Xiaomi with its Pocophone F1 made its mark in the western world last year. Previously, it was only the mid-range market in which Xiaomi was doing business really good, but with Pocophone F1 it has broken all the stereotypes and bring many high-end features at the very aggressive price.
The kind of specifications the handset packs at this price range, there is no other brand which can provide such features. With 15.7 cm (6.18 inch) FHD+ Display, Snapdragon 845 chipset, and a huge 4,000mAh battery, the device only costs Rs. 21,000. You can also choose to club your shopping with available Amazon Coupon Code on mobile phone online.
But, at such pricing, will it be best for your needs and provide premium features? Look out in the Pocophone F1 review below.
Display and Design
The design of the Pocophone F1 doesn’t look premium as it doesn’t have any metal glass back as Nokia or Honor provides. This device gets a plastic back like the Oneplus One. Though you might feel it doesn’t look that cheap, still it doesn’t look premium too. So, to make it more good and premium in looks from behind, you might need a skin or a case. Bezels are thin at the sides and the top but the bottom chin is very thick.
Coming to the display, Pocophone F1 packs a 15.69 cm (6.18) Full-HD+ screen with 18.7:9 edge-to-edge display. The display gets a notch on the top too. Also, it is coated with Gorilla Glass 3 for dirt and smudge resistance. The device also houses an infrared sensor and front shooter for selfies on the notch too.
Under the hood, Pocophone F1 gets a 2.8 GHz octa-core processor with 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is paired with two RAM and onboard storage variants. With 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM, you can get onboard storage from 64GB to 256GB which can be further extended using microSD card up to 256 GB. It is coupled with a LiquidCool Technology that allows the device to sustain peak performance for a longer period of time. For gaming, it packs an Adreno 630 GPU.
Overall, the device performs strong and the gaming experience is also smooth without any lags. Moreover, the LiquidCool Technology helps the device to stay cool in the large gaming sessions.
Camera and battery life
Coming to the cameras, the handset packs a dual rear camera setup with flash including a 12-megapixel (f/1.9, 1.4-micron) primary camera and a 5-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron) secondary camera on the rear. The rear camera performs really great with enhanced detailing and aesthetics. But, when it comes to low lighting, the device gives an average performance. The modes include Square mode, Panorama mode, Portrait mode, Pro mode and more.
For selfies, Pocophone F1 packs a 20 MP high-res sensor coupled with the 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology. The front cam has various features like AI Beautify 4.0 and the Bokeh Effect. The front camera doesn’t lag in any department whether it is low lighting and daylight.
Pocophone F1 packs a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery under the hood. It will give you a typical day of usage easily with its battery size. The device supports the Quick Charge 3.0 technology which will charge the battery lightning fast. You can also explore similar mobile phone models available with better features via Flipkart Offers online at electronics category.
The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box paired with MIUI 10 POCO. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB Type-C, FM, 3G and 4G. Moreover, the handset packs sensors like Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor. In the box, you will get an Adapter, USB Cable, Warranty Card, User Guide, SIM Insertion Tool, and a Back Case.
Pocophone F1 is available in four color variants: Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar.
The Pocophone F1 is undoubtedly a great device at this aggressive pricing. Though it gets a plastic body which might feel non-premium, the device houses a powerful processor and massive battery life. The specifications this phone provides are the ones you will see them in the devices over Rs. 35,000. The handset is a very nice smartphone considering the price which carries a chipset with massive power, huge RAM and storage, and battery life. The cameras are really smooth and solid in the daylight but might give an average performance in the low lighting. Although there are few bugs and quirks in the software.
There are many devices like Honor Play and Nokia 8.1 which you can in this range, but you might not get such crazy specifications like this handset. So, if you want to have a bunch of flagship specs on the low price tag, then Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is just for you.