Xiaomi has just taken the curtains off the Mi Max 2, a follow-up to last year’s Mi Max. Standing tall at 6.44-inches, the Mi Max 2 comes with a metal unibody design, Snapdragon 625 and Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 8 skin on top.
The icing in the cake is that massive 5300mAh battery that Xiaomi claims can last two days with over 18 hours of video playback, 21 hours of GPS navigation and 57 hours of talk time. With such a big battery, Xiaomi included Quick Charge 3.0, allowing a 68% charge up from zero in just an hour. You can even use the Mi Max 2 as a powerbank to power another smartphone.
The Mi Max 2 features a 12MP Sony IMX386 camera with a 5MP selfie shooter. Comes with 4GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB internal storage that is expandable via Micro SD Card. Extra features include a fingerprint reader at the back of the phone, an IR blaster to control your electronics and a USB-C port.
A hidden gem of the device is its stereo speakers that get activated when you hold the device in landscape mode. Xiaomi went all out to ensure that the Mi Max two will satisfy those who consume a lot of media from their smartphones.
The Mi Max 2 is an upgrade from its predecessor in every way apart from the retained display, it has a bigger battery and still weighs about the same with the original Mi Max. In case you are wondering how you will be able to use such a huge display, Xiaomi has in-built a one-handed mode within the software, however this won’t be much consolation for anyone with small hands.
The 64GB variant of the Mi Max 2 will retail for $250 while the 128GB variant will retail for $290 dollars.