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Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC 6/128GB Cobalt Blue $331.97 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

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Previous deal expired and now relisted at a whole $17.60 cheaper. Looking for a new phone and this seems to be the best bang for buck at this price range - SD732G, 6GB ram 128GB storage plus 2 years warranty.

Also looking at Oppo A72 and A52 at about $60 and $120 lower respectively if that can meet my requirements - SD665, 4GB ram 128/64 storage.

Just need a phone for calls, messages, emails and browsing the web and some decent photos/videos.

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  • +2 votes

    ? Anyone know if warranty is valid for Australia. Also as it's UK version will it get updated. 11 etc

    • +1 vote

      Purchased and arrived last week. Paid extra for faster shipping and it arrived a few days after being sent. It came with a card from Cell Universe which said "This is an international version phone and doesnot have a warranty" …I contacted Aus Amazon online support and they advised this was correct but also told me "If you find any damage/any issue for this item before one year, You can return the item anytime before one year for full refund without any deductions." so they was good enough for me. It did not come with the ear pieces as per the photo. A software update 12.0.7.0.QJGMIXM has come down and is waiting for installation.

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        someone said the ear pieces are in "a really hard to find place inside the case.."

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          yes, unless you know they're inside, you'd never find it!

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        I've also been in touch with Amazon support via chat and they confirmed that warranty is full 2yrs

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        just got mine , how do you know if it goble i am getting 12.0.8.0 (QJGEUXM)
        in all specs
        Model M2007J20CG

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          it's a global model. I believe that the latest Global ROM version is 12.0.7.0

    • +1 vote

      Make sure you apply that update to 12.0.7.0 straight away. Without it wifi signal strength is garbage and it often disconnects. Updating fixes it.

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    Ordered 2 days ago. Guess I'll be speaking to Amazon to get the cheaper price. Thanks OP

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      I did the same thing. Is price protection something they offer??

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        We'll find out ;)

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          No dice. I rang before and no go. It’s not a policy they have. You might be luckier…

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            @jlogic: Maybe threaten to cancel the order? Mine hasn't been shipped yet.

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              @vanreek: Mine is preparing so cannot cancel. If return you need go pay for shipping back. If it’s a change of mind return.

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            @jlogic: No luck for me either

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              @ohyesss: I easily cancelled my order through Amazon chat with no additional fees. Bought at new price with somehow quicker shipping.

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                @vanreek: How long after you ordered did you cancel?

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            @jlogic: Return it and reorder easy

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              @live_1991: Seems you have to pay return shipping

              • +1 vote

                @ohyesss: unless this is a new policy, you shouldn't.

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                  @lostn: What would to put the return as to avoid paying return postage?

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                    @ohyesss: If its prime it should be free return shipping i think? Or is that for Australian goods only?

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                    @ohyesss: i didn't have to put anything. When I initiated a return (self serve), they sent me labels to print out.

  • +1 vote

    POCO X3 NFC Global Version Snapdragon 732G 6GB 64GB at BanggoodAU for AU$279.61 (incl GST) + AU$3.84 shipping from Hong Kong.

    • +4 votes

      But it's Banggood no thanks had problems with them before. Thanks anyway.

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      Expect it from Banggood to ship in 6 weeks if you are luck - oh how I miss Toby deals

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        Wait, what? Toby gone? Didn't know they were gone. I thought they weren't reliable anyway?

        • +1 vote

          There's degrees of reliable - I personally never had an issue with them.

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          Update to All Customers

          Unfortunately due to recent COVID-19 events, we are sad to announce that TobyDeals AU can no longer in business effective on 19-12-2020.
          Customer Service Team will be in support for answering questions and handling warranty claims.
          Logistic Team will be in support on any active order processing and shipments.

          Any inquiry, you may reach us through submitting a ticket or through [email protected]
          For warranty claims, please click here.

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            @lomie: covid 19 took out an online store?

            I would understand a cinema going out of business, but an online store is as insulated as you can get.

            • +1 vote

              @lostn: I'm sure they'll rise again like phoenix, only under a new name. Avoid dodgy companies.

    • +1 vote

      I cancelled my orderon Banggood this morning - ordered 19th Jan and still not looking like it will get delivered before end of Feb given Chinese NY always is an issue.

      Ended up going for this one from Amazon UK - only $25 more but more confidence I will get it!

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    B28 this model? No info on listing.

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      Yes from all reports it does.

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      Yes, it's the UK version:

      Supports network bands
      4G: LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
      4G: LTE TDD: B38/40/41 (2535-2655MHz)
      3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
      2G: GSM: B2/3/5/8

  • +2 votes

    I've had mine for a couple of months now, it's a great phone for the money but the main camera is terrible quality.

    • +1 vote

      Yes it is a potato camera.

      I bought it mainly for emulator gaming. Seems to run everything up to Gamecube very easily. Also there are controllers that make it even easier to play.

      Being a phone is a bonus and also being Widevine L1 (turn off automatic updates and never update straight away… Xiaomi, Poco and Realme have consistent issues with updates breaking Widevine L1.) compatible makes it a good phone to stream on as well.

    • +1 vote

      Not great to hear. I'm coming from a note 10+

      • +2 votes

        Oh. Is there something wrong with your note 10 plus it's only 1 year old isn't it?

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          Work phone. Changed jobs and have to give it back. Still has 12 months of repayments

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            @vanreek: Ok…..ouch. that's a difficult handset to downgrade from particularly because of the amazing camera performance.

            The poco camera is ok in bright settings, it certainly struggles in low light though.

            notwithstanding that you'll find the Poco very fast for a phone quarter of the price of your note 10.

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              @ash2000: Thanks for the reassurance :) Mostly snapping photos of the kids, so it shouldn't be too bad. Mostly want a snappy phone with 120hz. After a lot of research the Poco x3 met most of the criteria's.

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                @vanreek: vrsac (below) reports installing GCAM resolves these issues. I'll have to try installing that again.

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                @vanreek: Also check out the Realme 7 5g. Smaller and lighter than the Poco, with 120hz screen, and camera is great!

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      I've had it too for a couple of months. It's a fantastic camera in this price range….only if you use Google Camera:
      https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/gcam-for-poco-x3.4164397/

      I also use a custom ROM - Resurrection Remix and the phone feels like a Google Pixel, only better.

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        Thanks vrsac …. yeah I tried gcam (with relevant support files) and found little benefit. Given your successful outcome, I might try again incase I installed an older version.

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone on Telstra comment on whether the X3 works properly with VoLTE? I have a Redmi 9 from Kogan, and the only time VoLTE works is after I use some special code, change a setting, go into flight mode, enable WiFi and then turn flight mode off.
    And even then, it only works for a short time. Without VoLTE, the phone drops to 3G anytime I need to make a call, which makes it useless in areas that only have 4G reception. :/

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      VOLTE Works for me on Vodafone

    • +1 vote

      VoLTE works for me on Boost and Vodafone but I had to enable it by dialling the USSD code ##86583## I also enabled Wifi Calling using USSD code ##869434##

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        Interesting….I could never get VoLTE or VoWiFi to work on Boost, on original Global ROM or custom ROMs. Do you get a VoLTE or VoWiFi icon to displayed when it's active?

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          No, there's no icon shown. When I'm connected to Wifi I see the "About Phone -> SIM Status -> Mobile Network State" change to "Disconnected" but I can still make and receive calls. Not sure how I can check whether VoLTE is truly working. But for both features, it was necessary to use the USSD codes above to even make those options show up at all in the settings. (For some reason the asterisks have been removed from the text above, so Google USSD 869434 Xiaomi for the real code.)

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            @nicktork: Dial " ##4636## " to access system menu. (that is…. star-hash-star-hash-4636-hash-star-hash-star in case this doesn't display correctly).

            Select Phone Information. Choose either Phone info1 (SIM 1) or Phone info2 (SIM 2), depending on which slot you have inserted the SIM card in. Select three dots in the top-right-hand corner. Select IMS Service Status.

            If VoLTE is working, it will say:

            IMS Registration: Registered
            Voice over LTE: Available (or something similar)

            Please let us know of your results here. Thanks.

  • +2 votes

    A bit off topic, any new release that is comparable to LG G or V series in terms of audio performance? Looking to upgrade

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    If I take this to replace samsung a705 is it upgrade downgrade?

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    Whats the different from globe vs UK

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      From what I have been told there is no phone call recoding in the UK ROM.

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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Brand-New-LG-V50-5G-ThinQ-128GB-...

    I got this badboy for a friend of a friend instead, I was soooo close to ordering the POCO , until I read about the Baked-in ADS , that's stupid.
    I really dislike that.
    I know you can disable them, but when you buy someone a gift you don't wanna give them a workout too.

    Besides, the V50 would be about $100 more? and you get a nicer denser screen, Snapdragon 855 , and finer quality device overall.

    Your experience may vary as I shipped to the US and from there I export it to Australia with MYUS.COM - Cheaper, faster.

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      I'm a bit confused. Isn't this item located in the US? What do you mean I shipped to the US and from there I export to Australia?

      Is this the same phone as yours:

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LG-V50-ThinQ-128GB-5G-Aurora-Bla...

      It's a lot cheaper.

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        That V50 looks awesome and I've never even heard of it! Any reason not to bite at that price?

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          Less battery and no 120hz. Screen is nicer, but not as fast.

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            @vanreek: The device is faster, screen refreshrate is slower, the device will be way better.

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            @vanreek: Only one 5G band.

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              @xywolap: I'm going with boost, so not an issue. Plus 5G is overrated for mobiles.

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          LG used to be a MAJOR smartphone player! They lost the crowed hype with the G5 and ever since couldn't get momentum behind them, almost every device they release drops to these silly prices after a short while.
          They're good devices, LG is a great company, they just don't have the 'gimmick' the market's looking for.

      • +1 vote

        Your link is for a used one

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          Oh. That's why.

          • +1 vote

            @xiangtan: Was gonna say, lol.
            Trust me, looked high and low for a good budget-purchase for my mission, this was like, the only good go-to.

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              @Kundi: The cheapest I've seen for this phone.

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        Oh btw sorry, just read your actual comment lol!

        I use MYUS , They're a company , warehouse thingy, they give you an address with a unique suite for you.

        You shop and ship there, then you can pay and have it shipped to you with 1 - 3 day shipping methods.
        I definitely consider their prices competitive and worthy on all sizes, I once sent 2 boxes of 20kg each, worth.

    • -1 vote

      I'm calling BS on the ads, i've had a mi 9t for nearly a year never gotten a single UI ad

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        Then you're saying random crap, only the POCO lineup has ads

        Google it.

        Not every phone has them.

        The "excuse" is to "cover additional costs".

        Seriously would it be impossible for you to use google for 2minutes before commenting or are you practicing for when they pull the plug on us?

        ? : https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk01xpSqAf7C9FZTtzNjl...

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    Anyone knows if this corresponds to a Chinese model?

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    Unsure if I should buy this or pay $400ish to have my galaxy note 9 repaired after my infant dropped it on a Lego. (damaged oled not just cracked glass)

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      I wouldn't repair, your Note9 is "outdated" - you may repair the screen now, but in half a year something will fail or battery will degrade.
      Wouldn't purchase the POCO Either as they're worlds apart, but yeah.

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        Battery still fantastic on my note 9, but its irrelevant, the repair cost from Samsung includes a battery replacement. It part of their standard procedure so im lead to believe.

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    what is the difference between uk version and AUS version?

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      See above in relation to the Global vs UK.

      Just phone call recording.

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        Thanks, is there any official warranty for this unit?
        Is it a native rom?
        Last time I purchased Mi8, came with flashed global rom.
        I cannot installed any bank apps as it is rooted(less secure) phone

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          Where did you buy your Mi8? This is official UK version with 2 year warranty so it shouldn't be rooted.

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            @ddhytz: Apparently there's no 2 year warranty from earlier comments.

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              @spock: It is on the Amazon title, but not sure how Amazon AU will honor the warranty.

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                @ddhytz: A person commented that in the box the warranty card was for UK only.

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            @ddhytz: the phone should be fully compatible in Australia right?

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              @hishaken: as listed on Xiaomi UK it supports these network bands:

              4G: LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
              4G: LTE TDD: B38/40/41 (2535-2655MHz)
              3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
              2G: GSM: B2/3/5/8

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          With Chinese sellers, there is no guarantee that you'll get a brand new phone. My Amazon UK sourced Poco came in shrink-wrapped box, i.e. brand new.
          If a phone is rooted, consider it 2nd hand.