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    Xiaomi Red Rice

    Hi There

    been looking at this phone previously only for china market but i see here:

    Xiaomi hongmi (Red Rice) WCDMA version Android 4.2 MTK6589T Quad Core 1.5GHz 1G 4G 1280 × 720 4.7 Inch IPS Screen Multi-Language Smartphone Red - Wholesale Electronics on AntElife.com

    it's listed as 900/2100mhz for 3G:

    Network type: GSM+WCDMA
    Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 900/2100MHz
    WIFI: 802.11b/g wireless internet

    So, should this work in UK for 3G or am I being stupid?

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    What network are you going to use it on? They have different frequencies.

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    I thought all UK 3G networks work at 2,100MHz?


    Sources: kenstechtips.com/index.php/using-your-non-uk-cellphonemobile-phone-in-the-uk & Wikipedia
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    Moving to correct forum.

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    No GPS on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    No GPS on there?
    It definitely has GPS.


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    i'm on tesco so o2 I guess:


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    I'm waiting on the latest MediaTek chipset to hit phones later this summer: Why MediaTek's MT6595 processor will result in a sub £200 iPhone rival - PC Advisor
    Could be a game changer for high spec/low cost handsets.

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    beastly!

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    well took the plunge and bought one, will see how it fairs.

    i see there's already some octocores availalbe - not sure if wcdma though.

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    Well got it through yesterday and it's all good. 3G is H+ and wifi working, got play store installed and everything's good. Not bad for £119 all in.
    Scores 16758 on antutu x which is about the same overall score as a nexus 4 or just under an S3.

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    How's the GPS? And can you post Pics?
    *Big Chinese phone fan me and have brought two so far, however with the new Mediatak 4G SOC that is due in a few months we should be getting very nice affordable smartphones in the UK too. That and better quality control. I've not had a duff one yet, but quite a few have.

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    not problem, will see what i can do in an mo

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    So here are some photos n video.
    IMG_0471.jpg
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    IMG_0473.jpg

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    Upon using for a bit and why I've bought a case for it is that the camera protrudes and would get stratched eventually. And the back is a bit plasticy, and cheap a bit like a dell inspirion laptop! But the price reflects this and is no different to many other phones. Still cant decide if it has corning gorilla glass, seems to be plastic if i tap it but have no comparision really to be sure.



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