The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the successor to the very popular Xiaomi Mi Max that was released in the year 2016. The Mi Max brought with it a host of unique hardware features, such as a 6.44-inch mammoth display and a beefy 4,850 mAh battery. Now, with the Mi Max 2, the things are even better, as the device comes with improved hardware and software. The device features a fingerprint scanner on the back for quick unlocking and an all-metal body for better aesthetics.
Xiaomi has managed to keep Mi Max 2 look ultra-slim, which is commendable for a device this size. The 7.9-mm thickness means you can easily hold this device. Mi Max 2 doesn’t have such a curved design as the Mi Max, but the overall form factor is quite pleasing. The metal unibody design, fingerprint scanner on the back, Mi Max 2 looks like a giant Mi Max with a flatter body.
The display size is among the main USP of the device. The 6.44-inch Full HD IPS LCD on the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the perfect solution for the customers who prefer media on-the-go. The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 as well to increase the rigidity and durability against scratches and drops. Qualcomm s Snapdragon 660 SoC powers the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, this new chipset is built on a 14nm process, which, in short means that it will consume less power and provide higher performance. The octa-core chipset features four Kryo cores and four Cortex-A53 cores for a balance between performance and power efficiency. The amount of RAM has also been upped to 6GB in the 128GB storage variant, and 4GB in the 64GB storage variant.
Xiaomi is using an improved primary camera unit for the Mi Max 2. The improved camera has a 16MP resolution with an LED flash and phase-detection autofocus system; it can record 4K videos too. The secondary camera however is a basic 5MP unit.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 uses the USB Type-C port as its wired connectivity option. As for the wireless connectivity, it continues to come with Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, dual-SIM 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS, and an infrared emitter to control electronic appliances. Mi Max 2 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat OS with MIUI 9. The device can fully benefit from the Android s 7.0 Nougat OS, as it supports multi-window feature that is suitable on the big 6.44-inch display. If you don’t know already about multi-window, it’s a software feature with which two applications can be used at the same time in the form of a split-screen.
The second USP of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is its long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery, The Xiaomi Mi Max has already proved that it can provide exceptional battery life which can only be found on a few other smartphone devices with more than 6,000 mAh battery capacity. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 takes the things even further with its more efficient processor and larger battery.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2’s predecessor, the Mi Max marked the beginning of a new era of large-screened devices from Xiaomi. Given the features of the Mi Max, it did not really burn a hole in your pocket. If the price of the Mi Max is taken into consideration, the will also be reasonably priced, expected below $300. The phone is likely to be available in three colors – Gray, Silver and Gold.