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17-07-2018, 19:41   #1
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Chinese Android Phones 3 - Read First Post!

10k posts on the old one so making a new thread

I think people are a lot more familiar with Chinese phones these days than when we first started doing these threads 5 or 6 years ago. Buyer beware but generally the quality level of phones like Xiaomi are on a par with the traditional flagships nowadays.

Most people buy from the following but there are many others:

Aliexpress (Check each sellers feedback) - http://www.aliexpress.com/

Honorbuy - https://www.honorbuy.com

Banggood - http://www.banggood.com/

Pandawill – http://www.pandawill.com/

Dealextreme – http://www.dx.com/

and of course most of these phones are on Amazon aswell, check Amazon.fr, .es, .de etc for better deals. Also a lot of stores have European warehouses for quick delivery/no customs fees:
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Honorbuy EU store being one of the more favoured sites of late for quick delivery. https://www.honorbuy.com/28-eu-direct
Xiaomi is probably the king of high quality Chinese bargains but there are a lot of tempting options at the minute from Huawei, Lenovo etc.

https://www.gizchina.com/ is a good place to see whats being released currently, every month they do a Top 5 Chinese phones under $500/$250/$100.

https://www.gsmarena.com/ is a great resourse for comparing specs between models or just ask here, enjoy.

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Does it come with band 20
Oh yes, make sure it has Band 20 if you want full 4G coverage all over the island and not just in urban areas.

Anything else to add while I can still edit the OP?

EDIT2: Good call Corkie:
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You forgot to mention https://www.kimovil.com/en/ in the op?


https://www.kimovil.com/en/

^^^ Another good site to compare phones, you filter for things like snapdragon, LTE bands and whole lot of other things.

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Does it come with band 20
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Honorbuy EU store being one of the more favoured sites of late for quick delivery. https://www.honorbuy.com/28-eu-direct
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https://www.kimovil.com/en/

You forgot to mention https://www.kimovil.com/en/ in the op?


https://www.kimovil.com/en/

^^^ Another good site to compare phones, you can filter for things like snapdragon, LTE bands and whole lot of other things.





Warning! Xiaomi MIUI 10 Oreo's Anti-Rollback Protection!

^^^ Xiaomi has started to implement this, Be careful updating Xiaomi devices.
There is methods to check the rom, before updating to see if it has been implemented.
Check the Redmi Note 5 thread for more information.

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xiaomi mi max 3 gets official unveiling today. really excited by thought of it. might be a while before global version though.
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Not phones, but Chinese and phone dependent.

Has anyone tried the Mi Band 3 or the Amazfit Bip?

The Bip looks almost Pebble like and has 30 days on a single charge. The Mi Band only gets 20 days but looks more unobtrusive.
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Got the Bip a few weeks ago for the wife. She loves it. Small, light and has an unbelievable battery life. Has a few basic smart notification features. Decent app with it and GPS also. Got it from geekbuying for something like €65. For what you get it seems to be great value.
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Just wondering if anyone is using a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with the Virgin mobile network and if they have experienced any coverage issues

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Girlfriend coming back to Android from iPhone and I'm a bit out of the loop so looking for some recommendations. Budget is -E500 wants a fast good looking phone with good memory fingerprint sensor and facial recognition if possible and also fast delivery so nothing that will take 2-3 weeks from China. Also a good camera.
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Girlfriend coming back to Android from iPhone and I'm a bit out of the loop so looking for some recommendations. Budget is -E500 wants a fast good looking phone with good memory fingerprint sensor and facial recognition if possible and also fast delivery so nothing that will take 2-3 weeks from China. Also a good camera.
Kimovil for comparing specs in your price range.
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Kimovil for comparing specs in your price range.
And Honorbuy EU store for quick delivery. 2-3 days.
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If she's willing to spend €500 then a Oneplus 6 might be the most pain free option.
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If she's willing to spend €500 then a Oneplus 6 might be the most pain free option.
Check out the Samsung S9 thread in Bargain Alerts aswell, people were getting them for around 500 from Spain.
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xiaomi mi max 3 gets official unveiling today. really excited by thought of it. might be a while before global version though.
Have the old mi Max 2 going strong,never misses a beat
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