This Rs 16,999 device has a bit of many things, but it may not be perfect for multi-taskers
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Max 2, the second iteration of its, in India at Rs 16,999. A large-screen device with a focus on multimedia capabilities, this smartphone has updated specifications, features and design which make the Mi Max 2 a solid performer in its segment.
Business Standard used this device to see how it fares on key performance metrics. Here are our observations on the Mi Max 2:
The Mi Max 2 features a metallic build with round edges and curved sides. It has a 6.44-inch full-HD 1920 x 1080 screen, protected with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3. The curved glass adds to the aesthetics and feels more premium than flat glass. With screen turned off, the smartphone wears a bezel-less look, but huge bezels become visible around the display when you turn the screen on.
Capacitive navigation keys are placed on the bottom bezels at the front which makes it handy to use for full-screen content. Also, it seems a much better idea than on-screen navigation buttons killing the overall screen resolution.
At its back, the smartphone has a fingerprint sensor at the centre-top. The placement of the sensor, however, is not great; it is difficult to reach during single-hand use. The rear camera placed on the top-left is assisted by a dual-tone LED flash. The placement of the camera is also somewhat inappropriate as it comes behind the index finger most of the times when you hold the phone horizontally.