CrazyGump, 22 Aug 2018Because there is only two (yes 2!) QC4.0 charger currently and they are too expensive (the Raz... moreWell, some forums take phones apart and found that the parts are around 30%-40% for the cost vs their retail price.
Take for example the Samsung Galaxy S9, parts alone would only cost within $400 but they sell it for almost double the price.
Mostly are the research, development and especially advertisements. Ads are the main cause for why phones cost so much and attach that with a known brand like Samsung.
You rarely see any TVC for Xiaomi let alone in an Ad in the newspaper.
Xiaomi has only 5% profit margin on smartphones as their main income comes from selling accessories for phones and other gadgets.
Whackcar, 22 Aug 2018Instead of wasting $300 on this ugly plastic phone. You can instead buy the metal-bodied Honor... moreLol honor. Huawei is vomit-inducing. The only thing it's good for is gimmicky features. Go enjoy your inferior handset.
Will reserve judgment once the mi max 3 review is up, although this pocophone is virtually going to murder it. Just don't like the notch chin combo.
no nfc?wtfc is this then...well it makes up with the other goodies and price wise too...well done
CrazyGump, 22 Aug 2018Because there is only two (yes 2!) QC4.0 charger currently and they are too expensive (the Raz... moreAbout the power efficiency you mentioned, SD845 uses a 10nm process while SD636 uses a 14nm process, that is why SD845 is more power efficient and more expensive.
All of Qualcomm platform series (2XX, 4XX, 6XX, 7XX and 8XX) have their specific use-cases, it is how OEMs price them that is the problem.
Imagine the following setup:
SD205, SD212 KaiOS phones less than 40USD
SD429, SD439 Andriod Go phones less than 100USD
SD632 (replaces SD450, SD625, SD626), SD636 lower midrange phone less than 160USD
SD660, SD670, SD710 upper-midrange phone less than 220USD (Essential PH-1 SD835 sold for 224USD just this week)
SD845 priced aggressively like Xiaomi POCO F1.
Oneplus don't give SD card slot, FM radio, stereo speakers, IR sensor, good battery life, proper face scanner and still calls it as flagship killer. We should have every thing(Not premium things like Amoled and glass body,but functional things that make a difference) in a flagship and that's what Xiaomi delivers at almost half the price point
Instead of wasting $300 on this ugly plastic phone. You can instead buy the metal-bodied Honor Play for almost the same price, yet it is far more premium looking than this, and has similar specs.
Ayush kumar, 22 Aug 2018I am unable to think how they were able to get the snapdragon 845 with 6GB at a price of just ... moreI feel honor play is not worth the price. In comparisons with oppo f7, both are opening appsand games at almost same speed, with marginal increase or decrease in both. And realms 1 is available with the same p60 processor like f7 but with half the price of honor play
As the previous droid maxx and droid turbo user, am I glad that kevlar is back in the game. I'm seriously considering this phone to replace my aging xperia xzs.
I am unable to think how they were able to get the snapdragon 845 with 6GB at a price of just INR 21,000. It is just incredible by xiaomi but i feel so sad for "honor PLAY" it is a great device but with pocophone xiaomi has taken all the limelight from Honor.
Damn, Xiaomi! Didn't expect you guys to make the most complete affordable flagship ever! This phone is near perfect!
Xiaomi FINALLY woke up to it's senses and added the app drawer to it's Poco MIUI theme!
Droidtard, 22 Aug 2018But guess what. It uses the same low quality LCD display, microphone and speakers like other X... moreErr did you even read the review ? The screen used in the Pocophone has a highly calibrated display with an average delta of 0.9 which is incredibly accurate.
The Mi A2 lite has an average delta of 5.1 which is not very good. And the higher end Mi A2 has an even worse calibrated display.
So to sum up your post is highly incorrect and the Poco F1 has a highly calibrated display and is much better than the lower end screens.
Hey I can’t see the phone rating (like 4 out of 5) when viewing on the mobile website. It just shows up filled stars. Would be useful to have the value considering you give ratings like 4.7 out of 5 (like with the Note 9).