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

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

  1. Brackish

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  2. Brackish

    Hitman

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    Just ordered the 8/256GB in black with a friend referral of £15 off on top of the current price.
    Will look at the debloat post but will probably run nova launcher.
     
  3. Brackish

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    So had the Poco F3 for a week now. All is good apart from a few personal dislikes.
    Getting nearly 2 days on the battery with light games, light YouTube etc.
    I have not signed in with my MI account and don't use most of the MI apps and nor have I done the debloat. I don't feel I need to to be fair, it's quick, snappy and no lag anywhere.
     
  4. Dempsey22

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    Thinking of upgrading from my smashed S8 plus to the F3. Where and what price did u get it for ? Not sure what I should be paying for it.
     
  5. doodah

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    I got it for £350 from Amazon earlier in the year (256GB), but seen it for £300 or less. Definitely worth the price and some but over time I can see it's missing a little polish from the likes of my Galaxy Notes. Very happy with the choice though.
     
  6. Brackish

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    I got mine from MI direct for 294 delivered.
    As mentioned it's a solid phone but some areas are not as polished. The MiUI takes a bit of getting used to and the camera really needs OIS.

    Black Friday deal is on. 309 but then voucher on top of you get it. Makes it 290.
     
  7. Balb0wa

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    Poco F3 256GB is £269 at Amazon today
     
  8. doodah

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    Jesus, almost £100 less than I paid. That is a stonking price!
     
  9. BigBoy

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    I'm tempted by the Poco x3 pro as it's under £200 (8gb/256gb) direct from Poco, anyone got any real world experience with it? I will be going from a 4year old OnePlus 6T. The wife has a Poco M3 (4gb/128gb) and loves it.
     
  10. Brackish

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    @BigBoy Would the new Poco MR Pro be better suited to you? The X3 has an LCD screen and 4g chip. If that's not a concern then it is a lot of phone for a small price. I have just got the F3 and it's plently good for anything.
     
  11. GTanny

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    They were £159 on Amazon a week or so ago so I picked 3 up (one for me, 2 for the kids Christmas) and so far I am very impressed for the price, moving from a Oneplus 7T so the performance wasn't bad on that at any point but the lack of an SD card meant I was struggling for space after 2 years of photos and videos.

    There is a little bit of bloat with the MI apps but the ability to have hidden apps means that's where the ones I cant uninstall live now.

    I have no need for 5G at the moment and the LCD screen isn't a big issue for me so I am very happy with it at the moment... it is HUGE though!
     
  12. Lopéz

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    No issues with my X3 Pro, I have the 8gb/256gb one. The camera is a bit middle of the road, but other than that it's absolutely fine.
     
  13. BigBoy

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    Just pulled the trigger Amazon has them for £179 with 2 year warranty could not resist at that price!
     
  14. Lopéz

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    That is really cheap, I paid £209 from Xiaomi in a flash sale a month or so ago.
     
  15. BigBoy

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    Yeah they were down to £194 with a £5 voucher in the Poco app, just randomly checked Amazon and the price was a good chunk lower.
     
  16. DeliciousStorage

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    Down to £159 now, bargain.
     
  17. kinetic747

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    Especially as it's the 8gb and 256gb storage version.:cool:
     
  18. Dempsey22

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    So I can get 256Gb X3 Pro for €200 or the 128Gb F3 for €280.

    Is the 80 euro difference worth it?
     
  19. maj

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    Was the Poco X3 8gb and 256gb a lightning deal? Can't see to find it at that price. Can't see the phone cheaper on there at all compared to Xiaomi direct.
     
  20. kinetic747

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    It was a black Friday deal but it expired rather quickly. It might appear again on Cyber Monday if you take a look.:)