I kind of actually like this phone , but I dunno... should I pay mid-range price for high-end phone with material compromises or pay real money for a phone with real innovation and long term reliability? 🤔
I have Poco F1 and the "No notification icons in the status" is catastrophic for me. I bought this phone because of GSMArena first review and now I do regret this buying.
For me it's a bad phone with a lot of bug. Good hardware but catastrophic software. I would NOT recommand this phone.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2019Bottomline is, my Asus ROG phone and Mate 20 Pro is better than the Pocophone F1.really not getting point how you are comparing $300 phone to $900.doesn't even make any sense.
Maria, 19 Jan 2019I almost fall in love with Poco F1. Since there is no NFC only, I do not use Poco F1 as my dai... moreDear friend,
NFC isn't such a big deal in most of the Asian countries, that's why its absence didn't stop us from making Poco F1 a daily driver. But since Xiaomi was planning a global release, presence of NFC would have further boosted their sales.
I had never seen this type of phone... Ultimate system process, camera, user friendly
Bottomline is, my Asus ROG phone and Mate 20 Pro is better than the Pocophone F1.
Usage case sounds like how a midrange phone owner uses his.
TechJunkie, 18 Jan 2019It's a well-written piece of art, I'll give you that. I'm a Poco User myself and I can say tha... moreI almost fall in love with Poco F1. Since there is no NFC only, I do not use Poco F1 as my daily drive.
It's a well-written piece of art, I'll give you that. I'm a Poco User myself and I can say that Poco F1 doesn't lack in any category to provide us the best of former best of Snapdragon. The only thing that isn't superior in Poco F1 is its plastic body but again that plastic is of superior quality. So, Poco F1 is the ultimate mid-price high end Smartphone. It is not a midrange Smartphone from any angle other than the body quality. Read Poco F1 expert review here https://www.techoleaksofficial.com/2018/08/pocophone-f1-by-xiaomi-expert-review.html?m=1
I use my Pocophone in Spain and in Mexico and Face authentication works perfectly.
I just bought the Pocophone and i really like the battery of it, regular use + games can stand a whole day. I will not talk about more of the camera and performance because it's given that it can really perform well.
khrm, 16 Jan 2019Depends what you intend to do with your phone. In actual usage, the performance difference is ... moreThat's actually good to hear, because I haven't had any hands on time with the 8x yet. I'm a HUGE fan of what they did with the older 7x, for the those exact reasons. That phone wasn't slower unless you were looking at benchmarks or had it side by side doing the same thing with a flagship. It was just a tremendously well balanced phone for the price.
But back to the F1, it comes across the same way. You have to factor that much lower price when putting it head to head with something like an S9 or OnePlus 6T. They had to cut back in certain areas to make that price, but didn't hack and slash it to death. I really like what they managed to accomplish for the price. I'm not a photographer in any way shape or form, so the so-so camera doesn't bother me. I'm not a gamer, so the screen doesn't bother me either. I'm a complete clod with phones, so the lack of a glass back is a bonus for me. The battery life is a good thing too. No wireless charging / IP rating is an issue, but I can completely forgive that given the price. My only real hang up on the phone is the less than stellar US LTE band support... BUT the US isn't the target market, so I understand that too, and sadly have to put it on my 'no go' list solely based on that fact. Otherwise I'm really impressed by the F1. Another extremely well balanced phone... for the rest of the world :(
Gandalfdenvite, 16 Jan 2019Not being able to see the screen when using sunglasses makes this a total "no buy" for me! Polarized sunglasses tend to do that.
I even have issue with an S8 Active and certain pairs of glasses. Just something to keep in mind, but not a deal breaker to me.
conclusion: if you want it then go for it. else, create your own imaginary phone with a budget like that.
ive been an apple fan before since iphone 5s launch until I upgraded for iphone 6splus. but bcos of playing heavy games like ragnarok eternal love and mobile legends, etc. I bought an f1 to try a real deal coz its made up for gaming anyways. I don't like it at first bcos the MIUI is quite confusing not until I get to understand more of its quirks and advantage I started loving my f1. I even bought some casing for it. its really worth it.
Gandalfdenvite, 16 Jan 2019Not being able to see the screen when using sunglasses makes this a total "no buy" for me! I guess I overlooked that but yet another reason to skip this phone.
s-pen pusher, 15 Jan 2019i agree, once you have started using phones with other build material other than plastic it re... moreI don't recall saying plastic was bad in any way, if it brought the price of my phone down a bit I would be ok with that 100%, like you said - glass is nice but we slap plastic / rubber cases on them anyways.
I simply said plastic wasn't premium.
But aside from the accidental drop that everybody tries to avoid, is a glass back not a better choice for daily use as it doesn't scratch nearly as easily as plastic (we all have to put our phones down sometime and I doubt we're laying them face down intentionally).