Xiaomi Mi 5 receives official price cut in China; Redmi 3x's price slashed as well

15 August, 2016
Six months after it was made official, the Xiaomi Mi 5 has received an official price cut in China. The company has slashed the prices of all Mi 5 models by RMB 200, which translates into around $30 at current exchange rates.

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  • dordan

hi, can't find internet stores with the updated prices of the Xiaomi mi5.
Is there a link for such websites?

  • AnonD-486806

Looking forward to buying Xiaomi Mi5.

  • AnonD-312515

That 3GB/64GB combo looking mighty sweet.

  • AnonD-551020

Jonas, 16 Aug 2016Production cost always depend on quantities. I can only spe... moreI get it. Thanks brother for the info

  • AnonD-523334

I'm not agreed with the people who say mi5 is not a good vfm and say op3 is much better. Actually both phones are excellent vfm. I don't think 32gb mi5 is worth but 64gb and 128gb versions are excellent value for money. As a brother said, camers on both phones are good, though I liked op3's. Some may like smaller form factor of mi5, others will op3's. Some may prefer to have 2gb of extra ram, others will think 4gb is enough (as both s7 and note 7 have 4gb) and 90h of endurance on mi5 is always a plus point compared to 66h of op3. And you get double the storage with less price (comparing 128gb mi5 with op3) and you can't have 128gb on op3.
Considering all this, mi5 vs op3 is just a matter of preference.

  • yuri

Xiaomi needs to slash the price a lot more if they hope to compete with OP3 and Le2Max. Both of them made the entire Mi5 line irrelevant.

  • abdul

this is unfair for indian buyers
selling low end model for 23000 rs

  • Anonymous

4gb ram for China and 3gb ram for the world.. That's oneplus is getting better than xiaomi ebryday

  • Jonas

AnonD-551020, 15 Aug 2016What's the cost of producing these phones? Production cost always depend on quantities. I can only speculate for between $280 and $330 for the ceramic 4g/128gb. Could be much cheaper if they produced 100 million units but I believe not even 30 million of the ceramic model were made. Extravagant profits is not Xiaomi motto yet.

divis200, 16 Aug 2016If you can really get OP3 that cheap then ok, it's good for... morei don't know why but mi5 never really took off here. i guess everyone kept waiting for the higher end mi5 to come and luckily op3 launched at that time.

Tucking Fypo, 16 Aug 2016here in India, entry level(higher end ones not launched) xi... moreIf you can really get OP3 that cheap then ok, it's good for you. I can get xiaomi mi5 really cheap in my country so i will choose that. I value my battery life too, which sucks in le max 2 and OP3. Every phone has it's upsides and downsides.

divis200, 15 Aug 2016OP3 isn't better when it comes to vfm. Xiaomi mi5 is 270 eu... morehere in India, entry level(higher end ones not launched) xiaomi mi5 costs 25k INR(335 euro) and op3 costs 28k(374 euro) with 1 year accidental warranty. le max2 costs 23k(307 euro). This the reason why mi5 is not at all selling here. People are getting bigger screen, most people like eye popping oleds, more ram, lots of internal storage, near stock android feel, premium build, 1 year accidental warranty, sd820 cpu clocked at higher freq compared to basic mi5, dash charging(with included charger), resale value of xiaomi phones being very very low. so op3 is vfm at least here.

  • AnonD-572747

xiaomi marketing has been so poor selling only low end models in Asia and pricing cheaper in India and China while raising prices for all other countries. it is what a Robin Hood phone seller wants to gain marketshare but at lost of revenues and reputation. I would sell phones at all countries at same prices to win hearts and volumes.

whoever xiaomi is hiring for marketing deServe nothing but D- for blunders. sell higher end models and keep prices equal else be like Samsung. xiaomi cannot gain market leader if it sells cheaper in India and China but disregard all 300 over couNtries.

Tucking Fypo, 15 Aug 2016i was not talking about popularity i was talking from sales... moreOP3 isn't better when it comes to vfm. Xiaomi mi5 is 270 euros (also it's a price from resellers not xiaomi) and OP3 is 400. When it comes to camera, they're about equal in my opinion. Display is a matter of opinion too. Some people prefer IPS LCD and some people prefer amoled screens. For these extra 130 euros OP3 gives 2x ram and storage. Of course you may want to compare the most expensive xiaomi mi5, but that's not right.

divis200, 15 Aug 2016It's not about popoularity. It's just that they made too ma... morei was not talking about popularity i was talking from sales perspective when compared with devices like op3 which provides better vfm.

Tucking Fypo, 15 Aug 2016that is true but if xiaomi mi5 would have been a hot produc... moreIt's not about popoularity. It's just that they made too many phones. Would you buy a phone which is much worse in specs for almost the same price?

  • AnonD-119751

top edge looks like Note 5

  • AnonD-551020

What's the cost of producing these phones?

divis200, 15 Aug 2016They cut the price because xiaomi mi note 2 will appear soo... morethat is true but if xiaomi mi5 would have been a hot product like redmi note 3 is in its price category then they won't have cut the price.

Tucking Fypo, 15 Aug 2016they had to cut the price to sell enough unitsThey cut the price because xiaomi mi note 2 will appear soon so they have to get rid of xiaomi mi5, since it will become irrelevant.