Xiaomi Mi Max Prime vs Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Today, we have come up with the two Xiaomi smartphones, that are Xiaomi Mi Max Prime and Xiaomi Mi Max 2. We are going to compare its design, display, price etc. Both the smartphone runs on the MIUI 8 with different Operating System. Let’s start comparing the devices.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime vs Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Large)

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime vs Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime:

The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime was launched in 2016 in the month of October. It has priced at Rs. 19,999. It is available in white colour. The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime comes with 6.44-inch full-HD touchscreen display. It has the display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at a pixel density of 342 ppi. The dimension measures at 173.10 x 88.30 x 7.50 (height x width x thickness) with a weight of 203.00 g. The smartphone is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM. It is powered by a Li-Ploy 4850 mAh battery capacity.

The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based on MIUI 8. It inbuilt Snapdragon 652, 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 CPU processor and chipset. The Mi Max Prime has Adreno 510 GPU. The device comes with 4GB of RAM. It packs 32GB/128GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 128 GB via MicroSD card slot. As far as the camera are concerned, it packs the 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It includes phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash, geo-tagging, panorama and HDR features.

Sensors on the phone include the Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer sensor, and Gyroscope sensor. The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Mimo, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS with Glonass and FM Radio. It supports 3G, 4G LTE with VoLTE (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).

Xiaomi Mi Max 2:

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched in May 2017 in China. The phone has come in Gold colour. The new Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has a massive screen and big battery as its highlight features. It is available in two storage models that are:

  • 64GB priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 16,000), and
  • 128GB storage priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,000).

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 come with the 6.44 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. The phone has a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 342 ppi. The dimensions measures at 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm (6.85 x 3.49 x 0.30 in) with a weight of 211 g (7.44 oz). The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It runs on the MIUI 8 user interface based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. The device consists of Li-Ion 5300 mAh capacity with the Non-removable battery. It has a feature of Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0).

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset and Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It supports Adreno 506 GPU. The phone has a 4 GB of RAM. It packs 64GB /128 GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256 GB via MicroSD card. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2, packs a 12 Megapixel primary camera and 5 Megapixel secondary camera for shooter selfies and video calling. The primary camera is capable of 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps. It includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The sensor on the phone are included:

  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted),
  • Accelerometer sensor,
  • Gyroscope sensor,
  • Proximity sensor, and
  • Compass sensor.

The Connectivity options include:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot,
  • Bluetooth- 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC
  • Infrared port
  • USB- Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    173.10 x 88.30 x 7.50 (height x width x thickness) 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm (6.85 x 3.49 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight
    203.00 grams. 211 g (7.44 oz)
  • Colors
    white Gold
  • Waterproof
    -

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    full-HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    6.44-inch 6.44 inches
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M 16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    342 ppi 342 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
    - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Snapdragon 652 Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    1.8 ghz Cortex-A72 CPU processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 510 Adreno 506
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB 4 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32GB/128GB 64/128 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer sensor, and Gyroscope sensor. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensor.

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    MIUI 8 MIUI 8

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    16-megapixel 12 MP
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps
  • Camera Features
    phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, and LED
    flash, geo tagging, panorama and HDR features.
    1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Secondary
    5-megapixel 5 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    4850 mAh 5300 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable
  • Music Play
    14 hours on play back

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.1 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Mimo Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    GPS/ A-GPS with Glonass A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack

By: Neha Chigal