Anonymous, 26 May 2016Which wepsite did you use to order the phone gearbest
Just bought the 32 GB version with 3 GB RAM $255 (preorder). And is already sent and will be here in 7- days. It is now $270.. the 4 128gb is $359. So try to search and not believe every site.
mr.cooll, 17 May 2016Reseller's margin bigger than xiaomi themselvesYou 1000% right.
It's so sad, they (Xiaomi, etc) can make good product with competitive price, but they have difficulty selling globally. Finally end up with uncontrollable high price.
Why don't make this phone international unlocked edition ( LTE band compatible with countries outside China) and sell through authorized seller with good reputation (Amazon, Newegg etc).
Browndynamite, 16 May 2016Its a pretty OK ishly priced device although Not as cheap as a xiaomi should normally be but i... morealso the fact that this midrange (650/652) beats last year flagship (808/810) in terms of performance which I am mad about!
Good attempt to divert the in-capabilities to fulfill the demand of Mi5. Xiaomi is employing the cheap tactics to starve people and then fulfill the demand, even they know the demand beforehand.
Overprice on Gearbeast. Waiting for official lunch in Jakarta, though I won't buy this one; the Note seems better.
LKF72, 16 May 2016For that price, the OP3 is better in all areas save for scree sizeYou mean the still unnounced OP3?!
And btw this is midranger with big screen,oneplus will be ~5.5" flagship wannabe(as it was so far)
Anonymous, 16 May 20161000% Agree!Would you agree if the price for IP7 is 500?
The tittle of this piece is purely ad-focused.
Stating that the phone is up for pre-order in International markets is inducing viewers to believe that Xiaomi itself is accepting orders from International customers, which is false.
As a matter of fact, following the line of thought used on this piece's tittle, Xiaomi Mi Max was already available for pre-order by international customers, even before its unveil by Xiaomi itself.
I disabled the ad blocking software on your website, as I want to help keeping this website alive and keep the quality content in it always high, and even higher. This is not it!
I don't think it is true that Mi Max is ready for international pre-order. At least, it is NOT from the official Mi website. Of course, you could always order/get the Chinese version and ship it anywhere in the world. but, the Chinese version is different from the international one.
The price is just not real....
Its a pretty OK ishly priced device although Not as cheap as a xiaomi should normally be but it's got the huge display and strong midrange SOCs and not to mention an super huge battery.Prices will fall in the coming months anyways
additional USD100 , i guess it reserve for the service centre expenses.
galaxys6owner, 16 May 2016Wow why xiaomi? why do you have to sell this phone this expensive elsewhere?Ill wait for onepl... morethey are not selling it, others do.
Xiaomi for a legal problems (patent fees) will never come to USA and Europe directly.
so, that opens a space for resselers, and they do have to earn something, plus to pay shiping, and a importing tax (for you).
most comon tax in EU is from 20-25%, so 300+ 60 or 75 (tax) + cca 20$ shipping cost, plus 30-40$ of their profit, and you have 450-500$....and you are deciding for yourself are you ready to pay that much for a phone without guarantee (yes, on papir they do have it, but you have to send it back to china and wait....wait and wait....or you can get answer from Xiaomi that they do not cover international warenty, as i did).
or you can go and buy S7, iP6s, One 10, or any other flagship (in my case for less money), but on contract with your operator.
For that price, the OP3 is better in all areas save for scree size
Wow why xiaomi? why do you have to sell this phone this expensive elsewhere?Ill wait for oneplus to come up with much affordable oneplus 3 or zuk z2 pro to come to intl market.They price their Phones much more competitively