Global Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 4GB 64GB (Band 20) 5.5" Snapdragon 625, 13MP camera, Fingerprint ID, Gold £137 @ AliExpress/XiaomiMCstore
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Global Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 4GB 64GB (Band 20) 5.5" Snapdragon 625, 13MP camera, Fingerprint ID, Gold £137 @ AliExpress/XiaomiMCstore

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Edited by:"Sandy1012"Found 29th Aug 2017
"4GB/64GB Version" - with more ram and double the storage.
worth the extra £22 to regular one

A real cracker of a phone and value for money.
The most sought after sealed box Global Band 20 Version with
latest android + official global rom so supports ota updates.
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Here we are again discussing pros and cons of this great value phone
I though I will contribute too.

I wasn't convinced at the beginning, but I went ahead and replaced my Nexus with Note 4 3GB/32GB Global version.
I got it from Aliexpress, Xiaomi store, standard free shipping, no tax.

My impressions from day to day medium to heavy use:
Build quality - nothing to complain about. Nicely finished matt metal body. Great colours and sharpness on neutrally calibrated 1080p screen. Buttons and ports feel solid. I don't use screen protector and after 3 months of normal handling i have no scratches on the glass.

Processing speed - I haven't noticed any slowness and I've thrown a lot on it. It can handle Football Manager 2017 with good speed and that requires a lot of processing power. Remember, this is £130 phone we're talking about

Battery - normal use = 2 days. I charge it overnight and when in the car. It's the first smartphone I ever had that doesn't put me in panic mode when battery saver switches on. This just means that you have half a day left.

Camera - it's average. Good results in good light. I found that with OpenCamera app on Google Play, with jpeg set to highest quality, the results seem to be better than from stock camera app.

MIUI - really nice version of Android, with extra features on top of stock operating system. So far I've only found them useful and I haven't found anything that I regret it's there.

Things that you won't get:
NFC - really annoying as I've used this a lot with Nexus. Can't have everything for £130 though
Fast updates - Xiaomi takes time to update their phones, but Nougat is here and I'm using it. No issues to report.

Word of advice:
If you get one, I strongly recommend adjusting default aggressive power management.
it will kill apps in the background and clear cache when phone is locked.
I found it an issue when using Spotify in the car.

Settings / Battery / Power/ Cog wheel /
Set Clear Cache when locked to Never

Settings / Battery / Manage apps battery usage
Set to Off

Hopefully you find some of it useful.
danieltraugott776516 m ago

Xiaomi? What's that?!




I think last time I looked they were one of the 10 biggest mobile manufacturers in the World? A company that has been worth as much as 46 billion dollars. Enough info?

fool.com/inv…spx
Edited by: "bellboys" 29th Aug 2017
If getting cases and screen protectors for this phone, look for "Redmi Note 4X" instead. Don't get any that just say "Redmi Note 4" unless it specifies Global Version. Redmi Note 4 Global Version is Snapdragon with an updated housing but searching for "Redmi Note 4" will bring up original China version results which is Mediatek with slightly different housing, therefore won't be the correct fit for Global Version RN4

For added confusion, the Redmi Note 4X 64GB can be either Mediatek or Snapdragon. If any listings happen to have separate options for 32GB Note 4X and 64GB Note 4X, then it means the 64GB is Mediatek, therefore choose 32GB Note 4X even though this is the 64GB Global Version. In most cases though, Redmi Note 4X means Snapdragon fitment, therefore correct for this phone. These images may help explain:

31838899-AnFib.jpg
31838899-4IAGS.jpg
vaderag11 m ago

Just been looking into this - biggest killer for me is the lack on fast …Just been looking into this - biggest killer for me is the lack on fast charge Plus the camera could be better. Still seems great at the price point, but not for me...



To be honest, with battery life this long fast charge is irrelevant for most users. Even with massively heavy usage this phone will easily last a full day. Simply charge it overnight. Job done.
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Veeery tempted by this
vaderag26 m ago

Veeery tempted by this


You should be, it's avery very good phone and ridiculous value for money. I got my wife this model and she absolutely loves it. She's not a gamer but is forever on facebook and Words With Friends and the battery lasts easily 2 days
Just been looking into this - biggest killer for me is the lack on fast charge Plus the camera could be better. Still seems great at the price point, but not for me...
Edited by: "vaderag" 29th Aug 2017
Bought 3GB/32GB version of this a couple of weeks ago. Really nice phone. Good performance and battery lasts 2 days. Extra £20-30 is worth it for the extras.
vaderag11 m ago

Just been looking into this - biggest killer for me is the lack on fast …Just been looking into this - biggest killer for me is the lack on fast charge Plus the camera could be better. Still seems great at the price point, but not for me...



To be honest, with battery life this long fast charge is irrelevant for most users. Even with massively heavy usage this phone will easily last a full day. Simply charge it overnight. Job done.
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It's a bit cheaper on Gearbest for international model 4GB memory 64GB storage
I bought one a few days ago for £123 with a discount code I found
It has the faster Helio X20 processor rather than the Snapdragon 625

read about the differences here gizmochina.com/201…ed/





Helio X20
carlosverge5 m ago

https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_675518.htmlIt's a bit cheaper on …https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_675518.htmlIt's a bit cheaper on Gearbest for international model 4GB memory 64GB storageI bought one a few days ago for £123 with a discount code I found It has the faster Helio X20 processor rather than the Snapdragon 625 read about the differences here https://www.gizmochina.com/2017/01/19/helio-x20-vs-snapdragon-625-chips-inside-redmi-note-4-versions-compared/Helio X20




After experiencing a MTK chip in my elephone p6000 (granted not the same chip) it's Qualcomm all the way for me. The MTK version of this phone is cheaper than the SD625 version everywhere.
carlosverge40 m ago

https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_675518.htmlIt's a bit cheaper on …https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_675518.htmlIt's a bit cheaper on Gearbest for international model 4GB memory 64GB storageI bought one a few days ago for £123 with a discount code I found It has the faster Helio X20 processor rather than the Snapdragon 625 read about the differences here https://www.gizmochina.com/2017/01/19/helio-x20-vs-snapdragon-625-chips-inside-redmi-note-4-versions-compared/Helio X20


No Band 20 though so could be troublesome down the line
Edited by: "williamw11" 29th Aug 2017
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carlosverge8 m ago

https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_675518.htmlIt's a bit cheaper on …https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_675518.htmlIt's a bit cheaper on Gearbest for international model 4GB memory 64GB storageI bought one a few days ago for £123 with a discount code I found It has the faster Helio X20 processor rather than the Snapdragon 625 read about the differences here https://www.gizmochina.com/2017/01/19/helio-x20-vs-snapdragon-625-chips-inside-redmi-note-4-versions-compared/Helio X20




The Helio X20 is not the global version and I don think it has band 20 either
Only gold available for this price. I'm looking for the black or grey version. Wheres the cheapest and best place to buy this?
This is a great phone. I bought it for a family member and they love it. Does everything smoothly. Great camera too. Amazing value for under £150. Not sure how much I trust AliExpress tho.
dboi19933 m ago

Only gold available for this price. I'm looking for the black or grey …Only gold available for this price. I'm looking for the black or grey version. Wheres the cheapest and best place to buy this?




Gold is always the cheapest option but we've housed my wife's in a MOFI Flip Case and applied a coloured tempered glass screen protector on it. Voila, not Gold anymore! About 7/8 quid all in. Plus you really should use a case and tempered glass protector on these phones because Xiaomi are very vague about the glass the screen is made from...
kashmemon4 m ago

This is a great phone. I bought it for a family member and they love it. …This is a great phone. I bought it for a family member and they love it. Does everything smoothly. Great camera too. Amazing value for under £150. Not sure how much I trust AliExpress tho.




I've ordered lots of stuff from there and only one item didn't arrive. Made a claim direct to aliexpress and they agreed a full refund in a matter of hours. They don't release the funds to the seller until you have confirmed receipt.
Edited by: "bellboys" 29th Aug 2017
bellboys12 m ago

Gold is always the cheapest option but we've housed my wife's in a MOFI …Gold is always the cheapest option but we've housed my wife's in a MOFI Flip Case and applied a coloured tempered glass screen protector on it. Voila, not Gold anymore! About 7/8 quid all in. Plus you really should use a case and tempered glass protector on these phones because Xiaomi are very vague about the glass the screen is made from...


Yep got the gold , black case and black screen protector and you cant tell what colour it is...

Outstanding phone, have got 4 days out of the battery with light use
very tempted. it does not have NFC which is a pain. does this have the correct band for 3 and EE networks? need to upgrade my one+1..LOL...yeah I know, old but still going strong. this does not have a sd card slot does it though? the global version gets updates via OTA?

basicvally what I want to know is can I use this out of the box or will I have to upload a custom rom or something?

thanks
Edited by: "EN1GMA" 29th Aug 2017
Very decent phone all round but the killer for me was the quality of the camera, i found it very poor, after the reviews i read of the camera i expected it to be somewhat decent

i have an iphone 5s and it wasnt even near the quality of that.....

also make sure to use a screen protector... screen... smash... sad

Can anyone recommend something in the similar range with a better camera?
Edited by: "markmulv" 29th Aug 2017
bellboys40 m ago

Gold is always the cheapest option but we've housed my wife's in a MOFI …Gold is always the cheapest option but we've housed my wife's in a MOFI Flip Case and applied a coloured tempered glass screen protector on it. Voila, not Gold anymore! About 7/8 quid all in. Plus you really should use a case and tempered glass protector on these phones because Xiaomi are very vague about the glass the screen is made from...



have you a got link to the screen protector you went for please?
Bought from AliExpress almost 40 business days ago, equivalent to 2 months. Not received. I can apply for a refund on Thursday so hopefully it will be a trouble free process! Ended up getting an s7 edge instead due the £27 pm 8gb deal on here.

I do however, now have 2 really nice looking cases for this Xiaomi phone, and 2 screen protectors. If anyone would like them, free of charge, I will post them for you. I'll cover postage. Throw a bit of good Karma back out there to someone.

P.M me. *offer now taken up by one lucky forum user!*
Edited by: "omtom23" 29th Aug 2017
SO Sad,


Mine got pickpocketed yesterday from Notting hill carnival.

And i managed to get it for £125 a few months back. -- Now everywhere i look its £150 minimum (Black version) - So i decided id buy the 3gb/32gb for £115 from Gearbest (With voucher)


still.. i feel like i'm giving up 4gb ram and a bit of storage, - Will i notice a difference?


+ also my sd card was worth nearly £65 because it was 200gb.!!!!! SIGH!!!! SIlly carnival theives.
Sandy10121 h, 20 m ago

The Helio X20 is not the global version and I don think it has band 20 …The Helio X20 is not the global version and I don think it has band 20 either


No it don't but it has global rom so if you don't need band 20 it a good deal
EN1GMA58 m ago

very tempted. it does not have NFC which is a pain. does this have the …very tempted. it does not have NFC which is a pain. does this have the correct band for 3 and EE networks? need to upgrade my one+1..LOL...yeah I know, old but still going strong. this does not have a sd card slot does it though? the global version gets updates via OTA?basicvally what I want to know is can I use this out of the box or will I have to upload a custom rom or something?thanks


I use mine on 3 (it does have Band 20) and it's been fine - 4G everywhere I'd get 4G with my old Sony. It does have a micro SD slot (it can take a micro + a nano SIM *OR* a micro SIM + a microSD card).

I've had a few updates to MIUI so far, apparently MIUI9 is coming out soon (the beta version is out).

I'm extremely happy with mine, battery life is the best part. I sat on the sofa one Saturday afternoon playing Eternal (nerdy card game), tinkered with the phone loads during the day, went to bed in the evening and the phone still had 40% charge. It's rare I go to bed with it any less than 50%. It's great for the games I tend to play, I've not tried anything heavy & 3d but Hearthstone, Eternal, Peggle etc run flawlessly.

The only negative I have about the phone is the camera, it's not the greatest but it takes good snaps as long as the lighting is decent.

So no temptation to flash a custom ROM for me, not until Xiaomi stop pushing out updates for it, at least.
EN1GMA1 h, 1 m ago

very tempted. it does not have NFC which is a pain. does this have the …very tempted. it does not have NFC which is a pain. does this have the correct band for 3 and EE networks? need to upgrade my one+1..LOL...yeah I know, old but still going strong. this does not have a sd card slot does it though? the global version gets updates via OTA?basicvally what I want to know is can I use this out of the box or will I have to upload a custom rom or something?thanks

Works perfectly fine for me on the EE network. Yes it has a double slot for 2 sim cards or 1 sim and 1 sdcard.
Mine worked straight out the box and gets regular updates.
Highly recommend this phone...
What is the best delivery and payment method if i wanted to purchase this without any hassle.. I'm a noob when it comes to these sites -_- lol.
Thanks for the updates guys.
If getting cases and screen protectors for this phone, look for "Redmi Note 4X" instead. Don't get any that just say "Redmi Note 4" unless it specifies Global Version. Redmi Note 4 Global Version is Snapdragon with an updated housing but searching for "Redmi Note 4" will bring up original China version results which is Mediatek with slightly different housing, therefore won't be the correct fit for Global Version RN4

For added confusion, the Redmi Note 4X 64GB can be either Mediatek or Snapdragon. If any listings happen to have separate options for 32GB Note 4X and 64GB Note 4X, then it means the 64GB is Mediatek, therefore choose 32GB Note 4X even though this is the 64GB Global Version. In most cases though, Redmi Note 4X means Snapdragon fitment, therefore correct for this phone. These images may help explain:

31838899-AnFib.jpg
31838899-4IAGS.jpg
dboi199315 m ago

What is the best delivery and payment method if i wanted to purchase this …What is the best delivery and payment method if i wanted to purchase this without any hassle.. I'm a noob when it comes to these sites -_- lol.




If you can wait, use the standard free delivery option, much less chance of customs charges and the last 2 orders I made arrived within 10 days.
markmulv1 h, 35 m ago

Very decent phone all round but the killer for me was the quality of the …Very decent phone all round but the killer for me was the quality of the camera, i found it very poor, after the reviews i read of the camera i expected it to be somewhat decent i have an iphone 5s and it wasnt even near the quality of that.....also make sure to use a screen protector... screen... smash... sad :(Can anyone recommend something in the similar range with a better camera?




The default camera pic quality is set to normal when you get the phone. Simply go into camera settings and check the high quality box and the camera performs much better. Not an iphone beater by any means but pretty decent.
Banned
Xiaomi? What's that?!
dreadzone10113 m ago

If getting cases and screen protectors for this phone, look for "Redmi …If getting cases and screen protectors for this phone, look for "Redmi Note 4X" instead. Don't get any that just say "Redmi Note 4" unless it specifies Global Version. Redmi Note 4 Global Version is Snapdragon with an updated housing but searching for "Redmi Note 4" will bring up original China version results which is Mediatek with slightly different housing, therefore won't be the correct fit for Global Version RN4For added confusion, the Redmi Note 4X 64GB can be either Mediatek or Snapdragon. If any listings happen to have separate options for 32GB Note 4X and 64GB Note 4X, then it means the 64GB is Mediatek, therefore choose 32GB Note 4X even though this is the 64GB Global Version. In most cases though, Redmi Note 4X means Snapdragon fitment, therefore correct for this phone. These images may help explain:[Image] [Image]


Bloody hell. loool
bellboys12 m ago

If you can wait, use the standard free delivery option, much less chance …If you can wait, use the standard free delivery option, much less chance of customs charges and the last 2 orders I made arrived within 10 days.


ok thank you.
danieltraugott776516 m ago

Xiaomi? What's that?!




I think last time I looked they were one of the 10 biggest mobile manufacturers in the World? A company that has been worth as much as 46 billion dollars. Enough info?

fool.com/inv…spx
Edited by: "bellboys" 29th Aug 2017
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bellboys6 m ago

I think last time I looked the 5th biggest mobile manufacturer in the …I think last time I looked the 5th biggest mobile manufacturer in the World? A company that has been worth as much as 46 billion dollars. Enough info?https://www.fool.com/investing/2016/05/26/should-xiaomi-really-be-worth-more-than-sony-corpo.aspx



well, I didn't know THAT
danieltraugott776533 m ago

well, I didn't know THAT




Probably because they only sell in a very limited amount of countries, officially, and the UK isn't one of them. Certainly when they conducted their last round of funding in late 2014 they were worth $15 billion more than Sony Corporation and 13 times the worth of Motorola!!
Edited by: "bellboys" 29th Aug 2017
Dithering here. This was posted by sandy in July at £128 and I just missed out.

The new Note 5 is supposedly due out in October - will the price of this one drop again nearer the time I wonder - hmmmmmm?
kedgeman14 m ago

Dithering here. This was posted by sandy in July at £128 and I just missed …Dithering here. This was posted by sandy in July at £128 and I just missed out.The new Note 5 is supposedly due out in October - will the price of this one drop again nearer the time I wonder - hmmmmmm?



DECISIONS DECISIONS!!!!

now you've said that, im now dithering now...LOL
kedgeman16 m ago

Dithering here. This was posted by sandy in July at £128 and I just missed …Dithering here. This was posted by sandy in July at £128 and I just missed out.The new Note 5 is supposedly due out in October - will the price of this one drop again nearer the time I wonder - hmmmmmm?




IIRC the Note 3 actually increased in price when the Note 4 came out! Probably down to what many people thought was a bit of downgrading on the SOC (SD650 to SD625). Similarly, the downgrade on the Note 5 would appear to be the battery size. I personally wouldn't bank on it being a whole lot cheaper than it is now but only time will tell.
Anyone know of a decent guide to put a ROM on it?
Here we are again discussing pros and cons of this great value phone
I though I will contribute too.

I wasn't convinced at the beginning, but I went ahead and replaced my Nexus with Note 4 3GB/32GB Global version.
I got it from Aliexpress, Xiaomi store, standard free shipping, no tax.

My impressions from day to day medium to heavy use:
Build quality - nothing to complain about. Nicely finished matt metal body. Great colours and sharpness on neutrally calibrated 1080p screen. Buttons and ports feel solid. I don't use screen protector and after 3 months of normal handling i have no scratches on the glass.

Processing speed - I haven't noticed any slowness and I've thrown a lot on it. It can handle Football Manager 2017 with good speed and that requires a lot of processing power. Remember, this is £130 phone we're talking about

Battery - normal use = 2 days. I charge it overnight and when in the car. It's the first smartphone I ever had that doesn't put me in panic mode when battery saver switches on. This just means that you have half a day left.

Camera - it's average. Good results in good light. I found that with OpenCamera app on Google Play, with jpeg set to highest quality, the results seem to be better than from stock camera app.

MIUI - really nice version of Android, with extra features on top of stock operating system. So far I've only found them useful and I haven't found anything that I regret it's there.

Things that you won't get:
NFC - really annoying as I've used this a lot with Nexus. Can't have everything for £130 though
Fast updates - Xiaomi takes time to update their phones, but Nougat is here and I'm using it. No issues to report.

Word of advice:
If you get one, I strongly recommend adjusting default aggressive power management.
it will kill apps in the background and clear cache when phone is locked.
I found it an issue when using Spotify in the car.

Settings / Battery / Power/ Cog wheel /
Set Clear Cache when locked to Never

Settings / Battery / Manage apps battery usage
Set to Off

Hopefully you find some of it useful.
Thanks for the deal OP..Does anyone know how i can change the payment to GBP

Don't want to pay in USD as my card issuer will hit me with transaction fees
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