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[ALIEXPRESS] Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 6GB 128GB $303.41all in

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Jan 24, 2018
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I have looked at some pretty plainly "not allowed" stuff on my Xiaomi phones over the years, from porn to Ji ping Winnie the Pooh memes and whatever. I just assumed they were spying on me even before everyone knew.

Last year I was travelling and connecting through Beijing, the Hong Kong protests were starting, and I had these thoughts and got a little anxious.

For no reason. Because who cares. It was the cheapest one with a fingerprint reader at the time!

-- person who China just ain't got time for
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Nov 26, 2011
1986 posts
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Ottawa
Is this deal still on. It shows the price as $294.04 for me USD
Newbie
Mar 3, 2020
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12/13/17 are the lone wavelength bands. They are not required but make a difference. These value phone need to add them for a couple bucks and they will be way more compelling. I have an a2 lite and love it but really wish i had the other bands
Newbie
Jun 6, 2016
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I recently bought Xiomi note 8 pro from AliExpress phone looks okay but
I found couple of issue with it I am using Bell network,my cell tower bar is always shows 3-4line ,I also tried with Koodo same thing.
Also I don't know anyone has this problem with the internet whenever I connect Wifi in my home(Rogers internet).they suspend my internet saying there is a device has virus...
I turned off wifi now a days my internet working fine.
Is this because of Chinese phone???
Sr. Member
Apr 16, 2011
569 posts
113 upvotes
realist123 wrote: I've been debating the exact same two phones. I currently have a LePro3, which was a steal of a deal 3 years ago. Still like phone, running Android 10 on Lineage OS, but the battery is not holding like it used to.

Do you find the A71 too big? That is my only concern before pulling the trigger.
I am a huge fan of big phones so it isn't a issue for me. When I put it side by side to my old redmi note 5 its not really that much bigger to be honest. If you have smaller hands you might find it hard to use with one hand though.
tntdeal wrote: If your phone really is a Redmi Note 5 Pro, that is the Indian market version and missing a lot of even the normal LTE bands for Canada. I got 3 of the international version, the Note 5 Dual AI - same codename whyred, but different radio and camera, and they all work better than my Pixel 2XL and Essential phone on Koodo/Telus when it comes to weak spots inside building and shopping centres. They're also durable af and none broken yet, whereas every single one of our previous phones would break twice a year.

I would consider Xiaomi phones again, as well as any phone, as long as there are custom roms available. Would never waste money on any phone with locked rom again.
Sorry, I did not have the pro version I made a mistake. I have the normal version which I purchased from Canada Computers.
Member
Oct 22, 2013
302 posts
186 upvotes
NORTH YORK
Cruxous wrote: I recently bought Xiomi note 8 pro from AliExpress phone looks okay but
I found couple of issue with it I am using Bell network,my cell tower bar is always shows 3-4line ,I also tried with Koodo same thing.
Also I don't know anyone has this problem with the internet whenever I connect Wifi in my home(Rogers internet).they suspend my internet saying there is a device has virus...
I turned off wifi now a days my internet working fine.
Is this because of Chinese phone???
No my note 8 pro works very well
Member
Aug 16, 2010
352 posts
143 upvotes
HelloTrono wrote: 12/13/17 are the lone wavelength bands. They are not required but make a difference. These value phone need to add them for a couple bucks and they will be way more compelling. I have an a2 lite and love it but really wish i had the other bands
Exactly! If you do any amount of travel outside of large urban areas rethink this phone choice. I have owned many many Xiaomi phones in the last decade with bands 4 and 7 and I really like their features. BUT, I finally had to break down and get a pixel 4XL with all the bands. Now I don't drop calls, can use the internet in so many more places at decent speeds. Also WiFi calling and eSIMs for travel abroad.
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Mar 5, 2007
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tweebs2 wrote: Exactly! If you do any amount of travel outside of large urban areas rethink this phone choice. I have owned many many Xiaomi phones in the last decade with bands 4 and 7 and I really like their features. BUT, I finally had to break down and get a pixel 4XL with all the bands. Now I don't drop calls, can use the internet in so many more places at decent speeds. Also WiFi calling and eSIMs for travel abroad.
This is one of those areas that people 'forget' (or simply don't know) how crippled their phone's band support is, and just don't know what they're are missing.

After all, if you frequent a certain area, and always observe horrible cell phone coverage, won't you just assume the network in that spot sucks?

I honestly, given so many other choices, can't understand people getting a Xiaomi phone. Several years ago they were really the only affordable option, so you put up with the crippled band support as just another 'compromise'. These days? Forget it. You're paying good money to access a network, why put yourself at a disadvantage from the start?
Sr. Member
Feb 28, 2008
955 posts
388 upvotes
Canada
repatch wrote: This is one of those areas that people 'forget' (or simply don't know) how crippled their phone's band support is, and just don't know what they're are missing.

After all, if you frequent a certain area, and always observe horrible cell phone coverage, won't you just assume the network in that spot sucks?

I honestly, given so many other choices, can't understand people getting a Xiaomi phone. Several years ago they were really the only affordable option, so you put up with the crippled band support as just another 'compromise'. These days? Forget it. You're paying good money to access a network, why put yourself at a disadvantage from the start?
You just assume people's assumption too much. You also assume all Xiaomi phones are the same when in fact there are many models with all the 700Hz bands. You also assume Telus/Bell networks are the same everywhere when even Koodo/Telus salespeople themselves do not have signal at their sale booths and have to use shopping mall's wifi... You just assume you know everything... Winking Face
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Jun 14, 2011
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reesefitzmaurice wrote: seems like the phone will be 229 USD in 5 days
The Redmi note 10 was just announced. It seems like a step back, imo. Mediatek soc, and built around 5G. I dont think people looking at redmi phones really care too much about 5G support.
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Jan 16, 2017
466 posts
286 upvotes
Scott86 wrote: The Redmi note 10 was just announced. It seems like a step back, imo. Mediatek soc, and built around 5G. I dont think people looking at redmi phones really care too much about 5G support.
I am on a budget, I will get the note 9s once it is on sale
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Jun 24, 2006
7983 posts
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The Note series never has the 700hz bands, correct? That's a real shame for me, as band 17 is the most important bands where I am for Rogers.
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Mar 5, 2007
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Scott86 wrote: The Redmi note 10 was just announced. It seems like a step back, imo. Mediatek soc, and built around 5G. I dont think people looking at redmi phones really care too much about 5G support.
Depends on who you think 'people' are.

NONE of the Xiaomi phones are really meant for the North American market. Even compatibility with Europe is an afterthought.

Xiaomi only really has two markets in mind when they come up with a phone: China, and India. Everywhere else is a 'best effort' sort of thing.

For China, 5G is a pretty important tech to have, when you have that many people, with so much of a society wrapped around having an always on data connection, you do NOT want a device lacking in band/tech support. If WeChat can't get a connection you are pretty much toast (can't move around your city because you can't scan the QR codes, can't pay for anything, etc).

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