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.
My Max has already upgraded to Nougat and MIUI9 (China Stable ROM). But currently can not use VoIP (I have not change my provider/SIM Card). Some one has same experience with me?
Is it Mi Max support 4.5G?
I have gps cannot detect location problem with my mi max..is anyone here feel the same..how to solve it..thanks for reply
Tsubassai, 26 Dec 2017Good day. I am inquiring about the statements you made above. I wonder if you own both Mi Maxe... moreIt is what it is. A Cortex A72 is 73% faster in integer tasks than A53 clock per clock. So in heavy tasks old S650 - 652 have an uper hand of 50% this especially fells in Chromium and similar. Like everything else it comes with a price as A72 uses 3x more power than A53 but it's not a prime driver on Big.little SoC's but more of a fast jump in, do the job and get out. So the power consumption difference is actually lot smaller. On the other end the A510 GPU is also 50% faster, sustainable 30~40%. So the Mi Max 2 is actually a downgrade regarding not only performance but also visual appearance compared to the first generation (same display, ugly baseless [because users bricked it a lot without those on first Mi Max).
At the end it's possible to retain performance advantage when needed, rise user experience and extend battery life beyond anything Xiaomi very achieved with Max 2 on Mi Max with clever thinking & I am not talking about MiUI of course. Check over at XDA (unofficial LineageOS for Mi Max from nijel8 & ZolaIII [which is my self] along with power/performance optimisations which is I alone).
Tsubassai, 26 Dec 2017Good day. I am inquiring about the statements you made above. I wonder if you own both Mi Maxe... moreWell, this is because previously there are comparison by Youtuber and reviewer saying that Mi Max 2 day to day performance is much faster than original Mi Max (there are video on Youtube). They comments on overall user experience from UI fluidity, apps launching speed, multitasking, which saying Mi Max 2 beats original Mi Max. However, their comparison is made with Mi Max 2 running the latest MIUI 9, while the original Mi Max is running MIUI 8. Now the original Mi Max is upgraded to MIUI 9, which I can feel the speed of MIUI 9 is much faster than MIUI 8. So, I would concluded that, with MIUI 9, original Mi Max should be as fast as Mi Max 2. Now, there is much less reason for original Mi Max user to upgrade to Mi Max 2, simply the performance is almost the same now. Still, key area still different is Mi Max 2 offer longer battery life, better speaker, better camera, better screen, but it is not a night and day different.
Tsubassai, 27 Dec 2017Thanks for the tip! I always switch on Airplane mode and leave the phone on stand-by while cha... moreWell, maybe now I am at winter region, or at a environment which has air condition, simply the charging heat is negligible (Phone feel no overheat at all on normal using). I am using the phone with transparent TPU case only, which also not feeling very hot while charge with QC 2.0 or QC 3.0. But, I can feel the adapter is very hot, but not the phone. I also using an OEM charging cable (Pineng) for QC charging.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2017Yes, it is safe to charge with QC charger. The reason QC 2.0 is a bit faster is because QC 2.0... moreThanks for the tip! I always switch on Airplane mode and leave the phone on stand-by while charging. I can be patient enough for the games later. Also, I noticed that when using QC charger, the charger head itself gets quite hot to touch (aside from the warm phone). Whilst using my Samsung charger, it does heat up but not much as QC. I guess that's the reason I prefer the normal charger most days, unless I need a quick boost to my phone's juices.
Tsubasssa, 24 Dec 2017Hi! I would like to ask why QC 3.0 takes a 20 minutes longer charge time compared to QC 2.0? ... moreYes, it is safe to charge with QC charger. The reason QC 2.0 is a bit faster is because QC 2.0 charge at 9V/2A;18W, maximum voltage of QC. Then QC 3.0 charge at around 7V/2A/14W(negotiated voltage) ; a bit lower power than QC 2.0. I have both the OEM QC 2.0 and QC 3.0 charger, used for half years, both are safe to use. I feel the phone is warm while charging, but is acceptable warm (much cooler than my old Samsung). But please, don't play heavy game while charging.
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2017After updated MIUI 9, this phone should has better performance than Mi Max 2, provided camera ... moreGood day. I am inquiring about the statements you made above. I wonder if you own both Mi Maxes (I and 2) , updated to the latest firmware, in order to validate your comment that "Mi Max should be" better than Mi Max 2. People always assume that having a higher grade of processor i.e Qualcomm SnapDragon 650/652 (in Mi Max) is superior. But if you consider the other facts, longevity, RAM management and power consumption efficiency, just to name a few) it might not be so. I am no tech-junkie here, so I can't provide the specifics. Just like to say that Mi Max 2 is a comparable upgrade against its predecessor, even if the perceived 'downgrade' of processor to Qualcomm SnapDragon 625.
Think about it, it makes no sense for a company to launch the second generation of a phone that received favourable reviews with a 'inferior' processor unless they want to kill themselves off the commercial market! They could've put in the same processor, but they have reasons not to! Then again, I don't own one Mi Max. You're free to counter-argue mine if you have enough substantial evidence to do so.
-Mi Max 2 Gold Edition, 8 weeks' user-