Xiaomi’s big Mi Max is back again this year with new things. The Mi Max 2 is a big phablet which is almost size of a tablet. This is pure entertainment device meant for media consumption and gaming. Current price of Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in Nepal is Rs 34,999. There are significant changes in hardware while major being battery size.
Mi Max is known for its power, size and quality. It is one of the biggest smartphone or pablet available in the market. Most manufacturers offer bigger tablets or medium sized phones in market. Device of this size is a bit unusual but there is a market for it though.
There are many people who want bigger screen, battery and power. They don’t want a tablet but normal smartphone can’t deliver those demands. This is where Xiaomi kicks in with its warrior. The original Max was also launched at same price.
Looking at the specs sheet, we can see quite differences in newer model. Currently these are the specifications of Mi Max 2
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Chipset
- 2 GHz octa-core processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB Internal Memory
- 256 SD Card support
- 5300 mAh battery
- 12 MP f/2.2 Camera at Back, 5 MP f/2.0 at front
- 6.44” FHD IPS LCD Display
The big screen of the device is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It is a very big phone but we handled it one hand easily. It has a slim body but packs bigger battery than last time. Xiaomi has chosen SD 625 this time. They used SD 650 last time. Both chipsets are very powerful but for long term use and good battery life SD 625 is better according to analysts.
Mi Max is running new Android 7.1 and will receive new MiUI soon. Sadly we see decrease in camera power. The pixel count is down to 12 MP from 16 MP and aperture size also decreased. Nevertheless rear camera can shoot videos at 4K 30 fps and take great stills. Pixel count decrease and small aperture surely results in low detailed images and noise in low light.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has fast fingerprint scanner, supports fast charging and has USB Type-C. There are almost all types of sensors inside such as gyrosensor and compass. Nepal is not getting 128 GB variant just like Mi 6. Mi Max 2 weak point this time is less powerful camera than last time and nothing much.
All other aspects are fantastic. It has 4 GB RAM, powerful chipset and larger battery. This combination provides great performance for heavy tasks, multitasking, gaming etc. People can enjoy movies, videos, web browsing in big 1080p panel. We tested few apps, games and multi-tasking and it held well. We were impressed in short initial review during launch. Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a great choice for media and content lovers, if you are of them then we recommend it.