Global Version Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite 6GB / 128GB Smartphone Pearl White £196.90 Delivered With Code @ eGlobal Central
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Global Version Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite 6GB / 128GB Smartphone Pearl White £196.90 Delivered With Code @ eGlobal Central

£196.90£202.993%eGlobal Central Deals
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Posted 10th Oct
I've been waiting patiently for eGlobal to stock this White version!
Very underrated considering price bracket imo.

+ potential 2.1% TopCashback:
topcashback.co.uk/egl…al/

Alternative codes:

XIAOMI = 3% off (£196.90)
MEMBER3% = 3% off (£196.90) - account specific
JBUY599 = £5.99 off (£197)
EBEP5 = £5 off (£197.99)
CHKOUT5 = £5 off (£197.99)

As @MrSwitch says..

"" If you aren't OK with spending this money on this type of site then please don't, there may be extra charges and long waits as well. Always a risk with these kinds of purchases, so do think thoroughly before diving in

Pay by credit card or PayPal, and ideally have an bank account that covers warranty on Grey imports (nationwide flex plus offer such a thing) ""

** 11/10/2019 was £209.99 now £205.99 before discount
** 17/10/2019 was £205.99 now £202.99 before discount

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@MrSwitch has become an authority quoted by his disciples...

(There's brand recognition, like Trump)
Edited by: "xavierluther" 10th Oct
I so want this phone! But in blue for me.
That's another £10 @cbates60 it's beginning to mount up
xavierluther10/10/2019 15:46

@MrSwitch has become an authority quoted by his disciples...(There's brand …@MrSwitch has become an authority quoted by his disciples...(There's brand recognition, like Trump)


I'm not sure that's flattering...
Nice looking phone!
I like that the Xiaomi logo is the notification light

Though might be a problem if your using a case that's not seethrough
jazzuk77710/10/2019 18:56

I'm not sure that's flattering...


I didn't read that comment properly, now I have, you get this emoji
jazzuk77710/10/2019 18:56

I'm not sure that's flattering...


I have this penchant for the nonsensical, DK where it comes from

(... maybe from singlehood )
xavierluther10/10/2019 20:49

I have this penchant for the nonsensical, DK where it comes from(... maybe …I have this penchant for the nonsensical, DK where it comes from(... maybe from singlehood )


We Still love you though
Ordered this the other day as my Oneplus 3t is on the way out unfortunately. Got a trusty Samsung Note 3 as standby
Would this be a significant upgrade to a samsung galaxy S7?
Mic2876uk10/10/2019 21:38

Would this be a significant upgrade to a samsung galaxy S7?


Nope! Not even an upgrade, more of the opposite. Example: OIS on camera
Edited by: "xavierluther" 10th Oct
MrSwitch10/10/2019 20:51

We Still love you though


A remarkable fact

(Likewise)
Edited by: "xavierluther" 10th Oct
Mic2876uk10/10/2019 21:38

Would this be a significant upgrade to a samsung galaxy S7?


Not significant. This is about 20% faster than the S7 according to Geekbench, with a much larger screen and probably battery. Depends on which features you need I guess.
xavierluther10/10/2019 21:43

Nope! Not even an upgrade, more of the opposite. Example: OIS on camera



Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:
Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

S7 cost over £500 upon release. Mi 9 Lite is a scratch over £200.
Actually the question should be, can you get a more significant upgrade to the S7 for around £200.

Does @Mic2876uk need OIS?

Mi 9 Lite is faster, has stronger glass, dual sim, more on board storage, more feature packed cameras, FM radio, 4030 mAh battery vs 3 year old 3000 mAh battery, IR blaster...

But yeah, if @Mic2876uk has a greater budget, then there are more significant upgrades to be had.
cbates6010/10/2019 22:34

Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteS7 cost …Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteS7 cost over £500 upon release. Mi 9 Lite is a scratch over £200.Actually the question should be, can you get a more significant upgrade to the S7 for around £200.Does @Mic2876uk need OIS?Mi 9 Lite is faster, has stronger glass, dual sim, more on board storage, more feature packed cameras, FM radio, 4030 mAh battery vs 3 year old 3000 mAh battery, IR blaster...But yeah, if @Mic2876uk has a greater budget, then there are more significant upgrades to be had.


Hi cbates60,

the main gripe with the S7 is the diminishing battery life.
Ideally want something around £200-250 that would be a noticeable upgrade from the S7 with expandable memory and be the best phone I could get for the money.
SClub10/10/2019 21:56

Not significant. This is about 20% faster than the S7 according to …Not significant. This is about 20% faster than the S7 according to Geekbench, with a much larger screen and probably battery. Depends on which features you need I guess.


Cheers, tbh its mainly the battery life that lets the S7 down other than that i'd keep it
cbates6010/10/2019 22:34

Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteS7 cost …Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteS7 cost over £500 upon release. Mi 9 Lite is a scratch over £200.Actually the question should be, can you get a more significant upgrade to the S7 for around £200.Does @Mic2876uk need OIS?Mi 9 Lite is faster, has stronger glass, dual sim, more on board storage, more feature packed cameras, FM radio, 4030 mAh battery vs 3 year old 3000 mAh battery, IR blaster...But yeah, if @Mic2876uk has a greater budget, then there are more significant upgrades to be had.


£30 upgrade: battery replacement
Edited by: "xavierluther" 10th Oct
Mic2876uk10/10/2019 22:39

Hi cbates60,the main gripe with the S7 is the diminishing battery …Hi cbates60,the main gripe with the S7 is the diminishing battery life.Ideally want something around £200-250 that would be a noticeable upgrade from the S7 with expandable memory and be the best phone I could get for the money.



Huawei Mate 20 Pro for £252 but the process to achieve it is not for everyone:
hotukdeals.com/dea…965

Realme X2 is set to be released in Europe:
realme.com/eu/…-x2
gsmarena.com/rea…php

and of course Xiaomi Mi 9T / Mi 9T Pro but lacks expandable storage:
mi.com/glo…9-t
mi.com/glo…pro

Comparison:
Realme X2 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9T / Pro
cbates6010/10/2019 22:34

Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteS7 cost …Bit harsh. Link to compare specs:Samsung S7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteS7 cost over £500 upon release. Mi 9 Lite is a scratch over £200.Actually the question should be, can you get a more significant upgrade to the S7 for around £200.Does @Mic2876uk need OIS?Mi 9 Lite is faster, has stronger glass, dual sim, more on board storage, more feature packed cameras, FM radio, 4030 mAh battery vs 3 year old 3000 mAh battery, IR blaster...But yeah, if @Mic2876uk has a greater budget, then there are more significant upgrades to be had.


You can't compare cameras, it's the quality of the pictures, even in low light, and most people love to film videos with stabilization, hell of a difference. Plus water/dust protection, metal more drop-resistant than glass, QHD Amoled, fantastic wired sound quality thanks to hi-fi upscaler + sound effects + 3.5mm jack, wireless charging, quality of software, quality wi-fi antenna (download speeds), strong cellular connectivity, less SAR, etc

Yes, better alternatives to Mi 9 Lite for £200. Motorola G7+, Honor 10/Play, Pocophone/Mi 8, Sony XZ2/Huawei P20/P20 Pro maybe refurbished, etc
Edited by: "xavierluther" 11th Oct
This has the same imaging sensor (imx586) as the Mi 9 - no slouch by the looks of it!

dxomark.com/xia…ew/

Lack of optical stabilisation is a shame but only of use if you're shooting static subjects anyway or don't want the crop that digital stabilisation gives with video.
SClub11/10/2019 00:29

This has the same imaging sensor (imx586) as the Mi 9 - no slouch by the …This has the same imaging sensor (imx586) as the Mi 9 - no slouch by the looks of it!https://www.dxomark.com/xiaomi-mi-9-camera-review/Lack of optical stabilisation is a shame but only of use if you're shooting static subjects anyway or don't want the crop that digital stabilisation gives with video.


Sony sensor as good as you make of it with camera software: Huawei gets much more out of it on Honor View 20, than Xiaomi and others.

OIS just essential in a quality phone camera, in low light situations as much as on shooting video. Mostly premium phones boast it, for a reason.
Edited by: "xavierluther" 11th Oct
xavierluther10/10/2019 21:43

Nope! Not even an upgrade, more of the opposite. Example: OIS on camera


Are you kidding? This smashes S7, S8 and S9 and is probably one of the best phone on the market behind the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10 range (excluding S10e)
Edited by: "Thandroo" 11th Oct
Thandroo11/10/2019 22:24

Are you kidding? This smashes S7, S8 and S9 and is probably one of the …Are you kidding? This smashes S7, S8 and S9 and is probably one of the best phone on the market behind the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10 range (excluding S10e)


No doubt mate
xavierluther11/10/2019 22:30

No doubt mate


Sorry - just realised this is Lite Mi 9. Comment retracted. Carry on Sargeant Major
Price reduced a bit and new discount code added + potential 2.1% TopCashback
Ordered Thursday, received Tuesday 🔥🔥
Some mi 9 lites from this seller have 2 year local warranty from Xiaomi. But this one doesn't? Any info on this op? Still hot.
Edited by: "Swf77MiUk" 15th Oct
Swf77MiUk15/10/2019 20:15

Some mi 9 lites from this seller have 2 year local warranty from Xiaomi. …Some mi 9 lites from this seller have 2 year local warranty from Xiaomi. But this one doesn't? Any info on this op? Still hot.


I have emailed Xiaomi UK with my serial number and IMEI to check for warranty but for this particular white version I don’t think it will have one. I think eGlobal would have mentioned if it did. Will keep you posted.
cbates6015/10/2019 20:19

I have emailed Xiaomi UK with my serial number and IMEI to check for …I have emailed Xiaomi UK with my serial number and IMEI to check for warranty but for this particular white version I don’t think it will have one. I think eGlobal would have mentioned if it did. Will keep you posted.


No this one doesn't. But the 64gb does. I think it depends where the seeler sourced the phones. Ie. The 64gb blue one says 2 years locally Xiaomi warranty. Tha ks dude
Ordered mine Sunday, hoping delivery won't have any issues or take too long. Their estimated 8-10 days seems a bit ambitious from Hong Kong.
Swf77MiUk15/10/2019 20:15

Some mi 9 lites from this seller have 2 year local warranty from Xiaomi. …Some mi 9 lites from this seller have 2 year local warranty from Xiaomi. But this one doesn't? Any info on this op? Still hot.



also @MrSwitch

pleasantly surprised to have received this email from Xiaomi UK...

"" Upon checking here that the phone “Cross border warranty capability”
As long as it would be activated here in UK this phone will be covered here in United Kingdom "

The Mi 9 Lite I received seems to be factory sealed so I guess it will have UK warranty upon activation
cbates6016/10/2019 14:46

also @MrSwitch pleasantly surprised to have received this email from …also @MrSwitch pleasantly surprised to have received this email from Xiaomi UK..."" Upon checking here that the phone “Cross border warranty capability” As long as it would be activated here in UK this phone will be covered here in United Kingdom "The Mi 9 Lite I received seems to be factory sealed so I guess it will have UK warranty upon activation


Nice. Though I'll stick with my warnings for eglobal until such a time someone actually tries to use the warranty
The warranty is only on some phones. The phones that eGlobals buys in Europe it seams. Very interesting. Glad dude got the email back
This or the note 8 pro 128gb?
Looks like eGlobal have passed my order onto Hermes so any day now, I'm very excited.
cbates6016/10/2019 14:46

also @MrSwitch pleasantly surprised to have received this email from …also @MrSwitch pleasantly surprised to have received this email from Xiaomi UK..."" Upon checking here that the phone “Cross border warranty capability” As long as it would be activated here in UK this phone will be covered here in United Kingdom "The Mi 9 Lite I received seems to be factory sealed so I guess it will have UK warranty upon activation


Have you checked your IMEI number with Xiaomi UK's live chat? mobile.mi.com/uk/…ce/

They told me three times previously (I checked with different operators as I was so hoping it was covered) that eGlobals phone's aren't covered by any Xiaomi UK warranty as they are grey imports. Be great to know if you've had it confirmed that they are definitely covered for 2 years, that would make eGlobal's offering less dicey and a lot more apoealing?.
MikeCumbria20/10/2019 01:10

Have you checked your IMEI number with Xiaomi UK's live chat? …Have you checked your IMEI number with Xiaomi UK's live chat? https://mobile.mi.com/uk/service/They told me three times previously (I checked with different operators as I was so hoping it was covered) that eGlobals phone's aren't covered by any Xiaomi UK warranty as they are grey imports. Be great to know if you've had it confirmed that they are definitely covered for 2 years, that would make eGlobal's offering less dicey and a lot more apoealing?.


I didn’t use live chat. I emailed Xiaomi UK with my IMEI + serial number and they replied saying...

"" Upon checking here that the phone “Cross border warranty capability”
As long as it would be activated here in UK this phone will be covered here in United Kingdom "”

and they didn’t ask where I bought it.

Haven’t opened it yet but it comes with a warranty card so I guess I just have to register it in UK?
cbates6020/10/2019 01:15

I didn’t use live chat. I emailed Xiaomi UK with my IMEI + serial number a …I didn’t use live chat. I emailed Xiaomi UK with my IMEI + serial number and they replied saying..."" Upon checking here that the phone “Cross border warranty capability”As long as it would be activated here in UK this phone will be covered here in United Kingdom "”and they didn’t ask where I bought it.Haven’t opened it yet but it comes with a warranty card so I guess I just have to register it in UK?


Interesting! Seems like the info they gave you is better than what they told me Fingers crossed it's correct!

I'm not sure were you register your warranty, does it say how to do it on the card? Be good to get it 100% confirmed it's the full 2 year warranty and you can send your device to Xiaomi's service centre. All I can find on Xiaomi's website is:
Contact Information

You may obtain a service number by the following ways:

First, contacting Xiaomi Customer Contact Center through (+0044) 0800 9160561 (Monday to Saturday from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm (London Time)

Second, you can also chat online to get service (Monday to Saturday from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm (London Time)

Third, you can send mails to Xiaomi service mailbox as service.uk@xiaomi.com
MikeCumbria20/10/2019 01:28

Interesting! Seems like the info they gave you is better than what they …Interesting! Seems like the info they gave you is better than what they told me Fingers crossed it's correct! I'm not sure were you register your warranty, does it say how to do it on the card? Be good to get it 100% confirmed it's the full 2 year warranty and you can send your device to Xiaomi's service centre. All I can find on Xiaomi's website is:Contact InformationYou may obtain a service number by the following ways:First, contacting Xiaomi Customer Contact Center through (+0044) 0800 9160561 (Monday to Saturday from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm (London Time)Second, you can also chat online to get service (Monday to Saturday from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm (London Time)Third, you can send mails to Xiaomi service mailbox as service.uk@xiaomi.com



It wouldn’t surprise me if it was pot luck based on wherever eGlobal sourced the particular handset they decide to supply each customer. Strange that mine was delivered by DPD but someone above said theirs is coming by Hermes. Maybe different phones in different warehouses using different delivery companies. Who the hell knows
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