Xiaomi’s POCO F1 is back in the headlines for all the good reasons

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When Xiaomi’s POCO F1 launched, it created a buzz in the smartphone industry for being the most affordable smartphone with the flagship specifications. The POCO F1 is yet again creating headlines for all the good reasons.



Shopping Days sale discount

In India, Xiaomi Poco F1 will be available with up to Rs. 5,000 discount during Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale. This is huge considering the phone has already been crowned as the “Indias best-rated budget flagship smartphone”. The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale goes live from December 6 and will run up to December 8, 2018. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version will be available at Rs. 19,999, the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model will be available at Rs. 25,999, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant will be available at Rs. 21,999.

Blind smartphone camera test

The famous tech Youtuber MKBHD, recently ran a blind smartphone camera test on his twitter and Instagram social media handles. Where the users have to vote the best looking photo according to their personal preference. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro won the test but what surprises everyone is the fact that Xiaomi’s POCO F1 came second beating the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Check out the full comparison below,

Specifications: (gsmarena)

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Available. Released 2018, August
BODY Dimensions 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight 182 g (6.42 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)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 10 (POCO customization)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
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
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 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, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (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 290 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 4034 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3713
Basemark X: 43652
Display Contrast ratio: 1468:1 (nominal), 3.059 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 72dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 86dB
Audio quality Noise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery life

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