Turns out the Xiaomi official website is not the only place where discounts for the Mi Festival will run. Online mall, Jingdong will also be running its own sales. If you are out for a new phone, then you may want to consider the Xiaomi Mi 5s which is getting discounted on the site.
The Mi 5s is the successor to the Mi 5. They have the same screen size but the Mi 5s is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and features an under-glass fingerprint scanner up front. The Mi 5s is also made out of metal instead of glass like the Mi 5.
The 3GB + 64GB variant sells for ¥1999 ($290) but Jingdong will let you have it for ¥1799 ($261) if you pay in full upfront. If you pay ¥990 ($144) upfront, your discount is lowered to ¥100. Sadly, the discount doesn’t apply to the 4GB + 32GB variant and the 4GB + 128GB model. The former sells for ¥1949 ($283).
The difference in price between the 3GB + 64GB (excluding the discount) and 4GB + 32GB model is negligible. If you had to pick one of the two which will it be?