After the success of MI and REDMI, Xiaomi has come up with yet another sub-brand “POCO”. The first smartphone of this series is now out in the market with the name POCO F1. Though Poco F1 definitely has traces of being a conventional Xiaomi smartphone yet it’s got a different essence from the Redmi and MI series phones. Gone are the times when flagship phones used to be the most expensive phones of any brand! Asus and OnePlus bought a paradigm shift to this trend by making flagship phones more affordable and the latest entrant to this group of revolutionary brands is Xiaomi! Customers have always perceived Xiaomi as a brand that manufactures budget plus performance-oriented and stylish looking phones. The brand too always attempts to amaze its users with every new launch. This time Xiaomi has done this with the launch of POCO F1.
Xiamoi claims that the smartphone is super-fast, super-efficient, and comes stocked with the latest features. Poco is a great fusion of top-end features such as Snapdragon 845 SOC, 4000mAh battery, AI enabled camera, customized MIUI, IR face lock and lots more. Xiaomi has worked upon a lot of things simultaneously and has packed all the hi-end features into its latest smartphone:
Let’s focus on all of the innovations done in this smartphone one by one:
Price: Poco has challenged all the big smartphone brands and their flagship models that were ruling the market before its launch. The first phone of POCO series features the latest technology, exclusive features and lots more at just Rs.20,999. With the launch of Xiaomi’s latest smartphone, the users will definitely be shifting their focus to this much more economical option available in the market. Most gadget critics are calling it an end for the ONEPLUS 6 as POCO F1 has a lot in common with ONEPLUS 6 and is far more affordable.
Performance: Poco F1 is available in the following memory variants:
- 6GB RAM, 64 GB ROM
- 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM
- 8GB RAM, 256GB ROM
With this great storage capacity, the user can hold on to all the pictures, movies and songs in one’s collection. Poco F1 again takes the lead over OnePlus 6. Both smartphones offer the highest memory storage of 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, the benefit of going with Poco is that you get the same storage at a lesser price, so choose wisely!
Camera: Poco F1 features dual rear cameras with (12+5) MP lenses. The front camera is of 20MP and both the primary and secondary cameras come enabled with AI technology that automatically augments the overall picture quality. This flagship smartphone comes loaded with features such as burst mode, AI, beautify mode, Single phone flash, low-light enhancement, face recognition, panorama mode, HDR imaging, dual-pixel auto-focus, and more such amazing features that lets you customize the feel of the picture.
Software: The best selling point of POCO F1 that has garnered much appreciation is its processor specifications. Poco F1 comes with the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and up to 2.8GHz processor. Snapdragon 845 chipset is also available in OnePlus 6 which is at the higher side on the budget line. F1 is also powered by Adreno 630 GPU that optimizes the graphics quality and produces high clarity vibrant graphics. Poco F1 runs on latest Android 8.1 Oreo Operating System.
Design: Poco F1 has been designed with a 6.18-inch screen and aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has a polycarbonate back panel. The polycarbonate frame of the phone is the only area where the brand reduced the budget and allocated the same for a hi-end processor and other features. Xiaomi Poco F1 comes with an edge to edge display through its notch screen. The display is well complemented by multiple modes that enhance reading and working on the screen at the different time of the day. Night mode, reading mode, sunlight display, and color temperature adjustment are the options that will definitely optimize your viewing experience.
Poco F1 has another impressive feature that you will not get in any mid-range smartphone and that is liquid cool technology. Liquid cool technology will keep the phone temperature in control and prevent it from overheating at times of heavy usage. Safety features are also worth mentioning as the phone accommodates fingerprint unlock and iris scanner both. From design to specifications to the storage capacity the phone shares a lot of features with OnePlus 6 and is an economical alternate of OnePlus 6 with many innovations.
Poco F1 is truly a budget flagship that you must consider if you are on a smartphone hunt! The base variant is available for Rs20,999 while the special Armoured edition with Kevlar back panel is estimated to cost around Rs.29,000. For Poco F1 Reviews and updates on latest smartphones stay tuned to yaantra.com.