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

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

  1. Drake5

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    Seems like you're enjoying it then. It's really difficult for me to decide between the F3 and the A52 5G. The 5G has a better CPU, isn't running MIUI etc... Tough call
     
  2. Space Monkey

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    The A52 is running a much lower CPU?
     
  3. Drake5

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    The A52 might be, but the A52 5G isn't
     
  4. Space Monkey

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    It's running a SD 750?
     
  5. Drake5

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    You're right, it is. The website I was looking at comparing the 2 has the wrong CPU listed
     
  6. Space Monkey

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    The Poco F3 has a far better spec, I sent back my Samsung S21 Ultra to keep this phone and I'm still very glad I did, as I mentioned in another post above, nothing I've seen can beat this phone for the £299 I paid :)
     
  7. Drake5

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    With the A52 5G I guess you've got a slightly better camera, headphone jack, storage expansion and long updates. But it is £80ish more expensive also
     
  8. TheFifeFlyer

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    I didn`t during the install buddy.
    And still haven`t tried it out yet unfortunately. I may never use it. It was a freebie linked on hotukdeals so took it :cry:

    What I did find worked on this phone was the spoken name caller app. Y`know that says the name of who`s calling/texting. I tried many over the years but they never worked for some reason.
     
  9. Big.Wayne

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    Dropped my 3-year old Ulefone Power 3 mobile yesterday and cracked the screen! . . . did a few hours of research for a nice battery phone with good screen for gaming, video watching and flicking through financial charts.
    • £229 - Poco X3 Pro 6GB+256GB
    • £249 - Redmi Note 10 Pro 6GB+128GB (£269)
    • £349 - Poco F3 5G 8GB+256GB
    Xiaomi have a "Colourful Flowers" promotion running (31st May-6th June), last night was 6GB X3 Pro for £219 which I missed so now just comparing the three models above, leaning towards X3 Pro as original budget was £200 but you know how it is with a budget when you start comparing "just an extra £50" and before you know it you are convinced that your original £200 budget is weak and the extra spending justification begins! :p
     
  10. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    I would check the notebookcheck reviews,as they seem to be the only one who actually tests if the phones have sufficient cooling,and test GPS accuracy:
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Xiaom...and-features-at-a-bargain-price.541254.0.html
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Xiaom...nti-5G-users-at-a-bargain-price.532939.0.html
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Xiaomi-Poco-F3-review-Power-smartphone-for-little-money.540610.0.html

    The first one seems to have overheating problems!
     
  11. AndyCr15

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    Damnit, I'm a 'Pro' away from having the set...

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    :cry:
     
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  13. Big.Wayne

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    Hi CAT-THE-FIFTH, thanks for those links, reading now! :)
     
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  15. Big.Wayne

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    Sorry my bad that Note 10 Pro deal was for the 64GB model direct from mi and not the 128GB model

    6GB+64GB £219.00
    6GB+128GB £249.00

    The £229 Poco X3 Pro was spotted in the rain forest! :p
     
  16. Big.Wayne

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    Ok, after some reading and watching YouTube reviews I've purchased a replacement for my cracked screen UleFone Power 3.

    I went with a Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro 8GB/256GB for £199.49 inc with a handy PROMOFIVE discount code at auction. I didn't get an AMOLED screen but I did get a 7nm Snapdragon 860/Adreno 640 and 256GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage.

    That's a nice upgrade for £200 smackers. Thanks for the feedback, good luck in your search! :D
     
  17. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    It does overheats:

     
  18. koooowweeee

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    Anything to replace a mi 9 se for the wife?
     
  19. Drake5

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    What's your guys experience with MIUI? Seen lots of negative things about it online
     
  20. sandys

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    It depends who's miui, not all implementations are the same, its fine, has ads, spend some time disabling it and they are not a problem, biggest issue I have with it is speed of updates or lack of, my mi 9 is pretty much forgotten, much the same as my Poco so I wouldn't pay strong money for a Chinese device, consider them disposable, 2 yrs and done.

    I prefer the Poco over the Mi due to app drawer, I know you can add these things after the fact but I don't tend to disck about with that stuff myself and use them as it comes.