Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet Global Version - GOLDEN 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual Rear Cameras Bluetooth 5.0 Fingerprint Recognition 4000mAh Battery £165.43 @ gearbest
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet Global Version - GOLDEN 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual Rear Cameras Bluetooth 5.0 Fingerprint Recognition 4000mAh Battery £165.43 @ gearbest

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Found 2nd MayEdited by:"BUCKUM2"
This is only £7 above the official Xiaomi launch price of £158 for the 4gb / 64gb cant see this getting cheaper any time soon and appears in stock as it says ships between May 06 - May 09 with band 20 support blue also available for same price

Main Features:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet 5.99 inch MIUI 9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual Rear Cameras Bluetooth 5.0 Fingerprint Recognition 4000mAh Battery
Display: 5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 Pixel Screen
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz
System: MIUI 9
RAM + ROM:4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Camera: 13.0MP front camera + 12.0MP + 5.0MP dual back cameras
Sensor: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, E-compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 2 x Nano SIM card and 1 TF card can be inserted at the same time
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Bluetooth:5.0
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20
TDD-LTE B38/B40
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itr7866 h, 55 m ago

Wait, is this a xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro?, plus? Or neither!?..I have a …Wait, is this a xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro?, plus? Or neither!?..I have a headache...


Its become overly complicated thanks to different names for different regions but this, the Redmi Note 5, is the superior handset within this sub-£200 Xiaomi range. It is practically identical to the India-only Redmi Note 5 Pro which was released a month earlier, and gathered a huge following.

The Redmi 5 Plus, which is also a superb budget handset, is a little cheaper as its specs are a little older now (but absolutely not to be looked down upon). An easy way to remember the difference is the Plus has the standard single rear camera and the Note 5/ Pro have dual vertical cameras.

You can't easily buy the Pro as it was launched only in India, whereas this version was designed for the rest of the world with B20.

So to summarise:

Redmi Note 5 (this phone - the best phone in this Xiaomi range)
Redmi Note 5 Pro (same phone but India only)
Redmi 5 Plus (cheaper variant of this phone - lesser camera, cpu, gpu)
Redmi 5 (completely different spec, easily identified by 5.7" screen compared to 5.99" for Plus/Pro)
Redmi 5A (similar spec to the 5 above but even smaller 5" screen)

GSM Arena has an easy to use comparison feature although not every tidbit of information is 100% accurate, but still more helpful than not.
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Is there any extra duty/tax to pay?
pswimmer3 h, 37 m ago

Is there any extra duty/tax to pay?


It's a it of a lottery really, but I've had several expensive items from here and never been pulled
pswimmer4 h, 52 m ago

Is there any extra duty/tax to pay?


Just don't order delivery through DHL
pswimmer5 h, 4 m ago

Is there any extra duty/tax to pay?


If it is picked up by customs there will be VAT at 20% of whatever the declared value is they do put a lower value on it to help keep charges down also royal mail will charge £8 for paying the customs on your behalf. There have been some picked up lately on purchases from aliexpress and they have had to pay £12-14 and that included the £8 royal mail charge. Not heard of any Gearbest being picked up
Shame they don't have the 32Gb version for £135ish..
What if I want the Black version?
Crosshash3 m ago

What if I want the Black version?


Then buy one.
finnmaccool2 m ago

Then buy one.



Pretty sure it's out of stock here.
Crosshash5 m ago

Pretty sure it's out of stock here.


If you choose the Hong Kong option it can be pre-ordered for wait for it £195
I would get this but the shipping time is crazy. Looks like almost 2 months
nirvana3166 m ago

I would get this but the shipping time is crazy. Looks like almost 2 months


Where do you get 2 months from says ships between May 06 and May 09 and on shipping method 15-28 days air mail or 7-12 days priority line
I mean it ships asap but the time to get her is slow. Is the priority line ok to use? I thought you needed to go unregisterd airmail to avoid import duty? if it is OK then that is a fine time for me
Factor in having to pay customs, even using non DHL. Still a lot of phone for the money
nirvana3167 m ago

I mean it ships asap but the time to get her is slow. Is the priority line …I mean it ships asap but the time to get her is slow. Is the priority line ok to use? I thought you needed to go unregisterd airmail to avoid import duty? if it is OK then that is a fine time for me


The expedited shipping 3-8 days is the one that you are guaranteed to pay customs I have used priority line many times and not been caught for customs but it is not guaranteed just like air mail registered or unregistered
I usually get stuff I've ordered from China or Hong Kong within 14 days, and that's from Gearbest or AliExpress!
I was reading yesterday how Xiaomi install pop up adverts onto the phone, is this the case for all of them?
throwawaysociety13 m ago

I was reading yesterday how Xiaomi install pop up adverts onto the phone, …I was reading yesterday how Xiaomi install pop up adverts onto the phone, is this the case for all of them?


I myself have 2 xiaomi phones a Mi6 and a redmi note 3 and have also bought 3 other xiaomi phones for my kids and none of them get pop up adverts. I dont know where you have read such nonsense can you put a link to it. The only way i can see that happening is if it is a xiaomi phone that has had a third party custom rom installed on it by the seller
BUCKUM22 m ago

I myself have 2 xiaomi phones a Mi6 and a redmi note 3 and have also …I myself have 2 xiaomi phones a Mi6 and a redmi note 3 and have also bought 3 other xiaomi phones for my kids and none of them get pop up adverts. I dont know where you have read such nonsense can you put a link to it. The only way i can see that happening is if it is a xiaomi phone that has had a third party custom rom installed on it by the seller



reddit.com/r/X…ns/


I'm very tempted to buy an Xiaomi phone but it put me off, glad to hear it may just be his issue and not wide spread.
throwawaysociety32 m ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/comments/8g9x1a/why_do_i_have_to_face_advertisement_notifications/I'm very tempted to buy an Xiaomi phone but it put me off, glad to hear it may just be his issue and not wide spread.


After reading that i do not get pop up add notifications like his screenshot and i am on the latest rom but i just tried file manager and when the app opened there was a add pop up for about 2 seconds but didn't appear a second time but a lot of apps do that especially if free i also tried the theme app and that appears ok there is no MI app store on the global rom you get play store i think he is using the Chinese rom to have that and probably that is why he is getting the notification add pop ups
Pricing appears to fluctuate. Currently, £167.09, via web.
Crosshash3 h, 7 m ago

What if I want the Black version?


Shake your purse a little harder..
BUCKUM250 m ago

After reading that i do not get pop up add notifications like his …After reading that i do not get pop up add notifications like his screenshot and i am on the latest rom but i just tried file manager and when the app opened there was a add pop up for about 2 seconds but didn't appear a second time but a lot of apps do that especially if free i also tried the theme app and that appears ok there is no MI app store on the global rom you get play store i think he is using the Chinese rom to have that and probably that is why he is getting the notification add pop ups


Thanks for the info!
Thanks OP. Ordered @ £167.09.
Good price, especially as the blue one is the same as the gold which isn't the norm
This or hold on for on for the A2?...
UZOR43 m ago

This or hold on for on for the A2?...


Think it will come down to how you feel about software updates buy the looks of it the only differences are vanilla android, with 2 years of quick updates, smaller battery and full metal build, no headphone jack and upgraded cup and gpu.
Edited by: "malky39" 2nd May
UZOR1 h, 46 m ago

This or hold on for on for the A2?...


Here is a spec comparison for the two of them assuming the A2 is going to be a re-badged Mi6x kimovil.com/en/…4gb as far as performance goes going by the Antutu scores not a lot of difference between the snap 660 and 636
zaphod9 h, 10 m ago

I usually get stuff I've ordered from China or Hong Kong within 14 days, …I usually get stuff I've ordered from China or Hong Kong within 14 days, and that's from Gearbest or AliExpress!


Which one of gearbest and aliexpress is better to go for/ more reliable??? Sorry never bought from either before...
I have never had a problem with either but you can use paypal to pay on gearbest for extra protection only certain stores on aliexpress use paypal and they charge a surcharge for using it
What is the difference between a Redmi Note and a Redmi plus which is a lot cheaper. I currently have a Redmi Note 3 but want the five model. I find it a bit confusing with all these different models
misterboumsong1 h, 4 m ago

What is the difference between a Redmi Note and a Redmi plus which is a …What is the difference between a Redmi Note and a Redmi plus which is a lot cheaper. I currently have a Redmi Note 3 but want the five model. I find it a bit confusing with all these different models



Too true mate, I'm baffled by them also.
I tried to google a review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, but the reviewed models had the centrally positioned rear camera but this one has the offset rear camera but couldn't find that reviewed.
john30636 m ago

Too true mate, I'm baffled by them also.I tried to google a review of …Too true mate, I'm baffled by them also.I tried to google a review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, but the reviewed models had the centrally positioned rear camera but this one has the offset rear camera but couldn't find that reviewed.



I can't fault the xiaomi phones absolute excellent value and great all-rounder
misterboumsong1 h, 50 m ago

What is the difference between a Redmi Note and a Redmi plus which is a …What is the difference between a Redmi Note and a Redmi plus which is a lot cheaper. I currently have a Redmi Note 3 but want the five model. I find it a bit confusing with all these different models


The main differences redmi 5 plus has a lower spec soc snapdragon 625, the note 5 global and Chinese version has snap 636 also different camera single rear camera on redmi 5 plus, and dual rear camera on note 5. Now here is where it gets a bit complicated the redmi 5 plus was re-badged as a redmi note 5 in India exactly the same phone just re-badged they also have a Indian model called redmi note 5 pro which is basically the same phone as the global and Chinese redmi note 5 (no pro after it) the other main differences are network bands supported only the global redmi 5 plus and the global redmi note 5 has all UK 4g bands supported
here is a side by side spec comparison for you have not put the Indian note 5 in because it is identical to the redmi 5 plus except for UK 4g bands supported they are the same bands as the Indian note 5 pro kimovil.com/en/…pro
Thanks for info. Who has the cheapest deal for the Redmi Note 5 folks?
misterboumsong12 m ago

Thanks for info. Who has the cheapest deal for the Redmi Note 5 folks?


Cheapest at the moment is here for the 4gb/64gb in gold or blue £167.08 gearbest.com/cel…363 the cheapest for 3gb/32gb is £156 in gold on pre-order here geekbuying.com/ite…tml says shipping in 21 days the gearbest 4gb/64gb says sips between May 07-10 so is in stock and the £167 price is only £9 higher than the official xiaomi launch price of £158 for 4gb/64gb
I'm waiting on a Redmi Note 5 from Gearbest, but I'm now tempted to cancel and wait for an Asus Zenfone Max Pro instead
androidcentral.com/asu…pro

Bigger battery, stock android, and probably cheaper.
I don't know what to do
Been watching this phone for a while wanting to upgrade from my trusty RN3 pro

Only thing stopping me now is the problems regarding unlocking the bootloader

Hoping this is fixed with a firmware update or a dev rom being released
Thefajitakid12320 m ago

I'm waiting on a Redmi Note 5 from Gearbest, but I'm now tempted to cancel …I'm waiting on a Redmi Note 5 from Gearbest, but I'm now tempted to cancel and wait for an Asus Zenfone Max Pro insteadhttps://www.androidcentral.com/asus-zenfone-max-pro-m1-vs-xiaomi-redmi-note-5-proBigger battery, stock android, and probably cheaper.I don't know what to do


Good comparison here techradar.com/new…018
Just to say I've bought the redmi note 3from Ali Express I did get custom charges but that's the only time I've since bought many items from gearbest including the note 4 and its never happened. Oh and I've never had pop up ads the phones are fantastic for the money.
Edited by: "redwing5" 4th May
throwawaysociety2nd May

https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/comments/8g9x1a/why_do_i_have_to_face_advertisement_notifications/I'm very tempted to buy an Xiaomi phone but it put me off, glad to hear it may just be his issue and not wide spread.


Three Xiaomi phones in this house - all Redmis - Note 3, 4X and a Note 5A.

My Note 3 got those popups after the upgrade to MIUI9.

Solved by changing locale from India to Singapore. Since doing that I've had no popups at all. I wouldn't worry too much and this certainly wouldn't be a barrier to buying one of these phones.

I'm now deciding what to swap my Note3 for, but the backlit buttons are something I know I'd miss.
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