Xiaomi has already hit the hammer: the Pocophone F1 will not be publicly released until August 22. However, the Android Authority staff has already got their hands on the device and revealed all the details of the next Chinese smartphone that wants to fight with the best models of brands already established there, such as OnePlus and Huawei.
The Pocophone F1 inherits some features of the Mi 8, such as the optimization of the front edges and the notch at the top of the screen. On the front, there is a 20 MP sensor and a 5.9-inch screen with Full HD resolution. Of course the edges of the Poco are slightly larger than that of the Mi 8, but in any case, the visual proposal of both is basically the same. The counter is due to the finishing in plastic, below that delivered by the companies that Mi intends to displace.
In terms of power, the Pocophone runs with Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM and 64GB. Xiaomi is expected to put a variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal space for sale. Overall, the device comes with the top-of-the-line basic smartphone package of the year, even surpassing the Galaxy S9 in previous benchmark tests.
The camera should stay within what is delivered by the market tops of the market. According to the Android Authority, the firmware embedded in the model is not yet official, however, the results are quite promising. They are among the work done by Huawei P20 and Mi 8.
The system is the default of Xiaomi: MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The software, perhaps because it is preliminary, runs with numerous bugs, some of them affect the notch region. The icons for some notifications disappear in the status bar, while the clock on the lock screen is partially displayed due to the notch. Of course, a few days remain until Mi can reverse these basic problems.
After seeing and reading and watching on the device, I was wondering: who really needs the Pocophone F1? First, with $60 more than the amount that supposedly Xiaomi will charge for it it is possible to take the Mi 8 that delivers a superior package. The Poco is delivering little – heh, he rhymed – when the subject is the camera, according to the initial tests, and the finish, mainly because other tops deliver impeccable design.
What the Pocophone F1 can offer to those interested in a slightly larger than average battery, headphone jack and performance allied to the other tops. Personally, for everything Mi is promising with this device, I see Poco as another top-flight contender who cuts from here and there to try to beat the competition.
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