Xiaomi’s India branch is offering discounts as fast as Manu Kumar Jain can tweet about them. The one that caught our attention is this Pocophone F1 buyback program. The attention-grabbing headline is that it drops the cost of ownership to INR 5,800 - $78/€68. That’s insane, yes, but there’s a catch.
You go and buy the phone from Flipkart at the (almost) full price of INR 21,000 (a small discount is applied). Then, in 6-8 months when the new Pocophone becomes available, Flipkart will buy your old model for INR 14,700. That’s for the 6/64GB model. Here’s another look at the math in tabular form.
Did you see it? The asterisk all but promises that the Pocophone F2 will launch in about half a year. And chances are that it will have a similarly insane “bang for the buck” ratio as the F1, which is easily the most affordable Snapdragon 845 phone out there.
Actually it's a really good phone. You want metal or glass? Buy Note 9 or XS Max.
Well at least xiaomi fixing that. Iphone had charging problems before a fame when slowing older phones down to force custoemrs to buy new ones. Samsung did same. You best screen is fake. Razor had best screen ever added to a phone. Sams...
But some $100 entry level phones have better radio (3G/4G Bands) support, than this Master of Fouling!