Xiaomi Pocophone F1 | Full phone specification | Reviews

Specifications

The Pocophone F1, which will be called Poco F1 in India, has the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset and starting at INR20,999 ($300) it’s by far the cheapest smartphone to do so.

The Snapdragon 845 has an octa-core CPU running at 2.8 GHz, an Adreno 630 GPU, and h either 6 GB RAM or 8 GB RAM. The three storage options are 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB.

The rear camera setup of Pocophone F1 is 12 MP + 5 MP. The selfie camera is 20 MP. 

The phone has a 6.18” LCD with a notch and Full HD+ resolution (2246 x 1080 pixels in 18.7:9 ratio). 

There is infrared sensor for face unlock tucked in the front notch. It consists an infrared lighting, scanning the face and a separate lens that reads the light that bounces off from the face. The panel is protected with a Gorilla Glass, but the company is yet to confirm the exact version.

Battery is 4,000 mAh capacity with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 capabilities with a QC3 charger in the retail box.

The Pocophone F1 has two stereo speakers – one on the bottom, the second is the earpiece. 

Having LiquidCool Technology, the phone should not heat up while used for gaming.

Pocophone F1 comes in three color variants – Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red. The phone also comes in Armored Edition that has a Kevlar back for better grip and higher scratch-resistance.

First sale is taking place online on August 29 – mi.com and Flipkart will offer the phone and they will be offering a special launch discount of INR 1,000.

Global prices and availability dates will be revealed on August 27 at three simultaneous events in Jakarta, Paris, and Hong Kong.

NETWORK

GSM / HSPA / LTE

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

BODY

Dimensions: 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)

Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz)

Build: Front glass, plastic body

SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)

Multitouch: Yes

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)- MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)

PLATFORM

OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845

CPU: Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)

GPU: Adreno 630

MEMORY

Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Internal: 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Dual: 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF 5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor

Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Single: 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm

Features: HDR

Video: 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack: Yes

  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS

Radio: FM radio, recording

USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES

Sensors: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser: HTML5

  – Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)

– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

– Photo/video editor

– Document viewer

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

TEST

Performance: Basemark OS II: 4034 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3713

Basemark X: 43652

Display Contrast ratio: 1468:1 (nominal), 3.059 (sunlight)

Camera: Photo / Video

Loudspeaker: Voice 72dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 86dB

Audio quality: Noise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB

Battery life: Endurance rating 94h