Mr Grumpy, 09 Nov 2018No need to buy from outside the EU, plenty of retailers selling official Global version Xiaomi... moreelobalcentral ship from within EU so no customs and are Global Rom. You can get the 64GB Poco F1 for around £250 delivered and the official store its £330...
No need to buy from outside the EU, plenty of retailers selling official Global version Xiaomi phones across Europe so no import or customs. Identical to what Xiaomi UK are selling but without the massive markup.
Mr Grumpy, 09 Nov 2018I like Xiaomi but the mobiles are hideously overpriced on their website. Why buy an A2 Lite fo... moreI agree with you, I would rather buy from overseas retailers.
However, don't forget the 20% VAT + cost of doing business[warehousing, staff, posting etc...].
Just the VAT alone £120x1.20% = £144 ...
Xiaomi tell me why this partiality you guys Always kept away good product like Mi8 MiMix 2s from India
Give the incomplete device like Poco F1
Poor version of Note 5 pro
India receive f2.2 and other country f1.9 aperture
tell me why ???
Of course they would be more expensive here, things like import duties and having to honour warranties add to the cost, plus VAT has to be tacked on as well.
Anyone thinking it would be as cheap as buying from China is deluded, and that is not Xiaomi's fault.
Personally, given I have only ever needed the warranty on a phone once, I was happy to take the risk and save money by buying from China, but other's might want a warranty and are willing to pay more.
I like Xiaomi but the mobiles are hideously overpriced on their website. Why buy an A2 Lite for GBP £170 when you can buy the same global version new for GBP £120 from other retailers?
Have Xiaomi even heard of exchange rates of have they just replaced the dollar sign with a pound sign?
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is coming to the UK and as been announced by Xiaomi and there is a possibility that the black shark 2 will also follow.
Andy , 08 Nov 2018They're gonna flop with those prices. Ripping the UK off. Honor have better value phones acros... moreLol, Redmi Note 6 Pro is 170$ not 250£
But yes Honor 8x is better(it looks nicer) phone. And have smaller notch.
Andy , 08 Nov 2018Xiaomi will only be sold on contract by Three at least for now, they are not on EE. Also the P... moreSecond this Andy although I think they were talking about customer's interest in chinese devices without enquiring about NFC... They are not on EE though as far as I can tell
AnonD-762314, 08 Nov 2018I don't think this is the case. The UK has a huge market for budget smartphones and not everyo... moreXiaomi will only be sold on contract by Three at least for now, they are not on EE. Also the P20 pro and Mate 20 both definitely do have NFC. You might wanna fact check the validity of your point before you make it
Andy , 08 Nov 2018Honor phones are officially sold here, they have their own UK versions normally the only diffe... moreI don't think this is the case. The UK has a huge market for budget smartphones and not everyone cares about contactless payments or NFC - Xiaomi are selling through the company I work for (3rd party) on EE and Three and we've received a lot of interest due to free gifts etc.
I think their packages like the Smartwatch/Mi 8/Tablet bundles etc will sell like hotcakes. I cannot remember the last time a customer called me to enquire whether or not their handset had NFC in this year alone - Huawei's P20 Pro and Mate 20 have been a huge success for us without it.
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2018Huawei?!? Ha ha ha ... I thought Honor brand is for the asian market. Are the sellers importi... moreHonor phones are officially sold here, they have their own UK versions normally the only difference is that the UK versions have NFC which it seems all Xiaomi phones under £400 will lack and people here aren't gonna pay £330 for the Pocophone if it doesn't have NFC. It's a standard feature here, people will expect it especially for phones over £130