Disclaimer: This post is entirely based upon the author’s opinions and does not spread negativity of any company or organization. The post is not meant to spread violent or hatred speech either.
If you’ve purchased Xiaomi, you might be feeling proud for buying the so-called best smartphone at a remarkably decent price.
Just sum up the total amount they received for selling 134442817+133113893 and then divide it by Cost Per Unit (Rs.13,999), you will get something around 19,112!
So, they haven’t even sold 20,000 units in total. How come can they sell this much in just 1 day?
“Why did Xiaomi lie?”
The answer is pretty simple. They want to increase their sales the next time they’re back in stock!Let me thank Ashish Sinha from NextBigWhat, for revealing this in public in this article.
But, does that really matter?
Okay fine! Its clear that they’re trying to fool us. But why is that we shouldn’t buy Xiaomi?
Is specifications everything to be looked for in a smartphone?
If yes, then those cheap Chinese OEMs would be ruling the Indian smartphone market!
But, specifications is just one part. What we want from a smartphone is A GOOD USER-EXPERIENCE, and of course, validity.
The truth is not hidden! My friend Abdul Ghani collected some reviews of Mi3 customers over the web in his blog post:
The problems are just too many!
FAKE GORILLA GLASS, BRITTLE SCREEN, DEFECTIVE SPEAKERS, AUTO RESTART OF PHONE, PERFORMANCE GLITCHES, LESS-RESPONSIVE TOUCH – so many problems in a single smartphone!
WAIT! There’s another issue!
Mi India’s service centers are just present in 20 cities of India! Check the full list here.
Even if you have a minor issue, you will have to catch up with them at distant places.
The secret behind Xiaomi’s success
I don’t want to go deep into the principles of human psychology. In simple terms, Xiaomi created an artificial scarcity in the Indian market. The basic funda here is – Whatever is in scarce, is perceived to be of higher value by the people.
Simple principle, gigantic outcomes :-).
Do you still think its worth buying?
If I were you, I certainly wouldn’t!
Let me tell you, I purchased Sony Xperia E3 Dual at the same price as that of Mi3, and I am totally happy with it!
At least, I won’t have to run to far off places just to get a minor defect cured!
Let’s play the game safe. None of us have the money to waste at such products!
But still, the choice is yours.
So, what should you go for?
Don’t be so choosy, there’s an array of smartphones to choose from, and the number is bound to grow in the coming years.
The smartphones priced around Rs.15,000 have always been the choice of the common man, because of the neither cheap nor expensive price and the features likewise.
Thus, almost every reputed smartphone company has a smartphone in this price range. And believe me, due to fierce competition the specifications are pretty awesome.
One of the main smartphones in this range is the Moto G. Its features are identical to Mi3 too!
Since both of them are identical, I would strongly recommend you to check out my list of top Moto G alternatives. It is where I have talked about and compared various smartphones under this range!