369, 02 Jul 2020Bro, by buying the global variant , would there be any band problems. I stay in India and I... moreThe Poco F2 Pro Pro supports majority (if not all) of India's 4G/LTE bands. Not sure about 5G though so better verify with your network service provider which 5G bands are supported.
Im commenting from F2 pro.. I must say its a best budget flagship phone of 2020 😍
Really speedy, snappy & Buttery...
Its Display is just Amazing, very colorful & bright
Watching video on it is an amazing experience
Only things missing in it is 120 or at least 90HZ display along with stereo speakers... Thought its single bottom speaker is very loud that it fill up front speakers absence...
Its battery life is its real charm... Im getting 8+ hours of screen on time with 24 hours of total backup..
& it takes only one hour for 0 to 100% as well
Its a real worth of money & im sharing my honest experience
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2020Yes, certainly. Except for a few quirks - MIUI is so aggressive at battery saving and RAM usag... moreBro,
by buying the global variant , would there be any band problems.
I stay in India and I'm having a thought of buying this phone but there is no Indian retail unit.
So would I have no problems in network area
garcy, 01 Jul 2020absolutely killer flagship phone of the year... everything about this is outstandingYes, certainly. Except for a few quirks - MIUI is so aggressive at battery saving and RAM usage that it keeps on killing apps that are supposed to continuously run in the background - example: clock widgets and other apps that you want permanently running in the foreground and regularly updated in real time as screen overlay or as background app. (Ex. Nova launcher gesture for recents always loses its 'accessibility services' permission when changing launchers or restoring from saved layouts (saved backup). These are I guess the most annoying MIUI quirks present you never have to deal with in LG, Samsung, and many other near-stock or stock android. It can be infuriating if you don't know how to keep apps in memory in MIUI: It's a rather convoluted, multi-step process that requires digging in to the settings menu and recents: 1. Enable autostart, 2. Long press and padlock the app in the recents and don't ever swipe it out, and 3. Disable battery optimization (set to 'don't optimize') for the app. In addition, (step #4) you have to kill the app everytime it loses accessibility permission in order to enable back that permission - otherwise, its a repetitive futile attempt to get back the lost permission(s).
Oh, and that half baked Widevine L1 certification: It enables high definition playback on the phone screen itself which is a RARITY in Xiaomi phones and other China made phones (Oneplus, Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo, Realme), but then screen sharing on the big screen tv causes the phone's screen to scramble (you'll need to force reboot the phone everytime it happens - be WARNED!). It happens everytime you attempt to wirelessly screen share/mirror the phone while a DRM encoded content (Ex. Netflix offline movie downloads) is actively running on the phone's screen. It screen shares OK when content shared is not DRM encoded, but then even when it does screen share non protected content, successfully, you get a smaller windowed screen on your tv with black bars all around for most content! I sure hope Xiaomi fixes it in a software update and learn how to do wireless screen sharing correctly from Samsung (Samsung calls it 'Smart share': phone screen adjusts its display area to 16:9 to match its display to properly mirror content to 16:9 tv's without wasteful black bars all around. For now, the workaround is to download an app called 'SecondScreen' from Google playstore and use it to correct aspect ratio problems arising from phones with non-16:9 screens projecting to tv's with 16:9 screen.
Also, really wished this phone had micro sd card expansion and micro sd card encryption. Missed my 512GB card so much which I can't use on this phone.
Overall though, the Poco F2 Pro still is a great phone for the price and I have no regrets buying it. The speed, fluidity and overall experience (all screen display that is completely flat and devoid of ugly notches and punch holes) and superb connectivity (even its 4G has better signal speed/stability/capability), and the camera especially with GCam with Night Sight is more than enough for me to compensate for its shortcomings. And it's got an IR blaster and headphone jack too! Sadly, no FM radio. Highly recommended phone especially for those who don't care about lack of storage expansion or those who don't screen share offline Netflix downloads to tv and would rather watch them on the phone's gorgeous punch hole free, notch free screen.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2020Yes the serial number should match. But be sure it's a sealed box. That way you are sure ... moreYes I will make sure it's the original one when I go to the store, I will just make sure both imei match, and it will be fine, because these are chinese phones I am always worried.
patostar, 01 Jul 2020Thanks a lot for your informative post, but to be honest I am not going to buy the Poco F2 pro... moreYes the serial number should match. But be sure it's a sealed box. That way you are sure it came straight from the factory and is not used, returned unit, demo unit or refurbished unit sold as brand new.
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2020I don't think there are fake Poco F2 Pro's around so what you should worry more is g... moreThanks a lot for your informative post, but to be honest I am not going to buy the Poco F2 pro, I was going to buy Xiaomi note 10 pro, and I was really worried about if it's fake or not, what I am gonna do when I buy it is look at the imei and serial number on the box and it should match the same number on device.
absolutely killer flagship phone of the year... everything about this is outstanding
Onmyopinion, 01 Jul 2020Maybe the flagship killer of the year It is. Everybody should install GCam on it so you'll get vastly better night shots with GCam Night Sight - despite the Poco F2 Pro not having any OIS:
The 8K video is also very detailed. Shaky though as there is no OIS/EIS on the 8K video (not like the 4K video), but if you are really into future proofing your memorable events, 8K recording is the way to go. Just buy a gimbal though for smooth 8K video footage.
AnoM, 29 Jun 2020Not really, if your country don't carry that model, they can't repair for you. Don't drag in S... moreSo, All in all, for official service support, your country must also has official sales of the same model, only then the service center can support for repair. Else, your only option for grey import smartphone repair is via third party smartphone repair shop.
Beware that not all smartphone models are sold for different region.
Take for example, for China region, it is Redmi K30 Pro, and for my region, it is sold as Poco F2 Pro.
Physically we can say it is the same phone, but technically, it is a different phone. The service center can has right to ignore the service, due to the firmware different.
So, even for grey import, I have to bought Poco F2 Pro, that is intended to sell at my country.
However, service center also can have right to ignore grey import of the same model, as these doesn't cover under that region warranty, even if you ask to pay for the repair, as these may considered as illegal unit.
47cosmos, 30 Jun 2020At full charge, my F2 pro shows 40h 44m remaining (day 28)
I can see at least 3 levels of cha... moreNot all charger will support the various fast charging protocol (in fact, very less), even the charger itself is labelled supported, not guarantee will support as each smartphone use some proprietary method to achieve fast charging.
For over 30W charging, even cable are proprietary as well.
Only buy original charger and cable for achieving the same original 30W fast charging speed.
patostar, 01 Jul 2020How to verify if a xiaomi phone is real or not?
I know we can to to mi website, and use the s... moreI don't think there are fake Poco F2 Pro's around so what you should worry more is getting one in sealed box (genuine and brand new), vs. getting one in an open box (genuine but used, slightly used, refurbished, tampered with unofficial ROM, etc.)
Physically and visually, it is a stunning looking phone - it looks and feels premium, and is heavier than most, if not all fkagship phones. Performance wise, it's very fast, smooth and fluid and the beautiful screen with no punch holes or notches and with that flashy pop up camera that glows with vibrant LED colors, is something you can never mistake for a fake one even if you never have really seen one before. You just can't mistake a fake one for an original. This phone oozes and screams premium in looks, feel, and performance.
How to verify if a xiaomi phone is real or not?
I know we can to to mi website, and use the serial number or imei to verify it, but what if fraudsters have made a lot of phones that have the same serial and imei numbers? I've read that in a country they found like 13,000 phones that have same imei, tomorrow I was going to buy a xiaomi phone in store, but now I am worried, can someone help?
At full charge, my F2 pro shows 40h 44m remaining (day 28)
I can see at least 3 levels of charging:
- Plug in laptop: Charging
- Mi 9T/ RP-PC112 adapter: Fast charging.
- Original adapter: Charging rapidly/ Turbo charge.
Bought RP-PC112 61W PD charger and it does not support turbo charge like original charger.
Habib, 29 Jun 2020Plz help me sound lavel of this phone very low when use headphoneOn your first use of earphones or headphones with the Poco F2 Pro, you will always receive the message below when you turn up the headphone volume for the first time:
"Listening at a high volume for a long time may damage your hearing. Tap OK to allow volume to be increased above safe levels."
Tap 'OK' to this message.
This will uncap the volume so that it goes up to the true maximum 100%.
If you have never seen this message at all, the music player or media player app may have a bug. To correct this, download 'Google Play Music' app and play songs from this app first. Increase the volume of Google Play Music app until you receive the message above. As before, tap 'OK' and true maximum volume will be unlocked. Otherwise, if you tap 'Cancel' or just ignore the message, your maximum volume level will remain in the low to medium volume.
raycon , 27 Jun 2020The warranty doesn't depend on the seller, because the seller would have to go to manufacturer... moreNot really, if your country don't carry that model, they can't repair for you. Don't drag in Samsung, LG, and Oneplus, if you get those model that doesn't sold at your country, you are out of luck. Take for Samsung, previously there is an Active variant for S8, which doesn't sold at my country, and my country only carrying the Exynos model. If you get grey import for Snapdragon variant, or the model that doesn't sold here, you are basically out of luck. LG? The smartphone division of LG has exit my country. I ask for repair for my LG Urbane watch and they told me they can't repair anymore, no spare part for my watch, which previously is has officially sold. Yes, Oneplus is different, they works like Apple where they only offer 1 same model for all over the world, so even if you bought from grey import, they can repair for you, because is the same spare part.