Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review

Xiaomi goes maximum with it's new phablet

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Battery

The Mi Max 2 comes with a humongous 5,300 mAh battery which is one of the USP of the smartphone. In my daily usage, which happens to be heavy, playing games, watching YouTube videos, browsing the Internet, checking out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds along with texting on instant messengers led the battery to last for a whole day and then another 9 to 10 hours before I found myself plugging the Mi Max 2 in.

On a fairly moderate usage as a part of the testing procedure, the battery lasts for almost 3 days on a single charge. The battery on the Max 2 brings relief to the users in ways they cannot fathom. Using the Max 2 without any worry of dying battery has been a dream for many smartphone users, especially ones on Android. The Mi Max 2, right here, is able to overcome that issue with fair ease and I wouldn’t be surprised if the battery lasts for almost 5 days off of a single charge. The reason being the inclusion of Snapdragon 625 onboard the Max 2 which is a battery efficient SoC.

As a cherry on the cake, Xiaomi provides users with a Quick Charge 3.0 supported charger which powers up the battery to 68 percent in one hour and around 2 and a half hour to charge it up to the brim.

All in all, Xiaomi has pretty much nailed it in the battery department of the Mi Max 2.

Performance

The Mi Max 2 rocks Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC with an octa core processor clocked in at 2.0GHz and backed by Adreno 506 as its GPU. The is supported by the 4GB of RAM and an onboard storage of 64GB/128GB which can further be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The Snapdragon 625 ensures smooth performance throughout the day’s usage along with handling games as well. Switching between apps such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Chrome doesn’t let the Max 2 break a sweat. The smartphone doesn’t seem to budge either when we threw some graphic intensive games such as Injustice 2 and Asphalt 8 albeit some usual frame drops. The Max 2 did get warm though after playing for an hour but it cools down without having to stop the game.

The 4GB of RAM allows the Max 2 to offer some blazing fast multitasking abilities and we tried it while running the Asphalt 8 in the background. Xiaomi’s Mi Max 2 doesn’t let any process hinder its fiery heart and as such offers a bang for the buck in the performance department.

Siddharth Chauhan
Siddharth Chauhan is the Consumer Technology Reporter at Digit India. He used to work as an Assistant Editor at TechRadar India