Differences between global version, global rom or Chinese version

Today, we get out of the routine a bit to explain clearly and concisely a topic that many do not fully understand given their similarity. We talk about the differences in Global Version, Global ROM or Chinese Version .

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You will also learn to identify the version of the Xiaomi mobile phone that you are going to buy, and in turn, you will know if it really has the B20 band (800 Mhz) mandatory to use 4G throughout Spain.

Difference between Xiaomi ROMs And how do you know which one has a mobile?

To start, you should know that Xiaomi has up to 7 different Android ROMs with MIUI . The difference? They have been specially modified to comply with the legislation and language of the region in which the mobile will be sold. And they are the following:

  • Global Version «MI»
  • European version «EU»
  • Chinese version «CN»
  • Indian version «IN»
  • Russian version «RU»
  • Indonesian version «ID»
  • Mexico version «MX»

Now, how do you know which version of MIUI your mobile has? It is as simple as doing the following:

difference between global version and indian version

  1. Go to Settings → My device
  2. Inside, look at the code in the MIUI version section
  3. Look what appears in the fourth and fifth letters. If "EU" appears, it is a mobile phone with the European Version or EEA ; On the other hand, if the nomenclature that appears is «CN» , it means that it is Chinese Version.

miui's explanation

If your phone is from a phone company , they usually put their "own rom" modified from the official one, and you can check this with the last two letters of the upper code, for example.

  • VF: Vodafone
  • OR: Orange

The differences between Xiaomi phones with Global ROM, Global Version or Chinese Version

Chinese version

First of all, "Chinese Version" is its vulgar name, since the correct one would be CN Version . And although its name suggests otherwise, it is the version prepared for mobiles that are sold throughout the Asian continent , not only in the Chinese country. Therefore, it only includes two languages : Chinese and English .

what does global version ROM mean

It does NOT have Google Services and therefore does not have access to the Play Store . In addition, it does not support the B20 band , so in Spain it will be impossible for you to enjoy the 4G signal in remote areas of the city.

Global ROM

The following is nothing more than a Chinese Version to which a Custom ROM has been installed . This, with the intention of including the Spanish language, in addition to Google services and with it, the possibility of using the Play Store .

global rom

But ... a smartphone with Global ROM is still a Chinese mobile , which means that it is not compatible with the B20 band anyway .

If despite this, you decide to buy a smartphone with Global ROM, it is vitally important to know what Custom ROM it has. And above all, know if the Bootloader is unlocked, remember that you will need it if the software fails seriously.

Global Version

And we come to the version suitable for the international market , the Global Version . Smartphones that have this distinctive in their box, they come with all languages. As well, they have Google services incorporated , obviously, including the Play Store .

global version

We must not forget that these do have support for the B20 band , and therefore, you will have 4G coverage even in the most distant town or area.

It should be noted that in this Global Version several ROMs are released , as is the case of the European Version , which although they share the same characteristics, the second one is better prepared for use throughout the European continent.

Do you know the difference between the global version and the Indian version on your Xiaomi?

Well yes ... in addition to the Global version, EEA version or any other version, the Indian version is VERY used by users thanks to the fact that it contains all languages ​​and you can also use call recording, something essential for some users and that the Global ROM does not have.

Also the Indian ROM allows us to improve the sound of our phone, since they have other regulations regarding decibel power, being quite noticeable even with headphones.


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