HTC ousted by Xiaomi in Top 10 global smartphone shipments ranking

HTC ousted by Xiaomi in Top 10 global smartphone shipments ranking
As 2014's first quarter is behind our backs, the global list of Top 10 companies by smartphone shipments has seen a rearrangement. While Samsung is successfully holding the top spot with a headway that's more than double of its rival Apple's shipments, Xiaomi, the superstar start-up, which sells its phones in homeland China by the tens of millions, has broken into the list for the first time and ousted HTC from its 10th place. With this addition, the list is now half-Chinese, with fellow brands Huawei, Lenovo, Coolpad, and ZTE holding the third, fourth, sixth, eighth, and ninth places respectively.

Then again, it's debatable how global are Chinese companies in reality. Most of them make the bulk of their sales in the vast market of their homeland, with limited exports to outside markets. However, while Xiaomi ships some 97% of its products in China and looks forward to expanding globally, Huawei exports a respectable 45% of smartphones outside China.

source: Tech In Asia

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24 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Oh burrn!!! htc got owned by xiomi. That what you get for giving us that 4mp camera htc.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Do xiaomi sell for a big profit margin?

12. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Xiaomi pwned htc. Xiaomi is now mega kill.

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

LOl , companies like Xiaomi Huawei ZTE ..etc won't sell without the 1 billion people in china...

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

But that's exactly the market they are going after :P With over 1 billion population China and other nearby Asian countries, that's a huge market to try to capture for a small company.

17. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I don't know about that. Xiaomi's skin of Android is outstanding and has global versions that are updated regularly (some weekly). A lot of people would buy a phone from Xiaomi if they'd export them.

24. vishaldoley

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Seriously.... You need to update your brain....

3. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

If HTC didn't add that 4mp camera on M8 I would totally switch from my note 3 to m8 but I'm not giving up on HTC and I hope that next year we will see a flagship that has everything you need.

4. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Don't worry next year you will see a 2 ultrapixel camera with 4 micrometer pixels and an 8 megapixel front facing camera

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

There is a lot more wrong with the M8 besides the camera.

15. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

not really...

18. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Wasted screen space makes my top list of problems with that phone. Just look at how much is wasted by the HTC logo spot.

16. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

so you wanna downgrade ur phone. intersting....

22. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Downgrade? The device is beautiful plus since my previous devices where a galaxy nexus and a nexus 4 , I think that sense 6 is much better than touchwizz even if I removed bloatware,disabled DVFS and switched to nova launcher on my Note 3. I moved from nexus to Note because I needed sd card support and a better camera but I'm not happy at all with touchwizz .

5. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Not surprised at all.... Imho , MIUI is the best rom out there My Galaxy S3 runs on it and Im soo loving it to death Next month im buying meeself a Xiaomi MI3!

6. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Chinese phone like hwawei, lenovo, xiaomi, etc are cheap and quality wise ain't that bad and has an advantage in their own country. Htc phones are too expensive just like sony.

7. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Luis D, who is at 7th position?

9. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

HTC!! Work on marketing please!!!

11. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

HTC!! Work on camera please!!!!

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC work on not sucking please!!!

21. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

'Sucking', What?

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Cooooolpad is eighth...nice...I guess...

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

These Chinese companies need to make more phones compatible with American networks. Meanwhile, Americans love overpaying for their iPhone, Samsung's, LGs and HTCs...

23. vishaldoley

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Haven't used the other Chinese brands....just the xiaomi mi3 ....and it's awesome.... Waiting for the miui 6 update....and seriously its better to buy a xiaomi phone with same specs as of an HTC at half the price + weekly updates

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