I was hoping around Rs 27000 for top model..now base model costs Rs24999,disappointed with pricing Xiaomi.
m.haokip, 31 Mar 2016if i am not mistaken only Redmi Prime is build in India what about the others????Redmi note 3 also
Disappointed overall on the pricing & the availability of the variants. The conversion from Chinese yuan (1999) for the basic model to Indian INR is ~21,000 but xiaomi sells at 25K which is not expected.
m.haokip, 31 Mar 2016if i am not mistaken only Redmi Prime is build in India what about the others????Redmi 2, Redmi prime, Redmi note are all make in India and most of Samsung LG Sony etc are also made in India when comparing don't just compare xiaomi phones compare all the brands and the price differences that's when it's is fair every year the government budget sets different tax rates this year the import duties have been increased how can you compare last 1_3 year's phones prices with this year's prices
wishing prime version with 128 gb internal sorry mi u r underrating india second largest market of world going to htc 10 should with snapdragon proc. dont want cheap mediatek...... fingers crossed.....
Merwyn Fernandes, 31 Mar 2016Most of other big brands have now started producing in India itself so they don't have to pay ... moreif i am not mistaken only Redmi Prime is build in India what about the others????
m.haokip, 31 Mar 2016does that means other model are not charged when they import because there is no much differen... moreMost of other big brands have now started producing in India itself so they don't have to pay import duties that's one of the reasons they are able to provide cheaper prices and recently after make in India it'll become even more cheaper because of the government subsidies but xiaomi currently has only few phones for the make in India program Mi5 is not one of them
Disappointed with 2 things:
1. Only white color being sold here in India.
2. Xiaomi not launching the 64GB & the 128GB versions officially.
These might be deal breakers for many who were anxiously waiting got Mi5's launch here in India.
I ordered Redmi2 from merimobiles last year from china at the cost of 10K + 4K (Custom Charges) = 14K. So I believe Mi5 64GB cost you about 36K If you import it. So sad Mi is still playing games with Indian fans. :-(
Merwyn Fernandes, 31 Mar 2016Every model phones cars etc no matter which brand the price of the product will always be high... moreI am talking about mi 5 not cars????? as I said earlier say mi 3, mi4, mi4i and redmi 1 & 2 the price doesn't show so much difference which is about $72 which is Rs. 4765.68 is we takes today dollar exchange rate as in the case of mi 5... got it
m.haokip, 31 Mar 2016does that means other model are not charged when they import because there is no much differen... moreEvery model phones cars etc no matter which brand the price of the product will always be higher than its home country why is an iPhone cheaper in USA and expensive in India why are cars cheaper in us and China and so expensive in India it's because of the high import and luxury taxes that the Indian government imposes on imports
Good bye xiaomi I'll wait for 1+3 or some other model. 32 gigs for what? Worst decision.
Merwyn Fernandes, 31 Mar 2016They have to pay a huge amount of import duties and shipping and handling costs + they have to... moredoes that means other model are not charged when they import because there is no much differences as compare to mi 5
m.haokip, 31 Mar 2016I am pissed off because after a long wait for Mi 5 to hit India which finally does today for t... moreThey have to pay a huge amount of import duties and shipping and handling costs + they have to pay a percentage to the online retailer like amazon and flip kart so they have to charge the extra price try importing a phone from abroad and you will know the pain
Good decision by xiaomi ppl in India would have never purchased a Mi5 prime or ceramic version if it cost 35-50k so no use of launching it with all the import duties they would have to pay... People in India who are ready to spend that kind of money would rather opt for a Samsung or an apple more as a status symbol at the time of MI4 I saw people crying that it was launched for 20-25 BTW they were ready to pay 45k for an iPhone 5
I am pissed off because after a long wait for Mi 5 to hit India which finally does today for two reason.
reason one: only the 3gb RAM 32gb variants is being released for India fans
reason two: the cost of mi 5 goes to Rs. 24,999 which is $ 378 as compare to the price in China. $300
Extremely disappointed! I was hoping to own my 1st Mi phone.. but alas..
zero12, 31 Mar 2016in india mi5 price already 25000 rupee ($378) so in indonesia maybe will around $400 Nope, it'll never officially enter indonesian market.
but you can already buy them from 3rd party