POCO F1- Budget oriented Flagship

Xiaomi Poco F1

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Xiaomi again proved why It is best when it comes to delivering the best bank for the buck with its release of the Poco F1 smartphone. The newly launched smartphone is one of the cheapest phone to have snapdragon 845 chipset under its hood. For the folks those are not aware of what snapdragon 845 chipset or cpu is, it is basically the best cpu ever made by snapdragon till this date and for reference you may know that snapdragon 845 is used by One plus 6.

Lets get started with all the essential elements or features of this phone

  • Appearance

Talking about appearance, this smartphones comes with 2 different type of back panel, First is the standard plastic type panel and the other one is armoured edition i.e kevlar panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking of the display, It featured a massive 6.18 inch screen with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The screen resolution is 2246*1080 Full HD+. The Screen is very bright with 500 nits brightness we are able to clearly read content of the smartphone even in the direct sunlight. The screen comes with a notch design as a trend now a days. The other features like Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Supports standard display are also provided by MI smartphone.

When looking at rear side of the phone It possesses dual camera aligned vertically. fingerprint sensor is right under the camera. Also at the bottom of the rear side Poco branding is printed

  • Processor and Memory

The main highlight of this smartphone is its processor which is snapdragon 845 mainly used in costly flagship phones. The maximum clock speed is 2.8 GHz and it is an octa core processor.

If you are a really heavy gamer or streamer whose main reason of purchasing this phone is gaming playing PUBG all day then this smartphone is best suitable for you. Apart from snapdragon 845 cpu the gpu powering this setup is adreno 630 with 710MHz clock speed. The processors of this beast is being cooled by liquid cool technology therefore you will never have to worry about phone getting heated.

This smartphones comes in 3 variant 6/64, 6/128, 8/256 with LPDDR4X dual-channel memory.

You can easily run PUBG smoothly in Ultra settings and also stream at the same time.

  • Battery

This beast comes with a massive 4000 mAh battery. It also supports quick charge 3 and uses usb type C port to charge itself. Xiaomi include a quick charge 3 charger bundled with the smartphone. The battery of this smartphone can easily pass the whole typical working day and can even last 1.5 day on battery. The usb type C port in the smartphone supports reversible connecting port i.e it can work as a power bank itself.

  • Camera

It is hard to believe how xiaomi can do everything good with its smartphone and that too at this price point. Maybe it might save some money by using poor camera module but fortunately that’s not the case even the camera of this smartphone is very very impressive. It sports dual 12+5 Mega pixel camera at the back and whooping 20 Mega pixel camera a the front end.

Primary 12MP rear camera, 1.4μm large pixel, f/1.9, dual pixel autofocus

Secondary 5MP rear camera, 1.12μm pixel, f/2.0

Other features of Rear dual cameras are-

Portrait mode with background blurring

Dual pixel autofocus

Single-tone flash

Low light enhancement

HDR imaging

Panorama mode

Burst mode

Face recognition

AI Beautify

EIS for video shooting

AI dirt detection

4K video, 30 fps

1080p, 30 fps

720p, 30 fps

Slow motion video, 720p, 240fps; 1080p, 240fps

 Other features of Front camera are-

20MP front camera

AI portrait mode

AI detection of 10 different scenes

Selfie timer

Face recognition

  • Sensors

Speaking of sensors MI devices never lack when it comes to sensors and it is same with Poco smartphone. It contains every essential sensors that a smartphone in 2018 should possess

  • Proximity sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Electronic compass
  • Vibration motor
  • Hall sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • GPS
  • Glonass

 

  • Other features

It contains a hybrid sim slot where you can put 2 nano sim cards or a sim card and a memory card.

The fingerprint sensor is really fast as always seen in MI devices.

For face unlock xiaomi paired phone with IR sensor resulting working of face unlock even in the pitch darkness.

Thickness of the phone is 8.8mm and it weight around 187 grams

  • My views

For the price of Rs. 21000 the 6/64 Gb version is best. For this price range this smartphone is beast. If 64 GB is what you feel is okay for you and without a doubt go for it. 6/128 GB model cost Rs. 24000 which is still the best phone under 25000 Indian rupees.

Along with smartphone you can also purchase these protective cases to protect your phone from falling damages. Check out these covers.

Kaqpavar back cover

Bumper back case

Ajay Pratap Singh

Ajay Pratap Singh is currently graduating Bachelors in Technology from Computer Science. He is a tech enthusiast and very much passionate about technology and how technology will change the world.

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