Very very nice phone, and now much more faster after yesterdays update to MIUI Global 188.8.131.52 (NBCMIFA)
Tsubassai, 26 Dec 2017Good day. I am inquiring about the statements you made above. I wonder if you own both Mi Maxe... moreThe reason for company to put S625 is to save money - its cheper processor. They have to put something new to justify calling it a new model. Then they market it as more modern cpu that saves energy - yes its basically only advantage of S625, and they also put bigger battery to mask that difference in battery endurance is negligable - even with 10% bigger battery phone managed to get just 15% longer battery life. Most energy is used by screen on phone this size anyway, and battery life was already great on Max. Bigger battery on Max 2 made the phone even more clunky and heavy which is last thing this phone needed. Screen is the same. Speaker on Max is very good, dont know how is it on Max 2. Camera on Max is very good, dont know if its better on Max 2. So basically Max 2 seems like a downgrade just to save little money to manufacturer. Bad tactics.
M. Mawei, 01 Mar 2018very proud and happy using this Mi Max Prime. it's tough device indeed..! Many friends of mine... moreIt's not gone completely yet, there are some for sale at Aliexpress even nowadays ;-)
best phone but can any one tell me which has a good camera btn mi max prime and s8 galaxy?
very proud and happy using this Mi Max Prime. it's tough device indeed..! Many friends of mine wanted it but unfortunately it's gone from the market..! how unlucky they are.
I used g2, g4, mi4 mi5 note4 note 4x and i feel my mimax is best phone. Battery, display and processor is awesome. I think mi max 2 is not bad howerer mimax 1 have better processror when use max 1 smoother. I think i not need upgrade to mimax 2.
amr, 09 Feb 2018is mi max 1 supports quick charging and is it safe or harmful to the battery or the deviceYes, my mi max using quick charge 3.0 from aukey and it work perfectly fine, for fully charge it only take 2.5 hours
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2018From day to day usage, performance differences would be negligible between the 2. However, h... moreIt's the same build quality and the exactly the same Tianma display. The main difference is the SoC which is 33% slower (both CPU and GPU) on Max 2 vs Max all do S625 is 14nm FinFET and Mi Max 2 has a bigger battery the SoT isn't all that much better, around 15%. Aesthetically & regarding performance the first generation is better.
is mi max 1 supports quick charging and is it safe or harmful to the battery or the device
david dj, 02 Feb 2018Is this phone heat or not plz reply fastYes, it heats up normally when charging.. But, if it is unbearable, go to the MI service center.
Superb phone ever...as im using it more than a year... long lasting battery... but only thing is always a notification of settings crash...why??
Someone please guide.
M. Mawei, 27 Jan 2018Comparison of Xiaomi Mi Max Prime vs Mi Max 2
... moreFrom day to day usage, performance differences would be negligible between the 2.
However, hardware wise, Mi Max 2 build quality (all aluminum back), screen(brighter, greater sunlight visibility), speaker (stereo, much louder) , camera (a bit better in low light), battery life (much longer with larger battery capacity, and also 14nm power saving SD625 processor, despite the lower performance A53 core) all are better than Mi Max Prime. Mi Max 2 also comes with USB type-C, fast charging adapter is included right out of the box, more network band support, can be used at more country internationally.
It is like this, for existing Mi Max/Prime user, there is no need for an upgrade. Original Mi Max still served well after MIUI 9 updates (feel much faster than before).
But for new user, Mi Max 2 would be much more recommended, as it is much better equipped.
Comparison of Xiaomi Mi Max Prime vs Mi Max 2
[Discussion] Mi Max Prime vs Mi Max 2 - which one is better?
We read a lot about the Mi Max 2 and the Mods talk about thing's like the X9 LTE Modem in the Snapdragon 625, which mean nothing for us. So let's start with the SoC, which is for the most the main problem:
Snapdragon 652: Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.4GHz Cortex A53 CPU
Snapdragon 625: Octa Cortex A53 up to 2.0GHz
Snapdragon 652: Adreno 510 GPU (Mi Max Prime @600MHz)
Snapdragon 625: Adreno 506 GPU (Mi Max 2 @650MHz)
Snapdragon 652: Dual channel LPDDR3 (up to 933MHz)
Snapdragon 625: Single LPDDR3 (up to 933MHz)
Snapdragon 652: Qualcomm® Quick Charge 3.0
Snapdragon 625: Qualcomm® Quick Charge 3.0
Snapdragon 652: up to Quad HD 2560x1600
Snapdragon 625: up to Full HD 1080p
Snapdragon 652: Geekbench 1511/2907
Snapdragon 625: Geekbench 825/3110
Snapdragon 652: Unreal Benchmark High Performance 59.8 fps
Snapdragon 625: Unreal Benchmark High Performance 59.8 fps
Snapdragon 652: Unreal Benchmark Ultra High Quality 55.5 fps
Snapdragon 625: Unreal Benchmark Ultra High Quality 46.5 fps
Snapdragon 652: RAM 8942,22 MB/s (tested on Mi Max)
Snapdragon 625: RAM 6486,43 MB/s (tested on Redmi 4 Prime)
Snapdragon 652: AnTuTu 81065 (Mi Max with 650)
Snapdragon 625: AnTuTu 61114 (Redmi 4x)
So, the Snapdragon 652 is stronger but some things like support QHD Display mean nothing for us, like the X9 LTE Modem in the 625. The 14nm of the 625 mean better battery life but with huge battery on both, this also mean nothing for the most of us. The real big problem is the LPDDR3, this time even slower with single, no A72 and the GPU support newer API but on real benchmark the 625 lose against the 652, when we talk about GPU.
Let's talk about the hardware, like the camera, sensors, battery and more:
Mi Max P: 16 MP Âƒ2.0 1.00μm S5K3P3 (no 4K) 1080p@30fps 720p@120fps | no OIS
Mi Max 2: 12 MP Âƒ2.2 1.25μm IMX386 4K/1080p@30fps 720p@120fps | no OIS
Mi Max P: Front: 5 MP with Âƒ2.0 and 85° wide angle (1.12µm)
Mi Max 2: Front: 5 MP with Âƒ2.0 and 85° wide angle
Mi Max P: 173.1mm x 88.3mm x 7,5 mm (203g)
Mi Max 2: 174.1mm x 88.7mm x 7,6 mm (211g)
Mi Max P: 6,44 inch IPS with 342 ppi and up to 450 cd/m²
Mi Max 2: 6,44 inch IPS with 342 ppi and up to 450 cd/m²
Mi Max P: 4850mAh (typ) / 4760mAh (min) | BM49 | 3,85 Volt | 4.40V | 18.3/18.7Wh (min/typ)
Mi Max 2: 5300mAh (typ) / 5200mAh (min) | BM50 | 3,85 Volt | 4.40V | 20.0/20.4Wh (min/typ)
Mi Max P: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 4.2 | no NFC
Mi Max 2: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac | Bluetooth 4.2 | NFC
Mi Max P: GPS with AGPS, GLONASS and BeiDou (no Galileo)
Mi Max 2: GPS with AGPS, GLONASS and BeiDou (no Galileo)
Mi Max P: Infrared, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor and Electronic compass
Mi Max 2: Infrared, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor and Electronic compass
Mi Max P: Fingerprint sensor FPC1035
Mi Max 2: Fingerprint sensor FPC1035
Mi Max P: H.265/HEVC (main profile), H.264 (baseline/main/high profile), MPEG4 (simple profile/ASP) and VC-1 (simple/main/advanced profile) | PCM, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, APE, DSD, and WAV
Mi Max 2: H.265/HEVC (main profile), H.264 (baseline/main/high profile), MPEG4 (simple profile/ASP) and VC-1 (simple/main/advanced profile) | PCM, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC and WAV
Mi Max P: 1699 RMB | 249 USD | 221 EUR / 1999 RMB | 294 USD | 260 EUR
Mi Max 2: 1699 RMB | 249 USD | 221 EUR / 1999 RMB | 294 USD | 260 EUR
Mi Max P:
Mi Max 2:
Superb... This phone was released on 2016..but feel like 2018 model..
My MiMax Prime has no problem at all. After upgraded and running the latest version of Android 7 (Nougat) it feels faster than before. All features running well and smooth. I'm happy with this device. Thanks Xiaomi.
Any Mi Max user here that experienced a bloated battery? Mine just recently got bloated. Replacement battery is kinda hard to find here in the Philippines and quite expensive.