Xiaomi Redmi 4A Global Edition 5.0-inch 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 425 Quad core 4G Smartphone £86.64 @ Banggood
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Xiaomi Redmi 4A Global Edition 5.0-inch 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 425 Quad core 4G Smartphone £86.64 @ Banggood

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Found 3rd May 2017
This is the long awaited global version. Now at an excellent price.

Band 20 included so will work on o2 and all u.k. 4g bands!

Ships from HK and wait is about 7 days.

Banggood is a good-bang for your buck and have been around for years.

No need to select a special shipping options and best of all YOU CAN USE PAYPAL.

Overall a steal at this price.

P.S. Don't forget cash back @ approx 6%

Makes this phone delivered for about £81.50!
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yeahbutitsnotfree

Couldn't resist myself and I've already got the xiaomi redmi note 4 … Couldn't resist myself and I've already got the xiaomi redmi note 4 global. Lol.


Hopefully others can resist you!.
ansonuk

It never ceases to amaze me the suckers queuing up to pay £800 to £1000 o … It never ceases to amaze me the suckers queuing up to pay £800 to £1000 over 2 years for a top of the range phone


Don't shout about it too much, they are the people we need to keep the economy going, presuming they over pay for everything they buy, economy would die tomorrow if it relied on us lot on here..
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Couldn't resist myself and I've already got the xiaomi redmi note 4 global. Lol.
Not bad but brought the zuk2 waiting on that.this is a great phone for the money and having band 20 a plus.im hot
Is this much of an improvement over the redmi note 3?
Destard

Is this much of an improvement over the redmi note 3?




just away to ask that - i bought the redmi 3 6 weeks ago love it so no real need to buy again unless this is supa dupa
Destard

Is this much of an improvement over the redmi note 3?


4A is a budget phone.
Note series are a different class..
Started thinking about replacing my Blackberry Passport. The Mi Mix caught my attention - are Xiaomi decent phones?
Heat from me,as I'm always up for a good-bang.X)
What's the situation with MIUI V8 & Android
yeahbutitsnotfree

Couldn't resist myself and I've already got the xiaomi redmi note 4 … Couldn't resist myself and I've already got the xiaomi redmi note 4 global. Lol.


Hopefully others can resist you!.
The 4a global version has been available on aliexpress for a few weeks now, can go via quidco or use the aliexpress app and get some coupons, will get down to about £75.
m.aliexpress.com/s/i…tml
These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign phone before. Need Google store and a pretty vanilla experience, no spyware, useless unremovable apps etc. How do these hold up?
Thanks for any replies.
Edited by: "RebTheRebel" 3rd May 2017
Xiaomi phones are generally excellent and receive regular Android updates. This is a budget model but still with good specs and decent build quality according to reviews.
RebTheRebel

These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign … These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign phone before. Need Google store and a pretty vanilla experience, no spyware, useless unremovable apps etc. How do these hold up? Thanks for any replies.


what do you mean foreign phone? every single phone is foreign,becuase UK makes no phone..but if you mean having standard firmware and google play store and be compatible in this country, yes "GLOBAL" means they have google play store and they are fully compatible with UK networks.they are factory made like this, hence why title says "global" version.
for around £30 more you can buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is much better and more premium class phone than this budget plastic Redmi 4A model..
This, or get my LG G4 fixed? Thanks HUKD's!
Tequila

what do you mean foreign phone? every single phone is foreign,becuase UK … what do you mean foreign phone? every single phone is foreign,becuase UK makes no phone..but if you mean having standard firmware and google play store and be compatible in this country, yes "GLOBAL" means they have google play store and they are fully compatible with UK networks.they are factory made like this, hence why title says "global" version.


Not quite right global does not mean they are fully compatible with UK networks some global roms do not cover band 20 here's a couple of examples link aliexpress.com/sto…Bsn and this one as well link aliexpress.com/sto…IRp they do have google play and OTA updates but no band 20 so not fully compatible with UK networks point im making is always check the network coverage if you need band 20 dont just rely on global meaning it does
Tequila

what do you mean foreign phone? every single phone is foreign,becuase UK … what do you mean foreign phone? every single phone is foreign,becuase UK makes no phone..but if you mean having standard firmware and google play store and be compatible in this country, yes "GLOBAL" means they have google play store and they are fully compatible with UK networks.they are factory made like this, hence why title says "global" version.


Standard firmware, yes that's what I meant. Global did suggest that, but I wasn't 100%. You've answered all I needed to know, so thanks for that.
RebTheRebel

These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign … These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign phone before. Need Google store and a pretty vanilla experience, no spyware, useless unremovable apps etc. How do these hold up? Thanks for any replies.



Well, they run MIUI8, which is a heavily modified version of Android Marshmallow. So some things such as moving apps to SD and SD 'adoptable storage' have been removed.

Some good things about it - I like the "second space" feature (similar to different users on a Windows PC where the screen layouts and apps can be completely separate).

It's definitely not vanilla Android that's for sure, but I'm used to it now and like it (I have a Redmi 3s)
BUCKUM2

Not quite right global does not mean they are fully compatible with UK … Not quite right global does not mean they are fully compatible with UK networks some global roms do not cover band 20 here's a couple of examples link https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-Xiaomi-Mi5s-Mi-5S-Plus-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-821-Quad-Core/2178148_32746913555.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.HvoBsn and this one as well link https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-4-Prime-Mobile-Phone-3GB-RAM-32GB-ROM-Snapdragon-625-Octa-Core-CPU/2178148_32763245357.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.ZJPIRp they do have google play and OTA updates but no band 20 so not fully compatible with UK networks point im making is always check the network coverage if you need band 20 dont just rely on global meaning it does


yes that's right,"global" doesn't -necessarily- mean it supports band 20,people need to check for that in the description/with seller/ask other customers.
720p display
Whats best this or moto G5
Tequila

for around £30 more you can buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is much … for around £30 more you can buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is much better and more premium class phone than this budget plastic Redmi 4A model..



But isn't the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inches? 5 inches seems to be the best size for holding/getting in pocket. 5.5 inch is just too bulky
RebTheRebel

These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign … These safe being foreign? Forgive me but I've never bought a foreign phone before. Need Google store and a pretty vanilla experience, no spyware, useless unremovable apps etc. How do these hold up? Thanks for any replies.



​As long as you buy quality items with a good reputation, you will be reasonably safe.
BadCredit

As long as you buy quality items with a good reputation, you will be … As long as you buy quality items with a good reputation, you will be reasonably safe.


If you buy this, ask the vendor to send it with a sealed box. Check the firmware version when it arrives too- 8.2.1.0 is fine, but if it has five numbers as the firmware -8.2.1.0.0 , then it may be a third party rom and it will need flashing.
BUCKUM2

Not quite right global does not mean they are fully compatible with UK … Not quite right global does not mean they are fully compatible with UK networks some global roms do not cover band 20 here's a couple of examples link https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-Xiaomi-Mi5s-Mi-5S-Plus-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-821-Quad-Core/2178148_32746913555.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.HvoBsn and this one as well link https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-4-Prime-Mobile-Phone-3GB-RAM-32GB-ROM-Snapdragon-625-Octa-Core-CPU/2178148_32763245357.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.ZJPIRp they do have google play and OTA updates but no band 20 so not fully compatible with UK networks point im making is always check the network coverage if you need band 20 dont just rely on global meaning it does



Yeah, the word 'Global' alone is not enough to determine B20 support, since it can sometimes refer to China version flashed with Global ROM only. However the B20 models of the Redmi 4A, Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4X are known as 'Global Version' as labelled on their boxes. Similar to how the B20 RN3 Pro was 'Special Edition'.

Sellers seem to use these B20 'Global Version' models as a basis for advertising their phones now. For your links, they don't say "Global" in the title itself and only tag it over the image whilst specifying they mean Global MIUI (ROM). This is how they differentiate a B20 Global Version from the China Version with Global ROM. If you look at all the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A listings from the same seller, only the B20 Global Versions have the word "Global" in the title, whereas the non B20 China version with Global ROM say "Original" in the title with "Global MIUI" tagged over the listing image. Similar to your links which are phones that do not have a B20 Global version. Other sellers seem to follow this naming convention now too. Banggood's non B20 Redmi 4A listing does not say Global in the title, despite saying Global ROM in the description. Whereas the page for this deal is titled Global and is B20 version.

I agree people shouldn't rely solely on the word 'Global'. However, nowadays it seems most of the listings that use "Global" in the title, are referring to a B20 Global Version and not a China version with Global ROM only.
Any specific way to order this to avoid being hit with custom charges etc?
ordered thanks
Sphere

But isn't the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inches? 5 inches seems to be the … But isn't the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inches? 5 inches seems to be the best size for holding/getting in pocket. 5.5 inch is just too bulky


That was my initial thought when I bought the Note 4. It took me about 5 minutes to get used to the bigger size and now I look at my old 5" phone and wonder how I managed (much like my ex girlfriends feel after moving on I imagine). Unless you're partial to skintight jeans or you're 5 years old then it fits fine in your pockets.
Does this have an 'App drawer' amongst one of the 3 buttons?
Cheaper Here
Sphere

But isn't the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inches? 5 inches seems to be the … But isn't the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inches? 5 inches seems to be the best size for holding/getting in pocket. 5.5 inch is just too bulky


The Redmi 4 Pro global version doesn't exist, only the non global version without band 20.
There is only the Redmi 4x global version with the snapdragon 435 processor.
Sandy1012

Cheaper Here


Even cheaper.. And its the 32gb version. Can get more off by going through quidco/TCB, or using the aliexpress app for the first time and use one of the $100 coupons they offer. sale.aliexpress.com/__p…htm

Edited by: "winchman" 4th May 2017
Gollywood

Does this have an 'App drawer' amongst one of the 3 buttons?



The 3 capacitive buttons below the screen are recent apps, home and back. Within MIUI settings you only have limited control of secondary function (long press) of these buttons. MIUI by default has no app drawer. However you can use a custom launcher to add one and some will allow customisation of capacitive button primary function. Not sure about rest but with Apex launcher you can set your capacitive buttons to launch app drawer.
Can this be rooted easily, has anyone got any experience?
YolkiePolkie

720p display



pretty decent for a 5" at this price
I have a Redmi note 3 pro and I love it, but my earphone has stopped working and as most people know the camera is not great. Can someone please recommend a phone that will be just as great as this and better. Thanks
mirko77

pretty decent for a 5" at this price


I'd agree, having a 1080 screen in a 5" screen just uses more processor and battery for very little gain.
Anyone got any idea what the camera is like on this? The missus has got the Note 3 Pro but it's too big and the camera is a bit rubbish
Had two Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (one as the prime version). One still OK, the other had the digitiser fail after 12 months.
Sample size of two, so hardly conclusive. Also had a Ulefone Power (great specs, digitise failed after 3 months eventually got full refund from Gearbest as it couldn't be fixed !) and now my daily driver is LETV Le 1 Pro (one year in, no issues, metal body, mad specs Snap 820 / 4GB / 2k screen, utterly glorious sound stage). So, four Chinese phones, two failures.

However, my view is this. If the phone is £80, you keep your stuff backed up in case of failure, if they last a year, it's still a cheap way of having a decent phone and when combined with a SIMO deal, it still, to me, makes much more sense than forking out £30-£40 a month for two years on a £500 handset which really isn't massively needed. We are all driving Ferraris to the supermarket at the moment.
Edited by: "barbiegirl" 4th May 2017
Are cases & screen protectors easy enough to get or do they need to be ordered from China?
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