Where is old largest phone and smartphone producer...Nokia ?! Where is "the best(worst)" OS that is..Windows Phone ?
I rly want strong competitor for Apple and Google but MS is himself guilty. Limited freedom for users, lack many functions..add it after 4 years is top late.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 29 Oct 2014Duh it's basic economics a lower priced good will always outsell a high priced good -- even mo... moreur telling bullshit theory..r u billionaire... keeping iPhone Samsung phones doesn't makes u richer..
Prolim123, 29 Oct 2014Huawei is still better. Trust me, i have a huawei phone. XiaoMi is just good at advertising wh... moreI agree I have testd huawei. And if il buy phne definitely huawei. Id ben using D1, p1, and x1. And also hands on with my friends' phone p6, p2 and G6. Huawei rocks!
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014Not quite sure what your point is. Fact is, sales of Xiaomi have pushed it up into third l... moreAgree with you...Samsung is pathetic at their mid and low end phones.Take Samsung galaxy S5 mini for example.It is sold in India at almost twice the price at which Xiaomi Mi3 was sold ,but the specs of S5 mini is very poor compared to price.(Can't even match redmi note let alone mi3 and mi4).There is nothing premium or special about Samsung's mid and low level phones.They look,feel and perform poorly but pricing is competitively ridiculously high.
Fat gulper, 29 Oct 2014Anyone knows who the first and second places are? 1. Samsung
Angry Mobile Nerd, 29 Oct 2014Duh it's basic economics a lower priced good will always outsell a high priced good -- even mo... moreNot quite sure what your point is.
Fact is, sales of Xiaomi have pushed it up into third largest place, over Huawei. No matter how many pinches of salt you take, that is still a lot of sales.
Agree with your statement regarding S5, iPhone and Mi4, but that is at the high end spectrum. There are a lot of sales at the low end and mid level.
For Apple, this will not affect them so much, as they do not really compete in the low/mid level. Samsung however does, and as we can see, lately they have experienced 3 full quarters of declining profits. Reason given? Loss of sales. Yet their high end phones, S5 and Note 4 apparently are selling at a steady rate.
Conclusion? Xiaomi (and Huawei and other chinese manufacturers), are eating Samsung from the bottom.
Huawei is still better. Trust me, i have a huawei phone. XiaoMi is just good at advertising wherease Huawei sucks at advertising
Duh it's basic economics a lower priced good will always outsell a high priced good -- even more so in developing countries where people naturally have less cash. You need to take the figures with a dash of salt, these are units sold, not revenue or profit which other manufacturers would mostly crush them but we won't know since Xiaomi is a private company so they get to keep these very important figures all to themselves.
Fact is here in China most of the people who buy a Xiaomi do so not because they really genuinely want one, but because it's all they can afford. Go out into the street with a S5, iPhone 5, and Mi 4 and ask random people to pick one of their choice for free on the grounds they cannot resell it for profit or regift it, the Mi 4 would still be picked last 99.9% of the time. Lower and no income people, poor students, and old people (grand parents) buy Xiaomi phones in China -- and that's a big market which is why their sales are growing year over year as they become more well known.
Apple and Samsung are still the must-have status-symbol brands in China.
The gud side of xiaomi is the price very afforble. Like in our country flagshp of each brand price ranges frm 21k
-35k but xiaomi sells mi3 at 10.5k? Nw if ur the buyer u chose?
As long as IDC dnt announce the ranking of each brands
. I treat ths survey unreliable and unofficial. thres last quarter and hnor 6 sells as much as mi3 plus mate7 is availble very soon thats gonna be a very well quarter for huawei and the expectd affordble honor 4x with 64bit LTE phne just releasd lets wait and see
aqua24, 28 Oct 2014The real winner here is Mediatek.Xiaomi is launching Redmi Note LTE with Snapdragon as well.
techknow, 28 Oct 2014The mi3 is really good but the redme is hopeless. Redmi 1s users have given it a very poor rat... moreYou don't eneven know how to write "redmi", but you know that redmi has poor rating. Go with your Samsung
Xiaomi has been providing phones with excellent specifications the best prices. This shows us that the top Manufacturers like Apple, Iphone, HTC have been ripping people with exorbitant costs.
3ngin33r, 28 Oct 2014Xiaomi is crushing Samsung in ChinaAnd apple, oh they don't really exist there lol
aqua24, 28 Oct 2014The real winner here is Mediatek.How? Aside from Note, every current device ships with snapdragon!
I love Xioami, they offer a superb phone features for half price comparing samsung. And 3 times lower than obsolete icrap iphone. Really xioami is the winner worldwide, only problem is they do not export a lot to south america!.