expired Xiaomi Mi A2 Global Version 5.99" 4G Gold/Blue Smartphone (4GB + 64GB) US $215.99 (~AU $302) Delivered @ LITB

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Edit, GST is now added on top of purchase for LITB

Note: Price as shown on a mobile,price maybe different on desktop mode. XE.com is used for currency exchange conversion (28degreescard's rates are pretty close to XE's),4% cashback via cashrewards so that's another $12 AUD off. Link to review here

Specifications
Memory Card Type Micro SD card Max External Memory Capacity 256 Not Supported, NO NFC, NO BAND 28, NO 3.5mm Headphone jack but comes with an adapter.
Hardware
Port Type-C USB
Hardware Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
CPU Cores Octa Core
CPU Frequency 2.2
GPU Adreno 512
RAM 4GB
ROM 64GB
Fingerprint Recognition Back
GPS & Sensors Fingerprint , Hall sensor , Gyroscope , Compass , Accelerometer , Light-sensor , Proximity , BeiDou , GLONASS , A-GPS , GPS
Capacity (mAh) 3010
Charging Feature Fast Charging
Battery Charging Specification 9V*2A
Network Support
WiFi WiFi 802.11ac , WiFi 802.11b , WiFi 802.11a , WiFi 802.11n , WiFi 802.11g
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 5.0
Standard-Band 2G-GSM 1800 , 2G-GSM 900 , 2G-GSM 850 , 3G-B1(2100) , 4G TDD-B40 , 4G TDD-B38 , 4G FDD-B20 , 4G FDD-B8 , 4G FDD-B7 , 4G FDD-B5 , 4G FDD-B4 , 4G FDD-B3 , 4G FDD-B1 , 3G-B8 (900 GSM) , 3G-B5 (850) , 3G-B2(1900 PCS) , 2G-GSM 1900
Photograghy
Back Camera 20 , 12
Front Camera 20
Front Camara Aperture F / 2.0
Video Frame Rate (FPS) 30fps , 120fps
Camera Function AI Camera , ISO Settings , White Balance Settings , Face detection , Geotagging , Digital Zoom , Autofocus
General
Category 4G Smartphone
Sales Status On-sale
Model MI A2 Global Version
Listing Date 07/23/2018
Display
Screen Resolution 2160x1080
Screen Size (inch) 5.99
Screen Type Capacitive Screen
Display Ratio 18:9
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 403
Software
Supported Operating Systems MIUI
Languages Spanish , Hindi , German , Bulgarian , French , Turkish , English , Thai , Polish , Greek , Czech , Chinese , Arabic , Netherland , Korean , Afrikaans , Italian , Ukrainian , Portuguese , Slovenian , Traditional Chinese , Simplified Chinese , Slovak , Japanese , Malay , Russian , Indonesian
Other
What's in the box User manual , Charger , USB Cable , Pin
SIM Cards
SIM Card Slot Dual SIM

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  • +5 votes

    Great phone. I've had mine for about a month. thread here about them https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2719650

    I paid $357 AUD delivered from www.dwidigitalcameras.com inclusive of GST. I used google to found a dicount code for $10 off which effectively paid for the shipping insurance. I didnt pay for express shipping and ordered late thrusday night and it arrived monday at noon. just checked and they have lowered the price to $339.

    • -1 vote

      Since this phone doesn't have Band 28, how do you use it in Australia?

      • +3 votes

        people have told me the in building reception would be better with band 28. or that my phone might drop down to 3G at times. I havent noticed any problem so far, but i'm not exactly a power user. I'm on Optus and work and live in inner SE melbourne so country reception may be an issue for others but currently hasnt affected me.

        Android One was a big selling point for me.

      • +1 vote

        Band 28 is not essential for Australian use. It still works…

        Think it's mainly for rural areas where it might have a positive impact.

      • +2 votes

        This comment was tongue in cheek surely.

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    Better to buy the Poco than this one. Basically Mi A1 lite but with SD660 in it instead of the 625 chip.

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    nice find, thanks.

  • +1 vote

    No headphone jack hehehe

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    How is it compared to Oppo's realme 2?

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      realme 2 is a budget phone, slow SD450, lower res screen (only 720p despite being over 6"), microusb 2.0, although it does have a fingerprint sensor. Also most people buying the A2 want Android One, the realme 2 runs Oppo's customised Color OS.

  • +1 vote

    I've had this phone for a month as well and it truly is a great phone, especially for the price.
    I would say it has three downsides:
    - No NFC (i.e. no Google Pay; no Woolies rewards NFC etc.)
    - No headphone jack (self explanatory. It does come with an adapter; unlike the new iphone…)
    - No band 28 (have not seen much difference here even though I am on telstra)

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    So this is Android one, wondering if the other Miui phones still suffer from ads in the OS?

  • +2 votes

    I've got the Mi A1, and am seriously considering this. Haven't really missed Band 28 (I'm on Aldi mobile). I don't use NFC so no loss there.

    No headphone jack is a bit of a pain, but at least it has the adapter.

    Can anyone who owns the A2 comment on camera quality? That's one area where the A1 was a bit of a let down (especially coming from a LG V20).

    Also, the description for this mentions microSD, but I thought the A2 didn't have expandable storage?

    Edit: Yeah the LITB description is wrong, this has no SD card slot
    https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_a2_(mi_6x)-9140.php

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      You're right. I've edited the description. Cheers

    • +1 vote

      I'm using mi A1 on virgin mobile. no problem at all. switched from iPhone 6 and no regret at all.

      Have you installed google camera? if you install GCam photos are great from A1.

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      I've got my wife on aldimobile - I understand pretty much zero about this band 28 stuff, except that Aldi mobile uses Telstra which is Band 28 so thought that meant we couldn't use it. So you notice nothing different really? Data speed etc still fine? It's the only thing really making me pause on this purchase at the moment as she doesnt use NFC anyway and has bluetooth headphones

      • +2 votes

        To clarify, Band 28 is ONE of the bands that Telstra (and therefore Aldi) uses. Band 28 is 700mhz, which is typically most important for getting 4G inside buildings (that frequency is better able to penetrate walls etc).

        My thinking is, well the places I'm inside the most (work and home) I have wifi anyway, so I don't really care about good indoor 4G reception.

        Overall, data speed is fine for my usage. There's probably some circumstances where on the A1 I get 3G, whereas on a Band 28 phone I'd get 4G. But for my data needs (usually only web surfing and stuff like Google Maps) it has not been an issue at all.

        If your wife's data needs are fairly basic like mine, it shouldn't be an issue at all. However if she is someones that wants to be able to stream hi-res video no matter where she is, might be worth opting for a phone with Band 28.

  • +4 votes

    I keep coming back to Xiaomi because they're so cheap and I break my phones every 6 months so can't afford Samsung :D

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    Great phone. Not sure this is the best deal for it though. What about GST and delivery speed?

    With the current 10% off on eBay check out these alternatives:
    Quick domestic shipping GST included: https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Xiaomi-Mi-A2-4GB-RAM-Black-Dual-64...

    From HK, cheaper: https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Xiaomi-MI-A2-Dual-Sim-64GB-5-99-4G...

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      7272wil actually located in China but they use a mail redirect center in Sydney. I've bought a phone from them in the past.

      Shipped from HK, 10% OFF will be offset by GST.

      • +1 vote

        Not sure how they handle it in that case, but it clearly says 'incl GST' in the item title. I guess by setting the item location to Sydney they stop eBay from adding GST and have to deal with it directly.

        In any case you should get it for $315 delivered with no more to pay. The only question is whether you get a tax invoice to claw back GST via TRS. I've messaged them to find out.

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          Hi, were you able to find out about the TRS claim from the items purchased at 7272wil ebay? Thanks

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          @fakejv: They did not reply, as such I would not buy from them if you plan to use TRS.
          Edit: but then: it is an Ebay Plus item and with 15% off it will be well below the $300 minimum. Price dropped to $331 already, minus 15% gets to $281.

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          @team teri: Thanks for the reply. I was looking at buying another phone from 7272's ebay account and that one is for around $900 so I wanted to know if I would be able to claim a TRS on it or not. Thanks for the reply. If you hear from them in future, would you mind posting here please? Thanks

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    Does it have AU charger?

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    this is a great great price, the camera hangs with the best. watch some youtube reviews, and its android one, andoird one is basically stock android for people who dont know, no headphone jack yehhh ok i think by next year only samsung will have headphone jack everyone has dumped them to free up space.

    • +1 vote

      This space arguement is total bollocks, they dont want to out one in because it saves them money and they can get away with it. Anyway LG is uograding their headphone jack so they can be ciunted along with Samsung.

  • +2 votes

    I'd been keeping any eye out for this phone to drop below $300AUD before I bit the bullet.
    Ended up ordering a Google Pixel XL for $365 all in as it seemed to me to be a better deal.
    The 32Gb version is apparently very unpopular. Arrives tomorrow.

    • +2 votes

      where did you get your Google Pixel XL for $365?

      Can you share a link with us fellow Ozbarginers please?

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        also keen to find out

        thanks

        • +3 votes

          @fchis: Yes I bought from this seller and used a 'TAKE20' voucher on eBay to get $20 off.

          However, don't bother. The phone is not Brand New as advertised.
          It ha been repackaged (poorly) and the 'sealed' box contained several non-standard items and both the internals of the box and some of the components had marks on them.

          Also the item did not come from Sydney as advertised.
          It has come from oversea (which I have no problem with) but I just don't see the point in lying to people. Also I'm only prepared to ship it back to a Sydney address!

          Looks like I'm back in the market for the Mi A2 :)

        • +1 vote

          @MayhemVC: thanks for the heads up

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          @impoze: No worries. I was actually going to make a post about it if it checked out, but didn't want to be responsible for 100 people running out and purchasing secondhand phones at brand new prices. Unfortunately looks like it was too good to be true.

          Wouldn't recommend buying from this seller.
          https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/big_yard

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          @MayhemVC:

          I've had a similar experience with Ebay seller 7272wil. I actually did manage to get both my refund and postage back (given you paid for the order via Paypal) once I send it back to their Office in China.

      • +1 vote

        If your still interested you can now get the Pixel XL 32GB supposedly brand new with 2yrs Sellers Swap for New Warranty for $327.25 delivered Total cost with PLUSIT15 and should also be able to claim TRS if needed as it's sold/delivered from Sydney with AU ebay registered address. Great deal for both the black or white and will upgrade to Pie now.

        • +1 vote

          Thank you ozhunter
          much appreciated my friend

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          @kiwibro:

          Be aware, see new comments above by "MayhemVC and fchis."

          That's why I said "supposedly brand new."

          I also sent a question to this ebay backyard seller re making sure their Pixel XL's are brand new and why they are sooo much cheaper than all other new listings on ebay/internet.

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    Comparing to the other phones on the market, it has a fairly small battery. There are so many complains about the battery of Mi 6x, which is the same phone as this. But this phone is quite slim, which is what it designed for.

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    Now dropped down to $281.77 delivered GST included form 7272wil ebay for the black Xiaomi Mi A2 64GB/4GB if you are prepared to chance it with this lowish reputation seller.

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    Are there any cheaper alternatives for a basic smartphone?

  • +1 vote

    I'm getting charged GST - not US215.99 delivered…

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    in transit from Netherlands

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    Does any owner have an issue with this phone where in speaker starts automatically when you are on the phone. In face, keyboard gets activated as well sometimes while I am on the call. I searched MI forums and others seem to be suggesting an issue with proximity sensor. Keen to know what others are finding.

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