Xiaomi MI MIX 2S 6+64GB Snapdragon 845 B28 NFC White $492.99 USD ($661.75 AUD) Delivered Priority @ GearBest

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Xiaomi MI MIX 2S 6+64GB Snapdragon 845 B28 NFC White $492.99 USD ($661.75 AUD) Delivered Priority @ GearBestAffiliate
GB-MP$100-7

EDIT : confirmed by Xiaomi that it has B28
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/378734#comment-5957283

Wow what a phone! Cheapest price yet and comes with some amazing features

Now updated with code from GearBest making it even cheaper - thanks Rep!

Band 28 - Check
NFC - Check
Wireless Charging - Check
5.99 inch display - Check
Express Shipping - Check
Andoid P Beta Device - Check https://developer.android.com/preview/devices/

You can see a video about Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S running stock Android here


Main Features:
Xiaomi MI MIX 2S 4G Phablet 5.99 inch MIUI 9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual Rear Cameras Bluetooth 5.0 Fingerprint Recognition Wireless Charging
Display: 5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 Pixel Screen
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz
System: MIUI 9
RAM + ROM: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 12.0MP + 12.0MP dual back cameras
Sensor: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, E-compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 2 x Nano SIM card
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, Barometer, Vibrating Motor
Bluetooth: 5.0
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz CDMA EVDO BC0/BC1/BC6/BC10
3G: WCDMA B9 UMTS (WCDMA) / HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA B1/2/4/5/6/8/19 TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B27/B28/B29/B30
TDD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41


Enjoy!

Comments

  • +2 votes

    Edit - Removed to avoid a flame-war.

  • +2 votes

    unfortunately: expensive price - check

    but the phone does look very nice!

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      only just released so Will be more expensive now but cheaper in time.

    • +2 votes

      US$492 isn't bad for 845.

      OnePlus 6: US$529
      Xperia XZ2: US$800
      ZenPhone 5z: US$590 (39,990 INR rumoured)
      LG G7 ThinQ: US$810 (54,990 INR rumoured)

      Prices will ofc drops and deals arrise, but for a release this is a bargain.

  • +4 votes

    i want the 8gb ram 256gb rom one.

  • +1 vote

    This is actually a really good deal considering the retail price for the 64GB global version in HK is 3999 HKD (~509 USD)

    • +3 votes

      What you just said makes this a 2% deal

      • +9 votes

        Usually pretty hard to get them for retail price in Australia though

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        Yeah, but gearbest and such usually mark things up by quite a big margin especially for newly released phones like this…

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        also, given how long it takes for delivery, would you be charged GST (plus whatever new silly custom fee, I think $5) if the phone arrives after June 30th? or would customs decide if you should be charged based on the purchase date rather than the delivery date?
        I believe this is finally coming into effect from July 1st, please correct me if I'm wrong!

        • +1 vote

          Don't think it's June 30th

          EDIT - Yes you're correct it's July 1st

        • +1 vote

          @urbancartel: the government seems confused as well :D
          sadly, official pages below indicate that's the date, so my question is more around whether the delivery date has any effect on the new charges. I'd assume not, but I also read "physical goods imported by consumers from 1 July 2018", which sounds to me like the date the goods enter the country might trigger the charges. It's unclear what happens at that point, since the goods were purchased during the previous financial year.

          "From 1 July 2018, the goods and services tax (GST) will apply to retail sales of low value physical goods ($1000 or less) that have been imported to Australia and sold to consumers. " https://www.business.gov.au/news/changes-are-coming-to-gst

          "The Federal Parliament has passed law that will extend goods and services tax (GST) to low value imports of physical goods imported by consumers from 1 July 2018." https://www.ato.gov.au/General/New-legislation/In-detail/Ind...

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    Why MIUI. WHY!!!!

    • +5 votes

      Android one and this would be perfect.

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        Absolutely agree.

      • +4 votes

        Headphone jack, FM Radio, removable battery, microsd slot.

        Yeah, I'm old. :)

      • +1 vote

        Agreed and agreed.

        Switched from the Redmi Note 4X to the Mi A1. Basically the same phone internals (slightly better camera), but love the A1 so much more!!! No need to root/flash stock.. just out of the box nexus/pixel experience. Love it!

    • +3 votes

      Did you watch the video in my description about it running stock android?

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        Wait what?

        Your description states it runs MIUI 9 (which is correct, and also pretty crappy by all accounts).

        • +4 votes

          Sorry i should have said 'installing' stock android

          Yes it runs MIUI 9 but this is the only Xiaomi model which is part of Project Treble (link above) I'm just saying that you can install Android P on this model which as you rightly point out is probably an upgrade on running MIUI 9

          Some more info on installing Android P here

        • +2 votes

          @urbancartel: So what happens after beta? Will Xiaomi roll out a release build with OTA updates?

        • -1 vote

          @urbancartel: Thanks for the info. Its very tempting, but rooting and installing software like this also opens up significant security holes on the phone doesn't it?

        • +1 vote

          MIUI is geared to Chinese domestic market - which is just awesome - it is not designed with international market in mind - to be honest , after using Pixel 2's vanilla android version , which I had longed to try , i am not impressed at all - ( my personal opinion) .

        • +1 vote

          @AllWins: Just to clarify, which one are you are not impressed with? miui or vanilla?

        • +2 votes

          @angre: vanilla - but I have to declare that I am lazy so not willing to DIY many things which is what vanilla really is about , MIUI is super useful within China - from the shortcuts of apps - to the default apps selection - and to extended function such as built-in virtual public transportation card in many Chinese cities -

  • +11 votes

    Hi OP,could you pls update this deal with discount code GB-MP$100-7 to make it a better deal at 492.99USD?

  •  

    This or OnePlus 5T hmmmmmm

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    With the dual sim, would that work 2 x 4g cards?

    Do a lot of travel between Aus/China and would save a lot of hassle.

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      Yes it will.
      But do not it is dual stand by….so if you are on call on 1 connection other number will be not reachable

      • +3 votes

        Sure but does one really want to receive a call from the girlfriend simultaneously while on the phone to wifey? :)

        The main advantages, as I see it are that

        (a) not misplace your Aussie SIM, and allow roaming for emergencies, when using a travel SIM O/S
        (b) buy the cheapest monthly calls plan on one SIM and buy a data-only 4G SIM for the other

  •  

    Is there any compelling reason to by a Samsung S9+ (or even an S8+) over this? I assume the Samsung camera would be much better?

  • +1 vote

    How does this compare to the huawei mate 10 when its now priced <$700 and you get it from an Australian seller?

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      Mate 10 has been very disappointing for me. Despite having a 4000mAh battery, the phone barely lasts a day. Not sure why. Multiple phone resets and confirmation from various YouTubers.

  • +4 votes

    Man, I really want this phone, Ive learned not to miss the headphone jack (sony's XMH2's for the win), but not having a SD card slot is really annoying,
    why not 2 sims or 1 sim/1 microsd?

  • +3 votes

    Why don’t they have dual sim and dedicated microsd slot!?

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      OEMs would argue that space within the phone is a luxury they can't afford if they are going to make us slimmer devices which everyone asked for.

  • +2 votes

    BEWARE!!! this has no B28. this is the standard version. B28 only comes in with the 8GB+256GB version.

    from official website. https://www.mi.com/mix2s/specs/

    尊享版(which is 8GB+256GB)
    GSMB2 / B3 / B5 / B8
    CDMA1X/EVDOBC0 / BC1 / BC6 / BC10
    WCDMAB1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B9 / B19
    TD-SCDMA B34 / B39
    TD-LTEB34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
    FDD-LTE B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 /
    B13 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B25 / B26 /
    B27 / B28 / B29 / B30

    B41支持 2496-2690 MHz 全带宽
    LTE B41 4天线技术,可支持 4×4 MIMO

    标准版 (which is 6+64, 6+128)
    GSMB2 / B3 / B5 / B8
    CDMA1X/EVDO BC0
    WCDMAB1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8
    TD-SCDMAB34 / B39
    TD-LTEB34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
    FDD-LTEB1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 /
    B8 / B12 / B17 / B20

    B41支持 2496-2690 MHz 全带宽
    LTE B41 4天线技术,可支持 4×4 MIMO

    Pretty sure it is the case, even in the xiaomi keynote, CEO leijun mentioned only the top spec version support worldwide band(which inc B28), you can still use it here, but no B28 unfortunately for this version.but this is still a good deal that even better than the Chinese RRP.

    • +2 votes

      Can this be confirmed, this is kind of a deal breaker here

    • +3 votes

      Yes this is true for the chinese version for the chinese market, but the global version (in this case) supports the wider range of bands regardless of ram+storage specs, as you can see in the HK xiaomi website: https://www.mi.com/hk/mix2s/specs/

      GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz (B2/B3/B5/B8)
      WCDMA 800/850/900/1700/1800/AWS-1/1900/2100MHz (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B6/B8/B9/B19)
      TD-SCDMA 1900/2000MHz (B34/B39)
      CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10
      TDD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
      FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B27/B28/B29/B30

    •  

      If this is true then the advertised headline mentioning B28 is incorrect!

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      I also noted that the second reviewer on the site for this phone said there was no connectivity to Sprint or Verizon networks in the USA. I guess this means there was no connectivity on (Sprint) Bands 25, 26, 41 or (Verizon) Bands 2, 4, 13. ALl 6 bands are listed as supported for the global model, so possible that this model is not. If you are expecting band 28 or band 5 support, proceed with caution.

  •  

    Can someone reccomend some bluetooth headphones and a case to go with this phone, just bit the bullet.

    Been needing something since my mi 5s got drowned.

    •  

      Use the search function. Depends on your requirements and budget.

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      Look for a waterproof case.

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      Depends what you're looking for.
      I grabbed a set of plantronics backbeat fit. They're designed for outdoor sports: they aren't isolating so you can still hear traffic etc if you are running or cycling, they're water resistant (or was that waterproof? idk), and they are robust (can take a beating). They do have quite a unique look though, and might not be what you want…

  • +4 votes

    No stupid notch, checked.

  •  

    Front camera at the bottom! Need to turn it around for selfies!

  • +1 vote

    I'm all for buying a good phone overseas at a bargain but to pay over $600 for it and from Gearbest of all companies.
    I'm not sure I'd go for that.

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    oww no Band 28.

  •  

    Any chance on a deal on the 128gb version.
    I smashed the screen on the mi mix 2 but want 128gb.

    Honestly for me the best phones out there. Started with the original mix.

  •  

    it does not appear Xiaomi has figured out how to make QHD screens, even in their best products.

    • +1 vote

      They don't actually make any of the components. Likely they don't want to increase costs or want to save on battery life.

      • -1 vote

        Neither do most phone makers.

        But they find ways to put QHD screens into their devices.

        If they want to avoid increasing costs, there are other things they can also cut but chose not to. If it's your premium range, price is less of a consideration than features and specs.

        What you say makes sense for budget and mid range phones.

        Battery life does not need to be more than one day. If it lasts 1.5 days, the extra 0.5 is redundant. It's not long enough that you can charge every second day. You still need to charge every day. And you won't use the extra 0.5 that a 1 day battery life phone doesn't have. Unless you have a battery that can last two full days.. That's rare on a flagship phone though.

        As long as the phone can last the day, they don't need to go ultra tight on battery consumption. USe a slower processor if that's what you're trying to do.

  •  

    Is it worth getting this over the Mi Mix 2 which is around $400? Is the wireless charging, 845 and camera worth the extra $260 over Mix 2.

    Can't decide

  • +1 vote

    Is this a pain in the ass to root like other Xiaomi phones?

    • +1 vote

      Rooting should be straight forward after unlocking the bootloader, but Xiaomi now forces you to wait 360 hours (i.e. 15 days) for unlocking which is quite annoying…

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        Correct. The 15 day wait is a minimum time too.

        First you need unlock permission (20 minutes to a few days)

        Then you need to unlock, which has a 15 day timer.

        The wait time is server side (server holds the start time, end time and decryption key)… so there is no way to skip the 15 day wait.

  •  

    Is there a deal for the 128gb variant?

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