Same price as the 128gb model as seen here
Possible pricing error?
something feels wrong about a xiaomi at this price, especially with its lack of aus support.
guess you haven't seen this then …. $1999 for the pro …
and free buds.. :D
Wasn’t the appeal of Xiaomi that it was high spec and build quality at a price that undercuts the competition?
Yep. Reminds me of oneplus. They used to be relatively cheap but no longer either.
The difference with OnePlus is that they went out and said they were no longer doing cheap phones. Everyone seems to forget that. Though in recent news they've announced they're doing them again!
Their flagship phone was reasonably priced.(I had one) It was never a 'cheap' phone as in quality. They simply kept jacking the price with each release until they caught up to the major brands.
@redcreek200: Yes they were sold as flagships with low prices. Then they stopped doing them and soon they're going to be doing mid-range ones with the Snapdragon 7xx series SoCs.
@Clear: They didn't 'stop doing them'. I got the flagship when it was 5t …. now it's version 8 or so.
@redcreek200: You've misunderstood what I'm saying. OnePlus originally marketed themselves as having flagship phones for low prices. Then they decided they were no longer going to do flagship phones at low prices. Now they've decided they're going to re-enter the low price market.
Pretty common strat to sell stuff at a loss to get market share and brand recognition then jack up the price to match competitors.
Xiaomi, Huawei, oppo, are all in the big leagues now you gotta look at real me, vivo, or samsung when they doing crazy sales
Now it's just the Redmi sub brand for me.
heard redmi qc is worse?
Daughter went from a Nexus 6p to a Redmi Note 7 Pro and loves it.
Her 6p was a big disappointment.
Yea sure - probably another CCP approved software running on this mobile?
Even if there isn't, there's still a lot of "Mi" bloatwaee that you can't delete. My biggest regret with buying the Mi 9….
Tried the available custom ROMs?
I see lineage is available so you could get rid of all the Xiaomi bloatware, and circumvent Google tracking at the same time.
I was hoping for an official release for the Mi 9, and have been watching each month… Just easier to download microg with it if it's packaged as an official release.
Can get a fair bit of the Miui bloatware removed with ADB Fasttools.
Thanks, will give that a try when I can be bothered….
Let me guess: you voted for constant Australian Government surveillance.
Because you voted Laberal.
You didn't even know about the real AU Government surveillance program while you repeat CIA propaganda here.
Let me make sure mate Australian govt will not put my family into torture house even when they read my location. It is a fact that many still want to come to Australia and make this country as home rather than China. There.must be a reason for that ?
You probably don't know what is happening in China that is why you are bringing about CIA here!
If you think only that Liberals can see through fake news and propaganda, you're misinformed.
Although CCP steals your data, what for?
What do they use your data for, fraud, stealing your money, extortion.?
or just the idea "because we can".
It may not be your data they are interested in…it may be someone who you interact with.
I can't find the link I was reading about security holes in particular roms to China, but here are two articles on Xiaomi phones.
Those articles are not about security holes.
They're about leaking of data back to a Chinese company.
@Koffee: The first link is creepy and basically bypasses the purpose of a VPN or any anti tracking software as they essentially records your screen, i read from an article that OPPO or Hawei stipulated that they will provide your data to the Chinese government if they request.
Will be fuggen angry if they steal my Pokemon Go login account details though.
I would actually be concerned if I had bought a Chinese version and was travelling in China. I guess I would be frustrated by the lack of GMS, but also there are often limitations with being in the Chinese only internet (Chinese hard coded maps on iPhone for example)
The main concern for us should be the potential poor programming. This was demonstrated with the Huawei towers (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/...)
Though this is a consistent issue among many Asian and smaller US tech companies. Features are more important than bug fixes, and often there isn't a good system is developing.
this is great value imo
Your opinion is wrong.
what is great value then
It's not even the pro version. Terrible deal for a phone that will be a brick if it breaks.
i disagree. this version retails for 4,797hkd which translated to around 930aud. So your basically paying 70$ more for a hk version which is at least 700$ cheaper than local version. Very tempted.
$800aud from china mi site thou.
Promo code cart3 knocks $30 off the price.
Stupidly high price and they've already announced they will release their 'top of the line Mi 10' soon, so these ones are just the cheapy dud versions.
Tobydeals? I read somewhere that it's a dodgy grey import company
They're only dodgy if you have the same expectations as an Australian store.
Was gonna get this but saw the
XM Redmi 10x Pro announced.
When would AU stock come for that?