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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime $179 USD > ( $239 AUD ) @ Everbuying

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XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition) Android 5.0 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 5.0 (MIUI 6)
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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    Was this $250 yesterday or couple days before?

    Would 4G work good on Optus Syd?

  • +2 votes
    • Optus use LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz

    From Whirlpool Forums:

    4G

    Australia is currently using these LTE bands (LTE bandmask in brackets):

    2100MHz (B1) Telstra (a handful of sites), Optus (Darwin, Tasmania)
    1800MHz (B3) Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
    850MHz (B5) Vodafone
    2600MHz (B7) Optus, Telstra. TPG.
    900MHz (B8) Telstra
    700MHz (B28) Telstra, Optus
    2300MHz (B40) Optus (Vivid wireless spectrum), NBN
    3500MHz (B42) Optus, NBN (trials at this stage)

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      Looks like this won't work with Optus' 4g+ (2300 B40) network, which I've found has been very fast compared to normal 4g. It'll also be missing a few other 3g and 4g bands, since I assume this device is designed for another region (perhaps China or US). Definitely some 4g will work, but some will not.

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    Neat price!

    Can we get the GeekBuying rep to match this?!

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    This is an email only price. Not sure if they will match it.

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    Not a bad price considered I paid $222 a couple weeks ago for the normal version and not the Prime..

  • +1 vote

    I bought a 16Gb TDD-LTE version from JD for USD136 for my folks back home…. There TDD-LTE 2300Mhz is used for 4G. I think that was an epic price for a great phone, considering it has a micro SD card option to extend memory.

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    I really like the look of this, but for me 5.5" is too big. Do the make a 4.7" with same spec

  • +2 votes

    I bought the same phone from geekbuying 2 days ago for US$179.85 (AU$259.75), now on everbuying is US$ 171.99 (AU$243.48). I should wait for these deal. Even make it worst: everbuying will ship the phone in 24 hours on the other hand my order on geekbuying still on "processing" since 2 days ago.

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      Feel more sorry, when you change the currency on everbuying to AU$ the price become AU$ 239.97………I should richer $20

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        Don't feel sorry, feel glad.
        My experiences with Everbuying (several orders of multiple items) have been nothing short of atrocious.
        I have had items that when received are much poorer quality/features/performance than the specs they showed, items faulty/dead on arrival, 2+ months to arrive (and asked to wait another 4 weeks) etc.
        Their initial response is we'll give you a partial credit (around 10%), then you pay to send it back and we'll give you a full credit (not a refund).
        After several attempts to get a fair outcome the only option left to me has been to make a PP claim. First 2 times they convinced me to wait and PP only had a 45 day claim window so that option was lost.

        I will Neverbuying from them again. Quite frankly I'm so unimpressed with them that I wouldn't urinate on them if they were on fire.
        Obviously, mine is but 1 voice and other members may have had better luck with them.

  • +1 vote

    How reputable are this crowd and do they have a good track record on delivery times?

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    Is anyone concerned that the title (including when it goes in the cart) doesn't mention that it is the 'prime'/'advanced' version?

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      But it does say 32BG model. There is only one 32Gb which is the Prime.

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        This is what appears in my cart (and also on the page for the item) for the non-prime version:

        XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 Android 5.0 Lollipop 4G Phablet 5.5 inch MTK Helio X10 64bit Octa Core 16GB ROM 5MP + 13MP Cameras

        This is what appears for the prime version:

        XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 Android 5.0 Lollipop 4G Phablet 5.5 inch MTK Helio X10 64bit Octa Core 32GB ROM 5MP + 13MP Cameras

        They are the same and don't differentiate between the two different specs at all. I would seriously like to purchase but am just concerned that if I purchase is, they will give me the wrong one. Their reviews indicate they send phones with the wrong specs.

        Edit to add that the Prime version is also meant to be 2.2Ghz.

        • +2 votes

          What I'd do if you really want to try your luck with these jokers is to:
          Send an email asking for clarification of the specs/model and indicate what happens when you put the phone in cart
          If happy with their reply, Register for PP return postage refund program, place order and use PP
          Await your new shiny, when it arrives (xmas?) check it out thoroughly.
          If it doesn't match what you were told it would be, open up dialog with EB to rectify the situation so that you either get (part refund) compensation you are happy with or start a return postage claim with PP & return it for a full refund.
          If they try to stiff you, make a PP claim for the full amount.
          (As it contains a lithium battery I believe you can't actually return it to China/HK.)

          Worst case you lose ~2-4 months (return postage time) and gain a load of grief but shouldn't be out of pocket.

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          @rayski57:

          Good advice. Thank you!

          I already sent an online query (back to my email address) last night and am waiting for a response. You can never be too careful in these situations.

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          @pink: best advice I can give is to give them a wide berth - don't do it.
          Much as people bitch about gearbest/banggood being slow, my recent order from GB arrived much quicker than any i received from EB.
          Also, EB sells lots of fake stuff. At least on GB when they say 'original' (they mean genuine) it actually is as evidenced by my new Xiaomi 10000mAH powerbank - confirmed genuine on the Xiaomi site.

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      In the product description, it does say: "XIAOMI RedMi Note 2 (Advanced Edition)". Just not in the title, I guess.

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        And in the cart, both versions look the same. Don't want to risk them sending me the normal version then say its the right one because that is what I ordered. I am still waiting for a response to my query.

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    This is quite a powerful phone for under $250.
    Dual SIM comes in handy for some people

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    Only 27+? Thought OZBers loved cheap junk.

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    Purchased. Does anyone know which version you get?

    TTD? TDD+FDT?

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    Can you pay in AUD with EverBuying? Was all ready to check out until then. Might have to switch to a less pointsful card…

  • +1 vote

    Never heard of this website, but $232.19 AUD shipped here. http://www.coolicool.com/xiaomi-redmi-hongmi-note-2-prime-mt...

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but this lacks gorilla glass for scratch protection? Any users that have owned this a while can comment on screen durability to scratches?

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      I've had scratches on Gorilla Glass before

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        That's true but they are far more resilient than the non hardened variety. I have seen cheap phones scratched to the point where screen was difficult to read.

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      check this for a scracth test https://youtu.be/wxDW00wHlH4

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        Nice find.
        While it 'appears' that it's a real test, I'm not convinced.
        Note that at no time do you see the scissors making contact with the screen as his hand is between it and the camera.
        Also note that the scissors have rounded tips which seems quite unusual, so we don't know just how genuine this test is.
        Independent, verified, incontestable - hardly

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    I might be wrong, better phones nowadays are all manufactured with some kind of reinforced glass… scratch resistance is like giving you a peace in mind, never put phone with sharp objects together is always advisable, even with protective layer on one, to use phone with scratches between you and the UI/media is never a pleasant experience even they are on the screen protector. Lastly, screens do shatters.

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    Does it matter not having Telstra band 700mhz for 4g? How prevalent is this compared to the others?

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    Anyones order actually gone through?

    Haven't seen any update for my order.

  • +1 vote

    I received my phone today and sad to say that it was riddled with Malware (Fun Weather etc.).

    Have a read of other users with similar problems: http://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-2/general/bloatwa...

    Trying to uninstall the Malware is useless as it is apparently part of the ROM. The phone came with MIUI 6 so I assume that someone has somehow flashed a dodgy version of the OS after leaving the Xiaomi factory and before I received it.

    Lucky for us, MIUI 7 was just realised (within hours of this post).

    Download: http://en.miui.com/thread-176188-1-1.html

    Instructions: http://en.miui.com/thread-175037-1-1.html

    I am using the Fastboot method as the phone is new and therefore don't have to worry about backups etc.

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