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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2018, August
  • Dimensions: 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 182 g
  • Screen: 6.18", IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 20 MP
  • Memory: 256 GB, 8 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Sensors: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Release date 2018, August
Dimensions (HxWxD) 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm | 6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in
Weight 182 g | 6.42 oz
Body build Front glass, plastic body
Colors Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Battery 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price290 EUR
Screen
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.18" inc
Screen area 96.2 cm2
Screen format 18.7:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio82.2%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2246 px
PPI /points per inch/ 403 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
-5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Functions Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps
DxOMark Main Score91
DxOMark Photo92
DxOMark Video90
Front camera, selfie 20 MP, Single
Specifications 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.2 POCO
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 630
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 256 GB, 8 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score355750
Antutu 7 score294456
GeekBench 5 Single Core439
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1754
GeekBench 4 Single Core2194
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core7695
GeekBench 4 RenderScript12921
GeekBench 4 Battery4646
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio, recording
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Also known as Xiaomi Poco F1 in India

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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Review

Excellent performance and a low price - that's what's bribing in this first model of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 series. Let's take a look at its strengths and weaknesses in the following lines.

Design

What immediately catches the eye is that the Poco F1's body is made of plastic. This choice is explained by the price class to which it belongs. The manufacturer had to save money on materials. After all, the cheapest plastic has not been used here like in most budget smartphones. The material seems to be of good quality, does not scratch and can turn out to be quite sturdy. For fans of opulence, there is a special version Armored Edition, whose panel is resistant to falls.

Display

The Poco F1 sports an IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch. The same thing we see in the Mi 8 model. The aspect ratio is 18.7:9, thanks to which the smartphone has got elongated and is suitable for one-handed operation. The maximum brightness stands at 461 nits. This is not a bad result, but under direct sunlight the screen will be unreadable. You'll have to look for shade. The color rendering is in turn calibrated excellently. In any of the modes, colors will be natural and saturated.

Performance

The Poco F1's main trump card is high performance. The smartphone has been given a top chipset while keeping its price affordable. The device runs on the Snapdragon 845. It is available in versions with 6/8 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of internal storage. Its computing power is enough to run 3D games, augmented reality apps and video processing programs.

To keep the Poco F1's performance stable under heavy load, the smartphone is equipped with a special liquid cooling system. When the processor heats up, liquid in a copper tube evaporates and moves to the cooler section where it creates condensation. This keeps the temperature under control and maintains the stable performance of the Poco F1.

The graphics processor is the Adreno 630. For its time, this is one of the best mobile solutions, providing top performance even on devices with large 1440 pixel resolution displays. So it's no surprise that the Poco F1 shows enviable results in tests.

Cameras

A modern flagship smartphone cannot do without a dual camera. Even a triple, as we see in the Samsung A7. In the Poco F1 are placed two sensors. The main module is like the one in the Mi 8: a 12 MP Sony IMX363 with f/1.9 aperture and dual-focus autofocus. Optical stabilisation is absent. There is, however, a dual-LED flash. The additional sensor has a resolution of 5 MP and serves to improve the quality of photos.

The Poco F1's camera has a satisfyingly standard set of features, modes and filters that we know from other Xiaomi models. In manual mode, you can adjust the white balance, ISO, etc. You can also set the focus - from 1 to 100, between large plan and infinity.

As for the quality of the photos, during the day they will be clear, with high detail, almost no noise and with superb contrast. Colours will be accurate and vibrant. The dynamic range will amaze you, you may not even use the HDR mode when shooting during the day.

In addition, the Poco F1 model has received artificial intelligence support, which adapts the camera parameters according to the shooting scenario. The system works adequately.

In low light conditions, the camera will let you down slightly. Noises will appear. In Auto HDR mode, there is a strong reduction in noise, but details are blurred.

For portrait shots, the Poco F1 has two camera modules. For the money invested, you get an average level of quality. They are somewhat detailed and with the right nuances.

Autonomous operation

The Poco F1 is packed with a 4000 mAh battery. It comes with an 18W charger with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. You can charge the battery up to 35% in half an hour and up to 100% in an hour and a half. In video playback mode, you can enjoy 12 hours of operation, for phone calls, 25 hours, and for web browsing, up to 13 hours.

Conclusion

The Poco F1 is a wonderful specimen for its time. It offers a large screen, powerful performance, large battery and ample amount of memory expandable using a microSD memory card. This smartphone is one of the most affordable with Snapdragon 845.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was around 290 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, August.
The weight of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is 182 g.
The screen size of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is 6.18" inches.
The size of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.