Unless you have been living under a rock, you might have already heard about the Xiaomi’s new Pocophone F1. With their new Pocophone lineup, Xiaomi is planning to take over the flagship phones market.
Every technology journalist and tech YouTube channel is talking about it, with some even calling it a “One Plus Killer”. Where One Plus 6 at $500 provides you the top of the line specs for almost half of the other flasghip smartphones, Xiaomi’s new Pocophone F1 goes even further and gets you all those industry leading components for just under $300.
The phone is currently available only in India but before you decide to spend your hard earned money on this new phone, here are few things you should keep account of.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August 29th|
|BODY||Dimensions||155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||180 g (6.35 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, plastic body|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|– MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF|
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)|
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar|
|Price||About 21000 INR|
Even though the Pocophone F1 goes head to head with the current flagship phones in the specification department, it is no where closer to their built quality. The device does feel solid in hand but it is entirely made up of plastic. This is where Xiaomi decided to apply their cost-cutting.
The display produces decent colors and also feature a notch, which
Should you buy it?
The answer depends on your requirement. If you are
If you are confused about getting this or the One Plus 6 then I think you should wait a little bit. One Plus 6 is a full-on flagship killer, where the Pocophone F1 feels like a great bang for a buck budget phone. Same like the huge megapixel count doesn’t make a camera better, top of the line specifications doesn’t make a phone better.
One Plus 6 has been proved to be a great smartphone, they have nailed the hardware and software integration. It will provide you overall better build quality, better display, better camera and also a better comunity. We can’t say these things about the new Pocophone F1 yet. Wait for the user feedbacks, wait for more reviews to drop in. Don’t be a victim of impulse buying!
One Plus 6 now has a pretty serious much aggresively priced competitor. Which means there are chances One Plus will drop the prices to regain the public attention.
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will be a Flipkart exclusive in India, the sale starts on 29th August at 12 pm. You can buy it here: Pocophone F1
Here is the mega launch offer for #POCOF1— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) August 22, 2018
POCO F1 (6GB+64GB) – ₹20,999
POCO F1 (6GB+128GB) – ₹23,999
POCO F1 (8GB+256GB) – ₹28,999
POCO F1 Armoured Edition (8GB+256GB) – ₹29,999
This makes the #MasterOfSpeed the most affordable flagship with Snapdragon 845! How is that! pic.twitter.com/MKr4L2pQey
Stay tuned for the updates.
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