Global Version (Band20) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Mobile Phone 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 625 Octa Core CPU 5.5" 1080p Display 13MP - £121.11 @ Ali Express /  Xiaomi Online Store
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Global Version (Band20) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Mobile Phone 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 625 Octa Core CPU 5.5" 1080p Display 13MP - £121.11 @ Ali Express / Xiaomi Online Store

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Found 28th Mar 2017
Finally a Redmi 4 with Snapdragon CPU AND Band20 support

Brand Name: xiaomi
Unlock Phones: Yes
Google Play: Yes
Battery Type: Not Detachable
Display Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 151mmx76mmx8.45mm
Operation System: Android
Feature: Gravity Response,GPRS,Touchscreen,Message,Bluetooth,Video Player,HD Video Player,Wi-Fi,MP3 Playback,FM Radio,GPS Navigation,Front Camera,Memory Card Slots
Language: Russian,German,Spanish,Polish,Turkish,English,Italian,French,Portuguese
Camera: 13.0MP
Camera Type: Front & Back Camera
SIM Card Quantity: Dual SIM Cards
Release Date: 2017
Cellular: GSM/WCDMA/LTE
ROM: 32G
Item Condition: New
Recording Definition: 1080P
Talk Time: N/A
Display Size: 5.5
Battery Capacity(mAh): 4100mAh(typ) / 4000mAh(min)
CPU Manufacturer: Qualcomm
CPU: Octa Core
Design: Bar
Thickness: Ultra Slim(<9mm)
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
Xiaomi Model: Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm 3GB 32GB
Band Mode: 2SIM/Multi-Bands
Display Color: Color
RAM: 3G
Language: OTHER
OTA update: support miui 8.1 os
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi Direct BT 4.2
GPU: Adreno 506, 650MHz
CPU: Snapdragon 625 Octa Core CPU
Frequency: GSM / wcdma/4G FDD-LTE
MIUI: MIUI 8.1
certificate: CE FCC
series phone: xiaomi redmi 3 note 3 note 2 mi 5 & mix note 2 etc
CHARGER: EU charger or adapter for your country standard
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I picked one of these up in one of the earlier deals for about £128. Pretty good phone and this is a great price. Heat!
So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro be better with the SD650?
Nice price, thanks!
spruceyb

So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro … So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro be better with the SD650?



​Apparently the 625 is more efficient. I have the RN3 special addition and not looking to upgrade but this looks a great price now with band 20. Some say build is better on this also.
spruceyb

So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro … So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro be better with the SD650?



​this doesn't perform as quick, but as said it had better efficiency.

either is a great purchase.

i would probably recommend this only for the fact you'll likely get longer official ROM support
Just came back from HK.
Got the better MediaTek 10-core,3gb ram,64gb rom version.:)
OK I am going to play the noob. If I buy this can I just put my UK sim straight in and it will work or will it need some technical wizardry (flashing, rooting etc)?
badgerrules

OK I am going to play the noob. If I buy this can I just put my UK sim … OK I am going to play the noob. If I buy this can I just put my UK sim straight in and it will work or will it need some technical wizardry (flashing, rooting etc)?



It'll just work.
​Should work straight out the box, i would advise you update as soon as you get through setup because Xiaomi usually release updates pretty frequently.
johnsmith1997

Just came back from HK.Got the better MediaTek 10-core,3gb ram,64gb rom … Just came back from HK.Got the better MediaTek 10-core,3gb ram,64gb rom version.:)



​Just by pure curiosity, how much you have paid for it? Do you know hk price for 4gb version?
Thank in advance
I will visit HK in 4 days
Says it is "based" on Android 6; how easy/likely is this to be updated to future versions? Is it "normal" or needing any tweaking with the global ROM?

Looking at a cheap stop-gap phone, and it is this, or the Lenovo P2...if this is actual Android without any issues, it's a steal...
lovelybeer

Says it is "based" on Android 6; how easy/likely is this to be updated to … Says it is "based" on Android 6; how easy/likely is this to be updated to future versions? Is it "normal" or needing any tweaking with the global ROM?Looking at a cheap stop-gap phone, and it is this, or the Lenovo P2...if this is actual Android without any issues, it's a steal...



​yes it's android.

but it has miui on top. like a heavy Samsung touchwiz. lots of apps and customisations done by them.

some are good, battery savers, security settings. others aren't too people's tastes like the launcher.

it's android regardless though. you'll likely get android 7. the Redmi phones tend to get at least one big os upgrade. plus you get some security updates.
doncoop

​yes it's android.but it has miui on top. like a heavy Samsung touchwiz. l … ​yes it's android.but it has miui on top. like a heavy Samsung touchwiz. lots of apps and customisations done by them. some are good, battery savers, security settings. others aren't too people's tastes like the launcher.it's android regardless though. you'll likely get android 7. the Redmi phones tend to get at least one big os upgrade. plus you get some security updates.



I guess the logical reply is - how easy is it to remove any bloat? I'm trying to think of reasons not to get one!
How much is custom taxes?

£165 on ebay with NDD
majdzinski1979

​Just by pure curiosity, how much you have paid for it? Do you know hk p … ​Just by pure curiosity, how much you have paid for it? Do you know hk price for 4gb version?Thank in advance :)I will visit HK in 4 days


If Xiaomi do 2 version of a phone i.e MediaTek for the Asian market and the Qualcomm SD for the rest of the world, you buy the SD version.
I want this, just afraid it won't deliver or get lost...
lovelybeer

Says it is "based" on Android 6; how easy/likely is this to be updated to … Says it is "based" on Android 6; how easy/likely is this to be updated to future versions? Is it "normal" or needing any tweaking with the global ROM?Looking at a cheap stop-gap phone, and it is this, or the Lenovo P2...if this is actual Android without any issues, it's a steal...



​I don't have this phone to he fair, I have the older Mi5, but last week it upgraded to MIUI 8.2 based on Android 7.
Do people prefer the black or grey colour?
vasya

How much is custom taxes? £165 on ebay with NDD



Had 4 items from Aliexpress now, all come via Royal Mail, with no customs fees added.
Obvious question what if it goes wrong
npinn001

Do people prefer the black or grey colour?



​I've ordered one in black but it doesn't matter too much if you put it in a case and put the screen under glass with a choice of black or white edging.
Is any one know; if it supports 4G VoLTE calling feature.
did anyone purchased the Warranty? it shows "phone warranties available in the US and Spain." on my screem, how about the UK coustomers?
johnsmith1997

Just came back from HK.Got the better MediaTek 10-core,3gb ram,64gb rom … Just came back from HK.Got the better MediaTek 10-core,3gb ram,64gb rom version.:)


The MTK might have more power but the processor is much less efficient, even less efficient than the Snapdragon 650 version.
It is a pain in the butt to unlock bootloader. My first Xiaomi went throgh fine after receiving SMS authorization. On my second Redmi Note4 though, it is giving me famous well known "Could Not Verify" error no matter what I do. Anyone come across it ? Already sent email to Xiaomi and followed some tips and tricks I found online. Still not helping the issue.
spruceyb

So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro … So you probably get a better camera in this but wouldn't the Note 3 Pro be better with the SD650?


It should have at least ~20% better battery life despite the battery​ being less than 2% bigger.
Sorry, I have no idea about phones, what is better this or the other offer of the Original Lenovo ZUK Z2 Snapdragon?
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pm11

Is any one know; if it supports 4G VoLTE calling feature.


Don't know if this helps but both my Redmi 3S and OH's Redmi Note 3 do, can't imagine this wouldn't
lovelybeer

I guess the logical reply is - how easy is it to remove any bloat? I'm … I guess the logical reply is - how easy is it to remove any bloat? I'm trying to think of reasons not to get one!



​its not bloat in traditional sense of apps you can't delete. it's all baked in to miui overlay.

i personally don't think you really need to remove any of it. what i would say is, as this has more baked in, you should get the 3gb version over 2gb. it needs it.

if you really don't like miui i suspect, being a Snapdragon CPU, there will be custom ROMs taking it to more vanilla. XDA is the best bet on that.

with miui that would involve unlocking the bootloader and then flashing, so bit of a pain. again, research XDA forum for the phone and see what people are doing and how to compare against your expertise
Is this easier to change the rom on compared to it's Mediatek brother version ? X)
I feel the miui rom is far too heavy on the Mediatek version otherwise a great phone
Andybro

​Apparently the 625 is more efficient. I have the RN3 special addition a … ​Apparently the 625 is more efficient. I have the RN3 special addition and not looking to upgrade but this looks a great price now with band 20. Some say build is better on this also.



Personally I'll never get a phone that doesn't have NFC so I'm just playing devils advocate.

I've read people saying they get 8 Hours screen on time on the RN3. Personally I'd prefer the much snappy performance of the SD650 which is pretty efficient anyway.
Hi,
I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget and don't really have much in the way of criteria. Just wanted something that was quite sleek, relatively fast and didn't require any flashing/technological knowhow to get up and running/future maintenance. I've read through the thread and I was wondering if anyone could kindly offer me some advice please.
Would this one be the best to get around this price range? I know its a little bit of a gamble in regards to customs, but worse case how much would this be? Am I correct in assuming the global version, isn't malware ridden or would it still require flashing etc? In the case of a dispute with Ali express, I realise it could be a while before getting my money returned, but would it be returned? Any better alternatives anyone could recommend as opposed to Ali express?
Sorry for bombarding with questions, but having had a look around with my limited knowhow, this one seems most probable.
Thanks
Cheers OP.
Difference between this and the international version????? I'm totally confused.plus do i need the replacement warranty and if not how do i delete it from the order?
Edited by: "echo06" 28th Mar 2017
echo06

Difference between this and the international version????? I'm totally … Difference between this and the international version????? I'm totally confused



Band 20?
lolrita

Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget … Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget and don't really have much in the way of criteria. Just wanted something that was quite sleek, relatively fast and didn't require any flashing/technological knowhow to get up and running/future maintenance. I've read through the thread and I was wondering if anyone could kindly offer me some advice please.Would this one be the best to get around this price range? I know its a little bit of a gamble in regards to customs, but worse case how much would this be? Am I correct in assuming the global version, isn't malware ridden or would it still require flashing etc? In the case of a dispute with Ali express, I realise it could be a while before getting my money returned, but would it be returned? Any better alternatives anyone could recommend as opposed to Ali express?Sorry for bombarding with questions, but having had a look around with my limited knowhow, this one seems most probable. Thanks



​Male sure it has the Global Rom. This way you are much less likely to have malware, which is usually only in dodgy, vendor installed roms. Also, Google play etc, will be pre installed. Ask the seller if they can provide the box factory sealed. Choose free delivery. This way you are much less likely to be charged customs, as the seller usually declares a low value.
lolrita

Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget … Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget and don't really have much in the way of criteria. Just wanted something that was quite sleek, relatively fast and didn't require any flashing/technological knowhow to get up and running/future maintenance. I've read through the thread and I was wondering if anyone could kindly offer me some advice please.Would this one be the best to get around this price range? I know its a little bit of a gamble in regards to customs, but worse case how much would this be? Am I correct in assuming the global version, isn't malware ridden or would it still require flashing etc? In the case of a dispute with Ali express, I realise it could be a while before getting my money returned, but would it be returned? Any better alternatives anyone could recommend as opposed to Ali express?Sorry for bombarding with questions, but having had a look around with my limited knowhow, this one seems most probable. Thanks



Have ordered 3 in the past and never had any problems, personally can't recommend enough for the money it's a cracking phone ( has saved a fortune on mobile bills now as also just using sim only instead of contract with upgrade phone). Best bet would be to search redmi on here as there's loads of previous threads where you'll get more information on. Hope this helps.
lolrita

Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget … Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget and don't really have much in the way of criteria. Just wanted something that was quite sleek, relatively fast and didn't require any flashing/technological knowhow to get up and running/future maintenance. I've read through the thread and I was wondering if anyone could kindly offer me some advice please.Would this one be the best to get around this price range? I know its a little bit of a gamble in regards to customs, but worse case how much would this be? Am I correct in assuming the global version, isn't malware ridden or would it still require flashing etc? In the case of a dispute with Ali express, I realise it could be a while before getting my money returned, but would it be returned? Any better alternatives anyone could recommend as opposed to Ali express?Sorry for bombarding with questions, but having had a look around with my limited knowhow, this one seems most probable. Thanks



In terms of brand I'd recommend Xiaomi, excellent design and build quality, the software is pretty glitch free and has many useful features without the users needing to be too geeky.

In terms of aliexpress, I've used them a couple of times and I'd use them again. It's worth understanding that aliexpress are not the retailer, they are a marketplace to connect retailers and consumers, a bit like eBay. When I bought my Xiaomi mi max I used the aliexpress app, using the free delivery option, I found the tracking info excellent, although you lose sight of tracking after it arrives in the U.K. as it's the Royal Mail 'signed for' service which doesn't offer tracking until it's delivered.
You can choose not to buy the U.K. warranty, by changing your location to US and just order as normal. After you order, aliexpress give the retailer a number of days to dispatch the order or the order is automatically cancelled and your money refunded, you do have an option to extend this period, my retailer had 5 days to dispatch my phone, they dispatched after 3 or 4 days.
With aliexpress, the retailer doesn't get your money till your order is received and you've confirmed your happy with your order - again via their app.

My phone arrived 21 days after ordering, 3 days to dispatch, 4 days for the Royal Mail to deliver in the U.K. so approx 14 days to get clear customs at both ends and air freight to the U.K. and this was just before Christmas.

Phones with the global rom from aliexpress will come factory sealed, unlike some retailers who install their own versions of the software.

That's how it should work, you'll always find folk with horror stories about all Chinese retailers, but I think the aliexpress model is about as good as you'll get when buying from the Far East.

P.s there shouldn't be any flashing required and it should get updates over wifi as normal, my mi max has had a couple of updates. Quidco was also available for aliexpress but I wouldn't bank on it being paid, I think mine is still pending.

Edited by: "Infiltrator" 28th Mar 2017
lolrita

Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget … Hi,I'm looking to get this for my daughter, I have quite a limited budget and don't really have much in the way of criteria. Just wanted something that was quite sleek, relatively fast and didn't require any flashing/technological knowhow to get up and running/future maintenance. I've read through the thread and I was wondering if anyone could kindly offer me some advice please.Would this one be the best to get around this price range? I know its a little bit of a gamble in regards to customs, but worse case how much would this be? Am I correct in assuming the global version, isn't malware ridden or would it still require flashing etc? In the case of a dispute with Ali express, I realise it could be a while before getting my money returned, but would it be returned? Any better alternatives anyone could recommend as opposed to Ali express?Sorry for bombarding with questions, but having had a look around with my limited knowhow, this one seems most probable. Thanks


Xiaomi are usually very competitive on price and performance, would presumably be shipped with global ROM, as for malware Xiaomi are a good company that doesn't install malware, some of the resellers may install custom ROMS​ but that is when they are only made for Chinese market only which means no playstore. So this phone is global version and will be ready to go out of the box with playstore.
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