25 FAQs About Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Everything To Know

Namrata Gogoi

So planning to buy the new and improved Mi Max 2? There must be thousands of questions doing their rounds in your head right now. Questions ranging from specifications to VoLTE support and camera specifications to battery life.

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Look no further. We have curated a list of 25 frequently asked questions to help you make the right decision.

As it’s going to be a long one, let’s jump straight in.

Q1. What are the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2?

Processor2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 SoC 14nm FinFET processor with Adreno 506 GPU
RAM4 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage64 GB
Display6.44-inch (1920x 1080 ) full HD LCD screen
SensorsFingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery 5300mAh
Charging TypeQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Size6.85 x 3.49 x 0.30 inches
Weight211  grams
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
BluetoothYes, Bluetooth 4.2
NFCYes

Q2. What is the camera configuration of the Mi Max 2 camera?

Rear Camera12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash
SensorSony IMX386
Aperturef/2.2
Video Resolution2160p  at 30fps, 720p at 120fps
Selfie Camera5 MP
Aperturef/2.0

Q3. Is the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 waterproof?

No, the Mi Max 2 isn’t waterproof. In fact, none of the Xiaomi devices launched so far is waterproof. This can be attributed to the fact that waterproofing will increase the cost by 10-20%. Plus,  any devices damage may also compromise the waterproofing technique.

Q4. Is the display protected?

The 6.44-inch display of the Mi Max 2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which can easily withstand minor falls and scratches.

However, we’d recommend covering the rear with a strong case since Xiaomi isn’t known for its build quality.

Q5. What are the available variants of the Mi Max 2?

Xiaomi has launched only the 64GB variant in India. This storage is expandable through a microSD card up to 256 GB.

Q6. What is the volume of free storage in the Mi Max 2?

After the first boot, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has around 54 GB of usable storage out of the available 64 GB.

Q7. Does the Mi Max 2 feature a headphone jack?

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a 3.5 headphone jack at the top of the device. However, as is the standard with most of the Xiaomi device, it doesn’t come packed with headphones. So you might have to get one either from the Mi store or from Amazon.

Q8. Is it a dual-SIM phone?

Yea, the Mi Max 2 is a dual SIM phone and both the SIMs support 4G. At a time, you can use two SIMs (micro+nano) or a combination of a micro SIM and the microSD card.

Q9. What is the battery capacity of Mi Max 2?

The Mi Max 2 packs in a massive 5300mAh battery. Coupled with the battery efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset, the Mi Max 2 will easily last two days on a full charge with casual use.

Plus, it’s worth mentioning that the Mi Max 2 comes with Quick Charge 3.0.

Q10. What are the highlights of Quick Charge 3.0?

Quick Charge 3.0 can charge a device up to 40% faster than conventional charging. If we talk numbers, this charging technique will easily buy you a couple of hours when you charge it for only 15-20 minutes.

Q11. Is the adapter backward compatible?

All the Quick Charge 3.0 certified adapters are 100% backward compatible, which means that you’ll be able to use them with Quick Charge 1.0 and Quick Charge 2.0 certified devices seamlessly.

Q12. Does the Mi Max 2 come with an IR Blaster?

Yes, the Xiaomi standard IR blaster has made the way to the Mi Max 2 as well. This IR blaster supports multiple devices and can easily be tuned to turn your Android into a universal remote.

Q13. Does Mi Max 2 support Reverse Charging and USB OTG?

Yes, the Mi Max supports both reverse charging and USB OTG. In fact, Xiaomi has gone ahead and claimed that the Mi Max 2 can easily charge an Apple iPhone 7 twice.

Q14. How is the camera compared to the older Mi Max?

The Mi Max 2 comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera which has an aperture of f/2.2. Though it’s a step back, the Mi Max 2 yields sharp, vivid and crisp images, thanks to the Sony IMX386 sensor.

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A photo sample taken from the Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Incidentally, this is the same sensor that can be found on the company flagship, Mi 6.

Q15. Does it have the support for VoLTE networks?

Yes, the Mi Max 2 supports 4G VoLTE. Indian consumers can use the Reliance Jio SIM to make calls using the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

Q16. What type of speakers available in Mi Max 2?

The Mi Max 2 comes packed with immersive dual stereo speakers. The primary speaker is located at its usual place at the bottom, while the secondary speaker — a tweeter — is tucked into the earpiece.

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This mode will kick in intelligently when the phone is held in the landscape mode, thus making the Mi Max 2, a true multimedia-focused device.

Q17. Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

No, both the rear camera and the front camera lack OIS stabilization.

Q18. Does it support Adaptive Brightness?

Yes, the Mi Max has the support for adaptive brightness.

Q19. Where can I buy headphones and protective cases?

If you are looking to buy official protective cases and headphones for your Mi Max 2, it can be found on the Mi online store.

Apart from that, Amazon has also an interesting collection of headphones.

Q20. Which Android version does the Mi Max 2 feature?

The Mi Max comes bundled with Android Nougat 7.1.1. With Android N on board, many of the features like the Quick Settings menu and mono audio have made their way to the Mi Max 2.

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Though it still doesn’t feature the split-screen mode, Xiaomi has assured that it will be available in the next update.

Q21. Can the fingerprint lock be used on the apps?

Yes, the fingerprint lock can be used on apps as well. The Mi Max 2 features an app which goes by the name of Security. Along with locking apps, it also features a couple of data maintenance features like Virus scan and cleaner.

Q22. Does the Mi Max 2 have gesture support?

Yes, the Mi max 2 does have gesture support. Whether it’s double tapping on the screen to wake it up or taking a screenshot using three fingers, the Mi Max 2 takes care of it all.

Q23. Are the capacitive keys backlit in the Mi Max 2?

Yes, the capacitive keys of the Mi Max 2 are backlit, which means that you can easily use the buttons even when it’s dark.

Q24. How is the Mi Max 2 better than the old Mi Max?

The Mi Max 2 has improved a lot over the Mi Max. Not only do you get a sleek and smooth design with 2.5 D curved corners, you also get a much more battery efficient processor which knows to keep its cool.

Couple that with the massive 5300mAh battery and you are all set to experience the multimedia-focused device that the Mi Max 2 truly is.

Plus, with the introduction of the Sony IMX386 sensor, the picture quality has also undergone a massive change.

Q25. How can I buy the Mi Max 2?

The Mi Max 2 will be available for sale in both online websites such as Amazon and Flipkart and offline stores like Hotspot and Ezone, starting July 27.

Plus, as part of the Mi Anniversary sale, the device will be available on Mi.com on July 20 and 21 (10 am).

That’s it, Folks!

Phew, that was a long one and I am sure we have answered everything about the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. If you have any additional questions, do drop us a line or two in the comments section.

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.