Xiaomi phones

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Hawkings Boots, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Three. It seems like it's fine. The gearbest site explains it much better.

    Very tempted to buy that phone. Cracking price.
     
  2. Secret Visage

    Secret Visage Winger

    Oukitel K3 5.5'' Dual Front & Rear Cameras 4GB RAM 64GB ROM MT6750T 6000mAh Battery 4G Smartphone
    We're running this one on EE and Giff Gaff (O2) no problems.

    Only ever used the above networks, but no problems.

    Can't vouch for 3 or Voda though.

    Edit > On above link there's a follow up link to check network compatible.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
  3. Hawkings Boots

    Hawkings Boots Midfield

    I've gone for that one - £138 with code Chkout5

    Worst case scenario I can sell on Ebay for a similar price as people will pay for one that is already in UK

    Thanks all for your help
     
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  4. Have you bought from that site before? Good prices.

    Here's the network check link for folks ease of use:

    WillMyPhoneWork.net - Check if your phone works on a network

    Where did you get that code? I'm gonna buy it if I can use that, thank you.
     
  5. Secret Visage

    Secret Visage Winger

    Yes, once.
    Took something like 18 days for delivery though.

    £107.00 is a great price for that.
    I paid £126.00 for UK stock and got it in 48 hours, through ebay.
     
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  6. Does it matter if a phone doesn't support 2G? I'm guessing it doesn't.
     
  7. Hawkings Boots

    Hawkings Boots Midfield

    Just a general code from Google so the amount of uses won't be limited
     
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  8. Bluepaul

    Bluepaul Goalkeeper

    They can view all the football forums and porn sites I visit, I don't care as a OnePlus owner.
     
  9. gods_homeboy

    gods_homeboy Midfield

    I order some items before Xmas and they took about a month to arrive going over land China to Russia to Belarus to Poland to Germany to Holland and than finally to the UK. That is the only bad experience I have had with gearbest
     
  10. bennett83

    bennett83 Winger

    nah it physically hasn't got the nfc chip

    ive had Vodafone and ee at the same time in that phone, no issues, my Vodafone contract was shit but I had ages to run and wanted my number so I just bought an ee sim card aswell, Vodafone for calls and texts and ee purely for data. Its great having dual sim like, now I have a cheap ID sim for£3.99 for calls and a 30gb data only sim with EE for £15, works out at less than £20
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  11. wilberforce

    wilberforce Winger

    my mi mix has the toggle to turn it on mate
    and when I was reading up to try and get google pay to work, that's where I got the info from
     
  12. bennett83

    bennett83 Winger

    mi a1 doesn't have the chip mate
     
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  13. ywcmackem

    ywcmackem Midfield

    Got the P20 coming on Monday. Reviews are spot on so I'm ditching the Samsung.
     
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  14. taipeisafc

    taipeisafc Winger

    Wrong way round, China has blocked Google as Google refused to censor search results and limit apps based on the request from the Chinese government - any phones for the Chinese market won't have google play on as you can't access it without a VPN. Once you have it in the right area you can normally install it - done it with a few phones usually when I am in Taiwan or the UK.
     
  15. wilberforce

    wilberforce Winger

    ah right, sorry mate
    fair enough ;)

    knew it was some sort of blocking job ha
    my mi mix (2 now as it has arrived) has a vpn in the settings as part of the stock software, if I turn it on, will google pay work then mate ?
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
  16. taipeisafc

    taipeisafc Winger

    I don't know to be honest, I guess it should. Worth a try anyway nothing to lose. Everyone in China uses Alipay or Wechat pay anyway (12.7 trillion dollars in 9 months in 2017) so I have never actually tried to use Google Pay
     
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  17. wilberforce

    wilberforce Winger

    I'll give it a go
    cheers mate
     
  18. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    I've got the honor 9, had it about 9 months. Great phone, far better than my work S7.

    You can get them for about £200 new on ebay.

    They've recently launched the 9 lite. No Idea about that?
     
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  19. Thackeray

    Thackeray Striker

    I've got a Cubot X18 and it's mint. £120, massive (replaceable) battery, dual sim, good design. Surely the days of £900 iPhones and Galaxies are coming to an end?
     
  20. yamar1

    yamar1 Striker


    Those days have come to an end for the wise men and women. Only a fool buys phones for that kind of money these days.
     

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