I just bought a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
Did I fuck up?
Can't really find a better phone for that price
I've been considering that exact phone for a while, it looks bretty gud on paper and it's got glowing reviews
Hell, it's $100 cheaper than the Mi Note, looks better, and has a larger battery. 2GB RAM is enough these days, right?
It's great to just have to touch the back of your phone to turn on the screen instead of pressing a button and dragging your password.
Metal > plastic
i've been looking at the Redmi Note 3, but how the fuck does the network banding work? I don't have a clue about this shit
I live in the UK, how do I find out if the phone will even be compatible here?
Where do I buy those from in Europe?
All I find is scammy online stores in obscure locations.
Why can't Xaomi keep up with the demand of those devices?
also how is the bloatware on MUIU 6?
First guy here, I looked some stuff up and apparently the Redmi N3 covers UK LTE bands 3 and 7.
O2/giffgaff use band 20 exclusively, so 4G isn't compatible with O2's network, but EE, Three, Vodafone should all work
800MHz is band 20, 1.8GHz is 3 and 2.6GHz is 7
I am looking into Redmi 2 Pro.
That is helpful. So it works but not with all carriers.
So I should check the phone if it has the frequencies that are shown on the link and then check with the carrier too?
In Poland there aren't any problems on the Polish e-bay equivalent. Most sellers are reliable and sell from locations within borders of the country. Hell, I've bought Redmi 2 yesterday.
Yeah check the specific frequencies on the phone's spec sheet (under FDD LTE I guess?) and then check the carrier frequencies with that link I posted
I'd look up some UK centred reviews as well, they often indicate compatibility with UK networks
>Why can't Xaomi keep up with the demand of those devices?
No idea, I think the Redmi seriers are the first ones who Europeans are actually buying. The company isn't many years old so maybe they haven't had time to launch in Europe yet.
actually I found the info from the seller I am looking at.
>This phone will only work with
>2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
>3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA 1900/2100MHz
>4G:FDD-LTE(B3/B7) TDD-LTE(B38/B39/B40/B41: 2555-2655MHz)
...a little help please? I am moving to Edinburgh, not sure it this makes any difference.
They won't officially release their phones and tablets in Europe because Apple would tear them a new one in the courts. East Asia doesn't really respect patents and copyright.
Really it's /g/'s paradise.
some more info.
>The SIM slots does not distinguish between main SIM card and vice SIM card, any SIM card slot can choose 4G, another SIM card support 2G, does not support CDMA network.
No. I don't even care. My android says H, H+ or 3G. Not sure if H+ is 4G but it is more than enough to find my way on google maps, send emails and browse 4chan.
H+ is basically 3G on steroids, it's still 3G but faster
Honestly if you don't crave or have a use for 4G I wouldn't worry about it, and it means you can use any network on the redmi 2 pro
I read that it doesn't support the UK on the first time setup process or something and you have to input another country. Does that causes any problems with language inputs, english fonts on menus/icons etc?
Polycarbonate has higher tensile strength flexibility and durability than aluminum.
Companies use aluminum because its cheaper not because its more durable. Even the highest grade aluminums are not as good as a quality polycarbonate plastic.
Well thanks anon. I honestly thought it was another bloated version, but I haven't used android in a while actually. I now have the Lumia 925, which was driving me nuts for the past year. I previously used Galaxy Nexus though. By the way, how much Android improved since Kitkat?