Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB Global Version Black £180.23 @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB Global Version Black £180.23 @ Gearbest

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Found 30th Sep 2017
Main Features:
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 4G Phablet 6.44 inch Android 7.0 Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 12.0MP Rear Camera Fingerprint Scanner WiFi Direct
Display: 6.44 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixel IPS Screen
CPU: Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU: Adreno 506 650MHz
System: Android 7.0
RAM + ROM:‌ 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 12.0MP back camera
Sensor: Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. Micro SIM + Nano SIM
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Bluetooth:‌ 4.2
Network:
2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8 CDMA BC0 / CDMA EVDO BC0
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8 TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41
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lhwjud3 h, 19 m ago

Xiaomi never market these phones as "Global" - those online vendor …Xiaomi never market these phones as "Global" - those online vendor did.These phones were not designed or meant to sold to the UK market. Why would they include B20 which is only used by very few carriers in countries they never intend to sell the phone?


"Global Version" is Xiaomi marketing. They have a red sticker on the corner of the box which is beneath the cellophane of a factory sealed unit, so it's not something vendors have marketed themselves:
32141695-d1mrX.jpgThe Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4X all have "Global Version" which include B20. If you check the Singapore<, Malaysia< and Indonesia< Mi sites for those 3 phones, they all show B20 in the specifications. Recently Singapore Mi site added the latest Redmi Note 5A< which again shows B20 and lately vendors started listing Redmi Note 5A Global Version< with B20 and red "Global Version" sticker hence it's commonly thought that "Global Version" = B20 support.

The Mi Max 2 and Mi 6 also appear to have a "Global Version" with the red sticker:
32141695-oqS0g.jpgThey're also on Malaysia and Singapore Mi sites but the specifications do not show B20. However, they seem to be the only "Global Version" phones without B20.

Currently all "Global Version" Redmi series phones include B20 and so does the Mi A1.
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Edited by: "dreadzone101" 1st Oct 2017
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Seems like the best price for this so far. I know someone who'd love to get her hands on one, but the lack of B20 & middling cameras may be off-putting.
Original Poster
Crossbow8 m ago

Seems like the best price for this so far. I know someone who'd love to …Seems like the best price for this so far. I know someone who'd love to get her hands on one, but the lack of B20 & middling cameras may be off-putting.


Yes it does was planning on getting the Mi mix 2 but the 'poor' battery compared to the original mix and to this put me off, as I was looking for a good phone with a big battery to last in between charges, this seems to fit the bill perfectly.
The gold one is available in the same place for £175.04 (found on the Gearbest app) *EDIT* sorry that's for the international version.
Edited by: "Traindriver2000" 30th Sep 2017
at first i thought is mi mix 2
There are 4 options for postage. I know I'll cop the import duty of I go with DHL but d'ya reckon it'll be okay with the free registered post ?
Edited by: "Traindriver2000" 30th Sep 2017
Crossbow1 h, 47 m ago

Seems like the best price for this so far. I know someone who'd love to …Seems like the best price for this so far. I know someone who'd love to get her hands on one, but the lack of B20 & middling cameras may be off-putting.

Dramatically improve photos by using the ported Pixel camera apk from xda-developers.com/goo…ed/
Edited by: "dealmeup" 30th Sep 2017
Traindriver200034 m ago

There are 4 options for postage. I know I'll cop the import duty of I go …There are 4 options for postage. I know I'll cop the import duty of I go with DHL but d'ya reckon it'll be okay with the free registered post ?


Always go free. You'd be really unlucky to be charged, but there's no guarantee.
dealmeup1 h, 14 m ago

Dramatically improve photos by using the ported Pixel camera apk from …Dramatically improve photos by using the ported Pixel camera apk from https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-hdr-ported/


Good to know, but apparently only for Sd 820/821, 835 & above devices. This one has a Sd625.
In the market for a new phone but think this may be too big (upgrading from S6) 🤔

Looks a good deal and cracking phone though.
tank8631 m ago

In the market for a new phone but think this may be too big (upgrading …In the market for a new phone but think this may be too big (upgrading from S6) 🤔Looks a good deal and cracking phone though.


If you like your S6 camera (assuming it's a Samsung Galaxy) & the quality of the photos/videos it takes, then this would've been a disappointment. As for physical handset sizes, you can compare them here: phonearena.com/pho…541
Do any of the chi-phones have decent cameras?
dealmeup3 h, 56 m ago

Dramatically improve photos by using the ported Pixel camera apk from …Dramatically improve photos by using the ported Pixel camera apk from https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-hdr-ported/


Doesn't work with my mi 5s with 821
Traindriver20004 h, 35 m ago

There are 4 options for postage. I know I'll cop the import duty of I go …There are 4 options for postage. I know I'll cop the import duty of I go with DHL but d'ya reckon it'll be okay with the free registered post ?


I this week had phone from gearbest standard post. The package was marked mp3 player $30 dollars and paid £4 customs and £7 handling charge. The phone inside the package was £130 . .
This or mi A1?
Bought one of these around 8 weeks ago and wow the battery is phenomenal 😁 I am running 2 sims one on Tesco and the other on o2 with no problems I have had 2 updates in this time too, rather confused with the band 20 as when I am in town I get 4G shown on screen and the download speed is good but only around 80% of what my wife’s nexus 5x gets. Overall very happy with it but it’s very big and the cameras are very bad in low light.
You'd expect the global version to come with all the 4g bands, wouldn't you? These Chinese phones are a minefield
HereKittyKitty28 m ago

You'd expect the global version to come with all the 4g bands, wouldn't …You'd expect the global version to come with all the 4g bands, wouldn't you? These Chinese phones are a minefield


Xiaomi never market these phones as "Global" - those online vendor did.

These phones were not designed or meant to sold to the UK market. Why would they include B20 which is only used by very few carriers in countries they never intend to sell the phone?
lhwjud3 h, 19 m ago

Xiaomi never market these phones as "Global" - those online vendor …Xiaomi never market these phones as "Global" - those online vendor did.These phones were not designed or meant to sold to the UK market. Why would they include B20 which is only used by very few carriers in countries they never intend to sell the phone?


"Global Version" is Xiaomi marketing. They have a red sticker on the corner of the box which is beneath the cellophane of a factory sealed unit, so it's not something vendors have marketed themselves:
32141695-d1mrX.jpgThe Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4X all have "Global Version" which include B20. If you check the Singapore<, Malaysia< and Indonesia< Mi sites for those 3 phones, they all show B20 in the specifications. Recently Singapore Mi site added the latest Redmi Note 5A< which again shows B20 and lately vendors started listing Redmi Note 5A Global Version< with B20 and red "Global Version" sticker hence it's commonly thought that "Global Version" = B20 support.

The Mi Max 2 and Mi 6 also appear to have a "Global Version" with the red sticker:
32141695-oqS0g.jpgThey're also on Malaysia and Singapore Mi sites but the specifications do not show B20. However, they seem to be the only "Global Version" phones without B20.

Currently all "Global Version" Redmi series phones include B20 and so does the Mi A1.
32141695-oVqQB.jpg
Edited by: "dreadzone101" 1st Oct 2017
Crossbow16 h, 59 m ago

Good to know, but apparently only for Sd 820/821, 835 & above devices. …Good to know, but apparently only for Sd 820/821, 835 & above devices. This one has a Sd625.

I have one. Flashed Lineage and the Pixel camera. Works perfectly well.

Did the same for my wife’s Mi Mix (original) with the SD821 and it works fine there too.

Both cameras produce way better photos thanks to the Google software magic.
Edited by: "dealmeup" 1st Oct 2017
Cold, Gearbest never have items in stock!
dealmeup4 h, 11 m ago

I have one. Flashed Lineage...


Good for you'll, but that's where I need to stop short unfortunately. Any flashing of a third-party rom requires bootloader unlocking, custom recovery, etc, which stops banking apps from working - especially difficult to impossible to get Barclays banking app working fine, which she needs.
Good Price vs. Spec - and the battery life looks awesome. Heat, thanks!
Personally, I won't buy a new phone without band 20 support. UK and many other countries (even China) is going to shut down 2G band and relocated them for 4G.
ro88833 m ago

Personally, I won't buy a new phone without band 20 support. UK and many …Personally, I won't buy a new phone without band 20 support. UK and many other countries (even China) is going to shut down 2G band and relocated them for 4G.



What difference will that make?
seinman4 m ago

What difference will that make?


In a few years, you will find phones with no band 20 support losing singal.
ro8883 m ago

In a few years, you will find phones with no band 20 support losing singal.


I just don't see how that relates to re-farming 2G (900&1800MHz) for 4G. Sorry, confused
Edited by: "seinman" 1st Oct 2017
good phone great multimedia device great for youtube movies instagram web browsing camera is ok battery really good id get it off eglobal comes faster no customs to pay also the black one comes as global only problem with the phone is it’s a bit big i got a nilkin case for mine off banggood for around a fiver came fast plus it came with screen protector the nilkin case really good quality
tranceazure1st Oct

good phone great multimedia device great for youtube movies instagram web …good phone great multimedia device great for youtube movies instagram web browsing camera is ok battery really good id get it off eglobal comes faster no customs to pay also the black one comes as global only problem with the phone is it’s a bit big i got a nilkin case for mine off banggood for around a fiver came fast plus it came with screen protector the nilkin case really good quality




Is it shipped from within the U.K? (thanks)
don’t think so but it comes by drop ship ment within four working days once shipped and no custom charge the eglobal one says it has chinese version but it’s not it’s global
crx1630th Sep

This or mi A1?


This for battery and big screen. Mi A1 for camera and pure android.

I'm waiting for the Mi A1 to drop in price.
Crossbow1st Oct

Good for you'll, but that's where I need to stop short unfortunately. Any …Good for you'll, but that's where I need to stop short unfortunately. Any flashing of a third-party rom requires bootloader unlocking, custom recovery, etc, which stops banking apps from working - especially difficult to impossible to get Barclays banking app working fine, which she needs.


Hi , I am fairly sure you don't need root to install custom roms , including lineage but you would need an unlocked boot loader and custom recovery ,as you say . In theory it should work with apps from play store , as should Android pay . But it sounds a bit of a palaver
I've been using it for a couple of months as a second mobile. Fantastic phone with a great screen and outstanding battery life but size and weight means it is not for the faint-hearted.
Original Poster
Anyone received their phone yet?
aqs12311th Oct

Anyone received their phone yet?



Nope, nothing for me yet. In fact, it took about a week before I got a 'shipped' notification - but i'm happy to wait. I'm thinking another two weeks at a guess, hopefully less.
In case you are wondering, mine arrived last Thursday - so around three weeks in total. No duty or tax to pay - package said mobile phone @ $10 on the declaration. Nice.
tranceazure2nd Oct

The eglobal one says it has chinese version but it’s not it’s global


Hi tranceazure. Would you mind clarifying that please? Thanks!
mine came sealed with global on box from there
Rebel_19801 h, 38 m ago

Hi tranceazure. Would you mind clarifying that please? Thanks!


In an earlier message they said "the black one comes as global only". If you look at China Mi Site, their Mi Max 2< is white/gold only but if you look at any other region's Mi site that has Mi Max 2 such as India and Singapore, they're all in black only. Xiaomi phones for markets outside of China will have Global ROM which has Google Play. However, eGlobal's black Mi Max 2< listing says it's Chinese version without Google Play which can't be the case. It looks to be copied over from their white/gold listing which is China version. Other sites and AliExpress stores that sell the black Mi Max 2 all list them as "Global Version" (sealed with Global ROM pre-installed) but as mentioned in earlier comment, they don't have B20.
dreadzone10111 h, 50 m ago

In an earlier message they said "the black one comes as global only". If …In an earlier message they said "the black one comes as global only". If you look at China Mi Site, their Mi Max 2< is white/gold only but if you look at any other region's Mi site that has Mi Max 2 such as India and Singapore, they're all in black only. Xiaomi phones for markets outside of China will have Global ROM which has Google Play. However, eGlobal's black Mi Max 2< listing says it's Chinese version without Google Play which can't be the case. It looks to be copied over from their white/gold listing which is China version. Other sites and AliExpress stores that sell the black Mi Max 2 all list them as "Global Version" (sealed with Global ROM pre-installed) but as mentioned in earlier comment, they don't have B20.


Thanks dreadzone - yes, I see that none of the Mi Max 2 have B20, but some HUKD posters have said they're getting 4G alright here, I suppose it depends on who you're with though.
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