Anonymous, 02 Jan 2021Tried it briefly - just indoors in low light. I see no real difference in image quality in com... moreGCam 8.1 is still newly released so no wide angle camera support yet but I'm sure it's coming for later versions of the port. You can use the older GCam version (22.214.171.124) to have Night Sight in the wide-angle and macro modes or you can use the newer GCam 8.1 and use Night Sight on the main and selfie camera (which is better than the previous version in very low light) but you'll have to use the default camera app for the macro and ultrawide since the GCam 8.1 port still doesn't have support for both.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2020Good news for you and other Poco F2 Pro owners. GCam with Night Sight version 8.1 port is alre... moreTried it briefly - just indoors in low light. I see no real difference in image quality in comparison to version 7.3.018.
Will test it more during the day, but for the moment 7.3.018 covers more options - having a working macro and wide option also.
The comments section are full of misleading informations, and also personal hates.
Just bear in mind there is no perfect smartphone, then all the complain will become make sense, because all people expect more and more for the price they pay, simply just too greedy, cannot satisfied.
My opinion would be always find the highest performance processor in smartphone to start with, let say start with SD865 for this year, then only top up your requirement regarding camera, screen, speaker, wireless charging, battery, IP rating, and so on features, which all add up to the pricing.
If you can't afford for the price, then have to settle down with lowered specs smartphone.
For any hardware issue, customer service and repair is the proper way to go, that is what warranty is for. Keep showing complain at there won't solve any of your issue.
Nmcar, 31 Dec 2020I tried to install the apk for GCam v 8.1 in my Poco F2 Pro but it doesn't install, despi... moreI experience it couple of time if a app doesn't install correctly then first extract apk of privious in case you don't have backup of it then uninstall the previous one and install new one. Ihope it will work. Peace
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2020Sorry forgot to add this: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1511/I tried to install the apk for GCam v 8.1 in my Poco F2 Pro but it doesn't install, despite having allowed unknown sources. Do I have to uninstall the previous version first? Thank you.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2020Good news for you and other Poco F2 Pro owners. GCam with Night Sight version 8.1 port is alre... moreSorry forgot to add this:
dooglus0, 21 Dec 2020I wrote this comment about 2months ago. I still feel the same about this device! (PUBG) -&... moreGood news for you and other Poco F2 Pro owners. GCam with Night Sight version 8.1 port is already available for the Poco F2 Pro and it looks absolutely marvelous in low light performance. You can sideload the APK below and compare just how much superior GCam is in low light, you won't believe it captures gorgeous nightscapes even without OIS on its main camera.
khh, 26 Dec 2020What's the definition of a cheap phone? the market are overwhelmed of overpriced junkIt depends on your income. The Poco F2 Pro is cheap by flagship standards but it's still way too expensive for most people who can only afford midrange phones with prices ranging from $200-$300.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2020Wtf this phone only support 2 5g bandIt actually supports the most common/most widely deployed 5G bands worldwide - midband 5G which is sort of the 5G base or foundation upon which 5G coverage will be implemented in most countries. Adding less common 5G bands will only add to phone costs. You can have more 5G bands in a phone at lower or the same price as the Poco F2 Pro but it will be using a midrange processor. Or --- you can always pay $1000+ for more 5G bands that aren't going to be deployed soon in a wider area like midband 5G currently is.
What's the definition of a cheap phone? the market are overwhelmed of overpriced junk
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2020There are no WCDMA but 2G, 3G and 4.5G. And either of SIM cards can be set to any. Also two of... moreYou are talking about 'Preferred Network Type' under SIM Card settings (SIM cards and Mobile Networks). The one I'm talking about are hidden settings which you won't see displayed at all in the settings app. Type *#*#4636#*#* in your phone dialer and you'll the 'WCDMA only' setting and many other network options (under 'Set Preferred Network Type').
dkajopoy, 25 Dec 2020merry Christmas to all. I am planning to buy the f2 pro but after readings some comments here ... moreThe pop up is very reliable. Actually there's only one user here since the release of the Poco F2 Pro that reported of pop up camera failure. As for battery, no drain issues. MIUI? Well MIUI has been quirky ever since. It's improved much in MIUI 12 and possibly even more in later releases though I doubt if the aggressive memory handling quirk can be resolved by Xiaomi. MIUI still aggressively kills apps/widgets that are meant to run continuously in the background or foreground (like analog clock, weather and calendar widgets) unless you know how to protect them from MIUI's app killing spree.
Paleeto, 25 Dec 2020You know I'm actually tired of seeing this in-accurate response. Firstly the feature requ... moreI'd like to add, Poco F2 Pro DOES NOT support video out over USB C regardless of what USB C to HDMI cable or adapter you are using be it MHL, myDP(Slimport) or any newer generic USB C to HDMI cable you see available online. Again you need to look for USB type-C 3.1 spec for highest chances of support for video out over USB C (Pixel phones are exceptions. They have USB C 3.1 but Google intentionally disabled video out so you'll buyba chromecast instead for wireless connection).
Paleeto, 25 Dec 2020You know I'm actually tired of seeing this in-accurate response. Firstly the feature requ... moreIt's technically not 100% accurate to say so but at least it serves the purpose of informing less technical people what they need to look in MODERN/RECENT/NEWER phones to be sure the new phone they are going to buy is capable of VIDEO OUT via USB.
To keep it short and simple, one simply just has to look at the specs by GSMARENA.COM for the phone under 'COMMS - USB'. If it says 'USB Type-C 3.1, 3.2' or later, there's 99.99% chance it supports WIRED video out via MHL, MyDP or some other standard unless it's intentionally disabled like in Google's Pixel phones.
MHL is a much, much, OLDER standard and yes, some older phones with micro USB 2.0 were capable of outputting wired Full HD video via the micro USB port through MHL for as long as the HDMI port of the TV or secondary device supported it and as long as you used an older micro USB to HDMI MHL cable. It turns out, practically all USB C to HDMI cables sold online only support the newer alternate mode over USB C, which means you need USB Type-C 3.1 and above. That keeps it simple for majority of the users even if type C 3.1 or higher is not an absolute requirement for video out.
Upgraded to Android 11 (2.9GB) last night with Dec 2020 security patch. Now I have some issues such as (1) Only LTE and 5G are available in network type selection for Sim1. 2G and 3G are not available. (2) VoLTE option for sim1 cannot be turn off and (3) Display brightness is lower than Android 10.
There may be other issues which I have not encountered yet. Think first before you upgrade.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2020No. You need USB type C 3.1+ for that. You know I'm actually tired of seeing this in-accurate response. Firstly the feature required to transmit video from the USB port of a mobile device through to a TV by HDMI is called MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and this is done mostly through software optimization because the bandwidth required to achieve this is easily achieved by almost all USB types i.e USB 2.0, 2.1, 3.0 and so on. I know this because my galaxy S5 of about 6 years ago could do this, guaranteed yes it was USB 3.0, but even the previous generation Galaxy S4 could transmit by MHL (You can look it up here on GSMArena). Samsung actually quit the MHL on the Galaxy S6 onwards I think to push wireless transmission. So to answer the initial question, YES the Poco F2 Pro does support Type C to HDMI output all you need is a compatible MHL Adapter which you can get on Amazon which i've seen myself, can't post the link just search it yourself on there. You can download the MHL Checker app to see if your phone has MHL. I myself though am waiting on the newer Hyper Mirror cause of its zero latency, I might be waiting a while cause it's a start up company, of course Sammy has its own DEX solution and there are all the other wireless HDMI solutions out there Miracst e.t.c. Nubia was even to introduce another wireless solution with the Red Magic 5S don't know how that worked out. So Mobile HDMI output isn't actually dependent on the USB type but rather simply if you've got MHL on your device.