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What's the best Chinese phone to use in Canada?

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Aznkid2000 wrote:
Nov 5th, 2018 4:44 pm
did the one you buy have OTA update?
I did get notified for the MIUI 10 OTA update but I didn't update it yet because I read on some forums that it's still buggy.
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I've been using the P20 for couple of weeks now and I'm pleasantly surprised. Compare to my old Essential, everything is improved: better battery, reception, no screen jitters. And the camera is leagues above, esp. low light performance. Huawei also confirmed Pie update in Nivember which is great.

I got it for $210+ tax, some ppl on here even got it for $70 due to price error Face With Tears Of JoyFace With Tears Of Joy. Overall very solid phone for the price.
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MasterXan wrote:
Nov 6th, 2018 9:03 pm
I did get notified for the MIUI 10 OTA update but I didn't update it yet because I read on some forums that it's still buggy.
Are you using the Chinese rom or you flashed it? I am not going to use any of the Chinese app so not sure
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Aznkid2000 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 9:21 pm
Are you using the Chinese rom or you flashed it? I am not going to use any of the Chinese app so not sure
It's the Global ROM. Xiaomi phones sold through authorized outlets in Hong Kong have the global rom.

btw, the new Xiaomi phones wouldn't even let you flash the Global ROM if it came with the Chinese ROM and vice versa. Watch out for that.
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MasterXan wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 9:57 pm
It's the Global ROM. Xiaomi phones sold through authorized outlets in Hong Kong have the global rom.

btw, the new Xiaomi phones wouldn't even let you flash the Global ROM if it came with the Chinese ROM and vice versa. Watch out for that.
Thanks! I am probably going to pick up the mi8 also
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Huawei Honor 10 might fit you, but it has no SD card slot. Works fine in Canada. Receives regular updates too. 6 GB / 128 GB should be around $500 CDN. AI software on the camera phone is awesome. Camera is not as good as P20 / P20 Pro, but at this price don't expect a triple lense camera.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... 10+reviews
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....lord Im having a big problem on the Mi Mix 2S....can't seem to add or edit the APN on the Miui 10. The add button isnt there and the edit APN doesnt work....anyone with experience on this.

I cannot change the APN to the location of LTE for FIDO.
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thelefteyeguy wrote:
Nov 19th, 2018 4:48 pm
....lord Im having a big problem on the Mi Mix 2S....can't seem to add or edit the APN on the Miui 10. The add button isnt there and the edit APN doesnt work....anyone with experience on this.

I cannot change the APN to the location of LTE for FIDO.
Is this android 8.1?
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MSZsama wrote:
Nov 5th, 2018 12:00 pm
Another xiaomi user here. Have been using Mi Mix 2 for about a year now, and I couldn't be happier. By the time I bought this phone it was $300 USD off the original price so that helps too.
Was it on sale when you bought it? Black Friday or something?
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im new to android. I think Miui 10 is using android 9

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