Xiaomi surpasses LG as fifth largest smartphone maker, breathes down Lenovo and Huawei's necks

Xiaomi surpasses LG as fifth largest smartphone maker, breathes down Lenovo and Huawei's necks
According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi has been one of the fastest growing smartphone manufacturers in Q2 2014. The so-called “Apple of China” is now the fifth largest maker in terms of shipments, as it had a downright impressive 5.1% of the smartphone market in the last quarter, leaving the 6th spot for LG, which also performed fruitfully in Q2. Xiaomi accounted for just 1.8% of the market a year ago.

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.


source: Strategy Analytics

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22 Comments

1. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

China based company are stealing the show, 3/5....

9. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 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: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yep. China has more population so more buyers.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

XiaoMi offer best value.

5. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 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☺

6. josephnero

Posts: 775; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

And best spyware

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Uh oh, retard alert!

17. josephnero

Posts: 775; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

your mom?

19. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 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: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xiaomi says: "In your face suckaz! No smartphone is worth $700"

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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

12. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

apple will never do that. :D

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 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...

16. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Well done, well done…

18. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 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: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I like how Sammy and Apple are losing market share :D

21. MickLuvHP

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 26, 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)

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