Display

Housed with a large 6.18-inch 18.7:9 aspect ratio display with 2246×1080 pixels in resolution and a humongous notch at the top of the screen, the Pocophone F1 actually has around 82.2% screen-to-body ratio.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1
My face is not a part of the wallpaper, by the way.

You can also hide the notch via software, if you like.

Unlike many other smartphone manufacturers in the market that uses 2.5D glass that curves into the edges around the sides, the Pocophone F1 has a very small and subtle curve only. Essentially, almost the entire screen is flat – which makes it more favorable for those who want to install tempered glass screen protectors.

You’ll need a tempered glass screen protector as the Pocophone F1 is reported to be using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 only. Throughout my usual review usage of the Pocophone F1, I’m already seeing microscratches around the screen. And yes, it’s another way for the Pocophone F1 to cut cost as well.

Though, the colors that the Pocophone F1’s screen produces isn’t particularly beautiful. It’s noticeably washed out. There is an option to change the contrast of the phone and also the entire color wheel for you to choose what color tint you want. The brightness, however, is actually quite good. I’ll just leave everything in default and automatic contrast.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 display settings

The radius of curvature of the screen on the rounded corners is a bit too extreme. Some elements in games (PUBG Mobile for example) is cut off. We’ve actually seen this occurrence in the ASUS ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5z.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design & Materials
7
Software
8
Connectivity and ports
8
Screen
7
Specifications
10
Camera
7
Battery and charger
9
Value
10
The enthusiastic nanoelectronic engineer who found his way into simplifying the world of tech for everyone. Introverted, but noisy. Nice to meet you!