Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro-5.5" FHD Snapdragon 650, 3GB 4000mah - Gold Band20/Kate/Global/Special Edition- £125.70 @ AliExress/ FANTACY TECHNOLOGY £12.85 Quidco Cashback
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro-5.5" FHD Snapdragon 650, 3GB 4000mah - Gold Band20/Kate/Global/Special Edition- £125.70 @ AliExress/ FANTACY TECHNOLOGY £12.85 Quidco Cashback

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Found 2nd JanMade hot 2nd Jan
On offer again via aliexpress and Fantacy for 4 days, to avoid warranty charge I just selected ship to usa then made sure it has the UK address on the order before payment.

4G Network : FDD LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/ ( 2100/1900/ 1800/ 1700/ 850/ 2600/ 900/ 800/ 700MHz); TD-LTE B40 (2300MHZ)

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Looks good to me.

Refused to pay my quidco, the only retailer ive ever had that problem with so dont count on it

seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very happy to be proved wrong...

kiora

seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very … seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very happy to be proved wrong...


There's a couple of sellers on aliexpress, geekbuying have it also.

kiora

seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very … seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very happy to be proved wrong...



Special Edition or International Version. Other places do sell it and state Band 20 (800MHz)
Edited by: "rev6" 2nd Jan

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.html

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1748900-spy-software-found-pre-installed-on-lenovo-huawei-and-xiaomi-smartphones/


http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/830922-chinas-xiaomi-smartphones-may-be-spying-on-you/


https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Xiaomi+spyware&t=ffcm&ia=web



Spyware! Spyware everywhere!

Lovely.

tuna89

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.htmlhttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1748900-spy-software-found-pre-installed-on-lenovo-huawei-and-xiaomi-smartphones/http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/830922-chinas-xiaomi-smartphones-may-be-spying-on-you/https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Xiaomi+spyware&t=ffcm&ia=webSpyware! Spyware everywhere!


Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months?
No, I couldn't find any either. Happily using my xiaomi mi max, wife is happily using a redmi note 3 without a tin hat too.

damadgeruk

Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months? No, I couldn't find any … Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months? No, I couldn't find any either. Happily using my xiaomi mi max, wife is happily using a redmi note 3 without a tin hat too.



Just thought people should be aware, you don't have to throw your toys out of the pram - glad you and your wife are happy, that's good to know.

tuna89

you don't have to throw your toys out of the pram -


It appears that your perspective is broken. Maybe you should lurk a bit before posting.

damadgeruk

It appears that your perspective is broken. Maybe you should lurk a bit … It appears that your perspective is broken. Maybe you should lurk a bit before posting.



lol ok.

tuna89

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.htmlhttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1748900-spy-software-found-pre-installed-on-lenovo-huawei-and-xiaomi-smartphones/http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/830922-chinas-xiaomi-smartphones-may-be-spying-on-you/https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Xiaomi+spyware&t=ffcm&ia=webSpyware! Spyware everywhere!



Whats new. Here is a quote from one of your duckduck links.

"An article was released a week ago in Belgium, which showed that a smartphone with the 30 most common apps installed on it makes 350.000 connections within 24 hours, when it is NOT being used and but has a wifi/3g conneciton ON, with 76 servers across the world within countries ranging from: the USA, China, Singapore, Ukraine, etc.

Personal information gets shared but also IMEI codes an well virtually anything else that has any value."

demorgen.be/dm/…web

tuna89

Just thought people should be aware, you don't have to throw your toys … Just thought people should be aware, you don't have to throw your toys out of the pram - glad you and your wife are happy, that's good to know.


For info, these phones don't inherently have malware installed, however if the re-seller installs an unofficial "multi-language" ROM it has the potential to be loaded with all kinds of cr*p.
When you order the phone request that the seller provide it "sealed box". If the phone arrives and it looks like it's already been opened then be cautious and look at installing the official Global ROM from Xiaomi, or installing a reputable custom ROM from xiaomi.eu.

damadgeruk

Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months? No, I couldn't find any … Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months? No, I couldn't find any either. Happily using my xiaomi mi max, wife is happily using a redmi note 3 without a tin hat too.



​Which phone would you say is better?

tan159

Whats new. Here is a quote from one of your duckduck links."An article … Whats new. Here is a quote from one of your duckduck links."An article was released a week ago in Belgium, which showed that a smartphone with the 30 most common apps installed on it makes 350.000 connections within 24 hours, when it is NOT being used and but has a wifi/3g conneciton ON, with 76 servers across the world within countries ranging from: the USA, China, Singapore, Ukraine, etc.Personal information gets shared but also IMEI codes an well virtually anything else that has any value."http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/5403/Internet/article/detail/1744852/2013/11/22/Smartphones-zijn-verklikkers-ook-zonder-te-bellen.dhtml?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=web#.Uo8NKAemTyU.facebook


Try as you like, but there's no escaping it these days.
Companies all over the world are using any available technology to track our history, habits, choices, personalities etc, and creating individual profiles of each and every one of us.
We are merely products, ready to be sold to the highest bidder.

tuna89

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.htmlhttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1748900-spy-software-found-pre-installed-on-lenovo-huawei-and-xiaomi-smartphones/http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/830922-chinas-xiaomi-smartphones-may-be-spying-on-you/https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Xiaomi+spyware&t=ffcm&ia=webSpyware! Spyware everywhere!



​agree with others using this model (non international version ) had around d 6 months no issues.good phone, good battery life, it gets ota updates every month or so. good company if u ask me. my next phones will be xiaomi

tuna89

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/Xiaomi-Mi-4-malware.htmlhttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1748900-spy-software-found-pre-installed-on-lenovo-huawei-and-xiaomi-smartphones/http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/830922-chinas-xiaomi-smartphones-may-be-spying-on-you/https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Xiaomi+spyware&t=ffcm&ia=webSpyware! Spyware everywhere!



yes thank god we live in the west were GCHQ and the NSA would never do such a thing, oO

Great phone can't really be beaten in this price range if you don't mind the wait
Just check your rom version when you get it to make sure the vendor hasn't put malware on it

hamzahzafar

​Which phone would you say is better?


Mi max and note 3 are effectively the same bar screen size (though both are available with 650 or 652 snapdragon - we have one of each both with 3GB Ram, I find very little difference).

Brought this phone a few months back from Ali express, it took a while to arrive but brilliant for the money. On first boot up it did an ota update to miui 8.1. No complaints from me and would certainly buy Xiaomi again.

Presumably this is liable to import charges and VAT?

is it easy to flash?

keifling

is it easy to flash?



​yep just open your trenchcoat

gari189

Presumably this is liable to import charges and VAT?



​Provided you stick to free shipping, you should be OK, although, there's never any guarantee.

damadgeruk

Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months? No, I couldn't find any … Old news, any evidence from the last 12 months? No, I couldn't find any either. Happily using my xiaomi mi max, wife is happily using a redmi note 3 without a tin hat too.



​i love my mi max! best value for money phone I've ever bought

kiora

seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very … seems to be the only place selling it stating band 20? I would be very happy to be proved wrong...



​Banggood have it for 170 USD

Amazing phone, especially for the price you pay.

wont buy anything from aliexpress

OP any links for temp glass and case

Original Poster

raulvibes

OP any links for temp glass and case



Mentioned here last time this phone was a deal

hotukdeals.com/dea…=12

careful with cases for this. I've got the normal version, plenty of cases for that. the Kate version is 2mm longer, the wife has that and I had to get a flexible pu case as the stiff ones wouldn't fit.

I bought my one the last time it was a deal. I declined the case option, (which was silly), but I was still provided a clear rubber case for it which is all I need and does the job.

The phone is excellent and quick as well, although I am comparing it to my previous phone which was quite old!

Before I did anything I installed a number of different antivirus \ malware \ security products providing full scans with all of them and nothing was highlighted as being unsafe.

The camera could be slightly better, if I wanted to be fussy, but for the money it's a super phone.

Received it before Christmas, compared with Oneplus 2 and Redmi wins with battery life and gaming performance (the only game I'm playing is Real Racing 3), lost with design and camera. Overall, Redmi stays, Oneplus went back to Amazon.
Now I'm on CM13 which is great.

My Note 3 got stolen yesterday, would this make an ideal replacement

Thanks

Sorry for the newbie question.

Would this phone be suitable for someone who just wants a typical Samsung/iPhone functionality but without the price premium? Not being tech savy is it a case of switch on and go?

It mentions MIUI 8, based on Android 5.1, is it simple to keep updated and maintain your apps through the Play Store?

Are there any UK networks this wouldn't work on? At the moment we use Tesco, but might switch to something else, possibly Three.

Thank you to anyone that can advise.

bobsootie

Sorry for the newbie question.Would this phone be suitable for someone … Sorry for the newbie question.Would this phone be suitable for someone who just wants a typical Samsung/iPhone functionality but without the price premium? Not being tech savy is it a case of switch on and go?It mentions MIUI 8, based on Android 5.1, is it simple to keep updated and maintain your apps through the Play Store?Are there any UK networks this wouldn't work on? At the moment we use Tesco, but might switch to something else, possibly Three.Thank you to anyone that can advise.



​Should be perfectly fine for your needs play store will probably be on it out the box, android updates would be over the air as ad when xiaomi decide, unless you mess about with roms. Covets all the bands required for UK networks.

Can anyone who has the phone tell me if it works with banking apps? More more specifically Barclays?

Thanks

sam2142

Can anyone who has the phone tell me if it works with banking apps? More … Can anyone who has the phone tell me if it works with banking apps? More more specifically Barclays?Thanks



​works with HSBC and first direct.

I hazard the guess that as long as you don't root it then they should work fine.

Just purchased this for £127 but added a case as well. Quidco hasn't tracked so fingers crossed.
Edit.. just got a message that it tracked as £12.96 and total price was £154. Will have to check with credit card now
as order says £127.
Edited by: "shabbird" 3rd Jan

I'm just so annoyed with all these great phones that claims to be dual sim but where one of the slots really is for SD card. Why do they do this ? Trying to replace my Honox5, but so far all phones I see and like fails on this matter.
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