Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 2gb RAM 16gb ROM £117.99 delivered Gearbest EU Warehouse
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 2gb RAM 16gb ROM £117.99 delivered Gearbest EU Warehouse

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Found 2nd Jan 2015
Thought this was a good price, especially from the EU warehouse so no customs and far quicker delivery. Please be aware no SD card slot with the Redmi 3 so if you are someone who likes to put a lot of stuff on your phone the 16gb version is probably not for you!

UPDATE: The silver version is OOS now at the EU Warehouse but the Gray version is in stock at £118.60

Link: gearbest.com/cel…d=3

Main Features:
Redmi Note 3 retains Helio X10, adds full metal body, fingerprint sensor and massive 4000mAh battery!
13MP/5MP cameras on Redmi Note 3 take gorgeous pictures. Here are some unedited photos.
Redmi Note 3's fingerprint sensor unlocks in just 0.3s. Body has a smooth sandblasted metal finish too.
Redmi Note 3 has a massive 4000mAh battery but is only 8.65mm thick, weighs 164g - just 4g heavier than Redmi Note 2!

Display: 5.5 inch, 1920x1080 Pixel Screen with 403 PPI
CPU: Helio X10 64bit Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU: PowerVR G6200
System: Android 5.0
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP with f/2.0 aperture front camera + 13.0MP with 78 degree wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture back camera
Sensor: Light sensor, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall Sensor
Feature: GPS/ A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou
Bluetooth: 4.1
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Dual Micro SIM
Network:
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

Very positive review of the 16gb version here

pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…81/
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I assume this is still the China version with no Google play pre-installed?

Great phone for the money but only for someone who is happy to do some tinkering to get it fully functional.
tbon3

I assume this is still the China version with no Google play … I assume this is still the China version with no Google play pre-installed?Great phone for the money but only for someone who is happy to do some tinkering to get it fully functional.



Or for someone who doesn't care about apps. Do you know if this is the China ROM version? or did you guess (I presume it's Chinese ROM myself FWIW).
Original Poster
No expert but one of the questions asked was if it has the Greek language and the reply from Gearbest was yes. Doesn't the Chinese version only come with Chinese and English installed?
Never bought from Gearbest myself', But I was reading that some had trouble with them and the radio controlled car post from a few weeks back.
Ordered one myself yesterday. Will normally be here within a week from the eu warehouse. It will probably have to have a little work to get the eu weekly rom installed until they release an international rom like they did for note 2.
I would personally source the one with 3GB ram and order from China, or possibly hold off for another few weeks if you can as there are at least 2 other phones from xiaomi due to be announced in January. one being a redmi 3, a smaller version of the note 3, Sam build but lower spec and a mi5 but should result in the price settling on the redmi series.

good price for the note 3 through from an EU warehouse
16gb and no SD slot??? Cold.
seabs

16gb and no SD slot??? Cold.



Only to folk who need more than 16gb. I for one have never needed an sd card or more than 16gb of space. I currently have just under 6 gb left on my 16gb phone.
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submerged

Only to folk who need more than 16gb. I for one have never needed an sd … Only to folk who need more than 16gb. I for one have never needed an sd card or more than 16gb of space. I currently have just under 6 gb left on my 16gb phone.



Ditto. And I did warn in my OP that if you are the type who likes a LOT of stuff on your phone this is probably not for you (_;)
Not an iPhone for £700..... COLD!
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topazz

I've bought stuff from GearBest with no trouble at all but there are … I've bought stuff from GearBest with no trouble at all but there are plenty of complaints about them out there. Pay by Paypal, don't be fobbed off from escalating if things go wrong and fingers crossed. Chinese sellers have a different mindset to us, money rules and once they have it they are reluctant to give it back. John Lewis level of customer service it definitely ain't. Just be careful.



As someone who has bought quite a few items from them (aways from the China warehouse) I would agree with all this. To be fair only had a bit of bother with one order which they left unprocessed for 10 days until I got in touch to query. Turns out it was OOS and no idea when would be back in so pushed a bit and got a full refund (I paid by paypal and always have). Major downside is the delivery times but as this is from the EU warehouse delivery should be much much quicker.
Only just noticed it is EU warehouse stock. Delivery will be much quicker and more reliable. I'd guess that as it is EU stock they may have an 'international' rom flashed on them. Be tempted myself if I was in the market for a phone.
I ordered a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 from these guys (EU warehouse) and it arrived within about two weeks. no issues.
I got Doogee phone from the EU warehouse and it arrived in 5 days.
Just got mine today from their China warehouse 3gb ram n 32gb storage, ordered early/mid December.
SlpyD

Just got mine today from their China warehouse 3gb ram n 32gb storage, … Just got mine today from their China warehouse 3gb ram n 32gb storage, ordered early/mid December.



I will be interested to know what the rom is like. No international rom for them as yet, hopefully a few weeks.
Shame it doesn't support Vodafone 4g otherwise I would have e 1
Heat. I' m wondering if they will also bring the new Xiaomi Pad 2 tablet
submerged

I will be interested to know what the rom is like. No international rom … I will be interested to know what the rom is like. No international rom for them as yet, hopefully a few weeks.



​I'm just charging it at the moment, will post an update once I've had a chance to play with it.
Can I confirm this doesn't have Google play!!?
Does anyone know if this will have CM13 like the Note 2? Also I'm concerned about the locked bootloader.
gear best are a disgrace. worst customer service I have ever experienced
Xiaomi are a massive x and well respected make with a large turnover. Ihave other gadgets from them but I dont have this particular phone yet but am keeping an eye on their models . As I understand it with dual sim phones if you dont mind not using the second sim card for another network you can use it for extra storage,
You are also supposed to be able to instal google play your self.
The other issue to check is the bands as to which service provider these phones will work with.
Perhaps someone who already owns one can give us a review?
yeah thats all nice but OP didnt do its research
this phone does not come with play store rednering it useless as smartphone device as you wont be able to install any apps (not in a easy way that is) I highly recomend waiting few weeks and monitor this webiste
xiaomi.eu/com…ty/
to see if global rom with play market pops up
Thanks
losdamianos

yeah thats all nice but OP didnt do its research this phone does not come … yeah thats all nice but OP didnt do its research this phone does not come with play store rednering it useless as smartphone device as you wont be able to install any apps (not in a easy way that is) I highly recomend waiting few weeks and monitor this webistehttp://xiaomi.eu/community/to see if global rom with play market pops upThanks



If you had read that forum correctly you will also know you can use the weekly rom which does have play store, just need to unlock bootloader etc. Also redmi note 2 was exactly the same to begin with and now has international rom. There is also a custom rom en.miui.com/thr…tml you can install which looks very stable from what I read and has play store. No need to root or unlock bootloader either.


Edited by: "submerged" 2nd Jan 2015
submerged

If you had read that forum correctly you will also know you can use the … If you had read that forum correctly you will also know you can use the weekly rom which does have play store, just need to unlock bootloader etc. Also redmi note 2 was exactly the same to begin with and now has international rom. There is also a custom rom http://en.miui.com/thread-194174-1-1.html you can install which looks very stable from what I read and has play store. No need to root or unlock bootloader either.


yes I have read the forum correctly and in fact root is coming in the very near future all of the above does not matter this is not XDA this is HUKD for people expecting product working out of the box no necessary root / unlocking bootloader or installing new ROMS
this phone might be worth buying in few weeks not now
Op should have maybe mentioned it may not have play store but to most who buy these they know they dont always work out of the box but very easily you can unlock the bootloader and install the weekly rom which does have play store and no chinese bloat apps. For me it is worth buying now as was the redmi note 2 when that came out. I used that fine with the weekly eu rom until the international rom came out. The only real difference was it was not rooted so I could use the barclays app othewise they both worked just as good.
installing the DEV rom gives you root access.

The secondary sim is not able to be used for additional memory thats only on Meizu and oppo off the top of my head

Installing google play and services on this phone takes 2 minutes. If you can't manage that get a Nokia.

The 3Gb / 32Gb version is a far better device.
I purchased a Redmi Note 2 just before Christmas and love it. Great interface and very smooth. If anyone has any questions just ask.
deano777

installing the DEV rom gives you root access.The secondary sim is not … installing the DEV rom gives you root access.The secondary sim is not able to be used for additional memory thats only on Meizu and oppo off the top of my headInstalling google play and services on this phone takes 2 minutes. If you can't manage that get a Nokia.The 3Gb / 32Gb version is a far better device.



When you say the 32gb one is far better, in what ways? I know it has more storage which I don't need and an extra gig of ram but just how much difference does it make?
SlpyD

Just got mine today from their China warehouse 3gb ram n 32gb storage, … Just got mine today from their China warehouse 3gb ram n 32gb storage, ordered early/mid December.


Did you get stung by customs?
deano777

installing the DEV rom gives you root access.Installing google play and … installing the DEV rom gives you root access.Installing google play and services on this phone takes 2 minutes. If you can't manage that get a Nokia.


it doesnt matter whether it takes 2 minutes or 10 seconds, this ANDROID phone should have access to PLAY market out of the box period, anything else is a device for enthusiasts not your average joe
losdamianos

it doesnt matter whether it takes 2 minutes or 10 seconds, this ANDROID … it doesnt matter whether it takes 2 minutes or 10 seconds, this ANDROID phone should have access to PLAY market out of the box period, anything else is a device for enthusiasts not your average joe



And it would have it was actually meant for the UK market but it is not. It is meant for a Chinese market hence why it has not got it. I am not actually sure why your even on this deal thread to be honest if not interested.

I for one like many here buy many Chinese phones without play store and add it once I get it. The average Joe will not even look at phones like these as they will be on the Iphone and Samsung deals as they feel they are the only 2 phone makes worth having lol.
adamju592

gear best are a disgrace. worst customer service I have ever experienced



I can't say that they are wonderful but they usually get stuff resolved after going round in circles a few times....

I've had mixed experiences with them - some stuff arrives very quickly, other times it takes forever...
Nice phone, nearly bought this but got a nearly new Oneplus one.
Love it!
It's alive! My 32gb model came with play store pre-installed and also works with my o2 4g sim (which I wasn't expecting). Great phone, very zippy, finger print sensor sign in works a treat. After installing standard Google apps with a couple games and a few other apps, I'm left with about 25gb of storage space left. Posted this using the xiaomi.
spectacular price for a best of a phone
SlpyD

It's alive! My 32gb model came with play store pre-installed and also … It's alive! My 32gb model came with play store pre-installed and also works with my o2 4g sim (which I wasn't expecting). Great phone, very zippy, finger print sensor sign in works a treat. After installing standard Google apps with a couple games and a few other apps, I'm left with about 25gb of storage space left. Posted this using the xiaomi.



​Did you buy it on this deal or elsewhere? Is it running the global rom?
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deano777

The 3Gb / 32Gb version is a far better device.



It'a also approx £30 more expensive (and that's if you order from the China warehouse). You pays yer money......
Edited by: "bellboys" 2nd Jan 2015
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nikc0069

​Did you buy it on this deal or elsewhere? Is it running the global rom?



His/her previous post on here seems to suggest they got it from Gearbest's China warehouse. If the ones from there have play store pre-installed, it's very hopeful for those from the EU warehouse...
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