Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro - 5.5" FHD Snapdragon 650 4000mah - Band20/Kate/Special Edition/Global Version model - £112.44 for 2/16GB - £128.50 for 3/32GB - Gold or Grey - Geekbuying
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro - 5.5" FHD Snapdragon 650 4000mah - Band20/Kate/Special Edition/Global Version model - £112.44 for 2/16GB - £128.50 for 3/32GB - Gold or Grey - Geekbuying

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Found 12th Nov 2016Made hot 12th Nov 2016
International version with Global ROM and B20 800mhz 4G support.
Full specifications
Gold or Grey options available.
Grey 2/16GB is £5 more than Gold both are same price for 3/32GB
For those that are thinking of the Grey 2/16GB model and don't want to spend the £5 over the gold, Gearbest have it for £112.29
OTA updates. Comes with MIUI 7 but can be updated to MIUI 8. Flashing own Global ROM is recommended though

Shipping from HK so potential import duty.
'Kate' model is about 2.5mm taller than standard Note 3 Pro 'Kenzo' model

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Kate and kenzo?

Ah gotcha! Looks good very tempted

tom6195

Kate and kenzo?



Kenzo is the original version. Kate is the International version that supports Band 20. Phones are given names like this to easily identify them.

Slightly cheaper 3GB RAM/32GB storage model on Gearbest, gearbest.com/cel…d=4

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tom6195

Kate and kenzo?



They're the model code names. 'Kate' = Special Edition with B20. 'Kenzo' is the Standard Note 3 Pro. Original Note 3 (non Pro) was code named 'Hennessy'

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puddleuk

Slightly cheaper 3GB RAM/32GB storage model on Gearbest, … Slightly cheaper 3GB RAM/32GB storage model on Gearbest, http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_289037.html?wid=4



Thats the Original Note 3 (non Pro) model which has Mediatek and lack of microSD. Also no B20 support. The model, in this deal is called Overseas Edition on Gearbest but they only do 2/16GB model and Edit: it's slightly cheaper by a few pennies


Edited by: "dreadzone101" 12th Nov 2016

Are these phones any good? What is the performance like?

sorry - no deal - cheaper elsewhere

Krueck83

sorry - no deal - cheaper elsewhere



Can you link to the cheaper place?

Krueck83

sorry - no deal - cheaper elsewhere


Where?

rev6

Can you link to the cheaper place?



​Probably not

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dealer221

Are these phones any good? What is the performance like?



For the price point it's great value. I can't comment on performance as I don't have this phone in particular, but I do have an older model which has been perfectly fine for me. If you search 'Redmi Note 3 Pro' in Hukd search, you'll find quite a few threads in the past that'll have comments from users who've bought them and what their thoughts are. There's also plenty of reviews on various sites and youtube too, to help you determine the performance and whether they're any good or not.

The one thing putting me off these devices is the firmware. I really like stock or as close to stock as possible, so I can add the functionality I like. Why can't they just release them with a stock version

is this the kind of thing you meant in the other thread?

sarell

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-3-Pro-5-5-MIUI7-Snapdragon-650-4G-FDD-LTE-Smartphone/32704845697.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.3.yTNzA9&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2,searchweb201603_1&btsid=97e50fc5-8961-4c6b-bb2a-e144df727577



That looks like Kenzo to me. This is Kate.

oO

Only downside is the old cpu and it only being HD on a 5.5" screen

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rev6

The one thing putting me off these devices is the firmware. I really like … The one thing putting me off these devices is the firmware. I really like stock or as close to stock as possible, so I can add the functionality I like. Why can't they just release them with a stock version



I think 'Kenzo' has AOSP and Cyanogenmod roms which are nearly the same as stock but not sure about 'Kate'. There's usually some caveats to them though. I know for Redmi Note 2, one of them was that camera functionality wasn't as good due to PDAF, HDR, slow motion etc not being covered. Later models probably aren't fully optimised for it either.

hellsbells254

is this the kind of thing you meant in the other thread?



Yeah, this was one of the phones I mentioned. I don't think it's a rival to Galaxy Note 4 though but if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, this would definitely be more comparable than the Redmi 4A

Carbonize

Only downside is the old cpu and it only being HD on a 5.5" screen



What's wrong with FHD?

whats this comparable to in a mainstream phone ?

tom_gov

whats this comparable to in a mainstream phone ?



can be compared against Samsung Galaxy A5 which has almost the same specs.
i am currently using Redmi Note 3 Pro and coming from Samsung Note 3 it seems like a huge upgrade. cant fault the performance and battery is way better than Samsung.
Edited by: "cwhiz77" 12th Nov 2016

rev6

Kenzo is the original version. Kate is the International version that … Kenzo is the original version. Kate is the International version that supports Band 20. Phones are given names like this to easily identify them.



Nearly right, Kate is an updated version with band 20 (800Mhz) amongst others; and a newer, MUCH better multi-core cpu set up.

Both versions can run International ROMs, and include GooglePlay, but the original version wont work with a large part of the UK 4G network outside of the big towns and cities.

I am guessing they bought a job lot in the Ali Express 11.11 sale, where the prices were about £5 per unit cheaper than they are asking, and also only available in the two colours, as the other colours werent in the sale.

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Gentle_Giant

Nearly right, Kate is an updated version with band 20 (800Mhz) amongst … Nearly right, Kate is an updated version with band 20 (800Mhz) amongst others; and a newer, MUCH better multi-core cpu set up.Both versions can run International ROMs, and include GooglePlay, but the original version wont work with a large part of the UK 4G network outside of the big towns and cities.I am guessing they bought a job lot in the Ali Express 11.11 sale, where the prices were about £5 per unit cheaper than they are asking, and also only available in the two colours, as the other colours werent in the sale.



Are you sure you aren't confusing Kenzo with Hennessy? Kate has the exact same processor as the original Note 3 Pro - Kenzo. However, the first Note 3 (non Pro) has the MTK processor. It was when the Note 3 updated to Note 3 Pro that it got the processor upgrade along with microSD support which was excluded in original Note 3. Kate is just a Note 3 Pro (Kenzo) with B20 support.

Is the Note 4 Pro Global ROM version a better buy at £144.57?

I've got the 3/32gb version I'm typing on now. quality phone. really quick. much faster than the Sammy A5 mentioned above if you believe antutu scores. gets about 78k vs 41k for the A5. great thing is the 4100mah battery. I go to bed with 78pc left most days, 50 on a weekend (64% now on Saturday at 10pm). ordered the 16/2gb version for the wife about a week ago to replace her Moto g2. apparently scores marginally lower but not noticeable.

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spitfire51

Is the Note 4 Pro Global ROM version a better buy at £144.57?



In my opinion, I don't think it's worth it. Whilst it may technically be an updated version, there isn't really anything that's necessarily 'better' than the Note 3 Pro. A lot would consider Snapdragon being better than Mediatek. My phone has Mediatek and it's fine but the Note 4 having a MTK deca-core just seems like jargon to entice people into thinking it performs better. I'd say it won't be that different to the hexa-core Snapdragon in the Note 3 Pro. If B20 support isn't an issue and you wanted the extra memory, then perhaps you'd choose it. But otherwise I wouldn't pay extra on the basis of having a 'better' performing phone.

The Gearbest one looks like a good bet. I had one in my basket during the recent Aliexpress deal but their stupid compulsory warranty annoyed me so much I just left it. I take it the best idea is to go for standard rather than expedited shipping to reduce the risk of customs charges?

Very sorry but the whole thing sounds like a soap
Kate and Kenzo have they been a bit naughty ?
oh no Hennessy has found out X)

I assume this is processors you lot are on about ?

how long have some of you guys had these Chinese phones few of my family have bought then in the past none have made it past 6 months apart from 1 which needed the charging port soldering on and know the ringtone speakers gone they seem to be very poorly joined together most other phones last 2 years before things like this start happening and even then rarely.

tom_gov

whats this comparable to in a mainstream phone ?



​p9 lite

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dwl99

The Gearbest one looks like a good bet. I had one in my basket during the … The Gearbest one looks like a good bet. I had one in my basket during the recent Aliexpress deal but their stupid compulsory warranty annoyed me so much I just left it. I take it the best idea is to go for standard rather than expedited shipping to reduce the risk of customs charges?



Keep in mind that Gearbest one is for the non B20 version, so it won't work on 4G with networks which have it as it's only 4G frequency. Edit: As the following person pointed out it's actually the Hennessy original with Mediatek which also lacks microSD card slot as well. Standard generally means less risk from having read though phone threads. If DHL is the expedited courier, then apparently that almost guarantees customs.


thewongwing101

Very sorry but the whole thing sounds like a soapKate and Kenzo have they … Very sorry but the whole thing sounds like a soapKate and Kenzo have they been a bit naughty ?oh no Hennessy has found out X)I assume this is processors you lot are on about ?



Kenzo is bisexual and was in a gay relationship with Hennessy but ran off with Kate because Hennessy was a drunkard. Hennessy is getting drunk on himself.

It's basically different versions. Kenzo and Kate are both Redmi Note 3 Pro whereas Hennessy is alcohol... I mean... Redmi Note 3 (original). Whilst the processor did change between standard and Pro, it's not always the case since Kate is just Kenzo with 800mhz 4G frequency supported. List of various Xiaomi code names.
Edited by: "dreadzone101" 12th Nov 2016

dwl99

The Gearbest one looks like a good bet. I had one in my basket during the … The Gearbest one looks like a good bet. I had one in my basket during the recent Aliexpress deal but their stupid compulsory warranty annoyed me so much I just left it. I take it the best idea is to go for standard rather than expedited shipping to reduce the risk of customs charges?


Not Snapdragon one...

muddassarsardar

how long have some of you guys had these Chinese phones few of my family … how long have some of you guys had these Chinese phones few of my family have bought then in the past none have made it past 6 months apart from 1 which needed the charging port soldering on and know the ringtone speakers gone they seem to be very poorly joined together most other phones last 2 years before things like this start happening and even then rarely.


I'd like to know this too.

Also how does this compare to the oukitel u15 which is 3gb ram at just under 90?

little_green

I'd like to know this too. Also how does this compare to the oukitel u15 … I'd like to know this too. Also how does this compare to the oukitel u15 which is 3gb ram at just under 90?



Weaker CPU/GPU, smaller battery, HD display not FHD.

Absolutely awful company to deal with. Expect to wait a week for them to actually get off their ars es and dispatch the bloody thing. Don't expect them to cancel the order when you ask them to (prior to dispatch), they will simply say sorry I hope you can wait for it and proceed with it anyway (at their leisure). Avoid. Gearbest, DX, Aliexpress I have good experience with. Geekbuying on the other hand, total jokers.

rev6

What's wrong with FHD?



​nothing usually but when you start getting to 5.5" screen you should be looking at a higher dpi.

Bought one myself, waiting for its delivery.

Remember you'll more then likely pay import duty and VAT if you use fast delivery method.

Carbonize

​nothing usually but when you start getting to 5.5" screen you should be l … ​nothing usually but when you start getting to 5.5" screen you should be looking at a higher dpi.


It's higher dpi than iPhone 7.

fswings

Bought one myself, waiting for its delivery. Remember you'll more then … Bought one myself, waiting for its delivery. Remember you'll more then likely pay import duty and VAT if you use fast delivery method.


how long ago did you order, what time estimate for standard delivery?

Ordered last Sunday, dispatched on Friday using DHL (3-5 days) so expecting it before mid week.

This video convinced me to buy it (uses the 2GB version, henessey - Chinese one and not Qualcomm processor) :

youtu.be/Ewd…xkk
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