As far as design goes, the Mi Max 2 is nothing to write home about. It’s boasting the very same run-of-the-mill design that makes up most of Xiaomi’s affordable portfolio. Metal body, three capacitive navigation keys in the front, a round fingerprint scanner at the back, rounded edges, that’s all you need to know.
Carrying a huge 6.44″ display at the front and a hefty 5,300mAh battery at the back, the Mi Max 2 is powered by one of Qualcomm’s best recent chipsets. No, it’s neither the Snapdragon 835 or even the older 821 powerhouses, but the chip maker’s arguably most power-efficient chipset, the Snapdragon 625. Paired with the huge battery, the chip will most likely propel the Mi Max 2 past the two-day battery life mark. Well, buh-bye, wall charger!
Here are the specs of the phone in a nutshell:
|Specs||Xiaomi Mi Max 2|
|Display||6.44-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Size||174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm, 211gr|
|Processor||2.0GHz Snapdragon 625|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB, microSD slot|
|Battery||5,300mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|Rear camera||12MP, Sony IMX386, PDAF, 1.25μm pixel size|
|Front camera||5MP, 85-degree FOV|
|Software||Android Nougat + MIUI 8|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, FDD-LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual frequency, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, No NFC|
|Special features||Stereo speakers, IR blaster|
|Price||$245 / $295|
The Mi Max 2 will launch on June 1 in China, where it will sell for the local equivalent of $247 or $290, depending on the storage option you want. Getting it outside of China later in time will be possible as the phone will hit other markets, but getting it in the West will, as usual, require you to meddle with third-party resellers and whatnot.
So, what’s the verdict?