The smartphone retains the 6.44-inch full-HD display of the original Mi Max, but the bezels are now thinner. However, the real improvement is in the battery department; the predecessor’s 4,850mAh battery has been upsized to a whopping 5,300mAh. With that capacity, you should be able to use the device for two days. Think 18 hours of video playback, 10 days of music playback, nine hours of gaming, 21 hours of navigation, 19 hours of reading, or 57 hours of call time.
Better yet, the cell now comes with Quick Charge 3.0 and parallel charging. Need the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to charge immediately? The company claims that the battery will be able to take the power from zero to 68 percent in one hour.
The phone goes big photography-wise as well, as it uses the same primary 1.25µm large-pixel rear camera as the Xiaomi Mi 6. Here are some sample provided photos taken with the Mi Max 2.
Underneath the hood is a power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Should you need more space, you can always use a microSD card with up to 128GB of memory. Other features include a USB Type-C port and two stereo speakers that maximize the volume by intelligently switching to full stereo sound when the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is turned sideways.
All these are housed inside a full metal unibody with rounded edges — a look that reminds us of the Apple iPhone and is a far cry from the three-piece body with a sharper finish of the original Mi Max.
Fortunately, the device doesn’t go big where it matters for the budget-conscious: the price. The 64GB variant goes for ¥1,699 (roughly P12,338, $247, or ₹15,969), and the 128GB model sells for ¥1,999 (P14,510, $291, or ₹18,788). But unfortunately for us who are not based in China, there’s no word yet on when the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will be available to the rest of the world.
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