These phones have no compatible LTE bands for USA and Europe, am I correct? If so, then I would never buy one of these.
Ruby H., 17 Jan 2015These new Xiaomi phones are great - if you live in China. Otherwise, don't even waste your tim... moreI have to wonder why people are so afraid to send stuff back to China. If your phone breaks you have warranty from your Chinese seller, just send it back for $20 or so.
Scalpers pricing..soon the real pricing will come thru, at least 20% less than this.
Ruby H., 17 Jan 2015...and don't forget the 20% VAT surcharge for EU countries.
No way these phones can be compe... moreXiaomi phones as status symbol! Lol.
Why'd any buy a xiaomi for 600 when sooner (at mwc) other credible companies will bring equivalents in same price range?
lariser, 17 Jan 2015Have in mind that Xiaomi Mi Note (Pro) models as all other Xiaomi smartphones are designed tak... moreThey ar NOT bothere bout outside markets .. as in china are mos ppl in the world so they make money anway !
Have in mind that Xiaomi Mi Note (Pro) models as all other Xiaomi smartphones are designed taking in mind the asian (chinese) trends, not of Europe or US. The only motive, right now, to sell an adequate number of them outside their domestic market is primarily to spread the word and strengthen the reputation of their brand. So, at the moment, do not provide the casual after sales support and purchase channels nor care about signing contract with carriers for subsidizing their goods and sell them through carriers' retail chains.
The big difference from 2014 is that Mi Note (Pro) models make a jump in quality and unique/classy design trying to build prestige to Xiaomi, all over the world.
MY opinion is that a pricey, primary device you should look elsewhere until things change and they are ready to handle official sales in other countries.
...and don't forget the 20% VAT surcharge for EU countries.
No way these phones can be competitively priced in Europe!
In the US, phones are subsidized through carriers - flagships phones can be purchased for $100-200 with a 2-year contract.
In short, these phones will be status symbols for the few who can afford them in China, India and Malaysia.
Lol almost same specs?
where did you find that in zenfone 2?
you guys need to do more study on mobile phones, before going to buy.
No you won't be able to buy it for $399
Oppomart always do this. They had the redmi 2 for $119 but unable to preorder, then when they got it in stock it went up to $149, now $139
These new Xiaomi phones are great - if you live in China. Otherwise, don't even waste your time reading further.
I purchased my Xiaomi RedMi Note 4G for about $165 through a Chinese on-line re-seller who marked it up 40% above wheat it sells for in China. It's a great phone and at this price point, there is little competition. At the same time, I'm aware of the fact that if it breaks I'm out of luck since Xiaomi has no repair centers in N.America or Europe where I live and work. For $165, I'm willing to take that chance. But for $600? No Way! Until Xiaomi figures out how to sell these phones for the same price as they go for in Shenzhen and opens service centers internationally, these phones will remain obscure novelties outside of China.
antokz, 17 Jan 2015I wait for $200 Asus Zenfone 2 with almost similar specs.Agreed
These phones, like Meizu Mx4's, are overpriced and will not get anywhere in Western markets. They should follow Huawei's pricing example.
mecloud, 17 Jan 2015Are you awake? Lower space? You mean Redmi Note?http://m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_note-6944.php
g, 16 Jan 2015Lg g pro make more sense to me Mi note isnot upgrade cos the low spaceAre you awake? Lower space? You mean Redmi Note?
According to Lei Jun in the presentation Mi Note will go on sale first end of this month. However Mi Note Pro will only go on sale end of March due to Snapdragon 810 just entering mass production. Based on that time frame is where other 810 phones like Flex 2, One (M9) and G6 etc should start selling...