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[AliExpress] Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 6 GB RAM / 128 GB Storage Global Version Android Phone for $305.47

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DiSK wrote: Pixel 4a costs $500+ after tax. This costs $300. Only you can know if you are willing to accept the trade-offs. If you want less trouble, warranty, longer updates, better camera, smaller size, Pixel 4a would be my recommendation. If you're willing to deal with tech issues, live with no warranty, longer battery life, bigger screen, this may be for you.


Actually it's 1299 RMB = 257CAD. HK won't have this until it's released globally as the (supposed) Note 9T series.
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which bands of 5G is Bell, Rogers, Telus are using?
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is there any custom duty when it ships to canada from china?
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AsianXL wrote: Good stuff, I highly doubt that this phone will have 5G bands that are supported in canada. Even if it does, at the rate that Canada is rolling out its 5G network along with our expensive and limited data plans, it wont be necessary to grab a 5G-capable phone until my next phone needs to be replaced, in another 3 years at least I'd say.
Yes, the China models of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G are incompatible with 5G bands in Canada according to the Kimovil frequency checker. Perhaps a global version will have better 5G compatibility but we won't know until such a product is announced.
Terabithia wrote: How is everyone liking this phone?

I got POCO X3 NFC instead. It's an awesome phone but I notice that reception isn't the best on Zoomer, which is Roger's network.
No problem with Lucky Mobile tho (Bell)
Seems to happen to other X3 owners also.

Does anyone have like experience with this Redmi too?
I've had my Redmi Note 9 Pro since August. I'm not a fan of MIUI so I unlocked the bootloader to try some custom ROMs and chose to stick with an official release of Pixel Experience Plus. That custom ROM is much cleaner and smoother than MIUI and I'm quite happy with its features and performance. I still experience occasional Bluetooth audio skipping between this phone and my car deck but maybe that problem can be resolved with a firmware update from Xiaomi. In order to test that, I plan to flash the MIUI v12.0.1.0.QJZMIXM global stable ROM on there before I wipe the device and do a clean install of Pixel Experience Plus. As for cellular reception, I have a Koodo Mobile plan which has no issues with voice calls. The LTE download speeds are not bad but the upload speeds are inconsistent and disappointing at times. This may be the result of living and working in rural areas that are not very close to cellular towers.
dentonic88 wrote: was thinking to buy pixel 4a. is this better ?
https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?i ... one2=10123
Onlyuo wrote: which bands of 5G is Bell, Rogers, Telus are using?
https://www.kimovil.com/en/frequency-checker/CA
dentonic88 wrote: is there any custom duty when it ships to canada from china?
There is usually no customs charge with AliExpress standard shipping if the seller declares a low enough value on the package.
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Does this have Mi Health?

I read that Mi Health isn't installed on Global versions of any of their phones but got a notice on my phone that Mi Health was updated. Can't locate this app anywhere on this phone though(?)
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I bought one last week for $290 or so. Looking forward to it. This is the first Xiaomi phone that support Freedom.
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UditK39358 wrote: Now that PE is discontinued, what do you plan on using?
The project maintainer for this device left but it's possible that someone else will take his place in the future. I may just flash and use the latest version of the official Pixel Experience Plus 10 build because I don't need Android 11 yet and I don't care about monthly security updates. Now that I can get Riru, EdXposed and GravityBox enabled and still pass SafetyNet, I have plenty of customization options to choose from. I will probably have other custom ROM suggestions after doing more research but I would prefer to stick with something official for better stability.
CCHIPSS wrote: I bought one last week for $290 or so. Looking forward to it. This is the first Xiaomi phone that support Freedom.
This phone is not recommended for use with Freedom Mobile. Where did you hear differently?
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GabbyWC wrote: This phone is not recommended for use with Freedom Mobile. Where did you hear differently?
Redmi Note 9 Pro Global has 3G AWS band support, so it works for 3G voice calls and data with Freedom. I am on the Freedom $99 annual plan on my SIM 2 slot.
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GabbyWC wrote: The project maintainer for this device left but it's possible that someone else will take his place in the future. I may just flash and use the latest version of the official Pixel Experience Plus 10 build because I don't need Android 11 yet and I don't care about monthly security updates. Now that I can get Riru, EdXposed and GravityBox enabled and still pass SafetyNet, I have plenty of customization options to choose from. I will probably have other custom ROM suggestions after doing more research but I would prefer to stick with something official for better stability.



This phone is not recommended for use with Freedom Mobile. Where did you hear differently?
My phone arrived a few days ago. Been working flawlessly with Freedom 4G so far.
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I have been using this phone for a few months, it is fantastic,

I was wondering if anyone know if they make a tablet aswell? Im currently looking for one
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UditK39358 wrote: Now that PE is discontinued, what do you plan on using?
Great news! A new Pixel Experience project maintainer has taken over for miatoll (Xiaomi SD720G) devices including the Redmi Note 9 Pro global version (joyeuse).

https://download.pixelexperience.org/miatoll
ilusa wrote: I have been using this phone for a few months, it is fantastic,

I was wondering if anyone know if they make a tablet aswell? Im currently looking for one
Xiaomi has the Mi Pad series but the last product release from that was in June of 2018 and it's hard to find it in brand new condition anymore.

https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_pad_4-9249.php

With Xiaomi phones having increasingly larger screens than in previous years, these "phablets" have basically replaced tablets in the industry.
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After flashing the OrangeFox recovery for miatoll and using that to flash the latest stable global firmware for joyeuse on to my phone, it appears that the Bluetooth audio skipping with my car deck is no longer happening. :)
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GabbyWC wrote: Great news! A new Pixel Experience project maintainer has taken over for miatoll (Xiaomi SD720G) devices including the Redmi Note 9 Pro global version (joyeuse).

https://download.pixelexperience.org/miatoll



Xiaomi has the Mi Pad series but the last product release from that was in June of 2018 and it's hard to find it in brand new condition anymore.

https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_pad_4-9249.php

With Xiaomi phones having increasingly larger screens than in previous years, these "phablets" have basically replaced tablets in the industry.
What is the Pixel Experience project? I guess it is to convert a phone into the same OS as the Google Pixel phones?
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CCHIPSS wrote: What is the Pixel Experience project? I guess it is to convert a phone into the same OS as the Google Pixel phones?
Yes, exactly. It's an excellent custom ROM that provides the stock Android feel without the junk from MIUI.

https://download.pixelexperience.org/about

I currently use Pixel Experience Plus 10.0 on my Redmi Note 9 Pro and I plan to flash PE Plus 11.0 next month after it's released. PE Plus 9.0 is what I used on my Redmi Note 5 in the past before I flashed Havoc-OS v3.12 on there and gave that phone to my mother.
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anyone know where we can get these phones now? looks like banggood doesnt have these anymore.

Any users of Redmi Note 9 Pro any issues? I currently have the Poco X3 NFC and it's been a great phone.
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GabbyWC wrote: Yes, exactly. It's an excellent custom ROM that provides the stock Android feel without the junk from MIUI.

https://download.pixelexperience.org/about

I currently use Pixel Experience Plus 10.0 on my Redmi Note 9 Pro and I plan to flash PE Plus 11.0 next month after it's released. PE Plus 9.0 is what I used on my Redmi Note 5 in the past before I flashed Havoc-OS v3.12 on there and gave that phone to my mother.
The only thing stopping me is the pain of dealing with google pay.
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GOSEYY wrote: anyone know where we can get these phones now? looks like banggood doesnt have these anymore.

Any users of Redmi Note 9 Pro any issues? I currently have the Poco X3 NFC and it's been a great phone.
Their prices aren't as cheap as AliExpress but Mi4Canada ships from Canada and provides a 1-year "Canadian warranty." My Redmi Note 9 Pro is still working beautifully with Pixel Experience Plus 10.0. Flashing Xiaomi's latest joyeuse global firmware with the OrangeFox recovery fixed the skipping Bluetooth audio problem with my car deck so I'm quite happy about that.
AsianXL wrote: The only thing stopping me is the pain of dealing with google pay.
Magisk along with the MagiskHide feature enabled and the MagiskHide Props Config module is all that is needed to pass SafetyNet and get Google Pay working on a custom ROM.

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