Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi launched the successor to its Mi Max smartphone in India. Dubbed Mi Max 2, the phablet is priced at Rs 16,999. The Mi Max 2 comes with a 6.44-inch full HD display and is backed by a massive 5,300 mAh battery, with fast charging support. We spent some time with the device and here are our first impressions of the same.

Design
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is pretty good upgrade to its predecessor Mi Max in terms of design. The phablet now flaunts a curved design and matte black colour body which gives a stylish look to the device. The rear panel houses a 12MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash along with a fingerprint sensor and the company logo. The front of the device is home to a 5MP selfie camera and three capacitive keys for back, home and options. The right side has the power button and volume rockers while the SIM card tray sits on the left. The bottom of the device consists of USB Type – C and stereo speakers, while the top has the 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster. The device is quite big in size but is not at all bulky. In fact, the design is much better when we compare it to its predecessor.

Display
The Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a 6.44-inch full HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution same as its predecessor. The display is made scratch resistant with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The display is vibrant and offers pretty good visibility under the sun. The viewing angles are also fine and it also doesn’t attract smudges. We also played some games during our short usage and the large screen further enhanced the user experience.

Software
The Mi Max 2 runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system based on MIUI 8. The UI is clean and there is no app drawer, which means that all the apps are placed on the home screen. The smartphone also comes pre-installed with apps such as anti-virus, Mi account, updater and others, which are found in all Xiaomi smartphones.

Camera
The Mi Max 2 comes with a 12MP with Sony IMX386 sensor and dual LED flash. It can record full HD videos. There is also a 5MP f/2.0 front camera for selfies. The software features are similar to what is found in most Xiaomi phones. Since we didn’t spend too much time with the device, it is hard for us to comment on the quality of the camera. However, the device seems to click some decent images, especially selfies. Wait for our review for more details.