hopefully your right mate, it's about time a big Chinese brand made it over here, the big boys need to seriously lower their prices ! they are a disgrace now........U have been unlucky, I would hate to have to send a phone back to china for repair.
Iv used xiaomi products for a few years now, not just the phones. Never had an issue and find them great value, quality devices. Hopefully the uk launch sorts warranty issues better, no reason why it wont.
I used eglobalcentral for my last oneAlways get ours from a UK based Amazon or EBay seller. You pay a bit extra, but worth it for the cover and ease of return if need be. Only had to return one handset and it was replaced and back with us in 4 days.
have to admit though I'm slightly underwhelmed with the new mi mix 3. think they've missed a few glaring things out if I'm honest. still a great piece of kit, but the cynic in me thinks they are holding back on the tech to drip feed us to keep upgrading....