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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi Max 2 vs Xiaomi Mi 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 5 XXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)07Points
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)
6.44"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
5.15"
IPS

1080x1920

16
MP

4.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)

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Mi Max 2 (32GB)7 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)vsMi 5 (128GB)13 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.44"25%
Larger screen
vs5.15"
+(front) 5MP22%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 4.1MP
+Android 7.1.1 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.1.1 Nougat is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
+5300 mAh77%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
4GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (118GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
211 grams (7.39 ounces)vs+139 grams (4.87 ounces)52%
Lighter
7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+7.25 millimeters (0.29 inches)5%
Thinner
342 PPIvs+428 PPI25%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 12MPvs+(back) 16MP33%
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
1/2.9" inchesvs+1/2.8" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely

31 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo only main camera / HDR photo/video only main camera
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
ModelMi Max 2 (32GB)Mi 5 (128GB)
Other model names小米Max 2, Xiaomi Max 2 MDI40, MDE40, MDT4, Xiaomi OxygenXiaomi Mi5 Pro edition ceramic 2015628, Xiaomi Gemini
Country or region available(Global, International)ChinaHong KongIndiaTaiwan
(Global, International), China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan
China
China
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2017April, 2016
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.25 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)88.7 x 174.1 millimeters (3.49 x 6.85 in)69.2 x 144.55 millimeters (2.72 x 5.69 in)
Weight211 grams (7.39 ounces)139 grams (4.87 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 506 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory4GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)128GB (118GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.44" inches5.15" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)342 PPI428 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat12 1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,7)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.9" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels4.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2688x1536 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered2µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Gold, Matte Black
- Aluminum body
- 2.5D glass screen
- MIUI 8.0/8.5
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Ceramic
- Ceramic body
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- MIUI 7.0
- 600nit brightness screen
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5300 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy3420 minutes | 57 hours | 2.4 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)Xiaomi Mi 5 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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