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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro or Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

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Time to get myself a new smartphone, I been looking for one with high specs and good camera but mid-price range, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro or the newer Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro have caught my attention. From what I've read online and the reviews I've watched on YT these seem like excellent phones for very reasonable prices.

Do any of you more techy guys have anything to say good or bad about the Xiaomi Redmi range?

Are there any other similar priced phones I should consider instead of Xiaomi?

And I'll be in Bangkok next week, where is the best place for me to see and buy either the Note 6 Pro or Note 7 Pro?

Thanks in advance.

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I've just bought a Vivo V15 Pro for just under 15k baht, good camera seems excellent so far.  Was also considering Oppo F11 Pro which looked decent as well.

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8 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Hard to get these phones repaired if you crack the screen or the battery fails after a year or two.

Puts me off paying more than 5k/phone, but I guess if you have money to burn they look very nice.

Yeah the battery thing concerns me, seems like pretty well all phones these days are going with unremovable batteries. I'd prefer a removable battery but it appears very few new phones have them.

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Huawei Y9 might be worth a look at 6,100bht on Lazada.

Everything the Redmi has, a bit bigger and a bit cheaper.

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3 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Huawei Y9 might be worth a look at 6,100bht on Lazada.

Everything the Redmi has, a bit bigger and a bit cheaper.

Thanks, good tip, I just looked it up and both models are very similar. I watched a YT vid comparison just now and the Redmi slightly pips the Y9 on a couple points, including camera, but I'll certainly keep it in mind and will check the Y9 out in BKK next week.

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If you do ever need to replace the battery or a broken screen of a Xiaomi phone, there's a shop called mahaphone in the Chinatown area. 

I and the wife have had Xiaomi phones for a few years now but I'm gonna move back to Samsung when this one needs updating. I find pictures in low light are not very good with Xiaomi phones and I want a waterproof phone

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Why any of them ?

The only interesting phones that I know from Xiaomi are the MI A2 because its an ANDROID ONE phone and one of the best phones from any brand for the price, and the MI MAX 3 because it's the biggest phone of any brand for the price, but sadly not Android one.

 

Any other phone is totally useless compared to these 2.

 

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8 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Hard to get these phones repaired if you crack the screen or the battery fails after a year or two.

Puts me off paying more than 5k/phone, but I guess if you have money to burn they look very nice.

 

6000 - 8000 is still ok compared to what the idiots pay for the highest specs phones, and especially knowing what these people do with a phone ! 555+

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, alien365 said:

If you do ever need to replace the battery or a broken screen of a Xiaomi phone, there's a shop called mahaphone in the Chinatown area. 

I and the wife have had Xiaomi phones for a few years now but I'm gonna move back to Samsung when this one needs updating. I find pictures in low light are not very good with Xiaomi phones and I want a waterproof phone

 

Hello, any link to Mahaphone in Chinatown ? Thanks.

 

True that screen is the only problem if cheap Xiaomi phones.

But as I cannot stand any $$hit useless bloatwares that all brands put in their phones (and that you cannot uninstall), I still prefer a cheap Xiaomi android one phone. No $$hit inside, only Android, as any phone should be if people were smart enough to understand that phone brands are paid on your a$$ to put useless applications in the phones. Nobody with a brain should accept these $$hit bloatwares.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bought the wife a Samsung A8 last Saturday at Big C Surin. 8900 baht.  Does everything she needs and take good photos with four cameras on it. 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. Was looking for the Oppo T1 but they haven't got it in yet.

Nothing to do with OP of course but I thought I'd post anyway. 

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24 minutes ago, myshem said:

 

Hello, any link to Mahaphone in Chinatown ? Thanks.

 

True that screen is the only problem if cheap Xiaomi phones.

But as I cannot stand any $$hit useless bloatwares that all brands put in their phones (and that you cannot uninstall), I still prefer a cheap Xiaomi android one phone. No $$hit inside, only Android, as any phone should be if people were smart enough to understand that phone brands are paid on your a$$ to put useless applications in the phones. Nobody with a brain should accept these $$hit bloatwares.

 

 

 

 

 

I wasn't sure about the rules relating to links so I didn't post it in my initial post. It's www.mahaphone.com If you click on 'contact us' down the left there's a map showing the location. It's up one flight of stairs with some other mobile shops.

 

Regarding bloatware, it is frustrating. I don't mind them putting it on but not allowing us to delete them definitely grinds my gears 

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Bought a Huawei nova i 2 a year ago at Lazada for just 5900 Baht and very happy with it:great specs and impressive battery for a phone in this price range. They have an upgraded more expensive model nova 3 i, which to me looks almost the same other than the higher price. So, if they are still selling the nova 2, it is still value for money. 

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14 hours ago, myshem said:

Why any of them ?

The only interesting phones that I know from Xiaomi are the MI A2 because its an ANDROID ONE phone and one of the best phones from any brand for the price, and the MI MAX 3 because it's the biggest phone of any brand for the price, but sadly not Android one.

 

Any other phone is totally useless compared to these 2.

 

Interesting reply, many thanks, is bloatware a problem with other Xiaomi phones, like the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

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Is it true that Apple opened a store in Thailand? if they did, are they planning more? 

I am not a techie so I appreciate I can walk into any Apple store or call MyApple and get free instruction/advice/tech help in the States. Yes, the phone costs a lot more.

 

My charger wouldn't plug into the phone. What the heck was the cause? Lint. The techie carefully used tweezers to remove it and warned me about the delicate interior of the port. For a person with no clue, it was great to have it "fixed" on the spot. Free. Yes, the phone is expensive.

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