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Xiamoi sells 100,000 Xiaomi Redmi Note units in 34 minutes

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Xiamoi sells 100,000 Xiaomi Redmi Note units in 34 minutes
Is Xiaomi slipping? Last week, it took the Chinese manufacturer 34 minutes to sell out its first batch of 100,000 Xiaomi Redmi Note units. Back in November, it took only four minutes for the company to sell 100,000 units of the WCDMA Xiaomi Hongmi. In all seriousness, while previous models might have sold out quicker, this is still quite impressive.

Priced at 999 Yuan ($161 USD), the Redmi Note features a 5.5 inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen. But the real cheesecake is under the hood where the MT6592 lies. Yes, that is the true octa-core chip from MediaTek, clocked at 1.7GHz. 2GB of RAM is on board along with 16GB of native storage. The Xiaomi Redmi Note surpassed 28,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark test, and assuming no Tomfoolery on Xiaomi's part, that is not bad for a $161 handset. And at that price, you wouldn't be expecting the 13MP snapper that adorns the back of the phone. A 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed.

For those with a smaller budget, Xiaomi has a cheaper version of the phone priced at 799 Yuan ($129 USD). This model is powered by an octa-core 1.4GHz MT6592, and has 1GB of RAM inside along with 8GB of native storage.

While 100,000 units sold in 34 minutes might be disappointing to Xiaomi, most handset manufacturers would be extremely pleased with this type of response

source: CnBeta.com (translated), gizchina, IntoMobile

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posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:08 3

1. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Still hating the phone. I am not sure why either.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 00:51 1

15. lyndon420 (Posts: 3740; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


That's an odd statement. Like saying you 'like' something, but you aren't sure why lol.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 04:49

25. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Because MediaTek sucks ;)

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 07:51

30. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I would love the MT6595 ARM Cortex A17 which is powerfull than the S805 but less than A15 in between,,, the A17 draws less battery than A15' but Torque power has been reduced. An enhanced version of A9 ,,,

MediiaTek don't suck unless there the mids or low budget CPUs.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 12:54

34. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Hmmmmm .... if I didn't know any better I'd say you are my old dearest friend whose name began with a "T".

Welcome back!!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 01:54

41. anas214812 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Try their MIUI once then you will taste the real points of android..Better performance and Less battery consumption compared to Official ROM..

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:19 1

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I don't really like the low screen resolution. I guess it's okay for the price...

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:20 1

3. arenanew (Posts: 259; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


waste

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:33 2

4. edelxander (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


ugghh china phones sucks.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 12:59 2

35. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


If that were true, both Samsung phones and Apple phones would suck. Well, okay, half right, since that iThing is liMiTed & tiNy.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:37 1

5. btbotimtim (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


if it worked on US LTE bands, I would try it.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:38

6. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


who says they sold that many? the company themselves? Just another Android in the giant trash heap of Androids

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 22:44 6

7. Doakie (Posts: 1855; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Oh yeah..... Well Apple sells blah blah blah blah blah in the first weekend..... Yeah!

Shut up and enjoy your little phone.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:20 2

9. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


but you have to consider that it'll be their disadvantage if they overstate their sales. they will have to pay more taxes. why would they lie?

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:29 1

10. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I have a 928 coming then I will have at least one of every major OS. Right now I rank the OS's BB10 > iOS >> Android. I'll let you know where Windows ranks next week. Enjoy your crappy OS.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 00:03 3

11. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thank goodness we have you to tell us whats the best mobile OS.

We are all waiting anxiously for your WP rank.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 00:06

13. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I know you've tried exactly one, and you base your pseudo-expert opinion on all phones with that, so you are very welcome,

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 01:08 2

17. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yes...because you have so much insight into me and what I use and dont use. Seems like you are in the room with me now...

Never mind how I know about the iPhone not showing error messages when a crash happens...and it happened when a video of a school play was being shown.

Anxiously awaiting your WP rank tho.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 01:13 1

18. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


That happened uisng the stock iOS app..not 3rd party.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 01:48

19. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


no clue what you are talking about

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 07:51 1

29. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You have no clue what I'm talking about?...

You rank OS's and dont know about how they handle crashes? And you claim to have one of every one? Are you saying you never seen an iPhone crash? I hope you didnt think it freezing and kicking you back to the home screen wasnt a crash...thats not stability....thats error reporting turned off.

I dont think I will be waiting for your WP rank now.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 08:02 2

32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And even on the iPad Air the Safari browser force closes when browsing for awhile, Apple does not give any options to the users why it forced close! Due to low RAM, on Android when it does it gives you the option to email or send report to why it happened?

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 13:12

36. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I hardly ever see ANY phone crash. The 'study' doesn't define 'crash', but I'm 100% positive it does not mean what you think it means. Facebook does not crash every 40th time I open it on any platform. I've used that app 4,000 times without a problem. So, like anyone who knows anything about studies (which you don't) would say....I have to read, analyze, and critique it. That's why studies are published, to be critiqued. Not swallowed without question, while asking for another spoonful.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:01

43. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Wow, totally not impressed with WP thus far. It can't even sync my gmail contacts and calendar!? WTF is this nonsense that WP users are living with. It says after version 8.0.9 you can...um, this is a brand new Lumia 928 from Verizon and it can't add my Google calendars. PATHETIC.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 03:11 1

21. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


you mean iOS has more crashes than Android?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-4.x-is-more-than-twice-as-stable-as-iOS-7.1_id54459

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 03:13 2

22. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


I'm still waiting for WP until it can change the wallpaper lol

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 13:29

37. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I'm still waiting for stock Android to come with a note-taking app and integrated to-do list.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 20:48

38. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


To-do list in the app Google Keep.
Excellent Google app.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:53

42. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yes, I've tried it. I use G-tasks and Evernote. I'm just commenting to fireblade. He seems to think it's comical that some phones can't change the wallpaper....meanwhile, the OS on the phone he uses still has no way to take a note or write down a task. I think in my list of 'smartphone' abilities, wallpaper is somewhere far behind the ability to write a note.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 07:57 1

31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Enjoy you unmatured OS. On mobile platforms Android is full fledged, iOS and WP are still in oven half cooked, which will take 5 years to be baked. Just like Windows a full OS, them Chrome is another platform which does not have feature like W8. There are 4platforms on PC and laptops which are W8, Linux, Ubuntu, Chrome.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 08:53 1

33. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


Just because you don't have what it takes to adjust the os to your liking doesn't mean it sucks. There's no phones that I'd use just out of the box without my mods. I guess you just have to put up with what's out there while I make my own

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 04:10 1

24. boosook (Posts: 1415; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It's a marketing trick. Xiaomi (which makes very good phones, btw, see the Mi3) releases phones in batches. That is to say, they don't sell anything for a week and take orders, then they release a batch of phones, process all the orders acquired during the week in 30 minutes and say that they sold 100.000 phones in just 30 minutes, which, of course, is not exactly true. PA is probably the only web site that still publishes this kind of news.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 05:13 3

27. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


it's real, go to china, you'll see that. Meizu phones has long queue when it's launched. I'm not from China but if there are good Chinese phones, it's hard to find in my country because it's sold.

with the same price, it destroy your beloved tiny toy Lumia 520

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 05:53

28. Johnnokia (Posts: 1059; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Stop trolling ..
Enjoy your crappy Chinese gadget and shut up

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 00:27

40. roobs (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


These chinese gadget like the MeiZu and the Xiaomi flagship models contains almost the same specs as your 'flagship' device ;)

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:01

8. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


That's quite a lot of handsets sold but it's mostly down to price more than anything. It seems way underpriced...but that'd probably because it's a bad Chinese phone that has great 'sounding' specs but poor experience. That is pretty cheap though.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 01:02

16. aditya.k (Posts: 493; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Probably. But Xiaomi is not the one to give you poor experience. Let's wait for the reviews! :)

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 00:04

12. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


For the price I could easily give this a try. Might have to look into importing phones.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 00:11

14. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 522; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


At that price id buy it

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 02:12 1

20. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


All these people saying bad things about this phone, like poor performance, bad experience, waste cheap Chinese phone sux bla blah. Hellooo? There are a lot of people in China who only need the basics or as a necessity of having one. Not all of us are tech geeks that make phones as status symbols. Xiaomi is doing a good job of providing their people. If you hate it, then it's not for you.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 03:42

23. tigerhunts (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)


The author whoever wrote this article should be aware of the ignorance and insouciance to the following mistakes:

1) Title mis-spelling: Xiaomi not Xiamoi
2) WCDMA Xiaomi Hongmi: Hongmi is Chinese pronunciation of RedMi. Then RedMi Note is a bigger version of Redmi.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 05:04

26. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I smell chinese grammar nazi. 还好吧?

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 21:48

39. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Lol 他不好

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