The Mi Max 2 falls under the 6 inch plus category of phablets. This class is something that has been around for a while but usually, is not much preferred over the other 5 inches and above smartphones. However, this notion is changing thanks to the new technologies and innovations that bring to us thin bezels and even a bezel free frame. This makes the bigger devices like phablets compact and comfortable to use. The Mi Max 2 follows the footsteps of its predecessor the Mi Max launched last year. Xiaomi has even added dual speakers that complement the multimedia experience. The Mi Max 2 is available only in black color and it looks beautiful. You may expect that it will be launched in more colors. The device is shipped with a standard set of documents, a SIM ejector tool, a USB Type-C cable, and a charger, apart from the phone itself. However, remember that Xiaomi does not offer headsets with any of its phones.
The Mi Max 2 feels great to hold and has a matte black finish. It brags a 6.4inch display screen and has a 6.85 (h) x 3.49 (l) inch body and is constructed compactly to make it comfortable to use. A considerable measure of credit goes to the delicate metal built and the 2.5D curved glass blending easily into the unibody anodized aluminum body. Held in any hand, the power switch alongside the volume key is anything but difficult to get to. The 3.5mm port is located on the best edge with the Type C charging port and speaker dents on the base edge and a unique finger impression scanner at the backboard. There are three capacitive touch keys beneath the screen, which can be utilized to enter a single hand mode too, open in 3.5inch, 4inch or 4.5inch. Sliding the finger from home towards the back key moves the one-handed mode towards the base right and sliding the finger from home to alternatives key moves everything to the base left. This element comes helpful while thrusting applications, answering to a message or even while dialing a number when the other hand was busy. Tapping on the vacant space leaves this mode.
The display as mentioned earlier is a 6.44-inch full HD screen with crystal clear and decent viewing angles. It has a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and has a density of 342 ppi. For enhanced protection, the screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The color is blended richly and you will face no problems using it under sunlight.
The primary shooter is a 12-megapixel rear camera which uses Sony IMX386 sensor along with 1.25-micron pixels and has a f/2.2 aperture. It supports numerous modes such as manual, straighten, beauty, group shot, tilt-shift amongst others. Additionally, the HDR mode runs fine to enhance dynamic range. The camera is good while shooting in the daytime but fails to impress while snapping in low lit conditions. The autofocus performance was not proper, colors were poor with more than enough noise levels. In short, the details were not presented well. The device can record videos at 1080p and at 4K resolution. In the front, you have a 5 MP shooter for taking selfies.
The Mi Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Therefore, you need not worry about any lag in performance, be it you are playing some high-end game or browsing the web. The device is equipped with a massive 5300 mAh battery to meet the demands posed by the high-performance chipset. You can expect the battery to last up to 2 days when fully charged. If you are wondering that to fully charge the huge battery might consume a lot of time. However, Xiaomi has included Quick Charge 3 to this phone that takes care of your concern. With the help of the Type C adapter added in the box, it requires just an hour to charge the majority of the battery.
The Mi Max 2 runs MIUI8 based on Android 7.1.1 and the user interface is quite good. However, it is not like the stock Android experience. For privacy, Xiaomi has included an app lock; so that you can hide the apps, you do not want others to access using the system tools.