Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 5.5'' Smartphone (Hexacore, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 4000mA battery, metal finish, Full HD screen, 16MP camera) w/ free delivery £121.73 @ AliExpress / Eternal Team (link in description)
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 5.5'' Smartphone (Hexacore, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 4000mA battery, metal finish, Full HD screen, 16MP camera) w/ free delivery £121.73 @ AliExpress / Eternal Team (link in description)

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Found 20th Jun 2016
Please read the bottom of listing as there is a link and some useful info that can help make this purchase easier/safer

Thanks to all the comments with helpful information to help potential buyers

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro delivered for 114.03!

5.5'' 1920x1080 Full HD screen
Hexacore Snapdragon 650
3GB RAM
32GB ROM
Dual SIM (or SIM + SD card)
Fingerprint Scanner
16MP camera
4000mA battery

Fantastic phone for the money, definitely a UK smartphone killer, used to be a sceptic but since trying one of these I love them and am fully converted! ^^

Available in Gold, Silver or Grey, with free delivery! very cheap for a world class phone.

Just choose standard in the options, pick a colour and pay ^^

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ADVICE:

Compatible for mobile signal and 3G for all networks, and 4G for:

3
EE
Vodafone
BT Mobile
FreedomPop
Go Mobile
ID Mobile
Post Office Mobile
Virgin Mobile
O2 (apparently rolling out a new band that can occasionally connect)

If you can use a Credit Card to pay, as you are covered by Section 75 and so if it goes wrong/faulty you can claim against your CC company and get a refund!

EDIT: Link won't work, I don't know why, so here you go:

aliexpress.com/sto…509

394 Comments

that is cheap!
showing as £118.42

Shame its only bands 1,3 & 7 on 4G.

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Burgmeister

Shame its only bands 1,3 & 7 on 4G.



Should be fine as long as you're not on Vodafone I believe? May be wrong, on EE works fine

I believe O2 is supposed to use Band 20. From what I've read band 20 (800Mhz) is the better band for the signal to travel long distances and, as such, is used more widely outside of cities (where i happen to be), so even on 3, if you are outside of major conurbations you might struggle as they use both Band 20 and Band 3.

Edit: According to 4g.co.uk Vodaphone uses Band 20 & Band 7, O2 is Band 20, 3 is Band 20 and Band 3 and EE is Band 3 and Band 7.

Edited by: "Burgmeister" 20th Jun 2016

would this be a decent upgrade from a smart ultra 6? and would i have to change the software on it (rom)?

Original Poster

Burgmeister

I believe O2 is supposed to use Band 20. From what I've read band 20 … I believe O2 is supposed to use Band 20. From what I've read band 20 (800Mhz) is the better band for the signal to travel long distances and, as such, is used more widely outside of cities (where i happen to be), so even on 3, if you are outside of major conurbations you might struggle as they use both Band 20 and Band 3.Edit: According to http://www.4g.co.uk Vodaphone uses Band 20 & Band 7, O2 is Band 20, 3 is Band 20 and Band 3 and EE is Band 3 and Band 7.



Yeah I already knew about the 4g issues, it was one of my worries, but since Im on EE its absolutely fine, besides my friend has it on 3 and gets 4G almost as much as I do, and the few people I know just use the dual SIM to buy data if they rlly need extra
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 20th Jun 2016

Original Poster

mrjackson90

would this be a decent upgrade from a smart ultra 6? and would i have to … would this be a decent upgrade from a smart ultra 6? and would i have to change the software on it (rom)?



Dude this blows flagship phones out the water so comparing the Smart 6 to this is like comparing an old Nokia to an iPhone to see which one has more apps. Here's a breakdown for you:

Xiaomi:

Better Snapdragon (650 vs 615), 100 Mhz faster
Better graphics (Adreno 510 vs 405)
More RAM (3GB vs 2GB)
Double the space (32GB vs 16GB)
Dual SIM (or SIM + SD)
Better camera (16MP vs 13MP)
Better Bluetooth (4.1 vs 4.0)
Bigger battery (4000mA vs 3000mA)

Smart Ultra:

Available on more UK 4G bands
Cheaper
No 2 week delivery times (eww)

Both:

Are 5.5''
Are 1080p Full HD
Are good phones

But imo the Xiaomi is much, much better, your choice of course ^^





Does anyone know the quickest this can be delivered? I live abroad and I leave in about a month and I can't afford to risk the 29-day delivery.

Sorry can't edit my comment above but just seen the DHL option at the bottom.

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ImyR85

Sorry can't edit my comment above but just seen the DHL option at the … Sorry can't edit my comment above but just seen the DHL option at the bottom.



Haha, answered your own question ^^ no problem, if you hover over your own comment you can click edit or delete in the top right of the comment box, just for the future if you wanted to just so everyone knows, for £4.25 more you can speed up the process alot and get it in 3-7 days instead of 12-29!

DatAlbino

Haha, answered your own question ^^ no problem, if you hover over your … Haha, answered your own question ^^ no problem, if you hover over your own comment you can click edit or delete in the top right of the comment box, just for the future if you wanted to just so everyone knows, for £4.25 more you can speed up the process alot and get it in 3-7 days instead of 12-29!



​Thanks buddy. I just downloaded the app and there are a number of sellers selling this phone, some as cheap as £104.

Original Poster

ImyR85

​Thanks buddy. I just downloaded the app and there are a number of s … ​Thanks buddy. I just downloaded the app and there are a number of sellers selling this phone, some as cheap as £104.



If you would be so kind as to link it? I would be very careful with far east sellers, alot of knockoffs flying about, AliExpress is in my opinion a very safe bet compared to some 'private' sellers out there. This is extremely cheap and I think you probably mean the slightly slower, 2GB version, which is about £100-110 usually

Yep I've just checked, it was the 2Gb version. If the one you posted is the cheapest then I'll go for it. Mrs spilt ice cream on my Note 3 so I'm after something similar

Original Poster

ImyR85

Yep I've just checked, it was the 2Gb version. If the one you posted is … Yep I've just checked, it was the 2Gb version. If the one you posted is the cheapest then I'll go for it. Mrs spilt ice cream on my Note 3 so I'm after something similar



Thought so ^^ thats still a good phone but for the extra 20 quid you get so, so much more, if you get one I hope your missus keeps the ice creams away this time! :P I'm sure as hell getting a Xiaomi when I upgrade personally, cant wait!

f.y.I if you choose dhl you are more likely to have to pay import duties and taxes!

shame this seller is not delivering to Pakistan .
I want to send as gift for someone

Original Poster

tomlewis007

f.y.I if you choose dhl you are more likely to have to pay import duties … f.y.I if you choose dhl you are more likely to have to pay import duties and taxes!



Really? You sure? I never have, but you could be right
kumar1984

shame this seller is not delivering to Pakistan . :(I want to send as … shame this seller is not delivering to Pakistan . :(I want to send as gift for someone



Sorry about that man wish I could help

In the headings it says hexa core but in the product details it says octa core,Which is it.

tomlewis007

f.y.I if you choose dhl you are more likely to have to pay import duties … f.y.I if you choose dhl you are more likely to have to pay import duties and taxes!



​Any idea of how much this will come to?

ImyR85

Does anyone know the quickest this can be delivered? I live abroad and I … Does anyone know the quickest this can be delivered? I live abroad and I leave in about a month and I can't afford to risk the 29-day delivery.


http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-3-Pro-Snapdragon-650-Hexa-Core-5-5-3GB-RAM-32GB-ROM/32597684693.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.19.tKvykj&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201602_3_10037_10017_10032_10040,searchweb201603_11&btsid=5e8e6673-27c5-49cf-8cef-997e16606f4d
DHL (approx 4 days delivery)+ no customs guarantee, but obviously you will pay more

A couple of layman questions; I've seen loads of posts regarding which bandwidth it will work with. Is this referring solely to 4G? If so, I assume this phone will work on any 3G network.

Also, does Aliexpress (and also gearbest etc) honour the warranties? Is there some changes I'll need to make (outside the norm) to work properly in the UK as it's an import?

Original Poster

den169

In the headings it says hexa core but in the product details it says octa … In the headings it says hexa core but in the product details it says octa core,Which is it.



It is a hexacore Snapdragon 650, I believe what they mean is they have dual quad core CPUs in there so they're calling it octacore, but in terms of Snapdragon, it is 6 cores, not 8. Still much better than quad core tho ^^
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 20th Jun 2016

Original Poster

RobertM0215

A couple of layman questions; I've seen loads of posts regarding which … A couple of layman questions; I've seen loads of posts regarding which bandwidth it will work with. Is this referring solely to 4G? If so, I assume this phone will work on any 3G network.Also, does Aliexpress (and also gearbest etc) honour the warranties? Is there some changes I'll need to make (outside the norm) to work properly in the UK as it's an import?


It works on all 3G networks, yes, 4G is the only issue regarding connectivity,and only then for some

The seller will mark it as a gift and a cheap mp3 or something, hence avoiding the tax, they have done it for years and years, you will not pay tax on this, I can pretty much guarantee it, they are so good at doing it now the tax is basically negligible on Chinese imports

The warranty isn't in the UK, I will take that off the title, only in USA, Russia and a few others, but they do offer a 60 day returns policy and if you pay using PayPal you can still make a dispute, I had no warranty with a Chinese import, and 7 months later PayPal still refunded me

I have been a long time user of Xiaomi phones and Chinese resellers,. Eternal Team will ship this with their custom rom and will not ship a factory sealed box. You will therefore have to flash a stock rom when you receive the device otherwise it will include stuff you do not want.

Alt Top-One on Ali is a little more expensive but excellent comms and set up plus will let you buy a new factory sealed and stock rom device if thats your bag. I have personally dealt with Top one and have had excellent service. Just bare in mind the 6+ hrs time difference between the uk and china when communicating but Top one also has a whats app account which is provided should you need to speak with them which i thought was a nice touch

aliexpress.com/sto…812

If you want to check UK bands with Chinese phones then this site is pretty handy.

willmyphonework.net/

Original Poster

4Real2016

If you want to check UK bands with Chinese phones then this site is … If you want to check UK bands with Chinese phones then this site is pretty handy.http://willmyphonework.net/



This site shows Xiaomi is compatible for 4G with:

3
EE
Vodafone
BT Mobile
FreedomPop
Go Mobile
ID Mobile
Post Office Mobile
Virgin Mobile

No o2, that's about it for major carriers ^^ good news for most, this is only for 4G btw, mobile signal 3G works on all
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 20th Jun 2016

DatAlbino

...The warranty isn't in the UK, I will take that off the title, only in … ...The warranty isn't in the UK, I will take that off the title, only in USA, Russia and a few others, but they do offer a 60 day returns policy and if you pay using PayPal you can still make a dispute, I had no warranty with a Chinese import, and 7 months later PayPal still refunded me



That's the issue that puts me off. If I was buying a cheaper handset I would accept this but for me, £120 is a lot of money to risk without a proper 12 month warranty.

Thanks for the super-quick reply by the way

Original Poster

RobertM0215

That's the issue that puts me off. If I was buying a cheaper handset I … That's the issue that puts me off. If I was buying a cheaper handset I would accept this but for me, £120 is a lot of money to risk without a proper 12 month warranty. Thanks for the super-quick reply by the way



Not at all, I'm killing time when I should be studying for my pending doom (aka exam xD)

It is an issue, I would rather have one, however PayPal will no doubt protect you, imo PayPal basically gives you a free warranty on anything you buy through them, like I said, my chinese imports have been refunded before thru them

RobertM0215

That's the issue that puts me off. If I was buying a cheaper handset I … That's the issue that puts me off. If I was buying a cheaper handset I would accept this but for me, £120 is a lot of money to risk without a proper 12 month warranty. Thanks for the super-quick reply by the way



If you order by credit card you should be able to get a refund from your credit card provider using Section 75. I think this even applies if its your credit card that's tied to your paypal account, but don't quote me on that.

Original Poster

anonimousse

Does the seller in your deal even accept PayPal?



4Real2016

If you order by credit card you should be able to get a refund from your … If you order by credit card you should be able to get a refund from your credit card provider using Section 75. I think this even applies if its your credit card that's tied to your paypal account, but don't quote me on that.



It does not apply through Paypal on a CC, if you use a credit card you are covered from £100 to (I believe) several thousand quid, so you're more than covered and you can make a claim against your credit card provider.
anonimousse

Does the seller in your deal even accept PayPal?



This particular site does not, however sites such as eglobalcentral and others do, if you want to use paypal shop around

Original Poster

anonimousse

So, you just lied to the poster above RobertM0215 and fed him your usual … So, you just lied to the poster above RobertM0215 and fed him your usual deceitful nonsense.



Who needs counselling when you got HUKD?
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 20th Jun 2016

Yeah section 75 claims will probably fail if its a CC used through paypal, although not under all circumstances but I would still avoid this method.

Section 75 is stronger than paypals own claim system as its a legal requirement.

Original Poster

anonimousse

I prescribe that you go back to studying for your exams because they will … I prescribe that you go back to studying for your exams because they will not tolerate lies and will label you as an epic FAIL. As for counselling - I have no experience and only an observation to offer: you are clever but act like an over-eager puppy trying to please everyone and will say anything by twisting and skewing facts just so you can get some credence for your deals - but for what purpose? I don't know.



You can babble and insult all you want, I'm sticking around to ask genuine questions about a deal I posted, the same phone got 1100 degrees for £7 more so I thought people might be interested

If you wanna psycho analyse me while I answer other people, free country, whatever, but I think you can consider this conversation over have a great day while you attempt to belittle others to make yourself feel better. I will not respond to you again.

Original Poster

4Real2016

Yeah section 75 claims will probably fail if its a CC used through … Yeah section 75 claims will probably fail if its a CC used through paypal, although not under all circumstances but I would still avoid this method.Section 75 is stronger than paypals own claim system as its a legal requirement.



Very true, I will actually include this in the description, thanks very much, basically safeguards you and makes this purchase alot safer!

Original Poster

anonimousse

Do you ever answer questions? Why did you lie to the poster by saying … Do you ever answer questions? Why did you lie to the poster by saying that the seller accepts PayPal and offering YOUR fake guarantee that DHL will not impose any customs duty???



Finally, an actual question, that I can answer

I presumed they took PayPal and shoulda checked, but it is not a life changing mistake, especially as Paypal blocks Section 75 anyways. I did not once say 'they take paypal', I merely presumed. And then altered that presumption when I actually checked, advised other sites like eglobalcentral for paypal, and said 'Use a Credit Card'

If you look back a few comments someone actually states that AliExpress guarantee no customs using DHL, its just a sped up delivery service, so you shouldn't pay the extra tax. That person was not me, I merely repeated that you're probably fine using a quicker delivery service, just as you are paying standard delivery (which is free)

To be fair we should all legally be paying tax on them no matter what delivery service we use, there is risk involved with this but these companies are very good at covering phones as gifts and cheap mp3s and the like

Even with tax this has flagship quality specs at a half, or even third, of the price

I did not lie, or offer an actual guarantee, how could I, I am not the seller, I just gave my opinion on my deal.

Considering you have only ever posted 3 deals, one which went cold and 2 which didn't even hit 'Hot' (100 degrees) I don't think you're qualified to tell me what I can and can't say. Now please, either leave me alone or ask useful questions, or I will be forced to ignore you

How good is this compared to a Galaxy s4?
Like, is it a noticeable upgrade or only a small step up?

DatAlbino

Finally, an actual question, that I can answerI presumed they took PayPal … Finally, an actual question, that I can answerI presumed they took PayPal and shoulda checked, but it is not a life changing mistake, especially as Paypal blocks Section 75 anyways. I did not once say 'they take paypal', I merely presumed. And then altered that presumption when I actually checked, advised other sites like eglobalcentral for paypal, and said 'Use a Credit Card'If you look back a few comments someone actually states that AliExpress guarantee no customs using DHL, its just a sped up delivery service, so you shouldn't pay the extra tax. That person was not me, I merely repeated that you're probably fine using a quicker delivery service, just as you are paying standard delivery (which is free)To be fair we should all legally be paying tax on them no matter what delivery service we use, there is risk involved with this but these companies are very good at covering phones as gifts and cheap mp3s and the likeEven with tax this has flagship quality specs at a half, or even third, of the priceI did not lie, or offer an actual guarantee, how could I, I am not the seller, I just gave my opinion on my deal.Considering you have only ever posted 3 deals, one which went cold and 2 which didn't even hit 'Hot' (100 degrees) I don't think you're qualified to tell me what I can and can't say. Now please, either leave me alone or ask useful questions, or I will be forced to ignore you


It is a good start by admitting that you lied or 'presumed'.

Original Poster

Destard

How good is this compared to a Galaxy s4?Like, is it a noticeable upgrade … How good is this compared to a Galaxy s4?Like, is it a noticeable upgrade or only a small step up?



A crazy good upgrade

1GB more RAM, way faster CPU, much better graphics, battery almost twice as big, .5'' bigger Full HD screen, camera better by 3MP, etc etc...

Much better yes

Seriously the best phone ive ever owned and one of the cheapest! Get bootloader unlocked then install xiaomi.eu miui 8 then you're all golden. If i lost or broke this one id buy a replacement instantly.
Battery easily lasts 1 day if not 2
Edited by: "colemanuk" 20th Jun 2016
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