Xiaomi, Mi Max 2, price, specs,launch,release, features
Metal-clad Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with bigger battery launchedXiaomi via Twitter (screen-shot)

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi Max 2, a few weeks after its flagship was released. The new device comes with several feature upgrades over its predecessor in two variants – a 64GB model priced at 1699 Yuan ($247 / €220 / Rs 15,960) and a 128GB variant priced at 1999 Yuan ($291 / €259 / Rs 18,780).

It is not known when the device will be made available for purchase, and there is no clarity on India launch, but one thing is for sure – it will face stiff competition from devices like Apple's iPhone SE and OnePlus 2 in the Indian market.

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The price of iPhone SE starts at Rs. 25,000 for the 16GB model but it was recently made available at Rs. 19,999 after Rs. 5,000 cash back offer. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 is priced at Rs. 19,999 for 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM variant.

Here is a specification comparison to give you a good idea of the handsets.


The Mi Max 2 sports a 6.4-inch full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,920x1,080p (342 ppi pixel density), while the OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), and the iPhone SE has a 4-inch retina display with 1,136x640 pixels (326 ppi pixel density).

Winner: Mi Max 2 has a bigger screen but OnePlus 2 has sharper screen resolution, so they are almost even.

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The iPhone SE is powered by an A9 chip seen in the iPhone 6, while the OnePlus 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and the Mi Max 2 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.

Winner: OnePlus 2 and iPhone SE are the winners

Operating System

The Mi Max 2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, while the OnePlus 2 runs on Android Marshmallow (upgraded from Android Lollipop OS), and the iPhone SE has iOS 9.3.2 (upgradable to iOS 10.3.2).

Winner: Mi Max 2 and iPhone SE

RAM and Storage

The Mi Max 2 comes packed with a 4GB RAM and 64/128GB ROM, while the OnePlus 2 features a 3/4GB RAM and 16/64GB internal storage, and the iPhone SE has a 16GB/64GB internal storage and a 2GB RAM.

Winner: Mi Max 2

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The Mi Max 2 features a 12MP main camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 1.25µm pixel size and dual-tone LED flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with 85-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture, while the iPhone SE has a 12MP iSight main camera with 1.22µ pixels, and a 1.2MP front-snapper. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 has a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and OIS, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture.

Winner: Mi Max 2


The Mi Max 2 has a 5,300mAh with Quick Charging v3.0 technology (zero to 68 percent within one hour), compared to 3,300mAh battery seen in the OnePlus 2 and 1,624mAh battery in iPhone SE.

Winner: Mi Max 2


The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the clear winner in terms of specifications with superior battery, RAM, OS and display.