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Xiaomi POCO F1 review: A wolf in polycarbonate clothing



  Thanks to the polycarbonate back, POCO F1 has no tendency to slip off.

Thanks to the polycarbonate back, POCO F1 does not tend to slip.

When the Xiaomi brand POCO launched POCO F1 last week, it focused on providing a more functional device to a very smart category of smartphone users enthusiasts. But after a week of use we have come to the conclusion that it can accommodate people outside the target group. Let's find out why.

POCO has taken more of an utilitarian design approach to F1

. It jumps the glass back to provide a more durable polycarbonate coating, which is virtually crack and destroys. It also features a slimmer profile to accommodate a larger battery. It is interesting to note that the phone has the same thickness as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but unclear hs smaller than it.

It fits securely in the hand, and thanks to the material it does not tend to slip. The buttons are well placed and will always be in range.

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<p> The polycarbonate back reinforced with kevlar has begun to wear on Poco F1 </p>
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<p>  The polycarbonate back has begun to carry a bit of corners within a few weeks of use, which is my main concern with the choice of material. </p>
<p>  There is also a small protrusion present at the center of the back of the back It's part of the main frame, so to accommodate it, Xiaomi has made a hole in the backdrop. My guess is that Xiaomi puts this in mind to balance the phone better on a flat surface similar to a Google Pixel. It has a different feature I discovered during my time of use – cleaning the pockets, as it is a ribbon magnet. </p>
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The small patch under the POCO logo is a ribbon magnet

. P To the front of the phone, the POCO F1 has a 6.2 "LCD screen with a resolution of 2246×1080 and a pixel density of 403ppi. The screen is ok, it is sufficiently light outdoors, reproduces color quite well and has decent viewing angles. But as is the case with most LCD monitors, they lack the vibration and contrast that AMOLED displays offer.

We did not encounter any issues with the screen while playing games, watching movies and even regular browsing.

It makes a notch bigger than most other phones, but due to the floodlight and infrared camera it houses, apart from the self-camera and earpiece. The hook is also significantly larger, but it also works well because it makes the phone easier to hold and you will get used to it in a short time.

Coming to the interiors, the phone turns a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC combined with an Adrena 630 GPU. Storage and memory options are spread over three variants: 6GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. This phone comes with Xiaomi's thermal solution called LiquidCooling, which helps keep CPU temperature low. This is not a marketing gimmick – it helps the powerful, vulnerable Snapdragon 845 keep cool and provide top performance. Even after about an hour's game and watching videos, the CPU temperature stays around 40 degrees, which is not bad at all.

Use your phone for daily tasks like browsing and browsing your stream, just like any other flagship smartphone – fluid and effortless. The speakers are decent, if not the highest, so your video experience will also be good.

Game performance is very good – no frame falls or CPU heating problems. I've tried a mix of casual and hardcore games along with a few video editing programs on the device, and it handled them all very well. The only minor issue I had was while playing Asphalt 9 – I noticed that the graphics were not very good even at the highest settings, as there was noticeable pixelation of the cars. It could be a software issue, but it has really ruined my experience with the phone since it is one of my favorite games to play. PUBG and video editing software "Quik & # 39; performed buttery smoothly on this phone.

  Benchmark scores for POCO F1: AnTuTu (left) and Geekbench (right) </p>
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<p>  The phone is supported by a 4000mAh battery that lasts one and a half hours in light for moderate use. I did not have to worry about it even though I started the day with 80% charge. In a lazy weekend with high usage of games and Netflix streaming, you will clear it out within 9 hours, which is also not bad. </p><div><script async src=

Camera setup – a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera on the back and 20MP camera on the front – make daytime pictures rich in detail, sharpness and color. Dynamic range is also on point. It focuses pretty quickly and has almost no shutter so I had no problem clicking pictures in a hurry. Night photography was also good for a phone this price – noise was not a problem and the photos were relatively sharp.

The self-shooting camera hits many competitors during the day. Pictures taken at night seem to be a bit soft, but still usable. Overall, you do not have to worry about your Instagram game with this device.

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POCO F1's self-image camera performance Note: The image has been modified for web

On the software front, POCO F1 runs Android Oreo 8.1 with POCO Launcher based on MIUI at the top. It's the standard Xiaomi affair. If you are an MIUI user, you have no problems getting used to the interface.

The new launch comes with better customizable and categorized so you will not look for your apps here and there. You can sort apps in the applet according to their genre and even search after them.

I'm not I'm a big fan of it, so I put a launch on it, but that does not mean it's bad.

At the launch event, Jai Mani, Product Manager for POCO, announced that POCO will receive the Android Pie update later this year, so those looking for upgrades are also sorted.

Packaging, the phone is so highly priced for a package this well rounded that it's hard for us not to recommend it to anyone, do not matter if it's over or under budget. There is no doubt it cuts a few corners to keep the price low, but it will be correct what is being announced – speed.


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