Global Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4GB 64GB 5.99" Full Screen Dual Camera Mobile Phone Note5 Snapdragon 636 £145.72 at Ali Express
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Global Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4GB 64GB 5.99" Full Screen Dual Camera Mobile Phone Note5 Snapdragon 636 £145.72 at Ali Express

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Found 20th Mar
As part of the Aliexpress anniversary it seems that Xiaomi are having a 20% off sale -

Sale Price: £145.72
-20% , sale starts in: 9 days ADD TO CART

It's a bit unclear, but it seems to be that you add to your cart 19-27 March and then buy it 28-29 March

Anniversary details here

sale.aliexpress.com/Ann…htm

Gold version £145.72, Blue version £153, Black version £160.29 - I went for Gold

EDIT - could be even cheaper - loads of vouchers to click on the anniversary page, seem to give $3 - $4 off anything during the "buy" dates of the anniversary
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Stating: Sale Price: US $199.99 -20% , sale starts in: 9 days ADD TO CART for any colour for me? The price above where this is stated changes though depending on the colour of the phone.

Does this mean if I add the blue one to my basket now i'll get it for $199.99 rather than the $262.49 its at now?
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yes - add to your cart and it stays there until the "buy" period of 28-29 March
Ignore my comment as when its added to your basket the price changes for each one $199.99 (gold) / $209.99 (blue) / $219.99 (black)

Why is the black the most expensive nowadays, it always used to be the cheapest option and my preferred choice
Don't forget these are still pre-order hence the 43-63 day delivery time excellent price though the launch price for 4gb/64gb is £158 and that is for the Chinese rom version
Amazing price already! This phone is going to be another huge seller for Xiaomi. Heat added.
"Tips: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Global Version has not arrived, it is pre-sale for now.

Expected 24 April starting shipping"

With delivery by boat another say 30 days, could be late May/ early June before you get it, which is fine as long as you know that.
Edited by: "Reading1800" 20th Mar
How much extra is the import VAT & Customs Duty?
Great specs, why oh why do all phones have to be massive now how. Some reason the note series is same size as redmi grr
Gonna wait till the end of April until I order.
The problem is that it still uses the micro usb not c port
When's the pro due out? My mi max is hanging in there, but battery life is about a day now
majorwedgy8420th Mar

Great specs, why oh why do all phones have to be massive now how. Some …Great specs, why oh why do all phones have to be massive now how. Some reason the note series is same size as redmi grr


This is exactly my issue, 5.5 is max in my eyes. My slim fitting jeans have taken a pounding even from my Smart Ultra 6.

What do current owners think of the size?!
Ghostrecon24 m ago

The problem is that it still uses the micro usb not c port


Really? I've got rid of all my spare micro usb chargers
andyharding9033 m ago

When's the pro due out? My mi max is hanging in there, but battery life is …When's the pro due out? My mi max is hanging in there, but battery life is about a day now



I think the Pro is the name given to this phone for the Indian market but I may be wrong.
AgentDaleCooper15 m ago

Really? I've got rid of all my spare micro usb chargers


Yes sadly.. Very slow to charge. I got redmi note 4x last year and it's amazing except it charges slowly
GeorgeR01016 m ago

This is exactly my issue, 5.5 is max in my eyes. My slim fitting jeans …This is exactly my issue, 5.5 is max in my eyes. My slim fitting jeans have taken a pounding even from my Smart Ultra 6. What do current owners think of the size?!


I would agree 5.5" is the perfect size for 16:9 phone but this is just 7mm longer and actually 0.6 mm narrower because it is 18:9 and virtually beezeless
redmi note 4 size 5.5" = 76x151x8.4 and this redmi note 5 = 75x158x8.1
I think I can feel a wee purchase coming on....
andyharding9036 m ago

When's the pro due out? My mi max is hanging in there, but battery life is …When's the pro due out? My mi max is hanging in there, but battery life is about a day now




This IS the Pro - Pro in India, Note 5 in China. But, significantly, this Chinese version of the Pro includes some worthwhile upgrades, especially in the camera department.
So, just to be sure - this appears to have:

Global (English) ROM with Google Play
Band 20
Snapdragon 636 processor
No nasty vendor-flashed ROMs

...right?
bellboys21 m ago

This IS the Pro - Pro in India, Note 5 in China. But, significantly, this …This IS the Pro - Pro in India, Note 5 in China. But, significantly, this Chinese version of the Pro includes some worthwhile upgrades, especially in the camera department.


I think the pro is the better one, not this one
Don't forget to use topcashback when you purchase for a possible 4.39% off taking the gold to around £140…! I'm in
damienntfcharvey5 m ago

I think the pro is the better one, not this one


I'm confused now..... Is this in the OP the pro version with the better camera? If not I'm gonna wait as well
bellboys30 m ago

This IS the Pro - Pro in India, Note 5 in China. But, significantly, this …This IS the Pro - Pro in India, Note 5 in China. But, significantly, this Chinese version of the Pro includes some worthwhile upgrades, especially in the camera department.



Wonder if there will be a 'pro' edition of the Chinese version , maybe the 6/128 gb , usb-c - if it ever sees the light of day .
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steevieboy4u4 m ago

I'm confused now..... Is this in the OP the pro version with the better …I'm confused now..... Is this in the OP the pro version with the better camera? If not I'm gonna wait as well


Yes it is - it is the best version yet confusingly named non-pro in China, but Pro in India with worse specs
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Seems like it will be a great phone. This article tries to explain the differences between all the different versions of the 'Redmi Note 5' that seem to be out there.

I don't know why Xiaomi mess up their phone naming conventions so badly.
Good news is, this deal seems to be for the 'right' version.
damienntfcharvey20th Mar

I think the pro is the better one, not this one


‘Pro’ is being used in India because Redmi 5 plus is called Redmi Note 5 there . The China version has f1.9 main camera v India f2.2 , allegedly QC3.0 fastcharging and Oreo. And will no doubt be more expensive, especially once the resellers put their bit on - might even be worth ignoring in favour of Note 3 .
damienntfcharvey45 m ago

I think the pro is the better one, not this one




You are getting confused - this is the Chinese version of the Pro but with uprated rear cameras, Oreo etc.
Edited by: "bellboys" 20th Mar
Worth upgrade from redmi note 4? Battery life is my main concern with phones. Can't click the link because it's blocked by my advert blocker.
BUCKUM21 h, 18 m ago

I would agree 5.5" is the perfect size for 16:9 phone but this is just 7mm …I would agree 5.5" is the perfect size for 16:9 phone but this is just 7mm longer and actually 0.6 mm narrower because it is 18:9 and virtually beezeless redmi note 4 size 5.5" = 76x151x8.4 and this redmi note 5 = 75x158x8.1


For me 70mm wide is the magic number, first thing I look at. Shame only apple and too a lesser extent Sony seem to be catering to this market
Does this phone have wireless charging please?
I've added one of each colour to my basket to keep my options open and will delete whichever ones I don't want on the 28th!



No.
Black 144 on mobile for me
Does this have NFC? Can't see it in the specs.
Banned
cjp6414 m ago

Does this have NFC? Can't see it in the specs.


nope
majorwedgy8420th Mar

For me 70mm wide is the magic number, first thing I look at. Shame only …For me 70mm wide is the magic number, first thing I look at. Shame only apple and too a lesser extent Sony seem to be catering to this market


Xiaomi have quite a few around the 70mm here are a few of them
Mi6 = 70.5mm
Mi5s = 70.3
Mi5 = 68.5mm
redmi 4 pro = 69.6
rdmi 4x = 70mm
euro1 h, 18 m ago

Does this phone have wireless charging please?


No xiaomi phones currently have wireless charging but the Mi7 is rumoured to be having it,it is rumoured to launch in the coming weeks end March to early April. But this is their new flagship phone and will probably be around £360
3 cons on this phone no NFC no fast charging no USB type c , if these things Don't bother you then for the average user this is a good deal as the new processor and better than average camera make up for it.
Edited by: "zee786123" 20th Mar
BUCKUM259 m ago

Xiaomi have quite a few around the 70mm here are a few of themMi6 = 70.5mm …Xiaomi have quite a few around the 70mm here are a few of themMi6 = 70.5mm Mi5s = 70.3Mi5 = 68.5mmredmi 4 pro = 69.6rdmi 4x = 70mm


Using the Mi5 now meant their newest devices
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