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

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

  1. joelk2

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    Poco f2 would get my vote. No curved screen and no notches etc and cheaper.
     
  2. Angerer

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    Cheers dude, just looking around at best place to get it, wouldn't mind the 256gb ver.
     
  3. nitram100

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    Hi guys,

    I won a cheap pixel 2 on ebay for £80 from a seller in china. Before I won the auction he said it would work with Three UK, but since the end of the auction he sent me a message saying that he has now checked and it won't work with Three and can he refund me...convenient.

    I think he's trying to weasle out of the fact that I got a good deal.

    Here's the phone, anyone any idea if it will work? Or is he waffling. I checked and Three use 800mz and 1800mhz , which the phone listing states that it supports.

    https://tinyurl.com/y73t86qh

    Thanks guys
     
  4. joelk2

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    It's officially been released today so you can get the 8/256 for 499 direct mi.com/UK
     
  5. joelk2

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    Should work. Has band 20. Unless the description is wrong.
     
  6. iBSOD

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    Location: Chelmsford

    Pixel 2 should work fine on Threes 3g and 4g networks
     
  7. Angerer

    Wise Guy

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    Cheers thinking about pulling the trigger on this right now, can't see the warranty or how to change colour, Grey does look nice but fancy the white or blue.

    *Edit*

    Just purchased it, cheers AndyCr15, Joelk2 & Psycho Sonny for the recommendation.

    currently waiting patiently. =D
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  8. joelk2

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    I'm pretty sure it will be my next phone when my pixel 2xl finally gives up. It's not far off but hanging in there.
     
  9. alexakasloth

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    What phone would you recommend for a budget of around £100 - £150? At that price I was thinking it would be better to get a second hand poco f1/ OP 5t, what other options are there?

    Leaning towards the OP 5t as that is my current phone and it's worked well since I've bought it.

    [edit] Went with a refurbed Mi A2, well under buget and does exactly what's needed - recent-ish version of android, decent enough specs it will last 3/4 years.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
  10. Angerer

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  11. joelk2

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    Any other requirements?

    Ie screen size etc..
     
  12. alexakasloth

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    Mainly a decent battery life and as much processing power/ ram as possible so it will last longer without slowing down. Screen size is not an issue, nor is a headphone jack.

    [edit] Have seen the Redmi Note 7 now which appears to get good reviews and I can get it for ~£120. Any downsides to miui?
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
  13. Angerer

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    Which cases/screen protector would you guy recommend for my Poco F2?.

    Cheers
     
  14. Haze

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    Are they not all the same? Choose which style of case you want...
     
  15. Begbie

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    Not really. Some have much better protection than others. If I could get a get mous case I'd be all over it. Sadly it's mostly just rubbish about.

    The one it comes with seems OK.
     
  16. deuse

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    I have to say that MiUi 12 is fantastic.
    The best overall android OS I have ever used :)
     
  17. Begbie

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    What phone are you using it on?

    Hoping it comes to the f2 Pro soon :)
     
  18. Sho

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    Isn't MiUi bloated? Used a pocafone F1, great phone. Let down with the extra bloatware.
     
  19. maj

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    There are ways and means to de-bloat MIUI or any Android OS for that matter :)
     
  20. deuse

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    Mi 10 Pro :)

    https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/20-6-18.56244/

    No bloat ware.