Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Gentler Giant

18 August 2017
You can tell right away that Xiaomi didn’t go low-key at all with the Mi Max 2 design. Typically, a phone of this size should be careful not to call attention to itself for the wrong reasons and we think Xiaomi nailed the subtle and tasteful exterior: an all-metal body, trendy antenna inlays, 2.5D front glass. On the inside, the Mi Max 2 has a new camera sensor, a new processor, more RAM and the highlight of it all - a huge battery that this time around is capable of fast charging.

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  • tu2
  • 21 Oct 2022

Still using this phone for reading Novel and Facebook. I just change the battery last year to Nohon Battery. I still got 10H++ SOT on this day. Normally I have to charge after 3-4 day

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    • TJ
    • rAN
    • 18 May 2021

    Better think first, 07 Jul 2020OEMs typically only give 2 years of Android updates and 3 y... moreMy dear fan'buoy' - Nougat was the first and final version we got.

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      • Tsubassa
      • IVP
      • 15 Jan 2021

      Great review, the Gentle Giant that still slumbering in the midst of time. I know my comments are tad late in 2021, but as a testament I am still holding this "Giant plablet which got discontinued" close at heart and my pocket daily use. 3 years on and battery life exceed one day use at about 24-25% charge remaining. Yes the LCD screen probably the reasons it's not battery hungry. Lags wise it's during heavy tasking use mostly switching between gaming and messaging apps, not too drastic. No heating issues at least to my palm (toasty). Camera seen better days, but my usual use of photography involves mostly documents so yeah still clearly eligible. Might I add the option of headphone jack (almost extinct trend)? SD card expansion (may be going extinct) actually reached up to 256GB on my XmMM2 (I kid you not!) Only pitfalls of older giants is the lack of updates expected in 2021, so you won't be getting the best of the newer features rolled out in further MIUI and Android versions. A setback I am willing to endure for now.

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        • Anonymous
        • 0$j
        • 13 Oct 2020

        Better think first, 07 Jul 2020OEMs typically only give 2 years of Android updates and 3 y... morethere is no android update greater than nougat for the mi max 2

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          • Better think first
          • tZk
          • 07 Jul 2020

          TJ, 20 May 2020Mi didn't even care to give an android update...no miui 12 ... moreOEMs typically only give 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches. The Mi Max 2 started on Nougat in 2017 and got updated to Android Pie, so you really are wrong to accuse Xiaomi of not giving updates to a 3 years old phone.

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            • Dk4
            • 20 May 2020

            Mi didn't even care to give an android update...no miui 12 for this gentle giant

              Anonymous, 01 Apr 2020i love it this phone.. am using almost 6year till nowSo you got this phone over 3 years before it released? Great sense of time m8.

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                • Anonymous
                • D07
                • 01 Apr 2020

                i love it this phone.. am using almost 6year till now

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                  • NatePhoneMate
                  • 0yb
                  • 13 Mar 2020

                  AppleBunn, 18 Jan 2020Obviously not, even with its promising specs like 4gb of ra... moreNonsense.

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                    • AppleBunn
                    • mHr
                    • 18 Jan 2020

                    Yoga Ghana, 14 Oct 2018Its a sweet phone.But wandering if its a grade A phone like... moreObviously not, even with its promising specs like 4gb of ram and octa core it starts to slow over time. I mean it works ok except it's downfall is it's huge size, you would have thought a phone this size would be great well try walking around with it and you will understand why so many of them end up on eBay.

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                      • mimax2 owner
                      • Ke1
                      • 29 Oct 2019

                      Yoga Ghana, 14 Oct 2018Its a sweet phone.But wandering if its a grade A phone like... moreWhat do u mean? It's still good after using it for 2 years

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                        • Yoga Ghana
                        • fmg
                        • 14 Oct 2018

                        Its a sweet phone.But wandering if its a grade A phone like Samsung or Iphone and not a grade 2 handset

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                          • kuma
                          • KSi
                          • 04 Aug 2018

                          wifi connection error for gamimg

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                            • uBE
                            • 23 Jul 2018

                            I am interested in buying this phone. However, I am wondering if anyone had problems with the malicious apps and adwares? I am currently using Xiaomi Redmi note 3 pro. It was fine for a week, then I had to battle with those pop up ads and unauthorized self installed apps for a while. Still having the same problem ever now and then. Really want to hear honest feedback regarding to this issue.

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                              • t}B
                              • 14 Jul 2018

                              miss an, 04 Oct 2017price..INR.13999 in amazon

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                                • NwF
                                • 30 Jun 2018

                                I'm surely enjoying the use of MI Max 2 it's has everything great.. I have one problem with it that it battery capacity is very large but when it only reaches 50% it's off. And I had thought of changing battery but in Africa there is no where I could find its spear considering I'm in Tanzania.. I was requesting if there is possibility of having its spear battery and also I wanna be agent of Xiaomi in Tanzania since every one loves this phone but there is no means of having it in here.. Thank you in Advance

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                                  • SUFI
                                  • X}$
                                  • 27 May 2018

                                  xmm2 is an extra powerful device for wide screen lover infact phone size little bit over so its not handy phone and overall not really good experience with xmm2

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • pRB
                                    • 19 May 2018

                                    network problem

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                                      • P@d
                                      • 03 Mar 2018

                                      oioisaveloy, 27 Oct 2017Why does GSMArena always ignore the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra. W... moreYour saying the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is a good alternative to a Mi Max, that I can't quite argue. But I hope you realize nobody really does that because their unit prices are not on the same level. Mi Max 2 sells for USD260, a Zen Phone 3 for USD500. So you should expect the Zen Phone will come with a better hardware and consequently, a superior performance.

                                      Incidentally, GSMArena also happen to "ignore" (as you termed it), the Xiaomi Note 3 which happen to be a good challenger to your Zenfone 3 as they are closer in price, with the Note 3 being about UDS100 cheaper. Surprisingly, despite being cheaper, the Note 3 is the better phone specs and performance wise.

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                                        • uww
                                        • 17 Jan 2018

                                        AnonD-696906, 02 Sep 2017Should i get this one or Moto G5S+ ? Please help! I even ... moreMI MAX 2 is far better