Global Version Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 5300maH 4GB 64GB 6.44" £210.29 @ Store: Xiaomi MC Store AliExpress
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Global Version Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 5300maH 4GB 64GB 6.44" £210.29 @ Store: Xiaomi MC Store AliExpress

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Found 27th Jun 2017
Global Version Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 5300maH 4GB 64GB 6.44". The above price is for Black version, white colour is approx. £226.

8% quidco cashback (aliexpress)

The price is with 1 year UK Warranty (I don't know how good this warranty is, haven't tried it).

Looks a good phone at a very good price for the specs, I have Xiaomi Note 4 and is really a good phone.

If you are on 3 then no 4G for most places as no band 20 on this phone.
- rpope
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Lovely phone, and as they say in China
"6.44 "big screen, see what are shocked"
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Lovely phone, and as they say in China
"6.44 "big screen, see what are shocked"
finnmaccool

Lovely phone, and as they say in China "6.44 "big screen, see what are … Lovely phone, and as they say in China "6.44 "big screen, see what are shocked"



finnmaccool is Jazzcool your secret love child?
Bilbo1968

finnmaccool is Jazzcool your secret love child?



​It's my Grandad.
Great specs and a decent price but just a bit too big for me
jeffery

Great specs and a decent price but just a bit too big for me


My phone is 6.8 inch and it's perfect size
Edited by: "lucyferror" 27th Jun 2017
Would get it but NO NFC
It has the option for a black version. But I can't find any where else online that confirms there is a black version, non of the adverts have black, there isn't even any YouTube reviews talking about a black version??
Love my Mi Max, will probably upgrade to this version in the next couple of months - while I can still get a good price for my existing phone. Camera is the only negative for me, the big screen and 2 day battery are the real advantages, plus Miui has everything I could want and more and is very stable.
krisb1701d

It has the option for a black version. But I can't find any where else … It has the option for a black version. But I can't find any where else online that confirms there is a black version, non of the adverts have black, there isn't even any YouTube reviews talking about a black version??



Black version is Hong Kong and Taiwan release
mi.com/hk/…x2/
mi.com/tw/…x2/
The Mi Max 2 is a step backwards because it has a worse processor than the first one! 625 vs 650. As for the size I find a 6.44" phone fine to hold and use one handed. Can't stand small 5.5" phones.
My only bugbear is that you cannot take it with you on some flights to the UK. I'm taking Turkish Airlines soon (was booked before the new regulations) and 16cm height is the maximum size, unfortunately the mi max is 17cm...
any ideas on what version of Android is on these and would it be possible to get future updates?

(sorry new to these)
Szabster1 h, 50 m ago

My only bugbear is that you cannot take it with you on some flights to the …My only bugbear is that you cannot take it with you on some flights to the UK. I'm taking Turkish Airlines soon (was booked before the new regulations) and 16cm height is the maximum size, unfortunately the mi max is 17cm...


I really doubt that any airlines are going to police that. It just isn't feasible in the long term.
It is a little cheaper on banggood £207-> m.banggood.com/Xia…tml

Use code BGEMAX2
Spark49 m ago

I really doubt that any airlines are going to police that. It just isn't …I really doubt that any airlines are going to police that. It just isn't feasible in the long term.


I wish you were right! But are we going to risk it? Let me know if anyone tested it...
If you are on 3 then no 4G for most places as no band 20 on this phone.
Spark

I really doubt that any airlines are going to police that. It just isn't … I really doubt that any airlines are going to police that. It just isn't feasible in the long term.


Who'd want to take gamble on having to leave £200 phone behind or miss flight though.
rpope

If you are on 3 then no 4G for most places as no band 20 on this phone.



​I have no band 20 on my Mi5, and I've never not had 4G.
badboyofrock

​I have no band 20 on my Mi5, and I've never not had 4G.



​Agreed, I'm using a Mi5S (no band 20) on 3, great 4g coverage
Estimated Delivery Time 37-57days
Edited by: "dessala" 28th Jun 2017
£197.97 for black... Today only sale on Xiaomi.
I have an MI max 64gb, the first version and it is a lovely phone. To me it is a bonus NOT to have near field connection as you could have money taken without knowing about it.
My only gripe as it is a metal body phone is that it might not get a WiFi signal in someone's house, while my ulefone power will. No band 20 is usual with Chinese phones and has been no problem for me on three.
My ulefone power seems slightly faster and I find I use both phones still. The MI max is a lovely big picture and a bit like flat screen TVs, once you have 50" you would not go back to say a 32'.
As phones advance there will always be new features, more ram, or latest is dual cameras, which the MI max does not have.
Ali express charge extra for the UK service repair if it goes wrong. I have never had to use them, but it gives confidence when buying from abroad. I recommend the MI max, but I don't need to upgrade my one as very happy.
Proveright

I have an MI max 64gb, the first version and it is a lovely phone. To me … I have an MI max 64gb, the first version and it is a lovely phone. To me it is a bonus NOT to have near field connection as you could have money taken without knowing about it. My only gripe as it is a metal body phone is that it might not get a WiFi signal in someone's house, while my ulefone power will. No band 20 is usual with Chinese phones and has been no problem for me on three.My ulefone power seems slightly faster and I find I use both phones still. The MI max is a lovely big picture and a bit like flat screen TVs, once you have 50" you would not go back to say a 32'.As phones advance there will always be new features, more ram, or latest is dual cameras, which the MI max does not have. Ali express charge extra for the UK service repair if it goes wrong. I have never had to use them, but it gives confidence when buying from abroad. I recommend the MI max, but I don't need to upgrade my one as very happy.



​How would you have money taken without knowing it?
Is the sound on calls better on this one than the original?

Thats my only gripe with the phone as the sound quality on calls is very low and is a known fault that they cant seem to fix, otherwise love my mi max
Proveright

I have an MI max 64gb, the first version and it is a lovely phone. To me … I have an MI max 64gb, the first version and it is a lovely phone. To me it is a bonus NOT to have near field connection as you could have money taken without knowing about it. My only gripe as it is a metal body phone is that it might not get a WiFi signal in someone's house, while my ulefone power will. No band 20 is usual with Chinese phones and has been no problem for me on three.My ulefone power seems slightly faster and I find I use both phones still. The MI max is a lovely big picture and a bit like flat screen TVs, once you have 50" you would not go back to say a 32'.As phones advance there will always be new features, more ram, or latest is dual cameras, which the MI max does not have. Ali express charge extra for the UK service repair if it goes wrong. I have never had to use them, but it gives confidence when buying from abroad. I recommend the MI max, but I don't need to upgrade my one as very happy.


I'm guessing you've not used android pay. Your phone needs to be unlocked for it to work (so someone stealing from you has to touch your hands holding your phone, super creepy and obvious), you also get a big splash screen with a tick and an idealised picture of your card (so mine pops up with a halifax card, plus the last 4 digits), and after that you get a notification with the amount taken, the name of the shop, and the last 4 digits of the card. If you tap that notification you can also see your location at the time.

Honestly there's more chance of someone stealing from you with a contactless card as those don't need to be unlocked with say a PIN, they don't immediately tell you when money's been taken, and even when it shows up on your bank statement you have less information to work with.

TL;DR NFC is a good thing to have.
Andybro

£197.97 for black... Today only sale on Xiaomi.


Do you have a link? I think I'd prefer Black to Gold.
Szabster

My only bugbear is that you cannot take it with you on some flights to … My only bugbear is that you cannot take it with you on some flights to the UK. I'm taking Turkish Airlines soon (was booked before the new regulations) and 16cm height is the maximum size, unfortunately the mi max is 17cm...


This is my concern too as I generally only fly with hand luggage only - this would be disastrous as I rely my phone for maps/itineraries etc
Does anyone have this phone and can confirm no NFC? According to GSMArena there is: gsmarena.com/xia…php
As noted above, no band 20, but then what the hell does Global version mean? I thought I had finally sussed out that Global version means exactly that it has band 20 (as opposed to Global ROM), so in what way is this Global version?
bigpappa69

As noted above, no band 20, but then what the hell does Global version … As noted above, no band 20, but then what the hell does Global version mean? I thought I had finally sussed out that Global version means exactly that it has band 20 (as opposed to Global ROM), so in what way is this Global version?


I think it refers to the UI/ROM - i.e. it's not a Chinese only UI.
bigpappa69

As noted above, no band 20, but then what the hell does Global version … As noted above, no band 20, but then what the hell does Global version mean? I thought I had finally sussed out that Global version means exactly that it has band 20 (as opposed to Global ROM), so in what way is this Global version?



​Global refers to ROM installed. International versions of the phones are the ones you mention (with Band 20).
What version of Android does it run?
Is it supported with 3rd party ROMS?
Or is it like VIVO and locked down to hell
With respect, I've bought four Xiaomi's now, and studied this for more than a year: There have basically been three versions on aliexpress:
1. Original is the Chinese version,
2. Global version has band 20, and
3. Global ROM/firmware/update is without band 20, but with a Global ROM.
Search Redmi on aliexpress and you'll see what I mean. This is the first time I've seen Global version without band 20 (and this is especially strange as this Xiaomi Online store has always used the terminology above). I'll try to mail them to ask, now that I think of it..
Edited by: "bigpappa69" 28th Jun 2017
We too have 3 Global versions of various phones, and this is definitely not a Global version other than the ROM. Bit of leeway on the seller's description.
bigpappa69

With respect, I've bought four Xiaomi's now, and studied this for more … With respect, I've bought four Xiaomi's now, and studied this for more than a year: There have basically been three versions on aliexpress: 1. Original is the Chinese version, 2. Global version has band 20, and 3. Global ROM/firmware/update is without band 20, but with a Global ROM. Search Redmi on aliexpress and you'll see what I mean. This is the first time I've seen Global version without band 20 (and this is especially strange as this Xiaomi Online store has always used the terminology above). I'll try to mail them to ask, now that I think of it..



​As far as I know, that would be the case if it was a redmi device, but with mi devices, I believe global version refers to the global rom preinstalled. There is only one mi device with band 20, which is the mi note 2. I'm happy to be corrected.
I love my Mi Mix but i have had a Mi max before amazing phone for the price But it was the Mi mix screen that had me.
Mi phones can easily be flashed to global roms provided the bootloader is unlocked if its not you will have to request it quite easily done.

badboyofrock49 m ago

​As far as I know, that would be the case if it was a redmi device, but w …​As far as I know, that would be the case if it was a redmi device, but with mi devices, I believe global version refers to the global rom preinstalled. There is only one mi device with band 20, which is the mi note 2. I'm happy to be corrected.


That would have explained it, thanks, but at least in this review the Redmi Global version (to refer to band 20) terminology is used for Mi. I wish the vendors would be more consistent...

techadvisor.co.uk/rev…84/
"The lack of a Global edition of the Mi Mix is a real shame. Up until the release of the Mi Note 2 (for which there are standard and Global editions), all Xiaomi phones lacked support for 4G FDD-LTE Band 20, aka 800MHz or the one band used by O2and any virtual mobile operators that piggyback its network (GiffGaff and Sky Mobile, for example) for 4G connectivity in the UK."





Edited by: "bigpappa69" 28th Jun 2017
I had the original Mi Max, absolutely great phone, never had to worry about battery life as it just went on forever. Great screen for media, loud speaker, fast enough to run everything android perfectly. The only negatives were that the back scratches super easily if you haven't got a case, the camera isn't worth your time and the front screen is ridiculously fragile. If you drop it and smash the screen no one will fix it for you, I even ordered a replacement screen and they still couldn't do it because of the glue attached to the LED panel.

If you're gentle and don't mind a lesser camera then this is the perfect media phone in my opinion.
Philbiker

Do you have a link? I think I'd prefer Black to Gold.



​Sorry, should have posted. black £197.97 Just scroll down to the Mi Max 2 on sale today only if seems.
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