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[Ali Express] Xiaomi Mi 9 64gb $500 128gb $545

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mediumsteak wrote: No warranty, no Google Pay, no Samsung Pay, no headphone jack, no IP rating, there are definitely many reasons to consider the S8 over the Mi 9.
#1 it has warranty, you'd just have to send it to China in the extremely rare case that you need to
#2 I'm pretty sure global roms have Google pay (I'm in the 99.9% of android users that don't use it though, so I haven't checked)
#3 But it has WAY better audio quality than the S8 with the USB c adapters (Snapdragon Samsung phones have horrible audio)
#4 IP rating means literally nothing. All that shows is how the phone performs in pristine condition under very specific circumstances. If you drop your phone one time it can break the waterproof seal and ruin that precious IP rating

Meanwhile if you get the S8 you're getting a tiny phone with a 2 year old CPU, a 3 year old camera that wasn't even upper echelon when it came out, only 4gb ram, vastly inferior aesthetic design and a gross curved edge screen.
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HailHydra wrote: Zenfone 6.
Why? Other than a big battery (which probably won't even lead to much better battery life due to the lcd), what does the zenfone 6 offer that is worth the extra money?
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HKPolice wrote: Any duties/taxes on this?
Probably not but it is ymmv. I've personally never been charged for anything shipped through post from China
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Viper98 wrote: Why? Other than a big battery (which probably won't even lead to much better battery life due to the lcd), what does the zenfone 6 offer that is worth the extra money?
It's rumored to be around the same price, bigger battery, bezelless (frame not the thinnest, but still) without notch, has support for two sims+micro SD, large battery, headphone jack, gimmicky camera but results in a superior selfie cam, near stock experience.
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StrikeLight wrote: It's rumored to be around the same price, bigger battery, bezelless (frame not the thinnest, but still) without notch, has support for two sims+micro SD, large battery, headphone jack, gimmicky camera but results in a superior selfie cam, near stock experience.
Asus Zenfone 6 is around 500 EUR, so I feel it would be much more than Mi 9 price.
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PooyaP719985 wrote: Asus Zenfone 6 is around 500 EUR, so I feel it would be much more than Mi 9 price.
Same places are saying 499usd as well. We will need to wait and see.
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Where can I find an s8 for 300$? (Without doing the Koodo stuff)
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Viper98 wrote: #1 it has warranty, you'd just have to send it to China in the extremely rare case that you need to
#2 I'm pretty sure global roms have Google pay (I'm in the 99.9% of android users that don't use it though, so I haven't checked)
#3 But it has WAY better audio quality than the S8 with the USB c adapters (Snapdragon Samsung phones have horrible audio)
#4 IP rating means literally nothing. All that shows is how the phone performs in pristine condition under very specific circumstances. If you drop your phone one time it can break the waterproof seal and ruin that precious IP rating

Meanwhile if you get the S8 you're getting a tiny phone with a 2 year old CPU, a 3 year old camera that wasn't even upper echelon when it came out, only 4gb ram, vastly inferior aesthetic design and a gross curved edge screen.
For sure Mi 9 is a beast phone. Camera that is now in the big leagues....plus the IR blaster which is super handy.

I guess Samsung’s branding still works if you even have to answer the questions of the Mi 9 vs and old S8 (that’s not even available for $300 anyways).

While I have zero need to upgrade my P20 Pro right now, this phone would be a likely contender given the beast cpu and ir blaster which is important to me.

Anyone who complains about flagship phone prices but won’t consider this really just needs to settle down.
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xiaomi no play store soon though??
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qaz393 wrote: xiaomi no play store soon though??
Might have been confused with Huawei different company altogether, but who knows maybe all Chinese companies get the plug pulled.

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