Pocophone F1: Better Speed, Best Price

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB Ram, 4000mAh Battery, Fast Charging, A Notch and many many and many more things to get exited about. How much is the price? It should be 1200 Bucks, 1000, 800, must be 600, not less then 500. But all the answers are wrong. Yes I’m talking about the grand Pocophone F1.

Poco is a sub-brand from Xiaomi. Recently they launched their new flagship F1 and it’s trending.  They are selling the 1000$ phone in just 264$. Can u believe it. I mean if you see other major companies like Samsung, Apple, Oppo are selling their flagships over 1000 Bucks. But here we are getting a similar kind of phone at almost  a Quarter of their price. How is this even possible? Let’s get to know.

Xiaomi is well-known for their low budget flagships. But this time they took it to an insane level. Big companies like Samsung, Apple, they are spending their money in marketing and advertising. This time Poco did not go to this strategy. They find out this thing very much useful then others. Before getting so long let’s talk about it’s stunning features and specs.


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 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)
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
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

#Design and build quality.

The Pocophone F1 looks and feel rather generic. We were obviously not expecting Note 9-like levels of design refinement, but the F1 falls short compared to competitors in its price range, and even some cheaper alternatives.

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The feeling of cheapness largely comes from the polycarbonate back of the device. It’s not that it’s shoddy or flimsy, far from it. The finish of the dark grey (Graphite Black) version mimics metal quite well, but the F1 definitely feels less premium than the OnePlus 6 or Honor 10. On the flip side, the plastic back should fare better when dropped, even if it will scratch and wear faster than glass.

#The display.

The Pocophone F1 features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display, featuring a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels (18:9). At 416dpi, the pixel density is high enough to make pixels unnoticeable. Colors are nice and punchy, though OLED would’ve obviously got you better contrast rates and viewing angles. The only minor issue worth noting is outdoors legibility – at full brightness, text can be a little smudgy.

#The Battery.

The battery is excellent too. A 4,000mAh unit should keep you up and running for a full day, potentially two, depending on how hard you push it. We were able to get around nine hours of screen-on time on a single charge, with the screen set to 50 percent brightness and a mix of watching video, browsing, using Reddit Sync, and some gaming. When you tap out, you can get back in the game quickly, thanks to the support for Quick Charge 3 with the bundled 9V/2A charger. There’s no wireless charging though – probably a cost-cutting measure.

Rana Hamid

I am a Tech Gig.

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