At an event in New Delhi, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 2 in India. The phone's main selling point is its large form factor, which at 6.44 inches puts it squarely in phablet territory. The Mi Max 2 also has a massive 5300mAh battery, with Xiaomi touting two-day battery life from a full charge.
The 6.44-inch LCD display has a Full HD resolution, and the device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2.0GHz. There's 4GB of RAM on offer, along with 64GB of storage as well as a microSD slot. The key differentiator from last year's Mi Max is the design, with the Mi Max 2 looking much more polished thanks to the anodized aluminum chassis.
Other specs include a 12MP camera (Sony IMX386) at the back with 1.25-micron pixels and f/2.2 lens, 5MP front shooter, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and an IR blaster. The 5300mAh battery offers Quick Charge 3.0, allowing you to charge up to 68% in just over an hour.
The Mi Max 2 will retail for ₹16,999, continuing Xiaomi's aggressive pricing strategy in India. The phone will be going up for sale starting July 27, and will be sold at thousands of retail stores across the country on the same day. Xiaomi has also teamed up with Jio to offer up to 100GB of 4G data to those picking up the Mi Max 2.
To know more about the device, be sure to take a look at our detailed review:
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
SD 625 + 5300 mAh battery, is this phone battery going to last a week on one charge 😀
TL;DR: This is a battery beast and an overall beast. quick charge not working is a bust. I highly recommend it for everybody and for any use. I use mi-globe rom which is based on miui eu which in turn is based on miui dev. I have found no real difference between the official roms and custom roms in terms of speed and battery life or bugs. This is a matter of removing bloatware, adding root and more mods. I have maybe one more battery life on this rom compared to stock. charging is faster but still slow: Last use stats:
23 hours battery time, 11 hours screen on time, 4 hours of gaming (unkilled on highest graphics), rest of the use was youtube for kids, internet browsing, instant messaging, and other usual working stuff.
I have auto brightness on all the time (with great lows and highs), bluetooth connected to pebble all the time, wifi connected most of time, and about 5 to 6 hours on lte.
I have disabled miui optimization and miui battery saving per app of course, to have no problems with push notifications. With it turned on I gained another 5 to 6 hours battery time, 1 more hour to screen on time. Fast charging is a real downer. It simply not working for me or for others. My stock Nexus 6P charger charge it faster because unlike quick charge it doesn't get hot. The quick charge 3, be it original charger or a different one, is just not working as fast charging 99 percent of the time.
On a side note, while the charger may get hot, the phone itself never ever got hotter than 39°. Always feels cool to the touch even in gaming.
speaking of, gaming is fun and smooth on this beast since those 8x625 provide good performance and graphics, and never get hot, add to that that huge battery and miui gaming mode... Never had such a good experience on gaming. Now I understand that the higher end processors are just a race for better specs for us android junkies so it will sell better. Had no experience with the 835, but the 820 is about the same on performance. Its faster at start but get slower later since it gets hotter. Let us not speak of my Nexus's 6P worthless 810 >.< After years of being a Nexus advocate, I fully embraced this phone and I highly recommend it to anyone; its for gamers and for those that just need a power horse. oops, longer than I thought lol
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