Xiaomi Mi Max 2 4GB 64GB Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 6.44inch FHD 5300mAh Battery Smartphone Gold

Xiaomi Max 2

Highlights

– 6.44″ large immersive display
– 5300mAh two-day battery, with power bank-like capacity
– Quick Charge 3.0 + Parallel charging, 68% charge in one hour
– Full metal unibody improved one-handed use
– Sony IMX386 1.25-micron camera, same primary rear as Mi 6
– Snapdragon 625 with 14nm FinFET technology
– 4GB RAM + 64GB or 128GB storage
– Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
– Stereo speakers intelligently switches to stereo in landscape orientation
– Rear fingerprint sensor and IR blaster

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Where to buy? 

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 retails at $211

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So let’s examine the listed specs of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 a bit closely

Snapdragon 625 versus Snapdragon 652

This is probably the area that I am not impressed or a bit worried. Because I know for a fact that the Snapdragon 625 isn’t great for heavy users as well as gamers. However, it is more efficient and uses less battery compared to the Snapdragon 652. But in terms of performance as well as gaming, I think the Snapdragon 652 is a bit faster in this area.

The same camera sensor with the Xiaomi Mi 6?

It is said to come with a new 12 MP Sony IMX386 camera sensor, which was really impressive on the Xiaomi Mi 6. It also boasts 1.25 micron pixels, which allows twice more light, so it should be better at night time shots. I am interested to see how this smartphone holds up. Especially in terms of Picture Quality.

5300mAh battery with Quick Charging 3.0 and Parallel Charging

The battery has now been increased a bit to 5300mAh and also comes with Quick Charging and Parellel Charging.  It is said to offer much faster charging and much less heat transfer

Where to buy? 

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 retails at $211

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My favorite Phablet finally gets an update, but am I excited about it?

Who wouldn’t, but I am really interested on the Camera Sensor which is said to be the same with the Xiaomi Mi 6. Also I loved the huge battery life of this Smartphone, the old one had 14 hours of battery juice. So with this increased size, I am expecting much better. However, probably one area that I am not impressed is with the Chipset. As you can see Snapdragon 625 isn’t a powerhouse chip.

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 6GB 128GB- 4G LTE Snapdragon 821 Quad Core 2.35GHz MIUI 8 5.7inch FHD Screen 22.56MP Fingerprint

Xiaomi’s latest flagship offers Top Tier Specs and a gorgeous design. The Mi Note 2 offers dual curved screen, blistering Snapdragon 821 chip, 22.5 MP camera and an OLED Display.

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Where to buy?

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (4+64gb) US$ 203 – Buy here

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Xiaomi has been busy and released a lot of Top Tier Flagship Grade Smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi5s, Mi5s Plus, Mi Mix, and now the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. It is the successor to the Mi Note series and looking at the Xiaomi Mi Note 2,  looks is just part of its beauty. It is powerful by way of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Chip along with a UFS (Universal Flash Storage) which offers fast read and write speeds. The phone also offers Pentile OLED 1080p Screen, which has deep blacks and good overall color saturation. You can check out the full listed specs on the table above.

Global version versus …

There are actually 2 versions you can get of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. A Global version which supports multiple 4G LTE bands and thus is supported worldwide, I think it supports about 37 bands Internationally. You can check out the bands on the table below.

Overall, a powerful Flagship but does have some rough edges to polish

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 wouldn’t be called the best handset, nor a bad one. In terms of the plus, it offers the performance you expect from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip. The build quality is mostly Glass due to the Dual curved Glass surface. But the Quality of the construction is still notably worthy of the Flagship name. Not to mention it looks great, but does have some obvious reference from Samsung’s Galaxy line up. The overall features holds up against the competition. It strikes a balance between looks and performance in one package.

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Highlights of Xiaomi Mi Note 2:

  • Dual Curved Display (Front and Rear)
  • Vibrant 5.7″ OLED Pentile 1080p Display, Deep contrast and colors
  • Fast UFS (Universal Flash Storage)
  • Fast and Accurate Front Fingerprint Scanner (Front)
  • Good Quality 22.5 MP Sony IMX318, 4K Video supports EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)
  • 8.0 MP Front facing camera with Autofocus function
  • IR Transmitter
  • Premium Build Quality (Glass front and rear)
  • Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band WiFi and NFC Support
  • Fast and Stable WiFi, 4G LTE Performance
  • Fast and accurate GPS (supports GLONASS)
  • Performance or Benchmarks similar to other Snapdragon 821
  • Good Battery Life (4070mAh) – 6 hours (screen time), 10 hours casual use
  • Good Thermals and Heat Dissipation
  • Quick Charging 3.0 (USB Type C)

Limitations or CONS:

  • No MicroSD Card Support
  • Glass front and build (Slippery)
  • No App Draw (but you can use third party apps)
  • Bloatwares especially on the Chinese and English only version (Global ROM has lesser Bloatwares)
  • No OIS (Optical Image Stabilization on 4K), only EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)
  • 4K video performance isn’t really spectacular compared to the Xiaomi Mi5s
  • Pentile OLED Screen not the sharpest compared to other 1080p panels
  • Low bitrate Audio on Camera
  • 37 bands is only supported on Global ROM

Where to buy?

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (4+64gb) US$ 203 – Buy here

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Overall, a powerful Flagship but does have some rough edges to polish

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 wouldn’t be called the best handset, nor a bad one. In terms of the plus, it offers the performance you expect from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip. The build quality is mostly Glass due to the Dual curved Glass surface. But the Quality of the construction is still notably worthy of the Flagship name. Not to mention it looks great, but does have some obvious reference from Samsung’s Galaxy line up. The overall features holds up against the competition. It strikes a balance between looks and performance in one package.