The Woz may have been right when he said that Xiaomi was ready for the US market. The up and coming Chinese manufacturer of smartphones that run the android operating system, and the company behind the popular aftermarket android firmware called Miui, just recently released their newest addition to the lineup of phones they’re offering, the Redmi note. The key thing to pay attention to here is that Xiaomi has just landed themselves on the top 10 global best selling smartphones list done by Monthly Market pulse. Not only did they make the top 10 ranking, but they landed on the list twice, and all this with only selling devices in the Chinese market. Xiaomi devices are officially sold in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, so the fact that they could make it on the list with other bigger name brands that offer global accessibility of their devices, is quite an amazing feat.
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Neither of the phones that actually made it to the list were the recently released Redmi note, but rather the older Xiaomi Redmi and the Xiaomi Mi3. The Mi3 brings up the rear of the list snatching up the number ten spot, while the Redmi actually comes in at number seven, ahead of not only another phone from its own brand, but the Samsung Galaxy S3, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. Lets take a second to let this sink in for just a moment. The Xiaomi Redmi actually came in ahead of a top flagship Samsung device. No matter how you slice it, that’s impressive. Probably more so because the Galaxy S3 was virtually available everywhere on the planet, yet the Redmi was only available to a select few Chinese markets.
Xiaomi continues to wow us with what they have pumping out of their fledgling three year old company, which is all the more reason consumers and other bigger competing brands should take notice. Xiaomi has only been around a few years, and they’re shaking things up, in a big way. Now just to keep things clear, this list is only made up of the best selling phones for February of 2014. So that means the list can and probably will change for March once the list gets put out. With that said, we think the team at Xiaomi deserves a round of applause for their hard work, because they have consistently been putting out awesome devices at a fraction of the cost of other OEMs, and the devices are performing extremely well. Have you ever used a Xiaomi device before?