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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (/pro) [WHYRED][China/Global] ***(Please read first post)***

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    Do you guys think its better for me to buy the Xiaomi redmi note 4 or wait for the Xiaomi redmi note 5, I'm not familiar with phones tbh but I read that the Xiaomi redmi note 4 was a really good phone for the price, I didn't order yet though.

    The redmi note 4 was a very popular phone and good value for the money. And can still be got for a low price.

    But if your not in rush to buy, wait a month or two to get Redmi Note 5[WHYRED][Global], it is a much better model and still good value but a small bit dearer.

    [Crosspost]
    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    Could you send me the website you bought it from please and will it be okay for me to continue to use my 48 network sim and the 3g?
    You where also looking at the Redmi Note 5A, stay clear it is just an entry level phone with poor specs.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    corkie wrote: »
    The redmi note 4 was a very popular phone and good value for the money. And can still be got for a low price.

    But if your not in rush to buy, wait a month or two to get Redmi Note 5[WHYRED][Global], it is a much better model and still good value but a small bit dearer.

    [Crosspost]

    You where also looking at the Redmi Note 5A, stay clear it is just an entry level phone with poor specs.

    being honest I have no idea about all these different brands of phones and just want one that will do the job, you know basic apps camera , msgs, calls, nothing crazy no changing OS's or anything haha. my HTCM8 right now currently turns off at 40% battery and even higher percentages if i use the flash or 3g so I sort of want to get a new phone soon for around 250euros max


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    being honest I have no idea about all these different brands of phones and just want one that will do the job, you know basic apps camera , msgs, calls, nothing crazy no changing OS's or anything haha. my HTCM8 right now currently turns off at 40% battery and even higher percentages if i use the flash or 3g so I sort of want to get a new phone soon for around 250euros max

    You should be happy with the Redmi Note 4 [4/64gb] <<< €149.39 + €15 shipping.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    corkie wrote: »
    You should be happy with the Redmi Note 4 [4/64gb] <<< €149.39 + €15 shipping.

    Its safe to buy from this site? never used it before

    is there a site you know that offers it in different colors?

    I have a lot of sd cards I could put into it so I don't really need 64gb if that matters


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    Its safe to buy from this site? never used it before

    is there a site you know that offers it in different colors?

    The site has been getting good feedback on the forums, also 3 Color options are available on it. Continue the discussion in this thread, if you get it.

    Edit: - There is also the option to buy cheaper with less ram and storage, but your better off with more.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    corkie wrote: »
    The site has been getting good feedback on the forums, also 3 Color options are available on it. Continue the discussion in this thread, if you get it.

    Edit: - There is also the option to buy cheaper with less ram and storage, but your better off with more.

    Thanks, Ye i see those options I want the 4ram but don't exactly need the 64 of storage but I don't think they offer 4ram 32's, Its only available in gold aswell on this site.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,664 ✭✭✭ rizzee


    Global version released today?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,277 ✭✭✭✭ gerrybbadd


    rizzee wrote: »
    Global version released today?

    Fingers crossed


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Launch event was on during our time 8 to 9 am approx.

    http://en.miui.com/thread-2286797-1-1.html

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qeOFEmsAHF2jQ4y0qHikw

    To go on sale in Indonesia, next week on the 25th.


    Similar specs to Chinese version, but no exact details of bands etc yet.

    Also only 3/32gb and 4/64gb announced for that market.

    Indonesian version spec is following China:
    https://twitter.com/xiaomiindonesia/status/986519916315426817

    Price in Indonesia (converted):

    3GB + 32GB = ~181.54 USD

    4GB + 64GB = ~217.87 USD

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    Some details on it from the Indonesia launch stream:
    http://event.mi.com/id/live2018/RedmiNote5

    According to the link its saying "Redmi Note 5 can be obtained online at Lazada on April 25, 2018." Other vendors will follow soon enough.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    corkie wrote: »
    Launch event was on during our time 8 to 9 am approx.

    http://en.miui.com/thread-2286797-1-1.html

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qeOFEmsAHF2jQ4y0qHikw

    To go on sale in Indonesia, next week on the 25th.


    Similar specs to Chinese version, but no exact details of bands etc yet.

    Also only 3/32gb and 4/64gb announced for that market.

    Indonesian version spec is following China:
    https://twitter.com/xiaomiindonesia/status/986519916315426817

    Price in Indonesia (converted):

    3GB + 32GB = ~181.54 USD

    4GB + 64GB = ~217.87 USD



    Seems like a really good price compared to the note 4 being 150€ish right now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    Seems like a really good price compared to the note 4 being 150€ish right now?

    It sure is. All depends how quick you need a new phone. If you need one sooner - nothing wrong with the RN4. If not, hold off for this !


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    GBX wrote: »
    It sure is. All depends how quick you need a new phone. If you need one sooner - nothing wrong with the RN4. If not, hold off for this !

    Do you know if it works with 48 network?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    Do you know if it works with 48 network?

    You will only get 3g on the 48 network. 4g is not supported. So I would think it would be ok to that point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,100 ✭✭✭ NATLOR


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    being honest I have no idea about all these different brands of phones and just want one that will do the job, you know basic apps camera , msgs, calls, nothing crazy no changing OS's or anything haha. my HTCM8 right now currently turns off at 40% battery and even higher percentages if i use the flash or 3g so I sort of want to get a new phone soon for around 250euros max

    You would be better off with an MIA1.Newer phone,slightly better camera,running stock android with regular updates
    32g version for under 180 shipped from Europe

    https://www.honorbuy.com/1271-xiaomi-mi-a1-official-global-version-32gb-rom-4gb-ram-black.html

    64 gb not much more

    https://www.honorbuy.com/1188-xiaomi-mi-a1-smartphone-black.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    @NATLOR The Redmi Note 5 [China/Global][WHYRED] has a better camera than the RN5Pro[India][WHYRED] which in itself is all round better camera than Mi A1.

    Also better processor (636 vs 625), but for stock android Mi A1 is a good choice.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    NATLOR wrote: »
    You would be better off with an MIA1.Newer phone,slightly better camera,running stock android with regular updates
    32g version for under 180 shipped from Europe

    https://www.honorbuy.com/1271-xiaomi-mi-a1-official-global-version-32gb-rom-4gb-ram-black.html

    64 gb not much more

    https://www.honorbuy.com/1188-xiaomi-mi-a1-smartphone-black.html

    How come I'd be better off with that over a note 5 or 4?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 UsedToWait


    corkie wrote: »
    @NATLOR The Redmi Note 5 [China/Global][WHYRED] has a better camera than the RN5Pro[India][WHYRED] which in itself is all round better camera than Mi A1.

    Also better processor (636 vs 625), but for stock android Mi A1 is a good choice.

    Hey Corkie,
    Thanks for all your posts in this forum.

    Do you reckon custom ROM support for the WHYRED will be as good as for the other Xiaomis?
    I was all set to buy the A1 till I saw the specs for the WHYRED, but slightly apprehensive about not getting on with MIUI..

    Haven't used a custom ROM since Cyanogen - I presume Lineage is the main one to look into?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    UsedToWait wrote: »
    Hey Corkie,
    Thanks for all your posts in this forum.

    Do you reckon custom ROM support for the WHYRED will be as good as for the other Xiaomis?
    I was all set to buy the A1 till I saw the specs for the WHYRED, but slightly apprehensive about not getting on with MIUI..

    Haven't used a custom ROM since Cyanogen - I presume Lineage is the main one to look into?

    As already post in the thread, the device is Treble compatible which should make it easy to switch to a supported GSI.

    [XDA] How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices


    [XDA] Generic LineageOS 15.1 and Resurrection Remix ROMs now available for Project Treble compatible devices


    Already a MultiRom Port for it, along with an unofficial LineageOS and Resurrection Remix.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-5-pro/development

    Custom roms should be compatible across the different variations [Global/China/India]. Official MIUI have encounter bugs when used on different variation than what the rom is intended for.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    LTE Bands 3,7 and 20 confirmed for Global version.

    TDD-LTE 3/4/5/7/8/20 38/40
    http://www.mi.com/id/redmi-note-5/specs/


    Xiaomi Reddit wiki also updated with the specs.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    Excellent .. now when can I buy it :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ jlynch


    GBX wrote: »
    Excellent .. now when can I buy it :D

    The global version is not on sale in indonesia until 25th of April, so will be well after this
    https://twitter.com/xiaomiindonesia/status/986518825746161665

    some more discussions here on it
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/comments/8d327x/rn5p_global_release_date/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    We will probably be waiting a good while to get our hands on WHYRED

    Was verify a link on reddit for someone and found this message on Fantasy aliexpress store.
    .....
    For friends who had bought Redmi Note 5 global version (3+32GB/4+64GB) in our store. We are very sorry to inform you about the long processing time of it. We will start the delivery of Redmi Note 5 at the end of April.
    As known, this cellphone comes to market with a high-quality SOC - Snapdragon 636. But we just got informed by Xiaomi Company that this new type of chip in Snapdragon company has a productivity limitation, so the productivity of this cellphone has also been limited.
    ....

    GBX wrote: »
    Excellent .. now when can I buy it :D
    jlynch wrote: »
    The global version is not on sale in indonesia until 25th of April, so will be well after this
    https://twitter.com/xiaomiindonesia/status/986518825746161665

    some more discussions here on it
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/comments/8d327x/rn5p_global_release_date/

    @jlynch, I believe @GBX was just posting a joke comment, and was hoping we could get it soon as possible. I had posted on and pulled info from that thread and shared here.

    Had not planned on purchasing myself till the summer, end of June or start of July.

    A competitor to this device has also been announced Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1)

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    Yeah I was joking! ::D

    I may have to look elsewhere for a new device sooner .. I'll see. Really hoped to get this as I'm using a friend's OnePlus 2 since I dropped my other phone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,100 ✭✭✭ NATLOR


    Fakent.ie wrote: »
    How come I'd be better off with that over a note 5 or 4?

    Should have said I meant it as an alternative specifically for the note 4 (if you didnt want to wait for the note 5 to be released) due to the fact its newer has a better camera gets regular updates and has stock android.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro - Blind camera comparison




    As already reported in main china thread WHYRED has the better camera, see for yourself above.

    Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 images, specifications leaked online

    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 preview

    ^^^ Links to post's in the main thread, for anyone who has not read it.

    Even with the Asus device been cheaper, think I will still get WHYRED.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    I just don't like the look of the Asus. That's enough to put me off it. Could be a very fine phone but I don't think it would grow on me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ jlynch


    Just up today on geekbuying - Global Version - pre-orders Shipping in: 29d 05h:24m:24s - Hong Kong stock only
    https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Global-Version-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-5-5-99-Inch-4GB-64GB-Smartphone-Gold-396801.html
    4gb/64 = 193 euro hk
    3gb/32 = 168 euro hk

    Gearbest - Global Version - China stock - Ship between: Apr 29 - May 02: Hong Kong stock - MAY 14 Presale Ends (Ship between: Apr 28 - May 10)
    https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_1660532.html?wid=1433363
    4gb/64 = 188 euro china, 221 euro hk,
    3gb/32 = 164 euro china, 180 euro hk.

    bangood - Under Restocking hk stock
    https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-5-Global-Version-5_99-inch-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-636-Octa-core-4G-Smartphone-p-1268372.html
    4gb/64 = 215 euro hk,
    3gb/32 = 198 euro hk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,388 ✭✭✭✭ GBX


    Obviously EU direct shops wont have it for a while, so have to decide where to (pre) order and which route to take.
    Would shipping via parcel motel and the likes be of any benefit to getting it sooner?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Fakent.ie


    jlynch wrote: »
    Just up today on geekbuying - Global Version - pre-orders Shipping in: 29d 05h:24m:24s - Hong Kong stock only
    https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Global-Version-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-5-5-99-Inch-4GB-64GB-Smartphone-Gold-396801.html
    4gb/64 = 193 euro hk
    3gb/32 = 168 euro hk

    Gearbest - Global Version - China stock - Ship between: Apr 29 - May 02: Hong Kong stock - MAY 14 Presale Ends (Ship between: Apr 28 - May 10)
    https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_1660532.html?wid=1433363
    4gb/64 = 188 euro china, 221 euro hk,
    3gb/32 = 164 euro china, 180 euro hk.

    bangood - Under Restocking hk stock
    https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-5-Global-Version-5_99-inch-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-636-Octa-core-4G-Smartphone-p-1268372.html
    4gb/64 = 215 euro hk,
    3gb/32 = 198 euro hk.


    Do you think by the end of June this phone will be available in Eu stores and not more expensive then it is now?


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