Update – 18 September 2017
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2(32 GB) India launch Price Rs 12999
Xiaomi is launching a new version of the large phablet Mi Max 2 in India. The new phablet will be exclusive to Amazon and will also be available from Mi.com starting from 20th September 2017.
It will go on sale at 12:00 noon on Amazon India and Mi.com. The smartphone is available for Amazon Prime members only on Amazon India website; nonprime members can buy from Mi.com.
The new version comes with 32 GB of internal storage and will come with 4 GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched by the company in July 2017 in the Indian market in the 64 GB and 4 GB Ram version, priced at Rs. 16,999. The new version is going to launch at an affordable price 12,999 and Amazon is saying it is an introductory price, which means it may get increased after the sales period is offered.
Notably, there is going to be a sale on Amazon and Flipkart starting 20th September 2017, and several smartphones are going to be on sale on both Flipkart and Amazon. Otherwise, the price is said to be Rs. 14,999 for the device which looks fair considering the 64 GB version is priced at 16,999.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with 6.44 Inch Display with 2.5D curved glass screen with Full HD display(1920*1080) pixels. It is powered by the same processor Snapdragon 625, similar to the Mi A1 and the Redmi Note 4.
The storage is 32 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB and comes with 4 GB Ram. The Mi Max 2 (32 GB) comes with the 12 Megapixel Sony IMX 386 sensor and with f/2.2 aperture.
The camera on the Mi Max 2 is much better compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The smartphone comes with a 5 Megapixel selfie camera and runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 along with the MIUI 8.0.
The smartphone has massive 5300 mAH capacity battery and also comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The Mi Max 2 (32 GB) comes with USB Type C port and has 7.6 mm thickness.
Overall at the price tag of Rs. 12999 it seems to be a killer deal if you are looking for a huge battery and large display smartphone
Technical SPECS – Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- Screen Size and Resolution – 6.4 Inch with FHD resolution and 342 PPi.
- Primary Camera – 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP Selfie Cam.
- Android Nougat 7.0 with (MIUI 8.0)
- Qualcomm SD 625, Speed 2.0 GHz. & Adreno 506.
- 4 GB Ram and 32 GB Storage
- Dual Sim, USB Type C – True
- Weighs 212 g and 7.6 mm in thickness
- Fingerprint Reader, IR Blaster – YES
- Battery Capacity – 5300 mAH Q.C 3.0.
- Price – Rs. 13K for 32 GB and 16K for 64 GB.
Also, Read Our First Impression of the Mi Max 2 Here.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 India Launch Specs Price and Details (On Sale)
Xiaomi launched its monstrous Mi Max smartphone last year in India on June 30, 2016, and this year, the company has been teasing about the Mi Max 2. Xiaomi was teasing the smartphone as ‘Big is Back,’ for some days, and today they have launched the smartphone at an event in New Delhi.
Update – 18 July 2017 – Xiaomi has launched the smartphone in the Indian market priced at Rs. 16999 and it will be available from 20th July 2017 from Mi.com and will also go on sale on Flipkart as well as Amazon starting from 27th July 2017. It will go on sale at 12:00 pm on the 20th July on mi.com.
Update 03-August-2017 – The Mi Max 2 is on sale today and you can purchase the smartphone from Mi.com, Amazon or Flipkart.
5 Key Highlights of Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- A very large 6.44 Inch Full HD Display, with 2.5D Curved Glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Insane Battery Life with 5300 mAH capacity battery, Quick Charge 3.0 Support.
- Fast Performance – Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor. (4 GB RAM).
- 12 Megapixel Sony Sensor Based Rear Camera.
- USB Type C Port.
The original Mi Max is a massive hit in India. The phone was launched at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 19,999 (for the Mi Max Prime), offering exactly same specifications of the Redmi Note 3, but it’s bigger, better, and came with a massive 4850mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Key Features and Details
This year as well, Xiaomi is doing the same with the Mi Max 2. The smartphone has all the specifications similar to the Redmi Note 4, but brings upgrades to design, camera, and has a humongous 5300mAh battery.
Let’s drill down the specifications of Mi Max 2. It has a 6.44-inch display (same as the Mi Max) but comes with increased brightness levels and this time around the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass tech. The display has a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels and 342 PPI pixel density.
Same as the Redmi Note 4, the Mi Max 2 also uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and comes with two storage options- 64GB. Xiaomi recently unveiled a 6 GB RAM option as well in China.
The Adreno 506 GPU takes care of the graphics on the phone, and there’s a microSD card slot as well for storage expansion.
Camera, Battery, OS, and Connectivity
The key highlight of the phone is its camera since it uses the same sensor as the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. Moreover, it has 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. At the front, it comes with a humble 5 MP selfie camera seen on other Xiaomi smartphones released recently.
It has great sound output because of the two stereo speakers and even has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Fueling the device is a massive 5300mAh battery with fast charging and reverse charging support. It means you can charge other mobiles or power banks.
The device runs on Android Nougat based MIUI 8, and most likely it will receive the next MIUI 9 update. Further, the device has USB Type-C port, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Additionally, we have a fingerprint scanner as well at the rear side of the phone, placed below the camera module.
Also, it comes with the IR Blaster so you can easily connect the device to your TV or other appliances to control them.
Xiaomi has launched the 64 GB version in India only and has left the 128 GB version of the device.
Read Below the Original Launch Story of Mi Max 2 in China.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Is Magnanimous But Misses On Snapdragon 660
25-May-2017 – Xiaomi has launched the latest gigantic display (6.44 inches) smartphone with monstrous battery (5300 mAH), in China today. The new Xiaomi Smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which is highly energy efficient, and Xiaomi promises two days of battery life to users.
The Xiaomi Mi – Max 2 was in the news for some days, and there have been several rumors about the Mi Max 2 which were doing rounds.
Mi Max 2 Improves on the Mi Max Shortcomings
There are many upgrades compared to the older Xiaomi Mi Max before we talk about the low point of missing on the Snapdragon 660. Let’s look at the Key upgrades compared to the last Xiaomi Mi Max that the new smartphone promises.
Specs, Price Features and launch Details Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Design – The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 promises a more refined design and looks, the antenna bands are like the Apple iPhone 6s, aligned to the top and bottom edges. The edges seem to be more rounded than before, and it feels this will be slightly easy to grab.
Display – The screen Size is 6.44 Inches and comes with Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels with 342 Ppi to be precise. The display is bright with 450 nits maximum brightness, and there is 2.5D curved glass on top of the display panel to make it more pleasing to touch.
Battery Life – The phablet comes with more battery 5300 mAH capacity compared to the 4850 mAH on the Mi Max. It has almost 10% more battery capacity, and with the SD 625, we can expect it last much more compared the previous phone.
Mi Max 2 solves the holy grail of battery life and can be one of the longest battery life smartphones you can buy in the market. I meant China market from June 1. Additionally, the smartphone comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 with fast charging support. The Mi Max 2 promises to Charge 68% in just 1 hour. There is also reversible charging support which can help you charge another smartphone using a reverse charging cable.
Storage and Variants – The smartphone will be available in 2 variants – 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. We were secretly hoping for a 6 GB RAM version of Mi Max 2.
Price – The smaller storage version costs CNY 1699 or $240 (Rs. 16500) while, the larger variant of the Mi Max 2 costs CNY 1999 ($ 280 or Rs 19500).
Software – The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has the latest OS to entice some of the Nougat fans; the smartphone comes with MIUI 8.0 along with the Android Nougat 7.0. There is also the split screen feature which can help you do two tasks at the same time. A much-needed feature for this mammoth smartphone.
Camera – The Mi Max 2 camera is a significant upgrade from the average camera of Xiaomi Mi Max. The rear camera comes with 12 MP sensor with Dual-Tone LED Flash, and it has PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, Sony IMX386 sensor along with a larger 1.25μm pixel size. It is similar to the Mi6 camera without the telephoto lens.
At the front, there is a 5 Megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide angle lens.
Sound – Xiaomi has upgraded the sound on the Mi Max 2, making the best use of internal space. It now comes with stereo speakers to ensure richer sound output and playing movies and videos is going to be great on the large display with the incredible sound output.
Unlike the Xiaomi Mi 6, the Mi Max 2 still ships with the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Fingerprint Sensor – The smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back, just like the older iteration and there is also an IR blaster.
Dimensions – The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with 212 grams of weight and has 7.6 mm of thickness.
Connectivity – The Dual Sim Smartphone comes with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE connectivity. There is a modern USB Type-C port for charging and connectivity to other devices. It is not clear if it has the NFC support.
Mi Max 2 Processor – Is it a Let-Down? – The most anticipated upgrade was the processor, as many rumors indicated that the smartphone could use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor, but it is not the case. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 came with the tested and tried Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
“Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Is Magnanimous But Misses On Snapdragon 660”
A similar thing happened when Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the processor felt like a downgrade from the Snapdragon 650 on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
Notably, the Xiaomi Mi Max was powered by the Snapdragon 652 processor which is significantly faster when compared to the Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor used in the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 comes with 2.0 GHz clock speed and is manufactured from the latest 14 Nm Process. It is highly energy efficient and compliments the large battery Mi Max 2. There is Adreno 506 GPU which is sufficient to play all the graphics-intensive games on the Full HD Display.
No matter how convincing it may sound we would have loved to have the Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor in this beast.
India Launch – The Mi Max 2 is available so far in China and will most likely get launched in July in India, considering the Mi Max was also launched at the same time (30 June 2016) last year and is due for an upgrade.
Overall I think it is a great phone from Xiaomi and considering the price competitiveness of the brand; it will do great in the market.