expired Xiaomi Mi A1 5.5" 4GB + 32GB Android One, Snapdragon 625 - Black USD $178.99 (AUD $230.08) Delivered @ LightInTheBox

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Xiaomi Mi A1 5.5" 4GB + 32GB Android One, Snapdragon 625 - Black USD $178.99 (AUD $230.08) Delivered @ LightInTheBoxAffiliate

$9 Cheaper than this recent front page deal Xiaomi Mi A1

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A great phone with clean Android, powered by Google.

Snapdragon 625 processor
4GB RAM 32GB storage
Killer specs overall.
No B28, No NFC.

Unlimited high-quality storage on Google Photos


Use your Fee Free cards and pay in US dollars for the cheapest price

Enjoy!

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  • -2 votes

    hi OP, any deals on nokia 7?

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    Eglobal have the 64gb for $226

  • +4 votes

    Damn this phone has come down to a really awesome price. You basically get a Nexus for $230? Amazing.

    • +4 votes

      Nexus minus the support, bands, nfc. it is amazing price though, but it's no nexus, not by a long shot. It could be a super budget unsupported nexus missing some core features and missing local bands

      • +4 votes

        ^ Someone paid Google's outrageous prices for a Nexus. Can you tell?

        • +2 votes

          Nexus 5 was 449.

        • -3 votes

          Although I acknowledge this is a great phone for the price, it is no nexus. I like quality phones and features. This has no features, and is not quality. Literally get what you pay for. It's a great mid range/cheapo phone if that's your thing.

        • +3 votes

          @OnlinePred:

          Have you used one? I recently bought one for my Mum and was very impressed. Screen and build quality was much better than I was expecting for this price point.

        • -4 votes

          @DaddysBelt: Like I said, amazing value for money. The screen doesn't get as bright as phones i have owned in the last few years. It doesn't have NFC which I use daily. And it's not as smooth as my Note 8, and seems to get caught on lags more often. My colleague is a xiaomi nut and has the MiA1 which I have played with a fair bit. Great cheap phone for sure. It's no flagship and definitely no mid ranger. I would choose a OP5t any day over the MiA1 as an example.

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          @OnlinePred:

          You're comparing a $230 phone to a f$%&ing One plus T and a Samsung Notes that cost between $750-1300. That's like comparing a scooter to a Kawasaki Ninja, A Toyota to Lamborghini.

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          @HandsomeMonkey: ye exactly, like nexus.

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    Wait shouldn't it be 4GB + 64GB?

    • +1 vote

      Nah it's 32GB version - don't forget you get unlimited high-quality storage on Google Photos so that should save some room

      • +4 votes

        But use mobile data? Dude just put another $14 and get the 64gb from Shopmonk, DHL delivered in 4 days.

        • +4 votes

          I think the unlimited high quality storage is still good and worth pointing out.. but agree that for an extra $14, the 64GB is still worth it!

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          Simply upload when connected to Wi-Fi…that's not really an issue

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          @urbancartel: sure but why bother for a $14 (or $9 actually) saving and the unnecessary extra effort?

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          @spy:

          Add in 5% cash rewards ($11.50) from LITB and it's closer to $218 - Nothing from Shopmonk as far as i know…and i've also heard lots of bad reports coming out of Shopmonks corner… When those guys started dropping bargains left right and centre I thought they we're going to own OzB, then they started going downhill fast!

          I'm happy with my new Pixel2 Xl anyway ;)

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          @urbancartel: on that, my previous LITB transaction was not paid by CR… Grrr

        • +1 vote

          @spy:

          Oh Bugger! Yeah that hurts, I had a DWI purchase turned down today for $800… was spewing as theres no reason really

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          @spy: I feel like urbancartel hasn't highlighted the benefits of Google Photos. You guys are going back and forth about this $9-14 for an extra 32GB of space, while one of you saying it's worth it and the other says "but what if you don't need it?"

          For the record, I agree with you. $9-14 for an extra 32GB is an absolute no brainer.

          However, Google Photos, is good to have regardless of what the capacity of your phone is and regardless of what phone you're using. It backs up all (or as many as you tell it to) your photos and videos, which are one of the most personally valuable things to people on their phones. You can configure it to upload only over Wi-Fi so it does not use up your data. The benefit?

          Regardless of what phone or OS you use in the future, there's always a digital copy of your photos/videos on "the cloud" (i.e. Google Photos). This benefit of Google Photos exists on not only this A1, but any phone (including iPhones) that can install Google Photos. The additional benefit with this A1 is that you supposedly get to upload at the original quality of your photos/videos without eating away at the usual 15GB limit per Google account. You otherwise can upload at "reduced" quality at an unmetered rate (although personally I don't see the difference in quality).

          So if you ever lose your phone in the future, it's one less thing to worry about.. and photos are one of the most precious and personal things on one's phones. I mean, I'm sure you've heard or seen someone say, "I don't care that much about the phone.. but I just want my photos back".

          If you care about privacy though, then we can probably end here.

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        $15 more and you get 64GB version often.

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      Not this one…they had the 64GB for $245 recently….

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    Has anyone ordered a phone from LITB? What is their shipping like in terms of time and reliability? Do the use Fastway in Aus?

    • +2 votes

      Read the comments towards the end of this post. TL;DR; they're slow.

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      I got worried about all the bad comments regarding LITB, but I guess I got lucky and received my Mi A1 in just over one month. They, their customer service wasn't helpful at all when I initially asked them for help.

    • +1 vote

      5 weeks and a dodgy fake ROM/bricked phone fiasco for me. No resolution from seller either until now and rep is just playing delaying tactics and is very tactful and selective about which posts he responds to…see the hoo ha on this forum re: LITB Redmi 5 Plus (read comments post delivery)
      I would personally recommend we boycott them….

    • +1 vote

      Apparently they route their phones from a Netherlands warehouse due to batteries having custom issues getting cleared from China. I got my phone from them after 50 days. I bought the same phone for a family member on ebay using the 10% [AWESOME] coupon and it came in a week from HK so I don't know what their deal is.

    • +1 vote

      I ordered this phone in a previous deal on (March 2nd) and just received it yesterday (March 13)

  • +1 vote

    You lost me at the latest swear word… LITB….

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    This price is very normal now. L Heavy discounting coming up after A2 release has been announced.

  • +1 vote

    Been using Mi max 2 (same processor) for 4 months.
    Bit of lagging from time to time starting to show up, still bearable tho.
    just thought it might be something to consider when buying a 625 processor phone.
    Forgot to mention the excellent battery life.

    if you are not a heavy user, then 625 doing just fine.

    • +2 votes

      I get a feeling that lagging might come down to the software from Mui and not the 625.

      I have a RN4 and Moto G5+ both with the 625 and like you said, occasional lag on the Xiaomi, but none on the G5+ running near stock Android.

      So the A1 with a 625 and stock Android should be buttery smooth ( unless memory near full ).

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        unsure. RAMs are noticeable running low quickly.
        Was using Mi 3 (801 processor, also MiUI) for nearly 5 years still smooth until i drop it hard :(
        i did root the mi 3 tho. not sure if that will make a different

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        Is Xiaomi using a smarter governor than ondemand though?

  • +2 votes

    Anything similar with B28 and NFC?

  • +1 vote

    Should I get this or wait for Mi 6?

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      Mi 6 will be double the price, i've just moved on from one [Mi6 128gb] and can't fault them…great phone!

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    Not in the market, but do these work well in Australia as is? Or do they need rooting to remove bloatware

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    AUD shows $236.54 BTW

  • +2 votes

    One month shipping?

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    MIUI does not work with Android Auto

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      Yes it does.. plus the MiA1 is running Android One.. so it doesn't even run miui …both run with android auto..

  • +1 vote

    I bought Redmi 5.5 plus in the last deal. The delivery has been done within a month as per time schedule, which is the good part.

    However, there was an auto software update happened a week after and since then it is not working. Then I came across this blog which explain that the global Rom is perhaps fake (can’t confirm) and many people have this issue for 5.5+

    http://en.miui.com/thread-1679342-1-1.html

    This was my first and last buy of any Chinese phone. So do your homework on global rom post issues

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      Don't buy from LIBT - a victim

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      It’s the reseller, who gave u a doggy third party rom.

    • +1 vote

      Pretty back luck for first Chinese phone really, issue was specific to 5 plus.

      But yeah, it pays to do your homework especially with all the different Xiaomi models/names they release.

    • +1 vote

      Learn to flash back to stock or a custom ROM from XDA. It's worth it.

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        Easy said than done. Many have tried without success. Any specific examples of the Phone being rescued once bricked by the fake LITB Global ROM?

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    So how would you compare this with Redmi 4x? Seems cheaper and specs is almost the same (if not completely).

    Are these phone are ok to use with Vodafone 3g/4g signals?

    My first time buying xiaomi as I own Asus Zenphone2 for a while.

  • +1 vote

    I keep seeing that this lacks band28 and seen that mentioned in conjunction with kogan. I’ve never been able to find out what exactly that refers to and wondering if it’s a problem as I’m with kogan

    • +1 vote

      What most comments re-B28 and Kogan would refer to is that the lack of would limit your reception with Telstra and Optus in some areas such as subway/tunnels/buildings/regional and mainly rural areas as that B28/700mHz band penetrates deeper/further in the latter mentioned areas.

      On the other hand, this as well as most other Xiaomi models does have B5/850mHz which is the newer 4G band that Vodafone/Kogan uses for improving/enlarging their 4G network same as above. Hope that helps you to clarify, and I have not confused you further lol.

      • +1 vote

        Excellent, thanks for that mate. It's definitly cleared things up. I then went ahead and checked if my current phone (OnePlus One) had Band 28 and it doesn't….. looks like I won't notice any difference (besides the positives you mentioned with B5!)

        Cheers for taking the time to respond

        • +1 vote

          No problem, happy to help. Do you mind telling me what network you are currently using ( sounds like Optus or Telstra )?

          Do you have B5 on the OnePlus One?

          The Xiaomi Mi A1 should work 100% as good as the signal get's for Voda/Kogan, just in case your wondering.

        • +1 vote

          @ozhunter68: currently using kogan. I’m assuming that I’ll have a similar experience to what I have now so I should be ok. Didn’t see b5 listed to be honest for the one plus

  • +2 votes

    I bought one of these in the last deal from Lightinthebox.
    Great phone but OMG, slowest delivery ever.

    5 weeks of waiting before it was actually posted.

    If you buy this, just know that you need to be prepared to wait. Alternatively pay for express delivery.

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