Canalys: Samsung catches up to Xiaomi in India, both post record shipments in Q2

19 July 2018
Xiaomi overtook Samsung in terms of shipments in Q4 2017, but now only a fraction separates them. Oppo and vivo are on the rise too as Apple tumbled.

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  • 20 Jul 2018

Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018WRONG. Xiaomi sells more than Samsung because for the same ... moreWell m so surprised to see that no one these days care about the s/w quality . . .
Jst push a app on playstore and then read the crash statistics for Samsung v/s Xiaomi . . . xiaomi crashes 100 times more . . however as long as people are paying less they are ok to forgive Xiaomi even if the hardware is cheap (which u wud know after 1 year of usage), or if the device crashes . . but we can blame people . . .
money is more imp than quality in India . . .

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    • 20 Jul 2018

    matix73, 19 Jul 2018How can Vivo grow 32% year over year if it lost its share?the total number of devices sold might have increased overall

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      • AnonD-621054
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      • 20 Jul 2018

      still top 1 xioami

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        • 20 Jul 2018

        pronoob, 19 Jul 2018Where u got distracted data from gsmarena??? Trust me Samsu... moreIndia is not only in Delhi just see the broad India a village India a rural based India. Where majority of population resides. They don't prefer any Chinese phone my dear.

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          • 20 Jul 2018

          pronoob, 19 Jul 2018Where u got distracted data from gsmarena??? Trust me Samsu... moreComparing Redmi Note 5 pro to Samsung s8 /s9 ? Obviously road side tea stalls are more in number than 5 star hotels, just coz they are cheap!

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            • 20 Jul 2018

            Samsung is taking advantage of its name in India. Mid range phones of Samsung are absolutely rubbish

              Samsung, OPPO VIVO will remain amongst preferred makes simply because of one thing - availability of service centres. In India somehow crowd thinks service centre as a mark of quality ( reality is not so). All three of them have service centres at every nook and corner. Plus OPPO VIVO latest glossy offerings of notchless phones will prove how good they are in market.

              Xiaomi on other hand will continue due to it's affordable offerings and these days it is also establishing brick and mortar stores with service facilities.

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                • Anonymous
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                • 20 Jul 2018

                Merwyn Fernandes, 19 Jul 2018The only reason why Xiaomi sells is because they are cheap.WRONG. Xiaomi sells more than Samsung because for the same price as the Samsung model, you can get a Xiaomi phone with vastly better specs and features and higher quality. Take for instance the overpriced Samsung J7 series. Xiaomi's Redmi phones offer better specs and quality for so much less. Or you can go with upper midrange to flagship Xiaomi's instead of the J7.

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                  • 20 Jul 2018

                  Anonymous, 19 Jul 2018You can look at it two ways: Either Xiaomi phones are cheap... moreProbably the first. I mean many people there don't have too much money, so being 50 dollars more expensive can be a deal-breaker.

                    Xiaomi sells cheaper and better phones, while Samsung is struggling on pricing their midrange phones.
                    So yeah, Xiaomi will still reign the Indian market.

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                      • 20 Jul 2018

                      matix73, 19 Jul 2018How can Vivo grow 32% year over year if it lost its share?Growth is based on their shipment volume, share is based on the market. India smartphone market is growing as well.

                        matix73, 19 Jul 2018How can Vivo grow 32% year over year if it lost its share?Canalsys is a gadget analyst outfit. Baristas who got tired of working at the local coffee shop and decided to go put numbers in neat box shapes on the computer screen. Don't expect them to do numbers great. I mean, they can't even spell your name right, right? :)

                          How can Vivo grow 32% year over year if it lost its share?

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                            • 19 Jul 2018

                            Where u got distracted data from gsmarena??? Trust me Samsung is nowhere to be seen near Xiaomi...people go bonkers for xiaomi even here in Delhi.....I guess the data is from Amazon. Where Samsung is selling No cost EMI phones in price range of 10-15 k.... Trust me I have seen more note 5 pro then s8 or s9 ..... Only good thing Samsung does is advertisement .....brrrr

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                              Abhi D, 19 Jul 2018These numbers don't mean anything at all! These are mere sh... moreBut where they going to ship if no one would need their phones? Most of the time retailers can't return them, so Samsung can't ship whatever they want.

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                                • 19 Jul 2018

                                Merwyn Fernandes, 19 Jul 2018The only reason why Xiaomi sells is because they are cheap.Not really the case. There are MUCH cheaper little know Chinese brands out there that offer international versions of their smartphones. The reason for Xiaomi success is not only that they are cheap but the fact they offer great value for money. They meet certain level of quality while still being very cheap.

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                                  • 19 Jul 2018

                                  Abhi D, 19 Jul 2018These numbers don't mean anything at all! These are mere sh... moreI dont know if Canalys applies but,quite a few firms thake sales as shipments and viceversa.

                                    These numbers don't mean anything at all! These are mere shipments, not sales. I haven't seen any slowdown for Xiaomi or pace picking up for Samsung in recent months.
                                    Infact if anything, Samsung sales have slowed down even more.
                                    Just by shipping more units, Samsung is trying to create a fake hype that they have recovered the lost ground, which isn't true.

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                                      • Anonymous
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                                      • 19 Jul 2018

                                      Merwyn Fernandes, 19 Jul 2018The only reason why Xiaomi sells is because they are cheap.You can look at it two ways: Either Xiaomi phones are cheap or that Xiaomi just have the best possible phones for the amount they're charging i.e.you'd be hardpressed to find a better phone no matter what price bracket you're shopping in (up until you pass the price of Xiaomi's flagships - there are much better phones but they also cost much more)

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                                        • 19 Jul 2018

                                        Xiaomi is good enough for price - thats the secret.