XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 32GB 4G Phablet £111.76 @ Gearbest
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XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 32GB 4G Phablet £111.76 @ Gearbest

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Found 1st Jan 2015
(Advanced Edition) MTK Helio X10 64bit 2.2GHz Octa Core Android 5.0 5.5 inch FHD Screen 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 5.0MP + 13MP Cameras.

Half price at the moment from Gearbest UK wharehouse.

Spec below

XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition) Android 5.0 4G Phablet with 5.5 inch FHD Screen MTK Helio X10 64bit 2.2GHz Octa Core 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 5MP + 13MP Cameras
Main Features:
Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 (FHD) screen 400 PPi
CPU: Helio X10 Octa Core 2.2GHz
GPU: PowerVR G6200
System: Android 5.0 (MIUI 6)
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM (Advanced Edition)
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 13MP f/2.2 super aperture back camera
Bluetooth: 4.0
GPS: GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS
Sensors: Gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor
SIM Card: Dual SIM, Dual standy, Dual Micro
Network:
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

74 Comments

Great phone, shame about the seller!

Still a phone from china iam guessing if it goes wrong you need to send it to China? I would personally go with the 3gb ram note for less than 30 pound more with bigger battrey 3gb ram and fingerprint sensor. I know this is from EU store and will be delivered faster but if you can wait then I would go for that. Still a good price for what it is
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 1st Jan 2015

ssjinzo

Still a phone from china iam guessing if it goes wrong you need to send … Still a phone from china iam guessing if it goes wrong you need to send it to China? I would personally go with the 3gb ram note for less than 30 pound more with bigger battrey 3gb ram and fingerprint sensor. I know this is from EU store and will be delivered faster but if you can wait then I would go for that. Still a good price for what it is



​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no removable battery or backplate where as the note 2 has a smaller battery and no fingerprint reader. I like the note 3 but don't really need a fingerprint scanner. I am however someone who likes SD card storage for easy transfer of files from one device to another or simply to store ROMs, pics, music or video on.

I also like the ability to swap the backplate out if you scratch up the old one or want a new look. personally I love the note 2 but if SD card storage ain't your bag and you are cool with maybe getting a case on your phone, go note 3

great phone spec etc, I've just ordered the redmi note 3 32g from banggood as for me there trusted supplier, power bank I ordered early December arrived in 10 days. bit more expensive though. dint know what the half price bit is all about.

It's not half price, I paid this over a month ago. Cracking phone though.

Great phone. Best I've had. And had Iphones, Blackberry's, xperias.

Would never be sucked in by the big bucks fruit sellers again.

I bought this phone from Gearbest. Didn't buy from their EU warehouse, which you will get quicker delivery. Although you can pay extra, I just went via snail mail lol which took about 4-5weeks. Wasn't in a rush so was happy enough.

Gearbest always got back after emailed for update etc. Couldn't fault them or the phone one bit.

ssjinzo

Still a phone from china iam guessing if it goes wrong you need to send … Still a phone from china iam guessing if it goes wrong you need to send it to China? I would personally go with the 3gb ram note for less than 30 pound more with bigger battrey 3gb ram and fingerprint sensor. I know this is from EU store and will be delivered faster but if you can wait then I would go for that. Still a good price for what it is


Wow I
I bought a Redmi Note 2 a couple of weeks ago. The 3 is nice with the extra RAM and finger scanner but it doesn't have the removable battery, SD Card or the changeable back covers (there are a few interesting unofficial ones out there).
Just waiting for a solid custom ROM to run on this.

Edit:
Wow I need to finish reading the comments before posting my own... Complete agree with Kenneth131

Edited by: "stonetrap" 1st Jan 2015

". XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition) "

I thought the advanced edition came with 3GB of RAM? The spec listed says 2GB.

Miui rom from xiaomi eu is a solid rom, no Chinese bloat, updated every week

Kenneth131

​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no r … ​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no removable battery or backplate where as the note 2 has a smaller battery and no fingerprint reader. I like the note 3 but don't really need a fingerprint scanner. I am however someone who likes SD card storage for easy transfer of files from one device to another or simply to store ROMs, pics, music or video on.I also like the ability to swap the backplate out if you scratch up the old one or want a new look. personally I love the note 2 but if SD card storage ain't your bag and you are cool with maybe getting a case on your phone, go note 3


Agree with you and stone trap completely it's just iam would prefer better build quality and the metal unbody of the note 3 tips it in its favor over the the sd card in terms of usage for me but houses for courses I like keeping my phone lite in terms of junk stored on phone as I have noticed slow down when it's full of files I don't need. Also I keep most of my media collection on a network hard drive which I can access via ftp as well if needed of course you need data too but when iam at home I can add and remove files and just take what I need. But if course people have there own preference

stonetrap

Wow II bought a Redmi Note 2 a couple of weeks ago. The 3 is nice with … Wow II bought a Redmi Note 2 a couple of weeks ago. The 3 is nice with the extra RAM and finger scanner but it doesn't have the removable battery, SD Card or the changeable back covers (there are a few interesting unofficial ones out there).Just waiting for a solid custom ROM to run on this.Edit:Wow I need to finish reading the comments before posting my own... Complete agree with Kenneth131



​you running the global beta or Chinese one, I have been using en.miui.com/for…e=2 and its been pretty damn stable for a beta.

I like the small touches on miui like being able to swipe anywhere on the screen to pull down the notification tray or swip up to quickly search for an app, music or anything really. its nice that so many options are just there by default, I was always a stock android fan until I used miui and its just so much better than any other skinned oem android rom and love the miui community. I can see big gains in the mobile market by xiaomi this year since more people are spreading the word of how low cost mobiles can perform amazingly well

redduck

". XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition) "I thought the advanced … ". XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition) "I thought the advanced edition came with 3GB of RAM? The spec listed says 2GB.



​the advanced note 2 still has 2GB ram but the processor is clocked at 2.2Ghz rather than the standard 2Ghz, real world use there is little difference, its just my ocd made me pick the 2.2Ghz version.

the note 3 advance version has 3GB Ram but on both standard and advanced the processor on the note 3 is clocked at 2.0Ghz

brought this on Christmas eve for £106 from EU warehouse. still waiting for it thought allthough order processed with hermes yesterday. got a galaxy note 3 that is nearly 2 years old but is starting to break. gps doesn't work, wifi signal very temperamental and now the speaker volume is very low and people complaining they can't hear me. oh and a crack in screen lol. don't look after my phones so plan on taking a sim only package and then just changing phones every 12m. love my note 3 and this seems very similar.

Kenneth131

​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no r … ​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no removable battery or backplate where as the note 2 has a smaller battery and no fingerprint reader. I like the note 3 but don't really need a fingerprint scanner. I am however someone who likes SD card storage for easy transfer of files from one device to another or simply to store ROMs, pics, music or video on.I also like the ability to swap the backplate out if you scratch up the old one or want a new look. personally I love the note 2 but if SD card storage ain't your bag and you are cool with maybe getting a case on your phone, go note 3



​note 3 does have SD card I'm texting you this on mine!

I bought one of these from gearbest, the bloatware ruined it for me and for some reason I couldn't get a decent rom, so I emailed gearbest and they offered me £23 refund, I refused , then they said they would refund in full if I shipped to china, but when I contacted paypal, they said I couldn't send back as china wont accept It because of the battery, apparently china post is funny regarding batteries, so paypal issued a refund and told me to tell gearbest to send a courier to collect the phone, I did that , but heard nothing back, and a day later I managed to get a brilliant rom, and the phone is great, gearbest's customer service is ZERO, but I beat them at there own game

quakerphil

Great phone, shame about the seller!



I wanted to return my note 2 , but gearbest offered me £23 so I refused, they then asked me to send my phone back to china, even tho I got the EU delivery, but when I spoke to paypal, the guy on phone said 'no you cant send it back to china, because they wont accept a battery in post , I will issue a full refund, contact gearbest to collect it from YOU', I did contact them and they have not even acknowledged me, so I ended up with a free phone

At the moment I have a galaxy note 2. Been a fantastic piece of kit and to be frank I see no reason to get rid, right now. I want a good phone with similar specs for my wife. question is just how does this compare to my galaxy note 2?

jamesdaley940

I bought one of these from gearbest, the bloatware ruined it for me and … I bought one of these from gearbest, the bloatware ruined it for me and for some reason I couldn't get a decent rom, so I emailed gearbest and they offered me £23 refund, I refused , then they said they would refund in full if I shipped to china, but when I contacted paypal, they said I couldn't send back as china wont accept It because of the battery, apparently china post is funny regarding batteries, so paypal issued a refund and told me to tell gearbest to send a courier to collect the phone, I did that , but heard nothing back, and a day later I managed to get a brilliant rom, and the phone is great, gearbest's customer service is ZERO, but I beat them at there own game


What rom are you using? Thanks

quakerphil

Great phone, shame about the seller!



​why?

jamesdaley940

I wanted to return my note 2 , but gearbest offered me £23 so I refused, … I wanted to return my note 2 , but gearbest offered me £23 so I refused, they then asked me to send my phone back to china, even tho I got the EU delivery, but when I spoke to paypal, the guy on phone said 'no you cant send it back to china, because they wont accept a battery in post , I will issue a full refund, contact gearbest to collect it from YOU', I did contact them and they have not even acknowledged me, so I ended up with a free phone


Yep, similar problems with me, dead item arrived. They offered partial refund or me cover costs of £30 postage return to China. The item was worth £35!!!!!

Kozzy118

​why?


Post #21 mate.

Got 2 at christmas one for the wife and youngest , excellent phones ( got them from Aliexpress ) fast , slim, screen is great quality, internet is fast, cameras as good as any, came rooted with Play store already installed , installed sim and away they went.
Cant fault the things at all, literally zero complaints.

Ive ordered some tempered glass screens and cases because even the Sony and Samsung they replaced eventually succumbed to damage of everyday use so best to get a little protection.

Paid 92 quid for both of mine but they were the 16GB versions.

Voted hot.

My wife has got a Samsung Galaxy Mini 3 - will this phone be a huge improvement over what she has at the moment? Not too clued up about technology.

Thanks in advance.

Kenneth131

​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no r … ​it depends on what you need, the note 3 has no SD card slot and no removable battery or backplate where as the note 2 has a smaller battery and no fingerprint reader. I like the note 3 but don't really need a fingerprint scanner. I am however someone who likes SD card storage for easy transfer of files from one device to another or simply to store ROMs, pics, music or video on.I also like the ability to swap the backplate out if you scratch up the old one or want a new look. personally I love the note 2 but if SD card storage ain't your bag and you are cool with maybe getting a case on your phone, go note 3


Dont forget there is problem with custom roms on 3, this is down to fingerprint security and boot-loader being locked so better with RN2 I have it and love it.

raefil

At the moment I have a galaxy note 2. Been a fantastic piece of kit and … At the moment I have a galaxy note 2. Been a fantastic piece of kit and to be frank I see no reason to get rid, right now. I want a good phone with similar specs for my wife. question is just how does this compare to my galaxy note 2?


Benchmark wise if you switch phone to performance mode on Antutu it come just upfront Galaxy Note 4 with score 48K which is 2 version after. But in general I have friend complaining about Note 4being lagy that is due offial rom with heavy touch wiz menu, personaly love MIUI functionality and themes there is so much in it with out lags I was struggling getting hang of it for first two weeks. I use Miui Polska rom o it.

My advice is go for Redmi Note 3. Full metal body and finger print scanner.

S c 0 TT y

My wife has got a Samsung Galaxy Mini 3 - will this phone be a huge … My wife has got a Samsung Galaxy Mini 3 - will this phone be a huge improvement over what she has at the moment? Not too clued up about technology.Thanks in advance.



Yes, in short better in every day use

scousethief

Got 2 at christmas one for the wife and youngest , excellent phones ( got … Got 2 at christmas one for the wife and youngest , excellent phones ( got them from Aliexpress ) fast , slim, screen is great quality, internet is fast, cameras as good as any, came rooted with Play store already installed , installed sim and away they went.Cant fault the things at all, literally zero complaints.I know you have already ordered but if you want a cracking glass screen protector get the nilkin H+ it has 2.5d glass meaning its curved at the very edges and feels lovely gives the screen an Iphone 6 feel for little ££Ive ordered some tempered glass screens and cases because even the Sony and Samsung they replaced eventually succumbed to damage of everyday use so best to get a little protection.Paid 92 quid for both of mine but they were the 16GB versions.Voted hot.


Kenneth131



Anyone got a step by step guide to flash the ROM adware and get GAPPS one on you tube hermes fails to dowload all the time thanks

Kenneth131

Yes, in short better in every day use


Also there's one handed mode for ease of use on miui

This company is terrible. Avoid like the plague if you don't want weeks and weeks of waiting for delivery and then weeks and weeks of waiting for a refund.

My mate has one. Its a great phone for the price but the camera is rubbish, even with 3rd party apps to try and improve things. It's so bad he carries his old Samsung Galaxy S2 about in case he needs to take photos.

scoobytawazara

Anyone got a step by step guide to flash the ROM adware and get GAPPS one … Anyone got a step by step guide to flash the ROM adware and get GAPPS one on you tube hermes fails to dowload all the time thanks




The rom I mentioned earlier in the thread has a link to the most recent beta chinese rom - its multilanguage though and runs great with no issue plus has all gapps built in so no faffing about

S c 0 TT y

My wife has got a Samsung Galaxy Mini 3 - will this phone be a huge … My wife has got a Samsung Galaxy Mini 3 - will this phone be a huge improvement over what she has at the moment? Not too clued up about technology.Thanks in advance.



It will be better in pretty much all departments except for the camera which isn't anywhere near as good in my opinion.

The rom I mentioned earlier in the thread has a link to the most recent beta chinese rom - its multilanguage though and runs great with no issue plus has all gapps built in so no faffing about


All my posts are being pushed for moderation at the moment so sorry if your not getting the info through

I tried to mention earlier that the nilkin H+ tempered glass screen protector is fantastic and 2.5D glass so nice rounded edges makes it feel great and pretty inexpensive

smershspy

This company is terrible. Avoid like the plague if you don't want weeks … This company is terrible. Avoid like the plague if you don't want weeks and weeks of waiting for delivery and then weeks and weeks of waiting for a refund.




Im not a massive fan of gearbest tbh, I like banggood or ibuygou but each to their own I guess some have had good experiences and bad across the grey market. I personally try not to buy from gearbest when I can though

Kenneth131

I tried to mention earlier that the nilkin H+ tempered glass screen … I tried to mention earlier that the nilkin H+ tempered glass screen protector is fantastic and 2.5D glass so nice rounded edges makes it feel great and pretty inexpensive


Hi Kenneth can I just put this into the phone as download and does it have an updated like Hermes ROM sorry to be such a dunce but not sure how to do as mentioned other you tube ROM on honorbuy forum fails to complete download

Kenneth131

Im not a massive fan of gearbest tbh, I like banggood or ibuygou but each … Im not a massive fan of gearbest tbh, I like banggood or ibuygou but each to their own I guess some have had good experiences and bad across the grey market. I personally try not to buy from gearbest when I can though



kenneth on the link where do you click to download the ROM
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