There have been a series of rumors and speculations regarding the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. However, the company released this smartphone a few days ago and its first official sale took place on Flipkart two days ago. Flipkart confirmed that it sold 150 units every second consistently for 5 minutes and all its units were sold out. Of course, this is a high demand smartphone and the reason is not far fetched. It remains the cheapest and good value for money high-end Xiaomi smartphone and it is also the cheapest Snapdragon 845 device, even cheaper than the Meizu 16 series which was launched for about $397. Today, we have two versions of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 – 6GB+64GB and 4GB+64GB which costs $369.99 and $409.99 respectively. There is no better time to purchase this smartphone which is loaded with flagship features than now because the demand is high and you can expect that the current price will certainly increase soon.
Hardware & Display
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset clocking 2.8GHz coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB. The CPU of Poco F1 is kept cool by Xiaomi’s LiquidCool technology which is usually reserved for hardcore gaming smartphones. No matter how intensely you are gaming, the Pocophone F1 is always cool and the frequency output remains high. With this smartphone, you instantly say goodbye to slow response time and frozen screens. It is equipped with a 6.18-inch screen which has a display resolution of 2246 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass which is renowned for its high resistance to wear and tear thus the Poco F1 display is built to last.
This smartphone display is very similar to the Redmi 6 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, as it comes with a notch which is not popular amongst Android followers but it appears that nobody really cares about the notch these days since most Android OEMs are now using it. In the camera department, the Pocophone F1 comes with a 12.0MP + 5.0MP dual rear camera setup with a massive 20.0MP front camera for perfect selfies. The rear camera is AI assisted and with its dual pixel autofocus, you get instant autofocus even in dark environments. Furthermore, the camera AI feature can intelligently identify 206 scenes and automatically adjust the exposure, saturation and other photo optimization for a perfect image.
OS & Battery
It runs on pure Android 8.1 Oreo and with a decent 4000mAh battery, users are sure of at least one day usage time. This battery has the endurance to keep your phone as you game, watch videos, snap pictures or perform any intense task. It provides enough power for 30 hours calling and 146 hours of music time. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 which means that you get charged up quickly and no need to worry. Xiaomi tailored a special MIUI specifically for POCO products to make it lighter, faster and smoother. This smartphone is equipped with a turbocharged engine which gives you a faster app startup experience, more sensitive swipe movements and more. The brand new customizable App Drawer for POCO Launcher intelligently categorizes your apps and makes searching for them easier and faster. MIUI for Poco also keeps your phone secure with the latest patches and updates from Google. The Poco Launcher App is currently available on Play Store for download.
Connectivity Ports & Other Features
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 comes with the popular USB Type-C for charging. In addition to the Type-C, the Poco F1 comes with a 3.5mm audio port that is sorely missed in most 2018 flagships. Furthermore, this smartphone is equipped with an infrared light sensor and an infrared camera which permits face unlocking and instant secure of the phone even in the dark.
Where To Buy The Xiaomi Pocophone F1
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is currently available on Gearbest for $352.99 for the 64GB variant (Arrival Notice). The 128GB model sells for $409.99. This is a perfect price that you don’t have to miss. In all honesty, you may not get it at this price from next week.