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  Reply # 2110471 18-Oct-2018 13:04
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“What this will mean for Kiwi consumers is the ability to purchase a Mi mobile phone like the Redmi Note 5 which has similar specifications to a $1400 competing model on the market already - but selling for around 70% less,” he says.

 

 

With no B28 support or NFC on the Redmi Note 5 I'd be interested to know what $1400 phone he's referring to.

 

Shame - I loved my Redmi 3 but the lack of those two features on all but a few of their phones meant I jumped ship.


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  Reply # 2110520 18-Oct-2018 15:02
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I ordered in one of their 360 cameras awhile back, amazing product.

 

 

 

Price was so much better than the other options and it just... works...





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  Reply # 2110606 18-Oct-2018 18:01
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premiumtouring:

 

freitasm:
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I wonder if this will include official support for their lifestyle and home automation items.. like their tv's, lights and sensors.. or if it'll just be phones and tablets.

 



Did you read the post or just the subject? Second paragraph could not be clearer.

 

I read the post.. can you point out where it states those items will included and available on launch? Every flag ship consumer electronic store in NZ is always 1/10th the experience you'd expect anywhere else in the world. 

 

 

I agree the wording is not clear. I have talked to their PR agency and they will have those items here in store. About 80% of the total range will be represented.





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  Reply # 2110609 18-Oct-2018 18:05
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I'm guessing they will have the Xiaomi M365 scooters

 

Just ordered one from Containerdoor due to arrive in December - after the shop opens - but will be interesting to see what they will be priced at.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2110639 18-Oct-2018 19:50
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Excellent news. Have several of their products (phones, mi box, chargers, cables etc) - great performers - very good quality - excellent value.

 

Will def check the store out esp re stuff that doesn't currently ship here eg. scooters, tvs etc.


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  Reply # 2110704 18-Oct-2018 22:04
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/news/1468/Mi-Store-Coming-to-New-Zealand

 

We are proud to announce that we are the authorised retail partner for New Zealand.

 

From early next month you will be able to shop the impressive range of Mi products from their new retail store in the southern end of Auckland’s Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.

 

I'm not quite sure if I'm interpreting this correctly, but does this mean that this new "authorised Mi Store" is still PB warranty and logistics in the end?


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  Reply # 2110889 19-Oct-2018 11:36
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Great news! I would say I'm a Mi Fan and have quite a few of their products. I only bought the induction rice cooker and bathroom scales the last month aswell. Oh well...

 

I'm interested in getting the Xiaomi QiCYCLE EF-1 and Mi Mix 3.


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  Reply # 2110924 19-Oct-2018 11:51
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My daily driver is a Mi Mix 2S and it's a very nice phone. Had the Mi 5s before that. Xiaomi make solid phones at good prices. 


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  Reply # 2110996 19-Oct-2018 14:30
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Hopefully we will see the MiBooks stocked locally


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  Reply # 2111837 21-Oct-2018 13:07
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msreef:

My daily driver is a Mi Mix 2S and it's a very nice phone. Had the Mi 5s before that. Xiaomi make solid phones at good prices. 



Looking forward to the on-screen finger print reader in Mi Mix 3!

Rocking mi mix 2 my self and absolutely excellent value for the price, flagship performance at 60% the price.

Would also be very interested in their "Roomba"s pricings.

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  Reply # 2114038 25-Oct-2018 19:47
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I see that the Redmi Note 6 Pro has band 28 so I guess they will be selling it here.








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  Reply # 2114097 25-Oct-2018 21:22
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c0ld:

 

 

“What this will mean for Kiwi consumers is the ability to purchase a Mi mobile phone like the Redmi Note 5 which has similar specifications to a $1400 competing model on the market already - but selling for around 70% less,” he says.

 

 

With no B28 support or NFC on the Redmi Note 5 I'd be interested to know what $1400 phone he's referring to.

 

Shame - I loved my Redmi 3 but the lack of those two features on all but a few of their phones meant I jumped ship.

 

 

These two reasons are why I've avoided picking up a Xiaomi phone recently.  I see them opening a store a great opportunity to feed back to them that they need to support these features. That said; the lack of NFC has really got me thinking about whether I really need it.  I do, on occasion, use my phone to pay for things.  I could manage without that I think.


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  Reply # 2114112 25-Oct-2018 21:37
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sailedpeep:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/news/1468/Mi-Store-Coming-to-New-Zealand

 

We are proud to announce that we are the authorised retail partner for New Zealand.

 

From early next month you will be able to shop the impressive range of Mi products from their new retail store in the southern end of Auckland’s Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.

 

I'm not quite sure if I'm interpreting this correctly, but does this mean that this new "authorised Mi Store" is still PB warranty and logistics in the end?

 

 

 

 

I assume judging by the WHOIS on the mi-store.co.nz domain, it's going to be all PB, just a PB that only sells Mi Products...

 






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  Reply # 2114678 26-Oct-2018 20:15
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solaybro:

 

I see that the Redmi Note 6 Pro has band 28 so I guess they will be selling it here.

 

 

Where did you see that? The Redmi 6 has band 28, but I can't find a Redmi Note 6 version with it (Pro or otherwise). I do know that the Taiwan/Mexican variant of the Redmi Note 5 had b28 while the Global didn't, but it wasn't easy to get, so you might be seeing a similar Note 6 version I haven't found.


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  Reply # 2114688 26-Oct-2018 20:31
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tieke:

 

Where did you see that? The Redmi 6 has band 28, but I can't find a Redmi Note 6 version with it (Pro or otherwise). I do know that the Taiwan/Mexican variant of the Redmi Note 5 had b28 while the Global didn't, but it wasn't easy to get, so you might be seeing a similar Note 6 version I haven't found.

 

 

 

 

https://www.mi.com/en/redmi-note-6-pro/specs/








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