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

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

  1. Besty

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    Completed the switchover from an iPhone 11 Pro Max to the realme. I am keeping all my other apple devices and just ditching the iPhone.

    as I use google and google drive quite a bit the switchover was pain free, google Authenticator even has a new migration option.
     
  2. skaif

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  3. Efour

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    Beast of a price too
     
  4. grudas

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  5. kona786

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    You just know it'll be abandoned.
     
  6. Grandmaster Fap!

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    Do Vivo have a habit or throwing away support? Looks like a great phone, shame if they dont back it.
     
  7. grudas

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    They claim 3 years but I have no first hand experience so can't say for sure.
     
  8. Clairvoyant

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    Does anyone know if you can get Xiaomi redmi screens replacing. My teenage son just dropped his.
     
  9. TheFifeFlyer

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    Bumping this for any new owners.

    I just had to uninstall that stupid 'wallpaper carousel' that kept popping up
     
  10. Vimes

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    Thanks, I'll give it a go with mine.
     
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  11. doodah

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    Think I have finally worked out why my volume is so low on my headphones with my F3. Had to change region and the max volume seems to have gone up, and more options available regarding BT audio quality in Developer Options.
     
  12. david25

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  13. tigerstyle

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    I had my heart mostly decided on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro after watching a few reviews and after having a Xiaomi MiA1 since when that was pretty new, so just under 4 years now?
    And erm classic kind of cold feet: Any ideas what is coming out soon from them that will be every so slightly not even importantly incrementally better? Black Friday sales making the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro better priced maybe? Or is 11/11 sale a bigger thing?

    Oh haha, Note 11 just announced, then hopefully get a Note 11 on 11/11
     
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  14. cjgardens

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    What region did you change it to?
     
  15. doodah

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    US I think but I am now wondering if I convinced myself it went up :cry::o, seems quiet again but I had just done an update so it might have reverted.

    Will check and get back to you.
     
  16. Dempsey22

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    Location: Ireland

    My S8+ is on the way out, screen is mangled and battery is fairly poor. I was just going to pick up a regular phone like A12 but these Chinese phones have grabbed my interest.

    Is there any standout models that are recommended ? Would they be an upgrade on an S8+ ?
     
  17. cjgardens

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    My earphones are a little quiet but I've not tried them on another phone. Bluetooth when connected to my van is fine the
     
  18. Lopéz

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    Just bought a Poco X3 Pro. What a really nice phone for the money - and so much storage, mine is the 256GB version.

    It's not quite as sexy as my old Mi9T but I'm really pleased with it and the battery performance is a lot better.
     
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  19. Brackish

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    When setting up a new Xiaomi or Poco phone does it ask you to create a Mi account?
    I'm tempted by the F3 as my budget can't stretch to a Pixel and I have no interest in Samsung's skin.
     
  20. TheFifeFlyer

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    It does ask, but I didn`t set one up.