2017 was huge for Xiaomi. This lesser known Chinese smartphone and gadget manufacturer was flying under the radar for quite some time now. But after the release of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, things have changed for the better. Apple and Samsung better get their act together because if Xiaomi keeps up with the momentum, it won’t be long till it becomes one of the biggest global contenders in the smartphone market.
In India, one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, Xiaomi dominated last year. Their Mi smartphone range, because of its quality and attractive pricing, just took people by storm. Mid-range smartphones offered by Xiaomi were already better than most of the competition, then the Mi Mix 2 came out.
After its release in September of 2017, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has received praise from all parts of the world. Even in the United States, where it isn’t available through any major US cellular carrier as of yet. That could all change soon as the brand picks up a strong fan base and continues to release top level, yet affordable phones into the market.
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Features, Specifications and Prices
If you already don’t know, the Mi Mix 2 was one of the first, all screen displays to hit the market in 2017. This smartphone was already making strides before the Apple iPhone X came out. It’s amazing how much of a profit most companies can take for their devices, looking at the price and technology used in Xiaomi compared to Samsung and Apple.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has the world’s first full screen display, which was designed by renowned designer, Philippe Starck. This device also received international praise by winning the IDEA Gold Award in 2017 for its design. That should tell you that the Xiaomi design is pretty great. Here are the features which make it such an amazing smartphone:
An Amazing Display: The fill screen display is just something which is breathtaking. At 5.99 inches with a 80.8% screen-to-body ratio, this screen has a full immersion experience like no other. It comes with a 1080 x 2160 resolution, 18:9 ratio and 403 ppi density. It is after all a IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Greater Build Quality: The phone is strong, holds well in the hand and feels sturdy. With a four-sided curved ceramic body and an 18-karat-gold-plated decorative camera rim, it’s hard to go wrong here. The Xiaomi Mi Max Special Edition comes with a ceramic unibody.
Chipset & OS: This device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4×2.45GHz + 4×1.9GHz Kryo, octa-core CPU, Adreno 540 GPU. Android 7.1 Nougat comes out of the box with the Xiaomi ROM MIUI 9. Consistent updates by Xiaomi make any of their device a pleasure to use.
Memory & Storage: Another great thing about the Mi Mix 2 is that it comes in a variety of options depending on your budget and needs. There are more than a few variants. 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage options. The basic edition comes with 6GB of RAM while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Special Edition has 8GB of RAM built in. Which is spectacular.
Mi Mix 2 Camera: Unfortunately, Xiaomi has been weak in the camera game. With the Mi Mix 2, there are improvements but still enough room for more to actually compete with other brands like Apple or Samsung.
The rear camera on the Mi Mix 2 is 12 megapixels, f/2.0, PDAF, OIS (4-axis), two-tone LED, 4K video. While the front camera is pretty simple at 5 megapixels, f2.0 and 1080p video.
Battery and Charging: Powered by a 3400mAh battery, the Mi Mix 2 should last you all day. It also has no headphone jack, which certainly annoyed us and comes with a USB Type-C reversible connector with Quick Charge 3.0.
The fingerprint sensor on this device is fast, accurate and on the back like many other devices out there. Despite its large size, the fingerprint sensor is still quite accessible and not hard to reach. The Dual SIM option is also much needed, but there is no dedicated SD card slot. Which means you should choose your storage options carefully.
Price of Xiaomi Mi Max 2: This smartphone starts at approximately $660 in the United States. The price of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in India starts at Rs. 30,000 and costs above Rs. 60,000 in Pakistan.
Only one color option of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 exists and that is black.
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What do you think about the Xiaomi Mi Max 2? Does it really live up to its price and can it compete with the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8? Let us know in the comments section below!