Haine Trendz, 11 Oct 2020Hello, I have a confusion on whether to buy the F2 Pro or OnePlus Nord. I understand F2 Pro is... moreGet the Poco. Forget the Nord. 90Hz is overrated and does nothing to improve the gaming or user experience.
Hello, I have a confusion on whether to buy the F2 Pro or OnePlus Nord. I understand F2 Pro is a flagship device and Nord isn't. But there are certain features that are cut out on both devices, like the factors mentioned;
*Design: F2 Pro had an Aluminium Frame while Nord is Plastic with no 3.5mm jack too.
*Display: Nord has a 90Hz AMOLED display while F2 Pro is 60Hz.
*Processor: F2 Pro has a SD 865 (UFS 3.1) while Nord has a 765G (UFS 2.1).
*Battery: F2 Pro has a 4700mAh (Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0) while Nord is with 4115mAh.
When I consider gaming, F2 Pro is the better choice but I'm afraid I'll miss the 90Hz smoothness. I don't want to go for LCD too. Can anyone recommend which I should go with according to my factors?
Concerned consumer, 10 Oct 2020I've been looking around too. When it comes to gaming I've found that Snapdragon pho... moreFor gaming, 1st priority only check for high end SD800 series processor, then only look for screen, touch sampling, battery life.
The 90hz, 120hz, 144hz on smartphone still is gimmick as what you said, high demanding 3D games struggle to run at 60fps, taxing on GPU mostly, also CPU to render high refresh rate.
If what he want is a budget gaming phone, I would suggest if he can find, get Poco F2 Pro and seal the deal.
Anything other than SD865 such SD765 is far less powerful, or should even settle for SD855 or 855+ instead.
TerrFX, 10 Oct 2020I'm tryna buy a phone in this price range, and I mostly game. I wanted to buy this at fir... moreP.s. all your phone suggestions are pretty good. Im quite sure the realme x2 pro will do well in gaming. But if you want current tech for the price, i think the poco f2 pro is king.
TerrFX, 10 Oct 2020I'm tryna buy a phone in this price range, and I mostly game. I wanted to buy this at fir... moreI've been looking around too. When it comes to gaming I've found that Snapdragon phones are best for less. Some of the high end kirin, mediatek, and exynos phones with their mali gpus could do it. But they don't perform as well with snap chips on the same class. Even this phone's 865 Snapdragon (which is only beat by the 865+) struggles to hit above 60fps in most games. The high framerate will mostly be utilized in UI when scrolling. So for the price, poco f2 pro/redmi k30 pro can't really be beat.
If you're looking for something pricier and check more boxes, the realme x50 pro or the oneplus 8 would be your best bet. If you want to save and game the vivo x50 and one plus nord has a 90Hz display and a formidable snap 765G.
poco x3; super cheap, huge battery, 144hz*, above average snap 732G.
Huawei nova 7; well-priced, kirin 985G, best mali class gpu(mali g77). Even the huawei p40 with its kirin 990 has the mali g76.
You could always buy expensive to secure a good gaming experience. Anything above 700 usd should get you what you want. But you sound like you have a budget. You can never go wrong with the older gen 845 and 855 snapdragon. Their 630 and 640 adrenos can still compete with current gen mali g77.
Again to emphasize, games rarely go above 60fps even on the top-end snapdragons. So if gaming is what you want, look at cpu/gpu, battery cap, screen quality i.e. colour (OLED and above), new tech e.g. LPDDR5 and ufs 3.0 that lower battery consumption.
FAN , 10 Oct 2020Is there any Wireless Charging ?sadly no, but it has nfc
I'm tryna buy a phone in this price range, and I mostly game. I wanted to buy this at first but it does lack the high refresh rate. I considered Realme x2 pro but it's design and battery life isn't the best. I also considered blackshark 2 and k20 pro but they are kind of hard to find and the prices between these phones are really small, any suggestions?
NoName, 08 Oct 2020Anyone have an issue of connection when playing heavy games like CoD? Whenever i play that gam... moreYou can force 'LTE only' in the hidden settings under 'Phone Info'. How to get to hidden setting 'Phone Info' and create a shortcut to this very useful hidden setting:
Install Nova launcher. Make it the default launcher.
On the home screen (of Nova launcher), long press and tap 'Widgets'. Long press 'Activities' then release to add a shortcut on the Nova launcher home screen.
Scroll down to 'Settings' (there are two: tap the second one with the higher number - 285).
Scroll down again and tap 'Phone info (.Radio info)'.
You now have the shortcut to the hidden settings 'Phone Info'.
In 'Phone Info', in 'Select phone index', 'Phone 0' refers to SIM1 and 'Phone 1' refers to SIM2. Choose the correct SIM which you want to force 'LTE/4G only'.
In the 'Set Preferred Network Type', write down on paper the default chosen network (in case you want to get back to it). Anyway, choose 'LTE only' in 'Set Preferred Network Type' if you want your Poco F2 Pro to stick to 'LTE only' and not auto switch to other network types (Ex. H+/WCDMA/3G). It will nail the signal to 'LTE only'. Be warned you cannot send or receive regular voice calls on the SIM where you forced this 'LTE only' setting so I suggest having a data only SIM in SIM1 slot and your voice calls on SIM2 slot so network changes to your data SIM (SIM1/Phone 0) won't affect your ability to send or receive voice calls on your voice call and text SIM (SIM2/Phone 1).
If you use only one SIM card, you're out of lock. You have to change back to the default settings that you wrote down on paper above so you can receive phone calls while online gaming.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020It was not my intention to argue with you, since I agree that Gcam is better in many ways. I h... moreThey're tweaked for Night Sight use mostly but a few were for regular 'camera' mode in GCam (HDR off, HDR+, HDR+ enhanced toggle).
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020Got any pointers/settings for Macro and Wide?
Plus, do I turn on HDR+ or HDR Enhanced after y... moreIn the GCam port I mentioned, go to settings - advanced - auxiliary camera. Turn on toggle for 'show buttons', 'wide', and 'macro' so you can just tap on the buttons to shift/change cameras/lenses. When changing caneras/lenses, be sure to tap Night Sight again because after switching (Ex. Wide to Ultrawide to Macro), GCam defaults to regular 'camera' mode rather than Night Sight.
Always use Night Sight for wide, macro and when using digital zoom (pinch out gesture), even during day time if you want the best details and best photo quality overall (will take a bit longer but it's worth it).
There's no HDR off, HDR+, or HDR+ enhanced toggle when in Night Sight mode for GCam. If light levels are sufficient and the scene has high dynamic range, switch to regular 'camera' mode on the GCam port and choose HDR off, HDR+ or HDR+ enhanced for scenes with wide dynamic range. HDR+ enhanced can look surreal/overcooked looking on people's faces/human subjects so you may reduce it using HDR+ or turn off HDR altogether using the toggle.
If you are shooting high dynamic range landscapes however, leave the toggle at HDR+ or HDR+ enhanced. It beats the default camera app every single time for challenging high dynamic range scenes (back lit subjects with the sun behind them, Christmas lanterns, street lights and other night lights/night architecture photography). HDR+/HDR+ enhanced helps capture the scenery without heavy highlight and shadow clipping.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020It was not my intention to argue with you, since I agree that Gcam is better in many ways. I h... moreThey're for Night Sight, but surprise, surprise! I also use Night Sight on day time if I want to use digital zoom or I want the best detail retention, highest dynamic range and better overall image quality at 100% crop. Using Night Sight on day time in the GCam beats even the Poco F2 Pro's default camera output in color, detail retention, exposure, noise and overall quality even if you use the 64 megapixel mode and despite the GCam with night Sight port limited to only to 16.1 megapixels.
Anyone having issues on lock screen wallpapers being blurry at midnight to dawn time? I tried changing wallpapers and themes but still blurry. Also I tried reporting it and getting a screenshot of the blurred lockscreen but the screenshot was clear and hd. Maybe this is a bug after updating to miui 12?
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2020Try the GCam port stated below and apply the suggested settings and you'll see just how i... moreGot any pointers/settings for Macro and Wide?
Plus, do I turn on HDR+ or HDR Enhanced after you proposed change?
Ahmed, 07 Sep 2020I have Poco F2 for a month now and it is super fast phone (comming from redmi note 7) but I t... moreIt has 120hz but a bit dim. If you are mainy inside probably is ok for you. I am mostly outside and need brighter display, this why did not took the k30 after playing with it for some 30mins
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2020Try the GCam port stated below and apply the suggested settings and you'll see just how i... moreIt was not my intention to argue with you, since I agree that Gcam is better in many ways. I have the same version, judging by the app info, but I didn't tweak any settings.
Those tweaks you posted affect only the Night Sight or all modes?
I find Gcam's pictures sometimes too sharp already...
samaxy, 08 Oct 2020I really wanted to buy this as a 'running mate' for my Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, but when I ... moreYeah I know what you mean... I had my eye on Mi 9T Pro since it came out, but recently bought the Poco F2 Pro.
Ideally I would prefer Mi 9T's dimensions, but since I couldn't even get it no more, I got the Poco.
But I agree with you 100 percent - phones are way too big nowadays!
samaxy, 08 Oct 2020I really wanted to buy this as a 'running mate' for my Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, but when I ... moreThe only people who don't like bigger screens are those who use their phones exclusively for voice calls, text, and music listening only.
In reality however, the vast majority play games, watch movies/YouTube/Netflix or browse photos on Facebook/Instagram/online shopping sites, all of which, are best enjoyed with bigger screens.
It's no wonder phones are getting bigger. It would be silly to make them smaller when the vast majority want them bigger and bigger.
Anyone have an issue of connection when playing heavy games like CoD? Whenever i play that game the connection will drop from 4g+ to H+ and strength bar drop to 2bar only. I don't know for PUBG mobile that use high graphic also. If anyone have some issue then this is one of the bad issue for this flagship phone
I really wanted to buy this as a 'running mate' for my Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, but when I saw how big it is I lost interest in it immediately. It really beats me why manufacturers are making new models larger and larger. It was great to be able to slip one's phone into my shirt pocket without having 25% of it poking out of the top of the pocket or sliding out of my side pocket when I sit down and struggling to get my hand across the screen. Even the LG Velvet has gone silly with size! It won't be long before phones get to be the same size as a laptop if things keep going the same way!!!