The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is powered by 14nm FinFET octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz combined with 4gigabytes of RAM, it offers 64GB native storage which means you get a lot of space to save movies, music and even high-end games. If that doesn’t seem sufficient you can add up to 256GB extra storage via microSD card.
Talking about the performance of the Mi Max 2, switching between apps or running about ten apps simultaneously we didn’t face any issue. Throughout the day’s usage the phone delivered smooth performance and even when we threw graphic-intensive games like Asphalt 8: Airborne, Mortal Combat it didn’t break a sweat.
In our benchmark test, the Mi Max 2 scored 63,502 points while in Geekbench 4 it earned 867 in single-core score and 4193 in multi-core score. The score might seem low but these are synthetic benchmarks, in real-world, the device performance might vary depending on a user’s usage pattern. Moving on, in our photo editing test, the RAW DNG files shot from a Canon 5D MarkII took about 3-4 seconds to import it to Adobe Lightroom. Editing the photos was smooth in both Lightroom and Snapseed and it took incontestably less time to export files in this software editing tools.
As a part of the gaming test, we ran graphic intensive games, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Mortal Combat 5 for a period of 30 minutes each. We didn’t face any frame drops or lags while playing either of the games and it graphic reproduction was good. It was just one time that we faced occasional stutter while toggling through the settings in Asphalt 8. We even tried some other games and to say it could render any game smooth enough offering an immersive experience and engage you for more than an hour.
While the processor on the Mi Max 2 might look a bit old, but it didn’t hinder the performance be it juggling through apps, running graphic intensive games or multitasking with heavy apps run in the background. Overall, the big Xiaomi phablet gave us very little room for complaints in regard to performance and for users who give performance department a little extra preference over other aspects the device could be a bang for the buck.