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.
It just got unvieled and Gsmarena reviewd it
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)
Good job xiaomi
What's the price difference between regular one and kevlar version?
Aside from the notch and the lame name, that's some killer pricing for the specs! A truly revolutionary phone. Move aside OnePlus, there's a new flagship-killer!
3.5mm jack, IR blaster, a USB-C port, microSD slot, Excellent stereo speakers, good cameras, Astounding battery life from the 4000 mAh battery, better UI that looks more stock & clean than MIUI.
All for $260 only.
The Cons should also include;
Plastic frame, let's see what Zack of JerryRigEverything thinks of that.
QuickCharge 3.0 which overcharges and overheats the battery, when the option of QuickCharge 4.0 which corrects all that is available, better yet is QuickCharge 4+ which supports USB-PD.
Also using a substandard DAC for the 3.5mm Jack doesn't help, even when you have better earphones the DAC still lets you down.
Does anyone know the quality of RAM used? Is it LPDDR 3, LPDDR 4, or LPDDR 4X.
"Honor Play is now the king of budget flagship with Kirin 970!" Xiaomi be like "Kirin 970? Hold my beer.."
Godd*mmit Xiaomi, start putting NFC on your phones! It's the only reason I don't get a MA2 or for example the Pocophone. Where I live you can get all your metro and bus tickets on your phone and validate with NFC. I'll stick with my BQ Aquaris X for longer then, battery still lasts me two days easily
The only hope I have is.... Jerryrig everything pls don't review this phone. (Bad memories of great Mi 5)
How GSMarena get that it has Sony IMX386 sensor. It is nowhere mentioned on official site. Looking on camera comparison tool, it seems Pocofone has same sensor has Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera.
Abhi D, 22 Aug 2018$300 price that provides S845, 6gb ram, 64gb storage, expandable storage, liquid cooling, ster... moreAbout the plastic bag. Haha. I'll just get the kevlar edition. Honestly. 430$ is still immensely cheap!
I am truly impressed, sure. I can't expect the balancing unit and water proofing on a 300$ flagship but honestly! That's a massive kudos on the excellent work!
The notch is still an eye sore for me. But for those who don't mind I recommend on this babe! Even though it has a rather silly yet catchy name!
Rambhat, 22 Aug 2018The only flagship phone with a plastic back?????$300 price that provides S845, 6gb ram, 64gb storage, expandable storage, liquid cooling, stereo speakers, a good camera setup, 4000 mAh battery, infrared face unlock, fast charging, fm radio, latest 5.0 Bluetooth and lots of stuff.
I don't get it, what are you crying about?
The only flagship phone with a plastic back?????