Xiaomi opens its biggest European Mi Store in Paris

18 January 2019
The grand opening is today at 1 PM local time, but people started lining at sunrise.

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Anonymous, 20 Jan 2019Let's wait for a few years to see how the relative position... moreChinese companies copy and steal, and build on top of what they stole. They do not drive innovation.

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Anonymous, 20 Jan 2019"We are not copying Apple. At all!"and apple didn't copyed anything right?

Andy, 18 Jan 2019It's significantly cheaper to buy from China. Sometimes as ... moreThat may vary from country to country. Keep in mind these are official mi stores, so not unofficial import. Hence they should have correct price, comparable to price in China + local tax, gvie or take a little. 40% higher seems like something one could expect from parallel import, not official channels.


  • Anonymous

Rutherford, 19 Jan 2019I never claimed they invented minimalism in stores. They st... moreLet's wait for a few years to see how the relative position of Xiaomi vs Apple change in the smartphone space. The future of smartphone is driven by Chinese tech companies, not by Apple or Samsung, starting in 2019. This trend was already started in 2018. But 2019 will be the year to see this new reality fully emerge.

  • Anonymous

"We are not copying Apple. At all!"

In lieu of band 28...

.alpha, 18 Jan 2019Looks like a more cramped Apple Store.Whatever

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PPM, 20 Jan 2019Pocophone F1, Mi 8, MI Mix 3: No band 28 Redmi Note 6 Pro:... moreThe ones being sold in Europe do have band 20

Pocophone F1, Mi 8, MI Mix 3: No band 28
Redmi Note 6 Pro: No band 20

How come these phones are sold in France?

AnonD-794992, 19 Jan 2019minimalistic interior design is not invented by apple.sayng... moreI never claimed they invented minimalism in stores. They started the trend. It doesn't work for Xiaomi because the brand still screams cheap.

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Rutherford, 19 Jan 2019Somehow, the place still looks very cheap despite it being ... moreminimalistic interior design is not invented by apple.sayng that xiaomi copied the interior design is same as all super are copy from Lamborghini or Ferrari. if works for apple than works for xuaomi also.but peopole will always complain. human nature

Good job Xiaomi!

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Anonymous, 18 Jan 2019Xaiomi seriously needs to rethink about opening multiple ph... moreThese retail stores generates tons of brand awareness and new customers and fanboys, I would assume that it's still better for a company like Xiaomi (that needs brand awareness more than samsung/apple) to open bunch of stores for a few years and close even half of them later on.

Somehow, the place still looks very cheap despite it being a shameless copy of Apple's flagship stores.

Anonymous, 18 Jan 2019Xaiomi seriously needs to rethink about opening multiple ph... morenot, just you need to think about it, doesn't matter, no such thing as enough.

Where do you have got that "Mi vouchers" ?!

An - ODR - (OFFRE DE REMBOURSEMENT)
has nothing to do with vouchers.

It's a very special and tricky cash-back thingy
only valid in France Métropolitaine ...

  • Anonymous

Xaiomi seriously needs to rethink about opening multiple physical stores in Europe and the US at a time when most companies are closing physical stores due to running costs. 1 in each European country is enough,gives customers peace of mind for returns etc. They sell phones with only a 5% profit margin, factoring in store running costs abd they're left with almost nothing.

  • Andy

Marco M, 18 Jan 2019Why would you avoid getting local warranty? We don't yet... moreIt's significantly cheaper to buy from China. Sometimes as much as 40%. With that saving you could take out insurance for the phone in your country and still end up saving money

  • .alpha

Looks like a more cramped Apple Store.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Jan 2019In Apple Store take money in full of packet you get only on... moreYou mean 5w charger?