The maiden edition of Xiaomi’s Poco Sub-brand, Pocophone F1, was released a few days ago and its first official sale took place on Flipkart two days ago. This smartphone is very hot right now and Flipkart confirmed that it sold 150 units every second before the device sold out within five minutes. Pocophone F1 is currently the cheapest Snapdragon 845 device and offers good value for money. We have looked into several stores with this smartphone and today, we have two versions of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 – 6GB+64GB and 4GB+64GB which is currently available for $329.99 and $389.99 respectively. Our best guess is that the high demand for this smartphone will push the price further in the coming weeks so it is either you purchase it now or you wait for the next six months when the demand must have plunged again.
Under the hood of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, we have 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. This processor is kept in check by Xiaomi’s LiquidCool technology, a feature that is reserved for hardcore gaming smartphones like the Xiaomi Blackshark gaming phone. With LiquidCool tech, intense gaming, videos, and live streaming do not affect the temperature of this smartphone and the frequency output remains high.
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass protected 6.18-inch (2246 x 1080) display and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. This display is highly resistant to wear and tear thus the Poco F1 display is built to last. For a full-screen experience, this smartphone comes with a notch display which happens to be the trend in the smartphone industry presently.
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 comes with a camera setup which enhances photo brightness, clarity, and quality. It boasts of 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. 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.
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Battery & OS
Its lights are kept on by a decent 4000mAh battery. 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.
This smartphone supports the popular connectivity options but notably, we have the recently popularized USB Type-C interface for charging. Many 2018 flagships expunged the 3.5mm audio jack but not the Poco F1. This smartphone comes with 3.5mm headphone jack thus you can have a good music time even when your USB Type-C interface is engaged.
Where To Buy The Xiaomi Pocophone F1
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is currently available on a couple of popular stores but the starting price is $349.99. Check out the deals that we compiled below.