Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 - 5.99 inch 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 835 (£421.28) @ Banggood
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 - 5.99 inch 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 835 (£421.28) @ Banggood

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Edited by:"insideman"Found 6th Oct
Less than half the cost of an iPhone or Google Pixel 2

I'm waiting for this to drop a little more but if you are after one now this seems to be the cheapest deal.

This phone is a truly global phone with 43 bands...INCLUDING BAND 20 !!!

NOTE: As with this type of seller its coming from China so you maybe stung with import tax -

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Don't forget topcashback 6.3% cashback

Makes this (possible) £421.28 - £26.54 = £394.74

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It might be less than half the price of an iPhone or Pixel, but it's still £400 from a Chinese seller. No thanks, not with their record of after sales service. The first page of their Trustpilot reviews isn't comforting at all.
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It might be less than half the price of an iPhone or Pixel, but it's still £400 from a Chinese seller. No thanks, not with their record of after sales service. The first page of their Trustpilot reviews isn't comforting at all.

Bit risky spending this amount of cash on a phone from China. As far as I'm aware it won't be covered by UK warrenty, so you'll be screwed if it develops a fault, either that or you'll need to pay to ship it back to China at your own expense.

Would you really commit to a £421 spend w/o UK backup via Sale of goods / Consumer credit act etc. May be great but whats your come back.

Not left hot or cold as intrigued to understand the answer

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GlesgaNed2 m ago

Bit risky spending this amount of cash on a phone from China. As far as …Bit risky spending this amount of cash on a phone from China. As far as I'm aware it won't be covered by UK warrenty, so you'll be screwed if it develops a fault, either that or you'll need to pay to ship it back to China at your own expense.


I agree. This deal isn't for everyone.

Xiaomi need to officially sell in UK as I wouldn't want to risk dealing with Gearbest etc

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mann24218 m ago

Would you really commit to a £421 spend w/o UK backup via Sale of goods / …Would you really commit to a £421 spend w/o UK backup via Sale of goods / Consumer credit act etc. May be great but whats your come back.Not left hot or cold as intrigued to understand the answer


Personally, yes. Although this is the limits of what I would spend with a seller of this nature. I am content with Palpals 180 day buyer protection should any problems occur within this period (also postage refund) ...yes you don't have sales of goods ect to back it up but I suppose that's a risk you have to be comfortable with...I rarely have a phone for more than 18 months and from personal experience issues normally manifest early on or much later on (2 years plus). I would put this phone in the same tier as the other recently announced phones from google and apple which are near, if not more than £1,000
Edited by: "insideman" 6th Oct

No way I'd risk over 400 quid on a Chinese seller. Phone looks good though. Cold.

Are folk still posting deals for Chinese sellers - No warranty , no feasible way of returning . I know they come up on Google - but would any sane person really think they are saving money ! Beats me why HUKD allow these posts ? But ,Hey, as long as they get their referral fees the HUKD sheep have to suffer
Edited by: "rogparki" 6th Oct

insideman33 m ago

Personally, yes. Although this is the limits of what I would spend with a …Personally, yes. Although this is the limits of what I would spend with a seller of this nature. I am content with Palpals 180 day buyer protection should any problems occur within this period (also postage refund) ...yes you don't have sales of goods ect to back it up but I suppose that's a risk you have to be comfortable with...I rarely have a phone for more than 18 months and from personal experience issues normally manifest early on or much later on (2 years plus). I would put this phone in the same tier as the other recently announced phones from google and apple which are near, if not more than £1,000



You don't have to read too many posts on here to realise the Paypal buyer protection is worth Jack Squat . Faced with a Paypal claim Chinese sellers say they will accept the return (at your expense ,about £70 insured ) and a "restocking fee " £50 -£100 . So the Paypal guarantee is effectively worth very little (unless the phone is damaged or lost in the post ) . Of course you may have a bargain if it works fine for a couple of years - but would you risk it ? And of course the Credit card protection, oft quoted on here, is useless as you are buying through a third party . Yet HUKD, by not banning these posts , appears to endorse them

I got the zuk z2 for 140 in Feb. Got the phone from bang good. Took a few weeks to turn up but luckily came with out issues. If this phone was under 200-300 it would be a bargain. I think I rather get the pixel 2 for bit more than this just for the warranty
Edited by: "cf15" 6th Oct

I have a note 4. I like it but I think samsung is trying to break it with every upgrade. Would this be worth moving from note 4?

rogparki1 h, 0 m ago

Are folk still posting deals for Chinese sellers - No warranty , no …Are folk still posting deals for Chinese sellers - No warranty , no feasible way of returning . I know they come up on Google - but would any sane person really think they are saving money ! Beats me why HUKD allow these posts ? But ,Hey, as long as they get their referral fees the HUKD sheep have to suffer


Bought three now, about to buy number 4, appreciate the risk but I stack the odds in my favour. Wouldn't spend £400 though, £200ish is my limit, all part of the level of risk I'm prepared to take

I thought non-uk sellers were banned on hot 'UK' deals? (clue is in name!) I've had deals from eu companies removed even though they have customer service offices in UK.

It's always a risk but I think bangood are a good seller most of the problems occur with UK customs I would buy from eglobal myself as you will get it fast and no customs this phone is epic

GlesgaNed3 h, 53 m ago

Bit risky spending this amount of cash on a phone from China. As far as …Bit risky spending this amount of cash on a phone from China. As far as I'm aware it won't be covered by UK warrenty, so you'll be screwed if it develops a fault, either that or you'll need to pay to ship it back to China at your own expense.


You don't even have to deal with the retailer if you don't want to, under section 75 your credit card company are jointly liable

They don't have the last say either, the financial ombudsman would if it came to that.

Never had a problem with Banggood, but I would never spend 400 quid on a phone that is unlikely to get software upgrades.

4Real20161 h, 55 m ago

You don't even have to deal with the retailer if you don't want to, under …You don't even have to deal with the retailer if you don't want to, under section 75 your credit card company are jointly liableThey don't have the last say either, the financial ombudsman would if it came to that.


Not once you pay through paypal as you lose cc protection then because it's an indirect transaction.

Unless numerous sites like moneysavingexp are wrong?

Typing on my mi mix bought from gearbest for 370 ish a week or so before the mix 2 announced, this thing is immense. Was worried about b20 but so far had little trouble getting 4g on 3, battery amazing and the screen ratio is better than the uberhyped iPhone X ... Re gearbest as other thread comments would show so far had nothing but positives, Xiaomi stuff is really good quality and for the price truly immense. Luck of the draw yes as there's always a dodgy one slip through the net now and then regardless of brand, spent over a grand now this year through gearbest (notebook air, mi mix, 3d printer) and won't hesitate on other stuff... Guess if and when I do get stung with a returns issue then I might well think differently! Can buy 3 of these amazing phones for one iPhone X though so that swings the risk v reward for me

Just checked at the old mi mix was release with android 6 and has not even received an update to 7 yet. This phone is released with old android 7 with no current plans to update. I love updates.

When it falls under 350 quid it will be worthwhile, now it is too expensive given that you have no warranty and support.

Banned

5Rivers7912 h, 52 m ago

Xiaomi need to officially sell in UK as I wouldn't want to risk dealing …Xiaomi need to officially sell in UK as I wouldn't want to risk dealing with Gearbest etc

I seriously doubt that prices would be the same as they are now if Xiaomi sold officially in the UK. Look at Honor. When they started selling direct in the UK with the Honor 7 it was a total bargain price. Once they were recognised (rightly) as very decent phones the Honor 8 and 9 were nowhere near as much of a bargain.

Would be the same with Xiaomi. Their launch phone would be a great deal but then you'd be paying market prices.

I wouldn't risk £400 odd on Bangrubbish - absolutely appalling customer service when things go wrong.

I have the Honor 9 - amazing phone for the price + I got it in the UK.

who actually purchased from this seller for this price and why ?

Really want this phone! First time I actually like a phone in a while as tech has slowed down a bit.
Butt I'm like most commenters not comfortable buying a phone from China. The cost is too risky! Heat though. As this deal might help those looking to take the risk.

The original model looked better in my opinion

Is there anything special about this phone apart from the small bezels? Seems a shame they didn't make the screen a bit smaller - bezels are shrinking but they just seem to be making the screens bigger.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 10th Oct

Saw a YouTube review and videos from the front camera looked poor quality
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