“With a massive 6.44-inch screen and a beefy 5,300mAh battery, the Mi Max 2 is a workhorse”

Xiaomi has launched the second iteration of the Mi Max (review) in the country. Aptly dubbed the Mi Max 2 (unboxing and first impressions), the phablet comes across as a worthy successor, and it even sports a similar design with subtle changes that we will be delving upon in this article. 

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Picking up the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 for the first time, you will be in for a pleasant surprise, as it looks and feels quite premium owing to its all-metal construction. The design language is same as the Mi Max, but this time around, we get a curvier back and rounded edges. The rear panel also looks cleaner thanks to antenna bands being pushed to the top and bottom edges. And the overall distribution of weight is quite even, making it easier to hold. Having said that, it is still a massive device that requires two-hand operation without running the risk of dropping it.

Here is a gallery of the Indian retail version of the device in all its glory for your viewing pleasure.

For the uninitiated, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is clocked at 2GHz, and is mated to 4GB RAM. The fascia has the familiar 6.44-inch full HD display, just like its predecessor. Software-wise, it offers Android Nougat-based MIUI 8. Shutterbugs will be happy to see the 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor with PDAF and dual-colour LED flash on the rear and a 5MP unit on the front. The device gets the power to run from a massive 5,300mAh battery, which also supports Quick Charge 3.0.

Not only does the smartphone looks good on the paper, but manages to impress in real life too. You can check out our detailed review of the Chinese variant to know more about how it fares as a daily driver.