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[AliExpress] POCO X3 NFC Snapdragon 732G

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Oct 17, 2020
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Poco is an extreme budget phone. Not worth more than $150. Get a redmi note 9. They have poco emblazoned on phone which screams I'm cheap!!!!
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O/S??? Really irritating the way it is buried Heavy Exclamation Mark SymbolSmiling Face With Horns
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Nov 26, 2020
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leadersuper699 wrote: SD slot only fit 1 sim
Yes. That is correct. There is a cutout for you to put an sim card OR an SD card in that spot. AND there's the slot at the bottom of the tray that has another cutout for another sim card.
You can put 2 sim cards in (1 in the top slot AND 1 in the bottom slot), or 1 sim in the bottom slot and 1 sd in the top cutout. I cannot use the 2nd sim slot because it wasn't cut properly and the cutout is smaller than my nano sim. Will try using the tray from my Redmi Note 5 for the time being. Hopefully that works.
Cheers!
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Aug 29, 2017
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crazeeshopper wrote: Settings > Display > Refresh Rate
or search Refresh rate in the search bar under settings
Thx! Just checked mine, it is already set at 120HZ. Don't see the difference!
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DirtySandchez wrote: Yes. That is correct. There is a cutout for you to put an sim card OR an SD card in that spot. AND there's the slot at the bottom of the tray that has another cutout for another sim card.
You can put 2 sim cards in (1 in the top slot AND 1 in the bottom slot), or 1 sim in the bottom slot and 1 sd in the top cutout. I cannot use the 2nd sim slot because it wasn't cut properly and the cutout is smaller than my nano sim. Will try using the tray from my Redmi Note 5 for the time being. Hopefully that works.
Cheers!
can you take a photo of the sim tray to upload here?
POCO X3 NFC + Public Mobile $10+ At&t prepaid 8+17gb. $32.
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Nov 10, 2018
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I beleave LG Velvet would be better choice from all aspect if You can find it on Kijiji under $400 (remained from BF and BD promotions)
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Kamrana wrote: I beleave LG Velvet would be better choice from all aspect if You can find it on Kijiji under $400 (remained from BF and BD promotions)
Yup, that would be an option for people looking for a deal
But we should not compare secondhand phones with new ones
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Nov 10, 2018
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Terabithia wrote: Yup, that would be an option for people looking for a deal
But we should not compare secondhand phones with new ones
You may find Brand new/sealed one in kijiji $400 and under..
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Feb 25, 2020
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Did Banggood remove all the Xiaomi smartphones off their site? I can't find the POCO X3 or any other Xiaomi smartphone
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Sep 11, 2017
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What's the recommended place to order from now? I want to pick one up before Trumps ban possibly causes problems.
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Aug 7, 2018
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I purchased this phone from Banggood on December 15th and received it January 6th. The phone works fine, however, when I set up my Mi Account and went to verify/register it I ran into a problem. When I went to register online there were 2 fields/tabs to fill in, 1- Verify your phone purchase - requires the imei # and 2- Xiaomi Product Authorization - which requires a 20-digit security code. The number is supposed to be found on the phone packaging (likely the outside of the box) under a "code sticker" that you pull off to reveal the code. The how to wording is as follows: "How do I obtain security code? Locate the authentication label and scratch off its coating to obtain the 20-digit security code". Then there's an image of the "code sticker" showing a sample code revealed.
The issue for me is that I cannot locate the sticker or the code anywhere on the packaging, or on the sticker that was on the phone. I contacted Xiaomi customer support and they wrote to me the following "As long as it is genuine, security code will be found on the package or the product". This makes me worry that the phone isn't genuine.
Can folks that have received this phone either PM me, or comment back as to whether or not they found a security code on their packaging. This would be much appreciated.
Of note, the imei was accepted during verification. I was able to start the unlock process as well, which makes me think that either the security code isn't needed.
Thanks, help is appreciated. I will update as I work on this issue.
PS, Xiaomi has directed me back to Banggood for resolution.
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Oct 17, 2020
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hoodrich wrote: Did Banggood remove all the Xiaomi smartphones off their site? I can't find the POCO X3 or any other Xiaomi smartphone
I think all the Chinese sellers have stopped selling to Canada. Maybe because of slow Canada Post and paypal refunds.
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jjcdennis wrote: I purchased this phone from Banggood on December 15th and received it January 6th. The phone works fine, however, when I set up my Mi Account and went to verify/register it I ran into a problem. When I went to register online there were 2 fields/tabs to fill in, 1- Verify your phone purchase - requires the imei # and 2- Xiaomi Product Authorization - which requires a 20-digit security code. The number is supposed to be found on the phone packaging (likely the outside of the box) under a "code sticker" that you pull off to reveal the code. The how to wording is as follows: "How do I obtain security code? Locate the authentication label and scratch off its coating to obtain the 20-digit security code". Then there's an image of the "code sticker" showing a sample code revealed.
The issue for me is that I cannot locate the sticker or the code anywhere on the packaging, or on the sticker that was on the phone. I contacted Xiaomi customer support and they wrote to me the following "As long as it is genuine, security code will be found on the package or the product". This makes me worry that the phone isn't genuine.
Can folks that have received this phone either PM me, or comment back as to whether or not they found a security code on their packaging. This would be much appreciated.
Of note, the imei was accepted during verification. I was able to start the unlock process as well, which makes me think that either the security code isn't needed.
Thanks, help is appreciated. I will update as I work on this issue.
PS, Xiaomi has directed me back to Banggood for resolution.
I don't see anywhere with code sticker. But I had Mi account for home camera when i set up the phone i just log in mi account with out any problem.
POCO X3 NFC + Public Mobile 100 mins talk & Unlimited text $13 (Auto pay) + Fido data 4GB $0.
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Feb 27, 2016
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Loxzzz wrote: What's the recommended place to order from now? I want to pick one up before Trumps ban possibly causes problems.
Would like to know as well, ******** has them with shipping to Canada but OOS. Some stores on Ali sell the M3 not the X3, weird. I guess it will be impossible to find them sub 300$ like it was on Banggood.
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Tikwalus wrote: I think all the Chinese sellers have stopped selling to Canada. Maybe because of slow Canada Post and paypal refunds.
No, it's because Xiaomi phones are not authorized to be used in Canada.
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Oct 17, 2020
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repatch wrote: No, it's because Xiaomi phones are not authorized to be used in Canada.
Chinese military has always used slave labour to build xiaomi phones. Trump sanctioned them Jan 17 2021 but not trudeau. I might try another
Brand.
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Feb 25, 2020
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repatch wrote: No, it's because Xiaomi phones are not authorized to be used in Canada.
Since when?
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Loxzzz wrote: What's the recommended place to order from now? I want to pick one up before Trumps ban possibly causes problems.
I think Mi4canada still sells them. No experience buying from them however.

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