Girish Balan, 01 Apr 2016underclocked one plus 2 or underclocked mi5 ?? mi5 obviously because snapdragon 810 is far lower compared to snapdragon 820
disappointed pricing. price point makes xiaomi standout in crowd and mi is selling the lowest spec phone only, in india, at a higher price which probably wont sell out in china. its bad that they dont consider indian market important. otherwise they would've given 64gb variant. Bad move Xiaomi.
I have been a Xiaomi fan but I am disappointed now. They have started playing linke Samsung. They announce high end device but launch crap product in India with steep price. I was expecting a 64 GB variant at approximately the same price. Instead, they have launched the underdog for the price of high end model. Too pricey for this configuration. This is the problem of certain companies. They start with good product, but when they get a taste of success, they start acting arrogant and cunning. I was waiting for this phone, but now, I do not think it is worth it. And I am not going to wait for the price to slash, or for 64GB version to come at a higher price, will buy a competitor instead who offers better after sales support and longer faster s/w upgrade cycles. Hugo, if you continue like this, you will definitely lose loyal fans like me and eventually, your sales WILL go down and you will keep scratching your head. Stop treating Indians like S**T - launch good devices at reasonable prices, not S**tty devices at the steep prices. Hope you understand this. If you decrease the price, you will sell more and earn more - at least in India.
Tom, 01 Apr 2016I was happy that the wait is over but why did they do like this, worst sale startegy by MI in ... moreMuch better an Option, just they did,nt improve their camera! Lets hope, Le 2 does address this and Win customers nd race!
Stop that Chinese loot. Thats the way these chinese are stuffing their coffers by selling thru online especially to us Indians by charging exhorbitantly on new launches. Thereafter, they would milk you slowly by offering more variants at reduced(sic) prices!
Here too, the initial pricing is 5 to7 k is enhanced to fleece us. Lets wait n watch till they drop prices.
Donot be a part to chinese loot nd more importantly, donot get fleeced when you can stand up against this manipulative practice.
Stop that Loot!
Xiaomi is Simply making the Indian Consumers & Appraisers of Xiaomi a Big FOOL!
They First Launched Redmi Note 3 & they are selling only 2Gb/16Gb version...where is 3Gb/32Gb version?
Now they have brought a Very BASIC Version of Mi5 with 24999?...Isn't it too HIGH Price for Such a BASIC Model?...
also ... about the color
you indian complain about white ugly color and want the black.
but if the reality were pro version mi5 comes in white and low version in black
then your comments would be... the ugly black and the precious white.
i dont see white version is ugly ... cos based on my experience, white are more easy to sell than black. You just adoring black simply becoz it is the color of PRO version.
so stop complaining indian... be hopeful cos you still have chance to get the pro version in future unlike other country...
i can understand the disapointment from indians for the pricing policy.
but consider this, from china to india, there would be some extras fee , paying the taxes for indian government, paying transport fee to deliver from china to india, and also paying google for installed their service on indian mi5. so 20% plus is justified. dont complain too much.
unlike other OEM, xiaomi only takes 3% profit so they cant bear those extra expenses/cost while samsung can cos they take more than 50% margin.
MaemoSymAndy, 31 Mar 2016Disappointed people, please do not complain here.. Xiaomi isn't going to read GSMArena Comm... moreYou are perhaps right.. but if you post such reflections in their own MI forum these complaints will be removed and in some cases even the membership withdrawn. Even certain official beta developers have been shown the door for their genuine criticisms.. May be an appropriate social network handle will be effective?
to reduce the demand..they must price it higher..they will slash 3000 after 6 months like unbelievable discount or something like that..well played xiaomi
24 K price is to higher for 32gb variant and above on that only one variant with white color
I waited almost for 7 to 8 months and now this is result.... I am very disappoint with xiaomi-India
Deveshdkd, 01 Apr 2016Because we don't want this especially at this price after all the epectationsDon't looked up,look down and you will know why Indians must calm. (Other country never get Mi5 with Official guarantee which very very confusing.)
The mi.com sales are much less buyer friendly. Unlike other e-retailers mi.com does not entertain return and often one is stuck with defective piece with almost nil service support. That is my own and my friends' experience. Mi fans are advised caution and to resist temptation. It is now becoming clear that Xiaomi is taking Indian customers for granted and pushing always the less popular models perhaps in a clearance sale. Indian buyers will do well to refuse to be drawn by hypes and gimmicks and become the garbage cans. With Mi5 at INR 25k the caution is much more important as fans will soon realize.
SO much dipresed to see the price tag foe XIAOMI MI5 , i think it will hamper their sale in INDIA....
Deveshdkd, 01 Apr 2016Because we don't want this especially at this price after all the epectationsIt's a higher end device which is not high end