- ArticleMi Max 2 released in India with a 5300mAh battery
Mi Max 2 released in India with a 5300mAh battery
India launched the Mi Max 2
in the country and with the phablet market slowly dying due to shrinking bezels, the Mi Max 2 stands along very few products still available for the phablet loving crowd.
The Mi Max 2 is the successor to last year's Mi Max
and they both share quite a few similarities. The screen is still a 6.44" Full HD display, with bright and punchy colors. The display does justice the vibrant colors of Xiaomi's MIUI and although the PPI was below standard, I found it to be quite sufficient. The size of the device is, however, the first thing that jumps out at you, while the form factor is marginally smaller than last year's edition, it's still very much a phablet. The choice of materials has turned premium this time with a full metal build. If you are a big-screen kinda person then this might just be the one. The huge display does bring us to the USP of the device, a huge battery. The original Mi Max had a 4850mAh and the Mi Max 2 houses a beastly 5,300mAh, which is just nuts. The commendable thing here is that they've managed to add this amount of battery without any compromise in thickness. During the Keynote, Xiaomi made a lot of ambitious promises about the battery life of the Mi Max 2. Comparing to iPhones and Galaxy Flagships is a standard affair, but I was surprised that they had the audacity to compare it to the Nokia 3310
. Surprisingly enough, according to their tests, the Mi Max outperformed the 3310 is every test and that too by a big margin. Well, we'll have to wait and see how that turns out.
Rest of the Specs include a Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, and 64GB on-board storage with support for a hybrid slot(i.e., sim-sim/sd card). The camera has also been upgraded to a flagship sensor from Sony, the IMX 368 which is the same sensor used in the Xiaomi Mi6, however with a different aperture. It definitely won't be as good as the Xiaomi Mi 6
, but it will be able to shoot better pictures than the Redmi Note 4
. The battery is supported by Quick Charge 3.0 and parallel charging, which just means that the device won't heat up while charging. Xiaomi promises 68% charge within 1 hour, which can easily get you through a day with a lot of juice still remaining. The device also supports dual speakers with the earpiece making up the first half and the bottom firing speaker completing the set. A USB-C port is at the bottom, while the headphone jack and IR blaster sit at the top. It runs MIUI 8 built on top of Android 7.1.1 and will soon be updated to MIUI 9.
The Mi Max 2 is definitely targeted towards the media consuming crowd and a good experience is definitely assured by a huge display, good quality audio, a long satisfying battery life. The Mi Max 2 will be sold in India for a price of Rs. 16,999 and as an initial launch offer Reliance JIO is offering 100GB 4G data along with every purchase of Mi Max 2.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0