Official Global Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 5.5 Inch 4G LTE Smartphone 2GB 16GB 13.0MP - £68.61 -  geekbuying
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Official Global Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 5.5 Inch 4G LTE Smartphone 2GB 16GB 13.0MP - £68.61 - geekbuying

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Found 5th JanEdited by:"Famine"
This has better specs than the Redmi 5A and a bigger screen. The only downside is Geekbuying seem to take much longer sending things out than other chinese retailers though. This has band 20 as well.
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    Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work great, last for over 2 days. Now only lasts for a couple of hours. The phone is only 9 months old
    ptkdon5 m ago

    Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work …Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work great, last for over 2 days. Now only lasts for a couple of hours. The phone is only 9 months old



    get CoolTool from the app store and run it. It shows a cpu graph. Some apps behave badly when they are not running (eg have had issues with Opera and GMail in the past - when you use gmail to launch the browser, the browser can eat cpu). Also check the battery status graphs to see if there is an app. Also, is the phone "warm" when not using it - a tell tale sign of an app eating 100% cpu.
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    ptkdon7 m ago

    Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work …Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work great, last for over 2 days. Now only lasts for a couple of hours. The phone is only 9 months old



    Have you updated the firmware over the 9 months? Sometimes this causes problems with battery usage.
    CrispEditor6 m ago

    get CoolTool from the app store and run it. It shows a cpu graph. Some …get CoolTool from the app store and run it. It shows a cpu graph. Some apps behave badly when they are not running (eg have had issues with Opera and GMail in the past - when you use gmail to launch the browser, the browser can eat cpu). Also check the battery status graphs to see if there is an app. Also, is the phone "warm" when not using it - a tell tale sign of an app eating 100% cpu.


    Thanks, I'll try when I get home, I'm currently using my old HTC phone as the battery lasts most of the day on it.
    The battery no longer charges to 100% (usually anywhere between 80-92%), and switches off at about 30%. I've factory reset it deleting all apps and files but seems to still have an issue.

    Is there anyway of downgrading firmware to see if that is the issue?
    Before doing that I'd do a backup & factory reset, sometimes doing an upgrade without a factory reset can upset things, in my experience especially if the upgrade was a major OS revision increment.
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    ptkdon6 m ago

    Thanks, I'll try when I get home, I'm currently using my old HTC phone as …Thanks, I'll try when I get home, I'm currently using my old HTC phone as the battery lasts most of the day on it.The battery no longer charges to 100% (usually anywhere between 80-92%), and switches off at about 30%. I've factory reset it deleting all apps and files but seems to still have an issue.Is there anyway of downgrading firmware to see if that is the issue?



    You can if you have unlocked the bootloader.
    Edited by: "Famine" 5th Jan
    Famine2 m ago

    You can if you have unlocked the bootloader.


    How difficult would this be for someone with limited IT experience?
    Also, be aware that Geekbuying also charge your card in USD even if you choose to display currency in GBP. Their customer service is absolutely apalling too.
    "but it hasn't got an 8K screen" "but it doesn't have 16Tb of RAM" "but it doesn't make my breakfast for me and they are charging £68 for this? You can get a 16K screen with 128 Pb of RAM for £4.20 on blah blah blah"

    Heat added
    Famine10 m ago

    http://en.miui.com/unlock/https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-max/help/guide-how-to-flash-twrp-root-xiaomi-mi-t3562078Then you can put on any rom.I would recommend resurrection remix.


    Ah, I tried this before Christmas and got frustrated with it, can't remember the reasons but I gave up
    ptkdon1 h, 41 m ago

    Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work …Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work great, last for over 2 days. Now only lasts for a couple of hours. The phone is only 9 months old


    You can get replacement batteries from AliExpress they are quite easy.to change I believe (I still have a redmi note 2 with removable but am on my 2nd battery as the old one downgraded after a year )
    Hot deal by the way !
    ptkdon1 h, 43 m ago

    Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work …Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work great, last for over 2 days. Now only lasts for a couple of hours. The phone is only 9 months old


    No, all our Xiaomi phones are around 1 year old, no battery issues.
    wizk11 h, 9 m ago

    Also, be aware that Geekbuying also charge your card in USD even if you …Also, be aware that Geekbuying also charge your card in USD even if you choose to display currency in GBP. Their customer service is absolutely apalling too.


    Yes, CS is slow to reply though I've yet to have any issues. I suspect their CS is no worse than any other Chinese seller though everyone is happy to save money until things go wrong.
    ptkdon1 h, 58 m ago

    Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work …Anyone else had major issues with xiaomi batteries? Mine used to work great, last for over 2 days. Now only lasts for a couple of hours. The phone is only 9 months old



    Got a Note 4 that is a year old and battery life is like new.
    The 2 times I had issues with China bought stuff I was ok with the customer service. One torch (£35) I sent back to the manufacturer (Nitecore) and they replaced with a new one. Took 3 weeks in all. One tablet lost it's ROM memory and I sent a video and the seller refunded me.
    Only used geekbuying once and maybe I was unlucky but my experience isn't a good one. Ordered a phone and it never showed up. Currently going through PayPal to claim the money back as I just keep being told "please be patient" by their CS. It's been 3 months!

    Banggood on the other hand I've ordered lots from and never had a no show. Usually takes 4 weeks. Sticking with them from now on. £79 on there and worth the extra I would say.

    The Xiaomi Reddit thread recommends Banggood and Hong Kong Gateway on Ali Express. £69 from HK Gateway) They say avoid geekbuying.

    So buy with caution people!
    damadgeruk1 h, 16 m ago

    Yes, CS is slow to reply though I've yet to have any issues. I suspect …Yes, CS is slow to reply though I've yet to have any issues. I suspect their CS is no worse than any other Chinese seller though everyone is happy to save money until things go wrong.


    The issue I had was my former point. I complained that my credit card was charged in USD and ended up paying a foreign transaction fee. I asked that they partially refund my payment to cover this fee and they just cancelled my order without any explanation.

    It took me a week to determine they had misinterpreted my request and their solution was to instruct me to place the order again at what was then a higher price.
    Edited by: "wizk1" 5th Jan
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    wizk110 h, 11 m ago

    The issue I had was my former point. I complained that my credit card was …The issue I had was my former point. I complained that my credit card was charged in USD and ended up paying a foreign transaction fee. I asked that they partially refund my payment to cover this fee and they just cancelled my order without any explanation. It took me a week to determine they had misinterpreted my request and their solution was to instruct me to place the order again at what was then a higher price.


    wow am worried...ordered my phone from geekbuying 6 days ago..still not dispatched...
    wizk115 h, 35 m ago

    Also, be aware that Geekbuying also charge your card in USD even if you …Also, be aware that Geekbuying also charge your card in USD even if you choose to display currency in GBP. Their customer service is absolutely apalling too.



    Sad to say i can confirm the cust service side of thing, next to useless
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