Pocophone F1 First Review: Budget Phone with Snapdragon 845

Pocophone F1 First Review: Budget Phone with Snapdragon 845

Xiaomi has seriously decided to capture the mobile device market. In addition to the already existing numerous models, ranging from state employees to flagship devices, a new sub-brand was recently introduced for sale on the world market. I got a Pocophone F1 for testing.

Pocophone F1 Overview

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 became the pioneer of the new line and is positioned as a budget flagship with top specifications. With a starting price of $300 (20,200 rubles), this is the cheapest phone on the market equipped with a Snapdragon 845 processor.

I found out if this is really better value for money?

Pocophone F1 reviews

Pocophone F1 design and build quality

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 looks like most modern inexpensive smartphones, in terms of beauty it https://jiji.co.ke/cars/suzuki-swift is inferior to competitors even in the price category and some cheaper gadgets.

A dark gray polycarbonate back panel gives the device a cheap feel. But despite this, F1 looks good. Pocophone’s plastic polycarbonate surface is more resistant to damage. The model is available in graphite black, steel blue and rose red body colors.

Pocophone F1 design and build quality

The top version of the Pocophone F1 comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This version is called the Armored Edition, and thanks to the black Kevlar coating, it is also the most durable among the rest.

All F1s have a thin aluminum bezel around the body. On the right side are responsive and easily accessible power and volume buttons. The round fingerprint scanner on the back panel is also easily accessible for fingers.

Like most phones in 2018, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has an "eyebrow". However, due to the thick framing of the top and bottom, it really looks out of place here.

Pocophone F1 and OnePlus 6

If you like compact phones, then Pocophone is definitely not for you. Its size and weight are about the same as the OnePlus 6, although the screen is 0.3 inches smaller. Due to its large size, it is inconvenient to operate the smartphone with one hand, but thanks to the plastic surface, it does not slip out of your hands.