Some of us fell in love with the giant phablets that started rolling out a few years back. The Motorola Nexus 6 was a dream smartphone. It was backed by Google with the Nexus series, had a 5.96-inch display and everything which one could dream of back in 2014. Unfortunately, it all went down hill from there. Smartphone manufacturers just gave up on making larger devices that would run between the smartphone and tablet category. Until the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 rolled out.
Xiaomi has been doing a great job. They have come up with phones which have begun dominating the market. 2017 was a huge year for the Chinese manufacturer as they saw a rise to the top in a massive smartphone market in India and are continuously introducing high quality gadgets. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a device for dedicated phablet lovers and nothing gets better than this right now.
Let’s get right into the specs first.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Specifications, Features, Colors & Price
This Xiaomi phablet is a monster. It has amazing build quality, will not fit into your normal sized pockets and could be hard to grip with one hand. But for phablet lovers out there, this is what we’ve always dreamed of.
Gigantic Screen: Coming in at 6.44 inches, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has an amazingly large screen. Bigger than the Motorola Nexus 6, with much better quality. It has an IPS LCD Display with 1080p resolution and 342 ppi.
Build Quality: Xiaomi didn’t compromise on the overall build quality either. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with a beautiful Aluminam Unibody Design and 2.5D Front Glass which crystal clear and strong.
Chipset & OS: Android 7.1.1 is built-in along with MIUI 8.5 with split screen capability. The chipset is a wonderous Snapdragon 625, Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Processor and Adeno 506 GPU.
Memory & Storage: 4 Gigs of RAM is more than enough to power you through any experience. You also get a 64 GB or 128 GB option for internal memory along with microSD card support for further expansion if needed. This memory card slot is also a hybrid for a second SIM card. This is why Xiaomi makes the perfect phones. They give you so many options, unlike a lot of the smartphone makers out there.
Camera Details: Camera quality is amazing. You get a 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a dual-LED dual tone flash with 4K recording. The front camera is 5MP with a f/2.0 aperture and can record at 1080p @ 30 fps.
This beauty also has a fingerprint sensor on the back, touch display buttons on the front and a crazy big 5,300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Charging connector is USB Type-C, which could get a little annoying at times due to less adoption of smartphone companies. The infrared blaster is also a nice addition.
Colors: The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes in Gold and Black.
Price: This has to be the best part. Depending on which market you get the smartphone from, the price is usually under $300 USD.
If this isn’t the perfect smartphone, we don’t know which one is.
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Pros & Cons of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Every smartphone has its ups and downs. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 may be perfect in our little world, but not everyone is willing to jump on the same bandwagon as us. Here are some of the pros and cons of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 for the general audience out there maybe looking to get a new smartphone in the future:
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Pros:
Battery Life of this smartphone is amazing. Most users have reportedly used it for two straight days without having to charge. Some are reporting even longer times.
Excellent display quality, overall build and fingerprint sensor.
The price for sure.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Cons:
Camera quality isn’t that outstanding, but can still take decent pictures
Size can be a little too much for most people. Almost 6.5 inches of smartphone is not what most people are accustomed to and can have a hard time with normal use.
Software is also quite bland. Xiaomi has done a good job keeping it sweet and simple, but most Android users aren’t looking for that. They need to add some extra spice to their MIUI, which may be addressed when MIUI 9 comes out.
At the end, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a solid device and should definitely be on your list of devices to shortlist to buy next. The prices is a catch for sure and not many other smartphones even come close to this beast within the same price range. The level of quality with Xiaomi is providing now is outstanding and is definitely much better compared to most other Chinese manufacturers out there.
Xiaomi puts up a tough fight against Samsung, LG and even Apple in some regards of overall build quality, but the price is just way too low to even compare them.
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