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Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant, remains in headlines with its trendsetter products; whether it is the bezel less Mi Mix 2 or affordable Mi Max 2 with super-heavy battery of 5,300 mAh capacity. This time Xiaomi has decided to bring a cheaper variant of recently launched Mi Max 2 with same power but lower in memory size. This is the 32 GB edition of Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

Features

The Mi Max 2 comes with an all metal body incorporated with a slight change in the position of antenna lines; being moved to the top and bottom of the phone making them almost invisible. The phone comes with a larger and brighter 6.44 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display. Xiaomi has cut down the bezels a bit from the original Mi Max making the phone handier.

Under the hood, we see an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC; a downgrade from last year’s Mi Max which came with the heavier Snapdragon 650/652. However, there is no significant difference in day to day performance of the new Mi Max 2. The new variant is equipped with the same 4GB of RAM however a 32GB of internal storage has been introduced ultimately affecting the price tag.

On the camera front, Mi Max 2 uses a 12 MP shooter with dual LED flash and phase detection autofocus features; one of the sensors earlier used on the Mi 6.

The battery is another upgrade with the bulkier 5,300 mAh capacity as compared with the 4850 mAh for the older version. Xiaomi has also brought the new Quick Charge 3.0 so you won’t have to worry about charging the phone for several hours at a time. In fact, it can charge up to 66% in just an hour.

Price and Availability

The 32GB edition of Mi Max 2 will be less expensive (around $235) and will also be made available for $200 for a limited time. We expect an early launch of the 32 GB variant of Mi Max 2 in Pakistan with an expected price tag of around Rs. 26,000-28,000.

For your information, the 64GB edition of the Mi Max 2 is currently available in Pakistan for Rs. 34,900.

Specifications

OS Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM Yes, Hybrid Slot
CPU 2.0 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 506
Display 6.44-inch with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution at ~342 PPI
Design Fingerprint sensor

Symmetrical design

Full metal unibody

RAM 4 GB
Internal 32 GB
Card slot Yes
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C
Primary Camera 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera 5 MP, f/2.0
Battery 5,300 mAh; Quick Charge 3.0
Colors Gray, Silver, Gold
Price $235 (~PKR 24,800)