Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Apr 2013 09:26 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "After selling 7.19 million phones in China last year, Xiaomi is now one step closer to world domination with a new device that'll take it to new territories: the Xiaomi Phone 2S (or MI-2S)." MIUI v5 also looks pretty great. When I find some time, I'll install it on my SII and see what's what.
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I don't get it
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Apr 2013 12:16 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Its average hardware and a custom android for an ok price. It doesn't seem that noteworthy, except for the sales numbers.

Everything else being equal, I'm not sure why anyone would get it. So everything must not be equal, like I think. Its $320 unlocked which is a nice price. While still limited in quantity and distribution, the Nexus 4 starts at $299.

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RE: I don't get it
by Chrispynutt on Thu 11th Apr 2013 15:43 in reply to "I don't get it"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

Screen size is one.

Most Sub 4.7" Android phones are 2nd or 3rd tier devices. The Xiomi treats smaller phone lovers like first class citizens.

Not so small as an iPhone, but still not demi-phablet size.

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RE[2]: I don't get it
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Apr 2013 19:10 in reply to "RE: I don't get it"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Like most things, its probably a combination of factors. Thom doesn't understand Samsung over HTC for similar reasons. I guess this is my instance of that.

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RE: I don't get it
by bentoo on Fri 12th Apr 2013 03:38 in reply to "I don't get it"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Interface looks interesting, except for the awful launcher/app drawer that looks like a bad iOS rip.

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RE: I don't get it
by tonny on Fri 12th Apr 2013 15:39 in reply to "I don't get it"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

unfortunately, nexus 4 never arrive in China and major countries. So, Chinese must rely on what's best there. Either meizu, xiaomi, or lenovo. Or HTC, Samsung, and the rest. (First 3 more popular there).

Edit:
First 3 IMHO, no surveys conducted.

Edited 2013-04-12 15:50 UTC

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