UNLOCKED XiaoMi Redmi 3 Pro 32GB ROM 4G Smartphone-SILVER £115.41 @ Gearbest
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UNLOCKED XiaoMi Redmi 3 Pro 32GB ROM 4G Smartphone-SILVER £115.41 @ Gearbest

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Found 26th Jun 2016
was looking for a cheap Small phone and found this! seems to be a good price and dispatches next day so no 7 day processing *ahem* AliExpress!

Unlocked for Worldwide use. Please ensure local area network is compatible. click here for Network Frequency of your country. Please check with your carrier/provider before purchasing this item.
Notice:
This Android/Windows device is designed to function specifically with the current Android/Windows OS installed on it. Any alterations such as upgrades, modding with custom ROMs, rooting or flashing the Android device with other firmware will automatically void the device's warranty.
XiaoMi Redmi 3 Pro 5.0 inch Android 5.1 4G Smartphone Snapdragon 616 64bit Octa Core 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Fingerprint 13.0MP Main Camera
Main Features:
Display: 5.0 inch 1280 x 720 HD Screen
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core 4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz
GPU: Adreno 405
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 13.0MP rear camera with auto focus and flashlight
Sensor: Light sensor, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, E-compass
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth: 4.1
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby. One is Micro SIM card slot, the other is Nano card slot, which can also be used as a TF card slot.
Note: Nano SIM card and TF card cannot be used together, because they share the same space of card slot.
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
Note: Note: This product uses Xiaomi Redmi 3 package, but the product is updated version of Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro.
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£104 at Fastcardtech shipped free in 1-3 days, other chargeable shipping options available. Not prev used FCT fastcardtech.com/Xia…tml
Other options cheaper than Gearbest listed at kimovil.com/en/…pro
Cheaper at AliExpress too - £102 from seller Dreami (I have one on the way, although I paid £106 before the pound fell - work that one out!).
Or you can buy Note 3 Pro 32GB Snapdragon 650 edition for $169.99 - aliexpress.com/ite…c88

5.5% TCB as well
KiretoX

Or you can buy Note 3 Pro 32GB Snapdragon 650 edition for $169.99 - … Or you can buy Note 3 Pro 32GB Snapdragon 650 edition for $169.99 - http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-3-Pro-Prime-4G-LTE-Cell-Phone-Snapdragon-650-Hexa-Core-Fingerprint/32675885509.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.267.sTUc885.5% TCB as well



Terrible seller, would not recommend. No contact and takes forever to dispatch.
Does this come with the global rom ?
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jnrcocobean

Does this come with the global rom ?


i do not know you could always message them to see if they can install it for you
I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some point or another. I've decided I'll stick to UK dedicated brands now so when stuff goes wrong it's easier to sort out. Just saying. ZTE blade s6, lenovo k50 and ulefone power... Never again. Next phone is likely to be moto g4 plus
Some good prices anyone bought from any of the above before.
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adamdroitwich

I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some … I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some point or another. I've decided I'll stick to UK dedicated brands now so when stuff goes wrong it's easier to sort out. Just saying. ZTE blade s6, lenovo k50 and ulefone power... Never again. Next phone is likely to be moto g4 plus


this is my 1st time buying a chinese phone - i think xiaomi and huawei are good and upcoming to be global powerhouses bearing on bug fixes and accessibility.
Original Poster
den169

Some good prices anyone bought from any of the above before.


i just purchased this deal but in Gold colour just now - there was another thread with this device around 850 heat a few days ago check there
aaronace1011

i just purchased this deal but in Gold colour just now - there was … i just purchased this deal but in Gold colour just now - there was another thread with this device around 850 heat a few days ago check there


Yes been watching all the other posts but not seen the above shops before.Best prices iv'e seen.How much did it finish up at aaronace1011
Edited by: "den169" 26th Jun 2016
is this the new model?
robertfrancis1975

is this the new model?



It's the latest there is at the moment. I hear (my son's working in HK and walks past the Xiaomi shop everyday) that Xiaomi have at least 2 new models 'coming soon'. One with a 5.5 inch screen like this one but updated and fully working with all UK network and a new 5.7 inch model in their Note range. The 5.7 is the one I'm waiting for.

My son bought this one about 3 months back and says it's the best phone he's ever had! And he's had LOTS!

I'm a novice so any advise is appreciated.
robertfrancis1975

I'm a novice so any advise is appreciated.



First thing to do is decide what you want it to do for you. After that just find a model that fulfills those needs. . .
a good camera and storage. equal to my G2 camera would be good
Looks like this is the China ROM version from the Q&As on the Gearbest page.

You'll need to flash the ROM.
Picard123

Looks like this is the China ROM version from the Q&As on the Gearbest … Looks like this is the China ROM version from the Q&As on the Gearbest page.You'll need to flash the ROM.



I don't think so, it has multi language support so its probably Global, China ROM only supports Chinese and English.

Both ROMS require you to install google play unless its done by the seller.
Banned
Well specced phone, how does the warranty work?

bmz

Well specced phone, how does the warranty work?



I asked similar questions in the HUKD forum - it's only had a few answers but it really helped me so I've copied and pasted from that thread.

1. Can I trust the spec advertised is accurate?
- In most cases yes, more trustworthy to deal with retailers rather than companies like Aliexpress and buy a well reviewed phone.

2. Is there some kind of spyware or similar that is going to compromise your personal details?
- Nobody can give a definitive answer to this. It's a risk you take with any app on any smartphone.

3. Are the phones ready to go straight out of the box?
- In most cases they will be useable however some changes would benefit the user - e.g. removing chinese characters. Don't expect to be buying a phone
like you would from Carphone Warehouse.

4. When a handset is sold with an old version of Android, can it be updated?
- Depending on the handset there may be enough of a following to have a solid custom ROM developed that would allow you to root your device and update the android version. However I would say no. No official update will be provided.

5. I've seen the term "flash the memory" - what does that mean and is it necessary to do this in order to get the mobile phone to work properly in the UK?
- It basically means to root the phone to gain additional access to install a custom rom. It isn't necessary to get the phone to work.

6. What about warranty? It looks like most have a 3 month UK warranty which is why I've seen recommendations to buy using a credit card. Is this accurate?
-Ignore the warranty. The cost of shipping simply isn't worth it in my opinion. I've received a handset that was dead on arrival and PayPal refused to refund me. Buy from a reputable seller.

7. Is the after sales service not worth the paper (or website) it's written on?
-Please see above. You are basically on your own once you receive the phone
bmz

Well specced phone, how does the warranty work?



Buy using a credit card then your covered, this applies to anything over £100 (Google Section 75)

This is not the latest. It has snapdragon 616. Newest has snapdragon 650. I am waiting for mine, I paid £120 from aliexpress but wouldn't recommend it yet as order been processing for nearly a week.
7Tone

This is not the latest. It has snapdragon 616. Newest has snapdragon 650. … This is not the latest. It has snapdragon 616. Newest has snapdragon 650. I am waiting for mine, I paid £120 from aliexpress but wouldn't recommend it yet as order been processing for nearly a week.



Your getting your models mixed up, this has always had a Snapdragon 616, the Note models have a 650.

Redmi Note 3 Pro - Snapdragon 650
Redmi 3 Pro - Snapdragon 616
Keep looking at this...! Will this be better than my LG g2.
Does anyone know the quality of the pics from the camera?
Has anyone put a review up on here? Someone who actually has one?
Thanks...
4Real2016

Your getting your models mixed up, this has always had a Snapdragon 616, … Your getting your models mixed up, this has always had a Snapdragon 616, the Note models have a 650.Redmi Note 3 Pro - Snapdragon 650Redmi 3 Pro - Snapdragon 616


Redmi 3S (& Pro) - Snapdragon 430 (Identical to the 3 but diff CPU & advantage of running Android Marshmallow)

Edited by: "dcx_badass" 27th Jun 2016
dcx_badass

Redmi 3S (& Pro) - Snapdragon 430 (Identical to the 3 but diff CPU & … Redmi 3S (& Pro) - Snapdragon 430 (Identical to the 3 but diff CPU & advantage of running Android Marshmallow)



There's two new editions to the Redmi series, 3X and 3S both out this month, currently only seen the 3S for pre-order.
4Real2016

There's two new editions to the Redmi series, 3X and 3S both out this … There's two new editions to the Redmi series, 3X and 3S both out this month, currently only seen the 3S for pre-order.


I know, that's why I posted about it. The 3X is just a 3S customised for one Chinese network so no point bothering with that, the 3S looks good once the prices reaches a reasonable level, it's way too high atm compared to the 3 Pro.
4Real2016

There's two new editions to the Redmi series, 3X and 3S both out this … There's two new editions to the Redmi series, 3X and 3S both out this month, currently only seen the 3S for pre-order.



Xiaomi must have the most convoluted model naming system out of any phone manufacturer - 3, 3S, 3X, 3 Pro, 3 Prime together with numerous different RAM, CPU and storage capacities within that model lineup X)
anonimousse

MWC Shanghai kicks off tomorrow, so expect to see even more variations! … MWC Shanghai kicks off tomorrow, so expect to see even more variations! ;--))



Xiaomi redmi note 3X pro prime
pcangeldust

Xiaomi redmi note 3X pro prime



Is that better or worse than the Xiaomi redmi note 3XS pro prime? X)
Picard123

Is that better or worse than the Xiaomi redmi note 3XS pro prime? X)



You mean the Original Xiaomi redmi note 3XS pro prime
Original Poster
OH WAIT I POSTED THE WRONG DEAL - JUST NOTICED
it was meant to be the Note 3 pro not 3 pro
here is link gearbest.com/cel…tml
adamdroitwich

I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some … I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some point or another. I've decided I'll stick to UK dedicated brands now so when stuff goes wrong it's easier to sort out. Just saying. ZTE blade s6, lenovo k50 and ulefone power... Never again. Next phone is likely to be moto g4 plus


The Moto is a Lenovo phone as well. But I know what you mean, many had the same experience.
Original Poster
Just got it _ Quick review

1st Stupid DHL and Duty+ VAT cost me £22 extra *cryface*
2nd the phone is so thin despite the 4000mAh battery
3rd the screen is amazeballz rivaling my old S6 screen
4th amazing phone for the price highly recommended - better than my iPhone 5s
5th fingerprint is fast and works with screen off

overall great peice of kit for the £139 it costed inc VAT & Duty which you could avoid if lucky
steve1221

It's the latest there is at the moment. I hear (my son's working in HK … It's the latest there is at the moment. I hear (my son's working in HK and walks past the Xiaomi shop everyday) that Xiaomi have at least 2 new models 'coming soon'. One with a 5.5 inch screen like this one but updated and fully working with all UK network and a new 5.7 inch model in their Note range. The 5.7 is the one I'm waiting for.My son bought this one about 3 months back and says it's the best phone he's ever had! And he's had LOTS!


No it's not the 3S is out recently with a more modern processor.
adamdroitwich

I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some … I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some point or another. I've decided I'll stick to UK dedicated brands now so when stuff goes wrong it's easier to sort out. Just saying. ZTE blade s6, lenovo k50 and ulefone power... Never again. Next phone is likely to be moto g4 plus



Aye that. The Moto G4 Plus is the bees knees, specially the 4GB/64GB model. Camera with laser focus reviewed to be close to the big boys in terms of PQ. Comes out of the gate with Marshmallow and guaranteed to receive OS updates for at least 2 years.
Edited by: "hcc27" 5th Jul 2016
I do recommend this seller on Ali express. I bought it and and asked seller to send sealed package so i can put Google Play myself and be sure its brand new. Also asked to declare low value so didn't pay any customs in UK. Parcel took just two weeks. It came with China ROM with Chinese and English languages only. Also from this seller you get free extra gifts like: clear case, sim adapter and screen protector.

Most powerful version of REDMI NOTE 3 PRO PRIME with Snapdragon 650 32GB: (White/silver: 179.99 USD, Gold: 183.99 USD, Black/Grey: 189.99 USD)
aliexpress.com/ite…tml




Edited by: "irekpa" 5th Jul 2016
Be careful, I bought one for my mother last year, after a few months the screen kept going black stopping her from completing any functions like hanging up calls etc. There are several other issues but it will take too long to list here.
adamdroitwich

I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some … I have bought 3 Chinese phones over the last year and all play up at some point or another. I've decided I'll stick to UK dedicated brands now so when stuff goes wrong it's easier to sort out. Just saying. ZTE blade s6, lenovo k50 and ulefone power... Never again. Next phone is likely to be moto g4 plus



Just in the process of returning 2x Ulefone Paris phones. Both had malware installed by default...terribly slow charing...one has completely failed to charge and the other has an ever growing white hotspot on the screen.

Back to my iPhone 4S - which though inferior in absolute speed, is better in most other ways.

No more China phones for me
Dispatches next day? Must be a new policy usually they wait 2 months before dispatching "In Stock" items.
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