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After launching three smartphones in India till May this year, Chinese technology giant has unveiled the upgraded version of its last year's phablet 'Mi Max'. Much like its predecessor, 'Xiaomi Mi Max 2' has a 6.44 screen but a bigger battery. Playing its cards on the slimmer design and a massive 5,300mAh battery, Xiaomi is looking to grab a bigger pie of the affordable phablet market. Lets see if Rs 16,999 Mi Max 2 is able to do so.
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The device is slimmer and comfortable to carry. The black metal unibody makes the phone look more premium than its predecessor. Mi Max 2 is not heavy and can be easily slid into the back pocket. On the front, it has a 2.5D curved glass screen, featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, with a 5MP camera and light sensor on the right and left sides of the earpiece. Below the display are the backlit navigation touchpads. The volume rocker and power button ae on the right side of the device and the hybrid SIM tray on the left. The device sports a fingerprint sensor on the back. It has 12MP camera on the top left with a dual-LED flash and 3.5mm jack on top.
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The photos came out excellent in daylight. The autofocus works fairly well and the selfie shooter does good work in well-lit conditions. 'Mi Max 2' has narrow bezels on its 6.44-inch Full-HD display that augments the content consumption. Another impressive feature is the earpiece which doubles up as a loudspeaker when a user watches a video in potrait mode delivering a surround-sound effect. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor ensures videos and audios are played smoothly and 4GB RAM gives a lag-free experience. The device has 64GB onboard memory (expandable upto 128GB). The device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system topped with Xiaomi's custom MIUI 8.5 and supports the split-screen feature.