Xiaomi Unveils Mi Max 2 With Flagship Grade Camera & Monstrous Battery

Xiaomi has unveiled the next iteration of its Mi Max series of smartphones. Called the Mi Max 2, it features some upgrades and some downgrades.

It will be available in China only for now but you can expect it to hit the Pakistani market soon.

Mi Max 2 is available in China from June 1st, starting at CNY 1,699 (~Rs. 26,000) for the 64 GB version while the 128 GB version will set you back CNY 1,999 (~Rs. 30,000).

Design and Display

Like the previous version, Mi Max 2 features a similar full metal unibody build. This time the antenna lines are more discreet, skirting the top and bottom of the phone. The display has been improved with smaller bezels but the rest of the stuff is still the same; it has a 6.44 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD screen.

Internals and Storage

Xiaomi has opted to include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC in Mi Max 2 which is underpowered compared with the Snapdragon 650 in the vanilla Mi Max. It will come in two different storage variants with a 64 GB version and a 128 GB version. The RAM is set at 4 GB for both variants.

The OS choice is Android Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI skin. It has a one handed and split screen mode to cover its large 6.44 inch screen.

Camera and Battery

For the primary camera, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 uses a 12 MP Sony IMX386 sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus and a dual LED flash. It features the same camera sensor used in the Xiaomi Mi 6 so you can expect top notch camera performance.

The front camera employs a 5 MP shooter.

The battery has been upgraded from the original Mi Max, which already had a huge battery. The Mi Max 2 has a stellar 5,300 mAh battery which can last you through 3 days of usage. Fortunately it supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which can charge it up to 66% in an hour.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Specifications

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM (hybrid slot)
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • Symmetrical design
    • Full metal unibody
  • Display:
    • 6.44-inch with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution at ~342 PPI
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64/128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5,300 mAh; Quick Charge 3.0
  • Colors: Gray, Silver, Gold
  • Price: CNY 1,699 (~Rs. 26,000) for 4 GB/64 GB, CNY 1,999 (~Rs. 30,000) for 4 GB/128 GB

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  • SD 625 isn’t too under powered. for normal everyday use it has been proven to be adequate and it provides magnificent battery life. this thing is going to last a month on standby when Nougat’s Doze and lighter Doze kick in.

  • As if…. Mi 6 has a flagship grade camera? It seems the author either has never used or known Mi 6, or never have used a flagship grade camera! Good phone, decent price. I’ve always been a fan of Xiaomi and it’s MIUI, but have recently started keeping it as a secondary phone only as even it’s 70k flagship is unable to match any of the Samsung, LG, iPhone flagship cameras.

  • Snapdragon 625…?
    That’s a downgrade from the previous model which had a Snapdragon 650 with Cortex-A72s on board… Snapdragon 650 is pretty close to the Snapdragon 808, albeit with weaker GPU…
    But then again, Blackberry KEYone has the same SD625 and it cost upward of $600…!
    Would be nice if Xiaomi had gone with the new Snapdragon 660 with a custom Kryo Cores…
    But at this price, one can’t complain…!
    Qureshi Mobile is offering a few year old (In other words, ANCIENT) Mediatek Helio P10 in its so called ‘flagship’ Qmobile Z14…! Same goes to Oppo A57 which is offering a Snapdragon 430 in this price-range… And lets not even talk about Samsung…! A Snapdragon 410 in The Galaxy J5 Prime (2016)… Even The Redmi 4A has a Snapdragon 425…!
    Good Day!

  • i think the size of this smartphone is NO-GO for many people. other wise good specs with a very reasonable price.

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