- 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
Wrapping up the Pocophone F1 review
Alright – our reviews only tell you the truth – and truth about the Pocophone F1 is simple. You get a lot great performance – but there are quite a lot of features that are lacking. For example, the Pocophone F1 is using few-generations old Corning Gorilla Glass, a polycarbonate back (essentially plastic), and a sub-par earpiece loudspeaker. There’s no 4G+ support either. Also, the included TPU case is just terrible.
With that said, the Pocophone F1 does actually come with a pretty decent camera camera, infrared face unlock, large battery, Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0, and also a heatpipe that prevents the Snapdragon 845 chipset from overheating.
Obviously, there are more things to nitpick about the Pocophone F1 – particularly the software. I wish that it’s more than just the addition of a POCO theme and for them to actually add the Widevine L1 support.
All these power and speed for the low, low price of just RM1,299 after SST – which is surprisingly magical. I can easily recommend the Pocophone F1 to everyone looking for cheap and powerful Android device.
You want speed? Pocophone F1. You want gaming? Pocophone F1. You want battery? Pocophone F1. You want camera? Perhaps not, but Pocophone F1 is a good choice and you get a lot more than just camera.
Comparing to the Honor Play – which is around the same price point and targeting at the same market segment, the Pocophone F1 is vastly superior. Like we said, the Pocophone F1 sets an important precedent in the smartphone industry, and we can only speculate and spectate what happens next.