Xiaomi Poco F1 Review: Amazing performance and best value for money

The Xiaomi Poco F1 is one of the best phones under poco smartphones and for all the mid-ranged premium smartphones. This phone was launched on 29, August 2018 and it is available in three color options such as Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red. The price range differs at the two different variants. The price range for a 6GB/128GB storage variant is Rs. 18,999, and for 8GB/256GB storage capacity is Rs. 22,999. The phone currently runs MIUI 9.6 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.

This phone has excellent features like the perfect set of cameras that clicks pictures like a pro. The configuration for this phone is designed for gaming and other multitasking jobs. This phone has good battery backup and it charges very fast. It will enhance the multimedia experiences of the user and also refine the gaming experiences. Except for the hybrid SIm slot, there is no downside of this device.

General:

Launch Date29, August 2018
BrandXiaomi Poco
Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UIMIUI

Display:

Xiaomi Poco F1 sports a screen size of 6.18 inches (15.7 cm) IPS LCD display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,246 pixels with a pixel density of 403 PPI and an aspect ratio of 18:7:9. The phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass where it protects the phones from scratches. This phone has a Bezel-less display with a notch which is bigger than the OnePlus 6 and LG G7+ ThinQ. It has a Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch on it.

Screen Size6.18 inches (15.7 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2246 pixels
Aspect Ratio18.7:9
Bezel-less displayBezel-less display with notch
Pixel Density403 ppi
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Touch ScreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio82.2 %

Design:

Xiaomi Poco F1 measures at the height of 155.5 mm, weight of 182 grams, width of 75.2 mm and thickness of 8.8 mm. The back of the phone is made up of polycarbonate material. This phone has splash-proof Coating.

Height155.5 mm
Width75.2 mm
Thickness8.8 mm
Weight182 grams
Build MaterialBack: Polycarbonate
ColoursGraphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red
WaterproofSplash proof

Performance:

The biggest highlights of Poco F1 is its flagship internals. This phone sports a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with four cores clocked at 2.8GHz and the other four clocked at 1.8GHz. It is designed with the cooling system called “LiquidCool” where it is used to dissipate heat. This phone has three RAM and storage variants: 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 256GB of storage.

Similar to honor play, this phone is opted for LPDDR4X for RAM and UFS2.1 for storage.

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
ProcessorOcta-core (2.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 385)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 630
RAM6GB, 8GB

Storage:

Internal Memory64GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 256 GB
USB OTG Supports USB OTG

Camera:

Xiaomi Poco F1 sports with 12-megapixel and 5MP on the rear. The primary camera comes with a pixel size of 1.4 μm and f/1.9 aperture. With the use of dual-pixel autofocus, the phone focuses on speeds as well as better performance in dim settings. 

The phones have various modes such as Portrait, Square, Video, Short Video (lets you capture a 10-second clip), and Manual (allows you to adjust shutter speeds and ISO levels among other settings). There are options to enable flash, turn on HDR, AI mode toggle, apply real-time effects, and access more modes such as Tilt-Shift, Group selfie, Beautify, etc. Close-ups also turn out to be quite good, with vibrant colors and faux-bokeh effect.

Looking at the selfies, the phone has a 20MP sensor. It has a bokeh mode for the front camera as well. Video shots are quite good and it is capable of recording up to 4K resolution along with slow-mo or time-lapse videos.

Rear camera:

Camera SetupDual
Resolution12 MP f/1.9 Primary Camera
5 MP f/2.0, Depth Camera
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusDual Pixel autofocus
Physical ApertureF1.9
Optical Image StabilisationNo
FlashLED Flash
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps

Front Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution20 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
FlashScreen flash
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Battery:

Xiaomi Poco F1 has offer powerful battery capacities of 4000 mAh. This phone is capable of heavy usage of streaming podcasts, watching videos that support quick charging. The USB Type-C is the charger that is used for charging the phone. It has a Li-polymer type and there is no user-replaceable.

Capacity4000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
User-ReplaceableNo
Quick Chargingv3.0
ChargerUSB Type-C

Network and Connectivity:

Xiaomi Poco F1 has two trays where both support nano sim cards. It supports 4G, 3G, and 2G. It supports 4G VoLTE and other connectivity features include WiFi 802.11, MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS with Glonass, and much more. There is no NFC available in this phone.

SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTEAvailable
SIM 14G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 24G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SAR ValueHead: 0.719 W/kg, Body: 0.746 W/kg
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0
GPSGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia:

FM RadioAvailable
LoudspeakerAvailable
Audio Jack3.5 mm

Sensors:

Xiaomi Poco F1 has fingerprint sensors and it is in the front of the phone. There are other sensors available such as Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

Fingerprint SensorAvailable
Fingerprint Sensor PositionFront
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Xiaomi Poco F1 FAQs:

1. What is the price of Xiaomi Poco F1 in India?

Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India starts from Rs. 18,999 for 6GB/128GB and Rs. 22,999 for 8GB/256GB.

2. When was Xiaomi Poco F1 launch in India?

Xiaomi Poco F1 was officially launched in India on August 29, 2018.

3. Does Xiaomi Poco F1 has a fingerprint sensor?

Yes, Xiaomi Poco F1 has back-mounted fingerprint sensor.

4. What is the battery capacity of Xiaomi Poco F1?

The battery capacity of Xiaomi Poco F1 is 4,000 mAh non-removable battery.

5. Does Xiaomi Poco F1 support NFC connectivity?

No, Xiaomi Poco F1 does not support NFC connectivity.