Pocophone F1 review -with Snapdragon 845-The Ultimate Flagship Killer

Xiaomi has been launching phones with aggressive pricing and great specs. But for Indian Market, it did not release its flagship models like the Xiaomi Mi6, Mi7, and Mi8. But it recently launched Pocophone F1 under a new brand Pocophone (Currently exclusive to India) to tackle the Budget Flagship market, currently dominated by the OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z.

The Pocophone F1’s main highlight is the Flagship processor of 2018 i.e. Snapdragon 845. By making the phone available at the Cheapest possible price for the 64 GB variant at Rs.20,999, Pocophone F1 has an upper hand over Asus Zenfone 5Z which starts at Rs.29,999 and Oneplus 6 which starts at Rs.34,999. Considering the huge price difference of Rs.9000 with Asus Zenfone 5Z and Rs.14,000 with OnePlus 6, it is gaining a great positive response from the Tech-Savvy community. Especially for the value which it provides for the price. Surprisingly it also has Liquid Cooling system which is generally not found in any budget Flagships.

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Liquid Cooling for Lagfree Performance.

Pocophone F1 Specifications:

Display:

6.18 inches- IPS LCD- 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 – Notched display with setting for disabling Notch.

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Cameras:

 

Back Camera:

Primary sensor: 12 MP, Aperture: f/1.9, Sensor size: 1/2.55″, Pixel Size: 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF

Secondary Sensor: 5 MP depth sensor, Aperture: f/2.0, Pixel Size: 1.12µm.

Video support upto : 2160p@30fps without stabiliazation, no OIS.

1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps

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Front Camera:

Single 20 MP, Aperture: f/2.0, Pixel Size: 0.9µm

Video support upto 1080p@30fps.

 

Main Highlights:

Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845

CPU: Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 630

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0 & F.M.

3.5 mm audio jack.

Hybrid sim slot with micro -sd card support.

Dual 4G VoLTE support.

USB Type-C with Fast Charging Support- 4000 mAh battery

Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)

Fast Charger included in the retail box.

The Phone Runs (MIUI for POCO) which is a customized version of MIUI.

 

 

Pocophone F1 Price:

The Pocophone F1 comes with three storage variants. You can buy directly from the links given here:

6GB / 64GB Variant at Rs.20,999

6GB / 128GB Variant at Rs.23,999

8GB / 256GB Variant at Rs.29,999 with special Kevlar Back Case.

 

 

 

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