Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4G Phone Plus Xiaomi Mi Band 2 £84.05 Delivered @ Gearbest
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4G Phone Plus Xiaomi Mi Band 2 £84.05 Delivered @ Gearbest

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Found 26th Nov
2841485.jpgI thought this would have been posted as it seemed an OK deal but maybe I'm wrong.

So, no doubt like many other HUKD members I was pretty miffed over the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 fiasco/con on Friday so was looking around at other options and saw this.

As my youngest daughter has just persuaded me to give her my back up phone (a Doogee X5 Pro bought around this time last year from Gearbest via HUKD...the £32 deal that was possibly a miss-price and took about 2 months to arrive), the phone was of some interest. Thankfully, she's just happy to have a 'smart phone' and the fact that its from 'Doogee' doesn't really concern her at all. Obviously in another couple of years she won't want to be seen dead with it especially when with her friends!! I actually think its OK for the money.

Anyhow's, I'm rambling. I've done a little searching and looked at a few reviews and the phone seems to get the thumbs up, bearing the price in mind and with the inclusion of the Mi Band 2 it seems a good deal.

My middle daughter has put the watch down on her Christmas list (I already have one, I think I paid around £14ish for it from Gearbest and its been OK), so I guess if you took that away from the overall cost advertised, the phone would be around £70.

I know its the basic version, only 2Gb and 16Gb internal storage but unless I'm missing something that doesn't seem too bad? I haven't ordered one yet, I thought I'd run it past my fellow HUKD members and seek some of your thoughts!

Here are the specs for the phone taken from the website:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 4G Phablet Global Version 5.5 inch

Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz
2GB RAM
16GB ROM
13.0MP Rear Camera A-GPS

Display: 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 pixels screen
CPU: Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz
System: MIUI 8 and above
Storage: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Cameras:front 5.0MP + rear 13.0MP with AF and flash light
Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Infrared Radiation, Proximity Sensor
Features: GPS, Glonass, Beidou, A-GPS
Bluetooth: 4.2
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, 2 Nano SIM cards and 1 TF card can be inserted at the same time


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Xiaomi Mi Band 2:
Bluetooth Synchronization
With Bluetooth 4.0, this smartwatch is available for smartphones with Bluetooth functions.
OLED Touch Screen
Just touch the circular button gently, the OLED screen will display the current time, steps, heart rate, distances, calories, etc.
Heart Rate Monitor
It can dynamic-static monitor your heart rate, provide data for you at any time.
Incoming Calls / APP Message Alert
When someone calls or sends any messages in your phone, the watch will remind you via vibrating, so you will never miss them!
Sleeping Monitoring
Accurately monitor total effective sleeping time and motions time every night, also APP will give you periodical evaluation, help you develop good living habits.
Sport Monitoring
This smartwatch can record steps, calories and distance. Let you know your sports data, adjust your exercise program and get a healthier life!
Intelligent Alarm Function
Wake you up every morning, will not be late for work; idle alert to remind you with vibration, stretch your legs after working for a long time.
No Passcode Required
Every Mi Band 2 has an exclusive ID, when your smartphone closes with the band, your phone will be unlocked, just identify yourself with Mi Band 2.
IP67 Waterproof
The IP67 waterproof allows the bracelet to be held in the water for a maximum of 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. ( Don't wear the bracelet when diving )
Full Compatibility
Support Android 4.4 or above and iOS 7.0 or above with Bluetooth 4.0.
Download APP
You can search the name "MI FIT" in the "App Store" or "Google Play" to download the APP combined with Mi Band 2 to enjoy happy sports time.
The watch time is synchronized with the phone time, and the time system is also the same.




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Again, I'm pretty p*ssed over the Black Friday con but I've purchased quite a few things from Gearbest over the past couple of years and despite the poor customer service and delivery delays they have come through in the end! I wasn't going to post this as I know there are some people that have really been annoyed by their tactics...I'm trying not to let it cloud my judgement when it comes to a good deal or not.

Apologies if already posted!

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If it's around £70 if you factor the cost of the mi band 2 then you'd maybe want to consider hotukdeals.com/dea…874
Edited by: "bryanhaines399" 26th Nov

bryanhaines39923 m ago

If it's around £70 if you factor the cost of the mi band 2 then you'd …If it's around £70 if you factor the cost of the mi band 2 then you'd maybe want to consider https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/leeco-le-s3-x626-55-inch-4g-lte-only-7130-geekbuying-with-code-paypal-2835874



Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a reputation for reliability; and (more importantly) OS support and upgrades for years.
Yes, it is a bit poverty spec compared to Note 3 and 4, but then the price is half of those phones at a similar point in their life - a Note 3 SE will now cost you over £200 as the demand is so high, and the supply so short; and the Note 4 is unlikely to ever drop below £100 and still get delivered in less than 2 months (yeah, looking at you GearBest), if at all.

yeah, decentish phone, but dont buy it from GearBest; go to AliExpress and the unofficial "Official" Xiaomi store, and pay a few pounds more, but get it delivered in 2 weeks or less.

Just come back from Hong Kong and got it for my husband at hk$899 which is just over £90 ... seems good enough but not happy I got it dearer cos thats just for the phone and no MI Band.. It has just come out...so fairly new

Gentle_Giant2 h, 42 m ago

Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a …Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a reputation for reliability; and (more importantly) OS support and upgrades for years.Yes, it is a bit poverty spec compared to Note 3 and 4, but then the price is half of those phones at a similar point in their life - a Note 3 SE will now cost you over £200 as the demand is so high, and the supply so short; and the Note 4 is unlikely to ever drop below £100 and still get delivered in less than 2 months (yeah, looking at you GearBest), if at all.yeah, decentish phone, but dont buy it from GearBest; go to AliExpress and the unofficial "Official" Xiaomi store, and pay a few pounds more, but get it delivered in 2 weeks or less.



Not sure how one unqualified comment about GPS makes it a gamble, after first reading that thread I read up on it and it seems a very capable and well regarded phone which is supported by both LineageOS and Omnirom so should have OS support longevity , albeit with actions that not everyone will be comfortable with.

While you're comparing this to the more expensive note 3 and 4 the LeEco is a similar price yet benchmarks higher than those. I think that gives it a fair shout for consideration.
Edited by: "bryanhaines399" 26th Nov

Gentle_Giant5 h, 45 m ago

Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a …Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a reputation for reliability; and (more importantly) OS support and upgrades for years.Yes, it is a bit poverty spec compared to Note 3 and 4, but then the price is half of those phones at a similar point in their life - a Note 3 SE will now cost you over £200 as the demand is so high, and the supply so short; and the Note 4 is unlikely to ever drop below £100 and still get delivered in less than 2 months (yeah, looking at you GearBest), if at all.yeah, decentish phone, but dont buy it from GearBest; go to AliExpress and the unofficial "Official" Xiaomi store, and pay a few pounds more, but get it delivered in 2 weeks or less.


Dunno what you're talking about.
I'm personally waiting for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to be around 100 pounds-ish.

Also, Gearbest isn't really the ONLY factor for the delivery.
Most countries have taxes on phones above a certain price point if they come from outside EU.
That means when the phone gets in your country, the phone has to be processed.
Now, I don't know how rest of the countries work, but in my country, you wait for the post office to give you a mail which requires you to send the invoice from the website to prove the phone's value.
After sending, it takes around 1 week to get delivered (sometimes even more).

AliExpress has the Standard Shipping option, but with phones it doesn't necessarily have to stand by those delivery dates, especially because processing time in most countries is impossible to predict.

Gentle_Giant7 h, 4 m ago

a Note 3 SE will now cost you over £200 as the demand is so high, and the …a Note 3 SE will now cost you over £200 as the demand is so high, and the supply so short


Where does Note 3 SE cost over £200?

4GB ram is now a standard for mobiles in 17-18.

Will this send from China to UK ? How about tax ?
Many thanks

sach163630 m ago

4GB ram is now a standard for mobiles in 17-18.


No it's really not! Adjust your expectations for £84.05, this is no where near flagship level

CardboardCutout56 m ago

No it's really not! Adjust your expectations for £84.05, this is no where …No it's really not! Adjust your expectations for £84.05, this is no where near flagship level


It is with LeEco Le S3 around 90 pounds with 4gb-32gb

dreadzone1011 h, 49 m ago

Where does Note 3 SE cost over £200?



Go try to buy one.

I tried a few months back, as we wanted a spare to run the shops iZettle system on (mum takes a long time to get used to new phones); the cheapest NEW one I could find was £220; maybe you will be luckier.

NenoDealHunter3 h, 15 m ago

Dunno what you're talking about.I'm personally waiting for Xiaomi Redmi …Dunno what you're talking about.I'm personally waiting for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to be around 100 pounds-ish.Also, Gearbest isn't really the ONLY factor for the delivery.Most countries have taxes on phones above a certain price point if they come from outside EU.That means when the phone gets in your country, the phone has to be processed.Now, I don't know how rest of the countries work, but in my country, you wait for the post office to give you a mail which requires you to send the invoice from the website to prove the phone's value.After sending, it takes around 1 week to get delivered (sometimes even more).AliExpress has the Standard Shipping option, but with phones it doesn't necessarily have to stand by those delivery dates, especially because processing time in most countries is impossible to predict.



I have only have one phone take longer than 2 weeks to arrive via AE standard shipping, and that was the supplier not actually shipping it for 3 weeks; they got negative feedback for that, and shipped the next one the day I ordered it.
(AE is so competitive, none of the sellers wants less than 5 stars).

GearBest on the other hand have a terrible reputation for late/missing/wrong item deliveries, I wouldnt order a new pencil via them.

As for tax, AE standard post comes through the UK via Royal Mail, and they have only charged me for import duty once - on a tiny parcel from the USA; none of the phones or other items I have ordered via AE standard post have cost me a penny, even the huge roof rack clearly marked as a £180 value on the duty declaration.

Gentle_Giant1 h, 12 m ago

Go try to buy one.I tried a few months back, as we wanted a spare to run …Go try to buy one.I tried a few months back, as we wanted a spare to run the shops iZettle system on (mum takes a long time to get used to new phones); the cheapest NEW one I could find was £220; maybe you will be luckier.


The expected answer to question beginning with "where" is usually a place/site but instead you're telling me to go try to buy one, along with a story about how you tried a few months back involving the reasons why you wanted one, what it was for and info about your mum using phones... Seeing a price of £220 a few months back still doesn't answer where it costs over £200.

dreadzone1011 h, 0 m ago

The expected answer to question beginning with "where" is usually a …The expected answer to question beginning with "where" is usually a place/site but instead you're telling me to go try to buy one, along with a story about how you tried a few months back involving the reasons why you wanted one, what it was for and info about your mum using phones... Seeing a price of £220 a few months back still doesn't answer where it costs over £200.



Prices keep rising at the few places that still have them

This is the only Note 3 I can find before my lunch burns, and it isnt even the SE model.

TomTop

The £220 was for the 3GB RAM version
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 26th Nov

Gentle_Giant19 m ago

Prices keep rising at the few places that still have themThis is the only …Prices keep rising at the few places that still have themThis is the only Note 3 I can find before my lunch burns, and it isnt even the SE model.TomTopThe £220 was for the 3GB RAM version


That's the Mi Note 3 which was released 2 months ago and is a completely different phone to the Redmi Note 3.

gsmarena.com/com…863

Your lunch must have been at risk of burning very quickly.

Also it looks like you chose to link the most inflated price you could find.

Other Mi Note 3 6/128GB listings:
Gearbest - £275
Xiaomi Online Store - £305
Banggood - £292
Edited by: "dreadzone101" 26th Nov

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dreadzone10129 m ago

That's the Mi Note 3 which was released 2 months ago and is a completely …That's the Mi Note 3 which was released 2 months ago and is a completely different phone to the Redmi Note 3. https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8707&idPhone2=7863Your lunch must have been at risk of burning very quickly.Also it looks like you chose to link the most inflated price you could find.Other Mi Note 3 6/128GB listings:Gearbest - £275Xiaomi Online Store - £305Banggood - £292


Would you say this Redmi Note 5A is a good deal for the money? Bearing in mind its only really a back up....the benchmark for which has been set rather low i.e. I've just given up my Doogee X5 Pro to my daughter

My main phone is a little old but perfectly fine still iPhone 5, everyone else in the house has Android phones so I kinda like to keep abreast of how they work as I'm their tech support!

Also, I do actually need the Mi Band 2 watch :-)

sabresonic14 m ago

Would you say this Redmi Note 5A is a good deal for the money? Bearing in …Would you say this Redmi Note 5A is a good deal for the money? Bearing in mind its only really a back up....the benchmark for which has been set rather low i.e. I've just given up my Doogee X5 Pro to my daughter My main phone is a little old but perfectly fine still iPhone 5, everyone else in the house has Android phones so I kinda like to keep abreast of how they work as I'm their tech support!Also, I do actually need the Mi Band 2 watch :-)


For the price, it's a fairly good deal especially if you need the Mi Band 2 as well.

Spec-wise, I think the Redmi Note 5A sits in a odd position though. The Redmi Note 5A base model is essentially a larger Redmi 4A and the Redmi Note 5A Prime is essentially a larger Redmi 4X with better front camera but smaller battery. I guess their target audience is more towards people who want a cheaper Note sized phone. The one feature it has though, which other current Redmi phones don't, is dual sim with dedicated microSD. The last Redmi phone to have that was Redmi Note 2 in 2015.

When I follow the link it is just to the phone, no mention of the band. Has this expired?

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gillyflower42 m ago

When I follow the link it is just to the phone, no mention of the band. …When I follow the link it is just to the phone, no mention of the band. Has this expired?


If you look below the phone it says 'Buy together & save'...

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dreadzone10154 m ago

For the price, it's a fairly good deal especially if you need the Mi Band …For the price, it's a fairly good deal especially if you need the Mi Band 2 as well.Spec-wise, I think the Redmi Note 5A sits in a odd position though. The Redmi Note 5A base model is essentially a larger Redmi 4A and the Redmi Note 5A Prime is essentially a larger Redmi 4X with better front camera but smaller battery. I guess their target audience is more towards people who want a cheaper Note sized phone. The one feature it has though, which other current Redmi phones don't, is dual sim with dedicated microSD. The last Redmi phone to have that was Redmi Note 2 in 2015.


Thanks for that, much appreciated. I'm happy to spend around £15 for the Mi Band so it was a question of whether the phone was worth £70, there wasn't a huge amount of reviews or places selling it. Dual sim is handy...my Doogee had that :-)

Would you happen to know if these can be rooted? (the Doogee couldn't)

sabresonic23 m ago

If you look below the phone it says 'Buy together & save'...[Image]


Ah - thank you - I don't get that on my mobile - I'll try via pc

sabresonic53 m ago

Thanks for that, much appreciated. I'm happy to spend around £15 for the …Thanks for that, much appreciated. I'm happy to spend around £15 for the Mi Band so it was a question of whether the phone was worth £70, there wasn't a huge amount of reviews or places selling it. Dual sim is handy...my Doogee had that :-) Would you happen to know if these can be rooted? (the Doogee couldn't)


Yeah, most if not all Xiaomi phones are rootable. The general process would be to unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, then superSU but there might be more straightforward methods. Guide here< for the general process (parts 1, 2, 5 & 6)

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dreadzone10137 m ago

Yeah, most if not all Xiaomi phones are rootable. The general process …Yeah, most if not all Xiaomi phones are rootable. The general process would be to unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, then superSU but there might be more straightforward methods. Guide here< for the general process (parts 1, 2, 5 & 6)


That's great and the guide seems pretty thorough too...just need to find the confidence to attempt it as I've not rooted a phone before. I guess it can't be any more difficult than wiping and reinstalling a PC from scratch...?

Thanks again.

Gentle_Giant26th Nov

I have only have one phone take longer than 2 weeks to arrive via AE …I have only have one phone take longer than 2 weeks to arrive via AE standard shipping, and that was the supplier not actually shipping it for 3 weeks; they got negative feedback for that, and shipped the next one the day I ordered it.(AE is so competitive, none of the sellers wants less than 5 stars).GearBest on the other hand have a terrible reputation for late/missing/wrong item deliveries, I wouldnt order a new pencil via them.As for tax, AE standard post comes through the UK via Royal Mail, and they have only charged me for import duty once - on a tiny parcel from the USA; none of the phones or other items I have ordered via AE standard post have cost me a penny, even the huge roof rack clearly marked as a £180 value on the duty declaration.


Yeah, good to know.
Personally, not from UK, so don't know how import duty and taxes work.

dreadzone10126th Nov

Yeah, most if not all Xiaomi phones are rootable. The general process …Yeah, most if not all Xiaomi phones are rootable. The general process would be to unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, then superSU but there might be more straightforward methods. Guide here< for the general process (parts 1, 2, 5 & 6)


All Xiaomi phones are rootable (Trust me on that one, I did it with all of them - recovery is a bit tricky but if you have time to rescale the size and tinker around with the settings you can make one recovery fit on another phone if there isn't an official one - tutorials on xda help a lot with that).

There were more straightforward methods, but those were for older phones.
If your phone also comes with older versions of MIUI 8 I believe there was a way to flash custom recovery alongside a ROM without unlocking bootloader.

As always, right after flashing TWRP - please who ever is doing anything - backup your phone alongside System and System Image as well (basically tick everything) and save it on your computer / laptop / cloud service.
That backup has your IMEI (in case) and complete system.

Also, people have been known to freak out but, when rooting or even flashing, the system may take up to 15 minutes (depending on the phone) to boot up completely (rooting takes considerably less amount of time to boot).

The Mi forums contain a lot of information about different ways of rooting the various phones, as well as hundreds of different customs ROMS to try out. here

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NenoDealHunter2 h, 13 m ago

Yeah, good to know.Personally, not from UK, so don't know how import duty …Yeah, good to know.Personally, not from UK, so don't know how import duty and taxes work.


Sorry to ask a stupid question but who are AE...does that stand for Alibaba Express?

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NenoDealHunter2 h, 23 m ago

All Xiaomi phones are rootable (Trust me on that one, I did it with all of …All Xiaomi phones are rootable (Trust me on that one, I did it with all of them - recovery is a bit tricky but if you have time to rescale the size and tinker around with the settings you can make one recovery fit on another phone if there isn't an official one - tutorials on xda help a lot with that).There were more straightforward methods, but those were for older phones.If your phone also comes with older versions of MIUI 8 I believe there was a way to flash custom recovery alongside a ROM without unlocking bootloader.As always, right after flashing TWRP - please who ever is doing anything - backup your phone alongside System and System Image as well (basically tick everything) and save it on your computer / laptop / cloud service.That backup has your IMEI (in case) and complete system.Also, people have been known to freak out but, when rooting or even flashing, the system may take up to 15 minutes (depending on the phone) to boot up completely (rooting takes considerably less amount of time to boot).


..I take it back, rooting a phone sounds far more complicated that wiping and reinstalling a PC! I fear one mistake will brick my phone or at least send me into a panic when it comes to recovery. Or, is it a case of having never done it before I'm suffering from a fear of the unknown? Maybe if someone asked me about flattening their PC and reinstalling the O/S, drivers etc from scratch or swapping out their HD for a SSD and cloning their system it might sound rather daunting...but when it comes to it is rather straightforward?

Maybe I'll try with that old Doogee X5 first, at least if I brick the phone I'll have had a years worth of use out of it, benefit from the ewxperience, only be out of pocket £30 and have a whining 10 year old daughter to endure , that last one could be tricky with Christmas coming up....
Edited by: "sabresonic" 27th Nov

sabresonic28 m ago

Sorry to ask a stupid question but who are AE...does that stand for …Sorry to ask a stupid question but who are AE...does that stand for Alibaba Express?


AliExpress, same company, Alibaba I believe are the parent company and are more trade sales.

winchman7 h, 50 m ago

AliExpress, same company, Alibaba I believe are the parent company and are …AliExpress, same company, Alibaba I believe are the parent company and are more trade sales.


AliExpress is meant for single users that buy 1 of a product.
AliBaba is a parent website, based for users that order bulk of something (say phones etc.)

sabresonic8 h, 7 m ago

..I take it back, rooting a phone sounds far more complicated that … ..I take it back, rooting a phone sounds far more complicated that wiping and reinstalling a PC! I fear one mistake will brick my phone or at least send me into a panic when it comes to recovery. Or, is it a case of having never done it before I'm suffering from a fear of the unknown? Maybe if someone asked me about flattening their PC and reinstalling the O/S, drivers etc from scratch or swapping out their HD for a SSD and cloning their system it might sound rather daunting...but when it comes to it is rather straightforward? Maybe I'll try with that old Doogee X5 first, at least if I brick the phone I'll have had a years worth of use out of it, benefit from the ewxperience, only be out of pocket £30 and have a whining 10 year old daughter to endure , that last one could be tricky with Christmas coming up....


You cannot do anything wrong, if you follow a good guide on a forum.
If nothing, hmu when you get the phone, and I'll try to walk you through the process as much in depth as possible.

tbh, as I don't work with my own phones, but I root/flash ROMs for another guy, I have bigger fear than you for bricking the phone. First few are tricky, once you get the tempo, it's as easy as nothing else.

I have the note 4 and recently brought it from GearBest. I have to admit I was not sure it was going to arrive so paid the extra bit for postal insurance on the their website. Took 3 weeks to arrive but worth the wait in the end, phone is lighting fast, camera is not bad for general everyday and odd holiday photos. Plays games really well and video messaging with the frontal camera is quite good. So in comparison this is worth a punt.

Gentle_Giant26th Nov

Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a …Even from your link, that phone is a gamble; whereas Xiaomi phones have a reputation for reliability; and (more importantly) OS support and upgrades for years.Yes, it is a bit poverty spec compared to Note 3 and 4, but then the price is half of those phones at a similar point in their life - a Note 3 SE will now cost you over £200 as the demand is so high, and the supply so short; and the Note 4 is unlikely to ever drop below £100 and still get delivered in less than 2 months (yeah, looking at you GearBest), if at all.yeah, decentish phone, but dont buy it from GearBest; go to AliExpress and the unofficial "Official" Xiaomi store, and pay a few pounds more, but get it delivered in 2 weeks or less.


They're not so reliable really. Had lots of problems with multiple Xiaomi phones, pictures not saved, black photos etc. Good for the price, but don't expect more than what you pay.

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sabresonic11 h, 39 m ago

..I take it back, rooting a phone sounds far more complicated … ..I take it back, rooting a phone sounds far more complicated that wiping and reinstalling a PC! I fear one mistake will brick my phone or at least send me into a panic when it comes to recovery. Or, is it a case of having never done it before I'm suffering from a fear of the unknown? Maybe if someone asked me about flattening their PC and reinstalling the O/S, drivers etc from scratch or swapping out their HD for a SSD and cloning their system it might sound rather daunting...but when it comes to it is rather straightforward? Maybe I'll try with that old Doogee X5 first, at least if I brick the phone I'll have had a years worth of use out of it, benefit from the ewxperience, only be out of pocket £30 and have a whining 10 year old daughter to endure , that last one could be tricky with Christmas coming up....


Rooting phones is dead easy. Get yourself over to XDA and find the forum for your phone. There will be more than one method for rooting and at least one for reviving bricked phones, I should think.

crank_girl25 m ago

TRooting phones is dead easy. Get yourself over to XDA and find the forum …TRooting phones is dead easy. Get yourself over to XDA and find the forum for your phone. There will be more than one method for rooting and at least one for reviving bricked phones, I should think.


The problem with XDA I find is there is almost too much info, I think most of us just want one simple straightforward method, and one original android rom, no fancy fiddling, that will update when the next official update comes along..

h7891 h, 28 m ago

They're not so reliable really. Had lots of problems with multiple Xiaomi …They're not so reliable really. Had lots of problems with multiple Xiaomi phones, pictures not saved, black photos etc. Good for the price, but don't expect more than what you pay.



Are you related to my neighbour?? She kills electronic devices just my touching them. She has to use a computer to access certain information relating to her freelance work; she uses the library ones and lets them sort out the broken PC afterwards.

I have, or have had - 4 Xiaomi phones; other than the current MIUI 2.4GHz issue, the only fault is a dodgy charging plug issue with the oldest; and that is because my daughter forgot it was plugged in and yanked the cable out at an angle.

Spare part is on its way - for a cost of £1.76.

winchman1 h, 1 m ago

The problem with XDA I find is there is almost too much info, I think most …The problem with XDA I find is there is almost too much info, I think most of us just want one simple straightforward method, and one original android rom, no fancy fiddling, that will update when the next official update comes along..


There's usually a summary thread that makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Hang on a sec and I'll see if there is one.

Actually not so much on XDA right now but I'm positive that will change as more are sold.

The miui site is also a good general resource for Xiaomi phones. This is a guide to installing recovery and rooting.

en.miui.com/thr…tml

jscwan26th Nov

Just come back from Hong Kong and got it for my husband at hk$899 which …Just come back from Hong Kong and got it for my husband at hk$899 which is just over £90 ... seems good enough but not happy I got it dearer cos thats just for the phone and no MI Band.. It has just come out...so fairly new



Where did you find it in HK? The last time I was there all I could find for sale were iPhones and Samsung devices.

Spark17 m ago

Where did you find it in HK? The last time I was there all I could find …Where did you find it in HK? The last time I was there all I could find for sale were iPhones and Samsung devices.


Hi spark
I got it from a place called ASK in Mong Kwok... apparently they have a chain of stores... and they sell lots of "china" brands..
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