Xiaomi’s under its sub-brand POCO has introduced its first smartphone – POCO F1 in India (Xiaomi Pocophone F1 for global markets) and it is touted as the affordable flagship smartphone that is available in the market as of now. The POCO F1 remains a firm part of the Xiaomi family and the company says that POCO is aimed at delivering phones that focus on features that matter without burning a hole in buyers pockets. The POCO F1 comes in various colour options – Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red colours and the top-end Armoured Edition variant sports a Kevlar back panel while the other variants feature plastic on the back and sides. The POCO F1 comes in various variants where the base variant is priced at ₹ 20,999.00 while the mid-variant is priced at ₹ 23,999.00 and the top-end variant is priced at ₹ 28,999.00. There is also a special armoured edition that sports a Kevlar back pan and it cost ₹ 29,999.00. The POCO F1 is bundled with a soft case in the box and the company also offers Ultra-slim case for ₹ 399.00 and Armoured case for ₹ 799.00. Additionally, the company has also launched official skins for Poco F1 for ₹ 299.00.
Xiaomi POCO F1/Xiaomi POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) Variants Pricing
Xiaomi POCO F1/Xiaomi POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) Accessories Price
|Ultra-Slim Case With Matte Finish||₹ 399.00|
|Armoured case with Kevlar finish||₹ 799.00|
|POCO Mobile Skins||₹ 299.00|
Xiaomi POCO F1 / POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) Specifications, Variants, Colour Options, and Features
On the specifications front, the POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) features 6.18-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1080 by 2246 pixels, has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, and there is a large notch but you can remove it in settings. The display has 500 nits brightness and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The POCO F1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is paired with Adreno 630 GPU and 6GB/8GB of RAM. The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a special version of MIUI, called MIUI for POCO on top of it, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie, and unlocking the bootloader will not void the warranty. The POCO F1 has 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage and can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card.
On the camera side, the POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) features a dual camera setup on the back – a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel. The camera setup on the back comes with real-time AI enhancements, Dual Pixel binning technology, portrait mode, and HDR. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera with HDR, and an advanced Face Unlock system that unlocks the phone in just 0.4 seconds and it works even in the dark.
The POCO F1 (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) measures 155.5x 75.3x 8.8 mm and weighs 180g. The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) has a hybrid dual-SIM tray and supports fast mobile data download speeds with the 4G+ standard. The connectivity options on POCO F1 are Dual 4G+ VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C. The sensors on POCO F1 include Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, and Fingerprint sensor.
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) packs 4,000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging out-of-the-box and the offers a full day usage (usage depends on person to person). The company has also bundled the 9V/2A (18W) charger in the box.
Xiaomi POCO F1 / Xiaomi POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) Features
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) features a heat-coted polycarbonate unibody design and the Armored Edition comes with Kevlar back panel and uses Kevlar aramid fibre.
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) runs on a special version of MIUI, called MIUI for POCO and there is a dedicated POCO launcher that is centred around app drawer and customizations. The app drawer on POCO F1 has Google search bar at the bottom, categorization of apps by type and colour, hidden app icons, and support for third-party icon packs. Additionally, faster app start-up, better foreground app performance, and improved swiping experience are also part of the MIUI for POCO.
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) comes with LiquidCool technology and it is touted to offer “industry-leading thermal performance”. The technology offers cooler functioning under heavy usage and enhances the performance along with improving battery life and longevity.
POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) Product Details
Design and Display
Xiaomi POCO F1 sports a polycarbonate unibody design while the Armoured Edition features a Kevlar back panel and features a fingerprint sensor on the back that sits below the camera module.
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) sports a 6.18-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1,080 by 2,246 pixels, having an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and a pixel density of 403 PPI. The display has good outdoor legibility under bright sunlight and offers the best gaming & multimedia experience. The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) also sports a notch like iPhone X and there is a notification light, proximity sensor, and front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling. To protect the display from minor scratches it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Performance and Storage
Under the hood, the POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on the variant, making sure that there won’t be any lag or issues and you can do multitasking with ease. The architecture is based on Kyro 385 where four core clocks at 2.8GHz while the other four cores clocks at 1.8GHz. The graphical requirements are taken care by Adreno 630 GPU and you can play high-end graphics game without easily.
The POCO F1 ships with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB internal memory and it can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card. The POCO F1 Armoured Edition ships with 256GB internal memory and it can be expanded further via microSD card.
Camera And Operating System
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) features a dual rear camera setup on the back – 12MP + 5MP and it comes with features like Dual Pixel Autofocus and lets you shoot in-depth images and videos even in dark conditions. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel front-facing the camera for selfies and video-calling.
On the software side, the POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with a special version of MIUI, called MIUI for POCO.
Connectivity and Battery
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) has Hybrid Dual-SIM card support and comes with connectivity features like dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11, MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, A-GPS with Glonass, USB Type-C port and much more.
The POCO F1/POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) is fuelled with 4,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. The battery lasts for a day and can be charged through the USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi POCO F1 / Xiaomi POCO F1 Armoured Edition (Xiaomi Pocophone F1) Technical Specifications
|Model||F1/ F1 Armoured Edition|
|SIM Slot||Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot|
|Warranty||Brand Warranty of 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories|
|Box Content||Handset, Adapter, USB Cable, Warranty Card, User Guide, SIM Insertion Tool, Back Case|
|Resolution||1080 x 2246 pixels|
|Pixel Density||403 ppi|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Screen to body percentage||82.2%|
Processor and Operating System
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|Frequency||Up to 2.8GHz|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|User Interface (UI)||MIUI|
Memory And Storage
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Rear Camera||12MP + 5MP, Dual Rear Camera with Primary 6p Lens and Secondary 4p Lens, f/1.9 Primary Aperture and f/2.0 Secondary Aperture, Dual Rear Camera with 6-element Primary Lens and 4-element Secondary Lens|
|Front Facing Camera||20 MP, IR Front Camera with f/2.0 Aperture|
|Video Call Support||Yes|
|Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Video Recording||3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||No|
Internet And Connectivity
|Operating Frequency||4G 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
|Network||4G VoLTE, GSM, 4G LTE, HSPA|
|Internet||EDGE, GPRS, LTE|
|WLAN||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, 3.0 Type-C reversible connector|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|Headphone Connector||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Fast Charge||Yes, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0|
|Build||Front glass, polycarbonate back panel|
|Colours||Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition|
|Dimensions (standard edition)||155.5 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Dimensions (Armored Edition)||155.7 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight (standard edition)||182 grams|
|Weight (Armored edition)||187 grams|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Vibration motor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE|
|Media Player||Yes (MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC)|
|Video Player||Yes, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|