Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Global Bands 5.99 inch 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 835 Octa core 4G Smartphone £435.97 with code @ Banggood
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Global Bands 5.99 inch 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 835 Octa core 4G Smartphone £435.97 with code @ Banggood

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Found 19th Sep 2017
18:9 screen, 5.99" Full screen display
12% reduced chin size
Hidden speaker & proximity sensor
Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
Sony IMX386 sensor, 1.25μm large pixels
4-axis optical image stabilization
Four-sided curved ceramic body
7-series aluminum alloy frame
Global LTE support, 6 modes 43 bands

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My next phone
Stealing Sam's glory.
Warranty?
Bargin! I like a reduced chin size....
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saucymonk8 m ago

Bargin! I like a reduced chin size....


The best kind of chin size, in my opinion.
If this is stopped by customs (likely these days tbh) then:

VAT = £87

And the delivery company will also charge a fee for clearing this on top (be between £8-£13 usually).

So price is realistically £535.87.

Still cheap for the specs. But then no (realistic) warranty and no idea of build quality etc...
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CaptainSocks10 m ago

If this is stopped by customs (likely these days tbh) then:VAT = £87And …If this is stopped by customs (likely these days tbh) then:VAT = £87And the delivery company will also charge a fee for clearing this on top (be between £8-£13 usually).So price is realistically £535.87.Still cheap for the specs. But then no (realistic) warranty and no idea of build quality etc...


Unlikely, in my experience and the experience of lots of others. According to the gov.uk website, it would be nowhere near your estimate.

gov.uk/goo…uty
badboyofrock17 m ago

Unlikely, in my experience and the experience of lots of others. According …Unlikely, in my experience and the experience of lots of others. According to the gov.uk website, it would be nowhere near your estimate.https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty

I don't get how you think that government link says it will be less. The link says VAT and Duty will be payable. VAT is 20%.
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Lowtrawler6 m ago

I don't get how you think that government link says it will be less. The …I don't get how you think that government link says it will be less. The link says VAT and Duty will be payable. VAT is 20%.


Again, from experience. The only time I've been charged was for a tablet that was approx £175. 2.5% plus the fee that you correctly state DHL will charge, is roughly equal to the £16 fee I incurred.
I thought Xiaomi were s'posed to be cheap Chinese phones showing up the likes of Samsung and Apple...seems the price is creeping up to join them
Hmmm it looks like a cracking phone, Band 20 as well meaning it supports 02/ GiffGaff 4G.
Tempting.
Lowtrawler46 m ago

I don't get how you think that government link says it will be less. The …I don't get how you think that government link says it will be less. The link says VAT and Duty will be payable. VAT is 20%.


Yep. Sounds like he's bang out of date or just got lucky.

This past couple of years absolutely everything I've imported from outside the EU has had 20% VAT applied. And that's a lot of stuff!

Looking forward to (eventually) paying VAT on goods imported from the EU soon and all!
Edited by: "CaptainSocks" 19th Sep 2017
Krinkle27 m ago

I thought Xiaomi were s'posed to be cheap Chinese phones showing up the …I thought Xiaomi were s'posed to be cheap Chinese phones showing up the likes of Samsung and Apple...seems the price is creeping up to join them


To be fair, a lot of these price increases aren't anything to do with the companies themselves.

The pound is in the toilet. Exchange rate has been pap since... well... you know.
badboyofrock39 m ago

Again, from experience. The only time I've been charged was for a tablet …Again, from experience. The only time I've been charged was for a tablet that was approx £175. 2.5% plus the fee that you correctly state DHL will charge, is roughly equal to the £16 fee I incurred.


You got lucky, 2.5% is the charge for gifts over £135, the limit for goods over £135 is set by the type of goods being imported.

The total value of everything including import duty is added together and then charged VAT.
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4Real20168 m ago

You got lucky, 2.5% is the charge for gifts over £135, the limit for goods …You got lucky, 2.5% is the charge for gifts over £135, the limit for goods over £135 is set by the type of goods being imported. The total value of everything including import duty is added together and then charged VAT.


I guess I was lucky then. I recall the value being correct, but it could have been marked as a gift. It's a while ago to be honest.
If only it had a headphone jack, I'd have one.
Way to expensive for a phone that basically comes with no warranty,.
CaptainSocks50 m ago

Yep. Sounds like he's bang out of date or just got lucky. This past couple …Yep. Sounds like he's bang out of date or just got lucky. This past couple of years absolutely everything I've imported from outside the EU has had 20% VAT applied. And that's a lot of stuff!Looking forward to (eventually) paying VAT on goods imported from the EU soon and all!

What delivery method have you been using on the imports?
Edited by: "Junaid26" 19th Sep 2017
Krinkle1 h, 19 m ago

I thought Xiaomi were s'posed to be cheap Chinese phones showing up the …I thought Xiaomi were s'posed to be cheap Chinese phones showing up the likes of Samsung and Apple...seems the price is creeping up to join them


You are paying for the quality of the product. That can't be done at a fraction of the price.

They are cheaper and high quality just not "very cheap"
Junaid264 m ago

What delivery method have you been using on the imports?


The wrong one clearly.

I imported a mi mix three months ago, just used standard mail, got it in less than 3 weeks, no import duty paid.
Buckyball9 m ago

Way to expensive for a phone that basically comes with no warranty,.


No UK warranty but it still has a warranty. Also if you pay by credit card your credit card company become liable for the UK warranty.

Also most phones get dropped rather than go faulty themselves and no UK warranty covers that anyway.
Better than S8?
danflorin38 m ago

Better than S8?


Better is subjective. Comparable, yes.

Its up to an individual as to what features appeal most and at what price.
Edited by: "pgilc1" 19th Sep 2017
pgilc123 m ago

You are paying for the quality of the product. That can't be done at a …You are paying for the quality of the product. That can't be done at a fraction of the price.They are cheaper and high quality just not "very cheap"


Xiaomi used to be better value. A few years ago they were doing well but recently their share of the market in China has dropped significantly. They have definitely become more expensive lately but quality has stayed about they same.

This is a nice phone but not that much better than the £180 bezel-less elephone S8 and that one has a beautiful quad HD display and a much bigger battery.
CaptainSocks1 h, 18 m ago

To be fair, a lot of these price increases aren't anything to do with the …To be fair, a lot of these price increases aren't anything to do with the companies themselves.The pound is in the toilet. Exchange rate has been pap since... well... you know.


Yes, I know. Exchange rate has been terrible since the financial crisis ten years ago.
What will happen if something goes wrong with the phone?
dz110 m ago

Xiaomi used to be better value. A few years ago they were doing well but …Xiaomi used to be better value. A few years ago they were doing well but recently their share of the market in China has dropped significantly. They have definitely become more expensive lately but quality has stayed about they same. This is a nice phone but not that much better than the £180 bezel-less elephone S8 and that one has a beautiful quad HD display and a much bigger battery.


The Mi Mix was a cut above anything else i've seen by Xiaomi in terms of quality and spec. Its a real flagship phone for them rather than a cheap clone of something else that was mid range to begin with.

I suspect the Mi Mix 2 is of the same vein - premium products mean premium costs too. Not helped of course by a weak pound

Its like Hyundai and KIA. Cheap as chips cars when its an average car with an average build quality. Once they started building good cars to a good quality then suddenly their prices are much closer to the class leaders.
Junaid2637 m ago

What delivery method have you been using on the imports?


Tried them all now tbh.

You're not getting anything with a battery through customs in the UK from outside the EU without paying VAT on it these days regardless of delivery method.

If it's coming from inside the EU you're obviously all good (for now).
humadoon3 m ago

What will happen if something goes wrong with the phone?


In my experience of buying from overseas - paperweight.

This is a decent Chinese brand though.
humadoon5 m ago

What will happen if something goes wrong with the phone?


Assuming its not been dropped and its an actual fault then if you bought it with a credit card, then your credit card company provide the warranty, if you bought via Paypal you will have some assistance from them but ultimately you arrange to return it to china, they repair or replace, and they send it back.

There are many guides online on how to do this safely and effectively, and trackable.

Its not risk free and its a lot more hassle than just returning it to your o2 shop or wherever locally.
dz111 m ago

Yes, I know. Exchange rate has been terrible since the financial crisis …Yes, I know. Exchange rate has been terrible since the financial crisis ten years ago.


We've literally just crept back to the lowest point we hit in 2008.

I was getting 1.55 to 1.6 dollars to the pound right up until Wrexit.
CaptainSocks4 m ago

Tried them all now tbh.You're not getting anything with a battery through …Tried them all now tbh.You're not getting anything with a battery through customs in the UK from outside the EU without paying VAT on it these days regardless of delivery method.If it's coming from inside the EU you're obviously all good (for now).



Thats not my recent experience. Brought a Mi Mix in via banggood. No issues at all and no duty payable.
CaptainSocks4 m ago

In my experience of buying from overseas - paperweight.This is a decent …In my experience of buying from overseas - paperweight.This is a decent Chinese brand though.



humadoon7 m ago

What will happen if something goes wrong with the phone?


As mentioned above. It'll be an expensive paperweight. Importing is great and there are terrific savings to be made, but it's a gamble. I've yet to hear of anyone who had a satisfactory return. "Yous pays your money, yous takes your chances"
I got my Mi Max from Banggood in December for not much more than £120, how has the price of the new version more than doubled?

Hopefully the price will drop over time, no need to change phones any time soon
no headphone jack - cold
rdecoratorUK5 m ago

no headphone jack - cold


So you're voting on the function of the phone, not the deal itself??
dunc3608 m ago

I got my Mi Max from Banggood in December for not much more than £120, how …I got my Mi Max from Banggood in December for not much more than £120, how has the price of the new version more than doubled?Hopefully the price will drop over time, no need to change phones any time soon


Because this is a Mi Mix 2, not a Mi MAX 2

Wholly different phone range.
Out of interest credit cards give more protection if any issues that I understand but wondered if pay via credit card via PayPal is that weakening my legal rights?
CaptainSocks3 h, 11 m ago

If this is stopped by customs (likely these days tbh) then:VAT = £87And …If this is stopped by customs (likely these days tbh) then:VAT = £87And the delivery company will also charge a fee for clearing this on top (be between £8-£13 usually).So price is realistically £535.87.Still cheap for the specs. But then no (realistic) warranty and no idea of build quality etc...


That's only true if they declare the true value of the phone on the packaging. I have never seen that happen. In my experience it's declared something low like $50 gift.
Customs fees would be worth it for this badboy

Would need to have confidence in any warranty they provide though
Edited by: "Eez1" 19th Sep 2017
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