Should I get 6/128 Redmi K30 Ultra (all LTE bands supported) or Poco F2 Pro for the same price (350€)?
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020F2 Poco or S10 Lite? Cost roughly the same herePoco sd 865, note 10lite sd 855
Poco have 5g, note 10 lite still 4g
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020I'm kinda thinking twice because of the pop-up camera is it ok?I love the pop up camera. You know why? It is truly a nifty solution to an engineering problem of providing a perfectly immersive screen display, not a lazy, half baked solution where a manufacturer just wants an easy way out by putting notches and punch holes. Duh!
And contrary to FAKE NEWS, it has no durability and reliability issues at all, at least for me and for many others. If they have, the owners of the pioneering 2018 Vivo Nex S phones with the first pop up selfie cameras (more than 2 years old already) would have riddled the Vivo Nex forums with lots of pop up failure complaints by now. I mean, if your CD/DVD tray can last at least 10 years even with some misuse or abuse (like a toddler putting pancake on it or you using warped CD's), what makes people think a similar but more modern pop up camera solution where you don't put anything (like a CD in a CD tray) can't do the same? The only reason manufacturers avoid it is COST and ADDED thickness and weight as there will be less space for a bigger battery (without making the phone thicker and heavier). Frankly, I don't care about added heft and thickness as long as the phone is not as thick as an empty wallet or as heavy as a 10" tablet.
I had the Samsung A71 before this phone. The A71 is practically the same screen size and aspect ratio as the Poco F2 Pro. Coming from that phone, I really can't get over the gorgeous, beautiful, immersive display of the A71 only to be RUINED by an ugly punch hole. I tried forcing apps to use the large rectangular space that contains the punch hole to no avail. The punch hole would have been more tolerable if all apps can be forced to use the huge, wasted rectangular black space that contains the selfie camera/punch hole. But no, you can't do that. It depends on the app maker.
In addition to the above, I realized pop up selfie cameras have additional benefits: you'll never mistake having broadcast yourself in live video when attending a zoom meeting / Facebook live meeting /Microsoft Teams meeting /Google Hangouts/Meet or whatever work related video conferencing/'work from home' you have. And if you watched Netflix's Money Heist, you'll realize selfie cameras can be hacked to show unauthorized selfie video of you. So there, 3 BIG REASONS why I like the Poco F2 Pro's pop up selfie camera over my A71's punch hole selfie camera even if the A71's punch hole selfie camera has 4K video recording and captures higher resolution selfie photos than the Poco F2 Pro's selfie camera.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020I'm kinda thinking twice because of the pop-up camera is it ok?It depends if you tend to take a lot of selfies.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020A very easy choice. Poco F2 Pro. I'm kinda thinking twice because of the pop-up camera is it ok?
YourOpinionPlease, 15 Aug 2020Thanks a lot for your answer! I used a lot of big, bulky Android phones before until my M30... moreCompact phones like the iPhone SE 2020 have very small batteries (1821 mAh). If you are decided on having an iPhone, don't waste your money on a low end iPhone SE 2020 with very small battery. You'll have battery issues in as little as one year and you're going to hate it for that.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020Poco F2 Pro or Realme X2 Pro?A very easy choice. Poco F2 Pro.
F2 Poco or S10 Lite? Cost roughly the same here
Poco F2 Pro or Realme X2 Pro?
YourOpinionPlease, 14 Aug 2020I am an Android user since 2012/2013 and never use a flagship phone since then until now (curr... moreGo for google Pixel 4a instead. Google security features is a plus for online banking needs. 3 year of security updates and software updates. One of the best camera equating flagship cameras. 5.8 small-Oled full punch-hole display. FOR ONLY 350 usd. the best budget phone out there if you are not are only for typical phone usage.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020You're the typical regular smartphone user with typical needs (social media, call and tex... moreThanks a lot for your answer!
I used a lot of big, bulky Android phones before until my M30s currently, BUT once I did own a second-hand iPhone 6S as my second phone (my main phone was Xiaomi Mi A1) to use as my "introduction" to Apple ecosystem last year and only used it for about 3 months because the seller scammed me told me it was all original until I found out it was a refurbished phone (I prefer to choose second-hand but original than refurbished phones), so I sold it again, alongside with my Mi A1 and bought M30s.
I liked the compact, small device since then but I really can't find any compact phones nowadays which is a bummer for me.
I currently own an iPad 6th gen too for multimedia and gaming uses so I won't use my phone for multimedia and gaming, that's why I think I don't need big screen since iPad is.
I'm planning to sell my M30s because I want to try something new, and like what I said before, I like compact devices more. The only reason I bought M30s before because of its battery capacity, until I find out that I don't really need that huge battery, I charge it every night though.
About your phone recommendations, in my country there are a lot of phone brands that aren't available here, such as Motorola and even Nokia doesn't really "push" their sales by releasing good phones until now, especially the 8.3 5G you are talking about.
YourOpinionPlease, 14 Aug 2020I am an Android user since 2012/2013 and never use a flagship phone since then until now (curr... moreiphone processor is the best. But it has no 5G right now. Should wait for iPhone 12.
But, if you want android with latest technology and low price, choose poco f2 pro.
YourOpinionPlease, 14 Aug 2020I am an Android user since 2012/2013 and never use a flagship phone since then until now (curr... moreYou're the typical regular smartphone user with typical needs (social media, call and text, payments and multimedia use of phone). The only non-typical requirement on your part is that you want to hold on to a phone for at least 3-4 years.
Unfortunately for you, the last requirement (holding on to a phone for at least 3-4 years) will eliminate all flagship phones regardless of ecosystem. All flagship phones come with Amoled displays and many have smaller batteries. Both (amoled displays and small battery capacities) are first to deteriorate in a phone in the first two years so you should be buying an IPS display phone with a big battery (at least 4000mAh). Since you are into social media and multimedia use, a big, immersive screen with a small notch or punch hole and very little bezels will be a plus as it makes your viewing enjoyable. Because of the small battery and huge bezels, the iPhone SE 2020 doesn't qualify for your specific needs. Because you want phone longevity, amoled displays are out. That means all high end iPhones and flagship android phones with amoled displays like the Poco F2 Pro won't fit your needs.
Also, most flagship android phones only provide 1-2 year security patch updates and you mentioned you need at least 3-4 years. That limits your choices to 2020 Android One phones only (so that you'll have guaranteed 3 year security updates), and further limits choices to android One phones with IPS displays only and with at least 4000mAh batteries.
The good news is there are cheaper choices although you could go for a more expensive option.
The best phone for you are either the Motorola Moto G Pro or the Nokia 5.3. Both will last you a long time without battery and display issues. And you can be assured your phone will get security updates up to 3 years, with the screen still excellent after 3 years and the big 4000mAh battery will still last you a whole day even if it has aged and lost some of its usable capacity after 3 years. As a bonus, both phones have dual SIM and dedicated micro SD expansion so lack of storage will not be an issue even if you store lots of HD videos. Both android one phones also have 3.5mm jack and NFC, as well as 4K recording and ultrawide and macro cameras in addition to the main camera and both are cheaper than the Poco F2 Pro or the iPhone SE 2020 and have sufficiently fast midrange processors for your basic needs (no processor heavy gaming).
If you are willing to spend more, you can have a much larger IPS screen display (6.8", perfect for social media), a much bigger battery (4500mAh), 5G capability, and a much faster processor (snapdragon 765), while still having 3 year security updates (being an Android One phone) and with 4K recording, FM radio, NFC and 3.5mm jack plus much better cameras than the previous two. The phone I'm talking about is the Nokia 8.3 5G. It should be a better choice if you need bigger screen, bigger battery and 5G connectivity.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020You must admit it is a bit heavy, and also "top-heavy"... by that I mean it wants to... moreThanks man, i came from huawei honor 6 which is a small and light weight phone. Maybe i'll notice it right away just as you said
I am an Android user since 2012/2013 and never use a flagship phone since then until now (currently using Samsung M30s). I am planning to change my phone this December so I want to ask you guys opinion. Should I go for this 8/256 or iPhone SE 2020 128gb?
I don't game on my phone and only use my phone for calls, social media, chats, online payment, etc something like that. Camera is something I would and wouldn't really care, at least it can take photos and videos with a nice quality. I already have an iPad 6th gen for my media and gaming uses.
I change my phone every 1-1.5 years since 2012 but now I want a phone that can last me for at least 3-4 years.
So which one should I choose, and why?
You must admit it is a bit heavy, and also "top-heavy"... by that I mean it wants to flip over (because of the weight of the pop-up module) when holding one handed.
You can try holding it upside down, and you'll see it's not balanced.
I have average hands, or a bit smaller, but I knew before buying, how heavy it's gonna be... so try test it somehow (the 220g weight) before buying if that's a factor for you.
Andysum, 14 Aug 2020After how many months of watching youtube videos, and comparing, oneplus nord, 7t, 8 and poco ... moreIt's not really heavy if by 'heavy', you mean that its weight will make your hands tired all the time or you easily lose grip of the phone because of tiredness. But yes, make no mistake. You're certainly going to notice its heft immediately upon first handling, but it's definitely not something to be concerned about if you are normal weight, height, frame and are healthy. The only people who should be concerned about this phone's weight are the frail elderly and kids below teenage.
After how many months of watching youtube videos, and comparing, oneplus nord, 7t, 8 and poco f2 pro. I've chosen this device because of the issues of green tint in oneplus and official seller here in philippines doesnt replace units with green tint.And I already ordered this device 8/256. How is it in terms of handling? Is it that heavy that you get tired while holding it or not?
userbenchmark, 13 Aug 2020does it feel heavy and bulky on the hand
I might buy itYes, it's significantly heavier than most phones and there's 99.99% chance you'll notice it.
I'm used to big, heavy weight phones/phablets (Mi Max 2, Mi Max 3) but I still feel the Poco F2 Pro, despite being significantly smaller in screen area than those other two phones mentioned, is heavier. It's probably one of the higher density phones around. (Heavier than most for a given screen size).
As for bulkyness, it depends on the case you use. If you use thick rubber cases, it's going to feel borderline bulky but if you use Nillkin's thin border plastic cases, it's not bulky at all.
Ken, 11 Aug 2020Does it have screen burning issue?All amoled screens will suffer permanent burn in (not like IPS displays) and all amoled screens deteriorate faster than IPS displays in terms of color balance and overall maximum brightness. You will notice how a heavily used 2 year old amoled screen will be less brighter with colors significantly less balanced and less saturated over that time compared to an IPS display over the same time period (IPS retains the original colors and brightness better). On the positive side, properly calibrated amoled displays will have better dynamic range (deeper blacks, brighter whites, more shades of gray), better color saturation and can display a wider range of colors and subtleties without clipping than any IPS display in existence while the amoled display is new. If you intend to use a phone longer than two years and are particular with display color and brightness deterioration, then avoid amoled displays. Otherwise, no IPS display will beat an amoled screen's color vibrance, dynamic range and color accuracy (if calibrated) for as long as the amoled display is a relatively new one (preferably under 2 years old for heavy users).
Amoled may retain its gorgeous colors longer though, (longer than 2 years) if you're not a heavy phone user, don't have static elements on your screen (you use black theme with wallpaper changing every few minutes or so, and always hide your navigation bar and status bar) and very rarely use high brightness settings.