well, there are 2 versions:
TD-SCDMA: used only in China (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TD-SCDMA)
W-CDMA (aka international 3G): used in other countries
If your Xiaomi Hongmi doesn't work with 3G, it is most likely that you own the one intended to be sold only in China.
jeff, 11 May 2014jefff bought the phone the other day... im very disappointed with this device.. everything wor... moreMany copy's of this phone on the market
probably you bought a fake.
This phone handle all and is at the same level as Samsung s3.
I own it so I know what I discuss. peace
jefff bought the phone the other day... im very disappointed with this device.. everything works fine except 3g.... it does not work with 3g !!!! ill return the phone....
does any one have red rice 1s? the upgraded version wth MSM8226 1.2 ghz qualcom processor?
i want to know its benchmark score of quadrant standard
Franky, 08 May 2014I just bought hongmi a fews day ago from china, that's no 3G in malaysia. So what can I do?its... moreyou can't update version to get 3g. china version didnt support 3g malaysia. singapore version yes.
I just bought hongmi a fews day ago from china, that's no 3G in malaysia. So what can I do?its possible to upgrade any version then get 3G service?
If you paid less than $200 USD it may be fake. If you want to buy a genuine Xiaomi phone, I recommend this website: http://www.vaultgadgets.net/en/cell-phones/smartphones/original-xiaomi-redmi-black-android-4-2-quad-core-rom-4gb-ram-1gb-4-7-inch-ips-capacitive-screen.html
Potential buyers should be aware that Hongmi Note (previously speculated to be called Hongmi 2) has been released in China. It's supply is still very limited even in China. It has an impressive Octa-core and its price (standard version, Octa-core 1.4GHz) is same as Hongmi at its first launch (RMB799). Many potential buyers of Hongmi are waiting and wish to buy Hongmi Note instead once available.
English version of the official website in case anyone interested. http://www.mi.com/en
AnonD-256113, 20 Apr 2014I just bought two sets in Canton. Only 112/set.Hongmi official selling price is RMB 699 (reduced from 799 recently). If you paid less than that it may be fake.
koniac, 03 May 2014can i use this phone in india????????If you wish to use Hongmi outside China, I would suggest buying the Hongmi 'Hong Kong' version which has less restrictions than the China version. Hongmi 'HK' version allows 3G (all HK sim card, not sure about India but probably the same) and also fully support Google Play store (Yes, China version doesn't have that!)
Hongmi 'HK' version is also limited in supply but you can buy easily at HKD 1100 to 1200 at most phone shops. (Selling price from official website is HKD999)
I am not 100% sure but if you wish to use this phone in India, you may consider choosing the 'hong kong' version Hongmi, which support HK 3G (probably India as well) as well as google play store (restricted in china version).
AnonD-256113, 20 Apr 2014I just bought two sets in Canton. Only 112/set.prob fakes.
AnonD-256113, 20 Apr 2014I just bought two sets in Canton. Only 112/set.Can u use 3g in indian networks?
AnonD-217776, 23 Dec 2013Hongmi was first introduced in Mainland China with GSM & TD-SCDMA (1900/2100MHz) version f... moreWow! It is a good piece of info for N.A consumers . I am about to ask my bro to buy it fr me in HK. You've saved my fay, pal. Tkx.
Hi, I would like to know that how much the 4GB ROM is actually usable...??
Eg. Sony Z1 compact is 16GB but only around 12GB is usable etc.
masu, 05 Apr 2014can it's use in bangladesh?you need to check the frequencies in your cellular provider - can you do that?