Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi review

22 August 2018
Xiaomi's announcements have been relatively predictable so far, but the introduction of a new Poco sub-brand was a surprising move. It sounds like a marketing experiment - deliver flagship specs at cutthroat prices. Sound familiar? Well, it does remind of how OnePlus came to be, but we're not sure the new Pocophone F1 is headed in the same direction. Poco is still just a brand, and not a separate company and they stand on the shoulders of Xiaomi's logistics and after sales support network.

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  • Nikki
  • xve
  • 19 Nov 2020

Don't know if it's just me but the phone has a ton of little annoying bugs. Apps will shut down for no reason, the touchscreen will freeze until I lock the phone and unlock it, it won't exit from horizontal apps until locked and unlocked, it's annoying that a new Google search wipes out another Google search task so you can't look up a few things at once. Feels like the camera quality also took a turn for the worse with less clear images. The battery is still fine after 1.5 years but definitely not what it used to be.

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    • littlemisshelper
    • UD$
    • 14 Nov 2020

    kUku619, 23 Jul 2020I am using this phone from 4 months it has very bad display... moreI agree bro, experienced it myself

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      • littlemisshelper
      • UD$
      • 14 Nov 2020

      My friend and I are both gamers we bought a poco f1 directly to a xiaomi phone store, at first it was all good and smooth my friend says he experienced something with the touchscreen but I thought he was joking but as days passed by and everyday use for gaming I've managed to realized and understand what my friend is telling me, randomly the touchscreen will malfunction, several times I've encountered while in clash or I'm trying to escape I can't move, the touchscreen will be off, and I've been so frustrated with it, you can't trust this phone for crucial moments in the game... the poco f1 specs are true but the phone quality and built is not perfect, that's what you get to new brands, unlike what I've experience with asus, iphone(iphone battery is the only problem) those phone brands are the best when it comes to quality.

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        • Akagami Lelouch
        • fFA
        • 07 Nov 2020

        I used this phone since it launch till now. I used it as my second phone right now because I had ROG 3 as my first. Overall performance is OK smooth and best phone I used after ROG3. The problem I faced is about screen bleeding and battery drain. It not the main cause because the screen bleeding can be fix if properly assembled and the battery need to change after 2year right?

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          • Sonicspeed
          • gRx
          • 05 Nov 2020

          I have been using pocofone f1 and have no issues . Running on miui global 12.0.2 and it's great .It has been 2 years now using it. So keep it up against the big brands , hope to see more poco brands coming in near future.

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            • Miro
            • GJe
            • 13 Oct 2020

            No idzie by the whole 2 years of usage. Fast no problem. Camera bit worst but for the power price phone was great. I AM with f2 pro now and is much better and compare to the flagship. No more Apple szmataungs . To much with price ripoffs companies. Poco f2 sin worthy

              I am using this phone from 4 months it has very bad display and touch issue dont buy it...go for OnePlus

                Phrubdiip, 26 Apr 2020Hello I'm using poco F1 for about 6 months now and battery ... moreGo to service center simple

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                  • Parkr.cz
                  • B1H
                  • 20 Jul 2020

                  In my case, the battery drainage was caused by new MIUI 11. Yes, I replaced battery first = no effect, than I went back to MIUI 10 = solved the issue. BTW, downgrade the OS is a pain....

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                    • Anonymous
                    • t7C
                    • 23 May 2020

                    Phrubdiip, 26 Apr 2020Hello I'm using poco F1 for about 6 months now and battery ... moreThe best way is to replace a new battery.

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                      • Phrubdiip
                      • IVQ
                      • 26 Apr 2020

                      Hello I'm using poco F1 for about 6 months now and battery drains very fast...please help

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                        • Nis
                        • fCM
                        • 26 Apr 2020

                        Q10., 06 Mar 2020My poco f1 having issue, slight battery drain, fps dropped ... moreReset ur fone. U haven't reset after updating to android 10

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                          • sxs
                          • 06 Mar 2020

                          My poco f1 having issue, slight battery drain, fps dropped playin pubgmobile, cod mobile, anyone having issue like mine? Oh running on Android 10.

                            If you ever see the battery indicator showing different percentage than the one in slide notification, just turn off and on the Dark Mode in settings again.

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                              • kiler4ever
                              • 0kq
                              • 29 Feb 2020

                              Anonymous, 12 Feb 2019can it record 1080@ 60fps? and 4k@ 60fps? video via stable ... moreyes it can with new updates

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                                • Kunal
                                • Pxh
                                • 10 Feb 2020

                                I got disappointed with pocoF1. 1 yr of use...when i speak .. Lots of disturbance is heard to person calling... Think people don't understand when i m calling... 😥😥 .... Thinking of changing phone... Basic thing of phone.. Phone call!! That is compromised then what's use of other specs

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • 60V
                                  • 08 Feb 2020

                                  EL PROFESSOR, 18 Dec 2019which is better pocophone f1? or black shark 1? both the sa... morePocophone got official lineages support

                                    Poco F1, how can i set 6 digit passcode for screen lock. As I need to install InTune company portal and Intune will only works with 6 digit passcode as per our company policies

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • 2Au
                                      • 26 Dec 2019

                                      okay keyoh

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                                        • EL PROFESSOR
                                        • vxr
                                        • 18 Dec 2019

                                        which is better pocophone f1? or black shark 1? both the same price.. which phone has better after sales updates?