Xiaomi Mi Max 2

posted Aug 1, 2017, 2:11 PM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 4:46 PM ]
For all of those wondering if the Mi Max 2 will work in the United States on the AT&T network, I can personally attest that the International Version works great!  I just set mine up this past weekend, and am very happy with it!

The phone I purchased can be found  here:  http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_646141.html

For me, most of the time the phone is connected on H+ but, from time to time in Seattle it connects on LTE VoLTE.
It's a fast phone, that stays pretty cool to the touch.  It's an all day battery, giving me about 14 hours of active use on the average day, that includes lots of looking things up on the web, Outlook email, Gmail, Messaging, Using Maps for active traffic during commute times, and even occasional social media and gaming.  
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(Follow up - Aug 23rd)  I have been using the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 now for more than a couple of weeks.  Verdict? 
I absolutely love the phone!  

There are only two points that I can see that anyone would take issue with about this device.  
The first one isn't surprising; it sticks out of your pockets!  Not surprisingly, it is a big device, but I knew that, so what? Just be prepared. 
The second one is the rear camera; don't get me wrong, it takes good daylight photos, it has decent saturation, and overall is quite adequate for most needs; but with one exception - in low light situations it is not so great.  It just doesn't do low light.  It has a hard time locking on images and make them sharp in low light, and if you are sitting in low light, like a theater, and are trying to take shots of someone on stage under a spotlight, the photos are pretty washed out and sometimes pretty blurry.  There are settings you can do that help, like dropping the camera in manual mode, and touching the screen before taking a photo... but it can be annoying, especially when you are trying to capture a moment...

If those two points don't cause you to pause, then I whole heartedly recommend you get one of these amazing phones.  
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