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[aliexpress.com] Xiaomi Smartphones - Global Version Sale

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Xiaomi Smartphones - Global Version Sale

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A number of global version Xiaomi smartphones seem to be on sale at very reasonable rates from "Xiaomi Authorised" store on aliexpress. I have not purchased from them before, but the reviews seem decent enough.

the workhorse Redmi Note 3 Pro Special Edition (kate) 3GB/32 for $159.99USD Gold and $169.99USD for Grey (suggest you skip on the 2GB/16 version)
the value Redmi 3S Prime 3GB/32 for $136.99USD
the giant Mi Max 3GB/32 (Hydrogen) for $189.99USD
and the premium Mi5 3GB/32 for $279.99USD

Performance: Mi5 > Mi Max / Redmi Note 3 Pro > Redmi 3S

Battery life is exceptional on Redmi 3S, Redmi Note 3 Pro, and Mi Max as they have giant 4000+mAh batteries

Fingerprint scanners on all devices.

They all have external SD card slot (combo dual SIM /SD tray actually) except for the Mi5.

Redmi Note 3 Pro and Mi5 should be compatible with Wind mobile? I'll let others pipe-in when it comes to LTE compatibility.
EDIT: for further reference, I think we got band support for Redmi Note 3 figured out over on the other thread if you want to dig through the bands vs carriers.

CM13 is available for all except Redmi 3S, I believe. Official CM (CM14 WIP) for Redmi Note 3 Pro, unofficial CM for Mi Max and Mi5, and no ROMs for Redmi 3S. Please note for Redmi Note 3 Pro, the "kate" model may not be as well supported as the regular "kenzo" model - I personally have "kenzo". Also, "kate" has slightly different dimensions than "kenzo" so it may or may not be compatible with all accessories.

Detailed feature-by-feature comparison can be seen here on kimovil.com

Lots of good discussions on Redmi Note 3 on prior posts/deals here and here
EDIT: Post purchase discussion can be followed on this RFD thread.
Last edited by miji2 on Sep 21st, 2016 9:24 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Thanks.
Ive never ordered from aliexpress , but have heard good things.

Very tempted to order the Mi Max
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I'd recommend the flipcase and film add on for another $10. It's a tempered glass screen protector and the PU leather flip case feels and looks damn good (the smart cover is sick!!)
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ipanda wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 8:20 am
I'd recommend the flipcase and film add on for another $10. It's a tempered glass screen protector and the PU leather flip case feels and looks damn good (the smart cover is sick!!)
the options seem to be flip case + film , OR tempered glass , you're sure the combo is tempered glass?

Its not super clear but i think youre correct , ill grab that. thanks
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icecreamtaco wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 8:25 am
the options seem to be flip case + film , OR tempered glass , you're sure the combo is tempered glass?

Its not super clear but i think youre correct , ill grab that. thanks
Yeah I ordered the same combo and phone before. Free shipping took about 3.5 weeks fyi.
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ipanda wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 8:33 am
Yeah I ordered the same combo and phone before. Free shipping took about 3.5 weeks fyi.
Did you order the Mi Max? What do you think of its size?
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icecreamtaco wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 8:16 am
Thanks.
Ive never ordered from aliexpress , but have heard good things.

Very tempted to order the Mi Max
It's like eBay, so you're actually buying from a vendor listing on aliexpress ... there are pluses and minuses to all that just like with eBay.
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miji2 wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 8:59 am
Did you order the Mi Max? What do you think of its size?
I got the redmi note 3 pro prime so it was 0.5" bigger than my previous Nexus 5. Got used to it pretty quick but I can't imagine anything bigger than that fitting in my pockets..
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Anyone know if there will be duties etc?
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ipanda wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 9:10 am
I got the redmi note 3 pro prime so it was 0.5" bigger than my previous Nexus 5. Got used to it pretty quick but I can't imagine anything bigger than that fitting in my pockets..
OK thanks ... that's my fear as well.
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how are these phones compare to lets say an S7?
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tonyford wrote:
Sep 20th, 2016 9:14 am
Anyone know if there will be duties etc?
Generally, there are supposed to be. Odds increase greatly if you use a courier rather than the slowest shipping speed.
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Thinking about grabbing the Mi Max, I have a 5.5" atm and I find it a bit too small, would like a bigger one. Worried that this one would be too big though, I have a 7" asus tablet and I can't imagine using it as a phone :P

Is there any coupons or anything that can be added to drop the price even more?

And can anyone confirm it will work with fido?

Thanks!
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For anyone familiar with all the bands, does this work with Bell, Roges, Telus LTE?
Wind?

GSM: Bands: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
WCDMA Bands: B1 / B2 / B5 / B8 ,CDMA BC0
FDD LTE Bsnds: B1 / B3 / B7
TDD LTE Bands: B38 / B39 / B40 / B41

Here's another seller with a similar deal, actually $5 cheaper on the base model :

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 47013.html

Don't forget a micro usb to usb-c adaptor to keep using your old cables and chargers :

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 3.4.ymWl7g
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Looks like they don't carry the international version of 'Mi 4S'.
Any alternative sites to buy one? Thanks.

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