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Xiaomi sells out 100,000 Mi-3 phones in just 86 seconds

0. phoneArena 15 Oct 2013, 22:47 posted on

We've talked before about how popular Xiaomi is in China. In just a couple of years, the company has gone from being a startup to being the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer in China; and, given how much room there is left to grow in China, Xiaomi won't be slowing down as it sets its sights internationally. All of this can be easily seen in the first round of sales for Xiaomi's new Mi-3 smartphone...

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 22:50 3

1. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Because its cheap af

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 22:59 13

3. datsyuk (Posts: 177; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


You know all about that don't you Heisnberg.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 23:57

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


No. Because they are a cocktail of Google-Amazon-Apple business model:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1681562-can-xiaomis-amazon-apple-google-business-model-help-it-conquer-the-world

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 22:54 21

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


A cheap price with premium specs, of course it will sell like hot cakes. Xiaomi should sell this worldwide.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:51 5

17. taikucing (unregistered)


and beautiful UI too

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:47 1

21. Shubham412302 (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


it is going to sell worldwide..

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:04

27. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Bring the 64 gig version to T-Mobile and my search for a new phone would be ended.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:16 2

28. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


With all the drama involving Huawei and ZTE, I can't wait until "somebody who knows things" start flaming Xiaomi as well. This phone is very good and cheap indeed (not for me though, I hate phablets > 4.5 inches), but let's see how open the european and north american markets will be to "another evil chinese brand which is trying to compete against NSA with high-profile 24/7 surveillance but they're 'evil-er' because they're chinese, so they won't hand over the data to us even with a classified warrant"

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:33 3

30. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't be so naive. It's a chinese brand, but that doesn't mean that they will spy you and steal your data or whatever it is. I don't think Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi is an evil chinese brand, Huawei is one of the largest telecommunication equipment company, so is ZTE. And if you didn't know, former Google vice president Hugo Barra joined Xiaomi as a vice president for Xiaomi.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 10:44

32. qiangshengchen (Posts: 23; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


i argee with you i form china and english so bad

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:44

35. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Former-CIA-chief-has-seen-hard-evidence-of-Huawei-spying-on-behalf-of-China_id45500

For the 'Murica.

I for one own a Huawei phone (when I'm on Brazil, it's the kind of crap the carriers give to their customers around here.) But what the former agent said just stirs up some suspicion towards all China phones (as if the suspicion against all other kinds of products you find on your local dollar store weren't enough) and, let's be honest, americans can get picky with things quite easily.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 23:14 2

4. tttony (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jul 2012)


No LTE, no buy

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:13 9

14. Chris.P (Posts: 305; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


A Snapdragon 800 version is coming, probably sometime in November. It'll have LTE and it'll work in the West just fine ;)

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 23:24 1

5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Great specs for a cheap price. But its gotta supports international bands. For US, I think it has the possibility of running HSPA+ for carriers like AT&T.
T-Mobile might be out of the question cuz of AWS technology.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:39

15. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


It has a Snapdragon 800, how come AWS is left out?
Have your seen the supported bands in the Sony Z1, Z Ultra with the same chipset?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:03

25. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Sony Z1 for US is gonna have HSPA+, no LTE cuz no carrier has picked it up yet. It got announced yesterday.

Personally, I wouldn't compare Sony and this Xiaomi. Sure it has nearly the same specs, but I find quality better on Sony's end. Also the Ultra has different models.

I have a Sony Xperia Z C6603 model from Hong Kong. Here in US, it runs HSPA+ on AT&T and only 2G on T-Mobile. The difference is the AWS that T-Mobile runs...runs on like 1700 and 2100 was it?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:20

33. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


just because it is called "Xiaomi" does not mean it has lower quality than Sony.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:08

34. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Not you again. I swear ur just a hater. Here I'll put out my opinion, call it bias if you will. Why would this company sell this phone for just $410 with good specs like that. To me its a knock off, a low quality product which just appeals to the masses because of the specs. I'm doubting that it would last long at all. So that is why I said I would find better quality in companies like Apple, Sony, and Nokia.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:43 1

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


All unlocked phones work for T-Mobile lol.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 06:06 1

26. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Thanks for pointing out the obvious. Im sure we all know that. I was discussing on the matter of 4G LTE and 3G network coverage.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:09

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Which isn't a problem anymore. ;)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 06:26

36. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Care to elaborate. How is it not? Did they change something?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 23:41 2

6. darkskoliro (Posts: 997; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I would totally buy one :3

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 23:41

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2710; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It has 16 & 64GB versions, but no 32GB version? That's odd. Mistake?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 23:50 2

8. dorianb (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


No worse than Google with the Nexus 4 @ 8GB or 16GB

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:49 3

22. Shubham412302 (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


thats not a mistake. they took polls on miui.com for storage sizes and most of the votes were for 16 &32 gb version

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 00:40 1

10. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


Premium specs at that price is a killer feature!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 00:49 2

11. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


If all the flagship phones were sold at this price than i would buy all!
htc one=show off the look
samsung s4=show those airview gimmick to frens
sony z1=throw in the pool and bragged about the waterproof
iphone=give it to my skinny girlfriend.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 00:49 2

12. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


If all the flagship phones were sold at this price than i would buy all!
htc one=show off the look
samsung s4=show those airview gimmick to frens
sony z1=throw in the pool and bragged about the waterproof
iphone=give it to my skinny girlfriend. Lol!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:04

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Avery nice phone but these phones should be future proof in terms of after sales service and software / android updates.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:05 1

18. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Have you heard of MIUI?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:29 1

19. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes and it's spelled as Me U & I :)

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:41 2

20. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Then you'd also know that they update regularly :)

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:32

29. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nope, don't have any idea about that.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:54 1

24. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It's forked Android ... just like Amazon did.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:05

23. devoncatt (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Now if this sold so well why isn't it released in the EU?The combined markets of the EU, Russia and Middle East rival the US as a market so why not here as well? Will they upgrade the Android OS quickly when a new version appears? I can remember waiting impatiently for the upgrades from Samsung and the carrier and discovering they would no longer upgrade my phone after a certain point.

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