Following the recent launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 device in India, the company has launched the Mi Max 2 in China and its highlights include a bigger battery and better performance than its predecessor — the Mi Max.
The design of Xiaomi’s new devices carries a fresh look that seems in-line with the current trend of bezel-less and curved devices.
To add to all that, its gigantic battery claims to last for two days on a single charge.
The Mi Max 2 was unveiled at an event in Beijing on Thursday and will be available for a price of RMB 1699 ($247 approximately) for the 64GB variant and RMB 1999 ($290 approximately) for the 128GB variant.
The Mix Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor which is based on the new 14nm technology. The 64-bit octa-core processor clocks at 2GHz and is supported by Adreno 506 GPU.
It borrows the same 6.44-inch large display from its predecessor but the company claims a reduction in bezels surrounding the display.
The Mi Max 2 is backed by a ginormous 5300mAh battery pack which claims to last for two days on a single charge. The device is equipped with QuickCharge 3.0 tech
The device is equipped with QuickCharge 3.0 tech alongwith parallel charging that helps the battery charge up to 68% in an hour.
The company claims that it’ll provide 18 hours of video playback, 10 days of music playback, 9 hours of gaming, 21 hours of navigation, 19 hours of reading and 57 hours of call-time on a single charge.
The Mi Max 2 sports a 12MP primary (rear) camera unit with Sony IMX386 sensor and a 5MP front-camera.
Memory and Storage
The device comes with 4GB RAM and users have an option to choose from 64GB and 128GB of storage.
The Mi Max 2 gets a unibody design and also features a stereo sound setup.
Mi Max 2 vs Mi Max: Key Differences
Since Mi Max 2 is an upgrade to its predecessor, Mi Max, it’s needless to say that the latest device is better among the two, but here are the major upgrades that the new device boasts.
Design: The Mi Max 2 gets a unibody design, which is a significant upgrade when compared to the three-piece body of Mi Max.
Battery: The 4850mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 tech has been upgraded to a 5300mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 and parallel charging.
Memory and Storage: While the lower variant of Mi Max came with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, Mi Max 2’s lower variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Camera: The Mi Max 2 gets Sony’s IMX386 sensors in its rear camera — as seen in Mi 6 — which allow for better photography owing to the large pixels.
Entertainment: The new device has thinner bezels, making it easier to hold and gets stereo speakers which are activated automatically in the landscape mode as opposed to the single-piece speaker on its predecessor.