Xiaomi Poco F1 Review - Budget phone to compete with Flagships

Xiaomi Poco F1 Review - Budget phone to compete with Flagships

By Aslam

Xiaomi gained recognition and popularity swiftly but most of its market remains up to mid segment phones. To counter brands such as Samsung and OnePlus, Xiaomi has introduced sub-brand Poco with an aim to counter these flagships with a budget yet high configuration machine.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Design
The Poco F1 display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a notch on the top with an infrared camera, infrared producer, 20-megapixel selfie camera.
The back is made out of polycarbonate, has a USB Type-C port and weighing at 182g, you would feel load in holding. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 Display quality
The Poco F1 display relies on a 1080p panel. The 6.18" screen with 18.7:9 (so 2,246x1,080px) aspect ratio and pixel density of about 403 ppi is quite good in regular usage. It does not disappoint in terms of colour reproduction and movie watching. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 Software, Feature, and Highlights 
The Poco F1 sports an amazing Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with four cores running at 2.8GHz and the other four at 1.8GHz. Xiaomi has structured a cooling framework called 'LiquidCool' to keep the phone warm during extensive usage. The 3 versions of phone are : (6GB + 64GB), (6GB + 128GB), and (8GB + 256GB).
The Poco F1 comes with base Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.6 on the top. Xiaomi has assured of update of Android and MIUI when it releases. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 processor Performance 
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor is quick and never shows any sign of lag or stutter. The integration of MIUI makes it feel smart and manages the multitasking with ease while with similar performance in playing heavy games. Xiaomi has used an earpiece to match with speakers for a stereo-like impact. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 Cameras performance
The Double camera setup (12-megapixel primary camera, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels, and dual pixel auto-focus) getting help from auxiliary 5-megapixel depth sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels camera focuses quickly and captures amazingly. The details in shots are abundant and reflect the decency and power of assembled camera setup. In low lights also, Camera gives good clicks but lacks detail in zooming the pics. 

At the front, 20-megapixel selfie shooter is also good and goes above average. In good lighting conditions, selfie camera is obviously a delight but in low light conditions too, the Xiaomi Poco F1 camera handles the situation quite convincingly. 

Xiaomi Poco F1 Battery
The phone is powered by 4000 mAh battery with quick charge 3 feature. The battery performance is astounding and lasts for more than a day in moderate usage.

Whether to Buy Xiaomi Poco F1 or Not?
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is unexpectable at this cost and with such an astounding battery life, Xiaomi Poco F1 is quite a deal to grab. Go for it if you are planning for this budget segment.