Xiaomi Redmi 5A (Global Version) £74.13 @ Gearbest (EU Warehouse)
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Xiaomi Redmi 5A (Global Version) £74.13 @ Gearbest (EU Warehouse)

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Found 11th MarEdited by:"matt020295"
Grey and Rose Gold are the only colour options available.

I've ordered one for myself and I'm under the assumption that selecting G-W-4 is selecting a European warehouse. The shipping is £5.06~£6.20.
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Good deal OP.

FYI - these are the top line specs: 5.0 inch 720p, MIUI 8, Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM/ 16GB ROM,13.0MP Rear Camera, 3000mAh Battery.
I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the cameras, why is it so difficult for them to get a quality camera? that is the only difference between these and a mainstream manufacturer.
Swf77MiUk34 m ago

Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a …Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a duck to watet


Spell checker is quite poor though
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Good deal OP.

FYI - these are the top line specs: 5.0 inch 720p, MIUI 8, Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM/ 16GB ROM,13.0MP Rear Camera, 3000mAh Battery.
How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still have Nokia phones with number buttons!
Very easy but did you think about the Nokia 3310 posted
tomwilliams8636 m ago

How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still …How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still have Nokia phones with number buttons!


Depends... My wife still isn't au fait with an Android phone after a couple of years, and she's a lot younger than your parents.

Also miui is a bit different to stock Android: I've got used to it, but it's not your typical Android experience.
Thanks.
Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound difference
tomwilliams861 h, 18 m ago

How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still …How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still have Nokia phones with number buttons!


I'm 62 this year and currently using a duff Wileyfox Swift that I'm hoping to update shortly to a Xiaomi note 4/5. So there's hope for them yet...
I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the cameras, why is it so difficult for them to get a quality camera? that is the only difference between these and a mainstream manufacturer.
tomwilliams861 h, 22 m ago

How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still …How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still have Nokia phones with number buttons!


Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a duck to watet
Swf77MiUk34 m ago

Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a …Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a duck to watet


Spell checker is quite poor though
tomwilliams862 h, 0 m ago

How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still …How easy would these be for my parents (in their 60s) to use??? They still have Nokia phones with number buttons!


Simples- just install one of these senior-friendly Android skins.
" Gearbest" might be the best name for a store EVER.
haggisheid1 h, 25 m ago

I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the …I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the cameras, why is it so difficult for them to get a quality camera? that is the only difference between these and a mainstream manufacturer.


same for me. I buy one but I do like to have a good camera. Damn SHame like you say.
Swf77MiUk1 h, 55 m ago

Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a …Miui is easier than android. 72yo new to smart phones tock to it like a duck to watet


MIUI is Android though, a customised Android ROM which is one of the pros and cons of Android that is has so much customisation options.
haggisheid1 h, 58 m ago

I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the …I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the cameras, why is it so difficult for them to get a quality camera? that is the only difference between these and a mainstream manufacturer.


What phone has a quality camera priced at £74?

The Mi Note 3 (about £230) has a very good camera dxomark.com/xia…es/
Agree on the camera, unfortunately they seem to be the first thing cut. I'd rather have a decent rear camera and a crap selfie one as I never use that, but I guess I'm in the minority as cameras to film yourself are improving faster than the ones to film the rest of the world.

If anyone knows of a dual sim phone with a good camera thats cheap I'd be interested to know!
haggisheid2 h, 11 m ago

I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the …I love the specs of these phones (Xiaomi range) its just a pity about the cameras, why is it so difficult for them to get a quality camera? that is the only difference between these and a mainstream manufacturer.


The cameras are perfectly fine and as good as on mainstream manufacturer's cheaper phones .
But you can't expect the same camera on a £75 phone as on a £600 phone !
simes26 m ago

The cameras are perfectly fine and as good as on mainstream manufacturer's …The cameras are perfectly fine and as good as on mainstream manufacturer's cheaper phones .But you can't expect the same camera on a £75 phone as on a £600 phone !


I agree they are no worse than budget phones, But the difference here is that the specs on the chinese phones far surpass the specs on a budget phone from a mainstream company, why cant they just do that final touch with the camera, if they did, they would kill the sales on Samsung, Apple, LG.
haggisheid3 m ago

I agree they are no worse than budget phones, But the difference here is …I agree they are no worse than budget phones, But the difference here is that the specs on the chinese phones far surpass the specs on a budget phone from a mainstream company, why cant they just do that final touch with the camera, if they did, they would kill the sales on Samsung, Apple, LG.


I think they buy in the cameras rather than make them? This could easily make good cameras prohibitive at this price point, they can do the rest cheaper as they are the manufacturer but they can't change the price of goods they have to purchase themselves.
tek-monkey2 m ago

I think they buy in the cameras rather than make them? This could easily …I think they buy in the cameras rather than make them? This could easily make good cameras prohibitive at this price point, they can do the rest cheaper as they are the manufacturer but they can't change the price of goods they have to purchase themselves.


That makes sense, I am surprised with their ability in technology that they don't expand to developing cameras for their range of phones.
flang3 h, 29 m ago

Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound …Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound difference


The redmi note 5A has a bigger screen 5.5" otherwise basically the same spec comparison here kimovil.com/en/…bal
Zydeco1 h, 53 m ago

" Gearbest" might be the best name for a store EVER.


No, surely it has got to be BangGood!
BUCKUM236 m ago

The redmi note 5A has a bigger screen 5.5" otherwise basically the same …The redmi note 5A has a bigger screen 5.5" otherwise basically the same spec comparison here https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare/xiaomi-redmi-5a-global,xiaomi-redmi-note-5a-global


Looks like only the note has a compass?
In the box

Cell Phone: 1
English Manual : 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1

I take it the battery is not removable?
Heat added.

Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh (typ) / 2910mAh (min)
Battery Type: Non-removable
Edited by: "Geemac" 12th Mar
Cheaper here
Quids6 h, 0 m ago

I'm 62 this year and currently using a duff Wileyfox Swift that I'm hoping …I'm 62 this year and currently using a duff Wileyfox Swift that I'm hoping to update shortly to a Xiaomi note 4/5. So there's hope for them yet...


62? Spring Chicken!!!
flang8 h, 54 m ago

Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound …Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound difference


There's diferent ones available dudi
flang8 h, 54 m ago

Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound …Anyone know if this or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4 is better? Only a pound difference


It's a tad biger
hcc279 h, 51 m ago

Simples- just install one of these senior-friendly Android skins.


Ooo I like
It is making many many calls home to Xiaomi. In comparison, my moto and huawei are very moderate

I am blocking hundreds of calls home with the 5A and especially *.ad.intl.xiaomi.com

I'll shark it sometime this week to see exactly what is being exchanged and there is also a spike in adcolony.com requests. Anyone else seeing this?
whats gearbest like and where is that warehouse?G-W-4?
thanks
johnnyboy47115 m ago

whats gearbest like and where is that warehouse?G-W-4?thanks


G-W-4 Poland
G-W-5 Germany
G-W-6 France
G-W-16 Spain
I think G-W-2 is UK but hardly see it
jabjab10 m ago

G-W-4 PolandG-W-5 GermanyG-W-6 FranceG-W-16 SpainI think G-W-2 is UK but …G-W-4 PolandG-W-5 GermanyG-W-6 FranceG-W-16 SpainI think G-W-2 is UK but hardly see it


EU3 used to be the UK gearbest warehosue but since they’ve changed to GW I’m not sure.
klipntip12th Mar

It is making many many calls home to Xiaomi. In comparison, my moto and …It is making many many calls home to Xiaomi. In comparison, my moto and huawei are very moderate I am blocking hundreds of calls home with the 5A and especially *.ad.intl.xiaomi.comI'll shark it sometime this week to see exactly what is being exchanged and there is also a spike in adcolony.com requests. Anyone else seeing this?


Pls let us know what you find.
Mine is being delivered today! No extra costs!
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