Xiao­mi Mi Max 2: 5 Key Fea­tures and Dif­fer­ences To Mi Max


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.

Key Features of Xiaomi Mi Max 2



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.

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