I owned the original Mi Max and no matter how much I tried to like the 6.44 size, it really was a tad too big. If only the Mi Max 2 was shrinked too lets say 6.2 I would have bought it again. I loved the battery-life.
Are you sure about the notification-LED though?
On my chinese golden/64GB Max2 variant there is a white one on the top/front...