This is the successor to the Mi Max which I've been using for the last year, and I really do like this phone I've always gone back to it because of its am innocent, large screen and very good battery life. So this really isn't a success of the me max it's more, I feel, of an improved and revised version. I think show me should really call this the Mi Max S, because that's really what it is, because the chipset has been downgraded to a snapdragon 625. So it is a super large mobile phone, as you can see 6.44 inch screen and when you use it as a phone, you sometimes do get. A few looks like you're holding a mini tablet up to your ear. Well, really, you are because this to me has the best features of a mobile phone and a tablet in one and having something like this in my pocket means I don't even need to have a 7 or 8 inch tablet, because I've got this right here. So what has it improved on the new model? We have now a new unibody housing, which is a lot stronger, just looks better feels better in hand as well slightly smaller bezels. We have a new camera 2 loudspeakers, but the overall layout of the phone as you'll see, is exactly the same. So our screen is a 1080p IPS. 6.44 inches has just mentioned and it has a maximum brightness of 510 Lux, which means it is quite bright.

Now. It'S, not the sharpest panel, because it's 1080p stretched over 6.44 inches, but I do find it'd be fine. If you look close enough, you will see the pixels on there and the screen feels quite well and direct sunlight, even though it's only 510 Lux. What other screens can go way up over 600? I find it perfectly fine I'm able to send text messages, make calls and see what I'm doing on the screen. Clearly, without issues on the top we've got a 5 megapixel front facing camera it's exactly the same as the me Mac. So it's got an f2 point to aperture and the quality of it might have been slightly tweaked via software, but as you'll see later on, it's. Not really the best front facing camera ambient light sensor, the proximity sensor, the air piece – has changed because it now incorporates a loudspeaker. The quality of it during voice calls. I find to be slightly better than the me max down the bottom. Our capacitive backlit menu keys along the bottom we've got a slight change here. Now it's unibody, we don't have the plastic along the bottom, like you do with the me max the microphone and loudspeakers here now the loudspeaker handles mostly meds and lows: type C port and two Torx screws holding things in. So if you drop it the whole thing. Shouldn'T split apart, which used to happen with the Mi Max finger, put readers in the same location as the me max.

It works really well and unlocks every single time. For me, no problems with that so on the rear, we've got this new camera module now. So this is a Sony IMX 386, the same exact sensor that's in the Mi 6, but it does not have optical image stabilization. The aperture is f 2.0 and it does have a dual tone LED flash to the left of it. So a big improvement here over the me Max's 16 megapixel camera on the top, the 3.5mm headphone jack, really good quality out of this there's no static, there's, no interference. Secondary microphone for noise cancellation and video and IR transmitter, and these buttons here these are made out Of metal – and they do not rattle around, they don't make any noise, which is great. Lastly, on the left side, as the sentry, which will take either two Sims or you have to give up one of those Sims. If you want to use a microSD card and note that if you live in Europe, there is no band 20 LTE support. Unfortunately, so compared to the previous model, the bull quality has improved significantly. It just feels so much better in hand with those rounded corners and a more of a quality device to without having the plastic at the bottom, which you can see here. We still have the plastic strips there on the me max, which is for the antenna reception. Now the antenna lines are part of the design on the max 2 and the internal black bezel has now been haft on the max you can see on the max there.

There was quite ugly a bit of an eyesore, so it's good to see them slimming that down. So all you get in the box is a quick charger here, which is quick charge three spec, because it's 12 volts 1.5 amps and it will fully charge the phone in approximately two hours and 23 minutes, which is quite fast. Considering the battery capacity, a type c, cable and then a sim tool here, so there is no included, hits it or other extras like a case, so the ROM came with is eight point, five point one. This is a stable version and, unlike other phones, are tested from show me, this really is stable, because the me6 wasn't, neither was there than me 5c or the me pad 3 it's based off android 7.1.1 and the performance of it feels faster and smoother. Then my snapdragon 650 powered me max so getting around in things website browsing super smooth, really good good performance very happy with it now does not come with Google Play installed. You need to install that yourself, but it's not too hard to do. You can see there that performance really good multitasking switching between apps and things really don't have any problems with it whatsoever YouTube here, really quick performance. It does not feel like a snapdragon 625 to me, at least when you're in the wrong now benchmarks, like antutu, will show that the me max is faster. Of course, this is on paper, benchmark, scores to me really and everything it's down to the performance, and maybe because it's got a newer rom on here.

This, of course, has Android 6 still, but this is the global ROM, the latest stable, and this has Android 7. I just feel it's a little bit better optimized, perhaps helped by that addition of one gigabyte of memory. So, even though I said that benchmarks and everything I'm still going to show you benchmarks here, because I do believe it's an important – you can gauge that between your own mobile phone and people like to see this. So this is Geekbench 4 and the entry to score. They just showed you and the internal storage. Now. These results here are faster than the me max slightly faster, so each MMC 5 speck, the pcmac school of us to work to performance. I mean that's, an OK score for this chipset now. This is an area that I wanted to show you that does pop up with Gmail when you're thinking okaying this it goes away and I can use Gmail perfectly fine wireless speeds now the way the speed and range are found to be good. Now, that's, not the fastest, the wireless range and performance is not as good as the me 6. I found the me 6 Wireless to be one of the best I have ever tested. It has a dual antenna, setup and really good range, but still good performance, and here are my 4G speeds again, not bad good for the chipset GPS performance, no issues with it really ok times it wasn't as accurate, as I would like to see like 3 meters, But it kept up with me walking around town later driving and testing at any car as well.

No problems, really, I find it's fine wanted to go into a little bit more depth here was did battery life because I believe it's one of the most important aspects of a mobile phone. More so with this combination of a Snapdragon, 625 and, of course, a 5300mAh battery, so here I was playing this battery test 3 battery life. I had walking dead for almost 5 hours, and this was subsequent brightness Chrome for 4 hours and 24 minutes most. The time was actually streaming using YouTube and it was YouTube streaming too. So I use the YouTube app and that was almost 2 hours there so screen on time of 15 hours and 35 minutes is really good. Now the screen on times that I can get out of this, they are a lot faster, sorry lot, bigger than the mean maximum max. I can get around 20 more with this mobile, if not my as you'll see so there's the history of that the wireless was on the whole time. Now I used wireless. If I use my data 4G data, which I don't have a lot of, then at times would be a bit less here now here we got 19 hours of screen on time, which is phenomenal. This is crazy. I lower the brightness here, though, down to 40 and there at the screen, Islands is in 19 hours same kind of use. I was going through my apps not out so walking dead, a shot extreme.

So what can get was on for three hours, gaming, that as what extreme for almost two hours, YouTube use: chrome, some of the applications there didn't pop up and yeah 19 hours crazy battery life now to cover the standby battery drain. So when the screens off it's just sitting there not doing anything, I had 19 battery here and the time was 16 minutes. Past 8, when I finally lost 1 so now and then I was checking the screen was about 4 hours later, as you can see. So not bad, so every 4 hours are going to lose every 4 to 5 hours about 1 battery, so very good standby battery consumption show me added a front facing loudspeaker on there. Now this one handles the meds and more the high end, where the speaker at the bottom handles more mids and lows. So let's have a listen to how it sounded that it's a lot better than the mean max. I have noticed that, depending on what kind of track it is, if it's super loud like something like a game, you will get some distortion coming out of the speakers. 3.5 mini headphone quality also is really good, as mentioned in the start, that it's clear, there's no static over there and reasonably loud volume output. Now gaming performance it's not the fastest, because of course it's a Snapdragon 625 with adreno 506 GPU, but it does play all of the games out there demanding titles newer titles with at least playable framerate.

If you haven't seen my gaming review then check that one out you'll see that I test a lot more games and you will see occasional stutters now and then, but overall, the best thing about it, as you can game for a very long time because of the Battery life, the camera here from show me hasn't changed still the same me. Ui eight one's got various different modes here, so video will go all the way up to 1080p. I'Ll show you some samples of that in just a second slow mo is basically useless. Time lapse, I don't find to be that good either, both of them off of quite poor quality, and I would not be personally using them so 4k as the maximum sitting. But do you always have to keep going back and sitting out, which is quite annoying continue? Autofocus is enabled, but as you'll see with my sample that there are problems with the focus still now and then so not the greatest quality over in the camera mode. Now, the most interesting mode, of course, will be manual, so you can control the focus. The white balance ISO and exposure time, which goes all the way up to 32 seconds as the highest so quite a long time there to get those streaky lights and everything like that. But of course, you've been wanting to use a tripod, for that is a goes up to 3200. So I've got a few samples here now to show you from the camera and both good and lower light conditions, as well as some camera samples.

Now the front facing camera, so you can hear it's not loud enough, so I've got to turn the volume up in the video editing process, it's, so quiet there's, something wrong with the gain. So Xiaomi got to go and release an update here. The quality is okay, but I feel it's not any better than the MI Max at all really.. So this is now the rear camera 4k. You will see that now and then it does that the focus still has problems even in these conditions here, pulses in and out seems to be something very common with show me: mobile phones and their camera optimization. So at the moment on continual autofocus, focusing on the ball they're back on the background, then I'm, not at all happy with the focus really. It should actually be set to tap to focus, to avoid these problems, but is something we shouldn't have to do you, okay guys, so that is the Mi Max. I really do like it. I believe it saying all rounded great step up from the original me max, which also had great battery life, but doesn't taken things a step further, of course, with the downgraded chipset, which is a shame to see. I would have really liked to seen a snapdragon 660 or the 630. However 19 hours of screen on time when I had to bite in a set to 40 that continual screen on time is just crazy. That is crazy, good battery life and what that translates into for me, my own personal use, is, I won't have to charge this now until about every fourth or fifth day, which is great.

So a large screen super immersive really good for emails for typing on the keyboard, because it got a lot more screen real estate. It just makes things easier, they're great for movies, for YouTube. Now the speakers have improved. The camera has improved, but it's not perfect. As you see with my video samples, video quality, the audio is far too low front facing video camera quality is still quite average, it's, not the greatest, and then when it comes to low light performance from debts. Only IMX 386 well it's a lot better than the original. The mean max it's, still not perfect, so it's not going to be a mobile phone set everyone. There are the cons, the obvious, that it's huge okay, six point, four four inches now I can fit this in my pocket. Luckily, but there'll be a lot of people out there that they just won't, be able to accommodate to such a large phone. We also have no NFC support, no Android pay, then of course – and it does not support LTE band 20. So you really need to think on that, and would I buy a 7 or 8 inch tablet having such a big mobile? I would not so this is going to be replacing my me max I'm really enjoying this so far. Thank you so much for watching this review and I do have to see you back in the channel, because I have a lot more reviews up and coming.