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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inch 4G 4GB 64GB Snapdragon 625 (Band 20) £132.59 @ Geekbuying
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inch 4G 4GB 64GB Snapdragon 625 (Band 20) £132.59 @ Geekbuying

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 5.5 inch 4G 4GB 64GB Snapdragon 625 (Band 20) £132.59 @ Geekbuying

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This is the price for the 4GB/64GB band 20 version.

Free delivery option should prevent being picked up at UK customs and charged VAT.

I appreciate that this is not a 'UK' deal as delivered from HK - however this site no longer appears to be restricted to just UK merchants?

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BUCKUM2

Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off … Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off codes one was for this very deal code bringing price down to £119.33 but mod took all 3 deals down and wanted to know where codes came from got them off kimovil site anyway i cant post any non uk deals now until they check it out i tried all codes to make sure they were working before posting and am at a loss as to what i done wrong code for this deal has expired now but would have been cracking price for people



Punctuate, man! I'm out of breath reading that!

quantum77

hows the camera?


camera is far better than the reviews say, they seem to hold it to flagship standards, its not flagship standard, its not flagship price either.
If you want a phone with a reasonable camera that is good in daylight, and not bad (passable) in low light this is it.
if you are really bothered about picture quality and having to have the best still buy this phone, and with the money you save over a S8 or iphone buy a low end but SLR camera as that would beat flagship phone camera functions.

I bought a 2nd one for my OH and she is well impressed with camera and its video mode too, she is snap happy and she has started getting into photography, when she wants a really good pic she uses her camera, when she doesn't have the camera on her the phone still does a very good job as a backup.

Bought the 3gb 64gb (band 20) version to replace an S7 with a cracked screen. More than happy with it, camera is a little limited but good enough for selfies/general photos. Other than that very snappy. Will never pay £600 for a phone again.

Took around 2 weeks to be delivered from HK

markeh

Are there any custom ROMs available for this?



Yeah, quite a few. See XDA section for this phone here<<. Just be aware of the different versions if looking for customs ROMs yourself. The original Redmi Note 4 is Mediatek codenamed Nikel. This deal is Global Version Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon codenamed Mido.
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This is what I have - got it from aliexpress - cost me alittle more, between £140-150 couple of weeks ago. Heat.

JumpMan1980

This is what I have - got it from aliexpress - cost me alittle more, … This is what I have - got it from aliexpress - cost me alittle more, between £140-150 couple of weeks ago. Heat.



​hows the camera?

Bought the 3gb 64gb (band 20) version to replace an S7 with a cracked screen. More than happy with it, camera is a little limited but good enough for selfies/general photos. Other than that very snappy. Will never pay £600 for a phone again.

Took around 2 weeks to be delivered from HK

quantum77

hows the camera?


camera is far better than the reviews say, they seem to hold it to flagship standards, its not flagship standard, its not flagship price either.
If you want a phone with a reasonable camera that is good in daylight, and not bad (passable) in low light this is it.
if you are really bothered about picture quality and having to have the best still buy this phone, and with the money you save over a S8 or iphone buy a low end but SLR camera as that would beat flagship phone camera functions.

I bought a 2nd one for my OH and she is well impressed with camera and its video mode too, she is snap happy and she has started getting into photography, when she wants a really good pic she uses her camera, when she doesn't have the camera on her the phone still does a very good job as a backup.

Guys is this the international version of the phone? As in can it be used elsewhere other than asia like in the UK or Europe?

Syst3mzero33 m ago

camera is far better than the reviews say, they seem to hold it to …camera is far better than the reviews say, they seem to hold it to flagship standards, its not flagship standard, its not flagship price either.If you want a phone with a reasonable camera that is good in daylight, and not bad (passable) in low light this is it.if you are really bothered about picture quality and having to have the best still buy this phone, and with the money you save over a S8 or iphone buy a low end but SLR camera as that would beat flagship phone camera functions.I bought a 2nd one for my OH and she is well impressed with camera and its video mode too, she is snap happy and she has started getting into photography, when she wants a really good pic she uses her camera, when she doesn't have the camera on her the phone still does a very good job as a backup.


How is the GPS while driving. Is it accurate and stable?.
Thanks

Geekbuying are listed as a seller to avoid on the xiaomi reddit sub due to selling phones preloaded with malware and they lie and don't actually have stock, they try and acquire the item after you order and often cancel after a week or two.

The phones great though, I'm writing this on one.

The global one with band 20 will work all over and covers all UK networks, no problems with GPS either.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 6th Jun

Not a great price. I have bought a couple of these over the last month paying £117 and £122 from AliExpress.
Saying that still a fantastic phone for the money, so have some heat.

Guys - some advice please.

I want to pay via Paypal using my credit card to draw funds from but am not sure if its best to pay in $ and let Paypal/Credit card company use their conversion rate(s) OR convert the price on the website and pay the same way but in £. What's the best /cheapest option bearing in mind I found this:

When you use PayPal to pay for purchases from an international website they will use their own internal exchange rate to convert the international currency to UK £ and then also add about 3% commission on top for doing so!

You can avoid both of these by setting PayPal to bill you in the international currency instead; you then pay this off using your bank or payment card who will use the fair market exchange rates. And with many banks and payment cards offering 0% commission on international currency exchanges you will be better off.

To set this up in PayPal, go here paypal.com/uk/…hub and choose "Conversion Options" next to your funding source. Then, on the following page choose "Bill me in the currency listed on the seller's invoice".

dcx_badass

Geekbuying are listed as a seller to avoid on the xiaomi reddit sub due … Geekbuying are listed as a seller to avoid on the xiaomi reddit sub due to selling phones preloaded with malware and they lie and don't actually have stock, they try and acquire the item after you order and often cancel after a week or two.The phones great though, I'm writing this on one. The global one with band 20 will work all over and covers all UK networks, no problems with GPS either.




Oops - useful to know, thanks.

kevinc6784

Not a great price. I have bought a couple of these over the last month … Not a great price. I have bought a couple of these over the last month paying £117 and £122 from AliExpress.Saying that still a fantastic phone for the money, so have some heat.


That was a different model, 3GB/32GB.

dcx_badass

Geekbuying are listed as a seller to avoid on the xiaomi reddit sub due … Geekbuying are listed as a seller to avoid on the xiaomi reddit sub due to selling phones preloaded with malware and they lie and don't actually have stock, they try and acquire the item after you order and often cancel after a week or two.The phones great though, I'm writing this on one. The global one with band 20 will work all over and covers all UK networks, no problems with GPS either.



https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/wiki/general/purchase
There's no mention of malware under Geekbuying and they also recommend Gearbest and Banggood which I think you've commented about in previous threads for installing malware ridden vendor ROMs. Bare in mind this is a Global Version, pre-installed with Official Global ROM. Unlike for China version with China ROM pre-installed, sellers have no reason to open and tamper with the ROM. If you look up youtube videos, for "Redmi Note 4 Global Version Gearbest or Banggood" you'll see people have received sealed boxes despite these retailers having a history of vendor ROMs. I highly doubt Geekbuying would tamper with the phone when it's already suitable for their customers. I haven't seen anyone who's bought a B20 Global Version, mentioning a vendor ROM or unsealed box. The main reason sellers install their own vendor ROM is because China ROM doesn't have wide multi-language support or Play Store and there isn't always an official Global ROM.

kevinc6784

Not a great price. I have bought a couple of these over the last month … Not a great price. I have bought a couple of these over the last month paying £117 and £122 from AliExpress.Saying that still a fantastic phone for the money, so have some heat.



​For the 4GB / 64GB one??? Wow that would be amazing....
Seen those prices for 3GB/ 32GB but not for this phone....

This one hasn't got that low yet.

"I appreciate that this is not a 'UK' deal as delivered from HK - however this site no longer appears to be restricted to just UK merchants?"

You must have missed all the other non UK stocked deals then. AFAIK if you can get it delivered to the UK and it's a deal then it's a deal. Too many people worrying about things they don't need to worry about these days. I say it as I see it, I voted HOT on this deal regardless.

fishmaster23 m ago

"I appreciate that this is not a 'UK' deal as delivered from HK - however …"I appreciate that this is not a 'UK' deal as delivered from HK - however this site no longer appears to be restricted to just UK merchants?"You must have missed all the other non UK stocked deals then. AFAIK if you can get it delivered to the UK and it's a deal then it's a deal. Too many people worrying about things they don't need to worry about these days. I say it as I see it, I voted HOT on this deal regardless.


Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off codes one was for this very deal code bringing price down to £119.33 but mod took all 3 deals down and wanted to know where codes came from got them off kimovil site anyway i cant post any non uk deals now until they check it out i tried all codes to make sure they were working before posting and am at a loss as to what i done wrong code for this deal has expired now but would have been cracking price for people

BUCKUM2

Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off … Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off codes one was for this very deal code bringing price down to £119.33 but mod took all 3 deals down and wanted to know where codes came from got them off kimovil site anyway i cant post any non uk deals now until they check it out i tried all codes to make sure they were working before posting and am at a loss as to what i done wrong code for this deal has expired now but would have been cracking price for people



Punctuate, man! I'm out of breath reading that!

dreadzone101

https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/wiki/general/purchaseThere's no mention … https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/wiki/general/purchaseThere's no mention of malware under Geekbuying and they also recommend Gearbest and Banggood which I think you've commented about in previous threads for installing malware ridden vendor ROMs. Bare in mind this is a Global Version, pre-installed with Official Global ROM. Unlike for China version with China ROM pre-installed, sellers have no reason to open and tamper with the ROM. If you look up youtube videos, for "Redmi Note 4 Global Version Gearbest or Banggood" you'll see people have received sealed boxes despite these retailers having a history of vendor ROMs. I highly doubt Geekbuying would tamper with the phone when it's already suitable for their customers. I haven't seen anyone who's bought a B20 Global Version, mentioning a vendor ROM or unsealed box. The main reason sellers install their own vendor ROM is because China ROM doesn't have wide multi-language support or Play Store and there isn't always an official Global ROM.


Geekbuying are under the not recommended list and gearbest and banggood are under the recommended for none phone purchases list

I have been keeping an eye on these around this price but would this spec be an upgrade to a Galaxy S5 or be more like an equivalent spec replacement?
Edited by: "Trumped" 6th Jun

dcx_badass

Geekbuying are under the not recommended list and gearbest and banggood … Geekbuying are under the not recommended list and gearbest and banggood are under the recommended for none phone purchases list



I wasn't implying they were recommended. You suggested that the reason they're not recommended is related to malware so I was pointing out that it's not what Reddit says. I mentioned Gearbest and Banggood because they're also known for vendor ROMs which you've been vocal about being ridden with malware. I just think your comment about malware would cause unnecessary concern, hence my reply.

(Ah I see what you mean about non-phone)
Edited by: "dreadzone101" 6th Jun

Are there any custom ROMs available for this?

hotukuser2015

Guys - some advice please.I want to pay via Paypal using my credit card … Guys - some advice please.I want to pay via Paypal using my credit card to draw funds from but am not sure if its best to pay in $ and let Paypal/Credit card company use their conversion rate(s) OR convert the price on the website and pay the same way but in £. What's the best /cheapest option bearing in mind I found this:When you use PayPal to pay for purchases from an international website they will use their own internal exchange rate to convert the international currency to UK £ and then also add about 3% commission on top for doing so!You can avoid both of these by setting PayPal to bill you in the international currency instead; you then pay this off using your bank or payment card who will use the fair market exchange rates. And with many banks and payment cards offering 0% commission on international currency exchanges you will be better off.To set this up in PayPal, go here https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-merchant-pull-funding&buyer_hub and choose "Conversion Options" next to your funding source. Then, on the following page choose "Bill me in the currency listed on the seller's invoice".



Paying with PayPal in GBP using their excahnge rate costs a lot more than paying in the local currency and getting your credit card company to do the currency conversion.

Credit card companies will use a standard rate which is usually very good. If you get a credit card with no fees like the Halifax Clarity Credit Card or if you need something now, a Revolut card

TL;DR: Never let PayPal convert your money, always pay in the sellers currency for the best rate.

See here also: iamtenten.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

markeh

Are there any custom ROMs available for this?



Yeah, quite a few. See XDA section for this phone here<<. Just be aware of the different versions if looking for customs ROMs yourself. The original Redmi Note 4 is Mediatek codenamed Nikel. This deal is Global Version Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon codenamed Mido.

having never bought a phone from a Chinese manufacturer before just wondering about its useability for someone not technically minded. looking for this for my partner, would it be as simple as place her UK sim card in and use the Google play store as I would on my Samsung

Dont buy these phones, the packages self destruct 5 seconds after you open them

They are full of malware, make sure you stay on the stock ROM they come preloaded with

Ignore the 1500 threads about chinese phones on hukd its all lies, the people voting hot are all paid to do so

Dont buy anything from China, and if you do make sure you contact royal mail and inform them you are waiting on a phone that you ordered 4 days ago

The Chinese companies are desparate to rip you off because they dont want your business

BUCKUM2

Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off … Hi i posted 3 deals today from gearbest & geekbuying all with money off codes one was for this very deal code bringing price down to £119.33 but mod took all 3 deals down and wanted to know where codes came from got them off kimovil site anyway i cant post any non uk deals now until they check it out i tried all codes to make sure they were working before posting and am at a loss as to what i done wrong code for this deal has expired now but would have been cracking price for people



Just dont post deals anymore, i have posted some cracking deals that mods have removed

We are obviously not savvy/intelligent enough to make our own decisions on online purchases

Although tbf to the mods 70% of the questions asked on these threads do make you wonder about the masses

I bought this phone last week and it arrived in 6 days.
I absolutely love it! fingerprint unlock is a revelation

hardyboy1990

having never bought a phone from a Chinese manufacturer before just … having never bought a phone from a Chinese manufacturer before just wondering about its useability for someone not technically minded. looking for this for my partner, would it be as simple as place her UK sim card in and use the Google play store as I would on my Samsung



Yes, only thing I'd check if buying from geekbuying is that the phone comes factory sealed - meaning no-one has installed non factory software - banggood are known for this.
I prefer using aliexpress because of how their buying process works compare to normal Chinese retailers, but this is a very good price.
I have the Xiaomi mi max and my other half has the 3gb version of this phone - and is delighted with it.

Original Poster

ratsdomino

I bought this phone last week and it arrived in 6 days. I absolutely love … I bought this phone last week and it arrived in 6 days. I absolutely love it! fingerprint unlock is a revelation



From the same supplier or different?

Heat for a great phone! If I didn't already have one I'd buy this in a heartbeat.

any codes?

thank s for posting.
ordered, fingers crossed now

Have the 3 gb version and love it too. Mine was from AliExpress. Thus seems a bargain recommended to my father but no experience of the seller might be worth waiting for a slightly improved offer on AliExpress

avoid geekbuying in case your mobile is lost by royal mail you ll need to provide geek buying written confirmation from Royal mail that your mobile is actually lost to qualify for a refund. I wonder if royal mail will ever write something like that as they dont want to deal with the recipient of the lost item. Aliexpress is good in that sense as it ll refund you after 60 days or so in case your mobile is lost. Lost 2 mobiles ordered from Aliexpress ordering third one now. Lets see if I get successful the third time.

hifiboy

How is the GPS while driving. Is it accurate and stable?.Thanks


Can't tell you, never tried it.

San_andrico

Guys is this the international version of the phone? As in can it be used … Guys is this the international version of the phone? As in can it be used elsewhere other than asia like in the UK or Europe?


band 20, thats what you need to look for in a phone for UK 4G, yes this one is band 20.

Banned

this or zuk z2

ubux1234

this or zuk z2



​all else being equal, zuk z2. But all else isn't equal; the zuk z2 is significantly more expensive.

I got the 4gb/64gb global version from 'xiaomi online store' on aliexpress, took 10 days to arrive by economy shipping, paid no customs and I'm delighted with the phone.

hifiboy

How is the GPS while driving. Is it accurate and stable?.Thanks



​it's absolutely fine, no problem with Snapdragon based phones, mediatek apparently have some issues.

I ordered on the 2nd and am still waiting for it to be processed.

In the meantime (checking for any updates on shipping) the price has gone from £129, £136, £142, and now it's back down to £132. Don't understand it at all. Apologies, that was for the black version which is still at £140.
Edited by: "wpj" 7th Jun

hotukuser2015

Guys - some advice please.I want to pay via Paypal using my credit card … Guys - some advice please.I want to pay via Paypal using my credit card to draw funds from but am not sure if its best to pay in $ and let Paypal/Credit card company use their conversion rate(s) OR convert the price on the website and pay the same way but in £. What's the best /cheapest option bearing in mind I found this:When you use PayPal to pay for purchases from an international website they will use their own internal exchange rate to convert the international currency to UK £ and then also add about 3% commission on top for doing so!You can avoid both of these by setting PayPal to bill you in the international currency instead; you then pay this off using your bank or payment card who will use the fair market exchange rates. And with many banks and payment cards offering 0% commission on international currency exchanges you will be better off.To set this up in PayPal, go here https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-merchant-pull-funding&buyer_hub and choose "Conversion Options" next to your funding source. Then, on the following page choose "Bill me in the currency listed on the seller's invoice".



Geekbuying always charges in £- what you see is what you pay. No Paypal dollar conversions- provided that you set it to £ in teh first place
Edited by: "wpj" 7th Jun
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