Xiaomi joins Apple and Samsung in the list of best-selling devices for February 2014

Xiaomi joins Apple and Samsung in the list of best-selling devices for February 2014
A recent report, released by Technology Market Research company Counterpoint, reveals that Xiaomi has somewhat succeeded in breaking the Apple-Samsung hegemony and now has not one, but two devices in the top 10 list of best-selling devices worldwide in February. Both the Xiaomi Hongmi, a.k.a. Redmi, and the Xiaomi MI-3 have made their way to the 7th and 10th place, respectively.

As we reported, Xiaomi's sales for Q1 2014 were around 11 million units, a rather impressive result for a company that was founded in 2010. In 2013 alone, Xiaomi's overall sales grew roughly 160% and reached 18.7 million devices. Initially, the Chinese manufacturer expected to retail around 40 million devices in 2014, but with the latest numbers in mind, it is expected that the company will succeed in selling some 60 million smartphones.

Apple and Samsung, as expected, are the leaders in Counterpoint's top list. The Apple iPhone 5s gets the gold medal, while its "affordable" peer, the iPhone 5c, comes in second. One of the older devices in the list, the Apple iPhone 4s, sits comfortably at the 5th spot.

Samsung, on the other hand, has 5 representatives among the best-selling smartphones in February. The most successful among them is the Galaxy S4, which gets the bronze medal, but the Galaxy Note 3 follows closely at the 4th spot. The Galaxy S4 mini, the Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy S III mini have also found their place among the best-sellers for February.

Only time will show if Xiaomi, the so-called Chinese Apple, will continue its spectacular performance when it comes to sales throughout 2014 or the gained momentum will eventually fade.




source: Counterpoint via Android Authority

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38 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yea, go Xiaomi!

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Xiaomi is the next Amazon Kindle Fire. Taking the world by the storm :D Right now companies need to focus on mid range flagship a bit more.

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1157; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

We're in and the Galaxy S3 has not only long beaten its Android and WP competitors from 2012 but is now beating their successors and their successors, LOL, incredible. Not even a Xperia Z or Z1, LG G2, Lumia something, Htc something etc... In there. It's a tough market. Great work by Xiaomi :) they are schooling some mobile phone veterans!

8. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Schooling?!! they sell well because of the 1billion people in china..

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Get your facts right, Xiaomi sell well in other Asian countries as well. Salute to Xiaomi, one of the most successful Chinese manufacturers.

34. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Get your facts right, the redmi had been a huge hit in china BEFORE xiaomi went international.

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1157; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You say that like they are the only OEM in China, may I remind you that there are many times more OEMs there meaning far more competition INCLUDING Samsung, Apple, LG, Nokia, Htc and many other big name brands, it's a difficult market so YES, they are schooling them. China having a billion people is no excuse, India also has a huge population.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

There are actually 1.35 billion people in China. That's 1 billion more than the population in the U.S. If you can even capture a lot of people in China then you will be making a lot of money for a small company like Xiaomi. If they keep this up, they will have enough capital to compete with the big boys in all aspects :D

29. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

With the WP 8.1 update, I guess maybe the Lumia 1520 be one of those best selling.

3. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

No Nokia No HTC No Sony ..that's just bad :'(

4. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

It amaze me that people still buying 5c. I heard soon Xiaomi will release their phones in my country too, I'm looking forward to it.

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2946; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Pretty sure those fandroids said that Apple is dead. Why is the iPhone still the numero UNO best selling device worldwide last Feb? Can the fandroids please explain...(waiting for the usual apple haters..you know who you are).

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

They say apple and Samsung are going down.

19. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Apple and Samsung might be going down... Right after every other company. ;)

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

lol, no one took your bait so far, keep trying though.

22. Ninetysix

Posts: 2946; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's one. Still missing a few fandroid comments...you know who you are.

28. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

It's pointless arguing against a fan base that will repeat buy, regardless what features or options it has, or more importantly don't have, or what pricing Apple places on it.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well Apple is dead for smart techie users but alive for the typical users who knows jack about what's going on the tech industries behind what Apple as a OEM has very bad rumours of patent trolls. Surely the fruit will end up like BB and Nokia sometime soon. We buy Apple products to look " cool trendy and it's the latest fashion " Every tech blog websites hates Apples infrastructure ,,,,

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

You see fanboys saying Samsung is going down, yet there flagships can't even beat the sales of the old S3, let alone S3 and S4 mini.

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Before anybody say anything about china population. Just take a look at number of great innovations of xiaomi. Their beautiful MIUI rom, affordable prices and beautifully designed phones.

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I like there phones.....

14. GBanker

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Hate the selling method of Xiao Mi. Using limited supply to create a buying crowd. In addition , the QC is far behind the international standard. This is not as good as people expected. The UI copying iOS style. Data usage in the phone are being spy by China GOV.Tones of problem exist in Xiao Mi. Not a mature enogh company, the selling point of the company is "CHEAP in Price".

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Xiaomi hater, China hater, pure hater, true blabber, jaywalking like a naysayer, GBanker. Not believing a single word you said.

18. GBanker

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

As a Chinese, I will say I really appreciate the Chinese mobile company is gaining prosper. However ,there are really lots of problems exist in Xiao Mi. Even Xiao Mi CEO Lei Jun admit iphone is the best phone ever, he need to learn alot from that. I will say there are many news about Xiao Mi in my region. To be honest, Xiao Mi really need to take lot of change including the marketing, the UI uniqueness and the improvement QC.

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

And Walmart selling point isn't cheap in price?? You want to talk about spying now? U.S. government has more spying power and technology than anyone out there. For a starter company, they are doing everything right to put their name out there first. Then they will have to focus on all the aspects after they are more successful. It's the world of business, my friend. Do what you can to survive and climb to the top or you will never go anywhere.

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Did someone say NSA/ Microsoft? Lol

16. adecvat

Posts: 630; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

5c - fail? No :)

20. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

xiaomi? i feel the nokia presence at both phones.. lol

23. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nokia will be there soon!!!!

30. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Sure with the WP 8.1 they will surely gain some attraction. (At least I hope)

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