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

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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42 Comments

1. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

25. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Because MediaTek sucks ;)

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

34. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!!

41. anas214812

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

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

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

3. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

waste

4. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

ugghh china phones sucks.

35. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

5. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

6. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Oh yeah..... Well Apple sells blah blah blah blah blah in the first weekend..... Yeah! Shut up and enjoy your little phone.

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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?

10. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thank goodness we have you to tell us whats the best mobile OS. We are all waiting anxiously for your WP rank.

13. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 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,

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

19. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

no clue what you are talking about

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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?

36. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

43. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

21. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

22. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

37. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

38. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

42. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

33. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 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

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