Global Version Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 5.99 Inch 4G LTE Smartphone 18:9 Full Screen MIUI 9 3GB 32GB Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 12.0MP Camera Touch ID 4000mAh Battery - Gold @geekbuying for £118.48
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Global Version Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 5.99 Inch 4G LTE Smartphone 18:9 Full Screen MIUI 9 3GB 32GB Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 12.0MP Camera Touch ID 4000mAh Battery - Gold @geekbuying for £118.48

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Found 20th Jan
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5.99 inch capacitive screen, FHD 2160x1080 pixels
CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa Core 64bit 2.0GHz,GPU:Adreno 506
MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 OS
3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Dual Nano SIM Card dual standby
12.0MP rear camera, 5.0 MP front-facing camera
Built-in 4000mAh(typ) / 3900mAh(min)
Support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS + GLONASS, Touch ID, Google Play Store, Google service, Multi-language
Networking:
2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8, CDMA2000/1X BC0
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8, TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8, TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41

No NFC
No B20
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Its NOT the global version - hence no band 20
Its sold as global rom which is not the same
Its a chinese version flashed with a global ROM , so it could have adware or other nasties in the rom.

With Xiaomi it is best to only buy the global version of the phone - these come factory sealed with the official rom .Do not buy if it is does not say global version ( and the spec showing it has FDD-LTE B20 ).
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If no band 20, would it work in uk network?
i would wait until next week the band 20 version gets launched on the 25th January, some peeps say they can live without band 20 but for me its a must have!
tapash18 m ago

If no band 20, would it work in uk network?


Which network?
Its NOT the global version - hence no band 20
Its sold as global rom which is not the same
Its a chinese version flashed with a global ROM , so it could have adware or other nasties in the rom.

With Xiaomi it is best to only buy the global version of the phone - these come factory sealed with the official rom .Do not buy if it is does not say global version ( and the spec showing it has FDD-LTE B20 ).
B20 is the main band on O2. It will still work but you'll get 3G/H speeds instead (which are still fine for most purposes). 4G is possible in cities.

I'm now on Vodafone with a non-band 20 phone and get 4G most places. H+ everywhere else, which still seems fine for streaming sky sports etc.
Edited by: "SClub" 20th Jan
does some know if tehre is a Xiaomi mobile phone with B20 and NFC?
The MI6 posted a few minutes ago does NFC and b20
simes1 h, 8 m ago

Its NOT the global version - hence no band 20Its sold as global rom which …Its NOT the global version - hence no band 20Its sold as global rom which is not the sameIts a chinese version flashed with a global ROM , so it could have adware or other nasties in the rom.With Xiaomi it is best to only buy the global version of the phone - these come factory sealed with the official rom .Do not buy if it is does not say global version ( and the spec showing it has FDD-LTE B20 ).


Global does not mean it has band 20, my Mi Max is a global version and doesn't have band 20, but I'm on BT (EE) so hasn't caused me any issues in the last year+. And my other halfs Redmi Note 4 is also global and likewise no band 20. If you're buying an Xiaomi phone, do your research, there are many different models with differing specs
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 20th Jan
unclesmack23 m ago

The MI6 posted a few minutes ago does NFC and b20


No b20 on mi6.
Infiltrator19 m ago

Global does not mean it has band 20, my Mi Max is a global version and …Global does not mean it has band 20, my Mi Max is a global version and doesn't have band 20, but I'm on BT (EE) so hasn't caused me any issues in the last year+. And my other halfs Redmi Note 4 is also global and likewise no band 20. If you're buying an Xiaomi phone, do your research, there are many different models with differing specs


Also, I don't believe this is a global version anyway, as there is no global rom listed on the miui download page.
pintxo_2150 m ago

does some know if tehre is a Xiaomi mobile phone with B20 and NFC?


There is a version of Mi Mix 2 and also a version of the Mi Note 2.
unclesmack2 h, 22 m ago

i would wait until next week the band 20 version gets launched on the 25th …i would wait until next week the band 20 version gets launched on the 25th January, some peeps say they can live without band 20 but for me its a must have!


I read 2nd half of February, would be great if it was this month.
badboyofrock1 h, 42 m ago

Also, I don't believe this is a global version anyway, as there is no …Also, I don't believe this is a global version anyway, as there is no global rom listed on the miui download page.


There is a official global rom for MI6 i have the MI6 with global rom and have had 2 OTA updates since i have had the phone there is no band 20 support but is official global rom link here en.miui.com/dow…tml
BUCKUM222 m ago

There is a official global rom for MI6 i have the MI6 with global rom and …There is a official global rom for MI6 i have the MI6 with global rom and have had 2 OTA updates since i have had the phone there is no band 20 support but is official global rom link here http://en.miui.com/download-326.html


I know, but this thread is for a Redmi 5 Plus, for which there is no global rom listed on the Miui website.
unclesmack3 h, 18 m ago

The MI6 posted a few minutes ago does NFC and b20


The chinese tend not to bother with NFC, instead they have a similar system called Hot-box or something like that...

I think NFC will start being incorporated more as they acknowledge the benefits of enabling it to capitalise on other profitable markets.

***EDIT - its called HotKnot.
Edited by: "FREEZIN_WOLF" 20th Jan
tapash5 h, 15 m ago

If no band 20, would it work in uk network?


Really?
badboyofrock3 h, 43 m ago

There is a version of Mi Mix 2 and also a version of the Mi Note 2.


My mi mix 2 has nfc though doesn't work with android pay.
damadgeruk6 m ago

My mi mix 2 has nfc though doesn't work with android pay.


In settings, under secure element position, have you tried using 'HCE wallet' instead of the default 'embedded secure element'. I was able to add cards to android pay, but it never worked at the till until I changed that.
Edited by: "Numpti" 20th Jan
Numpti1 m ago

In settings, under secure element position, have you tried using 'HCE …In settings, under secure element position, have you tried using 'HCE wallet' instead of the default 'embedded secure element'. I was able to add cards to android pay, but it never worked at the till until I changed that.


I don't think so though it's up for sale as I found it too small.
damadgeruk10 m ago

My mi mix 2 has nfc though doesn't work with android pay.


Have you changed the secure element? It needs to be set to HCE wallet or it won't work. Android pay worked with my old Mi5 and it works with my new Mi Note 3.
Numpti6 m ago

In settings, under secure element position, have you tried using 'HCE …In settings, under secure element position, have you tried using 'HCE wallet' instead of the default 'embedded secure element'. I was able to add cards to android pay, but it never worked at the till until I changed that.


Me either. Also, my new phone was already set to HCE, but didn't work when I tried it in Asda. Changed it to embedded and then back to HCE and it's worked ever since.
badboyofrock1 h, 58 m ago

Have you changed the secure element? It needs to be set to HCE wallet or …Have you changed the secure element? It needs to be set to HCE wallet or it won't work. Android pay worked with my old Mi5 and it works with my new Mi Note 3.


How is the Mi note 3? I have a redmi note 3 prime and currently looking for a new phone with a better camera. I was looking at the mi note 2 but still weighing my options. Thanks
bepurple11 m ago

How is the Mi note 3? I have a redmi note 3 prime and currently looking …How is the Mi note 3? I have a redmi note 3 prime and currently looking for a new phone with a better camera. I was looking at the mi note 2 but still weighing my options. Thanks


I like it a lot. Was a bit worried about the SD660, but have yet to notice any lagging. Good camera, nice sized, bright screen. Excellent build quality, but the glass back is very slippery. I have it in the official Xiaomi case, which was about 7 quid from Gearbest, although there's a case in the box. I have the 128GB version, so there's plenty of space. It had the China ROM when it arrived which only had China as the location Flashing the Global rom via the updater app was easy, but still the only location was China. I unlocked the bootloader and installed the Global rom via fastboot. Now I have many locations, including the UK. Only thing is that the facial unlock capability, which worked well, isn't in the global rom yet. All in all, I'm very happy with it.
Edited by: "badboyofrock" 20th Jan
My mate has this and I really liked the edge to edge screen. It's a great price even if not B20 I might just order.
When the Global Version arrives this could be my next mobile...
FREEZIN_WOLF6 h, 43 m ago

The chinese tend not to bother with NFC, instead they have a similar …The chinese tend not to bother with NFC, instead they have a similar system called Hot-box or something like that...I think NFC will start being incorporated more as they acknowledge the benefits of enabling it to capitalise on other profitable markets.***EDIT - its called HotKnot.


I wondered why thanks. I will need it at some point. Monzo prepay ends April.will go on debit card but they will start charging for transfers eventually then I will need nfc
pintxo_2114 h, 1 m ago

does some know if tehre is a Xiaomi mobile phone with B20 and NFC?


There are a few mainly lower to mid spec phones like redmi 4a, note 4. Only high end ones I can think of are mi mix 1 and 2
malky391 h, 11 m ago

There are a few mainly lower to mid spec phones like redmi 4a, note 4. …There are a few mainly lower to mid spec phones like redmi 4a, note 4. Only high end ones I can think of are mi mix 1 and 2


There are a few with Band 20 support, but if you want NFC as well, there's Mi Mix 2 global edition and Mi Note 2 global edition. There is no Mi Mix 1 with Band 20 support.
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