Bought a Xiaomi Redmi 3 in China.
Phone is alright in China but whe I am home in the US it becomes very limited. All Apps are Chinese and it is next to impnossible to download western apps. If nevertheless you are successful in downloading Googleplay eventually you will wake up one morning with your western apps disabled automatically.
So don't expect a Xiaomi purchased in China to perform well outside of China.
This phone is okay to me but ram is only 1GB only authorwise i like this phone
 Android OS , v 5.0 is not true.... is android 4.4.4 (Kitkat)...N only for chaina....thanks...
Dont buy this phone, Laggy, Battery life not even 6 hours, here is why normal usage of social apps such as Wechat, Whatsapp, or Normal Internet browsing with no videos sets you at 5' hours top.
If you used for game or videos or even music plus social apps gets you top maybe 3 hours.
Gets over heated easily, blacks out, freezes on you at some points and dont even try to go out to another country with it for example Korea, Japan or Hongkong it wont recognize other Sim Cards even if the info says it does. Oh yes and WIFI not connecting at some times even free hotspots on those countries I mention before.
and I had it less than 4 months well cared original from Xiaomi Store, better buy another phone dont waste your money on this crap.
is this good phone? tell me friends what are the issues in it.. i want to buy a xiaomi phone.. im in sri lanka
Hi, I'm a Mobile xiaomi redmi 2a
eror ussd code
But I did not benefit from the site of RAM
my country is Iran
This set is designed for China only. For people from outside China it is strongly recommended not to buy this one. I am currently using this in Bangladesh and having the following problems:
1. They don't have a Global ROM for this model.
(You can check my post in their forumhttp://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=129767)
2. USSD codes are not working, though I have updated this one in the latest version.
(You can check my post in their forum http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=130167). During that time I used MIUI V220.127.116.11. KHLCNCD and now I am using MIUI V18.104.22.168. KHLCNCK. Still the problem persists. In most of the countries there are several USSD code based services from mobile operators, so if you are using this set certainly you are not going to use those services any more.
So think twice before purchase.
IMPORTANT -- There are no Custom Roms agailable as of 2016-01-01 -- IMPORTANT
The good thing is, there IS an official Developer Rom available, that you really NEED to install if you want to use it in ANY other Country than China. (Link and Instruction here: http://en.miui.com/thread-142581-1-1.html)
After you have used the Developer Rom, you should install this Apk: http://en.miui.com/thread-3998-1-1.html ... With it you get Playstore and most other used Google Apps on your Phone.
All in all was I able to remove nearly Every Chinese App from the Phone. Keyword was replaced with Swiftkey, but properbly any other virtual Keyboard App will work too. Only reason was to remove the language change that was still pesent in the default Keyboard.
The last remnant that I have seen the last days is the Music App that (if you are online) offers you its ads on the first page in chinese, still looking for a solution for that.
So all in all I can say from own experience by now, that teh Cellphone IS able to be nearly completely used in English.
Some reports of heat problems I personally can not confirm. YES, it gets warm, but thats something to expect and very far from hot, furthermore I had this only encountered when using (mostly playing) over longer periods of time (30-50 minutes).
BUT, can I recommend this Phone to others? That would be a clear NO!! .. Absolutely NOT!! .. As happy as I am NOW, it took quite some time to figure everything out how to get it working the way it does now. Better take a look at the Xiaomi Redmi 2 (without A). It has got a HUGE supporting base and you will have no problems whatsoever in Modding, Customizing and Language.
miki, 16 Oct 2015phone is very bad.full of chinese apk preinstaled with rom.rom can not be changed because they... moresame here..i purchased the Xiaomi Redmi 2A , can't install any other ROM , add credit and balance checking code not working at all.
the phone is lying in my cupboard.
phone is very bad.full of chinese apk preinstaled with rom.rom can not be changed because they didnt make global version.just stupic chinese version.can not be upgraded.3g and 4g dont work in europe and 2g internet is not good.totaly freak
i m not happy with this phone. i m using it for five months and one month it was a service senter. now it took so long to recharge, and heating up while talk....