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contract about to expire...looking for best new options and need suggestions / advice.

Mr. Friendly

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AliExpress has some good prices on the top end 8 Pro...$220 US for the 6GB 128GB model...$0.68 shipping (LoL) but the lead time for delivery is insane, 20 - 50 days, from a seller that says they are the 'official' Xaomi store on AliE.

this one comes with the Helios P90T chipset, which is just a hair slower than the 720G the newer models from RedMi and Samsung come with, but at a MUCH higher price that doesn't really warranty it, unless you want the 256GB option now offered, at least for RedMi.
 

sswilson

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Yeah, and I wouldn't count on the 20-50 day shipping time to be accurate in this trade/shipping climate. If you really want it from aliexpress you're probably going to want to choose a better shipping method than the default one.
 

JD

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MIUI (Xiaomi's skin of Android) is a bit on the bloated side and usually borrows some iPhone design elements. I think most of it can be removed/disabled though. Generally there's pretty decent 3rd party ROM support too, so you could potentially wipe it and have clean Android.

The Xiaomi subreddit used to list suggested AliExpress sellers but it seems they no longer do.
 
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