Weekly poll: the Poco F6 and F6 Pro are here, who is buying one?

Peter, 26 May 2024

The Poco F5 was a hit last year, so the new F6 has big shoes to fill. It was so popular, in fact, that it even overshadowed its sibling, the Poco F5 Pro, so the new F6 Pro also has a lot to prove. The phones are available in some regions starting today and the F6 will be available in India on the 29th. Are you interested in buying an F6 and which one?

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Poco F6

Let’s start with the vanilla model. The Poco F6 brings a flagship-grade chipset, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, replacing the 7+ Gen 2 of the F5. With a more powerful GPU on board, the company also thought to raise the screen resolution to 1,220 x 2,712px (up from FHD+). The phone also uses faster storage, so we expect it to be a solid performance upgrade all around.

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Poco F6

Also, the F6 has a dust and water resistance rating, IP64, which isn’t great, but that was completely omitted from the F5 series. And the display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus (up from GG5). Charging for the 5,000mAh battery was boosted to 90W, not that 67W was slow.

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Poco F6 Pro

Moving over to the Poco F6 Pro, that still has a resolution advantage of QHD+ and it has the better chipset. Now, it’s last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but that should still be faster than the new 8s Gen 3 inside the vanilla model. Poco also upgraded the main camera, but perhaps not in the way you may have wanted – the 50MP main has a larger sensor, but there is still no tele lens and the ultra wide only has an 8MP sensor.

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Poco F6 Pro

The charging is a more of a side-grade – the battery capacity is 5,000mAh and it supports super fast 120W charging (10)% in 19 minutes), but it lost the 30W wireless charging and some capacity compared to the F5 Pro (5,160mAh). The IP64 and GG Victus are nice upgrades over the F5 Pro, though.

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Poco F6 Pro

Before we head for the polls, we should mention the pricing of the two phones – we have global and European prices for the Poco F6 and F6 Pro as well as prices for F6’s upcoming launch in India.

Poco F6 Poco F6 Pro
8GB/256GB $380 ($340) €450 (€390) ₹30,000 (₹26,000) $500 ($450) €580 (€500)
12GB/256GB - - ₹32,000 (₹28,000) - -
12GB/512GB $430 ($380) €500 (€420) ₹34,000 (₹30,000) $550 ($500) €630 (€550)
16GB/1TB - - - $630 ($580) €700 (€600)
Note: the prices in brackets are early bird deals

Time to vote, starting with the Poco F6:

And now the Poco F6 Pro:


Reader comments

The F6 feels fantastic in the hand, it's light and perfect. In terms of photography, I did a comparison with my S24Ultra and the F6 is really good, even in low light conditions. Its network sensitivity is excellent and the battery lasts betw...


  • ahamned
  • 30 May 2024
  • g3a

i have f5 and this seems good offering of phone in 2024 but no need to upgrade now!

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