The Pocophone F1 can't stream HD video from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon as it turns out

30 August 2018
It lacks Widevine L1, but that's actually not uncommon for Xiaomi phones.

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FreezeGame, 03 Sep 2018Right! It's already a pretty lackluster device. Having a mediocr... moreTell me , which device price $ 300 has those features you mention ? Remember it must include SD 845 /flagship SoC



Alan, 06 Sep 2018Maybe you should wipe the device and install the latest software... moreInstalled before Lineage and works better than day 1

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AhmedShaikh, 05 Sep 2018Let me clear this. I have used Xiaomi phones in the past and aft... moreMaybe you should wipe the device and install the latest software with a clean wipe. Most lagginess is legacy software causing issues, and simply clean wipe and install fixes this. My MI5 runs almost as good as day 1 after 2.5 years and the camera has improved and general software/UI improved as well

nik.007, 05 Sep 2018So you are "popping my bubble" about Xiaomi products, when you h... moreLet me clear this. I have used Xiaomi phones in the past and after two years they become extremely laggy. So I don't speak blindly unlike someone else.

> Android version change is just a change of number.
You have to be ignorant on a whole new level to say that.
I don't even like Samsung because their phones are the worst in terms of longevity, but here you go on as if I am trying to defend Samsung. Don't follow a brand blindly; they all make bad decisions.
I won't even try to argue with you anymore, it has become quite clear that it's just a waste of my time. Ty :)

AhmedShaikh, 04 Sep 2018Let me pop *your* bubble. People buy flagships also because of g... moreSo you are "popping my bubble" about Xiaomi products, when you haven't used Xiaomi in your life (assuming this because of the claims you made about Xiaomi's support and software) and I have been a long time Xiaomi user.

1. Xiaomi software support is probably much better someone like Samsung even, despite costing half. I concede that they don't update android versions quickly (which actually no one should care about because it's just a change of number). But that's it. Xiaomi is on par, and sometimes even better than the likes of Samsung in terms of bug fixes. Just because it is cheap you are simply assuming that they are crap.

2. In terms of performance MIUI is way snappier than Samsung's skin. It's almost on par to even Oneplus' skin. (You can check a speedtest between the Mi Mix 2 vs OP5 speedtest for reference).

3. You questioning MIUI's battery optimisation, this was what made me sure you never used Xiaomi (at least in the past 3-4 years). Battery optimisation on MIUI is one of the best in Android. And that's not only considering the large batteries, their software way more optimised than you think.

nik.007, 31 Aug 2018So you mean Samsung, Google, Apple does not have minor bugs? Le... moreLet me pop *your* bubble. People buy flagships also because of good UX. Flagships get more attention along with updates. The minor bugs that they have get fixed earlier than a mid-ranger. Chinese phones are mostly mid-rangers. And they release phones every. other. day. This leads to lack of attention.
I didn't say Samsung phones don't have bugs. They are really bad in terms of user experience :)

P.S. Apple provides real 5-year support, unlike Xiaomi which does not update the android version, just the skin (it's still better than what other android manufacturers do, but if you don't like bloated performance and battery leeching skins, you have to look elsewhere)

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Angry Gelato, 03 Sep 2018u must feel so burned after buying a 1000 usd then u saw this on... morePeople buying this phone aren't looking for tablets or TV as alternative

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Cheap will always be cheap!

  • Maverick

Does the iPhone X, Note 9,8 S9, S9+ have widevine L1?

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Angry Gelato, 03 Sep 2018u must feel so burned after buying a 1000 usd then u saw this on... moreExactly

anomi, 03 Sep 2018let me LMAO with you. hahaha. i wasnt even surprised. i wonder w... moreRight! It's already a pretty lackluster device. Having a mediocre LCD display, mediocre dual-camera setup, no OIS, no EIS, no IP rating, no NFC, no USB-C 3.1, and low build quality is bad enough. Now this? Wow! Not even worth $300.

Great job, Xiaomi.

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nik.007, 31 Aug 2018So apparently, by your logic, Apple wasn't paying designers for ... morebut it is crap...

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FreezeGame, 01 Sep 2018Just came here to LMAO! The DRM video quality matches the overal... morelet me LMAO with you. hahaha. i wasnt even surprised. i wonder what other "skeleton in the closet" this pocoloco is concealing.

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dudecool, 02 Sep 2018cheap chinese crap strikes againu must feel so burned after buying a 1000 usd then u saw this one with SD845 hahaha.. who wants to stream HD on a notch anyway, i got TV, tablet, pc for that.

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Vegetaholic, 02 Sep 2018Cost money to get lisence, I guess streaming on a phone from Net... morenope license is free, takes time though

Very good. No one should support DRM of any kind.

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Vegetaholic, 02 Sep 2018Cost money to get lisence, I guess streaming on a phone from Net... moreNo, its free. Just xiaomi dev too lazy.

  • dudecool

cheap chinese crap strikes again

Cost money to get lisence, I guess streaming on a phone from Netflix or whatever as long as YouTube left alone don't think is a big deal, but for some sure it is

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Anonymous, 01 Sep 2018wow how pathetically narrowminded... like all Xiaomi users use i... moreIn my country hard to find xiaomi user who didnt watching pirate film in their phone.