Xiaomi Redmi 4 5.0 inch 2.5D Fingerprint 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 4G Smartphone - Banggood - £117.24 - HotUKDeals
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Xiaomi Redmi 4 5.0 inch 2.5D Fingerprint 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 4G Smartphone - Banggood - £117.24

£117.24 @ BangGood
A lot of phone for the money, provided you can live without Band 20 for 4G Product details Basic Information Model Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB + 32GB) Network 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900M… Read More
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4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago
A lot of phone for the money, provided you can live without Band 20 for 4G

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Basic Information
Model Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB + 32GB)
Network 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
CDMA2000/1X BC0
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/ B7
TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41(2555-2655MHz)

SIM Card Dual SIM: Micro SIM + NANO SIM / TF-card
(One other SIM slot can in combination with one NANO-SIM card or One TF Card Be Used)
Style Bar
Color Gold, Black, Silver
Shell Material Metal

System
OS MIUI 8
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0Ghz Octa Core
GPU Adreno 505, 650MHz
ROM 32GB
RAM 3GB
Card Extend Yes, support external TF card up to 128GB

Screen
Display Size 5.0-Inch
Type FHD capacitive touch screen, 72% NTSC color gamut
Resolution 1920*1080 Pixel, 443PPI, 1000:1 contrast ratio
Multi-Touch Yes
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#1
would 4G work on 3 network in the UK?
#2
looks a quality phone, great specs too... and won't cost £600+ X) HEAT!
#3
What version of Android does it run?
#4
Exvellent value for the money. Great specs. Heat added Op.
1 Like #5
Dealishere
would 4G work on 3 network in the UK?
Yes i think band 3 (B3) is 1800mhz which 3 runs 4g on

Edit http://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/

Edited By: copycatuk on Dec 14, 2016 06:53
#6
10 quid cheaper at aliexpress as posted last week
1 Like #7
The specs tell me this is for the Redmi 4 Prime:

http://m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_4_prime-review-1526.php

See here for the difference between this and Redmi 4 (2GB+16GB and Snapdragon 430):

http://m.gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/features/xiaomi-redmi-4-vs-redmi-3s-and-xiaomi-redmi-4-prime-vs-redmi-3s-prime-whats-new-and-different-1621770

Very tempting...
#8
if this has had band 20 would have been my first choice. instead went for the note 3. will be a cracking phone. the redmi 3 is awesome and this just builds on it
#9
I've just bought note 4 pro and love it. thinking of buying this for my mum for xmas. only thing putting me off is it not having global rom with updates.
When this becomes available does anyone know whether its easy to load?
thanks
1 Like #10
So many redmis.
How does this compare the the 3s prime that has band 20 and glabal6rom and was posted for 108 late week.
Also the note 3 pro global version with band 20 was posted for around 125 not too long ago either
#11
doncoop
if this has had band 20 would have been my first choice. instead went for the note 3. will be a cracking phone. the redmi 3 is awesome and this just builds on it


with the 3, first came developer ROM, then a xiaomi ROM, then global.

flashing the xiaomi ROM required the bootloader unlocked after an easy flash of the developer ROM (done through their updater app).

so not the easiest. but someone a bit tech savvy should be OK to do it.
#12
HOW DO THEY MAKE PROFFIT AT THESE PRICES??

LG said they made 1p per top of the range smart phone not long back, these guys are like 200-300 cheaper with same if not better specs
#13
jordni: do you believe that 1p story? because i don't.
#14
jordni
HOW DO THEY MAKE PROFFIT AT THESE PRICES??
LG said they made 1p per top of the range smart phone not long back, these guys are like 200-300 cheaper with same if not better specs

Wikipedia (cough) says that they don't make a profit.

Apparently the aim is to distribute hardware at cost price, and make money from software and services.

They don't seem to be directly owned by the Chinese state, which might be considered a bonus
#15
Lg must be paying their workers high salaries!
3 Likes #16
cheesemane
jordni
HOW DO THEY MAKE PROFFIT AT THESE PRICES??
LG said they made 1p per top of the range smart phone not long back, these guys are like 200-300 cheaper with same if not better specs
Wikipedia (cough) says that they don't make a profit.
Apparently the aim is to distribute hardware at cost price, and make money from software and services.
They don't seem to be directly owned by the Chinese state, which might be considered a bonus
Have you ever purchased anything from any of these major companies that was software?

i reckon the data collection is where the dolla is at.
1 Like #17
soups
Lg must be paying their workers high salaries!

They're probably including marketing costs, which are huge for lg. When did you last see an advert for xiaomi?
1 Like #18
jordni
HOW DO THEY MAKE PROFFIT AT THESE PRICES??
LG said they made 1p per top of the range smart phone not long back, these guys are like 200-300 cheaper with same if not better specs

LG's lying
#19
How does something like this compare to a more mainstream smart phone like the Samsung s6 (for example) - this seems really quite cheap. I guess a more relevant question for me would be how would an s6 user generally find moving to a phone like this.
Thanks.
#20
jordni
Have you ever purchased anything from any of these major companies that was software?

i reckon the data collection is where the dolla is at.

I assume they preinstall their own productivity and cloud suite which covers both purposes.

Looks like custom ROMs are available, so this could be a good buy
1 Like #21
charlie71
How does something like this compare to a more mainstream smart phone like the Samsung s6 (for example) - this seems really quite cheap. I guess a more relevant question for me would be how would an s6 user generally find moving to a phone like this.
Thanks.
I Was using a cheap chinese phone not long ago, its build quallity was not great, and the screen glass was not tempered, so the screen cracked really easilly , however it was still usable...
the phone its self was very fast and more responsive than the galaxy s6 (which was the next phone i brought), i hated the s6 so much i sold it and brought an LG G4 Second hand.

over all, if you get a decent Chinese phone i doubt much can go wrong, where as if you cheap out like i did (phone cost just £38)
1 Like #22
Cold... this phone cost £108 at Aliexpress + 8.8% quidco cashback making it <£100
#23
Anybody see any other colour than gold?
#24
There is no B20 Band and no UK warranty on this phone.
4 Likes #25
sam_of_london
There is no B20 Band and no UK warranty on this phone.


Fcuk me here you go again
#26
@sam, the UK warranty is you can buy 2 extra phones and keep them in your cupboard incase your main phone breaks. lol
1 Like #27
charlie71
How does something like this compare to a more mainstream smart phone like the Samsung s6 (for example) - this seems really quite cheap. I guess a more relevant question for me would be how would an s6 user generally find moving to a phone like this.
Thanks.


The Samsung S6 is/was a high end phone, every component was top notch. This is a budget smartphone that's trying to give you the same experience. The camera isn't as as good, it won't be as zippy when playing hardcore games, the software updates won't come in, but other than that, you're getting a very good phone for the money. One thing about the Xiaomi brand that you can trust is the build quality, always metal
2 Likes #28
If you get the phone from AliExpress, it includes a one year worldwide warranty and a replacement service for additional £5-15.
#29
I have one of these great phone great price
3 Likes #30
GustafPangmaar
@sam, the UK warranty is you can buy 2 extra phones and keep them in your cupboard incase your main phone breaks. lol


Don't, don't, don't start him off!
#31
If these had a removable battery I'd be tempted, but it seems that less and less manufacturers are taking that route
1 Like #32
charlie71
How does something like this compare to a more mainstream smart phone like the Samsung s6 (for example) - this seems really quite cheap. I guess a more relevant question for me would be how would an s6 user generally find moving to a phone like this.
Thanks.
You can configure the phone to how you like. If you wanted to have it like the S6 then that's up to you. After the latest update to MIUI 8.1 I think it's pretty much the same as other Android phones I've had in the passed.


Edited By: RiverDragon8 on Dec 14, 2016 09:52: edit
#33
anthony212
charlie71
How does something like this compare to a more mainstream smart phone like the Samsung s6 (for example) - this seems really quite cheap. I guess a more relevant question for me would be how would an s6 user generally find moving to a phone like this.
Thanks.
The Samsung S6 is/was a high end phone, every component was top notch. This is a budget smartphone that's trying to give you the same experience. The camera isn't as as good, it won't be as zippy when playing hardcore games, the software updates won't come in, but other than that, you're getting a very good phone for the money. One thing about the Xiaomi brand that you can trust is the build quality, always metal
You are wrong when it comes to software upgrades. Xiaomi updates their phone's OS with security patches and new features all the time. My Redmi Note 2(released mid-2015) received another update yesterday.
banned#34
Xiaomi tends to use a global ROM update for non chinese sales now - so you shouldn't have any issues with updates etc.. They are the 3rd biggest phone manufacturer in the world so their products must be ok.

The Redmi's look like great phones for very little money. Snapdragon cpu's are really good. I reckon the camera won't be as good as high end manufacturers but I never really got the obsession with camera quality - if I want to take great photos I'll buy a good DSLR.

I've had Cubot phones in the past and been really pleased with them. Basic phones with reasonable specs for under £100.

Ade


Edited By: adybee on Dec 14, 2016 11:16
#35
what about custom taxes?
1 Like #36
comshoplesce
what about custom taxes?


your best bet is to select the standard delivery which takes 20 to 40 days. it's less likely, but is still possible.
#37
Will this get 4g on ee ? My HTC 10 is dead , need a quality replacement at budget price
#38
doncoop
comshoplesce
what about custom taxes?
your best bet is to select the standard delivery which takes 20 to 40 days. it's less likely, but is still possible.

Taken 4 phones from here with zero customs charges so far
#39
batespcm
doncoop
comshoplesce
what about custom taxes?
your best bet is to select the standard delivery which takes 20 to 40 days. it's less likely, but is still possible.

Taken 4 phones from here with zero customs charges so far


HM revenue and customs should be informed, some Chinese companies are ripping them by marking items in price below customs limit when sent by post.
1 Like #40
sam_of_london
batespcm
doncoop
comshoplesce
what about custom taxes?
your best bet is to select the standard delivery which takes 20 to 40 days. it's less likely, but is still possible.

Taken 4 phones from here with zero customs charges so far


HM revenue and customs should be informed, some Chinese companies are ripping them by marking items in price below customs limit when sent by post.


You should be informed to stop trolling threads about Chinese phones that you don't like, and think no one else should like either. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Simple.

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