How to buy products in India from China shopping sites Gearbest, Bangood, Aliexpress

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buy products in India from China

How to buy products in India from China shopping sites Gearbest, Bangood, Aliexpress

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Sometimes you search for a product online but unfortunately, find that product is not available in India and available on other foreign shopping sites. Looking for a latest launched product but will take ages to get your hands on in India than don’t lose your hope and move forward to learn how to buy products in India from China shopping sites Gearbest, Bangood etc. Importing or buying a product from China or other countries like US was a hectic task earlier or you need to be dependent on your foreign friends and cousins to grab your favourite electronic product. But recent improvements in e-commerce, logistics, tracking and import policies have made it much easier to shop from other foreign countries.

So here we are explaining how to buy products in India from China shopping sites Gearbest, Bangood. Gearbest is the most popular Chinese sites to get the latest electronic products from popular brands like Xiaomi, SJ CAM, DJI, Huawei and lot more.

buy products in India from China

buy products in India from China

These are the following things you require before you start to buy products in India from China:

1. Actual and genuine information about the global product, warranty information, country legal import policy and import taxes.

2. Your permanent address with proper Pincode and contact number, better if you live or could place an order in metropolitan cities as delivery and tracking will be much easier compared to remote village areas.

3. Payment modes like Net banking, Debit, Credit cards, better if you do with Paypal. Cash on delivery is not available on most of the foreign shopping sites due to the cost of delivery expense.

4. Patience, one of the most important factor while shopping online from foreign sites as you have to keep an eye on product tracking information after paying for the product. Nowadays in India, you get your product within 2-3 days with Cash on Delivery options. Major e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Amazon are providing one-day delivery with their subscription services.

5. Never ever buy restricted products like drones and other small aerial products. For a complete list, you can check Restricted Items List . All these items are restricted for import in India. So before you buy, must check the restricted items list.

6. Check custom charges for importing product in India properly as you will see the country-specific local price of the product while shopping on foreign websites. You can access the customs duty calculator in the ICEGATE portal. Once you access the calculator, you will be required to enter the HS Code (CTH Code) of the good you are planning to import. Enter description within 30 characters and select the country of origin (for antidumping or preferential duty). Click on Search and you will see a list of goods that match your search criteria. Select one and you will be able to access a chart with all information related to the customs duty on the selected item. This is a dynamic chart and you can enter values to check the exact custom duty you are liable to pay.

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Steps involved in how to buy products in India from China

1.  First of all, visit a trusted and genuine shopping website and create your user account. To check the reliability of a website, first research about its reviews, order tracking, product shipment policy, payment methods and original global products.

2. Create your user account and look for deals, offers and referral bonus points to grab the best deal.

3. Change currency and country via regional settings. Add your product to the cart and verify product model, variant, specs and color etc.

4. Proceed to the cart page and choose an available shipping method based on your priority and cost involved.

5. Check and confirm your shipping address with proper contact number and pin code. For faster delivery, you can get it delivered in metro cities and get its local physical delivery.

6. Pay through your desired mode, paying via Paypal is secure and easy. Create your account at Paypal if you wish.

7. Keep tracking your product until its received safely.


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MI launches selfie phone Redmi Y1 to cash in selfie craze

After successful line up of Redmi Note series, MI couldn’t resist themselves from selfie craze among youngsters. Most offline sellers like Oppo and Vivo have captured this segment with their selfie centric smartphones. Without wasting time, Mi focussed over this space, launched selfie phone Redmi MI Y1. Y1 targets selfie and photography lovers with its budget offering. MI always impressed its fan following with its pocket-friendly and highly selling or call it as out of stock products.

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Redmi Y1 highlight is its 16 MP front shooter with a diffused selfie flash. In rear, you get a 13 MP camera with a single led flash. Rest of the things are as same as earlier series. Y1 comes with a 5.5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass. Unlike other Redmi phones,  this new phone does not have a metal unibody. Instead, it has a plastic back panel, the power and volume buttons are on the right, and are also made of plastic. The SIM tray has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD slot, which is a most needed feature for memory upgrades in future. The selfie phone Redmi Y1  will be available in two colours, Gold and Dark Gray.

selfie phone Redmi Y1

selfie phone Redmi Y1

Redmi Y1 is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC running with 3 GB of RAM. Though memory upgrades are supported by micro SD card slot, there is a huge downgrade in battery department consisting of only 3000Ah battery. A 10W quick charger can a be a relief but a bigger battery is always better than carrying a charger.

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The selfie phone Redmi Y1 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with custom MIUI 9 skin. The selfie camera on the Redmi Y1 and app interface to be quite easy to use. Beautify mode is enabled by default for the selfie camera which makes selfie attractive to an extent.

Redmi Y1 has a good processor and a great camera for selfies in most conditions. If you are thinking to buy a good selfie phone under pocket-friendly price, you can consider Redmi Y1 to your selection. For attractive offers and online deals on Redmi Y1 you can visit Flipkart & Amazon

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Redmi a1

Best of Google and Xiaomi,Dual camera phone Mi A1 with Android One

Recently, Xiaomi in association with Google launched Dual camera phone Mi A1 with Android One operating system. Hope you still remember Google‘s Android One project. In this project, Google had an association with smartphone manufacturers to provide stock Android OS. It constitutes of carefully curated custom apps and timely performance and security updates. This project was meant to push the small and medium range of handsets having low hardware configurations.

Redmi a1

Redmi a1


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Dual camera phone Mi A1 with Android One

The MI A1 will deliver the stock performance of Android with a minimal set of preinstalled apps. Redmi phones are known for preloaded MIUI having various specific functions and inbuilt apps. But all these custom performances come at cost of bloatware, RAM consumption and battery degradation. On the other hand, Android One offers clean stock performance even on a low level of configuration. The raw performance of Android OS gives rich experience for stock OS lovers.

Xiaomi A1 claims improved performance and security with timely updates released directly by Google. Mi A1 will come preinstalled with Mi Camera, Mi Remote, and Mi Store apps, apart from a Mi Services section within Settings. It has got optimisation for Google Assistant and Google Photos.

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Specifications of Dual camera phone Mi A1

If we talk about design here we get a metal unibody design, 2.5D curved glass, and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. Xiaomi A1, packed with a dual pyrolytic graphite sheet, which helps radiate heat, help in decreasing thermal performance by up to 2-degrees Celsius.

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The Xiaomi Mi A1 offers bears 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.  4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack as connectivity options. Xiaomi has included several audio enhancements, like 10V smart power amplifier, DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm, and support for high impedance headphones.

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The speciality about Mi A1 is not just about Android One OS but also its hardware specifications. Dual camera phone Mi A1 bears two 12 MP cameras, one with wide angle lens and another with a telephoto lens with 1.25 micron sensor. Mi A1 delivers 2X optical zoom and generates DSLR like or call it as Bokeh effect. The smartphone bears a 5-megapixel front camera with beautification mode.Sensors on board the Xiaomi Mi A1 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, infrared, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. Mi A1 has 3080mAh battery, measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm, and weighs 168 grams.

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30 days with Redmi Note 4 Matte Black, 4GB edition, MIUI detailed review

Redmi note 4 matte black

Redmi note 4 matte black

Redmi Note 4 stands as a strong contender with all competitors. Xiaomi is known for its ‘Value for money’ products and successfully proves it with ‘Redmi Note 4’. Here, we unboxed and enjoyed 30 days with Redmi Note 4 Matte Black, 4GB edition. Let’s discuss our detailed opinion about each and every aspect from customer’s view.

Redmi Note 3, also saw success with a whopping 2.3 million units sold just in six months of its sale.

Design and Durability

Redmi Note 4 Matte Black edition surely impresses you with its premium looks and design and gives enough competition to other brands in a segment of 10K to 30K. Unibody metal design attracts your attention when you either keep the smartphone facing back on a table or took in hands. Antenna lines on top and bottom at back adds beautiful art to design. Rounded edges and speaker grill under bottom not only upgrades design values but also physically increases stability and enhances sound level. Placement of dual tone flash between the camera lens and fingerprint sensor at back with same geometric design adds a custom design to the smartphone.

redmi note 4

redmi note 4

Battery performance

4100 mah really performs long more than you could expect. Redmi Note 4 with a full day of heavy usage easily lasts long for a day. I didn’t regret fast charging as one complete charge cycle easily gives you full day backup. I played a lot of heavy games, switched from Wifi to 4G networks, a lot of calls but didn’t found any sign of low battery. Redmi Note 4 easily provides 2 days of usage if you are using for light purposes such as normal data usage and taking few calls. Redmi Note 4 never heated while gaming or 4G usage. Slight change in temperature you might feel in fewer conditions which are rare.

How cool is processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor performs more than expectations,  didn’t faced any lag while using multiple apps or apps running in the background. Though processor has been degraded from Redmi Note 3 but the slight improvement has resulted in more stable performance and battery saving. Playing heavy games like Asphalt 8 or Modern Combat, I never faced any lag or stuck in between.

 Shooting experience

Clicking experience on Redmi Note 4 has been improved considering its old generation model Redmi Note 3. Rear 13 MP camera shoots some nice photographs in daylight or sufficient source of light. The camera performed well but a slight difference in colour reproduction is noted in few shots. Auto focus takes some time to assign itself to the centre of subject. If this could be reduced, there will be a vast difference in performance. Macro shots were fine but still not up to the mark and require few tweaking. Front 5 MP camera impresses with some nice selfie pictures and adds some virtual brightness which improves pictures a lot.  Videos are recorded at 1920 X 1080 Full HD which are crisp enough to show on all displays.

Who is best : Redmi Note 4 or Moto G5

MIUI, Good or Bad

Redmi Note 4 MIUI 8

Redmi Note 4 MIUI 8


Let’s talk about good things first, MIUI 8 provides tonnes of helpful features that can’t be achieved even by installing a lot of third party apps on a stock Android OS.

Dual apps: Do the two

Redmi Note 4 Dual apps

Redmi Note 4 Dual apps

‘Dual apps’ is such an amazing feature available in Note 4. It allows you to use two different accounts of an app on a single device. Suppose you need two different accounts for an instant chat messenger app or social media app. You can directly tap into another account just with a click flawlessly. You can get ‘Dual apps’ for almost all apps installed on the device.

Second Space: Another phone in a phone

Redmi Note 4 Second space

Redmi Note 4 Second space

‘Second Space’ on Redmi Note 4, completely creates a virtual secondary environment which allows you to use it as a private space separated from your normal user account. You can customise it as ‘Personal’ phone as comparing to another one as ‘Professional’. It allows you to use a different Google Account and you can utilise everything independent of first professional space.

Security and Permissions

Redmi Note 4 Security and Permissions

Redmi Note 4 Security and Permissions

Redmi Note 4 offers various Security and Permission controls that directly offers more precise control and secured device experience. You might need to download third party apps for specific tasks, but here you can have all in one roof. ‘Cleaner’ functions automatically detects cache, unwanted data on phone and provides one-touch cleaning mechanism. It also prompts over shortcut bar if unwanted data needs to be cleaned.

App by app data utilisation can be tracked by ‘Data Usage’ feature. Unwanted calls can also be blocked easily by inbuilt ‘Blocklist’ feature. Battery health and usage pattern being recorded in ‘Battery’ tab where you can know about temperature and remaining battery. Here you can also save battery by a lot of tweaking. You can set time of app sync and schedule Start and End time.

The virus scanner is provided by Avast, a well-known antivirus provider. It automatically detects suspicious items and warns about same. Scanner auto scans your phone from time to time.

Providing app-specific permissions can be done at ‘Permissions’ tab. Every app needs specific permissions related to hardware or software

The best thing I loved about MIUI is ‘Automated tasks’. It allows creating a lot of automatic tasks for your phone. Suppose you are not using from 11 pm to 6 am or you just don’t want to get disturbed. You can easily create task defining whether to keep the phone on Airplane mode or Silent mode. It not only allows you to sleep uninterrupted but also saves your battery. You can also check your connection speed anytime which shows which apps are consuming data at the moment. Test Network as the name suggests tests your WiFi and mobile data network.

If you ever wanted to lock certain apps on your phone you might just download locking app from Play store full of ads but MIUI already includes much stronger ‘App lock’ options which support all modes of protection including fingerprint, passcode or pattern.

Overall MIUI directly improves functionality and upgrades user experience and let you get rid of third party apps for each and every small task. But, RAM consumption also increases in the background. When you switch on phone for the first time, you are presented with 2 GB of free RAM out of 4 GB. Unfortunately, after long usage, I find RAM consumption increases up to 3 GB and a restart is required. Although, the performance never feels degraded even with less remaining memory.

Final Verdict

Redmi Note 4, stands clearly out of the crowd, just not only for its performance but also due to price factor and different variant available starting from Rs 9,999. You can pick any variant from 2 GB, 3GB or 4 GB with 32 GB and 64 GB memory options. If you are looking for a smartphone with decent shooting experience and full day battery backup with premium looks, you can definitely give a chance to Redmi Note 4

Who is best : Redmi Note 4 or Moto G5

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Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5 plus, full specs and comparison.

redmi-note-4 vs Moto G5 Plus

If you are thinking to buy a new smartphone between Rs 9000 to Rs 16000 but confused between Redmi Note 4 or Moto G5 Plus. We will help you in same and compare features of both phones. Redmi Note 4 and Moto G5 Plus, both brings almost same features in its segment Snapdragon 625 Processor, fingerprint sensor and screen resolution. Let’s check out the comparison between Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5 Plus below.

Build and Display Quality

  • Moto G5 Plus comes with 5.2 inch full metallic body, One of the first new Moto G phones made from high-grade aluminium. It has height: 150.2 mm and width: 74.0 mm with a depth: 7.7 mm to 9.7 mm. Moto G5 Plus boasts full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) 424 PPI display protected with  Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also has an added advantage of protection having water repellent coating which is absent in Redmi Note 4.Moto G5 Plus (Lunar Grey, 32 GB)Redmi Note 4 (Black, 64 GB)
    Redmi Note 4 (Gold, 32 GB)Moto G5 Plus (Fine Gold, 32 GB)


  • Redmi Note 4 comes with a stunning new look with 2.5D curved glass and slimmer, tapered edges. Complete with a bevelled frame and glossy separation lines. The gentle 2.5D curves soften the edges of the Redmi Note 4 display, adding to the clean, minimal aesthetic. Made of anodised aluminium in a premium high-gloss CNC finish, the elegant separation lines adds beauty to Redmi Note 4. It is also slimmer than  Moto G5 Plus. Redmi Note 4 has a display of 5.5 inches slightly larger than Moto G4 Plus with the same resolution.

Operating System and UI

  • Moto G series, known for its stock android experience, doesn’t disappoint stock OS lovers and brings same experience over Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Though basic apps for flash and camera control are preloaded. Stock OS has an added advantage over custom skins of other manufacturers. It also keeps RAM management smooth and enhances device performance. You may need third party apps according to your interest for enhancements like security, cleaner, file manager etc.
  • Redmi Note 4 on the other hand, has custom UI skin called MIUI 8 based on Android marshmallow 6.0. Meanwhile, Android 7.0 is in pipeline for users which will be available to all in short span of time. Note 4 packs lot of usable apps in MIUI which has the custom launcher and display experience. It is also loaded with Dual apps and Second Space, allowing a user to use multi-account on the single device. It is a real advantage over stock UI to manage both your personal and professional environment. MIUI also brings custom wallpapers, themes to users over Redmi Note 4 which is common over MI smartphones. Note 4 also include MI account to manage and administer your android device, also allows you to take backup of your contacts, messages and content over the cloud storage. Redmi Note 4 also packs security, cleaner, file manager, music, video apps to seamlessly enjoy multimedia experience.

Camera and video recording experience

  • The 12 MP rear camera in Moto G5 Plus with dual Autofocus Pixels, focuses 60% faster. You can also switch to the wide-angle front camera for group selfies. It has 1.7 aperture with colour balancing dual LED flash. 8X digital zoom for photos and 4X zoom for videos. Autofocus and quick capture allows you to shoot faster and precisely which is a bit slower in Redmi note 4. You can tap anywhere to capture photos. Moto G5 also packs Professional Mode for manual adjustments for better images.
  • Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Video stabilisation are some best features which make Moto G5 stand apart from Note 4 in the photography section. Videos are recorded at 1080p HD (30 fps) and also have an option of slow motion video. The front camera is 5 MP pixel with wide angle lens and 2.2 aperture with display flash in which screens flashes to simulate led flash. Beautification mode is also available for selfie enhancement.
  • Redmi Note 4 has Backside illumination (BSI) technology for capturing photos,  With 1.12μm pixels and Ultra-fast 0.1s PDAF technology, Note 4 takes comfortable pictures in daylight.  f/2.0 aperture and 5-piece lens make it able to record 720p 120fps slow-motion videos.
    It has got a 5MP front camera with 2.0 aperture to take selfies with Smart and Pro Beautify features which enhance facial tones. Face recognition and 1080p full HD video recording is available on Redmi Note 4.
    It struggles to autofocus and takes some time, while in manual focus mode, a lot of patience and calculation is required to have desired results. Colour re-production is quite comfortable in normal daylight but it fails to capture results in low light environment.

Battery and charging time

  •  Moto G5 Play, claims to have an all-day battery with 3000 mAh. Charges up fast and get up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.  15W TurboPower charger is available for up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging.  3000 mAh is quite low in terms of heavy usage or gaming. But with turbo-charging, you can overcome this issue.
  • In Redmi Note 4, lithium-ion polymer battery of 4100mAh with 5V/2A charging is available which gives enough juice for whole day heavy usage including surfing and gaming. Here, Redmi Note 4 perfectly rules over Moto G5 Plus.

RAM and storage up gradation

  • Moto G5 Play comes in two models, 16 GB & 3 GB RAM  / 32 GB & 4 GB RAM, up to 128 GB microSD Card support.
  • Redmi Note 4 is available in 3 combinations of 2GB + 32GB, 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB up to 128 GB microSD Card support.

Variants and Colours availability

  • Moto G5  Play available in Lunar Gray or Fine Gold
  • Redmi Note 4 is available in special Black, Gold, Dark grey

Cost factor and availability

  • One thing that makes both smartphones differ is their different price factor. Redmi Note 4, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage model available at Rs 12999. While, Moto G5, 4 GB RAM and 32 storage is only available and will cost you Rs 16,999.
  • Redmi Note 4, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage model available at Rs 10,999 and offering you another cheaper version of 2 GB RAM and 32 storage at Rs 9,999
  • Availability factor of both these phones also matters a lot, as Redmi Note 4 is right now available through flash sales on every Wednesday, but slowly expanding offline retail sales in major cities. Moto G5 Play can be grabbed directly from online channel allowing you to buy easily.

Final verdict

If you want to save extra bucks, and looking for value for money, Redmi Note 4 stands out as a strong contender. Due to availability in three different variants, it fits in everyone one’s hand. Strong battery backup and slim metallic design make it stand apart from Moto G5 Plus. Flash sales and low availability of Note 4 may make you depressed to get your hands on. But expansion in offline retail sales model of Note 4 will reduce this factor. Redmi Note 4 slightly hurts photography experience as the camera on Note 4, couldn’t perform well in low light conditions. You can also use various apps supporting 360 Photosphere, allowing you to take Google Street view style photographs.

If you are in love with stock Android experience and looking for a better photography experience, you can choose Moto G5 plus. Though you need to shell out extra bucks for a 32 GB variant. Build quality of Moto phones will be an important factor here as earlier model G4 failed to impress with its build quality and had some major issues with display and camera lens, reported over social site. Moto really needs to improve its quality and after sales support to hold its position in smartphone market as it directly competes with its parent company Lenovo.

Share your views below if you own Moto G5 or Redmi Note 4

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Luxury in pocket, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, available in 2GB RAM/16 GB memory and 3 GB/32 GB memory options

After successful entry in smartphone business in India, Xiaomi brings another high-end smartphone, Redmi Note 3 available in two variants. First one is available for Rs 9,999 consisting 2 GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory . Second model consists of 3 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt memory priced at Rs 11,999.  Note 3 not only impressive by its superb specifications but also due to its mid-section price. Redmi Note 3 brings premium feel for price conscious consumers. As we all aware about Xiaomi, known for strategically bringing superb specifications in budget while competing other brands in market like Lenovo, Motorola & Samsung.

mi note 3


Key specifications are as follows:

Display : 5.50-inch

Processor : 1.4GHz

Front Camera : 5-megapixel

Resolution : 1080×1920 pixels

RAM : 3GB/2 GB

OS  Android : 5.1

Storage : 32GB /  16GB

Rear Camera:   16-megapixel

Battery capacity  : 4050mAh

redmi note 3


Meanwhile Note 3 offers to choose from Silver, Dark grey and Gold color, available through flash sale model, means you have to register first and later buy it in flash sale. Register/Buy here


Apart from providing superb specifications Xiaomi provides another great offer known as MI protect,  covering accidental & liquid damage
Free home pickup & drop, and free second servicing within 1 year from activation. More you can check here.

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