Xiaomi Mi Max 2 FAQ

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Max 2 in India — more than a month after its Chinese debut. Despite its gargantuan size, the original Mi Max did extremely well in India so it is not surprising that Xiaomi decided to launch its successor, the Mi Mi 2 as well here.

Like with any other device, the Mi Max 2 sports extremely impressive specs for its price. If you are considering buying the handset but have some doubts about it, check out our FAQ below.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Mi Max 2?

A) The full specs of the Mi Max 2 is as follows:

  • Dimensions: 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 211g
  • Display: 6.44-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 12MP PDAF, F/2.0 aperture, 1.25um, Two-tone flash, Full HD video recording
  • Front camera: 5MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, IR Blaster, Hall
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C
  • Battery: 5300mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the Mi Max 2 features a unibody aluminium build, the battery and the back cover are not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Mi Max 2 features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.

Q) Is the display on the Mi Max 2 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 644-inch 1080p IPS display on the Mi Max 2 is protected by Corning’s 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Mi Max 2?

A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.

Q) How many different variants of the Mi Max 2 does Xiaomi sell in India?

A) Xiaomi only sells one variant of the Mi Max 2 in India which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

Q) What are the key areas where the Mi Max 2 improves over the original Mi Max?

A) The Mi Max 2 comes with the same 6.44-inch display as its predecessor but in a more compact body due to the reduced bezel size. Its build quality has also been significantly improved and it now feels more premium in hand. The use of a more efficient octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset and a larger 5300mAh battery means the Mi Max 2 will also last longer than the original Mi Max on a single charge.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Mi Max 2 located? Is it touch based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the Mi Max 2 is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Mi Max 2?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Mi Max 2?

A) Yes, it can but only do so at 720p @ 120fps. It can also record videos in 4K resolution.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 7.1 Nougat.

Q) Which version of MIUI does the Mi Max 2 run on? 

A) The Mi Max runs on MIUI 8 out of the box.

Q) How do I use the Split screen multitasking mode on the Mi Max 2?

A) The Split screen multitasking mode for the Mi Max 2 will be available from August.

Q) Will the Mi Max 2 receive the MIUI 9 update?

A) Yes, the Mi Max 2 will receive the MIUI 9 update later this year.

Q) Does the Mi Max 2 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box. The Mi Max 2 also supports Band 5, which will be used by many Indian operators in the future. It is also compatible with AirTel’s VoLTE network whose rollout is yet to begin.

As a bonus, Reliance Jio is also offering double data benefits of up to 100GB to every Mi Max 2 customer.

Q) Does the Mi Max 2 support Quick Charging?

A) Yes, the Mi Max 2 supports Quick Charge 3.0. This is enough to charge the handset to almost 70 percent in just an hour.

Q) Does the Mi Max 2 feature stereo speakers?

A) Not really. The Mi Max 2 does feature dual speakers but they are only used when the phone is in landscape mode. Otherwise, the handset automatically switches between the first and second speaker for the optimum audio output.

Q) How much free storage space does the Mi Max 2 have out of the box?

A) Almost 53GB out of the box.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Mi Max 2, but not all.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Mi Max 2 backlit?

A) Yes, the capacitive keys on the Mi Max 2are backlit.

Q) What colors are the Mi Max 2 going to be available in?

A) The Mi Max 2 is only available in black color.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Mi Max 2?

A) You get the phone, a power charger, a USB-C cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Mi Max 2 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the Mi Max 2 go on sale and where?

A) The Mi Max 2 will be initially available through Mi.com.

If you have any other question regarding the Mi Max 2 drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.

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