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**** The Official Chinese Phones Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by King4aDay, 6 May 2015.

  1. anything-but

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  2. neocon

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    Mi5 is £207 on oppomart + del

    Is that a good price for 32gb version?
     
  3. BaldJedi

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    Having read a few comments about geekbuying on /r/Xiaomi i would use a credit card just in case..
     
  4. BaldJedi

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    it is a good price.. how much for del?

    top-one have it for £238 del inc and there's 7.5% cashback with quidco
     
  5. neocon

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    Think it's £10 del
     
  6. sydeccles

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    I paid via PP
     
  7. R.O.S.S.I

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  8. anything-but

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    Can't see where to add the insurance when ordering?
     
  9. warren_1979

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  10. mdaw

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  11. R.O.S.S.I

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    I don't have 4G on my tariff anyway so i'm not too fussed on that!
     
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  12. FutileBreadMachine

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    Just pondering getting the Mi 5 from Geekbuying and I was wondering why they charge more for their Spanish stock? Is this because you won't pay import duty since it's already in the EU? If I buy from HK is it a gamble as to whether I would get stung?
     
  13. R.O.S.S.I

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    I still think you might be liable for some kind of import duty even from Spain? Not sure tbh.

    Think if you go by the standard airmail from HK, based on what i've read, you're highly unlikely to get stung any import costs - it just takes a while longer to arrive. I paid the extra $1.50 or whatever it was to insure mine.
     
  14. FutileBreadMachine

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    Ah OK, cheers mate. I thought they just factored in the import duty they already paid to get it into Spain. Guess I could just ask them :p
     
  15. R.O.S.S.I

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    I'm not entirely sure to be honest, worth asking them!
     
  16. warren_1979

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    You will not get charged import duty from Spain as they are in the EU. Free trade area and all that.

    I was looking at honorbuy.com because I was after a Redmi Note 4 and they have stock in a EU warehouse. Unfortunately it was £25 more than from China so I suppose they include the import duty/customs in the price.
     
  17. sydeccles

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    Has anyone managed to get a copy of a user guide for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Pro?
     
  18. FutileBreadMachine

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    Ah thought so. Now my problem is who sells the phone without adware/malware. I found a reddit thread with people saying Gearbest sell phones with custom roms with adware, but on their website they have the International version and I assumed this was the official global rom, untampered with.
     
  19. scrivz69

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    Why do you need a user guide mate, MIUI is pretty straight forward and if your stuck there are a few youtube videos about.
     
  20. sydeccles

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    Be nice to have, had Motorola for the last few years and Nokia prior to that. So MiUI is new to me, plus basic stuff, Such as what SIM slot is 4g etc