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Xiaomi Mi5 Global Edition 32GB ROM/3GB RAM 4G LTE 5.15" Full HD Screen. £179.66 @ Geekbuying
Xiaomi Mi5 Global Edition 32GB ROM/3GB RAM 4G LTE 5.15" Full HD Screen. £179.66 @ Geekbuying

Xiaomi Mi5 Global Edition 32GB ROM/3GB RAM 4G LTE 5.15" Full HD Screen. £179.66 @ Geekbuying

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Excellent phone for the price. This is the Global Edition. Only seems to be white and 32gb/3gb, but is pre-installed with Official Global ROM, so Play store etc is there right out of the box, and will receive updates OTA. Unfortunately, no B20. Free shipping.

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Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via Singapore, so will probably get clobbered for customs vat etc!! Be warned!

No B20 means useless for me

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Pateo

Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via … Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via Singapore, so will probably get clobbered for customs vat etc!! Be warned!



​If you chose free shipping, chances are you'll be fine.

Anyone using this on 3??

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karl100100

Anyone using this on 3??



​Mine's only just ordered. It will be replacing my Xiaomi Mi4 LTE which is on 3 and works faultlessly. Regularly get 70+ Meg speeds and voice calls are good and clear.

Pateo

Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via … Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via Singapore, so will probably get clobbered for customs vat etc!! Be warned!



Should be okay since it's not DHL. Over on the Mi Max Geekbuying thread someone logged the purchases in this comment. Only 2 people mentioned customs and they were DHL.

Pateo

Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via … Im awaiting my order which they have sent registered airmail via Singapore, so will probably get clobbered for customs vat etc!! Be warned!



Do let us know how much the customs come up to.

Amazing deal, I paid 203 insured DPD delivery, for the 3GB RAM Gold variant , hot

No B20 means useless for me



What is this for?? If it doesn't come with the model, what limitations will it have?

karl100100

Anyone using this on 3??



Not this phone but ive used a Redmi note 3 and currently have a Mi Max and get 4G on Three no problem as long as you select the "prefer LTE" option in settings

sam_of_london

No B20 means useless for me



​Sorry, what's B20?

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gungesh

​Sorry, what's B20?



​Band 20. It's band that allows 4G on O2 and Vodafone, and any network that use those carriers.

badboyofrock

​Band 20. It's band that allows 4G on O2 and Vodafone, and any network t … ​Band 20. It's band that allows 4G on O2 and Vodafone, and any network that use those carriers.



He comes on every Xiaomi phone thread just to post that it's useless for him. Dedicated, but also a little sad.

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whiteface

He comes on every Xiaomi phone thread just to post that it's useless for … He comes on every Xiaomi phone thread just to post that it's useless for him. Dedicated, but also a little sad.



​Ha! I walked straight into that one, then.

Absolutely outstanding price. You will not find a better phone for the money. I'm on EE and not having b20 doesn't appear to have been an issue for me

Had the 64gb model of this phone for about 2 months and it's an amazing phone for the price. Top spec and looks the business. I'm on three network and it works faultless on 4g so no worries there.

stay away from geekbuying. Worst seller. I made the mistake and ordered a redmi note 3 from the, on the 31/10, the site showed there was stock, one month later, i am still disputing with paypal to get my money back, since nothing of course has been shipped till then. Be warned!

whiteface

He comes on every Xiaomi phone thread just to post that it's useless for … He comes on every Xiaomi phone thread just to post that it's useless for him. Dedicated, but also a little sad.



This is actually the first time I've seen him make the comment specifying that it is useless for him. Normally he implies it's useless for anyone in UK by saying it has no UK bands or that it's essentially a tablet which only works in India and China. Also his comments are usually more rude in the way he comes across with his "opinion".

Banned

excellent spec phone, but vs redmi, no sdcard slot and smaller battery.

Cold for white and geekbuying.

That horrible black border around the screen on the white model must be why they're having to sell them off cheap.

Get the black one from banggood or perhaps Lenovo ZUK Z2 if you don't need nfc.

jacksonliam

Cold for white and geekbuying. That horrible black border around the … Cold for white and geekbuying. That horrible black border around the screen on the white model must be why they're having to sell them off cheap. Get the black one from banggood or perhaps Lenovo ZUK Z2 if you don't need nfc.


Was just going to ask how this compares to the Zuk Z2

dreadzone101

Should be okay since it's not DHL. Over on the Mi Max Geekbuying thread … Should be okay since it's not DHL. Over on the Mi Max Geekbuying thread someone logged the purchases in this comment. Only 2 people mentioned customs and they were DHL.


Have you received a shipment of a phone from geekbuying , if so did royal mail local postie deliver and did it go through standard letter box? Please anyone answer? Thanks
Edited by: "Pateo" 29th Nov 2016

Pateo

Have you received a shipment of a phone from geekbuying , if so did royal … Have you received a shipment of a phone from geekbuying , if so did royal mail local postie deliver and did it go through standard letter box? Please anyone answer? Thanks



Haven't ever bought from Geekbuying but try posting on the Mi Max thread. Not sure if the comment link worked properly for you but it's comment #522 on that thread with the list of ones that have ordered/received, if you wanted to ask them specifically. Even though it might be a different phone (my Redmi Note 3 deal?) I would guess that it's still too big to fit through a letter box.

jacksonliam

Cold for white and geekbuying. That horrible black border around the … Cold for white and geekbuying. That horrible black border around the screen on the white model must be why they're having to sell them off cheap. Get the black one from banggood or perhaps Lenovo ZUK Z2 if you don't need nfc.


Horrible, come on, you don't even notice it in day to day use.

Ordered a Redmi Note 3 Pro from geekbuying last week, took the spanish warehouse option, arrived in 4 days no problems. Ordering from the chinese site and using any premium delivery service will pretty much always get clobbered for VAT.

lidds

Horrible, come on, you don't even notice it in day to day use.


I'd certainly notice it! They should've painted it white rather than editing it out in promotional shots to make the screen look bigger...

https://www.xda-developers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/mi5.png
[img]androidcentral.com/sit…jpg?itok=yx9vczQ7[/img]

Is this a better phone than the one posted the other week? It says in the description that it is 4G?

geekbuying.com/ite…ale

solid

Was just going to ask how this compares to the Zuk Z2



I haven't got personal experience with the Z2 but I was thinking of getting it until the reviews/comments I read complained about bugs in the OS, no further support/upgrades, and no custom ROMs available.

Marker

I haven't got personal experience with the Z2 but I was thinking of … I haven't got personal experience with the Z2 but I was thinking of getting it until the reviews/comments I read complained about bugs in the OS, no further support/upgrades, and no custom ROMs available.


XDA has several roms for z2, lots are unofficial, though, but it looks well supported. It's cheaper, too. But it's a tough call
Edited by: "solid" 30th Nov 2016

jacksonliam

I'd certainly notice it! They should've painted it white rather than … I'd certainly notice it! They should've painted it white rather than editing it out in promotional shots to make the screen look bigger...



I got the Mi Max 3GB/64GB from AliExpress, arrived this week, it was a tossup between the Mi5 and that - loving it so far, it's got the white front & gold back, and until you posted this I'd not really noticed the black border around the screen. And now I can't unsee it. Thanks

Generally speaking though, you look at what's on the screen, and the rest of the phone body gets a bit ignored while reading emails/watching videos etc. If it's a dealbreaker, get the Mi Mix and be done with bezels forever, because that thing's mad.

http://www.xiaomidevice.com/media/wysiwyg/mi/Xiaomi-mi-mix-phone-2.jpg

solid

XDA has several times for z2, lots are unofficial, though, but it looks … XDA has several times for z2, lots are unofficial, though, but it looks well supported. It's cheaper, too. But it's a tough call


There is more than enough support on Xda and Xiaomi are about to release officially worldwide

The missing Band 20 is a thing though if you're on o2 - it's a must for 4G. Also Band 20 is used by Three and Vodafone so depending on your area you might not get 4G either. If you can live without 4G or you're on EE it's a nice spec'd bit of kit. If it hasn't had some dodgy rom installed. Insist on a sealed box.
Heat for deal though.

Ordered X). Showing as £174.96 on my online banking which included shipping insurance (not sure if I actually needed it). Hopefully won't get done by customs tax/VAT but even with that on top it'll be a cracking deal compared to other similar spec phones in the UK. Shame it's white but plenty of covers available online for a couple of quid.

Imti

Do let us know how much the customs come up to.


He won't be charged customs, no one was. They put it down as a gift and the value is put at $20.

Thanks op, ordered today. The phone is a cracker and its the cheapest I have seen it for a while. Chose the free delivery to avoid vat.

Yep, beast of a phone for this price; ordered for $217.98 including shipping insurance (credit card charge: £174.98).

Thanks OP.

i paid for a black one for around £240, they took the money - said they didn't have it - offered this one in white (without price difference) and when I said no communication went dead. Now have had to open paypal dispute - be warned.

As this is the Mi5 model, expect to find it crammed full of Chinese spyware

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cb-uk

As this is the Mi5 model, expect to find it crammed full of Chinese … As this is the Mi5 model, expect to find it crammed full of Chinese spyware



​Surely that would be the MSS model?

jacksonliam

I'd certainly notice it! They should've painted it white rather than … I'd certainly notice it! They should've painted it white rather than editing it out in promotional shots to make the screen look bigger... [img]https://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/styles/xlarge_wm_brw/public/article_images/2016/04/xiaomi-mi-5-lede.jpg?itok=yx9vczQ7[/img]



I thought that before I bought a white Xiaomi phone but in actual use, you don't notice it. I've never been distracted by it once in all the time I've used the phone.
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