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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 / Poco F1

We have collected and analysed 43 expert reviews and 7 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 96/100. The average review date is Oct 14, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2681071 reviews from other Mobile Phones & Smartphones. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Mar 21, 2019.

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Expert review by : Alex Walker-Todd (trustedreviews.com)

Pocophone F1 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The Pocophone F1 uses affordable design, access to Xiaomi's manufacturing might and powerful internals to compete with flagships for a fraction of the price

Excellent value for money ; Superb performance ; Fantastic battery life ; Decent cameras

MIUI for Poco will take some getting used to ; Thick bezels ; Plastic build ; No NFC

An easy buy for anyone who places performance, longevity and quality ahead of the aesthetics of conventional flagship phones.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Sudhanshu Singh (techradar.com)

Poco F1 review

 

Disrupting competition from day one

Super value for money ; Solid performance ; Great battery life

Not water-resistant ; Chunky bottom bezel ; Lacks Widevine L1 support

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Pocophone F1 Review : International midrange shocker

 

Xiaomi's associated company Pocophone made this Pocophone F1 (also known as Poco F1) to tackle emerging markets and companies like OnePlus. What they made was a smartphone with features that defy logic - at least when it comes to a device that costs...

Display is bright and colorful ; Plastic body means ruggedness ; Decent camera arrays ; Great value for the price ; Thin, light, high quality build

Not carried by US mobile data carriers ; No Verizon or other CDMA coverage ; No 4G LTE on any US carrier ; No NFC, no waterproofing or dust resistance ; No extensive accessory ecosystem

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Smartphone Review

 

Price Cruncher – The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is a smartphone with flagship hardware, which has a good camera and long battery life but costs less than €350 (~$404). Find out in this review whether Xiaomi's concept of an affordable flagship works and what...

fast SoC ; expandable memory ; 6 GB RAM ; good cameras ; impressive battery life ; aptX HD support ; decent facial recognition technology ; quick MIMO Wi-Fi

only twelve months warranty ; average call quality ; no NFC ; heavy thermal throttling ; no HD Amazon or Netflix ; adverts, adverts, adverts

Xiaomi has reinvigorated OnePlus’ original concept of creating a flagship smartphone at a bargain price. The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 performed well in practically all our tests, especially regarding battery life, camera quality and performance. The Xiaomi...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee (tech.firstpost.com)

Xiaomi POCO F1 Review: The best value for money smartphone you can buy

 

POCO F1 does not only kill all phones in the segment but also kills Xiaomi's own Mi A2.

Excellent Performance Good Display Excellent Battery life Poco launcher

Basic design Average Camera performance

If there's one thing that Xiaomi and POCO have surely done with the launch of the POCO F1, then that is announcing themselves to the world as a new force to reckon with in the flagship smartphone market. While the likes of Honor, Nokia, Motorola, Oppo...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 review: Mid-range mastery

 

Xiaomi storms into the UK for the very first time and the Pocophone F1 delivers a knockout blow to OnePlus

Stonkingly good value for money ; Colour-accurate screen ; Long-lasting battery life

No certified dust or water protection ; No NFC

Laughing in the face of four-figured smartphones, there’s simply no better phone for your money. Yes, its software experience could use some work, and its design won’t be drawing admiring glances on the morning commute, but who cares? If you crave...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pocophone F1 specifications: The best phone you’ve never heard of?

 

The Pocophone F1 has flagship specs at a fraction of the price, so what's the catch?

We’ll update this piece when we have official UK pricing.

Sep, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

 

Xiaomi's new Pocophone F1 is here with flagship specs at an almost budget price. Find out what it's like in our full review.

Expert review by : John Velasco (phonearena.com)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Review

 

Pocophone, a sub-brand of Chinese tech company Xiaomi, has make an impression when it announced the Pocophone F1 not too long ago. The phone stole the spotlight away from the mainstream competition with its flagship-grade hardware specs and...

Incredible value ; Better-than-average battery life ; Snappy processing performance

Lacks support for US LTE bands ; Dull-looking display ; Underpowered speaker

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Xiaomi Poco F1 review

 

Is this the OnePlus from 2014 all over again?

Great value ; Snapdragon 845 processor ; Battery life ; Decent camera ; Good Audio

Few bugs need ironing out ; Average design ; UI needs polish

The Poco F1 is no flagship killer, but it has a lot to offer at almost half the price of the current crop of competition

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Continuous audio playback time:146
Continuous audio playback time (display off):146
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):30
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera flash:N
Front camera pixel size:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):20
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Second rear camera pixel size:1.12
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Blue
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Iris recognition:Y
Product colour:Black / Blue / Red

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.7:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:15.7
Display glass type:Corning Glass / Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2246 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:403
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,PCM,WAV,eAAC+
Video formats supported:ASP,H.264,H.265,HEVC,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Ejection pin:Y
Manual:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:N / Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.0 / Android 8.1
Platform:Android
vCard:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:6
RAM Type:LPDDR4X
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8
Height :155.5
Weight:182
Width:75.2 / 75.3