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Xiaomi 11T Pro (6.67", 8GB/128GB, Snapdragon 888, 5G, NFC) US$603.90 (~A$836.24) Delivered @ Xiaomi Mi Store AliExpress

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Global release of the new Xiaomi 11T Pro flagship phone absolutely packed with features. I recommend checking out the review at Techtablets and the Camera review. Before anyone asks, yes it has proper Widevine L1 so Netflix will be in FHD with crisp sound thanks to Harmon Kardon speakers and Dolby Atmos.

Features include MIUI 12.5 (Android 11), 6.67" 2400x1080 120Hz 1000nit AMOLED Display with Gorilla Glass Victus, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, NFC, 5000mAh battery with 120W HyperCharge, dual SIM with 5G/4G (incl. B28), 108MP/8MP/5MP rear cameras, 16MP front camera and a fingerprint reader.

There's also an 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB version on sale with multiple colours available.

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  • +2

    What challenges do we face buying these phones from overseas in terms of compatibility with networks or charging etc?

    • +19

      5G: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66/n77/n78
      4G: LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26/28/32/66
      4G: LTE TDD: B38/40/41/42

      4G/5G bands we use in Australia are highlighted in bold, so currently all 4G and 5G bands we use are supported by this phone.

      In regards to charging the HyperCharger included with this is going to be very likely a US plug so you'll need an adapter.

      • +2

        Just a heads up N1 and N7 are also used in Australia

      • +1

        This listing states that there is an EU plug in the box. Xiaomi usually includes EU plugs with generic global models

        • True hopefully it is global model. Got my F3 months ago and it's on EU firmware not global :(

          • @adrianhughes1998: I think the EU firmware is considered global - I didn't know that they had an EU-specific version, what's different? Because otherwise you have the Chinese model without Google apps

            • @noren7: They are different. There's an Indonesian version as well.

              They are all different build numbers so it's true.

    • +11

      What challenges do we face buying these phones from overseas

      Warranty

    • +3

      On Telstra - almost certainly no VoLTE or VoWiFi, and unknown functionality on 5G.

      If you can't make calls on 4G (aka Voice over LTE) or 5G, in 2 years it's no longer a phone :)

      • +1

        This is very true, you will struggle patching and hacking firmware as phones not sold in Australia doesn't support VoLTE or VoWiFi with any of the carriers here

        Telstra will be switching off 3G in 2024. After switch off you will still be able to access the Telstra Mobile Network provided your handset is 4G voice enabled and 4G 700MHz compatible.
        https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/news-feed/goodbye-3g/...

        Change to newer devices if you have a 3G only device, or a 4G device that doesn’t have Voice over LTE (VoLTE) capability. Many Chinese phones not officially sold in Australia doesn't support VoLTE/VoWiFi by default on Australian Carriers, eg: OnePlus, Xiaomi, Redmi etc

        • +1

          OnePlus has VoLTE/VoWiFi ;)

          • +3

            @Clear: With the work around required though.

            • @cloudie9: Some of them work out of the box, e.g. OnePlus 7.

              • +1

                @Clear: I have OP6, applied workaround, gone after update! Not buying any more..

                • -9

                  @bobz79: Does anyone actually think they will hold on to android devices more than 1 to 2 years? Apple maybe, no way in hell for Android.

                  • +2

                    @NotAnAudiophile: Yes. I have, multiple times.

                  • +2

                    @NotAnAudiophile: My current huawei p20 pro is nearly 5 years old. It's the best phone I have ever used.

                  • @NotAnAudiophile: Currently running an almost 4 year old OnePlus 5T. Other than a cracked screen is a great phone still.
                    Before that I had a OnePlus One for 4 years too.
                    Samsung Galaxy S2 before that lasted ages as well.

                    Certainly averaging more than 3 years with each phone. Probably closer to 4.

                    • @NigelTufnel: I'm still running my OnePlus 5. Fast enough, just crashes occasionally but that would have more to do with the custom ROM I'm using. Going to hold out until I can get a top of the line Xiaomi and then run that for 6+ years.

        • "This is very true, you will struggle patching and hacking firmware as phones not sold in Australia doesn't support VoLTE or VoWiFi with any of the carriers here"

          Why is that, does anyone know? I do not like most phones only sold here.

      • +3

        My older Xiaomi Mi 9 supported VoLTE and VoWifi from Boost mobile on the stock rom, Xiaomi EU, and pixel experience custom roms

        • +1

          Was your phone shipped with EU rom or you flashed?

          • +2

            @bobz79: Shipped with the stock global rom. Flashed EU rom afterwards

        • VoLTE and VoWifi work fine on Telstra if you are using an older version of MIUI based on Android 10. You just have to enter a code in the dialer to bypass the carrier check.

          It does not work at all on any MIUI based on Android 11 (12.1+)

          • @Richocho: I have a xiaomi mi10 Pro, still running on android 10, miui version 11.0.4.

            I've been getting notifications to update to miui 12.0.5.0. If I update to this, will I lose VOLTE?

            • @Salty Pretzel: No, 12.0.x is still based on Android 10 so you will be fine.

              12.1.x and above is based on Android 11, which would break VoLTE and VoWifi

          • +1

            @Richocho: I recently upgraded from MIUI 12.0.x to 12.1.4 on a Xiaomi Mi 9T, and lost VoLTE (and by extension VoWifi since it needs VoLTE to work).
            Is there any way to get it back /anything I can do? Or I just have to wait for Telstra /Xiaomi to fix it?
            Also is there any discussion of this online?
            Update: just found this : https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/3rppj4r3 ; summary: it's a firmware issue, xiaomi stuffed up something with a partition in Android 11, redoing the dialler codes to enable VoLTE does nothing, same problem happens in the custom Android 11 roms (which presumably are based on MIUI) like xiaomi.eu, and the fix is for Xiaomi to fix it. For some reason it only shows up on Telstra / Boost though, Vodafone & Optus are okay, probably Telstra are doing stricter checking of a field and Android 11 MIUI is sending the wrong thing, whereas Android 10 MIUI sent the right thing.

          • @Richocho: Mi 9T Pro with Miui 12.5.2.0 / Android 11

            Can confirm VoLTE and VoWiFi on Boost (ie Telstra)

            • @willyroo: That's promising. What did you need to do to get it working?

              • +1

                @Richocho: Nothing I can pin down. Did a factory reset not too long before accepting the first Miui 12 update, still working after the recent security update. You have to run the carrier check codes each time you do a factory reset. The 9T should work with Telstra as it was sold by JB HiFi for a short period. Mine is a grey import, global version 9T Pro and it's worked out of the box.

  • +14

    Any Lithuanian here?

    • +1

      Yeah read that too today! Beware

    • +4

      Free Tibet! Now waiting for the censor …

      • +4

        wow ppl want to censor me too!

        • +3

          haha mention tibet or taiwan and ccp peeps get butthurt even if you are just messing around.

      • +1

        Might was well free East Turkistan, Inner Mongolia and Hong Kong while you're at it. None of which want anything to do with the CCP.

    • +6

      BBC News - Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58652249

      • +12

        Because it's completely Ok for Google to spy on you lol

        • +1

          Yeah I prefer than than the CCP.

        • +22

          Google aren't saints but they're not doing CCP level stuff either.

          • +4

            @ankor: Can you please elaborate on the differences?

            • -8

              @nadan: Like, they permit you to have one baby.
              Then ask for 2, then more.
              Then they just shutdown entire edtech sector, because they think its too stressful for kids.
              Do you really think ccp and Google are comparable?
              One exerts complete authority and another influences.

              • +1

                @Bimbilibilikili: How many babies does google permit you to have?
                I don't think google and ccp are compatible at all specially given your comparison.

          • +2

            @ankor: That's not a fair comparison. Should compare CPP with NSA/FBI. CPP straight upfront tell you that they spy on you. The other one spy on you behind your back, knows how to cover up their trails and can manipulate media with finesse

          • +1

            @ankor: I wonder why they removed their Motto of "Do no Evil"?

            as for Xiaomi phones, I follow these simple steps:

            1) buy Xiaomi phone that has a huge dev community, I am a dev myself on XDA.
            2) ask for the Bootloader unlocking
            3) place phone in the drawer for a week until you can unlock it.
            4) Make your own OS or Flash one of many OS's around,
            5) Make sure to not install Gapps (Google services) and use MicroG instead.

            Keep the phone as long as you can.

          • @ankor: If they were allowed, they would.

        • -10

          Ok kim jeong

        • +1

          The way I see it google is going to spy on me regardless because of work related usage needing me to use Google's services (Gmail, Drive, Duo). Funnily enough work isn't requiring me to use CCP services lol

      • +2

        Maybe you should donate your money to more submarines.

        • +1

          Of course, if it keeps sneaky red dragons on check ;-)

        • Good idea so we can also buy France's stock after they got offended and prevent WWIII /s

    • +3

      I hope this may lead to the decrease of Xiaomi flagship phone. I would love to buy one if it becomes cheaper because of the European idiots.

      • +5

        …to be precise the Lithuanian idiots, European are not all that stupid.

        “In Europe, this capability had been switched off on these models, but the report argued it could be remotely activated at any time.”

  • +10

    And then we pay double, triple even money for inferior Samsung flagship phones. Talk about censorship on the market in Australia, what we have access to.

    • +7

      My OnePlus broke and I urgently needed a phone so I bought a Samsung. Worst decision ever!

    • +10

      The irony is that Samsung phones don't even cost that much more than this, and that's before you even factor in the ridiculously generous trade-in offers, and local support and warranty.

      • +2

        yup, Chinese phones used to be cheap, the difference keeps reducing with every new release…
        Eg: compare OP vs Samsung prices over last 5 years

        • I regret not getting on the OnePlus train a lot earlier but paying $700 for a new US Model OP9 (limited offer) I think was still great value.

          Kind of sad it's basically becoming Oppo now though, nothing against them but if I wanted an Oppo phone I just would've walked into JB lol

          • +1

            @pennypincher98: I've had a OnePlus for 4 years. A OnePlus 5 and now a OnePlus 8 pro. It's just not worth the hassle.

            OnePlus released an update that took away 5g for some reason. Worked just fine on Android 10, but 11 broke it. Support were less than useless.

            After a bit of searching there are some helpful tutorials out there for getting 5g back and volte and vowifi, but honestly it's just such a hassle.

            I've stopped doing updates because each one breaks the 5g support and I have to spend 30 minutes to an hour getting it back.

            • +1

              @jimmyj316: Yeah tbh I don't do the monthly (or whatever frequency they are) updates unless there's a bug I'm facing that's needed fixing or it's an important one

              I'm still on the June patch and all the September patch is saying is a new camera mode/filter I wouldn't use anyway.

    • +4

      The s21 ultra is on sale for under a grand right now… But go on, 2-3x you were saying?

      • -7

        This phone just came out, compare RRPs, you know what im saying. WTFs with everyone wanting some arguments 🙄

        • +6

          What your saying is plain stupid. Who compares rrp. Companies Inflate those to keep up with the "premium" apple charges.

          Funny you're trying to compare a mid/high end xiaomi to a flagship Samsung. Compare the mi11 ultra to the s21 ultra, not this.

          You're ignoring the fact that you can literally get a flagship phone for a little more than this… OK bud

          Wtf are you on about censorship? Xiaomi phones are sold at jb hifi. Most of their phones are not released globally hence you need to go through other marketplaces. That's xiaomi choice not a censorship.

          Not trying to argue, just pointing out uninformed posts. 😉

          • -2

            @krisspy: But that RRP is what you as a simple customer pay in major retail stores, most people do, on contract or outright, not everyone has knowledge or access to samsungs online, education, employee portals etc.

            • @drazenm: Then direct your anger towards xiaomi for not having more offficial resellers and more marketing here. Don't blab on about aus/china relations when it has nothing to do with it.

              People who only research retail stores and rrps obviously won't know about a phone that was never intended by the manufacturer for this market. So what's your point again?

          • @krisspy: Xiaomi phones were sold at JB. They haven't been for like a year now but still sold through some online distributor over east

      • Where is the S21 ultra on sale for $1k?

      • -3

        sammy sucks in australia with its shitty exynos chips - i have note 20 ultra as well as xiaomi 11 ultra and the difference in gaming performance is bloody obvious, not to mention the battery life as well

        • You're comparing a last gen exynos to the sd888? OK then.

          Maybe you should actually look at the benchmarks between exy2100 and the sd888.

      • Not true, you can’t buy an s21 ultra for under a grand. And you’re talking the bullshit trade-in offer, which will only accept high end trade-ins.

  • +14

    17 minutes to fully charge 5000mah battery, madness! 😂

    • 120 watt charger, where most of laptop PD charges are 45-65 Watts

  • +1

    Is there one similar to this but with wireless charging on sale?

    • +2

      S21+ Trade in deal, many people managed to get one for $600 and they will never send the phone they used to generate trade in code

    • Got my S21 5G for $299 ;)

  • If I hadn't bought an oneplus 9 just a week ago I'd go for it

  • Been waiting for this phone to be released in Australia. Would that happen? Or aliexpress is the only choice?

    • +1

      Xiaomi don't sell phones officially in Australia so AliExpress or some other reseller is the only way.

    • Black Shark 5 was leaked last month, also has similar specs with a 888+.
      Should be out by Christmas in Australia and based on the 4, under 1200.

      • Would totally jump that for the 7.1", finally a phone that could replace my mate 20x.

        Too bad the cameras are pretty meh on gaming phones…and I just ordered an s21U

  • +8

    Might be worth a read if you’re considering. Might not worry you, but better to be informed.

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/09/secur...

  • +1

    Missing some features from the 9t which I have - Pop up camera, FM radio and 3.5mm jack

  • How's the camera?

    • +1

      First paragraph. A nice 10 minute review linked.

  • This or mi 11 ultra?

    • -1

      I'd say mi11 ultra for the cameras. But the s21 ultra is on sale atm for under a grand. Mi11 ultra has killer camera specs on paper, but software is inconsistent.

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