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Read This Before Buying Xiaomi in India, or Anyplace Else

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 5, 2014


It is made by a Chinese company, what else could we expect?

Hunger Marketing in China

Below is a great article about problems that Xiaomi users are having with their phones in india. The problems range from troublesome to sever, with phones dying soon after purchase.

This data is corroborated by Chinese statistics as well. In fact, Xiaomi has more customer complaints than any other cell phone in China, and it is only a few years old. Xiaomi does not have three and five year old units lingering around as Nokia, Apple and the others do. The fact is that Xiaomi phones are good*….

Good but with a catch
Of course I mean they are good, but there is a catch. Xiaomi sources from good suppliers, but that means little if the same components are not used. For example, part of Xiaomi’s cachet is that they source from Foxconn, the same people who produce for Apple. While this may be true, it means little. Just like…

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