Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with huge 5300mAh battery and reverse charging


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was unveiled officially a couple of minutes ago and basically confirmed most of what we have been telling you for the past couple of months about it 😉 The device comes as the successor to the previous Mi Max model and packs several improvements in certain areas of common interest as you will see.

According to Xiaomi’s official unveilling, the Mi Max 2 comes with a 6.44-inch 1080p IPS FHD display with 342ppi pixel density and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset (not the Snapdragon 660 unfortunately).

There is 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB internal storage with an option to expand the storage up to 256GB via external SD card. On the rear, the phone packs a 12MP Sony Sony Exmor RS IMX386 sensor with dual tone LED flash, and there is 5MP front-facing camera.

The rear camera is capable of capturing 4K videos whereas the resolution is limited to 1080p only on the front-facing camera.Mi Max 2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with MiUI 8.xiaomi mi max 2

One of the most important features of the Mi Max 2 is its battery – no doubt about it. It packs a massive 5300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology and reverse charging feature.

It is so powerful that it can offer up to 18 hours of video playback. You can also get up to 9 hours of continuous gaming or 21 hour continuous navigation or 57 hour continuous talk time or even 10 day continuous music playback with this huge battery on board. Oh and youy won’t have to worry about recharging it, because with QC 3.0 support you will be able to charge it up to 68% in an hour.

Oh, you also get stereo speakers inside, an upgrade from the single speaker on the Mi Max.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will be available in June with a price starting from 1699 Yuan (248$) for the 64GB model whereas 1999 Yuan (291$) for the 128GB model.

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58 Comments

  1. mrjayviper
    May 25, 2017

    discrete antenna design like the iPhone!

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      More like Meizu! They were the first ones to use that, Apple copied them.

      • Ibrahim Bahakim
        May 25, 2017

        huh I did not know that.
        I thought iPhone started it.

        • balcobomber25
          May 25, 2017

          Meizu Pro 6 had them months before iPhone. In fact, many sites used leaked images of the Pro 6 to say it was the next iPhone. When it was confirmed that it was, in fact, a Meizu device, those same sites proclaimed it to be a “copycat” of a device (the next iphone) that didn’t even exist.

  2. Fahim Foysal
    May 25, 2017

    The soc is disappointing af

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 25, 2017

      Not for energy lovers

  3. guerrierodipace
    May 25, 2017

    Weight?

  4. realjjj
    May 25, 2017

    Nice downgrade on a higher price lol

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      A more efficient and equally powerful processor is a downgrade? I guess you hate better battery life.

      • sere83
        May 25, 2017

        not sure where you are getting equally as powerful from…..

        https://www.quora.com/Which-is-the-best-chipset-Snapdragon-625-or-652

        Its a downgrade in terms of power from both the 650 and 652, the only real advantage the 625 has is power efficiency. Definitely not an upgrade over the 650 or 652 in terms of power. Weird choice tbh if you ask me.

        • balcobomber25
          May 25, 2017

          I am basing it off various benchmarks that show they are about the same when it comes to power. On paper, as that Quora reads, the SD650 should be faster due to the two A72 cores. In actual usage and benchmarks, the 625 is equal in some and better in others thanks to the 14nm architecture and the octa-core setup. In Geekbench they both average around 1500 (single) and 4000 (multi). The 625 is a better overall chip than the 650, same performance much better efficiency.

          • Lazar Prodanovic
            May 25, 2017

            Well if you refer to the Geakbench you will find how my calculations are right. Single core performance that is. Now here are some facts you won’t be able to understand from benchmarks;
            The integer performance of A72-A73’s is about 80% higher than of A53’s MHz per megahertz of course. Integer performance doesn’t scale well in SMP. Floating point operations with VFP sees only minor differences & floating point operations do scale good in SMP. We will skip NEON SIMD entirely as a depreciated one al do it’s couple % faster than VFP & does consume less power it is also slow regarding communication so not good for anything on the flight. Android as it is will mostly use integer operations thanks to ARM problems with memory communication (corruption) so that we are still stuck with soft ABI & soft float so number of used floating point operations is rather minimal. Also most tasks that are SMP will be still tied to affinity to execute on two CPU’s. I am telling you all of this in hope you will understand how real usage performance difference is even bigger than the one measured in a Geekbench single core results.
            So this isn’t on paper. Regards GPU it’s simply 1/3rd smaller so accordingly slower, even a bit more as it’s pared with less capable CPU & this is actually consistent across the GPU benchmarks.
            At the end let me show you what is possible to get out the old HPM 28nm with proper tuning and it still stays faster then S625.
            https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=72357732&postcount=1930
            & I am still not done with tuning good old S65x.

            • lildwell
              May 26, 2017

              Thanks for an actual breakdown. Hopefully I can track down an old max. This is awfully disappointing.

            • Lazar Prodanovic
              May 26, 2017

              Well I hope this time around they will put decent Amoled on new Redmi Pro 2. That could be a really good one if they don’t ruinu it.

          • Jh1
            May 26, 2017

            The SD 625 is my favorite SoC at the moment. Granted, I’m not a gamer, but it has more than enough power for me and the efficiency is superb.

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        May 25, 2017

        A S625 is 33~40% slower than S65x regarding CPU (big A72 cluster) & about the same on GPU front. It will be 50% slower on CPU front (read two times) and about 40~45% on GPU end compared to S660. & I don’t hate battery life as I manage to get old Max to run as long as new Xiaomi siblings with S625 regarding SoT while still staying faster.

        • balcobomber25
          May 25, 2017

          Benchmarks disagree with your numbers.

          • Lazar Prodanovic
            May 25, 2017

            Only In your head mate.

            • balcobomber25
              May 30, 2017

              Apparently, it’s only in Anandtech’s head too.

              “Looking at the overall results first, the Redmi Note 4 matches the performance of the Meizu Pro 6 and falls just shy of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820) and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 Pro, which is just 8% faster”

              8% will never be noticed in real world scenarios. In some benchmarks, the two phones are nearly tied.

            • Lazar Prodanovic
              May 30, 2017

              No they are most times OK with their head. Now do read projections for new cores & overlay differences between core’s.
              http://www.anandtech.com/show/11441/dynamiq-and-arms-new-cpus-cortex-a75-a55/3
              You obviously didn’t reed when I tried to explain to you how Android really works. In the future try industrial standard benchmarks at least.

            • balcobomber25
              May 31, 2017

              You obviously didn’t read about only 8% faster.

            • Lazar Prodanovic
              May 31, 2017

              Somehow you missed the part 100% faster (I say 80% faster for a A72 vs A53 MHz per MHz). Get lost.
              http://images.anandtech.com/doci/11441/arm-a75_a55-dynamiq-cpu_configs.png

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 25, 2017

        660 man , COME ON!

  5. mrjayviper
    May 25, 2017

    discrete antenna design like the iPhone!

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      More like Meizu! They were the first ones to use that, Apple copied them.

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      May 25, 2017

      huh I did not know that.
      I thought iPhone started it.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      Meizu Pro 6 had them months before iPhone. In fact, many sites used leaked images of the Pro 6 to say it was the next iPhone. When it was confirmed that it was, in fact, a Meizu device, those same sites proclaimed it to be a “copycat” of a device (the next iphone) that didn’t even exist.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      Meizu Pro 6 had them months before iPhone. In fact, many sites used leaked images of the Pro 6 to say it was the next iPhone. When it was confirmed that it was, in fact, a Meizu device, those same sites proclaimed it to be a “copycat” of a device (the next iphone) that didn’t even exist.

  6. Dab
    May 25, 2017

    Should have S660 – more powerful and efficient too

  7. Fahim Foysal
    May 25, 2017

    The soc is disappointing af

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 25, 2017

      Not for energy lovers

  8. guerrierodipace
    May 25, 2017

    Weight?

  9. guerrierodipace
    May 25, 2017

    Weight?

  10. realjjj
    May 25, 2017

    Nice downgrade on a higher price lol

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      A more efficient and equally powerful processor is a downgrade? I guess you hate better battery life.

    • sere83
      May 25, 2017

      not sure where you are getting equally as powerful from…..

      https://www.quora.com/Which-is-the-best-chipset-Snapdragon-625-or-652

      Its a downgrade in terms of power from both the 650 and 652, the only real advantage the 625 has is power efficiency. Definitely not an upgrade over the 650 or 652 in terms of power. Weird choice tbh if you ask me.

    • sere83
      May 25, 2017

      not sure where you are getting equally as powerful from…..

      https://www.quora.com/Which-is-the-best-chipset-Snapdragon-625-or-652

      Its a downgrade in terms of power from both the 650 and 652, the only real advantage the 625 has is power efficiency. Definitely not an upgrade over the 650 or 652 in terms of power. Weird choice tbh if you ask me.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 25, 2017

      A S625 is 33~40% slower than S65x regarding CPU (big A72 cluster) & about the same on GPU front. It will be 50% slower on CPU front (read two times) and about 40~45% on GPU end compared to S660. & I don’t hate battery life as I manage to get old Max to run as long as new Xiaomi siblings with S625 regarding SoT while still staying faster.

    • Guest
      May 25, 2017

      660 man , COME ON!

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      I am basing it off various benchmarks that show they are about the same when it comes to power. On paper, as that Quora reads, the SD650 should be faster due to the two A72 cores. In actual usage and benchmarks, the 625 is equal in some and better in others thanks to the 14nm architecture and the octa-core setup. In Geekbench they both average around 1500 (single) and 4000 (multi). The 625 is a better overall chip than the 650, same performance much better efficiency.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2017

      Benchmarks disagree with your numbers.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 25, 2017

      Well if you refer to the Geakbench you will find how my calculations are right. Single core performance that is. Now here are some facts you won’t be able to understand from benchmarks;
      The integer performance of A72-A73’s is about 80% higher than of A53’s MHz per megahertz of course. Integer performance doesn’t scale well in SMP. Floating point operations with VFP sees only minor differences & floating point operations do scale good in SMP. We will skip NEON SIMD entirely as a depreciated one al do it’s couple % faster than VFP & does consume less power it is also slow regarding communication so not good for anything on the flight. Android as it is will mostly use integer operations thanks to ARM problems with memory communication (corruption) so that we are still stuck with soft ABI & soft float so number of used floating point operations is rather minimal. Also most tasks that are SMP will be still tied to affinity to execute on two CPU’s. I am telling you all of this in hope you will understand how real usage performance difference is even bigger than the one measured in a Geekbench single core results.
      So this isn’t on paper. Regards GPU it’s simply 1/3rd smaller so accordingly slower, even a bit more as it’s pared with less capable CPU & this is actually consistent across the GPU benchmarks.
      At the end let me show you what is possible to get out the old HPM 28nm with proper tuning and it still stays faster then S625.
      https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=72357732&postcount=1930
      & I am still not done with tuning good old S65x.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 25, 2017

      Only In your head mate.

    • Jh1
      May 26, 2017

      The SD 625 is my favorite SoC at the moment. Granted, I’m not a gamer, but it has more than enough power for me and the efficiency is superb.

    • lildwell
      May 26, 2017

      Thanks for an actual breakdown. Hopefully I can track down an old max. This is awfully disappointing.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 26, 2017

      Well I hope this time around they will put decent Amoled on new Redmi Pro 2. That could be a really good one if they don’t ruinu it.

    • balcobomber25
      May 30, 2017

      Apparently, it’s only in Anandtech’s head too.

      “Looking at the overall results first, the Redmi Note 4 matches the performance of the Meizu Pro 6 and falls just shy of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820) and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 Pro, which is just 8% faster”

      8% will never be noticed in real world scenarios. In some benchmarks, the two phones are nearly tied.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 30, 2017

      No they are most times OK with their head. Now do read projections for new cores & overlay differences between core’s.
      http://www.anandtech.com/show/11441/dynamiq-and-arms-new-cpus-cortex-a75-a55/3
      You obviously didn’t reed when I tried to explain to you how Android really works. In the future try industrial standard benchmarks at least.

    • balcobomber25
      May 31, 2017

      You obviously didn’t read about only 8% faster.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 31, 2017

      Somehow you missed the part 100% faster (I say 80% faster for a A72 vs A53 MHz per MHz). Get lost.

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    May 25, 2017

    HORRIBLE !

    IT was sd 660 or bust and they go for 625 instead of saving face w/626 !

    HORROR ! shame on you Xiaomi !

  12. Dab
    May 25, 2017

    Should have S660 – more powerful and efficient too

  13. Guest
    May 25, 2017

    HORRIBLE !

    IT was sd 660 or bust and they go for 625 instead of saving face w/626 !

    HORROR ! shame on you Xiaomi !

  14. Wolvie
    May 26, 2017

    Sadly it is such a disappointment news again from Xiaomi.
    They are no longer leading the market with good value for $$$ products.

    Xiaomi is going to oppo direction, selling new product with low-end spec but high price.

  15. Guest
    May 26, 2017

    Sadly it is such a disappointment news again from Xiaomi.
    They are no longer leading the market with good value for $$$ products.

    Xiaomi is going to oppo direction, selling new product with low-end spec but high price.