There are many budget smartphones being sold today. But one of these is emerging as the device above its peers. It is Pocophone F1, the device that arrives on the stable of Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone company known for producing affordable but formidable smartphones.
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Pocophone F1 Release Date
Pocophone F1 is also known as Poco F1. The mobile device was released on 22nd of August 2018 but will go on sale on the 29th of August 2018. It was released a few weeks back in Europe and later in India and is supposed to go on sale in the same country on the 29th. It is sure to spread into other markets by September.
Pocophone F1 Description
The first thing about this device is that people call it an iPhone clone. What they mean is that Xiaomi tried to replicate the look and feel of iPhone in Poco F1.
Some ways in which that can be achieved is through design and display. Imagine holding your new Poco F1 and somehow feeling like you’re holding an iPhone.
Design and Display
If you look at the Pocophone F1, on the surface, you’ll see a notch on top. It’s also known to have “pretty slim” bezels on its sides. But look at the rear of Poco F1, and you remember the OnePlus.
There, it has vertically positioned dual cameras and fingerprint sensor. There is the AMOLED exhibit screen size of 6.18-inch which gives 2246 x 1080 pixel.
Pocophone F1 is amazing when you think about the price. When it launched in India, the starting price stood at Rs 20,999, which is $301. This price is less than a third of the cost of iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The above price is for the normal Poco F1 price. See below for some different specs of Poco F1 pricing. The prices are determined by the memory and storage differences.
- 6GB RAM for 64GB storage (Normal): $301
- 6GB RAM for 128GB storage $343
- 8GB RAM for 256GB storage $415
- 8GB RAM for 256GB storage (Armoured) $429
Because Pocophone F1 has a few features that match some of the features found on top quality phones, some are praising the attributes of the device.
What Features Make Pocophone F1 a Big Hit?
This is one area where Pocophone F1 makes it above its peers. The device has a 12.5 MP rear camera, but a whopping 20 MP selfie camera to the front! That’s massive for the price it goes for.
Poco F1 runs on Android 8.1 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This matches the Snapdragon power found on Samsung Galaxy Note 9. When it runs high on operations, it could liquid-cool itself. So the user doesn’t have to worry about device explosion.
Pocophone F1 has a large battery. 4000 mAh isn’t bad at for a mobile device like this. It also comes with Qualcomm Quick charge capacity 3.0 technology. This battery power, when combined with two other aspects above, makes it envious among peers.
Apart from the fact that Poco F1 is made of plastic, which is not as premium as those that make use of Gorilla Glasses chassis, Poco F1 has the exterior design that makes you feel like you’re looking at a very expensive phone when you see it from a distance.