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    EGlobal have this at the moment for $A269, with postage of $30.38 insured or $A25 not. Total of $A299.38 ihsured. They promise dispatch in 3 to 5 working days and delivery 3 to 5 working days from dispatch. Maximum delivery time of 14 days from order, though I doubt there is any recourse if they don't meet this. @sail. Makes your purchase at $A281.56 look pretty good, though their now price of $A343.35 pretty awful.



    I'm thinking about this as a spare phone and a data one. I'm currently using a Huawei Note 7 as my main phone and a Samsung Note III as a spare data phone. No guarantees of course but this post of oceanbay's on the Note 4 has got me thinking:

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    Just noted it is 10gms lighter than the Redmi Note 4

    XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version

    Dimensions and Weight
    Product size: 15.54 x 7.58 x 0.73 cm / 6.12 x 2.98 x 0.29 inches
    Package size: 25.00 x 22.00 x 5.50 cm / 9.84 x 8.66 x 2.17 inches
    Product weight: 0.1650 kg
    Package weight: 0.3870 kg

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 4G Phablet Global Version

    Dimensions and Weight
    Product size: 15.10 x 7.60 x 0.84 cm / 5.94 x 2.99 x 0.33 inches
    Package size: 18.00 x 12.00 x 6.00 cm / 7.09 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
    Product weight: 0.1750 kg
    Package weight: 0.4060 k

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB44 View Post
    EGlobal have this at the moment for $A269, with postage of $30.38 insured or $A25 not. Total of $A299.38 ihsured. They promise dispatch in 3 to 5 working days and delivery 3 to 5 working days from dispatch. Maximum delivery time of 14 days from order, though I doubt there is any recourse if they don't meet this. @sail. Makes your purchase at $A281.56 look pretty good, though their now price of $A343.35 pretty awful.


    3-5 working days delivery from time of dispatch - But that can be as in Gearbest price today, Dispatch: Ships between Sep 19 - Oct 2
    My first Xiaomi Note 4 took 6 days to despatch and with normal shipping 11 days to arrive. I reckon the A1 might take a bit longer to despatch from most dealers.

    I'm thinking about this as a spare phone and a data one. I'm currently using a Huawei Note 7 as my main phone and a Samsung Note III as a spare data phone. No guarantees of course but this post of oceanbay's on the Note 4 has got me thinking:
    Thank God I only need one phone but will now end up with a HTC M8, the Xiaomi Note 4 and now the A1

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    Ends in three days AU$263.37 at Gearbest in Rose Gold only at this price.

    XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version - ROSE GOLD
    4GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual 12.0MP Zoom Lens

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    In an ironic twist of events, the Mi 5X was demoted to a China-only phone by the time our review unit was shipped. Xiaomi decided to launch an entirely new A-series within the Google One initiative, and the Mi 5X became the Mi A1. The A1 is an identical smartphone, it just runs vanilla Android and will be available worldwide.



    Review Index...

    1. Introduction
    2. Retail package, 360-degree spin, design
    3. Display, battery life, connectivity
    4. Software
    5. Performance
    6. Telephony, loudspeaker, notable apps
    7. Multimedia, audio quality
    8. Camera
    9. Key findings, alternatives, final verdict

    Xiaomi Mi A1 (5X) specification
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    Edit: From the review...
    We always start with Geekbench and the Mi 5X processor did great, beaten only by the A72 core inside the Helio X20 chip. Which is in my current Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Helio X20) -
    1546
    Xiaomi Mi 5X - 846
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    @sail. Interesting review. Looks like the Note 4 is probably the better buy if you don't want the dual camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB44 View Post
    @sail. Interesting review. Looks like the Note 4 is probably the better buy if you don't want the dual camera.
    Yeah you could be right but I wouldn't mind the camera, 64GB and 4GB RAM of the A1

    I cannot knock my Note 4 in any way possible and do put the A1 purchase down (In reality) as another Big Boys toys.

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    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    LOL Just don't flush...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sail View Post
    LOL Just don't flush...

    What a twat, why would you do that?
    Survived better than i thought anyway
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    What a twat, why would you do that?
    The mind conjures up the thought of someone dropping their phone down the bog hole as they lean over to flush after a P One Double S. Hope their reflexes are quick enough not to flush it.

    Survived better than i thought anyway
    I must admit so was I.

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    Another more recent review...



    Still waiting for mine to be dispatched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sail View Post
    Another more recent review...



    Still waiting for mine to be dispatched.
    FINALLY

    Your order number is W1809101707635424 and we have shipped your order out today.

    XIAOMI Mi A1 4G Phablet Global Version 22695475 1 $243.09
    $0.00



    Please note that your reference number is RF48375435545G. Please keep this number safe and secure in case you need to refer to it later.

    You can use this number to check the shipping progress and location of the package on SingPost Registered. Please note that there may be an initial delay when the shipping company logs the shipment on their system before the package information appears online.

    The package should normally take 10-25 business days to arrive (approximately). However, please understand this is an estimate. The shipping speed is outside our control and is dependent on the courier company.

    .....................

    Just to note that the amount shown above is in US Dollars and not what I paid.

    This is...

    Total Cost Commodity price : 274.33 + Delivery costs: 0.48 + Insurance: 6.75
    = AUD 281.55
    Last edited by sail; 11-10-17 at 01:32 PM.

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    [QUOTE=sail;755470]FINALLY



    FINALLY YESTERDAY FELT LIKE XMAS. A couple of small eBay parcels, a new laptop and finally the new phone. Pity I felt like shit with a touch of gastro. I still have not booted the new laptop yet.

    But the phone is set up with all my apps, photos and messengers. A very easy process with Mi phones.

    I took two photos to test the optical zoom.

    I am not feeling well and hopefully be able to give more on the morrow.

    It meets all expectations and is lighter, thinner, the same width but a tad taller than the Redmi Note 4

    Stand bye for fairer weather. Sorry for the brief report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sail View Post
    Stand bye for fairer weather. Sorry for the brief report.
    Still not well but a little on this phone.

    It has been on for nearly two days now just mail, Facebook and general browsing at home. It says 80% battery left. Hopefully today new SIM will be inserted and activated. From TPG to Bendigo Bank Telco. (Worth Googling and checking rates)

    Biggest negative (For me) is the slipperiness of the black phone. Probably just me!

    The two photos below are taken from the same position to show the difference the 1x and 2x optical zoom. (Both have been resized)





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    Shame about the camera

    Looks like if you want a good or even semi decent camera, its a Samsung, iPhone, Pixel or perhaps the top end Huawei
    Last edited by oceanboy; 30-10-17 at 11:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    Shame about the camera

    Looks like if you want a good or even semi decent camera, its a Samsung, iPhone, Pixel or perhaps the top end Huawei
    A bit too early to draw such conclusions off just two pics.

    I was going to mention the good Depth of Field but then noticed I had the very old Topfield PVR remote in shot and its worn keys which could be mistaken for bad camera reproduction. I have a similar but much newer Topfield remote and may post a pic of both of them together to show what I mean.

    From 80% battery it took 33 minutes to fully charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sail View Post
    A bit too early to draw such conclusions off just two pics.

    I was going to mention the good Depth of Field but then noticed I had the very old Topfield PVR remote in shot and its worn keys which could be mistaken for bad camera reproduction. I have a similar but much newer Topfield remote and may post a pic of both of them together to show what I mean.
    Done under poor light. (Damn Melb weather)









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    Quote Originally Posted by sail View Post
    Done under poor light. (Damn Melb weather)








    Looks utterly horrible

    You've only further confirmed everyones findings!
    Last edited by oceanboy; 31-10-17 at 06:12 PM.
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