Xiaomi surpasses LG as fifth largest smartphone maker, breathes down Lenovo and Huawei's necks
The total amount of device that the startup's shipped during the last quarter were around 15.1 million devices, which is no more or less than 11 million units more than the amount of phones that got shipped in Q2 2013. According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi is breathing down Lenovo and Huawei's necks, as they hold the 3rd and the 4th spots on the list of best performers on the market, with 15.8 and 20.1 million units shipped in Q2, respectively.
Should Xiaomi continue to ride the wave of its upward momentum, we might witness a pretty interesting shift on the market in the following quarters. If the recently-revealed Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship makes it out of China, Xiaomi's purported climb towards the top of the food chain sounds even more plausible. The release of the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India will probably help the company a lot in this endeavor, too.
Unsurprisingly, the leaders on the smartphone market in Q2 2014 were the usual suspects, Samsung and Apple. With 74.5 million units shipped, Sammy might look untouchable for the time being, but the loss of market share is surely making the high-ranking Samsung executives feel uneasy. Apple has also lost a little of its positions, but unlike Samsung's, its shipments are up - 35.2 million units in Q2 2014, up from 31.2 million devices shipped in Q2 2013.
Strategy Analytics says Xiaomi was the star performer in Q2 2014
source: Strategy Analytics
1. marcski07 (Posts: 386; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
China based company are stealing the show, 3/5....
9. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Android Ex VP Hugo Barra is responsible for the Company's massive turnaround.
The 'Apple Of China' has a Bright Future.
BTW Loving my Mi3.
2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Dayuuuuuummm...this Xiaomi is really on fire, gaining steam like a boss. Congrats to Xiaomi!
And I think the reason why LG is falling and surpassed by the Chinese manufacturer is because they're like sitting there and waiting for the sales to go up, I know they made an amazing phone - LG G3, but they didn't release it on some countries which is big mistake because if you want to compete with the others you need to release it globally. Don't be a coward, LG.
3. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
If you sell same spec'd devices for 1/3 of the price obviously its gonna sell. And also not to forget the number of people in China .
22. newuser1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Yep. China has more population so more buyers.
5. rahul.niks (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
Xiaomi is not any cheap chinese phone maker, they actually offer quality which i don't know how at such a low price, they are just like moto but even better, also their UI is too cool, just try it on any android. i don't have a xiaomi phone, but i will have mine when they are available here☺
19. Neo_Huang (Posts: 411; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
You do realize that its the NSA spying on Chinese phone companies, not Chinese phone companies spying on the U.S.
7. GreekGeek (Posts: 792; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
"In your face suckaz! No smartphone is worth $700"
10. GreekGeek (Posts: 792; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
No budget for ads, endorsements and physical stores
Popularity and demand is spreading like wildfire
Big players are petrified right now and will eventually (& forcibly) lower their pricing to stay in the market = Win-Win for us consumers
11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2663; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
This is it. I already said it on yesterday that I'm seeing Xiaomi in the top 5. Now it would go to #3 as Huawei and Lenovo phones are costlier than Xiaomi. Asian markets will bring huge success to such companies who provides valuable top specs at such low prices. It'll also be a great hit if they launch their products internationally.
13. marcski07 (Posts: 386; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
i still prefer huawei tho, :D they are good in design department and tho the specs are not a flagship type, but it's still "okay" for a flagship device. :D + the good feedback for the users is a plus point for huawei
14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2663; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yeah, I also like Huawei designs but only in their flagships (Ascend series). Huawei quality is good but Xiaomi is also providing good quality phones.
15. RajRicardo (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
Time for every popular brand to lower the ridiculously insane flagship pricing. $800 for a smartphone??? WTF. We don't even have any carrier plans in many countries. Chinese must have decided it's useless selling parts to other brands instead why not make our own badass smartphones with lower pricing because we don't advertise much and we don't have to let customers pay for the stupid ads...way to go china...
18. newuser1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Yes but Chinese phones are made for domestic market. They do not support international bands. No any phone support all bands. If any Chinese company make phone with all domestic and international bands, that will bring more sales.
20. RandomUsername (Posts: 469; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
I like how Sammy and Apple are losing market share :D
21. MickLuvHP (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Samsung will lose its market share bit by bit or much quicker than it expects!!!!! Selling cheap quality at high price & by attracting people to buy their marketing isn't gonna work for very long! All the china manufacturer are catching up, Xiaomi will be the One that will gain rapid market share due to the similarity of processors used in all the flagship device of Major brands! (relatively solidly built device too) The performance of Huawei & Lenovo device are still unable to compete with the major brands. Huawei impressed me with the design of its P7 but in terms of flagship performance is still na! (except the front camera)