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[GeekBuying] Xiaomi Mi A1 - $212 USD

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fun4life2 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:16 pm
Is TVCMall a reputable vendor? How are their products different from other Chinese mall vendors? I thought they all carry more or less same products from the same manufacturers?
Well, not sure about reputability, but they accept paypal, had stock and shipped promptly, used a traceable shipping service, turn around was less than two weeks, products received as advertised and in retail packaging.
No complaints, one can't say the same about 50% of the Chinese vendors out there.
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Ebeniz wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 6:35 am
More details?
The vendor or one of the reps sent me an image with the discounted price (11/11 pricing at approx USD $210/device +$20 DHL shipping) and I agreed with the price. When I got the "unpaid order" set up, I asked the vendor to apply the discount. A substantially lower discount was applied (approx USD $227/device + free regular shipping). I brought this up with the vendor, but kept getting messages to pay immediately to ensure availability and expedite shipping...
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I just bought my screen protectors here:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/wangcan ... 07602.html

Just got 1 of the phones delivered today. Ordered on 11.11 and used free shipping, and got 2 more coming. Tried on the tempered glass screen protector I bought from above link and it fits pretty well. It's not a full edge to edge protector. Those are always crap as they use glue or whatever adhesive. If you have a 2.5D curved screen, you're better off getting a protector that sits just before it curves.
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25jai wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 11:55 pm
I just bought my screen protectors here:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/wangcan ... 07602.html

Just got 1 of the phones delivered today. Ordered on 11.11 and used free shipping, and got 2 more coming. Tried on the tempered glass screen protector I bought from above link and it fits pretty well. It's not a full edge to edge protector. Those are always crap as they use glue or whatever adhesive. If you have a 2.5D curved screen, you're better off getting a protector that sits just before it curves.
Fits better than this? I ordered a new one from eBay. Hope it fits better.

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Fits right at the edge of the screen. No visible air gap I can see, as I usually see it on my iPhone 6s tempered glass.
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25jai wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:36 am


Fits right at the edge of the screen. No visible air gap I can see, as I usually see it on my iPhone 6s tempered glass.
At least yours covers the screen part of the phone... But it's so close that you'll be rubbing your finger on the edge of the protector every time you swipe from the edge. I find it very annoying. I don't know if it's the lighting, but it looks like the edge is not sticking... like mine.

Nice angle though. lol
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Received the screen protector and case yesterday, however haven't received the phone ordered on Nov 11.
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Dual SIM Card Dual Standby( 2 Nano SIM Card or 1 Nano and 1 microSD Card)
I believe it should support dual 3G. Good phone for someone who travel internationally.
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rdx wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:50 am
Received the screen protector and case yesterday, however haven't received the phone ordered on Nov 11.
Mines scheduled for delivery today from 11-11, used DHL though
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Ebeniz wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:03 am
At least yours covers the screen part of the phone... But it's so close that you'll be rubbing your finger on the edge of the protector every time you swipe from the edge. I find it very annoying. I don't know if it's the lighting, but it looks like the edge is not sticking... like mine.

Nice angle though. lol
The screen protector goes JUST right at the edge of the screen. I've used it on my iphone 6s and it's not bad at all, in terms of swiping the edge. The protector is a bit curved itself on the edge. It's either this or you use a non tempered glass screen protector. I'd rather have the tempered glass as it lasts longer.
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25jai wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:24 pm
The screen protector goes JUST right at the edge of the screen. I've used it on my iphone 6s and it's not bad at all, in terms of swiping the edge. The protector is a bit curved itself on the edge. It's either this or you use a non tempered glass screen protector. I'd rather have the tempered glass as it lasts longer.
Mine is not curved on the edge. Disappointed Face
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fun4life2 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:16 pm
I placed my order on 11/27 and paid for DHL shipping. Received an email this morning from Geekbuying saying that it would be shipped out next week. Still hoping to get it before Xmas.
Placed mine on the 24th. Paid for DHL. Still has not shipped. I'm getting worried now it won't be here for x-mas. :(
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Surprised at others getting slow shipping. I ordered on Nov 22 with paid shipping, received texts to pay fees on the morning of Nov 28 and the package was delivered later the same day.
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RideGuy wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:50 pm
Placed mine on the 24th. Paid for DHL. Still has not shipped. I'm getting worried now it won't be here for x-mas. :(
Once it ships it will take DHL about 2 days to get it delivered.
If you paid with paypal try contacting the seller from the resolution center, that might get them to move things faster.
Good luck,
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I got mine on the 30th technically... but wasn't home when DHL came to drop it off. Ordered on 11-11 from Aliexpress Xiaomi Online Store.
Overall great phone for the money. Sound quality with good headphones is very good.
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