Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Gentler Giant
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with the Mi Gallery app that shows the camera row by default, but the second tab includes all images and videos on the phone. You can set up a photo backup with your Mi Cloud account.
The integrated editor offers various effects, filters, and enhancements, plus fun stuff like stickers and doodling.
The MIUI music player is a custom app with a well laid out, easy to navigate interface. The player has cool effects, transitions, and transparent elements, especially on the expandable Now Playing section. Lyrics are supported, too.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 offers customizable equalizers within the phone's Settings menu - there are a few default presets already available for use. You can also try Xiaomi's MiSound enhancer, which comes into play when you use headphones, and especially, a Xiaomi-branded headset.
Videos are launched from the gallery. There's no subtitle support here, but DLNA is on board.
The FM radio requires a headset to be connected, but can play sound either through this or through the loudspeaker. The app can record audio and there's a sleep timer.
Audio output quality is decent
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 did well with an active external amplifier - it’s readings were indicating perfectly accurate output, while its volume was just above average.
Quality was almost as good with headphones with the only affected reading being stereo crosstalk and even that remained good. Volume however plummeted so the phone may have issues delivering enough loudness to larger headsets. Other than that however, it won’t leave anyone disappointed.
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 frequency response
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
- 18 May 2021
My dear fan'buoy' - Nougat was the first and final version we got.
- 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 ...
- 13 Oct 2020
there is no android update greater than nougat for the mi max 2