Xiaomi and iPhone 4 Component Cost The Same Yet iPhone is Double the Price!


Xiaomi better spec than iPhone 4 cheaper price
Xiaomi's new smartphone has a better specification than the iPhone 4 but is half less than the price!

The Xiaomi dual core Android smartphone boasts some amazing hardware specs, such as a 4 inch Sharp screen, dual core CPU and a 5 mega-pixel camera, but the RRP is only 1999 Yuan ($312) or if you’re lucky only 1680 Yuan online ($262) so how much does a Xiaomi actually cost to make? Not much more than an iPhone 4 is your answer!

The below prices were posted over on the Sohu tech blog and show the component cost of the Xiaomi ‘Little Mistress’ Android smart phone.

xiaomi component price list
Xiaomi component price list

The only component missing from the list is the 4 inch Sharp touch screen which cost 182 Yuan, bringing the Xiaomi’s component cost to a rather low 1130.68 Yuan ($177).

Now lets take a look at the iPhone 4 component cost.

iPhone 4 component price list
iPhone 4 component price list

The total price of the componenets to make an iPhone 4 is only a fraction more than the Xiaomi! $187.51!

The iPhone 4 retails at 4999 Yuan ($782) in China for the 16Gb model, and has a smaller screen than the Xiaom and a single core CPU and only 512mb RAM.

The Xiaomi retails for 1999 Yuan ($312) less if you can find it online, has a 4 inch screen from Sharp (the same company are heavily investing in), a 1.5Ghz dual core Snapdragon CPU, and 1Gb RAM!

Either Apple are ripping people off again, or the Xiaomi is one hell of a bargain smartphone!

Via: Sohu

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