Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 64GB (£325) / 128GB (£357) / 256GB (£397) at Joybuy (JD.com)
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 64GB (£325) / 128GB (£357) / 256GB (£397) at Joybuy (JD.com)

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Found 11th Dec 2017Edited by:"elazarenco"
This is my first one, so here goes:

Chinese Version (has English Language), you can flash the Global Rom for more language support and Play Store accessibility (took me 30 mins, nothing too difficult).

Use Xiaomi Tool 4.0 found here: xiaomitool.com/
Within the tool, you can choose the ROM (Global 9.1.2) to be installed, and follow the instructions. USB debugging needs to be enabled on the phone.

The best deal I found for these. Bought myself one on 11.11 and wanted to wait for delivery to post here, just to make sure it's real.

Joybuy is the international version of JD.com (2nd largest Chinese e-commerce platform in China, and is a great company).

The phone is great, received it in under a month (slower due to busy 11.11 period). They use bPost transit, so I ended up not getting charged with customs (similar to certain aspects of GearBest).

Brand: Xiaomi
Type: 4G Phablet
OS: MIUI 8
Service Provider: Unlocked
Language: English, Chinese
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Nano SIM Card

2852030.jpgHardware

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Cores: 2.45GHz,Octa Core
RAM: 6GB
ROM: 64GB
External Memory: Not Supported

2852030.jpgNetwork

Wireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi,3G,4G,A-GPS,Bluetooth,GPS,GSM
Network type: GSM+CDMA+WCDMA+TD-SCDMA+FDD-LTE+TDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
CDMA: CDMA BC0/BC1/BC6/BC10,CDMA EVDO BC0/BC1/BC6/BC10
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B6/B8/B9/B19
TD-SCDMA: TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B13 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B25 / B26 / B27 / B28 / B29 / B30
TDD/TD-LTE: TDD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41

2852030.jpgDisplay

Screen type: Capacitive
Screen size: 5.99 inch
Screen resolution: 2160 x 1080

2852030.jpgCamera

Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back-camera: 12.0MP
Front camera: 5.0MP

2852030.jpgMedia Formats

Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG
Music format: AAC,MP3,WAV
Video format: H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4

2852030.jpgOther Features

I/O Interface: 2 x Nano SIM Slot,Micophone,Speaker,Type-C
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
Sensor: Accelerometer,Ambient Light Sensor,E-Compass,Gravity Sensor,Gyroscope,Hall Sensor,Proximity Sensor
Additional Features: 3G,4G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,E-book,Fingerprint recognition,Fingerprint Unlocking,GPS,MP3,MP4

2852030.jpgBattery

Battery Capacity (mAh): 3340mAh
Battery Type: Non-removable

2852030.jpgPackage Contents

Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Back Case : 1
SIM Needle: 1

2852030.jpgDimensions and Weight

Product size: 15.18 x 7.55 x 0.77 cm / 5.98 x 2.97 x 0.3 inches
Package size: 17.80 x 9.00 x 5.00 cm / 7.01 x 3.54 x 1.97 inches
Product weight: 0.1850 kg
Package weight: 0.6300 kg
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Less than a third of the price of the iPhone X 64GB lol. Can't wait for them to launch here in the UK...


An update on the original Mi Mix, a phone that definitely inspired the likes of Samsung, LG and Apple to up their game (copy?)...
Edited by: "bellboys" 11th Dec 2017
parad1gm1 h, 7 m ago

Anyone own up? interested to know if its any good. Also if this will have …Anyone own up? interested to know if its any good. Also if this will have support for at least 12-18 months with updates etc. Also does vat be charged once it hits uk?


My wife has the 256g version.
It was £500 from Gearbest.
No custtom/VAT was charged (almost guaranteed if you use non-tracked free postage).
It runs MIUI OS (similar to LineageOS [aka CyanoGenMod] ) so no need to rely on Xiaomi for updates.
The phone was only released in September 2017, so no one had it for 12-18 months yet :-)
In my opinion, it's the best phone in the market at the moment and I'll buy myself one too, migrating from a Oneplus 2 mainly because OnePlus is getting ridiculously expensive.
The only competition for this phone is the OnePlus 5T.
The Mi Mix 2 has the front camera and fingerprint reader in different places, so make sure you watch a review or two to make sure you're comfortable with that before buying.
I hope that helps.
Edited by: "refaey" 11th Dec 2017
refaey3 h, 44 m ago

My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was …My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was charged (almost guaranteed if you use non-tracked free postage).It runs MIUI OS (similar to LineageOS [aka CyanoGenMod] ) so no need to rely on Xiaomi for updates.The phone was only released in September 2017, so no one had it for 12-18 months yet :-)In my opinion, it's the best phone in the market at the moment and I'll buy myself one too, migrating from a Oneplus 2 mainly because OnePlus is getting ridiculously expensive.The only competition for this phone is the OnePlus 5T.The Mi Mix 2 has the front camera and fingerprint reader in different places, so make sure you watch a review or two to make sure you're comfortable with that before buying.I hope that helps.


I sure do love having £500 phones sent from China "non-tracked free postage"... To evade taxes too... Wow...

Why would anyone in their right mind buy a phone from China? Why does Hot UK Deals allow deals from such sites to be posted? No one knows...
Edited by: "commenter14" 11th Dec 2017
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If they're reliable.. Then really nice. That's a £100 drop in price on the 128GB
Original Poster
rapid11111117 m ago

If they're reliable.. Then really nice. That's a £100 drop in price on the …If they're reliable.. Then really nice. That's a £100 drop in price on the 128GB


That's the one I got. Customer service is quick to answer (less than 12 hours usually). Was slightly worried while I waited for delivery, but all was fine.
Hot but I would only buy from eu warehouse
Anyone own up? interested to know if its any good. Also if this will have support for at least 12-18 months with updates etc. Also does vat be charged once it hits uk?
Less than a third of the price of the iPhone X 64GB lol. Can't wait for them to launch here in the UK...


An update on the original Mi Mix, a phone that definitely inspired the likes of Samsung, LG and Apple to up their game (copy?)...
Edited by: "bellboys" 11th Dec 2017
parad1gm1 h, 7 m ago

Anyone own up? interested to know if its any good. Also if this will have …Anyone own up? interested to know if its any good. Also if this will have support for at least 12-18 months with updates etc. Also does vat be charged once it hits uk?


My wife has the 256g version.
It was £500 from Gearbest.
No custtom/VAT was charged (almost guaranteed if you use non-tracked free postage).
It runs MIUI OS (similar to LineageOS [aka CyanoGenMod] ) so no need to rely on Xiaomi for updates.
The phone was only released in September 2017, so no one had it for 12-18 months yet :-)
In my opinion, it's the best phone in the market at the moment and I'll buy myself one too, migrating from a Oneplus 2 mainly because OnePlus is getting ridiculously expensive.
The only competition for this phone is the OnePlus 5T.
The Mi Mix 2 has the front camera and fingerprint reader in different places, so make sure you watch a review or two to make sure you're comfortable with that before buying.
I hope that helps.
Edited by: "refaey" 11th Dec 2017
refaey8 m ago

My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was …My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was charged (almost guaranteed if you use non-tracked free postage).It runs MIUI OS (similar to LineageOS [aka CyanoGenMod] ) so no need to rely on Xiaomi for updates.The phone was only released in September 2017, so no one had it for 12-18 months yet :-)In my opinion, it's the best phone in the market at the moment and I'll buy myself one too, migrating from a Oneplus 2 mainly because OnePlus is getting ridiculously expensive.The only competition for this phone is the OnePlus 5T.The Mi Mix 2 has the front camera and fingerprint reader in different places, so make sure you watch a review or two to make sure you're comfortable with that before buying.I hope that helps.



Thanks

I meant as company if they update their phones regular. but sine it uses MIUI OS I gues that good. I also have one plus 2 and looking for something else and only thing I am concerned is the battery on Mi Mix 2

I might wait till after xmas incase some sales ;-)
refaey22 m ago

My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was …My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was charged (almost guaranteed if you use non-tracked free postage).It runs MIUI OS (similar to LineageOS [aka CyanoGenMod] ) so no need to rely on Xiaomi for updates.The phone was only released in September 2017, so no one had it for 12-18 months yet :-)In my opinion, it's the best phone in the market at the moment and I'll buy myself one too, migrating from a Oneplus 2 mainly because OnePlus is getting ridiculously expensive.The only competition for this phone is the OnePlus 5T.The Mi Mix 2 has the front camera and fingerprint reader in different places, so make sure you watch a review or two to make sure you're comfortable with that before buying.I hope that helps.


You are still reliant on Xiaomi for updates.
IMHO don't recommend, after using for a while you will start having issues such as enormous battery drain, os lags and many other.
I won't buy from China again.

This is from lightinthebox.com

Second time bought phone and not delivered. Had to open PayPal case.

Dear Customer, Thank you for shopping at lightinthebox.com. Your order xxxxxxxxxx was shipped via HKDHL-4PX with tracking number xxxxxxxxx. HKDHL-4PX has informed us that provided shipping address is undeliverable. In this case, we would like to provide 2 solutions for your consideration: 1. You can go to HKDHL-4PX local branch office to pick up the parcel and accept 10% of the order price refund as Rewards. 2. You can cancel the delivery and ask for a full refund. Please kindly consider the options and tell us your decision as soon as possible. Also, if you do not claim the package by 2017-12-11, it will be destroyed and we will be unable to provide a refund to you at that time. Additionally, we have learned that you are charged a tax fee for this package. Please understand that package recipients are responsible for any customs duties. The good news is you paid for the Insurance for Duty & Tax on this order. We'll FULLY refund the tax fee to you later, but we need your help to pay the tax to receive the order first. So please contact your local branch of HKDHL-4PX and pay the tax fee first. After you have claimed the package, please reply to us with a photo of the invoice. Upon receipt, we will proceed to process
a refund immediately. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. We thank you for your understanding in this matter. Sincerely, CustomerService lightinthebox.com

Year ago ordered from gearbest and the package was lost in transit.

Possible it's not the case with this deal but would not recommend buying from China. UK costumer services are world class in my opinion.
Edited by: "Pedrostan" 11th Dec 2017
BiggAlone37 m ago

IMHO don't recommend, after using for a while you will start having issues …IMHO don't recommend, after using for a while you will start having issues such as enormous battery drain, os lags and many other.


hiya, thanks for the feedback?
Is this from personal experience? or its a known recognised issue or defect highlighted on the product?
If so, I cannot find anything online, could you provide your source?

thanks
Its a good deal but keep in mind this will probably drop more when mi7 comes out next month
I had a Xiaomi Mi Max for about 6 months - was a great phone, possibly the best phone i have owned however the battery died after only 6 months of use, it orignally would last 2 days but i ended up needing to almost leave it on charge constintly to get any use out of it. Not sure if i was unlucky or that's what you get with these cheaper builds? interested to see other peoples experiences?
refaey3 h, 44 m ago

My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was …My wife has the 256g version.It was £500 from Gearbest.No custtom/VAT was charged (almost guaranteed if you use non-tracked free postage).It runs MIUI OS (similar to LineageOS [aka CyanoGenMod] ) so no need to rely on Xiaomi for updates.The phone was only released in September 2017, so no one had it for 12-18 months yet :-)In my opinion, it's the best phone in the market at the moment and I'll buy myself one too, migrating from a Oneplus 2 mainly because OnePlus is getting ridiculously expensive.The only competition for this phone is the OnePlus 5T.The Mi Mix 2 has the front camera and fingerprint reader in different places, so make sure you watch a review or two to make sure you're comfortable with that before buying.I hope that helps.


I sure do love having £500 phones sent from China "non-tracked free postage"... To evade taxes too... Wow...

Why would anyone in their right mind buy a phone from China? Why does Hot UK Deals allow deals from such sites to be posted? No one knows...
Edited by: "commenter14" 11th Dec 2017
I have had my Xiaomi Note 3 Pro for over a year now. Love, love, love it. Although it was as cheap as chips, the build quality is excellent. Its not band whatever it is that everyone goes on about, but Ive never had an issue. Infact, because I dont have broadband at home, I connect my Amazon Fire Stick to the hotspot on it and quite happily sit and watch a movie that way. I replaced the battery myself over the summer, just to keep it fresh and I get all day heavy use out of it. If youre buying anything from abroad, make sure that you're covered in some way in case the item is lost. But I wouldnt hesitate recommending a Xiaomi if you're looking for a value for money phone. I find the techie peoples' comments really helpful.
Edited by: "Moitie_Moitie" 11th Dec 2017
I had Xiaomi mi5 for nearly two years. The build quality was good and it has good specs for a price. A downside was not accurate gps, only partially working optical image stabilisation (2 axes only), and a lot of other little bugs all over MIUI8 os.
I've got Essential PH-1 smartphone now with pure Android and it's real quality stuff with 3 years software support and upgrades.
Edited by: "Aquaslim" 11th Dec 2017
Salstech54 m ago

Its a good deal but keep in mind this will probably drop more when mi7 …Its a good deal but keep in mind this will probably drop more when mi7 comes out next month


Mi 7 won't be out next month, my money would be on an April launch, like Mi5 and MI6.
I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great value for the spec. I've had a Redmi Note 4 for a little over 6 months now and the micro USB charging port recently became faulty.

Whilst this wasn't a massive issue as I sourced a replacement circuit board off Ali Express for next to nothing and replaced it myself with relative ease it does make me question the quality of their phones especially when you are looking to spend £300 - £400 with absolutely zero warranty if something does go wrong with it!
James_Knight1 h, 27 m ago

I had a Xiaomi Mi Max for about 6 months - was a great phone, possibly the …I had a Xiaomi Mi Max for about 6 months - was a great phone, possibly the best phone i have owned however the battery died after only 6 months of use, it orignally would last 2 days but i ended up needing to almost leave it on charge constintly to get any use out of it. Not sure if i was unlucky or that's what you get with these cheaper builds? interested to see other peoples experiences?



Recently dropped my Mi Max 1 and broke the screen so in the market for a replacement. Had it for close to 17 months and no real complaints on battery life, although it did die when close to around 5% in recent months instead of down to 2% when new. Well used daily for sat nav and internet. Very occasional freeze but I did max out the apps. Didn't realise they released a Mi Max 2 which is probably the one I'll go for. Not keen on a ceramic body on the Mi Mix for when it inevitably falls.
shindyroo23 m ago

I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great …I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great value for the spec. I've had a Redmi Note 4 for a little over 6 months now and the micro USB charging port recently became faulty.Whilst this wasn't a massive issue as I sourced a replacement circuit board off Ali Express for next to nothing and replaced it myself with relative ease it does make me question the quality of their phones especially when you are looking to spend £300 - £400 with absolutely zero warranty if something does go wrong with it!


Recently ordered two Redmi Note 4's
shindyroo29 m ago

I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great …I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great value for the spec. I've had a Redmi Note 4 for a little over 6 months now and the micro USB charging port recently became faulty.Whilst this wasn't a massive issue as I sourced a replacement circuit board off Ali Express for next to nothing and replaced it myself with relative ease it does make me question the quality of their phones especially when you are looking to spend £300 - £400 with absolutely zero warranty if something does go wrong with it!


I've had the exact same issue with my redmi note 4 which I bought for my mum. I had to order the port from Ebay and this problem seems to happen every 3 months....

The thing is she uses her phone alot for work and this experience with her redmi has put her off alot of chinese branded phones.
I own Xiaomi Mi Mix 256GB with the gold rings at the back. I can’t express how great that phone is! I use it as a second phone / travel device and it is amazing. On a normal daily use it lasts me 3 days at least! Compared to a day on my iPhone 7, which i thought was decent before. Screen on the Mi Mix is amazing and the phone is extremely fast. I did read somewhere that Mi Mix 2 is not as good (the one in this deal) but who knows.
shindyroo1 h, 16 m ago

I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great …I'd be wary of buying a Xiaomi phone, don't get me wrong they are great value for the spec. I've had a Redmi Note 4 for a little over 6 months now and the micro USB charging port recently became faulty.Whilst this wasn't a massive issue as I sourced a replacement circuit board off Ali Express for next to nothing and replaced it myself with relative ease it does make me question the quality of their phones especially when you are looking to spend £300 - £400 with absolutely zero warranty if something does go wrong with it!




I picked up this a couple of months ago. If anything untoward went wrong, I'd claim on the mobile insurance anyway.. If the charging port broke, I'd say it doesn't turn on. It's not incorrect and they'd have to fix it or replace.
DarrylJohn6 m ago

I picked up this a couple of months ago. If anything untoward went wrong, …I picked up this a couple of months ago. If anything untoward went wrong, I'd claim on the mobile insurance anyway.. If the charging port broke, I'd say it doesn't turn on. It's not incorrect and they'd have to fix it or replace.


Your mobile insurance isn't gonna cover phones that are shipped from China.
commenter142 m ago

Your mobile insurance isn't gonna cover phones that are shipped from China.


When I phoned up to add it, they noted it down as "ANDROID" rather than Xiaomi as that wasn't in the list, told me It's covered
Banned
excellent feature!
Will android pay work on this ? Does it have modified ROM ?
Ash26511 m ago

Will android pay work on this ? Does it have modified ROM ?


Works on my Mi5, so I see no reason why it wouldn't.
Original Poster
Global rom supports Android Pay, has worked fine for me
Ash26521 m ago

Will android pay work on this ? Does it have modified ROM ?

I just bought the a1 for £170 hmm didi make the right desicion
Does this play Nteflix and Amazon in HD?
badboyofrock3 h, 11 m ago

Mi 7 won't be out next month, my money would be on an April launch, like …Mi 7 won't be out next month, my money would be on an April launch, like Mi5 and MI6.


They said it will be released before samsung s9, samsung s9 will be released February, so mi9 should be released january
rapid1111119 h, 36 m ago

If they're reliable.. Then really nice. That's a £100 drop in price on the …If they're reliable.. Then really nice. That's a £100 drop in price on the 128GB


This company is the Amazon-like online retailer in China. Absolutely legit.
oliverkennedy1038 m ago

I just bought the a1 for £170 hmm didi make the right desicion


For almost half the price? Yes!
Salstech26 m ago

They said it will be released before samsung s9, samsung s9 will be …They said it will be released before samsung s9, samsung s9 will be released February, so mi9 should be released january


Galaxy S8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 were all released at the end of March or early April, so I'd doubt a Feb release for S9. Even so, I still wouldn't hold your breath for a Mi7 in January. My money is still on April.
badboyofrock1 h, 32 m ago

Works on my Mi5, so I see no reason why it wouldn't.


Didn't work on my Mi5s, it said your ROM is customised and won't work android pay.
Ash2657 m ago

Didn't work on my Mi5s, it said your ROM is customised and won't work …Didn't work on my Mi5s, it said your ROM is customised and won't work android pay.


You might have had a vendor rom. Never had a problem on my Mi5.
Humm, you must be right, how to spot a difference? Of course before buying it. Thanks.
Ash26544 m ago

Humm, you must be right, how to spot a difference? Of course before buying …Humm, you must be right, how to spot a difference? Of course before buying it. Thanks.


Before buying, you wouldn't know. When you have the phone, you can check the Miui version number against the latest version for your phone on the Miui website. I usually download and flash the latest global ROM as soon as I get the device, just to be sure. It could also have been a China ROM, which I believe don't allow you to use android pay. Again, download and flash the latest GLOBAL ROM for your device
Dealing with a China based company..no no
Too much hassle
I need a nice and relaxing life
Edited by: "andreasuk" 12th Dec 2017
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