2017