Xiaomi mi a1. First full android Xiaomi Phone £175.13 - Banggood
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Xiaomi mi a1. First full android Xiaomi Phone £175.13 - Banggood

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Found 27th Oct
Personally think this is a great phone at a great price. Xiaomi has finally adopted a full android set up with this phone.

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If you use code BGESM164 at checkout it brings price of the gold down to £159.37
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I've already bought the RN4 but it was very close between the A1 and the RN4.

Seems like a excellent phone from the reviews and stock android, with guaranteed updates.

It's been cheaper in the past but hey ho no time machine here lol. I'm still unconvinced that the 25% reduction in the battery over the RN4 is a good idea TBH.

Bizarrely, for someone who posts a lot of Xiaomi mobile deals I still haven't got one as my daily driver as instead of opting for this phone I've gone for the ZTE Axon 7 at 175 quid! A huge lot of phone for that money..

What does Full Android actually mean?

I've picked up this and using it right now. Great phone, and while a bigger battery would be nice I've not found the battery in this to be any issue so far with heavy usage

Looks like a cross between the oneplus 5 and the original pixel. Looks great! I’ve never purchased a phone direct from Banggood or other Chinese shopping sites. What’s the warranty like? I’m guessing no 1 year warranty?

bellboys14 m ago

It's been cheaper in the past but hey ho no time machine here lol. I'm …It's been cheaper in the past but hey ho no time machine here lol. I'm still unconvinced that the 25% reduction in the battery over the RN4 is a good idea TBH. Bizarrely, for someone who posts a lot of Xiaomi mobile deals I still haven't got one as my daily driver as instead of opting for this phone I've gone for the ZTE Axon 7 at 175 quid! A huge lot of phone for that money..



I thought you were a xioami/gearbest/banggood rep for the xioami deals you post and comment on

retro_pie8 m ago

What does Full Android actually mean?

It means it has no added bloatware stock Google source.code

intuder4 m ago

It means it has no added bloatware stock Google source.code

And it has been said that it will receive OS updates for two years. Compare to the RN4 that has been updated to nougat but will probably not get any further android updates

malky391 m ago

And it has been said that it will receive OS updates for two years. …And it has been said that it will receive OS updates for two years. Compare to the RN4 that has been updated to nougat but will probably not get any further android updates

That's irrelevant as Google won't send the update to someone elses device it's still down to the oem although it should be a very simple and quick job..

intuder7 m ago

It means it has no added bloatware stock Google source.code



It also means it works like an Android phone should, having things like the app draw. Some Chinese manufacturers have a nasty habit of getting rid of the app draw in there skins/UI.

Masteryates2 m ago

It also means it works like an Android phone should, having things like …It also means it works like an Android phone should, having things like the app draw. Some Chinese manufacturers have a nasty habit of getting rid of the app draw in there skins/UI.

Why I said "Googles source code" that means all gapps will be available

I had to pay £11 to Royal Mail on the delivery of my M1 A1 this week (ordered about 6 weeks ago, but they were waiting for stock for a while). The GF is having that and I' having the Axon 7 fro this weeks deal

bellboys47 m ago

It's been cheaper in the past but hey ho no time machine here lol. I'm …It's been cheaper in the past but hey ho no time machine here lol. I'm still unconvinced that the 25% reduction in the battery over the RN4 is a good idea TBH. Bizarrely, for someone who posts a lot of Xiaomi mobile deals I still haven't got one as my daily driver as instead of opting for this phone I've gone for the ZTE Axon 7 at 175 quid! A huge lot of phone for that money..

Where did you get the zte for that price? Please

Really pleased with mine, the promise of future Android updates on a phone at this price is a big bonus.

I ordered from Banggood came in about a week from Switzerland although I ordered from the HK warehouse. No custom charges.

This looks to b e a great budget phone - for me the only disappointment is the lack of NFC which means no android pay

Why Xiaomi refuse to add NFC confuses me!!

If you use code BGESM164 at checkout it brings price of the gold down to £159.37

EN1GMA4 h, 58 m ago

I thought you were a xioami/gearbest/banggood rep for the xioami deals you …I thought you were a xioami/gearbest/banggood rep for the xioami deals you post and comment on



HaHa...I wish. I;m a massive fan of ordering direct from China in general and Xiaomi in particular so that's what a lot of my dealsare centred around, for which I make no apologies as my deals seem to be popular.

mad.dog2 h, 42 m ago

This looks to b e a great budget phone - for me the only disappointment is …This looks to b e a great budget phone - for me the only disappointment is the lack of NFC which means no android payWhy Xiaomi refuse to add NFC confuses me!!

Tell me about it. I thought nfc was a gimmick but it's certainly saved me on a few occasions.

dreadzone1014 h, 54 m ago

It's cheaper from various AliExpress …It's cheaper from various AliExpress stores:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32834582898.htmlhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32829349152.htmlhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32831155611.htmlhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32828533777.htmlMany people who ordered from Banggood recently, have got customs charges. There are few who didn't, but I'd be more inclined to order from an AliExpress store instead since Banggood purchases seem to have a high likelihood of getting charged.

Which AE stores are the more reputable ones?

EN1GMA4 m ago

Which AE stores are the more reputable ones?


Any of those are fine.

I wish Xiaomi would adopt NFC and put it in their phones

Not having NFC is a plus point for me. With it it you are just asking to have your bank account emptied by any crook brushing up against you, unless you wear lead underpants?

Anything Xiaomi is quality, they are one of the biggest manufacturers of phones and electrical items You are better buying via Ali express for a few quid extra you get the UK warantee and can get it fixed in the UK if anything goes wrong.

If you always choose the free shipping, slow option you are unlikely to get hit with customs charges. If you use DHL you will.

dreadzone1015 h, 45 m ago

It's cheaper from various AliExpress …It's cheaper from various AliExpress stores:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32834582898.htmlhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32829349152.htmlhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32831155611.htmlhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32828533777.htmlMany people who ordered from Banggood recently, have got customs charges. There are few who didn't, but I'd be more inclined to order from an AliExpress store instead since Banggood purchases seem to have a high likelihood of getting charged.


I got charged £11.23 on Tuesday as Banggood put the wrong details on the customs label, even though I paid charges it's a excellent phone for the cash.

Proveright5 m ago

Not having NFC is a plus point for me. With it it you are just asking to …Not having NFC is a plus point for me. With it it you are just asking to have your bank account emptied by any crook brushing up against you, unless you wear lead underpants? Anything Xiaomi is quality, they are one of the biggest manufacturers of phones and electrical items You are better buying via Ali express for a few quid extra you get the UK warantee and can get it fixed in the UK if anything goes wrong. If you always choose the free shipping, slow option you are unlikely to get hit with customs charges. If you use DHL you will.


Your mobile has to be unlocked for Android Pay to work, so brushing up against someone wont work most likely.

intuder5 h, 59 m ago

That's irrelevant as Google won't send the update to someone elses device …That's irrelevant as Google won't send the update to someone elses device it's still down to the oem although it should be a very simple and quick job..


Are you sure about that?

Previous Android 1 devices were under Google's control regarding software updates.
It's my understanding that Xiaomi was contracted to make the hardware.

EN1GMA1 h, 11 m ago

Which AE stores are the more reputable ones?


All of them have been posted here in the past and have had purchases from hukd members without problems. The last one "Xiaomi Online Store" would be the most well known.

Mitch_s_s34 m ago

I wish Xiaomi would adopt NFC and put it in their phones


Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?
First thing I do to any phone it root it which means I can never use Android Pay NFC or not.

Sprograt21 m ago

I got charged £11.23 on Tuesday as Banggood put the wrong details on the …I got charged £11.23 on Tuesday as Banggood put the wrong details on the customs label, even though I paid charges it's a excellent phone for the cash.


Yeah, that seems to be the case for others< who ordered from them and got charged. Banggood undervalue the item. Almost everyone who mentioned what was written on the customs label said it was marked $22 mp4 player. 20% VAT of $22 = ~£3.50 + RM £8 handling fee. Although one person had $66 written on theirs so got £18 charge.

kudos1uk3 m ago

Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?First thing I do to any phone it root it …Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?First thing I do to any phone it root it which means I can never use Android Pay NFC or not.



which I could do root but alas, I'd end up bricking the phone

dreadzone1014 m ago

Yeah, that seems to be the case for others< who ordered from them and got …Yeah, that seems to be the case for others< who ordered from them and got charged. Banggood undervalue the item. Almost everyone who mentioned what was written on the customs label said it was marked $22 mp4 player. 20% VAT of $22 = ~£3.50 + RM £8 handling fee. Although one person had $66 written on theirs so got £18 charge.


That's exactly what was on my Customs Declaration. I could be something to do with Pound v's Dollar value being virtually the same.

kudos1uk14 m ago

Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?First thing I do to any phone it root it …Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?First thing I do to any phone it root it which means I can never use Android Pay NFC or not.



They don't come rooted.

Proveright42 m ago

Not having NFC is a plus point for me. With it it you are just asking to …Not having NFC is a plus point for me. With it it you are just asking to have your bank account emptied by any crook brushing up against you, unless you wear lead underpants?


Sounds like scaremongering to me - unless you walk around with your phone unlocked all the time in your pocket?

kudos1uk21 m ago

Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?First thing I do to any phone it root it …Dont Xiaomi phones come rooted?First thing I do to any phone it root it which means I can never use Android Pay NFC or not.


Don't think they're rooted, no.

The phones I bought for my kids didn't anyway

couple of questions...

I WAS totally leaning towards going for an Huawei P9,
if I could find a case similar to the Otterbox Defender for it. Believe me, that case type is totally vital for clutz me (who also has arthritic fingers). And been trying to find a seller of it!

Any ideas if I'd be better going for this phone instead?

I'd want updates to the software... as well as needing a case like the one I said above Vital... vital...

Had an iphone 5s til it died a few weeks ago.
moved from ipad to android when the ipad died, and so am not wanting another iphone... but the 5s 4" screen was FAB!! Hate that the phones are all HUGE nowadays... doesn't help folk like me lol
Edited by: "WeeWifie" 27th Oct

I got this the other week from banggood and no custom fees at all and happy so far with phone

Rip off Britain, Angela Rippon showed how a tech guy brushed against a bank card with NFC with his phone which had an app that read the NFC details. With those details he was then able to buy stuff online, especially Amazon, which he bought her a potato opening electronic safe, ( also for sale in another thread on here).

It is my understanding that is similarly possible to get your details off your phone, just as if you are close enough at the supermarke checkout money could inadvertently be taken.

Sprograt1 h, 52 m ago

That's exactly what was on my Customs Declaration. I could be something to …That's exactly what was on my Customs Declaration. I could be something to do with Pound v's Dollar value being virtually the same.


I think it might actually be due to pound vs dollar value fluctuation. Items sent from outside EU< which are above £15 are subject to VAT. $22 would be approx £17 so a charge applied would make sense but it wasn't consistent. Your VAT was £3.23 which would mean £16.15 value. However some people mentioned £12 fee. £4 VAT = £20 value. So maybe the currency rates meant it was below the £15 value threshold for a few people, therefore no charges despite having the same $22 declaration as others who got charged.
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