Original Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 3GB 32GB Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 48MP 13MP Camera 6.3''  Mobile Phone 4000mAh @ eternal team/aliexpress
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Original Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 3GB 32GB Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 48MP 13MP Camera 6.3'' Mobile Phone 4000mAh @ eternal team/aliexpress

£162.10£201.8720%AliExpress Deals
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Found 11th JanEdited by:"BUCKUM2"
Xiaomi today launched the redmi note 7 in China available for pre-order now this is Chinese version so no band 20 support. Comes in 3 variants a 3gb 32gb @ 999 rmb launch price = £116 a 4gb 64gb @1199rmb = £139 and a 6gb 64gb @ 1399 = £162

  • 48MP Ultra clear camera, 48MP+5MP AI Dual Rear Camera
  • 13MP Front Camera
  • Snapdragon 660 Octa Core, up to 2.2GHz
  • Immersive viewing experience: 6.3'' Water drop full screen display; 2340*1080 FHD+ , 409PPI
  • The 5th Corning Gorilla Glass, Strong resistance to falling
  • Low power consumption with 4000mAh big battery
  • Gradient Color, Glass Body
  • Network: GSM B2:1900/ B3:1800/ B5:850/ B8:900 MHz
WCDMA B1:2100/ B2:1900/ B5:850/ B8:900 MHz

LTE B1:2100/ B3:1800/ B5:850/ B7:2600/ B8:900/ B34/ B38:2600/ B39/ B40:2300/ B41 (100MHz)
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Wow, was really excited to see the specs on this phone, and again xiaomi haven't disappointed, if the global version is anywhere near this price, then this phone will be THE phone to buy if you are on a budget, nothing will come close.


Have some well deserved heat @BUCKUM2 mate.
Toma58uenaventur1 h, 17 m ago

Why do people give heat to foreign phones??????


Perhaps it's because they know a bit more than you...
Xiaomi really made a leap forward with the latest incarnation of the redmi note. Got rid of the notch, put even better CPU inside, upgraded already good camera + finally stuck usb type -c on it. Well done!
Megapixels arent everything! I'll await the reviews of the camera
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UberPark17 h, 56 m ago

I really don't understand why Xiaomi never include NFC when in Shenzhen …I really don't understand why Xiaomi never include NFC when in Shenzhen nobody pays in cash!!


All about QR codes there... they are well ahead of us in payments!
nickyjg18 h, 12 m ago

How is it nonsense? They are not supplying an major component of a phone …How is it nonsense? They are not supplying an major component of a phone for THIS market? No different in principle to, say, building a flagship killing budget phone in all aspects, but then deciding to accompany it with a screen from 2010. Wonder if there would be so many obtuse deniers in that event?So, Xiaomis master plan, according to you, is thus: Stage 1. Buy our phones. 2. Delete some of your most used apps. 3. Change your bank acounts. 4. Buy a different type of case/ Delboy filofax 5. Insert all contactless enabled accounts/loyalty cards previously held digitally on your last android phones, now as peices of plastic or stickers attached to phone or filofax/case.Great plan. Nonsense indeed.This is just another band 20 saga. There were delusional "purchase justifiers" back then too. Convincing themselves that if they stood on their roof whilst holding a coat hanger in order to get data signal, then everyone was wrong and they and their phone was right. Granted, there are certainly many that don't need NFC, just as there are many that don't appreciate many other facets of a phones spec. But, similarly, NFC is inescapably a large part of UK and other European markets. That is just a plain fact, just as Band 20 issues with imported phones once was. Xiaomi are claiming to service these markets with huge spec India/China spec phones with seemingly no effort to include a dirt cheap NFC chip. It's a really silly forced compromise, in my opinion. Those who are telling everyone else they should simply learn to do without certain things on their device are equally silly for advocating that compromise.


Lol
peakbear18 h, 35 m ago

What is the biggest advantage of usb-C (in a phone?). As everything else I …What is the biggest advantage of usb-C (in a phone?). As everything else I use is Micro usb, I'm pergectly happy to use that and don't mind putting the connector in the correct way every day or two.


Durability...and depending on what implementation Xiaomi use, it can also allow the use of powered hubs with HDMI out for instance. Also, I think it offers higher power delivery (though these Redmi's never adopt the fastest charging protocols)
akbmcf119 h, 9 m ago

Been seeing a lot of talk about these Xiaomi phones - torn between picking …Been seeing a lot of talk about these Xiaomi phones - torn between picking up one of these or an original Google Pixel as am tired of having a mediocre camera on my Moto G5. Anyone have any thoughts on my two choices?


Pixel 1 still great
nickyjg19 h, 55 m ago

How is it nonsense? They are not supplying an major component of a phone …How is it nonsense? They are not supplying an major component of a phone for THIS market? No different in principle to, say, building a flagship killing budget phone in all aspects, but then deciding to accompany it with a screen from 2010. Wonder if there would be so many obtuse deniers in that event?So, Xiaomis master plan, according to you, is thus: Stage 1. Buy our phones. 2. Delete some of your most used apps. 3. Change your bank acounts. 4. Buy a different type of case/ Delboy filofax 5. Insert all contactless enabled accounts/loyalty cards previously held digitally on your last android phones, now as peices of plastic or stickers attached to phone or filofax/case.Great plan. Nonsense indeed.This is just another band 20 saga. There were delusional "purchase justifiers" back then too. Convincing themselves that if they stood on their roof whilst holding a coat hanger in order to get data signal, then everyone was wrong and they and their phone was right. Granted, there are certainly many that don't need NFC, just as there are many that don't appreciate many other facets of a phones spec. But, similarly, NFC is inescapably a large part of UK and other European markets. That is just a plain fact, just as Band 20 issues with imported phones once was. Xiaomi are claiming to service these markets with huge spec India/China spec phones with seemingly no effort to include a dirt cheap NFC chip. It's a really silly forced compromise, in my opinion. Those who are telling everyone else they should simply learn to do without certain things on their device are equally silly for advocating that compromise.


Brilliant comment
akbmcf120 h, 45 m ago

Been seeing a lot of talk about these Xiaomi phones - torn between picking …Been seeing a lot of talk about these Xiaomi phones - torn between picking up one of these or an original Google Pixel as am tired of having a mediocre camera on my Moto G5. Anyone have any thoughts on my two choices?


Totally depends on your budget. Google phones generally cost alot more, for not that much better spec than Xiaomi but you'll get the latest Android updates.

My personal opinion for value for money, great build quality and spec I'm sticking with Xiaomi...... Best phones I've ever had, and I've had a few in my time
Edited by: "steevieboy4u" 12th Jan
steevieboy4u2 h, 17 m ago

Totally depends on your budget. Google phones generally cost alot more, …Totally depends on your budget. Google phones generally cost alot more, for not that much better spec than Xiaomi but you'll get the latest Android updates.My personal opinion for value for money, great build quality and spec I'm sticking with Xiaomi...... Best phones I've ever had, and I've had a few in my time

Best phones I've ever had as well. Great design, performance, UI and price. No other manufacturer gives all those things at the same time.

I'm looking forward to picking a Note 7 up in due course. But not yet
I got my Redmi Note 5 last November from Argos when they had the inroductory 50 quid off. My first 6" and 2:1 ratio phone, so it does stick a little bit out of my jacket pocket. Micro USB was a strange decision, but I've got tons of those cables, so no biggie. Never use NFC, despite having a Galaxy Watch and having NFC on some previous phones - can't see why people think it's so essential, especially with cash and contactless cards around that don't need to be charged up!

Is it just me or is it peculiar that we're seeing a phone 2 generations ahead of a phone launched only 2 months ago in the UK being released in China now? Also, I refuse to buy any phone with a notch - it's a temporary "workaround" that's already being worked around itself in some new phones. In a few years' time, tech will have eliminated the notch and we'll laugh at ridiculous it was. Notch + 2 month gap = no sale for me.
Edited by: "rkl" 12th Jan
I'm waiting on global but may update my Mi A1 to this.
Only things lacking seem to be NFC and not clean android like the MiA1

I'm confused tho, specs on this seem better than pocofone which is more, what's going on?
alcurtis9313th Jan

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Ideal all the good stuff! Keep up the fab work, so love their products and this is now a bonus. Thanks mate
Edited by: "Mrepg" 13th Jan
alcurtis9313th Jan

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They actually have a company wide commitment not to make more than 5% profit on hardware.

It gives them a lot of latitude to keep prices much lower than competitors. They also sell massive volumes (number one in India, probably China too).

No idea about workers rights etc - though in China specifically, there is massive pressure on companies to start working ethically. I'd be amazed if Xiaomi had escaped the same scrutiny that Samsung and Apple are under for example.
rkl10 h, 23 m ago

I got my Redmi Note 5 last November from Argos when they had the …I got my Redmi Note 5 last November from Argos when they had the inroductory 50 quid off. My first 6" and 2:1 ratio phone, so it does stick a little bit out of my jacket pocket. Micro USB was a strange decision, but I've got tons of those cables, so no biggie. Never use NFC, despite having a Galaxy Watch and having NFC on some previous phones - can't see why people think it's so essential, especially with cash and contactless cards around that don't need to be charged up!Is it just me or is it peculiar that we're seeing a phone 2 generations ahead of a phone launched only 2 months ago in the UK being released in China now? Also, I refuse to buy any phone with a notch - it's a temporary "workaround" that's already being worked around itself in some new phones. In a few years' time, tech will have eliminated the notch and we'll laugh at ridiculous it was. Notch + 2 month gap = no sale for me.


I don't really consider a small teardrop like on this phone to be a notch. It doesn't affect the number of icons on display...and can be hidden if not desired. But it does increase the amount of screen space - so in this instance, I really don't mind it.

Also, the Note 6 was not a good phone...the Note 7 is what should have followed the 5. I don't really see the issue either way though. You got a cheap and excellent Note 5 - and now here's the 7 for if you want to upgrade.
alcurtis9313th Jan

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Or maybe the other manufacturers are fleecing their customers, certainly apple do. There are other Chinese phone manufacturers in the same price range as xiaomi, but xiaomi seem to be steps ahead in marketing and build quality. It'll be interesting to see the market share in a few months, xiaomi are relentless in their drive for market share with new models almost every month, eventually the big manufactures are going to have to take note and do something to protect their market share.
MrWhit11th Jan

My Mi 8 has turned up now so I'm going to give that a spin for the next …My Mi 8 has turned up now so I'm going to give that a spin for the next week or so...Interested to see how the latest camera update with Night Mode and the super slow video pans out.. Seems a cracking spec on the phone for under £300...Still impressed with the Nokia 7 Plus as well...


Ah, so the update is out? Let us know if you find anything interesting.
I'm using my Xiaomi Note 3 Pro to read this thread. I've had it for over 2 years now. I'm on 3 PAYG. I've always had a 4G connection. I've never had an issue with the phone, in fact, it's the best phone I've ever had. Time to upgrade to this when it comes out. This looks great. I love my Redmi phone. Would recommend them to anyone.
xavierluther12th Jan

Once you start using NFC, you're not going back to cards(Like when you …Once you start using NFC, you're not going back to cards(Like when you started using cellphones, didn't go back to landlines)


I don't really understand what NFC is isn't it the same as contactless cards. I don't think I will ever use NFC if that's all it does seems abut pointless, a card is tiny compared too a phone and doesn't break if dropped accidentally and if your phone gets nicked then you are not vulnerable too theft as both your bank details and phone at in same place seems too risky.
bigpappa697 h, 20 m ago

Ah, so the update is out? Let us know if you find anything interesting.


I haven't used the slow motion video as yet but have used the new night mode... Photos are much improved in low light but they look flat in comparison to the Pixel 3.. hopefully they'll continue to improve the camera software in future updates
MynameisM42 m ago

I don't really understand what NFC is isn't it the same as contactless …I don't really understand what NFC is isn't it the same as contactless cards. I don't think I will ever use NFC if that's all it does seems abut pointless, a card is tiny compared too a phone and doesn't break if dropped accidentally and if your phone gets nicked then you are not vulnerable too theft as both your bank details and phone at in same place seems too risky.


I kind of agree, many swear by it and insist every phone has NFC and whine like babies if it doesn't. Many petrol stations only accept cards so I'd still have to carry my card anyway. Seems to be a status symbol more than anything essential.
Lack of NFC on a lot of Chinese phones always counts me out. I use android pay all the time, so useful. I'd have bought the Pocophone long ago if had NFC.
pirate131 m ago

I kind of agree, many swear by it and insist every phone has NFC and whine …I kind of agree, many swear by it and insist every phone has NFC and whine like babies if it doesn't. Many petrol stations only accept cards so I'd still have to carry my card anyway. Seems to be a status symbol more than anything essential.


1. Big Convenience - no need to carry cards anymore, even wallet

2. Security - NFC won't work without your security credentials. If you lose the phone, it has to be unlocked to access it (you can also remotely wipe it); if you lose the wallet, finder will get your card details, including security code on back

2.1 Transactions with NFC are made with virtual card number, protecting real one - one more layer of security

Etc, not exhaustive
Edited by: "xavierluther" 13th Jan
MynameisM1 h, 15 m ago

I don't really understand what NFC is isn't it the same as contactless …I don't really understand what NFC is isn't it the same as contactless cards. I don't think I will ever use NFC if that's all it does seems abut pointless, a card is tiny compared too a phone and doesn't break if dropped accidentally and if your phone gets nicked then you are not vulnerable too theft as both your bank details and phone at in same place seems too risky.


See my reply to pirate1
This is the phone recently discussed on unbox therapy YouTube channel , for more info go check it out
xavierluther11 m ago

1. Big Convenience - no need to carry cards anymore, even wallet2. …1. Big Convenience - no need to carry cards anymore, even wallet2. Security - NFC won't work without your security credentials. If you lose the phone, it has to be unlocked to access it (you can also remotely wipe it); if you lose the wallet, finder will get your card details, including security code on back2.1 Transactions with NFC are made with virtual card number, protecting real one - one more layer of securityEtc, not exhaustive


Ok that seems to be a bigger in convience, as you have too get.out your phone unlock it and carry the shopping in the same time.its easier with a card just put it pocket over the machine no need to take it out or anything what if it's over £30 does the phone still work as I thought it was upto £30 the contactless payment maybe that would be abit Better by not having too carry the card but usually it's with the cash anyway and phones are bulky Vs a card so can't see much convience personally.
MynameisM24 m ago

Ok that seems to be a bigger in convience, as you have too get.out your …Ok that seems to be a bigger in convience, as you have too get.out your phone unlock it and carry the shopping in the same time.its easier with a card just put it pocket over the machine no need to take it out or anything what if it's over £30 does the phone still work as I thought it was upto £30 the contactless payment maybe that would be abit Better by not having too carry the card but usually it's with the cash anyway and phones are bulky Vs a card so can't see much convience personally.


Well, you have to carry the phone with you all the time anyway. Now you can dispose of cards/wallet (I confess I still carry wallet just in case, as I'm pretty new to NFC)

I forgot to add that with Samsung Pay, you don't even need to unlock the phone, if I recall correctly you can use it straight from lock screen, before touching your fingerprint is required obviously. Samsung Pay I find even more convenient, also because it does turn NFC on and off automatically.
Edited by: "xavierluther" 13th Jan
Giztop have this for £137.83 + £10 cheapest shipping so £147.83 and the 4gb 64gb for £164 + £10 so £174. I have never used them but they appear to be a part of Gizmochina which is a China tech info and review website. They actually say in the shipping options that they declare a low price to help avoid custom charges they don't say how much though
here is a video showing someone trying to smash the redmi note 7 corning gorilla glass 5 screen
xavierluther1 h, 46 m ago

1. Big Convenience - no need to carry cards anymore, even wallet2. …1. Big Convenience - no need to carry cards anymore, even wallet2. Security - NFC won't work without your security credentials. If you lose the phone, it has to be unlocked to access it (you can also remotely wipe it); if you lose the wallet, finder will get your card details, including security code on back2.1 Transactions with NFC are made with virtual card number, protecting real one - one more layer of securityEtc, not exhaustive


Read my post, some fuel stations only accept cards
pirate110 h, 0 m ago

Read my post, some fuel stations only accept cards


Yep, some corner shops still only take cash

(I mean, there's always gonna be people who refuse to move with times)
Edited by: "xavierluther" 14th Jan
xavierluther26 m ago

Yep, some corner shops still only take cash(I mean, there's always gonna …Yep, some corner shops still only take cash(I mean, there's always gonna be people who refuse to move with times)


This is what I don't understand about all the nonsense about NFC on some phones, I'd likely use it if I had it but I'd still need to take my card everywhere in case I need cash from a cash point or other places that only accept cards inserted in machines. A card is also a form of id, a phone less so
pirate15 m ago

This is what I don't understand about all the nonsense about NFC on some …This is what I don't understand about all the nonsense about NFC on some phones, I'd likely use it if I had it but I'd still need to take my card everywhere in case I need cash from a cash point or other places that only accept cards inserted in machines. A card is also a form of id, a phone less so


True, people & companies still adapting, direction of travel is clear though

(I'm also in progress, still carry wallet)
xavierluther24 m ago

True, people & companies still adapting, direction of travel is clear …True, people & companies still adapting, direction of travel is clear though(I'm also in progress, still carry wallet)


I just keep my card behind my TPU phone case. Works fine as contactless, and all the benefits of having a card at all times.

NFC is overrated
yadiyada29 m ago

I just keep my card behind my TPU phone case. Works fine as contactless, …I just keep my card behind my TPU phone case. Works fine as contactless, and all the benefits of having a card at all times.NFC is overrated


It's just the future
xavierluther14 m ago

It's just the future


Maybe, maybe not. I think plastic will still be required for quite a while yet
pirate18 m ago

Maybe, maybe not. I think plastic will still be required for quite a while …Maybe, maybe not. I think plastic will still be required for quite a while yet


Yes, it'll be required, but for lack of adaptability skills

(...mostly by companies )
Edited by: "xavierluther" 14th Jan
Lovely price not sure about camera and the copycat iphone design.
Is this better than the Nokia 8 deal? (£159.99)
toge11th Jan

Megapixels arent everything! I'll await the reviews of the camera


I read a review re the camera a couple of night ago (looking out for my Mi A1 replacement!) - the pixels are very small (0.8 i think) which thr guy said was an equivalent to 12mp total. No idea if that's right or not though.

Seen some comparisons and Mi A1 seems to be on a par. Not sure about low light though. Next phone for me has to have a good camera for all conditions.
Derek_McKay13 m ago

I read a review re the camera a couple of night ago (looking out for my Mi …I read a review re the camera a couple of night ago (looking out for my Mi A1 replacement!) - the pixels are very small (0.8 i think) which thr guy said was an equivalent to 12mp total. No idea if that's right or not though. Seen some comparisons and Mi A1 seems to be on a par. Not sure about low light though. Next phone for me has to have a good camera for all conditions.


Thanks this is why I don't what's trust specification
toge22 m ago

Thanks this is why I don't what's trust specification


This will probably interest you have a read gizmochina.com/201…al/ the spring festival is February 4th to the 10th so wont be long before the pro is launched and it could well be the global version
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