Xiaomi Mi Max 2 or Lenovo Vibe P2?

Martin Angelo Madarang asks, “Which is better: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 or Lenovo Vibe P2?

In this matchup, we put a phablet smartphone and a regular one in the arena where they’ll battle it out, let’s see who’ll win in each aspect!

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a community favorite since it has good specs for a reasonable price. It has a 6.44″ IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 12MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP wide-angle front camera, and a 5,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.

The Lenovo Vibe P2 has been around since last year. It has a 5.5″ AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 32GB/64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 5,100mAh battery with Fast Charge technology.

Let us look at their detailed specs.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Lenovo Vibe P2
Display 6.44-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels 5.5-inch AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Memory – 64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
– 32GB/64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
Camera – 12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
– 5MP wide-angle front camera
– 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
– 5MP front-facing camera
Battery 5300mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0 5,100mAh battery with Fast Charge
OS Android 7.0 Nougat w/ MIUI 8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

+ Larger screen size

+ Wide-angle front camera

+ Slightly larger battery capacity

+ Android 7.0 out-of-the-box

Lenovo Vibe P2

+ AMOLED display type

+ Smaller screen size (easier handling)

+ Slightly higher rear camera resolution

+ Dual-tone rear LED flash

From specs alone, we can see that they are almost alike but let’s look at the different aspects and check which device has the upper hand.

In terms of display, the Mi Max 2 has a larger screen size compared to the P2. Even though having a larger screen size gives better viewing experience, there is a trade-off to it. Users may have a hard time holding Xiaomi’s offering due to its 6.44-inch size especially when they are fond of traveling. This is where Lenovo’s 5.5-inch device has an advantage since it can easily fit in your pockets and is a more viable companion for outdoor activities.

In terms of CPU and GPU, both smartphones are equipped with the same Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. This chipset is somewhat a standard for mid-range smartphones since it performs very well in day-to-day tasks and it is also known for its power efficiency. The GPU has good gaming potential and can run almost any game from mid to high tier.

For the camera department, their camera resolutions do not have a significant gap but since we do not have a review for the P2 yet, we cannot say for certain if it has a good photo quality. As for the Mi Max 2, it has a wide-angle front camera which is good for taking wide-range selfies. Take a look at our sample photos from our review here.

Now, let us check out their monster battery capacities. Both smartphones have a massive battery capacity. The Mi Max 2 has a 5,300mAh which is slightly higher than that of the Vibe P2’s 5,100mAh one. Both devices have fast charging technology which means that users don’t have to worry about charge times too much. However, we have not yet conducted a review for the P2 but on paper, we can see that the device will most likely have a longer battery life compared to the Mi Max 2 because of its screen size.

Overall, both smartphones are almost at par with each other but the evident difference is their screen size which will be the defining factor for users. In this case, readers will just have to pick their own poison since theoretically, they have the same performance and gaming potential.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is priced at Php12,090 (see price listing here) while the Lenovo Vibe P2 is priced at Php11,956 (see price listing here)

Which smartphone with a massive battery capacity would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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