Only in battery life due to the 14nm process.
The two/four a72 cores makes a significant difference in browsing and other bursty loads. Even the RAM is better in the 650/52 with dual channel ram at 933 MHz while the 625 has a single channel module that is slower as well.
I haven't come across a single game which plays better in the 625. I have a Note 3 pro and a Samsung c5 pro for comparison. Even the Helios X20 in my wifes meizu mx6 plays games at high setting better than the 625/626.
as compared with mi mix it was some what updated in some areas. lovely thing is xiaomi mi mix series are some what good popularity as compared with other series.
I have always asked for a 6"+ iPhone and this looks like a carbon copy. Too bad the internal are crappy
Aslipundit, 22 Aug 2017Yet ANOTHER Xiaomi phone with a SD 625.. Groannnnn... With a battery north of 4000 MAH, ba... moreWell "2x" is a bit of an exaggeration. While sd650 may be more powerful than the sd625 , the later being a newer and more efficient processor can pretty much hold it's own such that you would barely notice the difference in real life usage. The adreno 506 even outperforms the adreno 510 in some ppsspp games like god of war
Some specs are cheap, but its quite interesting to have more slim phone than XA1 ultra and have 2 times battery size. Is it me or is it real?
coralicious, 19 Aug 2017You can report all sorts of info to the editors here: http://www.gsmarena.com/tipus.php3 . The... moreNice to hear from you. I knew about the Tip us field, but I thought it was specifically for new news, launches, etc...
Fine, I will use the Tip us field from now. Earlier, I also mailed you on info(at)gsmarena.
I was just being constructive. Thanks for the changes made.
Yet ANOTHER Xiaomi phone with a SD 625.. Groannnnn...
With a battery north of 4000 MAH, battery life was never a concern with the original max and neither should it be of concern in the Max 2. A couple of hours more of battery life in lieu of 2 times the graphics and CPU performance. IS that a worthwhile tradeoff?
It is evidently a cost based decision to use a lower range chipset and nothing else. The whole USP of the Note and Max series was performance, big screen and durability at a great price.
Theyve gone backwards. Never underestimate the importance of a good chipset in terms of the overall usability of the phone. I would take a SD 660 + 3 GB RAM over an SD 625 with even 6 GB RAM if given a choice. It does make a difference.
Im just waiting for LG V 30.. i lost my trust in samsung note8.. i dont like the samsung design.. maybe this will be my next phone.. looks nice in actual unit.
Awesome phone. Have it for almost a month and it is worth the price. Love the battery life, performance without lagging and heating unlike others. Playing Mobile Legends (10 - 15 games per day), NBA 2k17 (Career mode 3 - 5 games per day), FB messenger call and even watching a couple of movies in Netflix before battery drains. Camera is also awesome (just turn the HDR = ON always).
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 19 Aug 2017Damn, 126h Endurance Rating. How I wish my Zenfone Max has gotten 1080p display and SD625.......I'm intrigued as to why a Sony fan is not using a premium Sony phone with its advanced technologies but an out-of-date Zenfone.
Without Amoled Display Battery Rating 21hrs For Videos...... Really Awesome If U Want Tab Like Phones :)
Ι was a Note guy until l gave the Max a try. Excellent piece of machinery. The Max 2 seemed like a let-down on paper but after owning it for a couple of months it is awesome. It turned me into a Xiaomi fan.
It's worth mentioning that almost all xiaomi phones powered by Qualcomm SOCs with dedicated micro SD card slots equipped, are now coming with exFAT format support. Xiaomi announced in March via its official MIUI weibo account that they had resolved patent issue with Microsoft regarding exFAT support.
It means Xiaomi Max 2, Xiaomi Note 2, Xiaomi 5X, Redmi Note 4/4X (Snapdragon 625 variant) now all support exFAT format external storage.
Devices that don't have expandable Micro SD card slots such as Mi Mix, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Xiaomi's in-house Pine Core S1 SoC powered Mi 5C, as well as MTK powered Remi Note 4/4X (MT6797 X20) and Mi Pad 3 (MT8176) DO NOT support exFAT external storage.
I personally tested all devices mentioned on both MIUI 8 and MIUI 9 platforms.