WickedWilly, 06 Aug 2017Where do you get the plasticy screen from? Having owned 4 Xiaomis their screens punch well abo... moreI have a redmi note 3 with a very strong glass protecting it's front, a rep from my countries local distributor has one too but with very weak glass, tap on a phone's screen with ur fingernail, compare gorilla glass with standard & u'll easily notice the difference, if ur Xiaomi came with a free case, chances are it has standard glass
AI2017, 06 Aug 2017Not interested in Xiaomi anymore with its lousy parts and plasticky screen. My next phone wo... moreI happen to like Xiaomi because of their value for money internal specs, if u can afford the LG V30 them why are u even looking in Xiaomi's direction.
ProJames, 06 Aug 2017Because... Money. It's not only more energy efficient but also more stable, during heavy use the 650 chipset heats up then down-clocks it's 2 powerhouse processors, this has the effect of making it SLOWER than the 625 running @ full speed, the modem is also more stable
You should share the stuff you have found, I demand a review of the device! :)
It is rare for phone this big get made, so I humbly beg you :p
Haha was a joke, but I do really want to see the review.
i'd get one if it had an AMOLED display and a camera with 1/2.5" and OIS.
@GSMA staff: Kindly edit this part: " It is the same as in the Mi 6, but with a brighter f/2.2 aperture".
f/2.2 is not "brighter" than F/1.8.
Also, please have an "internal comment/ report" feature for all your articles, so one doesn't post this in open.
I'm using it...
I love this upgrade from Mi Max 1
battery life and Camera...Look beautiful than Mi Max1
CPU SN625? Firstly I feel upset about this downgraded ....but now I feel nice...no heating like the old mi max...
Believe me, U Can't find any phablet better than Mi Max2 with the price 250$...
bb1rd, 06 Aug 2017Mi max2 has much better speakers,better build,larger battery,better camera and also screen is ... moreI don't believe you.
I rather wait for proper reviews to talk about the build quality (JRTG) and speaker performance (pocketnow).
With that said, Xiaomi is well known to make side-grades on their devices.
Case in point; Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 4.
I've been using it for a week and here's few things that stood out for me:
* Great build quality and relatively lightweight. Pictures don't do it justice. 7.3mm slimness with 2.5D curves that continues to the back with the curved aluminium frame feels great in the hands. Also, very slippery!
* Poor viewing angles. The blacks quickly become ugly grey/solarization effect. But the size and sharpness is great for my usage.
* Bootloader unlocking is a MAJOR pain in the ass! I have applied at the official unlock website but poor server side implementation means that it takes several days before the device and account gets linked. (search "xiaomi 86012 error")
* Fingerprint sensor is superfast, camera is okayish, speaker sound is good, battery life is great, MIUI8 is not my cup of tea (although I do like some features, I really prefer stock so in that regard Lenovo P2/Moto G5 Plus are better).
* Another MIUI quirk is that indoor GPS sucks! GMaps works fine (although unstable) but every other apps (including the built-in MIUI device locator) is very inaccurate. I've also tried GPS Status & Toolbox app and there's never been a satellite lock indoors.
Outdoors, things work great.
* Cell reception and data/WiFi speeds are decent, nothing spectacular.
Overall very decent phablet. Pretty much the only well specced 6.4 incher.
Looks good already, especially the huge 5300 mAh battery :D
Now if we compare this:
Mi Max 2 6.4": huge 5300 mAh w/ power-efficient SD 625
Shamesung Note 8 6.3": tiny 3300 w/ battery-gobbling SD 835
Add to that the outlandish price of the Shamesung, for which you could get three Mi Max 2.
Horrible price/performance ratio on the Shamesung side for horrible battery life.
I used to have an LG V20 and I was looking for something that's more reliable in power and I changed to A7 2017, it was a downgrade but I became happier with it and then the battery was again becoming an issue for me till I found this Mi Max 2 from Xiaomi I got completely satisfied when I got this unit almost 3 weeks ago. It's a great buy. 👍
rc, 06 Aug 2017Lenovo really? don't expect update from them. While on xiaomi Mi line always get an update. It's running on Nougat already. Pretty stable update and outstanding performance both in terms of battery (8-10 hours SOT) and user experience. That AMOLED display is gorgeous. Did I say its audio quality overshadows even the flagship music phone called Vibe X3? And its external speaker is louder than 95% of the phones out there.
Lenovo P2 is one heck of a phone meant only for those who appreciate things and not those who know only to crib about lack of a thing or two.