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  #2287038 1-Aug-2019 11:02
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Have bought 4 Xiaomi phones from Aliexpress (Mi2a/Mi A1/Redmi Note 7/Mi 9SE).  All phones arrived ok, the network bands of the Note 7 wasn't in line with the listing (missing b28). 


Be careful of Global ROM's vs Global versions - global ROM means the seller has installed a different ROM to give you the play store etc.  As long as it's a genuine device, you can manually flash official sofware more often than not. I would always recommend roms anyway. 


Think I used goldway for 2 of those phone purchases and the Mi Global Store for the other 2. 



Also got a Redmi Note 7 from Goldway that said it had Band 28 but didn't. Was a bit annoying but at the same time not that bothered as I use very little data anyway. Good phone apart from that.


Did have a phone go missing. Just had to wait till the expected delivery window expired then got money back no problem. NZ Post said it came in a bag of stuff that had half the stuff missing.


Would get an expensive phone locally, not that I'd get an expensive phone anyway. Daughters phone cost over $1000 and they still break just the same if you drop them on a corner...


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  #2287361 1-Aug-2019 19:53
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Bought Mi 8 Lite (it has Band 28) for my child half year ago. No issues, happy child. As a rule I always sort/search by number of orders and often select a bit more expensive seller, but having thousands of orders and 5 star ratings. Also I don't pay more than I'm willing to write off.

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