finally mi is shifting all the leftover 32gb, DOWNCLOCKED stock to india...
Not complaining about the price as I agree that the import duties are higher in India than the other countries but if Xiaomi wants to create a market in India, they have to trust Indian buyers with all their products.
Many buyers (like me) are ready to pay a higher price for a good phone like the Mi 5 Pro because it is better than the competition in terms of specs, quality and performance. The 32GB variant of Galaxy S7 costs 48K INR and IPhone SE 16GB costs 39K INR. Even if the Mi 5 Pro costed 35K INR, we would have been really excited about it and Xiaomi could have tested the waters with it's first flagship phone with Indian buyers. This decision to release only the lowest variant will push consumers away from the brand and they will look elsewhere.
Oh well, Xiaomi's loss, we do have a lot of other options in the market and many more are on the way! :)
Dear Xiaomi, I'm really disappointed with your decision to sell only the 32GB down-clocked version! I was looking forward to getting my first Xiaomi phone but you shattered my hope of getting my first Xiaomi phone. I assume you are dumping this down-clocked version in India because there's no buyer for this down-clocked version in China
waiting this phone from last month,now they launch base model with high price tag,very disappointing stuff mi,now m going to buy another phone and leave mi forever.
bye bye mi.
No body should buy this. They are not able to sell the under clocked version in China, so just dumping it out in India, trying to encase on undeserved following here. For note 3 also, they have not been able to make up to the demands for 3 gb variant.
Why to buy this underclocked phone? I was expecting this for around 20k... Pricing is too high atleast for a brand like Xiaomi...
Very disappointed with the news. Even though the phone has good reviews, launching the basic model into the indian markets will not be competitive enough to beat the expectations. I was very eager to buy this, but I will wait for One plus 3.......
Xiaomi u r not serious
32 gb is so small and even 64 gb and 128 gb version isnt available in india thats too bad
i m waiting from past 6 months to buy this device but now im completelty disappointed .
i will never buy xiaomi
now i will wait for flagship from one plus
I have been waiting for dis device. For more than three months,dat is y I didnt go for other option....
Now they. Wil sell only 32 GB model in India
overpriced...xiaomi cheating people...thought to buy...but never buy...
Poor pricing strategy by Xiaomi. People buy Mi phones as they are cost effective. Now suddenly, they think a lower spec'ed phone is worth this premium pricing?
price is too high for a flagship mobile to be sell in india.must be between 15k to 20k in order to servive in competition market. Or it would lapse like mi 4 .
Rafeek.gsm, 31 Mar 2016Disappointed. Who buys 32 GB version these days and especially when there is no external card ... morethere is a company called apple and they have released phones named as iPhone - and they have 16 GB variant phones if you do not know !! ;)
Keithlawyter, 31 Mar 2016Every company's main interest is your money. People who complain about apple and samsung charg... morealso don't forget about the bad after sales support brands like xiaomi...etc provide. their service centre's have people with zero experience.
Why should I purchase this at a premium of 5K when compared to Chinese edition priced @ 20K. I would stop myself purchasing this to teach a lesson to them. I would encourage everyone to do the same so that they will learn how to price equally both in China and India ( Rest of the world )
i think oppo fi plus is same 4gb ram and fingerprint and 16MP camera same price external card slot also . shame xiaomi you are try to cheat for indians