Xiaomi Redmi 4A Global version (B20) - 5" - 2GB/32GB, gold or gray for £80.15 @ Aliexpress / Xiaomi Online Store
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Xiaomi Redmi 4A Global version (B20) - 5" - 2GB/32GB, gold or gray for £80.15 @ Aliexpress / Xiaomi Online Store

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Found 5th Apr
Also: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with 3/32GB £128.19 m.aliexpress.com/s/i…tml?

Seller: Xiaomi Online Store, 97.8% positive (out of 80031) feedbacks

Price is $119.99 but it goes down to $99.99 (£80.15) when added to basket.

Snapdragon 425

Quad Core CPU

2GB RAM

32GB ROM

5.0"

3120mAh Battery

13MP Camera

MIUI 8.1

Android 6.0.1

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz;

4G: FDD LTE B1/3/4/5/7/20 ( 2100/ 1800/ 1700/ 850/ 2600 / 800);  TD-LTE  B38:2600/B40 (2300MHZ)

willmydevicework.com/dev…117
- winchman

70 Comments

Does this have backlit buttons?

comes up as $125.99 for me am i missing something ?

Original Poster

Did you select standard bundle ?

answark

Did you select standard bundle ?


yeah its adding on $6 for replacement warranty, can't see how to remove it

Original Poster

halfbakedjake

yeah its adding on $6 for replacement warranty, can't see how to remove … yeah its adding on $6 for replacement warranty, can't see how to remove it



​weird, it doesn't even show me this option

answark

​weird, it doesn't even show me this option



works if i do it on my phone but adds that on if i do it on my laptop

Edited by: "halfbakedjake" 5th Apr

Has this device been identified as having malware? I read many articles and it seems that most Chinese brands/imported phones have malware installed :-(

halfbakedjake

yeah its adding on $6 for replacement warranty, can't see how to remove it


Select delivery country as USA and it vanishes. Then when you check out select the correct country.

Is the screen 720p or 1080p?

you can buy from uk supplier

ebay.co.uk/itm…304?hash=item25d21506c8:g:FpMAAOSwOgdYx6-T

Thanks OP ordered for the mother in law

halfbakedjake

yeah its adding on $6 for replacement warranty, can't see how to remove … yeah its adding on $6 for replacement warranty, can't see how to remove it



​Pc browser you can remove the 6 dollars if memory serves.. Think you can't through app, if I have that correct way around..

aamir34

you can buy from uk supplier … you can buy from uk supplier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xiaomi-Redmi-4A-5-Snapdragon-425-Quad-Core-2GB-16GB-Dual-SIM-Smartphone-Gold-/162438383304?hash=item25d21506c8:g:FpMAAOSwOgdYx6-T



​Not same spec. Only 16gig

wayners

​Not same spec. Only 16gig



​And I'm betting that it'll come from China. That's a long delivery time from Manchester.

nad12

Has this device been identified as having malware? I read many articles … Has this device been identified as having malware? I read many articles and it seems that most Chinese brands/imported phones have malware installed :-(



​That's a while ago now, and it was dodgy vendor installed firmware. Ask for a sealed box and you're fine.

aamir34

you can buy from uk supplier … you can buy from uk supplier http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xiaomi-Redmi-4A-5-Snapdragon-425-Quad-Core-2GB-16GB-Dual-SIM-Smartphone-Gold-/162438383304?hash=item25d21506c8:g:FpMAAOSwOgdYx6-T



I don't recommend that as an alternative to this deal. Other than the memory difference mentioned above, that eBay listing is also the non B20 China Version, which the seller states has a custom ROM and they have a warning that flashing a newer ROM will void their warranty. In order to install a custom ROM, they open the box and could have installed other crapware/malware alongside it. However, this deal is a B20 Global Version that will be sealed and pre-installed with the official Global ROM.

So are we saying, that if I were to order a Chinese branded (i.e. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Cubot, Oppo, Vivo, etc..) phone from China but providing it has a Global ROM installed (not Custom ROM), it's fully sealed upon arrival, and say Android 6 (or greater) installed - I shouldn't experience any nasty malware or spyware with it?

nad12

So are we saying, that if I were to order a Chinese branded (i.e. Xiaomi, … So are we saying, that if I were to order a Chinese branded (i.e. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Cubot, Oppo, Vivo, etc..) phone from China but providing it has a Global ROM installed (not Custom ROM), it's fully sealed upon arrival, and say Android 6 (or greater) installed - I shouldn't experience any nasty malware or spyware with it?



Not sure about other brands but for Xiaomi phones, Global ROM can be installed by the sellers if it's the Chinese version of the phone that they're selling, because a factory sealed Chinese version comes pre-installed with China ROM. Sellers install either their own custom/vendor ROM or the official global ROM so that it has Play Store etc for the Global Market. In this scenario, there's risk of malware etc. The "Global Version", however is different. It's a release for another region outside of China and it is factory pre-installed with the Official Global ROM. For a number of phones, the Global Version also comes with more bands compared to China Version. Sometimes sellers will sell both the Global Version of a phone and the Chinese Version with Global ROM. They'll usually be clear on which version it is, and some have comparison tables:
https://i.gyazo.com/87fc33608820a06f06bb151d17a277e9.png
As you can see the Chinese Version has a pink "Official Global ROM" over the image but it will have been installed by seller as it's "opened box", whereas "International Version" (Global Version) would come pre-installed with Global ROM and is sealed.

Thanks very much. I wasn't aware of this. I always thought the Chinese manufacturers made some very good phones, for lesser prices than the equivalent UK sold device. However, I always steered clear due to the worry of malware/spyware. Now knowing the above I feel assured that purchasing a 'Global Version' with the Global ROM installed at factory, and it being sealed, I should receive a perfectly safe phone to use with no nasty surprises. Thanks again.

dreadzone101

Not sure about other brands but for Xiaomi phones, Global ROM can be … Not sure about other brands but for Xiaomi phones, Global ROM can be installed by the sellers if it's the Chinese version of the phone that they're selling, because a factory sealed Chinese version comes pre-installed with China ROM. Sellers install either their own custom/vendor ROM or the official global ROM so that it has Play Store etc for the Global Market. In this scenario, there's risk of malware etc. The "Global Version", however is different. It's a release for another region outside of China and it is factory pre-installed with the Official Global ROM. For a number of phones, the Global Version also comes with more bands compared to China Version. Sometimes sellers will sell both the Global Version of a phone and the Chinese Version with Global ROM. They'll usually be clear on which version it is, and some have comparison tables:As you can see the Chinese Version has a pink "Official Global ROM" over the image but it will have been installed by seller as it's "opened box", whereas "International Version" (Global Version) would come pre-installed with Global ROM and is sealed.



so is this 1 from aliexpress the sealed box global version?

GearBest have the same phone but stating two versions - 'Global Version + UK Plug' and the 'International Version'. The Global Version is £15 more expensive and can be shipped from China or HK. The International Version can only be shipped from HK.
Any ideas on what's going on here?

Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues obtaining refunds for undelivered items. Go with Gearbest and Geekbuying over AliExpress.

halfbakedjake

so is this 1 from aliexpress the sealed box global version?



Yeah, I think so. The same seller has a number of Redmi 4A listings. Ones with "Global Version" in title like this deal, should be sealed and the ones with "Original" in title or "Global MIUI/ROM" tagged on the image corner will be China version which they've flashed with Global ROM.

Cavity

Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues o … Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues obtaining refunds for undelivered items. Go with Gearbest and Geekbuying over AliExpress.


Can i ask which seller on Aliexpress? As i am looking at a phone on there. Cheers Si

dreadzone101

Yeah, I think so. The same seller has a number of Redmi 4A listings. Ones … Yeah, I think so. The same seller has a number of Redmi 4A listings. Ones with "Global Version" in title like this deal, should be sealed and the ones with "Original" in title or "Global MIUI/ROM" tagged on the image corner will be China version which they've flashed with Global ROM.



​That's interesting, and makes some sense as I've always thought they use the word 'original' where some would use 'genuine'.

badboyofrock

​That's interesting, and makes some sense as I've always thought they use … ​That's interesting, and makes some sense as I've always thought they use the word 'original' where some would use 'genuine'.



I think they do use it to have that meaning too. Because in the "Global Version" listings, they have a stamp over the primary image saying 100% Original at the top, even though they don't have the word in the title, which would suggest they just mean 'genuine' in that sense. Whereas the differences in the titles, would suggest 'Original' is meant as 'initial/first' model (Chinese).

Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?
The pic on aliexpress does not have one, the pic here does.
Edited by: "dan444" 5th Apr

Cavity

Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues o … Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues obtaining refunds for undelivered items. Go with Gearbest and Geekbuying over AliExpress.


Aliexpress is a market place, without telling us which seller your post is useless. I've spend thousands and ordered hundreds of items, never had a single real issue. Any problems the seller wouldn't help with aliexpress support refunded me for instead

nad12

Thanks very much. I wasn't aware of this. I always thought the Chinese … Thanks very much. I wasn't aware of this. I always thought the Chinese manufacturers made some very good phones, for lesser prices than the equivalent UK sold device. However, I always steered clear due to the worry of malware/spyware. Now knowing the above I feel assured that purchasing a 'Global Version' with the Global ROM installed at factory, and it being sealed, I should receive a perfectly safe phone to use with no nasty surprises. Thanks again.


Personally I'd always just reflash it myself for peace of mind, it's easy enough to do.

Edited by: "dcx_badass" 5th Apr

nad12

GearBest have the same phone but stating two versions - 'Global Version + … GearBest have the same phone but stating two versions - 'Global Version + UK Plug' and the 'International Version'. The Global Version is £15 more expensive and can be shipped from China or HK. The International Version can only be shipped from HK.Any ideas on what's going on here?



Judging by the Q&A asking about the differences, the International Version appears to be Gearbest's way of saying it just has the Global ROM installed but the band specs would suggest it's Chinese version since it doesn't list B20. The "Global Version" + UK Plug listing however does state B20 so that's the same version as this deal. If you are getting from Gearbest. Be aware of their different 2/16GB and 2/32GB listings since the pricing variation is a bit odd. Some seem to have a "Netmosa" option too. No idea what that one is.

May I ask what the phone is like ? looking for a new phone for my better half, she has an iphone 5s at the moment and just use's it for the obvious and browsing facebook etc, will this do a good job and is the camera any good, sorry for all the questions but it appears there are a few here who know their stuff !!!

Cavity

Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues o … Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues obtaining refunds for undelivered items. Go with Gearbest and Geekbuying over AliExpress.



I totally agree with this statement. Like others, in the past I have ordered many items through AliExpress (all being for an amount that I can afford to lose) without any problems but it must be understood that you have no UK consumer protection when goods are purchased from the Far East and the AliExpress (so called) 'guarantee' is as good as useless, as I have found out.

If you use the app you can get $8 coupon bringing​ it down to £75.

Note 4 also has $20 off.
m.aliexpress.com/ite…tml

Edited by: "winchman" 5th Apr

dont forget topcashback i got £6.92 pending on this transaction today thanks again op

winchman

If you use the app you can get $8 coupon bringing​ it down to £75.Note 4 a … If you use the app you can get $8 coupon bringing​ it down to £75.Note 4 also has $20 off.https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32795263337.html

how do you get the extra coupon using the app?

essexsi

Can i ask which seller on Aliexpress? As i am looking at a phone on … Can i ask which seller on Aliexpress? As i am looking at a phone on there. Cheers Si



Xiaomi Store.

Cavity

Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues o … Stay clear of AliExpress. Myself and three others​ are having issues obtaining refunds for undelivered items. Go with Gearbest and Geekbuying over AliExpress.

nad12

Thanks very much. I wasn't aware of this. I always thought the Chinese … Thanks very much. I wasn't aware of this. I always thought the Chinese manufacturers made some very good phones, for lesser prices than the equivalent UK sold device. However, I always steered clear due to the worry of malware/spyware. Now knowing the above I feel assured that purchasing a 'Global Version' with the Global ROM installed at factory, and it being sealed, I should receive a perfectly safe phone to use with no nasty surprises. Thanks again.



AliExpress is a market place no different to eBay except unlike eBay it provides the sellers with its free delivery. I have not received my item but AliExpress have insisted that i continue to wait. It's been over two months and now that their waiting period has expired they've stopped replying to my proposals in the 'dispute'. Like i said better of going with Banggood, Gearbest and Geekbuying because they're the best of a bad bunch.

Cavity

AliExpress is a market place no different to eBay except unlike eBay it … AliExpress is a market place no different to eBay except unlike eBay it provides the sellers with its free delivery. I have not received my item but AliExpress have insisted that i continue to wait. It's been over two months and now that their waiting period has expired they've stopped replying to my proposals in the 'dispute'. Like i said better of going with Banggood, Gearbest and Geekbuying because they're the best of a bad bunch.


Well I've had 5-10 refunds from them very quickly without a single issue. Where as Gerbest/Banggood normally just try and fob you off with site credit, aliexpress are bigger than amazon, that wouldn't have happened if they were as bad as you make out.

halfbakedjake

how do you get the extra coupon using the app?


It's a new customer offer, when you install their app there is $100 of coupons which shows up.
sale.aliexpress.com/__p…htm

Edited by: "winchman" 6th Apr

I see Standard 2GB/32GB at £97.53 today?

davening

I see Standard 2GB/32GB at £97.53 today?



A coupon gets added when you put the item into basket/cart "Get £16.26 off when you spend over £89.41 in this store." You also have to select "Ship to U.S" before adding to basket, to get the full deduction otherwise it'll add a warranty fee.
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