Keeping in mind the trend, Xiaomi has designed Poco F1. Xiaomi Poco F1 will get a 6.18-inch display, which will have an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9. Gorilla Glass 3 has been used to prevent the screen from breaking. The notch is also present on the top of the front panel of the smartphone. Compared to all the other smartphones we reviewed, the bottom of the Poco F1 is a bit thick, which does not look attractive. The smartphone also comes with a small notification LED that will light up when the smartphone is charging.
The back panel of Poco F1 is made of polycarbonate. Poco F1 will be available in three color options Rosso Red, Steel Blue and Graphite Black. A special variant Armored Edition of Poco F1 has also been introduced. Xiaomi has claimed that Kelvar has been used to make the back panel. We reviewed the Armored Edition of Xiaomi Poco F1. When we touched the back panel, we felt like texture. You will see Poco written on the back panel, just below it is slightly raised. This part is called by Xiaomi ‘Beauty Spot’. The company said that this is only part of the production process.
On the right side of the phone, you will find buttons for power and volume up and down. The hybrid dual-SIM tray is provided on the left side of the smartphone. The slot will support two SIM cards or one SIM and one microSD card at a time. On the back panel of Poco F1, you will find a dual camera setup, whose primary sensor is 12 megapixels and the secondary sensor is 5 megapixels. The rear camera will come with dual-LED flash. You will find the fingerprint sensor just below the rear camera. You will be able to easily access the fingerprint sensor using your index finger while holding the phone. The front panel of the Poco F1 houses a 20-megapixel selfie camera in the middle of the notch along with an infrared camera for face recognition and an infrared ammeter.
Poco F1 will get many RAM / storage options with Snapdragon 845 processor. The company said that LiquidCool technology has been used in it to control the temperature of Poco F1. We will test this feature in our full review. Xiaomi Poco F1 will be available in three RAM and storage variants – 6 GB RAM / 64 GB, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage. We have got Armored Edition for review, this handset is equipped with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.
Poco F1 might feel a bit heavy when held in the hand as it is equipped with 4000 mAh. This handset will come with USB Type-C port. It will come with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 certified charger. Both the SIM slots will support 4G network. FM radio app has also been given in Poco F1. Xiaomi Poco F1 will come with MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Our handset is running on MIUI 9.6 with custom themes. Xiaomi said that soon after the Poco F1 becomes available, MIUI 10 and Android P update will be given in the fourth quarter.
The theme of Xiaomi Poco F1 looks like a bridge between MIUI and stock Android. The app drawer has been given which is different from the MIUI approach, as well as the notification shade has been modified so that it looks like stock Android. There are three buttons for navigation but you can enable gestures by freeing up some space on the display. In the phone, you will get the theme app, with the help of which you will be able to set the appearance of the phone according to your mind.
Software features like Dual App and Second Space in Poco F1 are similar to other Xiaomi smartphones. Apart from Microsoft apps, Xiaomi Community and Mi Store app will be already installed in the phone. While setting up the Poco F1 it only asked for the fingerprint sensor. For face recognition, you have to go to the security setting. Poco F1’s face recognition and fingerprint scanner work very fast. We did not face any problem while doing Android UI and multitasking. It took only a few seconds to set up face recognition. Because the setup process is quite simple.
Poco F1 Competition OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z and recently launched LG G7+ Think Will be from. The most interesting thing about Poco F1 is its low price. The 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants of Xiaomi Poco F1 will be sold for Rs 20,999. On the other hand, the price of 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant will be Rs 23,999. The phone’s 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage variants will be sold for Rs 28,999. An armored edition of Poco F1 has also been introduced, which costs Rs 29,999. Poco F1 equipped with Snapdragon 845 processor can be easily bought at this price. Keep reading Gadget 360, we will soon bring you the full review of Poco F1. In full review, we will tell you about camera performance, display quality, gaming and battery life test.