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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 First Impressions

Remember Mi? Xiaomi is back with the successor to its giant of a smartphone. Introducing the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

The Mi Max 2 was launched back in May. While staying at the mid-range in terms of specs, it has definitely improved and is a worthy successor to the original Mi Max. While there is no increase in size, it is still huge even for its category. It rocks a 6.44-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Above and below the display are the receiver and 5MP front camera, and three capacitive buttons for navigation, respectively.

Moving to the rear, here we find the 12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera with LED flash, antenna bands, and a dedicated fingerprint scanner. Note that the fingerprint scanner does not double as a power key.

On the right side of the device are the volume and power keys, while the hybrid dual-SIM tray is on the left.

Up top are the 3.5mm audio jack, noise-canceling mic, and IR blaster. Down below, we find a USB Type-C port, another microphone, and the speaker.

With a smooth glass panel in front, thin bezels and an all metal frame, this oversized smartphone feels very premium despite being a mid-ranger. It is still quite thin even if it has an increased battery capacity of 5300mAh, a 500mAh boost over its predecessor.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is available at Widget City for Php15,500. See listing here.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 specs:
6.44-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 342ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
64GB/128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)
12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP wide-angle front camera
Dual SIM (Nano)
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner
Stereo speakers
5300mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ MIUI 8

Stay tuned for our full review of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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2 Responses

  1. oliver dizon says:

    Where can i buy this here in the ph? Can you recommend a store?

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