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Xiaomi Note 2 Prime 32GB US $179.99 (~AU $258) after Code @ Gearbest

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Plus 8% Cashback US $165.60 (~AU $255)

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XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition) Android 5.1 4G Phablet with 5.5 inch FHD Screen MTK Helio X10 64bit 2.2GHz Octa Core 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 5MP + 13MP Cameras
Main Features:
Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 (FHD) screen 400 PPi
CPU: Helio X10 Octa Core 2.2GHz
GPU: PowerVR G6200
System: Android 5.1 (MIUI7)
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM (Advanced Edition)
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 13MP f/2.2 super aperture back camera
Bluetooth: 4.0
GPS: GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS
Sensors: Gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor
SIM Card: Dual SIM, Dual standy, Dual Micro
Network:
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

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    Dude, which site is this at?

  • +1 vote

    Guys and gals! Is this a good deal? Haven't purchased yet coz wanted to get the best deal without waiting too long.

    • +26 votes

      without waiting too long

      gearbest's probably not for you then :P

    • +1 vote

      I purchased the non-prime version from JD for USD $153, but I think yours is the best price so far for the prime. Go for it!

    • +3 votes

      MIUI is….dare i say it, one of the best android rom around, in terms of speed it matches if not beats iOS and most bloody importantly does not get slow over time like 99% custom roms out there

      dont knock it til you try it, the chinese got this one down.

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        *Xiaomi has this one down

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        Well the chinese dont seem to able to get all our 4G bands which is done via software unlike koreans.

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          Taiwan versions are better suited to Australia

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          @h0mbre:
          Not with Xiaomi phones.

        • +1 vote

          It's not actually a software thing, it really depends on the modem they use in a phone. For MTK based ones they usually have less bands unless they have specific models for Taiwan as it's the only one along with Australia using 700MHz 4G. (eg. HTC M9+)

        • +1 vote

          @clse945111:
          Thats what I meant, Taiwan uses 700mhz B28 whereas Mainland China and Hong Kong don't.

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          mtk might be different, my Samsung has S5 has Qualcomm and universal bands, considering it,s 1-1/2 years old now, I thought there might be more universal band phones around, they've had 18 months to catch up to Samsung, Apple, and htc which are universal band phones

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        I know right?? I was a nexus/stock diehard but now i have used the Mi4i for 2 weeks and am converted. Will be using this thing for 2 years possibly, and then might buy Xiaomi again in the future! Happy with my purchase, could buy 3 Mi4i for the price of one galaxy s6 LOL

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    Gearbest. I'll update link. Sorry, newbie

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    Also GloudsGB16 for 16GB version but works out to be ~A$220

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    So it comes out at USD $253.72 after the coupon for me.

    http://i.imgur.com/RNI3MBN.jpg

    EDIT I'm drunk. Apparently I'm already cookied in to AUD.

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      Drunk/Cookied?

      • +9 votes

        Cookies. They're a web browser thing. Gearbest knows I'm AUD thanks to a cookie, because I've used their site recently and set it to AUD.

        Drunk. Having imbibed sufficient alcohol to impair my intelligence.

  • +1 vote

    I wish JD could pricematch this, frankly GB does too many shonky business….

  • +1 vote

    I really like this, but I want a 4.7 inch phone. Anything same spec slightly smaller???

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      Not exactly the same spec but a bit smaller at 5"
      http://www.geekbuying.com/item/DOOGEE-F3-Pro-4G-5-0Inch-FHD-...

      • +2 votes

        Personally I wouldn't trust doogee again after getting burnt before. They always look good on paper but their quality control is shocking. You'll be lucky if everything on the phone is working. My last one arrived with a dead battery, then when it finally did work the volume buttons weren't working. Then the rear camera died. Then the whole thing, only in the time of about 3 months.

        • +3 votes

          Doogee is a misspelling, is meant to read read Dodgee. This company stays true to its name and mantra.

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          @spy: I bought two Dodgee phones, one lasted 2 weeks and battery last 4hrs. I looked up online and saw they lie about their battery so i remove the sticker on my 2000mah battery and guess what i find….you guessed it!!

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          i got a doogee dg800,
          i just hate the fact that the gps sucks.
          cant use any running app with it

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    Expandable memory up to 32gb? This is not like Meizu where you can only have either Sim2 or expandable memory?

  • +1 vote

    Nice phone shit company gearbest are a big worry the helio x 10 chip pretty impressive decent benchmark it must be ok if htc are now pumping out with same chip 3 times the price though, good bang for buck phone xiaomi very good products

  • +4 votes

    buy it and hopefully it arrives by christmas :)

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    Any recommendations for a good 6"+ Chinese droid?

  • +2 votes

    Does this model work in AU? is it the 2015051 (FDD TDD LTE) AS mentioned By Storm https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/210052

    Storm on 04/09/2015 - 18:36

    http://www.willmyphonework.net/

    2015052 (TDD LTE) model is only 2g In Australia with Vodafone/Telstra.
    It is 2G and 4G with Optus/Virgin.

    2015051 (FDD TDD LTE) model is all bands

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    Anyone knows how to pay in USD in Paypal? I set USD as the primary currency in Paypal, but when try to make payment, it shows AUD.

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      I think the currency is attached to your payment method ie. when I switch to certain credit cards (which I've set to USD) it will pay in USD. So you might want to check in the details of your cards/accounts.

  • -1 vote

    is this a preorder?

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    Reckon this is better than a Note 3?

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      No, of the many things, the camera will be the biggest disappointment comparatively speaking. But at the price its a winner.

  • +7 votes

    Its Gearbest and a pre-order… So expect to wait for at least 2 months.

  • +1 vote

    Hot Dang! Just ordered from geekbuying two days ago for $208.78 USD ~ $300 AUD
    Although shipping was quoted as being around 5 days, which I found curious and likely an error.

    • +3 votes

      Just email Geekbuying to cancel. They took 3 weeks to send out my phone, now still floating somewhere.

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        Good tip. I just went to today but after checking the tracking it's actually already shipped out of China and was set legitimately set for 3 day TNT International Express at no extra cost. Probably not worth the ~$50 premium with my poor PayPal conversion rate, but very welcomed considering how slow my $19 Alcatel Onetouch is…

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    I am not sure the cashback will work.
    Cashreward website mentioned the following: ◦If you use a coupon code that is not listed on this site, rewards may not be payable

    Can anyone confirm?

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    Looks like this is a presale, so order will be dispatched within 5-7 days after 16 September. That aside, is this a good buy?

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    How does this phone compare to ulefone be touch 2???? Anyone know ?

    • +4 votes

      Xiaomi is a much more reputable company and has a much bigger market share, would go with Xiaomi over a Ulefone any day. Quality control much better and the Xiaomi will have much better software and firmware support. Expect to see a pretty good modding community too.

    • +3 votes

      Personally have the ulefone be touch 2, would not recommend this phone to purchase. The ROM it has is really buggy and it randomly lags, battery life indicator is inaccurate and after a while the screen develops white patches. Definitely would stick to more reputable companies as mentioned such as Xiaomi for greater quality control of the product.

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    What is the SAR value?

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    I bought one of those VR headset that was on ozb a while ago, i think around end of July, haven't received it yet. Wouldn't buy from them again

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      Same here. Emailed them about it since I've never received any indication that it has shipped and I got a pretty rude email back basically saying I should have paid for the more expensive shipping if I wanted it sooner and that I should just wait longer. I also can't even get into my account because I don't even recall setting a password when I made this purchase and the reset password function just plain doesn't work for me. They also ignored this in my email.

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        i don't have any info on my order either, it doesn't comes up on my account (I must have checked out as guest). I paid using paypal so i guess i'll have to file a dispute. I've never done one before

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    i never get any cashback from gearbest.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone bought one yet?

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    yeah i bought one, hopefully it comes :(

  • +2 votes

    Many buyers in China said that the screens for their red mi note 2 are cheap chinese brands. XIaomi has claimed that the screen will be from SHARP. Some also said that camera for this phone is not from Samsung which is on XIAOMI's ads. SO buy with caution. But this deal is really a bargain. you will have to pay almost the same amount of money in China.

    • +2 votes

      Xiaomi didn't say that screen comes from Sharp, but some partner website advertise so, such as JD and TMALL. The screen is still a very good one. They claim it's a better technology comparing to those they could get from SHARP.

    • +1 vote

      The screen is quite decent, it is my first 5.5" device, so it is huge and bright with no dead pixels.

      Trust me once you start playing with this device with the Helios X10 processor, everything is so smooth, the screen hardly matters so much.

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      Do you know who the Chinese suppliers are? Complaints of this sort are sometimes misguided because people aren't usually familiar with how supply chains in the manufacturing process work.

      Imagine getting your new 75-inch Sony TV delivered and turning it on for the first time. "Ooh," you swoon, "the picture is so crisp and the colour is perfectly saturated. Sony makes great TVs!" Open it up, and the panel is made by Innolux.
      Or you wander into Harvey Norman and check out the 110-inch Samsung TV. "Wow, Samsung screens are amazing!" you gush. The company behind those display panels—AU Optronics (AUO being the other allegedly advertised manufacturer for the Redmi Note 2 screen, next to Sharp).

      People generally prefer consumer brands since they're more familiar with them, but that doesn't always mean they're better.

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        The screen is made by Tianma (A chinese manufacturer).

        and yeah I get what you are saying, the panel itself is quite usually made by an OEM, but I think in this case people aren't particularly comfortable with Tianma because it's not very well-known. Innolux, AUO, LG, JDI, TDI and Samsung are well-known and reputable screen makers, so while the saying of people not knowing the panel manufacturer behind the scenes is true, it's not the issue in this case. One other reason might be because China hasn't been a particular big manufacturer of good panels (just look at the brands I listed above, none are Chinese) so even the Chinese aren't trusting the Chinese made screens, yet.

  • +1 vote

    Price goes up to 216.84 when coupon is applied.. brings it down to 183.88 this site is bonkerz

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    Nice phone. Hows the battery life…4000mAh?

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    Is this phone better than Meizu Note2.

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