Xiaomi POCO F1 – Full Specifications & Features, Pros & Cons, Price

HIGHLIGHTS OF POCO F1

Xiaomi POCO F1

Xiaomi has been proving to be a very popular brand in India for quite a few years; with the real proof of reaching the fourth position among the 5 best-selling smartphones in India in the second quarter of 2018.


With an aim to challenge another Chinese startup, One Plus, which took a similar online route as Xiaomi, they introduced Poco F1 as a trendsetter for all the mid-ranged premium smartphones with high-end specifications at a much lower price than some other competitors.

The Xiaomi Poco F1 was developed and was globally announced on 22 August 2018.   Poco F1 comes with a 6.18-inch IPS LCD display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,246 pixels with a pixel density of 403 PPI and an aspect ratio of 18:7:9, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass that protects the LCD Display and guards the screen against any scratches or damage.

The Poco F1 sports a 6GB RAM and an octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Kryo 385 + 1.8GHz Kryo 385) which sits upon a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and an Adreno 630 graphics card. Also with its huge internal memory of 64GB and not to forget, the external memory which is expandable up to 256GB, it sure is a heart stealer.

Embedded with dual rear cameras of 12MP + 5MP with the perfect set of cameras that clicks pictures like a pro. The front camera is a monster with a 20MP resolution with AI features which will impress the selfie lovers by clicking flattering selfies at any lighting conditions.

The sim slots inbuilt are dual sim space, GSM+GSM, providing a Nano sim size for both the hybrid slots that supports 4G VoLTE.

Connectivity features include WiFi 802.11, MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS with Glonass and much more.

 

VARIANTS OF COLOUR – It comes in three colours which are Rose Red, Graphite Black and Steel Blue.

VARIANTS OF SIZE – Base variant of 64 GB, Middle variant of 128 GB, & Top End Armoured variant of 256GB.

PRICE –

The price of Poco F1 in India is as follows;

  • The base variant that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage now sell for Rs 19,999.
  • The 128GB variant is now available at a price of Rs 20,999.
  • The top-end variant of the Poco F1 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage sells for Rs 27,999.

BUY FOR


  • Excellent set of cameras
  • Efficient configuration
  • Magnificent display
  • Massive battery life
  • Liquid cooling technology

VERDICT

The Xiaomi Poco F1 offers amazing specifications for the price but not to forget, the POCO F1 is quintessentially a Xiaomi smartphone with different branding. Not to deny the fact that it has a great display, flagship specifications, powerful cameras and useful software capabilities backed by a long-lasting battery, available at a mouth-watering price point, it thus successfully establishes its mark in the Rs 20k+ segment.

PROS

  • Compact build
  • Premium look
  • Top-notch specs
  • Stock Android-friendly MIUI
  • Powerful battery
  • Pricing that’s hard to beat by the competition

CONS

  • Sizeable notch
  • Average Display
  • Not so appealing design
  • Camera lacks OIS
  • The earpiece isn’t as crisp as it should be

 SUMMARY

Model Xiaomi Poco F1
Display 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protections, 19:9 aspect ratios.
Processor Octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Storage 64GB /128GB expandable via micro SD (400GB)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5
Primary Camera 12MP f/1.8,1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF;
5 MP, depth sensor, Dual-LED dual-tone flashlight
Secondary Camera 20MP, AI features
Battery 4000mAh + 18W charger (Quick Charge 3.0)
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port
Sensors Infrared face recognition, Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, fingerprint, barometer,
Dimensions 156 x 75.5 x 9 mm; weight 186.5 grams
India Price 19,999 /₹22,999₹27,999

Kevlar back: 29,999/-

 Display

Screen Size 6.18 inches (15.7 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18.7:9
Bezel-less display yes (with notch)
Pixel Density 403 ppi
Display Type IPS LCD
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Touch Screen  Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated) 82.2 %

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor Octa-core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Adreno 630

Storage:

Internal Memory 64 GB
Expandable Memory Yes  Up to 256 GB
USB OTG Support Yes

 Camera:


Main camera

Resolution 12 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Cameras
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Dual Pixel autofocus
Physical Aperture F1.9
Flash  LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps
Front camera
Resolution 20 MP Front Camera
Physical Aperture F2.0

Battery:

Capacity 4000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable  No
Talktime Up to 30 Hours(2G)
Quick Charging  Quick, v3.0

Network & Connectivity:

SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE
SIM 1 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHzGPRS: AvailableEDGE: Available
SIM 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHzGPRS: AvailableEDGE: Available
SAR Value Head: 0.719 W/kg, Body: 0.746 W/kg
Wi-Fi  Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth  v5.0
GPS  with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C  (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia:

FM Radio yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features:

Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope



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