I am all for making things easy for the consumer to understand and sift. Every manufacturer claims to agree with the principle. But in practice, the results are less than simple. In the years gone by, Nokia often delighted in confusing consumers with their very off and erratic smartphone naming scheme. Samsung also jumped in at some point in time. Then Gionee caught the bug too. Today, I point out the confusing Redmi naming scheme, thanks to Xiaomi.
Have a look at this list:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Mediatek
- Xiaomi Redmi 3
- Xiaomi Redmi 3s
- Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
Redmi Naming Scheme: Confusion Galore
Geeks and techies may be able to tell which is which, but I assure you that not a few non-geek consumers are confused by it. I got confused by it too. Reviewers and bloggers also get confused by it as well. I know that because when I search for one of the above-listed phones, I sometimes end up reading an article about a wrong model because the writer/blogger used the wrong label.
To find the information that I need about one model, I have to search and sift through the search. often, I have to use the processor name or some other distinguishing feature in the search in order to get the right results.
But Maybe It Works
The Redmi naming scheme can be very confusing. But it worked for Nokia. It has worked for Samsung. It looks like it is working for both Xiaomi and Gionee too. Chaos is the new order.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.