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Xiaomi Mi 8 6.21 Inch 4G LTE Smartphone Snapdragon 845 6GB 64GB White $361 + Free Shipping $361.18

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JoyBuy has the Xiaomi Mi 8 6.21 Inch 4G LTE Smartphone Snapdragon 845 6GB 64GB White for $361.18 USD Free Shipping


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NOTE: Seems to have all US LTE GSM bands except for the new Tmo Band 71.

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I'm using this on T-Mobile and the data part seems to be working fine. The phone is showing LTE.
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I bought this deal and this is my experience so far:
  • Received the phone relatively quick, around 20 days from the day I ordered it.
  • The phone that I received were brand new, sealed with all the plastic and what not.
  • The phone don't have any google application, so you need to find google installer on xiaomi app store.
  • The phone have specific download accelerator (Xunlei), I need to disable it to allow me to download app from the app store.
  • Sliding all the way to the left will reveal some stuff written in Chinese (I can't read Chinese).
  • Default search will be in Chinese. You eventually can add google search widget to your phone, but the default will still using the existing search.
  • I can't get Google assistant to work, so no "OK Google".
  • I can't get Google Pay to work with the China ROM.
The only problem is the phone is loaded with official China ROM unlike what the listing says. So I have two options:
  • Maybe contact JoyBuy and try to return it.
  • Try to load the global ROM.
I think returning will means I will need to cover the shipping and restocking fees. So, I'm trying to load the global ROM on my own. Here comes the complicated part:
  • In order to load global ROM, Xiaomi is enforcing wait time of 720h (1 month and someone is reporting 1440h recently). Google "unlock bootloader xiaomi 720h". I think this is ridiculous amount of wait times.
  • If you succeed in waiting for that long, then you can load global ROM, but you can't lock the bootloader again. Locking the bootloader again will means you're bricking your phone (based on answer I get from xiaomi's official forum). So you will be out of luck with using Google Pay with NFC I think.
I kinda regretting it a bit. I should've done a bit more research about the phone. The waiting part and the inability to lock bootloader again is discouraging me to get another Xiaomi in the future.
Install magisk to fix some issues.
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Install magisk to fix some issues.
Yeah, that's in plan too eventually after the 720 hours wait time. For now, I can only wait.

For everyone getting China ROM and planning to unlock the bootloader, remember to create Xiaomi account and bind it to your phone to ensure the counter is going down.
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Looks I will never get it.
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For everyone getting China ROM and planning to unlock the bootloader, remember to create Xiaomi account and bind it to your phone to ensure the counter is going down.
If the phone is already bootloader unlocked with global ROM, will we be able to associate Xiaomi account and bind it?

And, what is the counter that you are talking about?

I am getting the phone with global ROM and bootloader unlocked from AE. For $350, this is a stellar deal and mind-blowing considering that all the other flagships sell for far above MI 8, including OP6.

DXOMark is 99 and beats almost all the so-called flagships! Just can't believe that they are selling for such a low price. Xiaomi is in an another level, IMHO!
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If the phone is already bootloader unlocked with global ROM, will we be able to associate Xiaomi account and bind it?

And, what is the counter that you are talking about?

I am getting the phone with global ROM and bootloader unlocked from AE. For $350, this is a stellar deal and mind-blowing considering that all the other flagships sell for far above MI 8, including OP6.

DXOMark is 99 and beats almost all the so-called flagships! Just can't believe that they are selling for such a low price. Xiaomi is in an another level, IMHO!
When you order it?
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When you order it?
I ordered it on August 27 from MI Store in AliExpress and should come to me in 2 weeks. They shipped it yesterday by DHL.
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I ordered it on August 27 from MI Store in AliExpress and should come to me in 2 weeks. They shipped it yesterday by DHL.
Thanks, good luck.
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Finally arrived after 45 days... Too bad I already bought an iPhone
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Finally arrived after 45 days... Too bad I already bought an iPhone
The same here, waited 45 days.
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Finally arrived after 45 days... Too bad I already bought an iPhone
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The same here, waited 45 days.
Let me know if anyone does not need it anymore, I can get it...
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It's $350 now but another 45 day wait? Smilie
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