x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery

Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags :

Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi builds some great phones that offer excellent value for the money. Take its latest Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, a stylish glass-and-metal phone with the Snapdargon 835 system chip of the Galaxy S8 and a dual camera with a telephoto lens similar to the one on the iPhone 7 Plus that sells for just $360 (2,500 yuan) in China. Unfortunately, it's only sold in Asian markets.

Now, Xiaomi is ready to announce a new phone that will be a true joy for lovers of big, phablet phones: the new Mi Max 2. The phone will come equipped with a 6.44-inch display and feature a gigantic, 5,000 mAh battery.

The Mi Max 2 will rank as the biggest phone of 2017 with its 6.44" display


The phone will likely not be sold officially anywhere in the United States, or Europe, but phone geeks would still find it worth knowing about its existence. The Mi Max 2 is a mid-range device that will command an even lower price tag than the Xiaomi Mi 6, and it's expected to come in two versions, one with a Snapdragon 625 system chip and one with the newest Snapdragon 660 processor.

The official release date for the Mi Max 2 is set for May 25th in China, and that's when we will learn all the interesting details. In the meantime, this will likely be one of very few supersized phone options so far in 2017. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it might be just the right thing for those looking for maximum screen real estate. Right below, you will find pictures of the original, first-generation Xiaomi Mi Max that we reviewed in the middle of 2016.



source: Mi.com (translated)

28 Comments
  • Options
    Close





posted on 19 May 2017, 04:27

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Had the Mi Max 1. It was an amazing piece of hardware, would even consider it as my daily driver if they put in top end specs on it.

posted on 19 May 2017, 04:47

2. yann (Posts: 335; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


If you prefer tablet, instead of a phone.
6,44' - this is not a phone anymore - they can call it phablet, but it is just a tablet. you can't even hold it one hand...

posted on 19 May 2017, 05:24 4

7. ibend (Posts: 6446; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


unlike tablet, this one still fit inside pocket..

posted on 19 May 2017, 05:33 1

8. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Sure. But I almost use two hands on my OPO anyway and that is 5.5". Once you use it you will see how amazing a bigger screen helps your media consumption. Use one before you comment, and if you have used one and dislike it well then that's my luck I guess.

posted on 19 May 2017, 06:16 2

10. yann (Posts: 335; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Years ago i used Galaxy Note II and after that - never bought more than 5.2' screen. One hand operation is important to me. For media i have tablet in my briefcase.

posted on 19 May 2017, 06:21 2

11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1530; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Well the Snapdragon 660 should actually be a very good performing chipset. According to preliminary benchmarks, it performs about the same as a Snapdragon 820 but it will be even more efficient.

posted on 19 May 2017, 07:06 1

12. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Unfortunate for you I guess. Most phones these days are at least 5.5" in size.

posted on 19 May 2017, 07:07

13. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Yeah that's the great thing about technology right? Mid range is always last year's flagship specs. And one year of tech difference shouldn't make you cry and beg, it will run fine. I don't even play games on my phone.

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:33

15. dazed1 (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


820 is slower then 660. Crapdragon Kryo is joke.

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:59

17. UglyFrank (Posts: 1881; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


S8 Plus here and it feels great
Big screen is the way

posted on 20 May 2017, 07:17

23. AmashAziz (Posts: 992; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Mr dazed1..........both are kryo.

posted on 22 May 2017, 22:11

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 6455; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have modified some of my pants pockets to carry big screen phone.

I also realise that manufacturer are doing it for the newer jeans collection for guys. Mi Max is a pleasure to use as both my portable computer and my communication device.

Its battery could last 1.5 days with normal media consumption use, such as reading facebook, internet browsing and watching HBO Games of Throne.

posted on 19 May 2017, 04:52

3. Bankz (Posts: 1342; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


The question is why so called flagships never put any reasonable battery in their phones. As far as i know even a 6.9mm thick phone can take a 4,000 mah battery (think honor 8 pro) yet we still see phones that are 8-9mm thick and 6" phones with 3,000mah battery. This is bulls**t tbh

posted on 19 May 2017, 04:57 5

4. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2635; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Mostly Jony Ive's fault.
And no, I'm not an Apple hater, if you were wondering.

posted on 19 May 2017, 05:36

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I like smaller batteries, I just want them more efficient. A reasonable sized powerbank is around 10,000 mah. Imagine how convenient it is to charge your phone 2-4 times on that. A 4000 one will get you around 1.5 charges. A 3000mah that lasts all day under my power usage is perfect for me.

posted on 19 May 2017, 08:55

16. TheOracle1 (Posts: 390; Member since: 04 May 2015)


The Mate 8, Mate 9 and Mi Mix all have 4000mah+ batteries. But I guess since they're not a Samsung or Apple they're not considered flagships? Big battery flagships are available if you look. Oh and all three phones above are compatible with US gsm networks before you bring up that excuse.

posted on 19 May 2017, 05:09

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Did you really have to mention "...of the S8..."?

posted on 19 May 2017, 07:26

14. AmashAziz (Posts: 992; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Yes, so that people know it has the same horsepower as the S8.

posted on 20 May 2017, 00:35

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


People on here already know what a Snapdragon 835 is and what was if they're already here...and people who come looking for the specs will already have an idea about it.

posted on 20 May 2017, 07:20

24. AmashAziz (Posts: 992; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Don't try to be so smart because you cannot confirm anything you just wrote. To be very honest, it was stupidity.

Never say what you can't give evidence of.

posted on 22 May 2017, 00:35

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


O.o....WOT?

posted on 22 May 2017, 05:26

26. AmashAziz (Posts: 992; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


In easy words; you wrote that everyone here knows what the SD 835 is. And those who come looking for its specs will already have a hint about them.

These two statements can't be validated because of a lack of evidence. And if you can't give evidence for them, you can't confirm their truthfulness. That's why I said you shouldn't say anything you can't give proof of.

posted on 22 May 2017, 11:01

27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I would really like a poll about this. XD

posted on 19 May 2017, 05:10 1

6. mimicryXD (Posts: 65; Member since: 03 Apr 2015)


6.44" is so big, i hope they had alternatives to it and do a 6" mini mi max hahaha

posted on 19 May 2017, 11:11

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1327; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I ask people surround me why they buy mi max, most of them said big battery, surprisingly, big screen is not the no.1 reason

posted on 19 May 2017, 12:36 1

19. Mr.mobile (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Mar 2017)


specs according to me far Xiaomi Mi max 2
-6"inch IPS LCD screen,3D Corning gorilla Glass 5 1080p.screen resolution
-Snapdraon 660 64GB inbuilt storage 4GB DDR4 RAM
-Dual sim+micro SD card support
-Volte
-USB type-C
-3.5MM jack with dedicated Dac
-Rear camera13MP f1.8 with ois 4K and slow motion recording
-Front camera 8MP f2.0 with front flash
-IR blaster
-Full metal unibody desgin 7000 series aluminium
-Buletooth 5
-6000mah battery quick charger 3.0 support 0-100% in 90mintues
-Android 7.1.2 out of the box with MIUI 8.1
price in india 16K
price global $270

posted on 19 May 2017, 16:24

20. Marslander (Posts: 128; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Just hope it has a better camera than the last model. And also comes in colors besides Gold and Silver.

posted on 19 May 2017, 23:08

21. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 229; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


No wonder Apple still hasn't released a proper update to the iPad mini.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories