suman0, 23 Aug 2018Not wrong?! Some OEM selling you sd450 at that price. Or 28nm MediaTek crap (Q Stylus+)
Revolutionary. What I love most is the fact that it's hardy, durable, no-nonsense plastic. If it were upto me, I wouldn't have bothered with the notch nor the face recognition system. Perhaps, they could have had just the 64gb variant with a plastic and kevlar option and support 512gb SD cards? Would have also gone for a smaller screen keeping width under 70mm to allow one-handed use. And design a SIM/SD card tray that doesn't need an ejector pin. But these quibbes apart, the specs and the price makes every phone between 14 and 40k (INR) obsolete. It's going to be very difficult to come across news of new phone launches and not say, "But there's the F1". Here's hoping the Poco arm can sustain decent quality and long term software support for the F1 and bring back practical solutions like removable batteries and one-hand friendly footprint in the future. Keep up this good work with price and specs, Xiaomi. And more importantly, keep up with this abstinence from pointless, premium, fragile features. After years of ridiculously-priced flagships built with fragile materials, we all hope this phone with a funny name will put forth better, honest and sustainable products from the smartphone industry.
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2018Korean cars are waaay ahead of German nonsense in the most critical area (for a vehicle): depe... moreInteresting view, but if we all only cared about reliability the only cars for sale would be Japanese (and some Korean maybe). The majority of us still seem to care what the neighbour sees...
That's why I find these Chinese phones so interesting; the manufacturers apply exactly the same logic that Japanese car makers used when they started selling in the USA in the 1960's - offer a car that is essentially a copy of an existing (American) design, but more reliable and with an AM/FM radio as standard!
I don't mind changing my current phone (Nokia 8 Sircocco - yes I'm nostalgic) for any Chinese phone as long as it works after 6 months like new (in software sense, how you treat your phone physically is personal).
NB - there is of course a big difference between cars and phones, a phone is written off after 1 year and a car can still resell, which is exactly why a German car is still attractive as it will have a strong resale value second hand. Even when the Korean car is more reliable!
Harry1991, 22 Aug 2018This phone basically took out Honor Play , Mi A2, OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z out of the com... moreProvided you get your hands on one via flash sales. What Xiaomi would do is start proclaiming that "X amount of phones sold in y seconds". Who is going to really verify what 'X' is? . Remember the infamous invite system of "OnePlus One". So people are going to get frustrated after some flash sales and would buy the other models.
BrendonF, 23 Aug 2018Don't worry Mi will sell millions of them in a few months. You will be laughing so much seeing... moreXiaomi with its flash sales model is surely not going to sell millions . They are trying to establish a sub brand and hence the next iteration will definitely be more expensive. They have not tasted success at phones priced above 20k and hence this strategy.
Pointing out Cons for this powerful /overall good package mobile is too much guys !!! one cant complain at this price . The is best bang for buck !!! Period
MobileMan, 23 Aug 2018Yeah , keep laughing as he has the same chipset as your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , with same amou... morePlease, I rock the iPhone 7 since 10 months ago. After using android flagships and even Windows Phone flaghips over the past 9 years, this is my first iPhone and it's a massive difference in quality, performance, user interface, user experience, everything works without absolutely any issue. Those who are cheap (i.e. listen to illegally downloaded music and movies instead of buying them from music and video online stores; use cracked apps instead of paying developers for them) will prefer android because it allows them to go illegal, and they will never know how a true quality device feels like - one where everything works flawlessly but where multimedia and apps need to be paid for.
They should have made the battery removable considering that it has plastic build and back cover. Nice offering by the way. It still more durable than glass back phone.
I love xiaomi what's offering unbelievable.
But I really hate the name pocophone..
In india its a guilty..
After reviewing this little phone, I think GSMa team don't even think about Zenfone series. The price can do no wrong. Ditching metal and glass chassis proved to be right. $300 Oh my friend. I can't write negativity anymore about Xiaomi.
poco means not enough in spanish... great marketing I guess
O S, 22 Aug 2018The Cons should also include; Plastic frame, let's see what Zack of JerryRigEverything thinks... moreQuickcharge is now cons :))). Find a regular apple 1amp adapter and it will charge you sloooooowly.
MobileMan, 23 Aug 2018Yeah , keep laughing as he has the same chipset as your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , with same amou... moreI will buy 4 poco f1 and give it to my friends than the buying 1 galaxy note 9 for myself :P :P
will buy oneplus now only if it is priced at 26k :)
Well, Xiaomi burned the other companies by releasing this such cheap flagship powered midrange phone!
Seriously, I changed my mind of getting Honor Play...
And this appeared...
Great job, Xiaomi!
The Real question for me is whether POCO will provide updates to this device??? Not talking MIUI Updates, but rather main Android Os updates like OnePlus6
It's very tempting to by this device,I will definitely miss out on OnePlus 6 superior AMOLED but then again 128 gb F1 price is a huge 15,000 Rupees lower than One plus 6 128gb
Very tough decision please recommend guys....
Why is there no ZENFONE 5Zin alternatives... It has equivalent diaplay... But better speakers...bit better headphone jack... Turbo mode... Extremely good low light performance... 4k with EIS+OIS... Battery maybe low....