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[GeekBuying] Xiaomi Mi A1 - $212 USD

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dzmitry wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 10:37 pm
Sorry to hear that. Looks like all stores and mail carriers are getting busy and it will be worse because 11.11, BF, Christmas and New year....
Hi dzmitry - Just curious - I just ordered from BG - The only 'expedited' option is EMS - Wondering how come yours was shipped via DHL?
[I ordered on Sat and it was shipped on Sun. I selected EMS, but it was shipped via Singapore Post]

Thx
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mithuri wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 11:02 pm
Hi dzmitry - Just curious - I just ordered from BG - The only 'expedited' option is EMS - Wondering how come yours was shipped via DHL?
[I ordered on Sat and it was shipped on Sun. I selected EMS, but it was shipped via Singapore Post]

Thx
EMS transferred my package to DHL when it arrives in Canada.
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Senlong wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 9:40 am
Looks like Canada computers is selling it locally for $349 for those who don't want to deal with Chinese esellers

http://m.canadacomputers.com/keyword?keyword=Xiaomi+a1
It's been available since Sep 27th in Pink and Oct 28th in Black

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/geekbuyi ... #p28276143
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/geekbuyi ... #p28392787
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goofball wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 12:53 pm
This is a very tempting reason to get it. TWRP for Mi A1.

https://twrp.me/xiaomi/xiaomimia1.html

now to convince myself that my Redmi Note 3 Pro is no longer worth keeping and it's time to move on to the A1
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Nov 7th, 2017 1:34 pm
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Aug 25, 2010
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Can anyone tell me how to verify that the version I received is the Hong Kong Version? I seem to be falling back to 3G quite a bit, which makes me think I got the global version without Band 4.
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dacraig wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:46 am
Can anyone tell me how to verify that the version I received is the Hong Kong Version? I seem to be falling back to 3G quite a bit, which makes me think I got the global version without Band 4.
Try installing the App "SignalCheck". It will tell you want LTE band you are connected to when you are connected to LTE.

Also, as with most of the rest of the world, that phone reports '4G' when connected to LTE.
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repatch wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 10:41 am
Try installing the App "SignalCheck". It will tell you want LTE band you are connected to when you are connected to LTE.

Also, as with most of the rest of the world, that phone reports '4G' when connected to LTE.
SignalCheck didn't show the actual band.

Is there a hardware code I should be looking for to verify this is the Hong Kong version and not the Global version?
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dacraig wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 1:00 pm
SignalCheck didn't show the actual band.

Is there a hardware code I should be looking for to verify this is the Hong Kong version and not the Global version?
Hmm, note it only shows band when LTE is connected, 3G/UMTS/W-CDMA it won't show the band.

Unfortunately I can't help for a hardware code.
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See my post 4days ago, I used another app and worked well.
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For those who may be interested, I made an Imgur album for my typical battery usage: https://imgur.com/a/J1bZT

I am typically at around 30% brightness, LTE away from home, wifi at home, no games, Bluetooth/GPS is off unless I need it. I usually end the day with 40% and about 4.5hr of SoT.
dacraig wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:46 am
Can anyone tell me how to verify that the version I received is the Hong Kong Version? I seem to be falling back to 3G quite a bit, which makes me think I got the global version without Band 4.
I like the app LTE Discovery since it shows you your current band and the LTE bands you've connected to throughout the day. Just leave the app active and check back later.

I can't say I've ever fallen back on 3G yet and have a pretty poor connection at home too (with any phone).

Here are some screenshots of my LTE log on the mi a1: https://imgur.com/gallery/id0zz

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