good brand and quality but lack of sells out side of their country.......
Too bad Xiaomi doesn't sell globally, else they may be a serious contender to the rest.
Of course they made a huge hit on smartphone market, they sell the cheapest top notch smartphones.
But wait, why haven't all the other 1000 chinese smartphone makers come to such a huge market share?!
They first saw the potential of custom ROMs (CyanogenMod) and made a more beautiful fork out of it and not just use AOSP with few minor modifications.
Oppo is also using CyanogenMod!
If Oppo plays their cards right, Oppo will be the next big thing.
Long live custom roms on XDA! :D
The article is titled Xiaomi beats out Apple in China, ranks 3rd in country"
and not whether logic can afford sapphire coating
The people in China buying Xiaomi phones are doing so because like logic has said it is a higher specification than that of the latest iPhone the IP5S.
For the price of an iPhone TWO or even three? Xiaomi can ve bought
The choice is spend less and get a HIGHER spec phone which is comparable to say the S4 or S5 or choose as stated a premium 2011 handset
I get ghe point that sapphire costs say 5 times the cost of gorilla glass which if Xiaomi decided to use it the handset would cost $15 instead of $3
It is sites like this that help those with finite fund make a choice
Ask anybody and most would pick the iPhone over Xiaomi put side by side then they can seewhere the extra huhundreds of dollars are going.
It could be the high cost of the flagship Samsung and Iphone that Xiaomi has is pushing to be number one by offering really high spec phones at really affordable prices
If I can't get the very best I will get the best alternative.
If Xiaomi handset matched Iphone this would not be an issue or iphoes price was that of s Duel Core so less than the cost of Xiaomi Apple would not be challenged
iPhones are expensive whether on contract or off contract and every single iPhone costs more than its predecessor.
The IPhone6 will cost more than the IP5S AND as pointed out Apple has a strict markup
This can be seen in the case of the IP5C whoee sales were not as expected. Instead of reducing the price to stimulate sales Apple also halfed the phone memory to 8Gb which is the only 4G LTE phone that is under 16Gb
So yes the IP5C is costs less but profit margins have been maintained.
Only monopoly markets can prices go up an up and the phone market is not a monopoly
Logic, 08 May 2014It is NOT about profit but market share
The more phones the competition sell the MORE profi... moreSorry to hear you cant afford a few dollars more for sapphire.
But wait, most iPhones are bought on contract, they dont cost much at all, you can even get them for free.
I think you are just jealous to the sapphire glass, are you afraid Samsung will never have it? Its strange that Android fans need all the best specs, they even complained that S801 isnt good enough, they need better, only the S805 will do, oh yes. But when its about front glass then suddenly you dont need the best, just because it was from the wrong company? Thats pathetic, really.
Hugo Barra seems to be doing good for Xiaomi after leaving Google..Hope they start bringing phones here soon..Ive been using a leaked MIUI beta 4.4 Rom on my Nexus 5 for the past 2 weeks i love it!!
Apple cares about profits, not market share.
They don't even cover all the markets ....
Market share discussions are just for Android supporters that want to demonstrate their "superiority". Apple doesn't want to cover every segment, because they want to guarantee a specific user experience and maintain a specific profits level.
If Apple pulled their fingers out and sold budget priced handsets in the 100-200 range that market share would only increase for them.Having said that the Xiami mi3 is a piece of marvel
Logic, 08 May 2014It is NOT about profit but market share
The more phones the competition sell the MORE profi... moreWhat you wrote about iPhone 5s is the clear demonstration you don't know what you are speaking about ...
If you think that any "quad core" used in droids today is even remotely as sophisticated and advanced as Apple's A7 you should educate yourself first
Even xiaomi can beat apple in china, the reason? apple prices and the number to competing companys.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 08 May 2014The thing that bothers me about the Chinese buying iPhones is they do so to use it purely as a... moreWhat is there to appreciate? The GRPS/EDGE speeds they get with their iPhone on China Mobile because the phone doesn't support the 3G or 4G networks?
It's just for status, it's not working especially good (now there is an iPhone that supports China Mobile networks but it can only be bought with a subscription, which many Chinese doesn't want).
so what, screen size was almost out dated for 4 years. high profit of fuxking apple made means many people were cheated by this fuxking us company
AnonD-238931, 08 May 2014Lol...and of course all samesung fans will get excited. Apple may be 4th or even 10th, they st... moreIt is NOT about profit but market share
The more phones the competition sell the MORE profit Apple loses as afik it has the largest profit mark up of any phone maker
The other factor is specs, iPhones are now in the 4Th year of dual core since 2011 and only offering a 8Mp camera but despite that are the most expensive brand.
If I remember my specs the iPhone5S flagship is Metallic Samsung Galaxy S2
It seems that the realisation why pay more and by more a lot more for old 2011 specs
Even Samsung are offering Quad core and 16MP camera
in order to make a profit you have to generate sales, so each item NOT sold hits your profit
The iphone6 will have sapphire coating which is $15 per iPhone compared to $3 gorilla glass,
Whatever the cost finally are the iPhone6 will cost considerably more than the iPhone5S
Anonymous, 08 May 2014One must analyse things correctly, to draw the correct conclusions. Apple is driven largel... moreAre you really trying to debate with someone that said "who cares about profits" ?
AnonD-89109, 08 May 2014Lol, Samsung has only themselves to lose. I mean they are WAY ahead in the competition. Apple ... moreLast time I heard something like that about Apple was, let me remember, 1990 ....
Keep dreaming, dude, keep dreaming.
In a couple of years we'll just be waiting for the iPhone 6S , that will sell more than any other flagship as usual ...
I am using Xiaomi MI3 mobile, its outclass... i will not change it with any other top known, apple or samsung
AnonD-89109, 08 May 2014Lol, Samsung has only themselves to lose. I mean they are WAY ahead in the competition. Apple ... moreOne must analyse things correctly, to draw the correct conclusions.
Apple is driven largely by profit and their profits are generally good and improving regardless of market share, so regardless of market share, they would not be worried.
Samsung, have large profits due to market share, as their product is the same as the competition, differentiated only by hardware, with similar margins as their competitors, by virtue of being an Android manufacturer. Less market share = Less profit.
The conclusion here is that news of Xiaomi eating up market share, would be worrying news for Samsung (as well as other Android manufacturers).