7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

The first generation Xiaomi Mi Max redefined large screen smartphones in India. Following its immense success, the Mi Max 2 was available for retail last month at just Rs. 17,999, offering a premium metal body and great battery life.

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

But, like any smartphone, the Mi Max 2 experience can be enhanced with a few tips and tricks. Today, we will check out the top 5 tips and tricks of the Mi Max 2 that you should not miss out on.

1. Customize the Contrast & Colors

The Mi Max 2 has a big display with rich, vibrant colors. If you’re not content with the default contrast levels, you can customize it to your taste.

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

All it needs is a tweak in the Contrast settings. It comes packed with three levels — Automatic contrast, Increased contrast, and Standard. In the standard option, the contrast levels will remain the same throughout whereas, in the automatic contrast settings, the levels change as per the light.

While you are at it, you can change the color settings from the available three settings — warm, standard, or cool.

2. Utilize the Quick Ball Menu

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has a screen size of 6.44-inches, which makes it difficult to access apps and settings with one hand. However, there is a solution called Quick Ball, similar to the Samsung Edge on the Galaxy S8.

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7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

The quick ball, found in the Additional Settings, simplifies work by providing useful shortcuts at the screen’s edge. It offers five customizable settings to choose from.

3. Tweak the Notification Panel

Not everyone thinks alike. If you aren’t satisfied with the standard notification panel of the Mi Max 2, you can change its layout. The current version of MIUI offers two options – Combined and Separate.

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

The “Separate” option splits the notification panel and quick settings menu, giving you ample space to view both the settings page and notifications.

4. Disable Notification Icons

The Mi Max 2 keeps the status bar neat and clean by disabling notification icons. To do this, go to Settings > Notification & Status Bar and toggle it off.

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

You can change the style of the battery percentage indicator. It offers three styles – Graphical, Percentage, and Top Bar.

Watching videos and movies on the 6.44-inch screen is a bliss on the Mi Max 2. However, working on it can be difficult if the other hand is occupied. Thankfully, the Mi Max 2 comes with options for the one-handed mode.

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

You have the option to select from 4.5 inches, 4 inches, and 3.5 inches. Tapping the black area will revert it back to its original size.

To activate one-handed mode, swipe from the home button to the back button.

6. Switch to Reading Mode

Courtesy the big screen and clear display, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 easily doubles as an E-Reader. Knowing the harm of a blue screen, the best strategy is to switch on the reading mode.

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7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

The Mi Max’2 reading mode, though not as optimized as the OnePlus 5, can help prevent headaches and blurry vision. Simply schedule the reading mode to turn on when you open your favorite E-Reader app.

7. Mono Audio Playback

The Mi Max 2 is equipped with Android Nougat. While it hasn’t received MIUI 9 yet, some features such as mono audio mode are already available. This mode plays both the right and left audio channels simultaneously in both earbuds, allowing for an immersive music experience.

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

7 Cool Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Tips and Tricks

Moreover, as a customization option, you can assign buttons to your headphone’s button in the Audio Settings.

Is it on Your Wish-List yet?

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 possesses all the qualities of a budget multimedia device. It includes features such as Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a decent camera. Is it on your wishlist?

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