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Xiaomi Mi 11 Global Version 8GB, 256GB Snapdragon 888 $1059 Delivered @ Best Mobile Phone

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Brand new Xiaomi mi 11. 120hz Samsung screen. With the latest Snapdragon 888 core. Amazing phone. Was delivered in 4 days when I ordered mine.

Australian warranty and invoice was provided.

7% off RRP

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    • +8 votes

      Yeah its pretty tough with no local transmission and a booming economy.

    • +14 votes

      This isn't your average Aliexpress phone, Xiaomi is a well established tech company now. Their phones are on par with some of the biggest phone companies like Samsung and Apple. They shipped more phones than Apple as well.

      What makes you think that people who buy this phone have a spare thousand dollars? I'm assuming most people buying this NEED a phone and aren't just hoarding phones…

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        except Android auto issue on this one….

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        With Samsung trade in deal you can get S21 128gb version for like $480… so not great value compared to that imo

        • +1 vote

          That is if you have a phone worth trading, or you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get one first then trade that in. I think this is a straight forward a better deal dollar to dollar

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          This is on par with the ultra, not the povo s21

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          yeah but then you are still stuck with a samsung!

      • +2 votes

        They are anti-china extremist, they don't need proof and logic.

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    mi 11 is a good phone, air freight one right after the first release in Jan. all good except one thing:
    mayjor issue is the MIUI had problem with Android Auto. not all version of Android Auto work well with MIUI.
    Anyone can provide a good one working well with Mi11?

  • +1 vote

    Why will someone buy this over s21 series, at this price?

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      Spec sheet warriors, brand experiences (me), brand/country allegiance, no devices that qualify (me).

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      only when s21 is significantly cheaper like current deal, which I did.

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    The F3 at less than half the price is better option..value wise https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/614710

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    Why unsealed? It says unsealed on website.

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      Didn't see that. Mine was sealed

      • +2 votes

        I bought a China model from tradingschenzen.com a few months back and it was also unsealed. It came with a small card inside explaining the reason that it's unsealed is that they open it and perform a checklist of tests on it to ensure what they're sending you isn't DOA. I was pretty happy with that and they packed it all back in the box nicely. Perhaps that's what this seller is also doing.

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          I have heard very good reviews about tradingschenzen.com

          Its a pretty reliable place, only make sure you dont cross $1000 or tax applies

          • +3 votes

            @HumbleCat: I had a good experience with them, I ended up getting the Mi 11 Chinese version (no charger in box), plus paid extra for a fast charger + shipping, the whole lot for $700 USD (with a couple of promo codes), can't remember what that was at the time but it's about $900 AUD now.

            Very good phone, it just took me a little while getting used to some of the MIUI quirks since previously my phones were OnePlus & Oppo. I'm running the Xiaomi.EU ROM now and flash the new one weekly. Have not run into any problems at all, everything works as designed.

  • +8 votes

    Don’t get me wrong I love Xiaomi phones and have a mi max and poco f1, which still gets regular updates… but I don’t think it’s a brand I’d be willing to pay $1k for even if it’s their flagship. At that price an s21 with the various deals seems like a much better buy and you’ve got some semblance of support or service should it go wrong.

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      So hear me out - the last phone I bought off Ozb was the OnePlus 7 Pro, and I love it to death.
      But I really miss two things.

      An IR blaster and wireless charging.

      The only other phone that offers this AFAIK is a Huawei, and it would just be stupid to buy a Huawei these days without access to Google Play services.

      I do really want to buy this phone - but it's too big and the curved edges are horrible.

  • +2 votes

    Also Xiaomi is friendly to developers - if that helps anyone. Allows Bootloader Unlock and root. May not appeal to some though in a couple of years allows you to keep it up to date with the latest Android version. Also allows debloat etc..

    Though really this phone had virtually no bloat anyways and MIUI has come a long way! Its really clean.

  • -2 votes

    Given what's happening with our relations with China which has seen many of our industries boycotted does it make sense for you to buy this product when there are alternatives?

    • +1 vote

      Agree but we only see a fraction of the reality of what happens behind the scenes. Remember before 2016 China was wonderful and if you said anything else you were racist. The US has started 50+ wars and the Chinese haven't started any, but I wouldn't trust either side.
      We are tiny but China needs our resources so good for us. Notice they don't ban Iron Ore imports.

      • +1 vote

        Ironic thing Australia has always signed really bad trade deals with USA, heck you know why UK didn't join Vietnam war? Because USA refused to make a trade deal that actually benefited UK in exchange.

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        China would ban our iron ore imports if they could. Right now Australia extracts the most iron ore out of any country.

        There is insufficient alternative supply.

    • +1 vote

      There's ethics and then there's money. Majority speak out ethics but don't vote with their wallets.

      You can't get a phone for $1k with the same specs as an s21 ultra. The recent s21 discount stack obviously closed the gap between the two phones, but what happens after the sale is gone and the phone is back to a $1.4k street price?

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        True, but same could be said about this when the sales price isn't what it is today. Whilst Xiaomi has done really well with some of their phones with very regular updates (eg my aforementioned Poco F1 recently got the latest MIUI update which surprised me after 3 years), I don't think they're anywhere near as consistent as what Samsung is doing in the software updates for mid-range/flagships.

        And then there's also the whole local support (or lack thereof) which on a <$500 phone I can probably live with (and write off if needed), but I'm a little more nervous about spending $1k on something which has as much local post-sales support/warranty as a kickstarter… even for non-warranty issues such as user damage (eg cracked screen replacement) or accessories (eg cases), be prepared for a more difficult path with non locally sold models.

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          I guess it's all on the user. I used to upgrade every 1-2 years so updates or warranty was never on top of my list. All my phones were grey import or not available in the Aus market. Funnily enough, the only phone I ever needed warranty for was a note edge, but it was a grey import so obviously had to argue that it wasn't "user damage".

          Flagship phones are still a high turnover market, it's only recent that companies have started marketing for longer update support.

    • +3 votes

      Then why don't you stand up to boycott the iron ore exportation to China?

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        Haha I was waiting for this comment. Spot on.

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        China has a right to purchase what they like and from whom they like. We in turn can do the same.

  • +4 votes

    I like the idea of being able to load your own O/S from places like:

    https://crdroid.net/dl.php

    Clean Android. And should only improve as time goes by.

    With a flagship cpu of 2020/2021, 7nm or 5nm, you should get years of use. CPUs have come a long way.

    Apple for example is a terrible culprit for slowing down older phones with onerous/incompatible software updates. This is a way to break free.

    Apple Get lost with your planned obsolescence.

    • +1 vote

      The last time I flashed a custom ROM on my then daily phone (OnePlus 2) when it no longer provided system updates/security updates, my banking apps just outright prevents me from logging in on that device. I called ING, and they confirmed it was because of the non-official ROM.
      Anyone had a similar issue with this?
      Otherwise, I am just upgrading my phone every 3 years when the support is done.

      • +3 votes

        Use Magisk Hide

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          Doesn't Magisk Hide only hide root? I remembered I didn't even have magisk or disabled it and it still wouldn't let me through.

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            @BiGFatYoYo: I have a poco f1 with every mod under the sun on it (custom rom, root etc) and all apps work fine. magisk hide is working perfectly for my ING, CBA, ANZ and Up. You can also hide magisk the app itself, this got the serviceNSW app to work for me.

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              @Heaclan: I was planning to do the same with my Poco F1 once it stopped getting updates but Xiaomi really impressed me with their support in terms of firmware updates post sales. Getting a cracked screen repaired in Sydney however was another issue (but I did find a store).

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                @jace88: yeah my f1 is on its way out. trying to find a suitable replacement now. such a good phone though

  • +3 votes

    Lol now I finally have figured out that politics is everywhere and people can’t get rid of it.

    Another finding is for this generation and probably the next, until 2040-2050s the discrimination and hostility towards the huge C country you talked about in this thread can’t be fixed.

    Don’t pretend you are standing with the truth and facts and you just disagree with their gov, you are just uncomfortable with an “inferior country” to surpass inevitably in this day and age. Your mindset is like, ok if it is doing good, it is stealing and doing other bad things. This is 100% pure racism.

    But guess what? They don’t care, and they won’t stop advancing no matter how hard you try to demonise them. Want to have a civilisation war acting like the 21st century crusaders? Thats the worst idea you can have.

    • +1 vote

      I'm sorry this generation and probably the next are uncomfortable with the tactics deployed by the "huge C country", from concentration camps to what is going on in HK and Taiwan?

      Don't get me wrong, western countries are equally as bad if not worse, but doesn't mean we can't call shit out for what it is. Don't mistake facts for "racism".

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      Close your eyes & ears when you hear/watch genocides!

  • -1 vote

    Houses too expensive to buy, cars too expensive to own. $1000 dollar phone, I can afford that.

    • -1 vote

      Computer replacement. not just a phone

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        Doesn't support multi monitor or even higher qhd+ resolutions which is the norm now. Hardly a pc replacement. If you're talking basic computer stuff, there are basic office PC's on sale for about $150 regularly

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    Does Xiaomi guarantee 3-4 year software update?

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    Why is everyone comparing this to the s21? It's equal or just below the s21 ultra as that was its target.

    • +1 vote

      probably cause you can pick up the S21 for $449 with their trade in deal. I just bought one and paid $439

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    Anyone found a global xiaomi 11 Ultra with google pay working?

  • +1 vote

    Great phone with DC dimming.. But i doubt that personal info will still be sent to Chinese server tho it is a global version

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    If google didn't "stuff" us with safetynet I would have bought this in an instant.
    Google forgets the good ol' days of Android

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      They are too big to care now

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      Does this phone not pass safteynet? or are you suggesting after unlocking the bootloader?

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    All for different Android manufacturers because they're largely better than Samsung and Google but damn this phone costs more than my OP9 did.

  • +1 vote

    I just paid $430 for a brand new S21

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    What is warranty service like with Xiaomi? I've never bought a phone from overseas before.

  • +2 votes

    Bah, go to GSMarena.com to check specs and see Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Lite, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11X Pro… I thought Apple was bad but this is ridiculous!

  • +1 vote

    Pity there is no 5G and VoLTE.

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    I would buy if it had micro SD storage capacity and 3.5mm audio jack

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      All flagship phones being sold today don't have microSD nor jack.

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    Hmm good specs.
    But reading a whirlpool thread about people having voWIFI and voLTE issues on telstra with xiaomi android 11 upgrades … and unfortunately its a no, esp that this price point