In the past few months, Xiaomi has made considerable progress.The biggest verification of its success recently is Exceed Samsung will become the world’s largest smartphone seller. This is a huge achievement that Xiaomi made a few years ago.
Many factors have ensured Xiaomi’s climb to the top. My colleague Hadlee Simons discussed some of the reasons for the rapid rise of Xiaomi in this article. But given Xiaomi’s feat in overwhelming Samsung, we want to ask our readers if they think the company can maintain its leading position in the market. Here is how they voted in our polls and what they had to say.
Do you think Xiaomi can be ahead of Samsung?
1,421 readers voted in our opinion poll to express their views on Xiaomi’s ability to maintain the number one smartphone sales. 66.6% of voters are confident in the company and believe it will keep the winning title, leaving Samsung behind. However, 33.3% of respondents are skeptical, believing that Chinese OEMs will not be able to maintain their lead over Samsung.
One potential pitfall of Xiaomi raised by some readers is that the brand’s phones do not support the same software update time as Samsung devices. Some users also expressed regret for Xiaomi’s lack of usability in the United States.
Gaylord Fork: Samsung has recently launched overpriced mobile phones, chose cheaper materials for cheaper devices, fragile or fragile foldable devices, and almost abandoned their second series, the Note series. If Xiaomi can be readily available as Samsung’s products in all states, then the profit margin will be even greater.
Stanley Kubrick: If Xiaomi brings their phones to the U.S. at the same price as they are now… then yes, I believe they can easily stay ahead… a few years, until they become arrogant, like The same happens when all companies become too successful. Then some other companies will take their place.
Patrick Mac: It’s exciting to buy affordable Xiaomi devices and lively MIUI, and then “What’s the next step?” I feel after about 1 or 2 years of use. This is where Xiaomi really needs to improve. I jumped from Xiaomi to Samsung because I need the latest flagship product, but spending more than $1,000 on Mi 11 Ultra just to get 2 years of software updates and a low trade-in value does not seem to be a good investment . In other words, Xiaomi is a good brand, and if they improve the user experience, they will widen the gap. The latest ranking is greatly affected by new customers. In order to build loyalty, Xiaomi needs to do more to attract these customers to repeat customers of the brand. Publishing devices with bugs and short software support does harm these numbers. On the other hand, long-term software support, fine-tuned software, and better trade-in transactions can also bring more numbers. Maybe they can persuade those who left to come back and make their top spot last longer.
Please also read: Everything you need to know about buying a Xiaomi device
Marshall: You only need to look at Samsung’s 2018-19-20 mid-range to know why Xiaomi ate so many lunches; there are too many trade-offs, the build is below the standard, and the price is too high. In 21 years, Samsung has come to a sense… Its recent mid-range products are getting better and better, and they are available at a price you might actually be willing to pay. Xiaomi will really benefit from increasing its North American business…things like Doogees and Blackviews that really sink garbage. Although Xiaomi has the ability to stay ahead, this is by no means a certainty.
Cosmobenis: I own 3 Xiaomi phones and like the products provided by Xiaomi. The problem is that their US network frequency band support is insufficient. When they start to support all ATT and T-Mobile bands, they will sweep the United States. I can not wait anymore.
Flashing: Samsung can only blame itself for losing the top spot. After the Huawei ban, they became complacent and released low-quality mid-range phones that were too expensive. This opened the door for Xiaomi, Oppo and other Chinese companies. If Samsung wants to stop its decline, it needs to wake up.
Is money: In any case, Xiaomi (and its supporters) should celebrate its victory (no matter how short it is), but it is better to believe that we Samsung fans know that it will soon fail.
Joe Black: Of course, but BBK and attempts to upgrade the “Huawei ban” may soon catch up with Xiaomi.