Fri. Oct 19th, 2018

Xiaomi POCO F1 in India at 20,999 Rs. – Our Opinions – Should you buy it?

Xiaomi POCO F1 in India Opinions

After lots of leaks, Xiaomi‘s new subbrand POCO launched their new smartphone POCO F1 in India. The price starts from 20,999 Rs. This is a midrange device but comes with a flagship-grade processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This is an octa-core SoC and Qualcomm’s flagship SoC. The device also comes with a Notched display and a dual rear camera setup. These features are just becoming mandatory now. This POCO F1 focuses on Gaming and speed. They provide Liquid cooling technology for better and cool gaming experience. This device is going to compete directly with Honor Play. Let’s check out our opinions on Xiaomi POCO F1 device.

Xiaomi POCO F1 Price in India:

Xiaomi POCO F1 comes in three different variants. The 6GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage variant priced at 20,999 Rs. The 6GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage variant priced at 23,999 Rs. The last and the top variant which offers 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage priced at 28,999 Rs. What do you think? Is the pricing really aggressive? Let us know in the comments below.

Xiaomi POCO F1 Design:

The device sports a Notched display in the front and there’s a bottom chin also. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The aspect ratio of the display is 18.7:9 here. The 82.2% screen-to-body ratio ensures to give you minimal bezels. The rear side is made of polycarbonate. The dual rear camera is at the middle top position. The fingerprint scanner is also located at the back. So the build quality is not that much premium here. Build quality is not a flagship type of here. The device will be available on Flipkart. Let’s have a look on its specifications.

XiaomI POCO F1 Specifications:

Xiaomi POCO F1 Specifications

POCO F1 sports 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with FullHD+ resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 403 PPI. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with MIUI 9.6 that comes with some POCO customizations. Under the hood, this midrange device comes with flagship grade chipset that is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. We have seen the same processor in flagships like upcoming OnePlus 6TOnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z etc. RAM and storage variants are mentioned above. The storage is here expandable via the Hybrid slot. It means you have to use either two sims or a sim with a MicroSD card.

In terms of optics, POCO F1 features 12MP primary sensor with the 5MP secondary sensor. The primary sensor has f/1.9 aperture and 1.4-micrometer pixel size. The secondary one has f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micrometer pixel size. Dual LED flash is present to help you to click pictures in low light. This dual rear camera setup can shoot video up to 2160p @30fps. For selfies, the company provides a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. There’s an Infrared Face recognition that can help to unlock in low light also. Xiaomi POCO F1 is powered by 4,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0.

Specifications Xiaomi POCO F1
Our Choice
Price 6GB + 64GB @20,999 Rs.
6GB + 128GB @23,999 Rs.
8GB + 256GB @28,999 Rs.
Display 6.18-inch FullHD+
1080 x 2246 pixels IPS LCD,
18.7:9 ratio, Notch
Corning Gorilla Glass
Operating System (OS) Android 8.1 (Oreo)
MIUI 9.6 (POCO Customizations)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
octa-core SoC
4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold
4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silve
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 6GB/8GB RAM
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB Inbuilt storage
Expandable up to 256GB
Hybrid Slot (uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera Dual 12MP (f/1.9) + 5MP (f/2.0)
Dual-LED flash
Front Camera 20 MP (f/2.0)
Battery 4,000 mAh battery
Color Variants Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Weight and Measurement 180 g
155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm

Our Opinions on Xiaomi POCO F1:

Xiaomi POCO F1 Opinions

If you want

  • Best performance and gaming
  • Flagship grade performance in the midrange segment
  • Notch display
  • Decent display
  • Decent battery
  • Decent camera

Then go for Xiaomi POCO F1. But the build quality is not that much good here. You are going to pay 20k for a plastic device. This is a deal-breaking point for Xiaomi POCO F1. So think about it. What are your opinions on this new flagship midrange device? Let us know in the comments below. Check out our Opinions on Nokia 6.1 Plus.

Xiaomi POCO F1 Opinions
  • Design and Build Quality
  • Display
  • Software
  • CPU and GPU
  • Rear Camera
  • Front Camera
  • Battery
  • Value for Money
4.8

Summary

Pros:

  • Flagship-grade Processor (Snapdragon 845)
  • MIUI (Lots of inbuilt customizations)
  • Liquid Cooling
  • 20MP Front Camera
  • Infrared Face Recognition
  • 4,000 mAh Battery
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Cons:

  • Poor Build Quality (Polycarbonate back)
  • Hybrid Slot
  • Average rear camera
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User Review
5 (1 vote)

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