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According to Kimovil the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite works on all Dtac frequencies (myself, I do not like Dtac).  Seems you got the right selection of cases and protectors.  I have no idea if you can buy from Lazada when you are in USA and want it shipped to USA.  I poked around the Lazada site but couldn't find the answer to that.  Lazada is cheaper than Aliexpress but not by much.  Aliexpress has the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite at several of their stores in all versions and colors and you can add accessories from the store you buy from.

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Xiaomi is the biggest selling phone in China and with good reason. However it's very important to buy with local customer support. Thailand post will NOT allow smartphone to be posted airmail due to l

I have a Redmi Note 5 that I like very much.  I just bought a Redmi 5 for a family member who's old 4 year old phone had died and I was impressed.  For under $100, (Lazada) a very nice phone. 5.7' dis

I want to thank the Xiaomi Official Store at Lazada for drastically raising its price for the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.  That got me searching for alternative seller's (Cool Cool, SUNSKY) and alternative pho

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I posted this in Mid-range smartphone recommendations but will also post it here, I guess there are some people who don't read BOTH threads if they are shopping for a phone.  I know there is a new thread about the Xiaomi Mi A2, which seems strange to me since that could be covered in the Mid-range topic:  I have not posted in that thread.

 

The price for the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite increased today from 6,499 baht to 8,371 baht for the 4/64 version as offered by Xiaomi Online Store at Lazada, who also radically increased their price for the 3/32 version.  The best deal at Lazada on the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is now 6,290 baht for the 3/32 version with a free Xiaomi Mi band.  Which, I suppose, is fine for people interested in the Xiaomi Mi band, but for the rest of us it is not so good, especially when compared to the offer for the 3/32 version by Xiaomi Online yesterday.  Other stores at Lazada are selling the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 4/64 for as high as 13,475 baht, which is completely ridiculous.   Jvs; if you are not amused by this change then you have company.  I was considering ordering the 4/64 version from the Xiaomi Online Store at Lazada for a friend, but not for 8,371 baht.  The good news, I think, is that it is likely that the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will be in stock at "the mall" (which mall is that?) soon; and at MBK and Pantip.

 
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A has reached Lazada, currently out of stock at the Store selling it for 3,990 baht, but it is in stock in all colors for 4,186.23 baht.  I also expect that model to be available at all the usual places soon.  It went as low as less than 3,000 baht at one point on Aliexpress; but right now buying it in Thailand would be wiser.
 
I had been singing the praises of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A for months, however yesterday the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 3/32 from the Xiaomi Online Store at Lazada for 5,399 was clearly the best deal in town for a new phone with Mid-range specification.  Today the picture isn't so clear.
 
The best price on the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 4/64 from an International seller is at SUNSKY, for 6,550.28 baht.  
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Just bought an Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro from Lazada for 3,990bht.

Comes with screen film, transparent case, car dash mount and selfie stick and 100Gb google drive for 1 year included.

My last 2 phones were 'nonames' that both suffered battery failure. Asus have a service centre at the end of my road.

 

This phone has 16MP front camera and 16MP rear camera with 2 lenses, normal and 120'.

Doesn't share a SIM and Memory slot either.

 

 

 

 

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On 7/19/2018 at 9:38 PM, Elkski said:

I may try to order a new battery and install it to get my trip pictures off adn my contact list since I have not backed up my contact list in years . 

You need 'google drive' app on your phone, uploads all your photos to google photos and is free.

You also need to enable 'google backup' on your phone, then all your apps and contacts appear on your new phone like magic.

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I went with a cheap/midrange smart phone

A moto g5 plus bought at Costco US 4 months ago. Love it. I could complain about some ergonomic aspects of it but the main thing it satisfies all of my requirements and more, for a phone. Some complain about the 2 G memory and this is an issue if you are using a lot of apps … FAR more than I do. That said I am not a mobile device aficionado.  I would much rather put serious money in Laptops, tablets and cameras. Put it on my true acct over here.

I am very happy with the purchase.

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For me, there is exactly one Huawei model which I recommend friends consider buying, the P 20 Pro.  And virtually all the other Huawei models have the weakness of IPS screen, poor audio output from a single down firing speaker, and no Optical image stabilization on the camera, which makes the pixel resolution irrelevant if you get motion blur.  The Huawei P 20 Pro is listed for a good price at Lazada, which means you can avoid the International sellers.  A Word of caution about buying the P 20 Pro from Lazada. a shop called "i-Smart Shop" lists it for 19,790 baht, and if you buy from that link you will get the Huawei P 20.  So many people on Lazada have complained about this and yet i-Smart Shop continues with the false listing.  
 
I believe Superiphone Shop at Lazada actually sells the P 20 Pro where they list the P 20 Pro (for 22,700 baht), but I am not certain of this.  The P 20 Pro has stereo speakers and in my opinion (which is not shared by most review sites) the best camera available today.
 
For me the Huawei Nova 3 has the classic Huawei faults.  A single down firing speaker with expected poor audio output.  I do not see where the camera has Optical Image stabilization.  The screen is huge (6.3 in) considering the body width of 73.7 mm, but it is IPS not Super AMOLED.  It is very light for such a good sized battery (3750 mAh).  I won't criticize the aged Kirin 970 GT processor based on performance (however gsmarena sure did) as I think an Antutu score of 213,380 is plenty fast enough for any non gamer.  Gsmarena also was not amused that the "fast charging" brought the phone from 0 to only 25 % in the first 30 minutes and 55% in the first hour.  This is pretty slow by today's standards.
 
The Huawei Nova 3 is not yet available at Lazada.  If you venture to Aliexpress it's 14,305 baht.  For that you are getting poor audio output, a camera which might not have OIS, and a phone which charges fairly slowly.  Not my cup of tea.
 
 
 
 
Not to be a broken troll, er, record.  But doesn't the Meizu 16th stand up well vs the two Huawei's here.  It's about the same price as the Nova 3 and a lot cheaper than the P 20 Pro.
 
I enjoyed Murakami's Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (spend your money on things money can buy.  Spend your time on the things money can't buy).  My favorite Murakami is "A wild Sheep Chase" and the last Murakami I will read was 1Q84; too violent and the same stuff over and over.  But I did enjoy the many books I read by him.
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I visited gsmarena just now and saw that they have posted their review of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.  The review exceeded my expectations.  Audio output, always a big unknown on new phones, was 70.6 dB max voice and 86.1 dB for ringing phone; and was described as "rich and clean"; nice.  The display, which was not good on it's cousin, the Xiaomi Mi A2, was given high marks, and it was given stellar marks for battery performance.

 

I post on gsmarena using the name "daocat555", and for those interested, have posted on the Mi A2 Lite, the Meizu 15, and the Meizu 16th.

 

 

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Well I'm on Mobile fire now.  The price for the Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2/16 went down today on pretty much all Aliexpress stores.  The best price being at Xiaomi Dreamie (also the best Store name) which is $102.99 (3,427 baht).  It didn't get back to the don't snooze or you'll lose sub 3,000 baht price that it once was, but I bought one.  This is for the daughter of my housekeeper, the deal being that my housekeeper will give me 2,000 baht and I'll get a phone for her daughter when I think I have found a good one, contributing anything in excess of 2,000, if needed, to purchase the phone.

 

I considered the Leagoo S9 which is not that much more expensive from SUNSKY, and has way better specifications, but decided that Xiaomi quality and reputation for audio would win out, and the newly posted review of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite on gsmarena had me in a very pro-Xiaomi mood.

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On 7/11/2018 at 7:43 PM, Elkski said:

I really had a price range in my mind of up to 10,000 baht.   I mean all the phones they try to see you at Verizon stores are like 700 USD it 20,000+ baht.  With 2 yr agreement.     So I'm stoked that you can get a good phone for 120$ USD on Amazon.  I would have thought 3-8000 baht was low price range, 8,000-12,000 mid range.  

Might be too late now but AIS have the Xiaomi Mi 8 for 10,000 if you have post paid with them.  Regular price from Xiaomi Thailand 18,000.  Great device.

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Today the price decreased at Aliexpress for the Meizu 15, down to 10,343 baht for the blue color.
 
 
When you consider the sound,camera, screen, and speed of this mobile it could be arguably the best value for the baht phone available today.
 
Nyezhov; add a soft case for 199 baht and you'd be good to go.
 
 
Yeah, it's 543 baht over your 10,000 baht ceiling.  And there is some wait to get the phone when ordering from Aliexpress (by your post about a SIM card it seems you might be going Stateside at some time?).  So maybe this doesn't work for you?  Also don't you have a mule bring in a Moto G6 Play?  That's a fine mobile in every respect except it's Antutu score of 47,963.  Would you notice that much of a difference when using the G6 Play compared to the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite which has a 76,500 Antutu score?  Well not to talk on the phone but for sure for gaming and probably for videos, multi-tasking, and switching applications. It depends what you use the phone for.  The Meizu 15's Antutu score of 134,170 is pretty much high enough for anything except hard core gaming.  For gaming consider the Meizu 16th which has an Antutu score of 291.185; about the highest of any phone available today.
 
Xiaomi; Meizu; yeah I like those two brands, but I also think that Asus and Huawei tend to offer good value.
 
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Samsung galaxy j6 with 3gb ram at 4995 baht is a great phone for that money.  A light not so big phone with long battery life. 

Dual sim With seperately sd slot.

 

Samsung been in the game a long time and their software well designed. 

 

Otherwise I'm an Xperia Sony fan, but using old z1 compact.  Best small phone. 

 

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stud858; I have written about the Samsung Galaxy J6 in this topic and I think it's a great phone.  It's currently 4,790 baht at one Lazada Store available in that nice Samsung Purple Color   That has me thinking that I could have bought that for my housekeeper's daughter.  It is surely a much better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi 6A which I did buy.  But that would have meant me kicking in 2,790 baht out of pocket; just a bit too much but certainly tempting as I look at the J6 specifications; quite a phone for the money.
 
I can happily say that the Xiaomi Dreami Store at Aliexpress lived up to its name so far, they just shipped my order to me, 26 hours after I bought it, a record for me for Aliexpress.  I just wish Hong Kong SKYWAY would take a cue from them and ship my Meizu 16th which I ordered on August 9'th.
 
Ceciclia Garcia; nice to see a new member here and I agree entirely with your first post.  
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LomSak27; can I give you a gentle push to buy a new mobile?  I don't have a lot of money myself and I also like Laptops and cameras; though I have never bought a tablet.

 

If you are interested check my profile and go to my post on my Laptop set up which I'm proud of.  I haven't posted in photography yet, as my Nikon D90 with Sigma 35/1.4 and Nikon 135/2.0 are still sitting un-used in the suitcase they arrived in, oh, those many months ago, but taking some shots and posting in photography is on my "to do" list.  I bought the camera body at MBK quite a while ago, the Nikon 135/2.0, used, at the same time, and then added the 35/1.4, so I only have two lenses.  

 

These days I guess I would buy a camera kit online if I did buy a camera kit.  Pre-online shopping it was fun to surf the Malls and interact with the salespeople.  Okay, stud858 brought up the Samsung Galaxy J6 2018.  I just bought the last one available at Lazada in Purple for 4,790 baht, not for me, but for someone who I haven't chosen yet, and just on general principles.  So the bad news for you, LomSak27, is that you will need to pay 4,912 baht if you want one in purple.

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/samsung-galaxy-j6-2018-ram3rom32-1-i237097982-s363665156.html?

 

I have provided the link to Lazada to ease your shopping, the store has a 82% positive seller rating with 4+ years at Lazada, so those are good marks for that store, IT Hut.

 

For the SIM card for this mobile, which will most likely go to, how to say this politically correctly, ah, my next personal service provider with talent, I choose the AIS prepaid Net Marathon 1 mbps/12 months, which I bought online.  That's a fun SIM with free calls to AIS for one hour for one year and unlimited 1 mbps net for one year.  When bought online you get a selection of phone numbers to choose from, and I find it fun to select a "lucky" phone number, or at the very least a phone number which is easy to remember.

 

 

 

 

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