Xiaomi Mi6 Mi 6 Ceramic 5.15-inch 6GB RAM 128GB ROM Snapdragon 835 Octa Core £315.22 @Banggood
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Xiaomi Mi6 Mi 6 Ceramic 5.15-inch 6GB RAM 128GB ROM Snapdragon 835 Octa Core £315.22 @Banggood

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Found 22nd Oct
Use code 10BGESM6128C to get this price.
No Band 20 on this (Just thought I'd get that out of the way) Possible 6% Quidco.

There is a slim chance that you will get hit with an HM customs charge (I don't know how much the HM charge would be, if any) on this, so factor in that risk before ordering, no matter how unlikely that risk is.

It's coming from China, so could take a few weeks, if not months to arrive (I'm really trying to sell this deal) if it arrives at all.

And in the event that something should possibly go wrong with it, the returns policy will be a nightmare to deal with, as will the customer support team.

All things considered (if it doesn't go tits up) it's a stonking phone for the money.

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in the voice of Trigger "Ill have 2 Dave"

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mackem19666 m ago

in the voice of Trigger "Ill have 2 Dave"


You know it makes sense.

A slight risk of a customs charge?

I'd say you're more likely to get one than not.

All depends how the package is marked going through customs, but for an item of this value it would be hugely unlikely they won't declare the value properly in case of damage/loss in transit.

The charge would be 20% VAT and then an additional £8-£13 (depending what courier they use).

So probably about £70 extra all in.

Still a beast of a phone for the money. But yeah... you're right about all the other potential issues as well.

If you pay in dollars using a no foreign transaction fee card like Halifax clarity card the price converts to £309.23 so a further £6.10 off cracking deal . I got the 64gb version of this phone from banggood about 4 months ago for £287. It took 14 days to arrive from time of placing the order to it being in my hands, no customs charges it was marked as a gift, a mp4 player with a value of $21.85. Some people on other posted deals have been caught for customs lately with similar info on custom sheet and had to pay £11 odd which included a £8 royal mail charge for paying the customs on their behalf so actual custom vat was only £3 odd. Heat from me op.
Edited by: "BUCKUM2" 22nd Oct

CaptainSocks14 m ago

A slight risk of a customs charge? I'd say you're more likely to get one …A slight risk of a customs charge? I'd say you're more likely to get one than not. All depends how the package is marked going through customs, but for an item of this value it would be hugely unlikely they won't declare the value properly in case of damage/loss in transit. The charge would be 20% VAT and then an additional £8-£13 (depending what courier they use).So probably about £70 extra all in.Still a beast of a phone for the money. But yeah... you're right about all the other potential issues as well.



I got the 64gb version of this phone from banggood about 4 months ago for £287. It took 14 days to arrive from time of placing the order to it being in my hands, no customs charges it was marked as a gift, a mp4 player with a value of $21.85.

A lot of people bought the Xiaomi 5s from banggood about a month ago and all of us were hit with custom charges so they may have changed the way they post. It was with Swiss post. Saying that I got mine from gearbest.com about 5 days ago for 335 so this is a good price.
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 22nd Oct

How are folk finding this phone?

No B20 Negative. Will buy Mi A1 instead with B20

deany7610 m ago

How are folk finding this phone?


i went through the link above, but cant comment on other peoples tracking methods.

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deany7635 m ago

Not totally happy with Mi A1?Are you shooting for this deal instead? RRP …Not totally happy with Mi A1?Are you shooting for this deal instead? RRP £644.36http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/new-product/mobile-phone/xiaomi-mi6-3653263/


I'm tempted at this price. But the truth is I think Xiaomi and Google will come good with the updates for the Mi A1 regarding the crippled camera not fulfilling it's full potential and the woeful wifi reception. I'll give it a month or two and then decide what to do.

BUCKUM22 h, 46 m ago

I got the 64gb version of this phone from banggood about 4 months ago for …I got the 64gb version of this phone from banggood about 4 months ago for £287. It took 14 days to arrive from time of placing the order to it being in my hands, no customs charges it was marked as a gift, a mp4 player with a value of $21.85.


Marking it as a gift has zero bearing on customs. If they deem the value of the item to be over £39 then they will charge you. This mark it as gift and you'll evade customs is a massive common myth.

"You pay VAT on goods sent from non-European Union (EU) countries and EUspecial territories (eg the Canary Islands) if they’re:

  • gifts worth more than £39
  • other goods worth more than £15
  • alcohol, tobacco products and fragrances (eg perfume, eau de toilette and cologne) of any value" Source: gov.uk/goo…uty
Edited by: "fishmaster" 22nd Oct

It's a lovely phone....but ceramic!
How does it stand up in a drop test?

I am willing to pay another £50 for B20 model if I can find it.

fishmaster53 m ago

Marking it as a gift has zero bearing on customs. If they deem the value …Marking it as a gift has zero bearing on customs. If they deem the value of the item to be over £39 then they will charge you. This mark it as gift and you'll evade customs is a massive common myth. "You pay VAT on goods sent from non-European Union (EU) countries and EUspecial territories (eg the Canary Islands) if they’re:gifts worth more than £39other goods worth more than £15alcohol, tobacco products and fragrances (eg perfume, eau de toilette and cologne) of any value" Source: https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty


I was only pointing out what happened with my MI6 from banggood it was marked as a gift, a mp4 player with a value of $21.85.and i did not get charged any customs that was 4 months ago. Now a few deals posted on here in the last month have been caught for customs like the MI 5S deal mentioned above, now that phone cost £169 but the declaration sheet showed a value of $22 and they were charged between £11 and £12 which included the £8 royal mail charge for paying customs on their behalf so the other £3 odd was custom vat which is 20% of the 22 dollar declaration price $4.40 which will convert to £3 odd. So they accepted the $22 value even though the price paid was £169. The other deal ithink was a redmi note 4 again marked as a mp4 player with a value of $22 and they were also charged £11-£12 so again they accepted the declared $22. As for it being marked as a gift having any bearing i dont know

sam_of_london32 m ago

I am willing to pay another £50 for B20 model if I can find it.


Lol

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sam_of_london34 m ago

I am willing to pay another £50 for B20 model if I can find it.


As far as I'm aware, such a thing does not exist, or even in the pipeline.
But how hard could it be for Xiaomi to put B20 on all of their phones?

DADSCAB12 m ago

As far as I'm aware, such a thing does not exist, or even in the pipeline. …As far as I'm aware, such a thing does not exist, or even in the pipeline. But how hard could it be for Xiaomi to put B20 on all of their phones?

What is B20

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jozski11 m ago

What is B20


4g.co.uk/4g-…ow/
It's a 4G network frequency not used by service providers in Asia.
B20 AKA 800MHz.

Bit of a gamble on import duty, but worth the risk. Thanks for the post.

DADSCAB8 m ago

https://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/It's a 4G network …https://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/It's a 4G network frequency not used by service providers in Asia. B20 AKA 800MHz.

Does that mean ee sim wouldn't work in uk?

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jozski8 m ago

Does that mean ee sim wouldn't work in uk?



These are the frequencies that EE use.

800MHz (4G) 1800MHz (2G & 4G)
2100MHz (3G) 2600MHz (4G

So this phone would still work with EE 4G, just not on their B20/800MHz signal.


800MHz frequency bandThe 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G.

The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out.

However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel.

On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic.

DADSCAB9 m ago

These are the frequencies that EE use. 800MHz (4G) 1800MHz (2G & 4G) …These are the frequencies that EE use. 800MHz (4G) 1800MHz (2G & 4G) 2100MHz (3G) 2600MHz (4GSo this phone would still work with EE 4G, just not on their B20/800MHz signal. 800MHz frequency bandThe 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G.The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out.However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel.On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic.

Cheers bud, does this handset have a jack point for head phones.

I'm waiting for my Mi MIx 2. Albeit, cost £450 but for todays phones... with the latest spec (only lacking a quad HD screen).. It's not all too bad. Plus side is, not every tom dick and harry will own it. Yeah, I'm one of them.

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jozski1 h, 11 m ago

Cheers bud, does this handset have a jack point for head phones.


No mate, comes with a USB converter, whatever that is.

How likely is it to be hit with import fees now? I bought my redmi note 3 about a year ago and didn't get any import fees, even on expedited shipping.

Sounds like a lot of phone for the money. But, why do people use the term ROM when referring to the Smout of storage phones have, ROM stands for Read Only Memory, i.e. memory that can only be written to once.

John.Mason9 m ago

Sounds like a lot of phone for the money. But, why do people use the term …Sounds like a lot of phone for the money. But, why do people use the term ROM when referring to the Smout of storage phones have, ROM stands for Read Only Memory, i.e. memory that can only be written to once.


I think it's short for EEPROM, but i'm not sure either.

John.Mason36 m ago

Sounds like a lot of phone for the money. But, why do people use the term …Sounds like a lot of phone for the money. But, why do people use the term ROM when referring to the Smout of storage phones have, ROM stands for Read Only Memory, i.e. memory that can only be written to once.


It's simple ROM refers to the operating system effectively which is not meant to be rewritten under normal circumstances. Most users don't rewrite the ROM, people that use custom ROMS do, do this. So ROM isn't correct acronymic-ally as you can write to it, but most users don't. Since the NAND flash memory holds the user data and operating system, this is described as one entity, which it is. Many words are used incorrectly from their initial meaning some are 'hoover' and the worst offender is the word 'like' which is a favourite Americanism, which is a word that has no context as it's used today, but a forced context I imagine because the people that use it in that context are particularly stupid. I could go on about question marks but this will just be a short rant for today.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 22nd Oct

Thanks op. Been on the lookout for a deal like this one!

My mi max phone had $19 dollars value on label whereas it cost £204, a lot of chinese sellers even go so far as to state in their listings they will help get customs duty reduced by putting a low value

New.Born7 h, 58 m ago

It's a lovely phone....but ceramic!How does it stand up in a drop test?


Ceramic is the BEST material in terms of both durability and scratch resistance. But it is also the most expensive. Considering the price of the Samsung Note 8, if Samsung decides to release a ceramic Note, they wouldn't think twice pricing it at least £1000, even £1200.

Try doing a Google search for "ceramic phone durability".


It didn't do to well on a drop test

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jozski12 h, 13 m ago

[Video] It didn't do to well on a drop test[Video]


Who doesn't put a case and tempered glass on a new phone out of the box?
Sadly I speak from experience

I would get this phone but the no headphones is a deal breaker for me.
I'm torn between the Mi5s plus and the Mi note 2 both are 4G 64gb any advice would greatly appreciated.

jozski10 h, 15 m ago

I would get this phone but the no headphones is a deal breaker for me. I'm …I would get this phone but the no headphones is a deal breaker for me. I'm torn between the Mi5s plus and the Mi note 2 both are 4G 64gb any advice would greatly appreciated.


Up to you , price wise are they the same price? Mi note 2 64gb non band 20 is around 240. Mi note 2 don't have band 20 unless you go for the more expensive higher storage note 2. Note 2 has a amoled curved display i5s plus is a normal ips lcd display. The mi note is glass mi5s plus is metal unibody, mi note also has a slightly larger battrey and finger print sensor on the front mi5s is on the back. Camera wise I would knowunless you see and compare yourself.
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 24th Oct

DADSCAB22nd Oct

These are the frequencies that EE use. 800MHz (4G) 1800MHz (2G & 4G) …These are the frequencies that EE use. 800MHz (4G) 1800MHz (2G & 4G) 2100MHz (3G) 2600MHz (4GSo this phone would still work with EE 4G, just not on their B20/800MHz signal. 800MHz frequency bandThe 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G.The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out.However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel.On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic.


This community.plus.net/t5/…026 sheds some light on the situation...


IE from what I understand 800mhz is reserved for EE phones with VOLTE , so I figure that I now get 4g with Plusnet I will still get 4g even without band 20


I think

How likely is it to be caught with import fees now? I bought my redmi note 3 about a year ago and didn't get any import fees, even on expedited shipping!

Which is better to buy global or international?
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