Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has received a price cut and now Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Price in India is as low as Rs. 13,999. This represents a Rs. 1,000 discount over Mi Max 2 price for the base variant, which has 32GB storage. On the other hand, the 64GB variant of Mi Max 2 will now cost Rs. 15,999, down from Rs. 16,999. Flipkart is making the deal even sweeter by offering you an exchange discount of up to Rs. 15,000 in return of your existing handset.
Xiaomi Mi MAX 2 Quick Specification
16.4 cm (6.44) Immersive display
Full metal unibody Great hand feel
Large 1.25μm pixelsSony IMX386 sensor
4GB + 32GB 4GB + 64GB
Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, max 2.0GHz
Adreno 506 graphics 650MHz
Stereo effect Dual speaker output
The phone comes with a 6.44-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 342 pixels per inch.
16.4 cm (6.44) (diagonal)
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
1920 x 1080 resolution, 342 PPI, 1000:1 contrast ratio
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
12MP rear camera
Large 1.25μm pixels
Enhanced low-light photography
5MP front camera
Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles
f/2.0 aperture, 85° wide angle
Real-time video chat filters
4K / 1080p / 720p video, 30 fps
720p slow-mo video, 120 fps
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 5300mAh non-removable battery. It measures 174.10 x 88.70 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 211.00 grams.
5300mAh(typ) / 5200mAh(min)*
Quick charge 3.0 + Parallel charging
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Xiaomi is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, an Android-based OS, and other consumer electronics. Xiaomi also makes fitness trackers, TVs, air purifiers, and tablets. It has a skin for its Android phones and tablets – MIUI. The company largely sells its phones via flash sales in India.
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Bharti Airtel has recently announced plans to partner with various smartphone manufacturers to offer 4G smartphones bundled with data and calling services at the price of feature phones. Airtel has launched the Karbonn A40 Indian, an entry-level 4G VoLTE handset aimed to counter the popularity of the JioPhone, a 4G feature phone from Reliance Jio available at an effective price of Rs 0 and a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500.
So how do the two phones compare? Here is a quick look:
4G, VoLTE support
Both JioPhone and Karbonn A40 Indian support LTE Band 3, Band 5 and LTE-TDD Band 40 and will further push the adoption of 4G networks in the country. Jio has over 130 million subscribers on its 4G only network while Bharti Airtel reportedly has nearly 281.25 million subscribers. The Karbonn A40 Indian is also capable of supporting VoLTE networks, which Airtel is rolling out in a phased manner. The JioPhone also supports VoLTE, the only standard supported by Reliance Jio. Karbonn A40 Indian supports 2G and 3G networks as well.
Smartphone vs Smart Feature Phone
The JioPhone is a Feature Phone with smart functionalities like voice assistant and support for apps like JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV. The Karbonn A40 Indian is a true smartphone powered by Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Most importantly, the JioPhone does not offer WhatsApp support, while the A40 Indian does.
Price, Tariff and Minimum Recharge
The JioPhone is priced at Rs 1,500 with a guaranteed refund of the entire amount after three years on returning the device back to Reliance Jio. The Karbonn A40 Indian is priced at Rs 2,899 and offers a refund of Rs 1,500, bringing the effective price down to Rs 1,399. However, both JioPhone and Karbonn A40 Indian come with terms and conditions where users need to make minimum recharges to get the refund. The refund on the JioPhone will be given only in case of a return, while the Airtel Karbonn A40 Indian does not need to be returned to get the Rs 1,500 cashback.
In the case of JioPhone, users need to recharge with a minimum of Rs 1,500 per annum or Rs 4,500 over a period of 3 years in order to get eligible for a refund of Rs 1,500. If you buy a Karbonn A40 Indian, you need to make a down payment of Rs 2,899 for the 4G smartphone and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169 to avail the cash refund. Airtel says customers will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months. On Airtel, customers need to make mandatory recharges worth Rs 3,000 within the first 18 months and another Rs 3,000 over the next 18 months to claim the refund. This can be done through any recharge plan, not necessarily the Rs 169 plan recommended by Airtel.
With the JioPhone, customers will always remain locked into the Jio ecosystem, whereas the ownership of Karbonn A40 Indian remains with customers, and if the refund is not important for users, they can even switch to another network later on.
As far as tariffs are concerned, Airtel’s new Rs 169 plan offers 500MB of 3G/4G data per day and unlimited voice calling for 28 days. The plan counters the Rs 153 recharge pack for the JioPhone, offering free voice calls, unlimited data (1GB per day), free 300 SMS and Jio Apps.
Reliance Jio is going to revise its tariff plans on October 19. Before that, Jio is offering customers a special offer for Diwali named as “Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer”. Under this offer, Jio is offering 100% cashback on recharges of Rs. 399 made between October 12 and October 18.
Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer
The Rs.399 recharge will work as an advance recharge that will come into play once your current recharge has expired. Next, the 100% cashback will be awarded in the form of 8 vouchers worth Rs. 50 each. Customers will be able to redeem these vouchers one at a time, for recharges of Rs. 309 and above, or against data add-on plans of Rs. 91 and above. You can only redeem the vouchers after November 15.
The offers can be redeemed on the MyJio app, Jio.com, Reliance Digital stores, Jio stores, Jio’s partner retailers, and through services like JioMoney, PayTM, Amazon Pay, PhonePe, and Mobikwik.
Jio is also in the process of shipping its much talked about JioPhone to customers. The company told us earlier that the phones will be delivered to tier II and III cities first, followed by tier I addresses. The company has some competition in this space from Airtel, which announced a partnership with Karbonn.
Airtel announced the Karbonn A40 Indian smartphone, which is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. The A40 Indian smartphone will be sold at an effective price of Rs. 1399.