Xiaomi is the new Apple! Last month they sold over 10 million smartphones. Apple sold over 70 million phones last quarter but Apple is mostly living on past success momentum.
Apple can make more money but in terms of innovation not much fun has really been happening the last couple of years. With their latest iPhone X they even removed the fingerprint sensor!
Samsung is also becoming sloppy with glitchy phones with faulty batteries/software and hardware issues like broken glass. I think both Apple and Samsung needs more competition! They are becoming lazy at the top. They can afford to make mistakes because who can challenge them?
Right now I personally think Huawei and Xiaomi is doing the best. Both are from China! So it looks like chinese phone companies will dominate more and more. Especially when they expand in other areas like India. Let’s take a quick look at how Xiaomi currently is dominating with amazing smartphones.
First they have their Xiaomi Mi 6 that truly looks better than iPhone 8. iPhone 8 still comes with same boring design we have seen for years, iPhone 6 design still! Apple still has 2014 design that is too slow. And they only released their so called premium iPhone X for 1000 euros when you can buy a DOOGEE Mix or Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 for way less money! It’s time to admit it that Apple is becoming the next Microsoft.
Xiaomi also release many more products each year that fits more consumers. Like their brand new massive Xiaomi Mi Max 2 which comes for around 200 euro with massive 6.4” display and an amazing design.
Xiaomi also released the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix which truly is a phone that stands out! And it only cost around 500 euro with premium world class design! And you need 1000 euro for iPhone X! It’s insanity! Also insanity with Galaxy Note 8 1000 euro price. This makes it so many people can’t even buy them!
And then we have a bunch of other premium devices Xiaomi is releasing like Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. I think Apple is making a mistake with producing less phones. Because I think that it makes them have less creative ideas. I think that they should just focus on creating quality phones in all segments. Even in the low-end area.
Apple can live a little bit longer on past success but then what are they going to do? It’s especially the boring closed UI which is getting very boring and outdated. The good thing with Android on Xiaomi phones is how they can both be on a free platform and get Xiaomi’s own custom UI on top! Apple can do better than just chasing profit.