- Page 1: Intro
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity and ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android 8.1.0 with MIUI 9.6 POCO Edition
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Pocophone F1 review
At first glance, the Pocophone F1 has nothing in common with other Xiaomi smartphones that are in the market right now. Unlike some other smartphone brand that literally copy pasted templates of smartphone designs, the Pocophone F1 has a fresh new design that is distinctive.
The Pocophone F1 is relatively similar in terms of physical size to many other smartphones in the market. Thanks again to development of longer, notched displays, the Pocophone F1 looks large but fits comfortably in the hands.
Speaking of familiarity in the hands, the Pocophone F1 has a very, very slight curvature at the back. It’s not that noticeable to the eyes, but can be felt and detected if you place the phone on a flat surface and rock it sideways.
While at the back of the phone, we can also touch and feel the polycarbonate back of the phone. Essentially, it’s high quality plastic and it is one of the few ways Xiaomi managed to keep the price of the Pocophone F1 this low.
Then comes the TPU case. To be frank, it’s one of the thinnest and cheapest TPU case I’ve used and it caught fingerprint grease on the instant I touched it. The included TPU case does have the little grains to create the separation layer, though – which is good.
The case itself doesn’t offer much protection to the screen too. The included TPU case does not have a lip around the screen – so don’t ever think about laying the Pocophone F1 with the screen facing downward. Remember – it is reported to only have Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The TPU case still allows the buttons to be pressed easily, by the way.