Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 £92.99 @ Ali Express
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 £92.99 @ Ali Express

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Found 11th Nov 2015
Original Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 TD TDD Mobile Phone MTK Helio X10 Octa Core 5.5" 1920X1080P 2GB RAM 13MP MIUI 7 4G FDD LTE Unlocked

first post, 2nd attempt. prob for the people who have done the research.

Got the phone last week from same seller. received 10 days after despatch.

Phone is great, works on three network no problems, comes with xiaomi.eu rom with no Chinese bloat.

deal will expire in about 11 hours.
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92.99 in pink only might be worth a mention?
Original Poster
sorry, didn't notice. fetching colour though!

white is under 95 so still a deal in my eyes!
ando

92.99 in pink only might be worth a mention?


It's actually 91.37 if you convert from usd like the op has done for the white.
is this the advanced version
Original Poster
2ghz version so standard
Is it genuine?
Original Poster
course it is, posting from it now
Cold Ali express is a crappy website with zero customer service full of scammers. Buy from here at your own peril or at the very least pay by credit card.
It was for sale from the EU warehouse of gearbest at a similar price earlier but seems to be out of stock, might be worth checking tomorrow.
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7800gtman

Cold Ali express is a crappy website with zero customer service full of … Cold Ali express is a crappy website with zero customer service full of scammers. Buy from here at your own peril or at the very least pay by credit card.



​entitled to your opinion, but you are covered by aliexpress anyway in case of issues.
7800gtman

Cold Ali express is a crappy website with zero customer service full of … Cold Ali express is a crappy website with zero customer service full of scammers. Buy from here at your own peril or at the very least pay by credit card.



Not true. Just because you haven't probably bought anything from them in the past, doesn't mean that you can talk crap like that. Whenever I haven't received anything within the estimated period of time they were always more than happy to arrange a refund, and even automatically without moving any of my fingers.
does price include +20% VAT plus handling fee from customs?
good deal for a decent phone.the blue looks nice.slightly more expensive around 100ish.good xmas present for a teenager to id say
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amleto

does price include +20% VAT plus handling fee from customs?



​i didn't get hit, went via NL from the package.
most packages avoid customs if you go for cheapest postage option
I've just got this phone, arrived all in Chinese! actually took it to a Chinese restaurant so could get it in English..... still has lots of Chinese stuff on there,is there anything I can download that would clear this problem up or make the phone better?
WARNING. This is the TDD version, which does not support UK's 4G frequencies out of the box.

The seller claims that by installing a custom ROM, they've managed to unlock UK's 4G frequencies. Even if that were true, updating the phone may revert it back to stock and result in the phone being locked to China's 4G frequencies. You might want to consider if the extra trouble is worth $20 over Xiaomi's official international 4G version.
iEimis

Not true. Just because you haven't probably bought anything from them in … Not true. Just because you haven't probably bought anything from them in the past, doesn't mean that you can talk crap like that. Whenever I haven't received anything within the estimated period of time they were always more than happy to arrange a refund, and even automatically without moving any of my fingers.


That is true in my experience. I started ordering reasonably frequently from Aliexpress but the problems seemed more frequent than the orders. Quite often the sellers don't check out correctly and the listed picture of factories and workers and just library pictures of a created store front. There may be protection but the sellers have found ways around the system and any arbitration that takes place is painfully slow even for the most open and shut cases. I've found myself with fake items, poor quality items and incorrect orders that were so awkward to put right it just was not worth the bother. Of around 50 orders, about 20 were fine. For me 30/50 is an amazing rate of issues so I stopped using them altogether.
deankelly1081

I've just got this phone, arrived all in Chinese! actually took it to a … I've just got this phone, arrived all in Chinese! actually took it to a Chinese restaurant so could get it in English..... still has lots of Chinese stuff on there,is there anything I can download that would clear this problem up or make the phone better?



​yeah sure. Here you go play.google.com/sto…ese
mredealer

That is true in my experience. I started ordering reasonably frequently … That is true in my experience. I started ordering reasonably frequently from Aliexpress but the problems seemed more frequent than the orders. Quite often the sellers don't check out correctly and the listed picture of factories and workers and just library pictures of a created store front. There may be protection but the sellers have found ways around the system and any arbitration that takes place is painfully slow even for the most open and shut cases. I've found myself with fake items, poor quality items and incorrect orders that were so awkward to put right it just was not worth the bother. Of around 50 orders, about 20 were fine. For me 30/50 is an amazing rate of issues so I stopped using them altogether.



​How can anyone get to so many failed orders before giving up? Sounds like nonsense. I've bought over 30 items and not had one problem. Put the shovel down pal.
xenostar

WARNING. This is the TDD version, which does not support UK's 4G … WARNING. This is the TDD version, which does not support UK's 4G frequencies out of the box.The seller claims that by installing a custom ROM, they've managed to unlock UK's 4G frequencies. Even if that were true, updating the phone may revert it back to stock and result in the phone being locked to China's 4G frequencies. You might want to consider if the extra trouble is worth $20 over Xiaomi's official international 4G version.



$20 is worth the trouble. where can i buy xiaomis official international 4g version?
Gearbest sells the FDD version, plus it ships from EU warehouse so no import changes guaranteed.

gearbest.com/cel…d=3
Isn't aliExpress a chinese website? are they safe?
whats fdd
Few questions you lovely people:
1) Does this have NFC?
2) How is the Wi Fi on this compared to the MI3
3) Battery life? Can you soldier on for more than say 2 days with standard use?
4) Any problems 4G wise?
deals4low

Isn't aliExpress a chinese website? are they safe?



not pure chinese as yahoo owns about 15% of the company for pice of mind. They also give you protection 45 days which can be extended and if you do not receive item or it's not what you ordered, you will get money back. I made 52 transaction there and 46 were troublefree, rest fully refunded.
Franzkill

Few questions you lovely people:1) Does this have NFC?2) How is the Wi Fi … Few questions you lovely people:1) Does this have NFC?2) How is the Wi Fi on this compared to the MI33) Battery life? Can you soldier on for more than say 2 days with standard use?4) Any problems 4G wise?



​1. no NFC
2. decent wifi don't know mi3 so can't compare
3. lucky to get 1 day.
4. no band 20, its CPU does support all LTE frequency but no available on this handset. that means bye bye O2 and Vodafone 4G.

there is thread in xda about development on unlocking hidden 4G bands.
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xenostar

WARNING. This is the TDD version, which does not support UK's 4G … WARNING. This is the TDD version, which does not support UK's 4G frequencies out of the box.The seller claims that by installing a custom ROM, they've managed to unlock UK's 4G frequencies. Even if that were true, updating the phone may revert it back to stock and result in the phone being locked to China's 4G frequencies. You might want to consider if the extra trouble is worth $20 over Xiaomi's official international 4G version.



​like I said. this is for people who have done the research.

I've got the tdd version. installing custom roms is something I'm comfortable with, as are many others. this deal was for them.

it comes with the xiaomi.eu rom, not special mods, and its the rom you want for full English and no Chinese bloat.
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hi mods please expire

the price from this seller which i can vouch for has now gone up.

Hope some people ended up buying.
Gillbot

hi mods please expirethe price from this seller which i can vouch for has … hi mods please expirethe price from this seller which i can vouch for has now gone up.Hope some people ended up buying.


No it hasnt.... White and grey ones are still available for the same price.
The_IMF

​yeah sure. Here you go h … ​yeah sure. Here you go https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funeasylearn.chinese



Download the ROM from this page. Redmi Note 2 Multilanguage Rom [5.11.5]

This is an unofficial MIUI 7 multi language ROM. Xiaomi will not be releasing an official ROM with full English translation as this handset was never intended for the UK market. The above link is as good as it gets. Once installed the phone runs like a dream. Your current ROM is likely full of dodgy spyware anyway!

Edited by: "chuchuj" 12th Nov 2015
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danj303

No it hasnt.... White and grey ones are still available for the same … No it hasnt.... White and grey ones are still available for the same price.



​my bad, crack on then!
chuchuj

Download the ROM from this page. Redmi Note 2 Multilanguage Rom … Download the ROM from this page. Redmi Note 2 Multilanguage Rom [5.11.5]This is an unofficial MIUI 7 multi language ROM. Xiaomi will not be releasing an official ROM with full English translation as this handset was never intended for the UK market. The above link is as good as it gets. Once installed the phone runs like a dream. Your current ROM is likely full of dodgy spyware anyway!



​Absolute cack. Official global rom on the Miui website now. Download and flash using the in built software or use the Mi Pc suite on a Windows Pc. Hello Google services, goodbye Chinese apps.
badboyofrock

​Absolute cack. Official global rom on the Miui website now. Download and … ​Absolute cack. Official global rom on the Miui website now. Download and flash using the in built software or use the Mi Pc suite on a Windows Pc. Hello Google services, goodbye Chinese apps.



Are you running the global rom? everything i have read says that the "english" language choice is riddled with random chinese text....
chuchuj

Are you running the global rom? everything i have read says that the … Are you running the global rom? everything i have read says that the "english" language choice is riddled with random chinese text....



​I'm running the global build of Miui7. It updated from Miui6 last week OTA. There is no Chinese text anywhere on my home screen or in any of the menus. The only Chinese I have seen is when the Xiaomi email app wanted access to my Gmail account. I was only messing around though as I use the official Gmail app that was pre installed anyway, with it being the global rom.
ando

92.99 in pink only might be worth a mention?



oooh suits you sir
Hi, I have this phone, over all a good phone.
But the problem is that the available ram is very low (keeping in mind that it's 2GB). Also, there is a pathetic problem of getting adds on the home screen. I am using the ROM it came with and haven't rooted, can someone please advise how to root and which ROM to use , ( I prefer a pure andriod experience rather then IOS or MIUI ) ?

Due to the low availability of the RAM , it lags and hangs sometime.

Thanks
Hi, I have this phone, over all a good phone.
But the problem is that the available ram is very low (keeping in mind that it's 2GB). Also, there is a pathetic problem of getting adds on the home screen. I am using the ROM it came with and haven't rooted, can someone please advise how to root and which ROM to use , ( I prefer a pure andriod experience rather then IOS or MIUI ) ?

Due to the low availability of the RAM , it lags and hangs sometime.

Thanks
Original Poster
farazee124

Hi, I have this phone, over all a good phone. But the problem is that the … Hi, I have this phone, over all a good phone. But the problem is that the available ram is very low (keeping in mind that it's 2GB). Also, there is a pathetic problem of getting adds on the home screen. I am using the ROM it came with and haven't rooted, can someone please advise how to root and which ROM to use , ( I prefer a pure andriod experience rather then IOS or MIUI ) ?Due to the low availability of the RAM , it lags and hangs sometime.Thanks



​hi

go to
Original Poster
farazee124

Hi, I have this phone, over all a good phone. But the problem is that the … Hi, I have this phone, over all a good phone. But the problem is that the available ram is very low (keeping in mind that it's 2GB). Also, there is a pathetic problem of getting adds on the home screen. I am using the ROM it came with and haven't rooted, can someone please advise how to root and which ROM to use , ( I prefer a pure andriod experience rather then IOS or MIUI ) ?Due to the low availability of the RAM , it lags and hangs sometime.Thanks



hi

install twrp from:

en.miui.com/for…e=2

then choose which rom to use. I prefer the xiaomi.eu rom, miui with no ads. weekly build is best. there are also some other roms on xda forums, more vanilla Android.

you flash the rom by selecting the file when in twrp recovery.

pretty easy.
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