damn xiaomi went batshit crazy on this one, truly the only flagship killer of this year
Vic4BBM, 22 Aug 2018Now truely this is a flagship killer, if we look at price vis-a-vis hardware on offer.
3 th... moreI agree pretty much with every single thing you wrote, except this:
"- the cameras. With Sony sensors, it may not be the best but will not be bad ones at least"
I am not sure what you meant by it, but ATM there are no better camera sensors than Sony's and that has been the case for years.
Shui8, 22 Aug 2018For $300 price bracket, Mi A2 beats Huawei Nova 3i. Honor Play beats Mi A2. Pocophone be... moreBut guess what. It uses the same low quality LCD display, microphone and speakers like other Xiaomi phones. And also bad video recording capability. My dad uses the Mi Mix 2S and the video quality is worst than an iPhone 4S. Camera is par on iPhone 6. 0$ budget for engineering and design team because they completely copied iPhone X design. That's what make them keep the prices very low.
for this price range , it's completely unbeatable by all means , super !
great review GSMarena as usual .
For $300 price bracket,
Mi A2 beats Huawei Nova 3i.
Honor Play beats Mi A2.
Pocophone beats Honor Play.
People must be questioning, 'come on man, where is samsung and sony midrange?'. Please, those two big companies doesnt even come close to device that i listed above.
I'm not even a Xiaomi fan neither owns 1. Stop being a blind fanboy and accept the facts that this Pocophone is one d@mn good specs good all rounder phone for the price, excellent device.
This is good as other big companies will be afraid as many of their customers will go to this phone. Time to do something.
The design - sub mediocre/ugly, chin, top bezel and notch?! But the pricing - sweet. I wont buy it, but Im sure it will hit the market quite well. I can't recommend it for its 6"+ display. Nobody wants such big screen - no one I know personally.
That Was one hell of a quick review, It got released a few hours back.
One hell of a phone... now only if it didn't have the NOTCH. Man I hate that notch.
Still: Great Phone Xiomi, Well done... Now that's what you call a FLAGSHIP KILLER.
Well, no one can deny that this is great offer, best buy for that money...but, I won't be minding spending double as much to buy 1+ phone, just because this one comes with MIUI.
Even Samsung's skin is better, and in case of problems, you can expect that you will get some help from their customer support, unlike with Xiaomi.
IAmLigma, 22 Aug 2018The displayJust pay 1234$ and get away from poco f1
Yes, that is why I'm thinking again to go back to Xiaomi with this Poco F1. Very beautiful indeed! I got an honor phone right now (and satisfied) after disappointment of the Delay of the successor of redmi note 4x. Well, honor play or poco for my next phone? Let's see.
Hahaha, no NFC again! Xiaomi cares about your money, they save you about $1.
This was supposed to be my next phone but I'm not buying any phone without NFC in 2018.
Now truely this is a flagship killer, if we look at price vis-a-vis hardware on offer.
3 things are pillars of a good phone, if we keep aside the external looks - capable SoC, Software and good battery. In case of Poco F1:
- SoC is 845, the most capable and latest SoC from qualcomm Snapdragon and widely used in all flagships of 2018.
- MIUI is a known OS with proved capabilities running across all Xiaomi phones ( except Android One phones)
- a battery of 4000 mAh capacity. A good power source, which will keep the gadgets going for longer coupled with efficient SoC
Now comes other essential things -
- the cameras. With Sony sensors, it may not be the best but will not be bad ones at least ( for those who complain about cameras, they should bear in mind that it's a phone for communication and not a pro camera, with communication capabilities. If good results are expected than they should either buy a pro camera or be ready to payup)
- screen is not OLED, but even IPS LCD is doing really good job. Rather than replying on theoretical arguments, it's real time results are to be taken into account.
- minor ones but still deal breakers like 3.5mm jack, FM tuner are available ( these are not available to most of 2018 flagships).
Last comes the outer body. It's made up of plastic. How a material is used mater's rather than what material is used. I have seen OPPO VIVO looking pathetic with metal bodies and Plastic made Nokia Lumia ones looking classy. In the end how well a material is used matters. Poco F1 is decent looking. Most of Xiaomi phones are sturdy built ( I have used Redmi 1s for 4 years without any problem and without IP ratings), hence I have no doubt about this One.
I think it is one of the best offer for the price tag and true flagship killer. One+ just used it as gimmick to set itself up in market, but Xiaomi has done it in true sense. And it won't play game of raising it's tag with coming iterations, coz it already has other premium offerings ( while One+ has only 2 products a year to rely on,which are actually recycled designs from crappy siblings OPPO VIVO)