Mi Max vs Mi Max 2: What has changed?

Mi max 2

Xiaomi has launched the Mi Max 2 smartphone in India today with a price tag of INR 16999. Xiaomi has also partnered with Reliance Jio and will offer 100GB of additional data to Jio users who buy the Mi Max 2, along with 10GB additional data with every Rs 309 recharge. The handset comes with a larger 6.44-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM and runs on Android 7.1.1. It will be available in the Matt Black color variant. Here is the comparison of Mi Max 2 handset with its predecessor.

Specification                  Mi Max                  Mi Max 2
 Diplay 6.44’, 1080p Display, Gorilla Glass 4 6.44’, 1080p Display, Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
RAM 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
GPU Adreno 510 Adreno 506
Operating System Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.0 5 MP, f/2.0
Rear Camera 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash Sony IMX386 12 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Internal Storage 32/64 GB 64/128GB
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4850 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 Non-removable Li-Ion 5300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 + Parallel Charging.
Weight 203 grams 211 grams

 

As per the table, you can see that Mi Max 2 is a significant upgrade compared to its predecessor. Most of the users may think that Max 2 is powered by a downgrade chipset as the specifications, but in reality, the Snapdragon 625 is based on 14nm FinFet technology and clocked at 2.0 GHz which results in superior performance and power saving capabilities as compared to Snapdragon 650. This time the RAM also has been bumped up to 4GB as compared to 3GB RAM in the previous gen.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Another significant improvement in Mi Max 2 is the mammoth 5300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 which claims to provide two full days back up under heavy usage. Further, the Mi Max 2 is enriched by dual stereo speakers to cater the media junkies, as the previous version has the single firing speaker. Talking about the camera, it comes with the Sony IMX386 12MP rear sensor with F/2.2 which seems to be superior contender compared to last generation device.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Cam

Xiaomi is trying to cater the media junkies with its Mi Max 2 handset and its looks like Mi Max 2 is already a clear winner to Xiaomi. Stay tuned for our complete review of the device soon.

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