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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Curved 5.7" FHD, SD821, 4GB RAM, 64GB) £326.25 @ Gearbest

£326.25 @ GearBest
Likely no B20, but a very well made phone for the price with curved edges. USE CODE: MINOTES (Ignore the 6GB RAM) Read More
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2m, 6d agoFound 2 months, 6 days ago
Likely no B20, but a very well made phone for the price with curved edges.
USE CODE: MINOTES

http://i.imgur.com/UgJCH49.jpg
(Ignore the 6GB RAM)
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2m, 6d agoFound 2 months, 6 days ago
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2 Likes #1
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never buy any of there products for this reason

Edited By: ihatebingo on Apr 18, 2017 16:58: wrong spelling
5 Likes #2
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
1 Like #3
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.

Edited By: ihatebingo on Apr 18, 2017 16:57
2 Likes #4
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
1 Like #5
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
i dont trash asian brands i just write my opinions.i would rather buy from a reputable company where i get better support my phone works on all networks regular updates.these are very important to me more so than the very good specs on this phone posted.
3 Likes #6
Good phone and good brand, as anyone that's done any research would know. . .
1 Like #7
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never buy any of there products for this reason

Had a Xiaomi phone for nearly a year now, Never had any issue with the phone and i have had updates at least once every 2 months. Battery life on the phones are brilliant and i'm a heavy user. I would buy again.
3 Likes #8
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
i dont trash asian brands i just write my opinions.i would rather buy from a reputable company where i get better support my phone works on all networks regular updates.these are very important to me more so than the very good specs on this phone posted.
I recall you saying these are Chinese junk and would rather have a Samsung because of their quality.
Remember this?
http://i.imgur.com/6VTTxd7.jpg
#9
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree
1 Like #10
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
#11
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one

Samsung is an Asian brand (he/ she mentions the S7)
1 Like #12
crazymonkey
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
Samsung is an Asian brand (he/ she mentions the S7)
You know what i mean. All phones are essentially asian
1 Like #13
Circus in town is it?
4 Likes #14
ihatebingo
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree

You've never had a problem with Samsung, therefore that must be inconclusive proof that they're superior and that Chinese brands which you appear to have never owned must be junk? Odd that personal experience with Samsung is used in favour of your 'opinion' but apparent lack of personal experience with Chinese brands can be disregarded since you seem to already know they're junk and say things like:
You trashed Mi Max on this thread and ignore the fact that many Hukd users who have commented after purchasing one has positive things to say about the phone, but you and your 'opinion' despite never having used one must hold more value than personal experience from people who have.
#15
dreadzone101
ihatebingo
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree
You've never had a problem with Samsung, therefore that must be inconclusive proof that they're superior and that Chinese brands which you appear to have never owned must be junk? Odd that personal experience with Samsung is used in favour of your 'opinion' but apparent lack of personal experience with Chinese brands can be disregarded since you seem to already know they're junk and say things like:You trashed Mi Max on this thread and ignore the fact that many Hukd users who have commented after purchasing one has positive things to say about the phone, but you and your 'opinion' despite never having used one must hold more value than personal experience from people who have.
thanks dread your entitled to your opinion and remember we live in a country with free speach ok
#16
dreadzone101
ihatebingo
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree
You've never had a problem with Samsung, therefore that must be inconclusive proof that they're superior and that Chinese brands which you appear to have never owned must be junk? Odd that personal experience with Samsung is used in favour of your 'opinion' but apparent lack of personal experience with Chinese brands can be disregarded since you seem to already know they're junk and say things like:You trashed Mi Max on this thread and ignore the fact that many Hukd users who have commented after purchasing one has positive things to say about the phone, but you and your 'opinion' despite never having used one must hold more value than personal experience from people who have.
But dont you know they are made with inferior parts like the Snapdragon 820! Oh wait thats used in S7. What about the Cameras? Oh wait its a Sony IMX.
1 Like #17
ihatebingo
dreadzone101
ihatebingo
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree
You've never had a problem with Samsung, therefore that must be inconclusive proof that they're superior and that Chinese brands which you appear to have never owned must be junk? Odd that personal experience with Samsung is used in favour of your 'opinion' but apparent lack of personal experience with Chinese brands can be disregarded since you seem to already know they're junk and say things like:You trashed Mi Max on this thread and ignore the fact that many Hukd users who have commented after purchasing one has positive things to say about the phone, but you and your 'opinion' despite never having used one must hold more value than personal experience from people who have.
thanks dread your entitled to your opinion and remember we live in a country with free speach ok
Free "speach" is dead. And before you go on about something further, its speech with two E's
1 Like #18
ihatebingo
dreadzone101
ihatebingo
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree
You've never had a problem with Samsung, therefore that must be inconclusive proof that they're superior and that Chinese brands which you appear to have never owned must be junk? Odd that personal experience with Samsung is used in favour of your 'opinion' but apparent lack of personal experience with Chinese brands can be disregarded since you seem to already know they're junk and say things like:You trashed Mi Max on this thread and ignore the fact that many Hukd users who have commented after purchasing one has positive things to say about the phone, but you and your 'opinion' despite never having used one must hold more value than personal experience from people who have.
thanks dread your entitled to your opinion and remember we live in a country with free speach ok

Why do you speak of free speech as soon as someone appears to oppose your views? First you give your 'opinion', then someone replies and then you go into full defense and speak of free speech and opinion entitlement. Strange because the tone of the comments I've seen from you are far more imposing than anyone else who replies to you. You say "chinese junk" and tell people to "get a grip" but defend it as merely voicing your opinion. Then why get defensive when someone counters your 'opinion' with their own?
#19
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.

You're a one trick pony. You're like a record that's stuck.

Edited By: Bilbo1968 on Apr 18, 2017 17:55
#20
ihatebingo
dreadzone101
ihatebingo
oh please im in my 40s and this blah blah has been running since i was 2.ive had samsung through the range never had a single problem.if i had to be slightly critical battery degradation would be my only gripe.this note fiasco cost samsung billions and thyve learnt from it bigstyle.its also affected there proportion of the smartphone market.i have no hesitation in saying that without the note fiasco they would probably have at least 50% of the phone market covered.because of this there sitting at about 20% but still top of the tree
You've never had a problem with Samsung, therefore that must be inconclusive proof that they're superior and that Chinese brands which you appear to have never owned must be junk? Odd that personal experience with Samsung is used in favour of your 'opinion' but apparent lack of personal experience with Chinese brands can be disregarded since you seem to already know they're junk and say things like:You trashed Mi Max on this thread and ignore the fact that many Hukd users who have commented after purchasing one has positive things to say about the phone, but you and your 'opinion' despite never having used one must hold more value than personal experience from people who have.
thanks dread your entitled to your opinion and remember we live in a country with free speach ok

Not that long ago Samsung where considered an inferior brand, I had a £1500 Samsung tv that lasted 13 months and also that famous exploding phone - Quality company Samsung are.

Xiaomi are a $45 billion dollar company.


Edited By: Bilbo1968 on Apr 18, 2017 17:58
#21
Bilbo1968
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
You're a one trick pony.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/bobdylansdream/Art%20and%20Paul/onetrickpony.jpg
1 Like #22
ihatebingo
Bilbo1968
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
You're a one trick pony.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/bobdylansdream/Art%20and%20Paul/onetrickpony.jpg

Paul Simon released that album exclusively on the Samsung label - it's just a shame no one ever heard it as all the albums self destructed on the way to the shops.
5 Likes #23
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.

Sam's epitath on his headstone - Here's lies Sam a man of great talent, could have been a superstar only held back due to his lack of band 20.
#24
JimBobJr
crazymonkey
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
Samsung is an Asian brand (he/ she mentions the S7)
You know what i mean. All phones are essentially asian

How very dare you bring race into it :D
1 Like #25
Stop fighting and start loving Xiaomi

Positives
-Premium glass/metal design
-Large vibrant screen
-Great performance with top tier specs
-Long lasting battery life
-Fast fingerprint reader
-Camera produces sharp images
-Dual Sim
-MIUI 8 is smooth and streamlined

Negatives
-No true U.S. availability
-Lacks expandable storage
-Price will be of a concern

Rating
Battery
9.5
Display
8.0
Camera
8.0
Performance
9.0
Software
8.5
Design
8.5

Bottom Line
8.6
Mi Note 2
by Xiaomi
Once you get to know the device inside and out, you’ll soon realize that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 offers an experience that is quite compelling in both hardware and software, and instead of just being a clone, is instead a worthy alternative to the Galaxy Note 7.
#26
I just learnt that there could be a difference between a Xiaomi Note 2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 if it exists as I hadnt doublechecked the latter.
BTW what you all wrote to defend the OP made me think.
I guess when ridicule and scorned and being talked down at should be automatically filtered out so it doesnt require the effort for a reply.
#27
Dreadzone101, your reply .... Amazing. Along with all the deals, it's comments like yours that keeps me checking into hud several times a day.
#28
Bilbo1968
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
You're a one trick pony. You're like a record that's stuck.
He don't know what he is talking about, this device was built with the US and Europe in mind has 40 bands including band 20
#29
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
The phone has band 20 dude it was Xiaomi bench tester for official expansion into the US and Europe.
1 Like #30
Regardless of the brand, I think this is a lot of money for a grey import with some specs that aren't great - the camera lacks OIS and seems to produce average results, there's no expandable storage and the 1080p screen limits the VR features. That's fine on some of their cheaper devices which seem great value for money but less so with a more expensive device particularly it being an import with no official UK support.
#31
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
i dont trash asian brands i just write my opinions.i would rather buy from a reputable company where i get better support my phone works on all networks regular updates.these are very important to me more so than the very good specs on this phone posted.

How do you know what a reputable brand is unless you try all brands involved? If you've not tried Xiaomi, you can't say they aren't reputable as an opinion as you have no evidence to influence that opinion.
#32
abradley101
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
JimBobJr
ihatebingo
no thanks you still rather have the s7 edge reputable company constant updates and great customer services.wouldnt know where i was with xiaomi and would never nuy any of there products for this reason
Oh i remember you, you were a troll on another post from someone else.
no just writing my opinion which im entitled to as are you to any posts that i place.im not sure if you know this but we live in a country with free speach.
Good joke, there are several posts where you trash asian brands.
Here's just one
i dont trash asian brands i just write my opinions.i would rather buy from a reputable company where i get better support my phone works on all networks regular updates.these are very important to me more so than the very good specs on this phone posted.
How do you know what a reputable brand is unless you try all brands involved? If you've not tried Xiaomi, you can't say they aren't reputable as an opinion as you have no evidence to influence that opinion.
Just saying, if I haven't heard of for example Jeremy Kyle I can say Jeremy Kyle isn't reputable. I'd be wrong, but I can say it. The trick is then educating yourself on the opposing opinion rather than remaining ignorant.

On topic though, iirc MIUI is similar to iOS in theme. I'd want to get closer to stock Android, is that possible?

Edited By: CampGareth on Apr 19, 2017 10:41
#33
CampGareth

On topic though, iirc MIUI is similar to iOS in theme. I'd want to get closer to stock Android, is that possible?

You can install your own launcher, you just install an app from the Play store, set it at the default launcher and away you go - you don't need root access to do that. I use Nova launcher on my Samsung as I like the customisation, the default launcher is 4x4 icons which is far too big for the screen but with Nova launcher I can set it to 6x6, customise the app drawer, desktop transitions when going between home screens, I can backup/restore home screen configurations and also install the same launcher and setup on different models of phones.




Edited By: Johnmcl7 on Apr 19, 2017 12:44
#34
realdeals
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
The phone has band 20 dude it was Xiaomi bench tester for official expansion into the US and Europe.
Need to be careful on this one, if Band 20 is important (i.e. for O2 or Vodafone users), then need to go for the 'Global Version.' This is minimum 6 GB/128 GB and price starts at £432.29.
http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_617023.html?wid=4
#35
Johnmcl7
CampGareth

On topic though, iirc MIUI is similar to iOS in theme. I'd want to get closer to stock Android, is that possible?
You can install your own launcher, you just install an app from the Play store, set it at the default launcher and away you go - you don't need root access to do that. I use Nova launcher on my Samsung as I like the customisation, the default launcher is 4x4 icons which is far too big for the screen but with Nova launcher I can set it to 6x6, customise the app drawer, desktop transitions when going between home screens, I can backup/restore home screen configurations and also install the same launcher and setup on different models of phones.
Hmm, but that won't cover things like the settings menu or the notification bar? It also won't cover any deeper modifications which was the reason I stopped using Samsung phones (Galaxy S 1, Note 1), they'd made changes that broke... something. DPI scaling maybe? I can't remember, too long ago, got the impression that samsung can't code to save their lives though.
#36
TheAVJunky
realdeals
sam_of_london
Negative. No B20 4g band in expensive phone.
The phone has band 20 dude it was Xiaomi bench tester for official expansion into the US and Europe.
Need to be careful on this one, if Band 20 is important (i.e. for O2 or Vodafone users), then need to go for the 'Global Version.' This is minimum 6 GB/128 GB and price starts at £432.29.http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_617023.html?wid=4
This device was made with band 20 from day one.
Chinese Version
http://www.oppomart.com/xiaomi-mi-note-2.html

Edited By: realdeals on Apr 19, 2017 14:30: .
#37
CampGareth
Johnmcl7
CampGareth

On topic though, iirc MIUI is similar to iOS in theme. I'd want to get closer to stock Android, is that possible?
You can install your own launcher, you just install an app from the Play store, set it at the default launcher and away you go - you don't need root access to do that. I use Nova launcher on my Samsung as I like the customisation, the default launcher is 4x4 icons which is far too big for the screen but with Nova launcher I can set it to 6x6, customise the app drawer, desktop transitions when going between home screens, I can backup/restore home screen configurations and also install the same launcher and setup on different models of phones.
Hmm, but that won't cover things like the settings menu or the notification bar? It also won't cover any deeper modifications which was the reason I stopped using Samsung phones (Galaxy S 1, Note 1), they'd made changes that broke... something. DPI scaling maybe? I can't remember, too long ago, got the impression that samsung can't code to save their lives though.

True although it does mostly change the look and feel of the phone. All the main Samsung software gets broken by DPI scaling (launcher, camera app, dialer etc) so needs replaced but core stuff all works fine.

John

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