Xiaomi Mi 6 4G Smartphone Snapdragon 835 6gb 64gb Splash Resistant Dual 12.0MP Rear Cameras £308.90 @ gearbest
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Xiaomi Mi 6 4G Smartphone Snapdragon 835 6gb 64gb Splash Resistant Dual 12.0MP Rear Cameras £308.90 @ gearbest

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Found 24th Aug 2017Edited by:"BUCKUM2"
THIS IS A FANTASTIC PRICE FOR THIS TO GET PRICE DOWN TO £308.90 USE CODE MI6BER AT CHECKOUT no band 20 support

New code MISCB now working 06/09/2017


Xiaomi 6 comes with Zoom Dual 12.0MP Rear Cameras, make your photos more beautiful.Features:
Appearance--Fantastic 4-curved glass body and stainless steel highlight frame design
Screen--5.15inch FHD Eye-protection Screen, 1920*1080pixel
CPU--Snapdragon 835 Octa Core 2.45GHz CPU Processor
OS--MIUI operation system
Capacity--6GB RAM + 64GB ROM Big Storage
Camera--Zoom Dual 12.0MP Rear Cameras and 8.0MP Front Camera
Battery--Built-in 3350mAh Poly-li Large battery
Network--Full Netcom, Dual Card Dual Standby (2 * Nano SIM Card)
Function--NFC, Fingerprint ID, QC3.0 technology, Type-C, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, etc
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Great reviews, excellent price for the spec. If people are willing to take the risk of an import phone then it's a really good price.

It appears to the International version (so has the Google Apps etc) but not sure if it supports UK bands.
Edited by: "Themadcow" 24th Aug 2017
Nice phone. great product. Only risk is:import at this cost. I shop at these places but I am hesitant to spend that amount on imports. Voted UP
I paid £287 for this two weeks ago from tomtop (deal taken from UKHD). If you were prepared to wait it's possible you might get it a similar price.

Great phone and excellent value for money.
I imported a Xiaomi mi mix a month odd ago. Great phone, great brand and no issues.
is there a risk of no firmware updates too for a couple of years?
Edited by: "ASD007" 24th Aug 2017
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ASD00720 m ago

is there a risk of no firmware updates too for a couple of years?


No xiaomi phones get regular ota updates providing it has official rom which this phone has. I have this phone for 5 weeks now fantastic phone not had update yet but will be getting MIUI 9 soon. I had redmi note 3 before i upgraded to this and in the 18 months i had it must have had about 10-12 OTA updates
I've had this phone for 3 month, perfect phone for the money.
ASD00756 m ago

is there a risk of no firmware updates too for a couple of years?


I get very regular updates on my Mi5 (sometimes weekly). Would love a Mi6, but a bit too expensive for me yet and the lack of 3.5mm jack is annoying
I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except inside the unopened envelope was an empty box - no phone. Because the outer envelope was intact my guess is that the phone was stolen before it reached the courier. I'm now going through the process of trying to get Gearbest to replace it or give a refund. Don't have any confidence it will end well! But I'll gladly report back if it does.
SteveJC20 m ago

I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except …I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except inside the unopened envelope was an empty box - no phone. Because the outer envelope was intact my guess is that the phone was stolen before it reached the courier. I'm now going through the process of trying to get Gearbest to replace it or give a refund. Don't have any confidence it will end well! But I'll gladly report back if it does.

Hope you get some joy mate that's awful.....
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SteveJC41 m ago

I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except …I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except inside the unopened envelope was an empty box - no phone. Because the outer envelope was intact my guess is that the phone was stolen before it reached the courier. I'm now going through the process of trying to get Gearbest to replace it or give a refund. Don't have any confidence it will end well! But I'll gladly report back if it does.


Hi sorry to hear that, there is a gearbest employee on here her name is lisa but i dont know how to search for members if you can find her on here she has helped to sort things out for members on here hope it all works out for you
How much tax will I get stung on this?
SteveJC1 h, 0 m ago

I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except …I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except inside the unopened envelope was an empty box - no phone. Because the outer envelope was intact my guess is that the phone was stolen before it reached the courier. I'm now going through the process of trying to get Gearbest to replace it or give a refund. Don't have any confidence it will end well! But I'll gladly report back if it does.


There's another guy with you with the very same issue over in Ask at the moment. Maybe @gearbest1 can do a little damage control here, too.
SteveJC1 h, 31 m ago

I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except …I just bought a phone from Gearbest which arrived on Monday - except inside the unopened envelope was an empty box - no phone. Because the outer envelope was intact my guess is that the phone was stolen before it reached the courier. I'm now going through the process of trying to get Gearbest to replace it or give a refund. Don't have any confidence it will end well! But I'll gladly report back if it does.


Wow scary. Maybe would be a good idea to video the unboxing as evidence. I ordered a phone from Gearbest a couple of weeks ago and it just arrived two days ago perfectly fine. I paid the insurance just in case.
xiaomi junk, radios on mine packed in after 9months.
Will a virgin SIM work on this I thought it didn't support EE (who virgin piggyback on I believe?)
Bought a Xiaomi MI5 from gearbest recently and the box arrived...sans phone! Now i'm having the faff of getting these jokers to issue a refund... I knew there was a small risk of something like this happening but I won't be buying from them again as their after sales is very poor. (However they do pull their finger out once you get paypal involved).

*If you do decide to buy from any of these Chinese stores (gearbest, banggood ect ect) always use a credit card or paypal)
Edited by: "insideman" 24th Aug 2017
insideman33 m ago

Bought a Xiaomi MI5 from gearbest recently and the box arrived...sans …Bought a Xiaomi MI5 from gearbest recently and the box arrived...sans phone! Now i'm having the faff of getting these jokers to issue a refund... I knew there was a small risk of something like this happening but I won't be buying from them again as their after sales is very poor. (However they do pull their finger out once you get paypal involved). *If you do decide to buy from any of these Chinese stores (gearbest, banggood ect ect) always use a credit card or paypal)



reddit.com/r/X…ase
bought Mi pad and still goes back to chinese language pack. Sorry wont use imports
rapid11111121 m ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/wiki/general/purchase


Thanks! Will refer to this list for future purchases...:)
Edited by: "insideman" 24th Aug 2017
dxx16 h, 19 m ago

There's another guy with you with the very same issue over in Ask at the …There's another guy with you with the very same issue over in Ask at the moment. Maybe @gearbest1 can do a little damage control here, too.



I'd like to see this - but what is Ask please? (excuse my ignorance).
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SteveJC2 m ago

I'd like to see this - but what is Ask please? (excuse my ignorance).


Its the first option in menu at the top of page, you can post a question and members will try to help
Bogami15 h, 53 m ago

Wow scary. Maybe would be a good idea to video the unboxing as evidence. I …Wow scary. Maybe would be a good idea to video the unboxing as evidence. I ordered a phone from Gearbest a couple of weeks ago and it just arrived two days ago perfectly fine. I paid the insurance just in case.



Thanks - the video is a good suggestion. I'll do it if Gearbest ever send a replacement. I paid the insurance too - but I don't really think it makes any difference with them.
BUCKUM216 h, 45 m ago

Hi sorry to hear that, there is a gearbest employee on here her name is …Hi sorry to hear that, there is a gearbest employee on here her name is lisa but i dont know how to search for members if you can find her on here she has helped to sort things out for members on here hope it all works out for you



Thanks for the advice. I'll try to find her.
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SteveJC23 m ago

I'd like to see this - but what is Ask please? (excuse my ignorance).


Hi me again i got her name wrong not lisa its alice anyway have a look at antgw comments on a earlier deal i put up on here he had same problem as you and she got him refund try p.m him and ask how to go about it hotukdeals.com/dea…557
Thanks a lot - I'll follow that up.
Dalkirst23 h, 47 m ago

Will a virgin SIM work on this I thought it didn't support EE (who virgin …Will a virgin SIM work on this I thought it didn't support EE (who virgin piggyback on I believe?)

Yes it will, I'm on Virgin with this phone.

This doesn't have band 20 (800MHz) so in some areas may not get a 4G signal, but other bands are also used for 4G and I still get a good 4G signal in my area
Is this phone any good for train watching.
Xiaomi have decent prices but the lack of updates is just terrible (conpared to other brands)
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LukeyWolf1 h, 20 m ago

Xiaomi have decent prices but the lack of updates is just terrible …Xiaomi have decent prices but the lack of updates is just terrible (conpared to other brands)


I beg to differ i had a redmi note 3 from launch 18 months ago and in that time i have had 10 or 12 OTA updates it came with MIUI 7 based on android 6 ( lollypop ), it then had around about 7 MIUI 7 updates in as many months. Then it ota to MIUI 8 and a further couple of MIUI 8 OTA updates one of which was based on android 7 (marshmallow), all that in the first 12 months. Then had a couple more OTA for MIUI 8. I have upgraded to a MI6 now had that about 5 weeks now and last week got another OTA for the redmi note 3 which i have not updated yet as my daughter using it at the moment.
Now if you had a xiaomi phone and never had OTA updates then it couldn't have had a official rom on it probably a vendors custom rom
I got the MI6 128gb a few weeks ago from Gearbest, no import duty and took 10 days to arrive via Yodel. It's working fine running a EE sim. It came with the international ROM but flash the Xiaomi.eu ROM with miui9 and all is good.
Edited by: "sutt359" 25th Aug 2017
BUCKUM23 h, 6 m ago

I beg to differ i had a redmi note 3 from launch 18 months ago and in that …I beg to differ i had a redmi note 3 from launch 18 months ago and in that time i have had 10 or 12 OTA updates it came with MIUI 7 based on android 6 ( lollypop ), it then had around about 7 MIUI 7 updates in as many months. Then it ota to MIUI 8 and a further couple of MIUI 8 OTA updates one of which was based on android 7 (marshmallow), all that in the first 12 months. Then had a couple more OTA for MIUI 8. I have upgraded to a MI6 now had that about 5 weeks now and last week got another OTA for the redmi note 3 which i have not updated yet as my daughter using it at the moment. Now if you had a xiaomi phone and never had OTA updates then it couldn't have had a official rom on it probably a vendors custom rom

Uhh the phone came out when Marshmallow was a few months old (Should of come with it), it went from MIUI 7 (Android 5) to MIUI 8 (Android 6) that took them the time Nougat was fully released, the updates are just bug fixes for gods sake a lower end device from Samsung is releasing a Nougat update for their J5 (2016) soon also I own the Redmi Note 3 and despise Xiaomi for their lack of support for their devices (Mainly Redmi) which is also why I won't buy a Xiaomi device again until they sort their shit out
Edited by: "LukeyWolf" 26th Aug 2017
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LukeyWolf8 h, 31 m ago

Uhh the phone came out when Marshmallow was a few months old (Should of …Uhh the phone came out when Marshmallow was a few months old (Should of come with it), it went from MIUI 7 (Android 5) to MIUI 8 (Android 6) that took them the time Nougat was fully released, the updates are just bug fixes for gods sake a lower end device from Samsung is releasing a Nougat update for their J5 (2016) soon also I own the Redmi Note 3 and despise Xiaomi for their lack of support for their devices (Mainly Redmi) which is also why I won't buy a Xiaomi device again until they sort their shit out


The MIUI updates are not all bug fixes they also introduce new features and optimisations you should read the release logs
Also the redmi note 3 is to get the MIUI 9 update so will be getting Nougat the redmi note 2 is to get it as well. So that will be 2 android updates (from 5 to 7) since its release while most phones only get one
No Band 20 , for £300 + 20 % VAT
LukeyWolf15 h, 5 m ago

Xiaomi have decent prices but the lack of updates is just terrible …Xiaomi have decent prices but the lack of updates is just terrible (conpared to other brands)

Xiaomi is not Nokia who make phones to sell in Europe. They make phones for China only . To try using their phones abroad is a mistake with missing bands etc. Better buy Oneplus as they send directly from China but cater to customers abroad and give European warranty
BUCKUM22 h, 18 m ago

The MIUI updates are not all bug fixes they also introduce new features …The MIUI updates are not all bug fixes they also introduce new features and optimisations you should read the release logs Also the redmi note 3 is to get the MIUI 9 update so will be getting Nougat the redmi note 2 is to get it as well. So that will be 2 android updates (from 5 to 7) since its release while most phones only get one

MIUI9 is not guaranteed to be Nougat, just have to wait and see
no band 20 on this phone so may not work on some uk networks like o2 giff gaff tesco
Would Android pay work out of the box?
BUCKUM226th Aug

Also the redmi note 3 is to get the MIUI 9 update so will be getting …Also the redmi note 3 is to get the MIUI 9 update so will be getting Nougat the redmi note 2 is to get it as well. So that will be 2 android updates (from 5 to 7) since its release while most phones only get one


MIUI 9 does not equal Nougat. The Android version is phone dependant and not down to MIUI version. Redmi Note 2 is still Lollipop with MIUI 8. Getting MIUI 9 does not mean it will be upgraded from Lollipop to Nougat. MIUI 8 covers KitKat through to Nougat which will be the same for MIUI 9. There are many older devices that will receive MIUI 9, which are currently on KitKat with MIUI 8, such as the Redmi 1S. MIUI 9 won't change that. Redmi Note 3 getting Nougat is questionable. RN3 MTK remains Lollipop whereas RN3 SD got Marshmallow. Similarly the RN4 MTK remains Marshmallow whereas the RN4 SD got Nougat.
flibbage02 h, 40 m ago

Would Android pay work out of the box?




yes it does
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