Question Global Version Vs Chinese Flased with global

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Parkourhaderatt

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I need a new phone ASAP as my phone died, I am waiting for a month for the global version but nothing comes out.
I was wondering what are the differences between global version to the Chinese version flashed with a global rom.

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dj_aj

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Basically, 2 main differences:
1) Global ROM vs China ROM: Global ROM supports more languages whereas the China ROM has fewer (English is supported).
2) 4G/5G Bands: Global version of the phone supports more bands than the China version.

Hope that helps!
 
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jmikepr

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Info about bands isn't true.
Both version of phone - CN and Global/European - are hardware equal / identical.
I don't think that's true. I've flashed Global, EU and China ROM on my China model.

I've yet to see band 66 being used. With my Pixel 4 XL that was the main band I used at my house. If China had band 66 like global does I would have seen it by now.

It still works fine without it though. Maybe it's a firmware modem thing with band support and not hardware but either way. China model will not get the same bands.
 
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The China version doesn’t have the same bands. Also the firmware is different and you will get the odd glitches with your apps & some apps/services won’t work properly.

The global is out very soon across U.K. & Europe.
 
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pafc66

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The China version doesn’t have the same bands. Also the firmware is different and you will get the odd glitches with your apps & some apps/services won’t work properly.

The global is out very soon across U.K. & Europe.
There's no glitches whatsoever in the CH rom. The CH rom is more optimised anyway. You just need to fiddle around with some notification settings
 
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Can anyone confirm if Google Pay, Banking Apps and Pokémon GO will work with the Global ROM on CN phone from alibabab? (I am assuming no since the bootloader is most likely unlocked?)
 
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xchatter

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There's no glitches whatsoever in the CH rom. The CH rom is more optimised anyway. You just need to fiddle around with some notification settings
You are totally right. Also the battery life will always be better on CH roms. The global versions just seem better for some people because users don't put the effort to understand MIUI settings. Global roms just leave some MIUI options at predefined values so that users don't have to tackle with them but battery takes a hit.
 
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tusenkonstnar

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I used to try to stay on the China ROM on my Mi 10 Ultra but there where many apps that was impossible to get to work as they should. For example work-applications that is protected under "intune".
China-ROM closed them down even if I choosed NOT to have them "optimized" etc.... It was so bad that I could not use the phone for work at all.

After flashing Xiaomi.eu it has been working decent.
 
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speedtripler

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so whats the main diffrences ?
Chinese is cheap because it is packed full of services they can monetize BUT ONLY in china

search engines, shopping sites, payment apps and gateways,cloud storage, games and paid themes etc

They can sell the phones nearly at cost price and make their profit on the user over the lifetime of the device

Global costs about $500 more because they can't make money from all those other streams of revenue , so they need to make their money from the hardware sale alone

The hardware is identical tho....

Buy the Chinese 12/512 if you can get one cheap and flash the global or Eu ROM yourself is optimal
 

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You are totally right. Also the battery life will always be better on CH roms. The global versions just seem better for some people because users don't put the effort to understand MIUI settings. Global roms just leave some MIUI options at predefined values so that users don't have to tackle with them but battery takes a hit.
What are these options you are talking about?
 

PanNet

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Info about bands isn't true.
Both version of phone - CN and Global/European - are hardware equal / identical.
Do not write stupid things if you do not know for sure. Identical hardware does not mean you can transfer CN version to Global. How do you think the global version is much more expensive than CN one? The problem is you can install Global Version of ROM to CN version but you DO NOT change Bands supported by both Versions.
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Nuclear Blast

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Do not write stupid things if you do not know for sure. Identical hardware does not mean you can transfer CN version to Global. How do you think the global version is much more expensive than CN one? The problem is you can install Global Version of ROM to CN version but you DO NOT change Bands supported by both Versions.
Regards
You are not right, and you wrote fake info, that will be able to put someone on the wrong way.
But - it's your chiice
 

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    Info about bands isn't true.
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    Info about bands isn't true.
    Both version of phone - CN and Global/European - are hardware equal / identical.
    Do not write stupid things if you do not know for sure. Identical hardware does not mean you can transfer CN version to Global. How do you think the global version is much more expensive than CN one? The problem is you can install Global Version of ROM to CN version but you DO NOT change Bands supported by both Versions.
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    I need a new phone ASAP as my phone died, I am waiting for a month for the global version but nothing comes out.
    I was wondering what are the differences between global version to the Chinese version flashed with a global rom.

    Thanks!
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    Basically, 2 main differences:
    1) Global ROM vs China ROM: Global ROM supports more languages whereas the China ROM has fewer (English is supported).
    2) 4G/5G Bands: Global version of the phone supports more bands than the China version.

    Hope that helps!
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    The China version doesn’t have the same bands. Also the firmware is different and you will get the odd glitches with your apps & some apps/services won’t work properly.

    The global is out very soon across U.K. & Europe.
    The China Version has all Bands.. Please .. Thats Fact....