Tag: Pocophone F1

Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price

Article Contents In the smartphone world, Xiaomi is the epitome of value for money. Now ranked fourth worldwide, it sells nearly one of every ten smartphones. But when companies start operating at such a large scale, the start-up mentality takes a backseat to more important considerations, and innovation can be stifled. Oppo circumvented it with […]

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1 (updated)

Article Contents We don’t often discuss Xiaomi’s software layer here on Android Police, but it isn’t for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn’t be compatible with most carriers’ LTE bands. I’m based in […]

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1

Article Contents We don’t often discuss Xiaomi’s software layer here on Android Police, but it isn’t for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn’t be compatible with most carriers’ LTE bands. I’m based in […]

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Xiaomi’s most exciting phone of 2018, the Pocophone F1, is up for pre-order in the US

B&H B&H has made the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 available for pre-order in the U.S. The low-cost, high-power smartphone went on sale in other territories in September.  It starts at $369.99, but you’ll miss out on LTE frequency bands on the U.S. model.  The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 arrived earlier in September and it was a pleasant surprise. […]

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Poco Launcher for Pocophone F1 finally gets stable release

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 has become a popular point of comparison in the Android flagship space, but no less popular is the Poco Launcher, with nearly half a million installs via the early access program on the Play Store, plus an extra third of a million via APK Mirror. Well, it looks like the Poco Launcher […]

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Pocophone F1 international giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday. A big congratulations to the winner of last week’s Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus giveaway: Eliyahu W. from the U.S.A.! This week we are giving away a brand new Pocophone F1, courtesy of the AA Deals Store! The Adobe Creative Cloud is the gold standard […]

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This week in Android: The good, the bad, and the beauty of OnePlus

This was a big week in mobile, especially on the other side of the aisle. Apple had its annual smartphone launch event which revealed three new phones and a new watch. It must be nice to have a new watch coming out. Anyway… OnePlus brought us some tears of joy and frustration this week as […]

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Pocophone F1 durability test reveals lots of plastic but solid construction

When you buy a phone, you don’t want it to fall apart even if it’s a “budget” device. The Pocophone F1 costs a mere $300-ish and comes with top-of-the-line internals. Did Xiaomi cut some corners in the build to keep the price low? As usual, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has sacrificed a phone to find out. Despite […]

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Pocophone F1 may be cheap, but it still aces JerryRigEverything’s durability tests

[embedded content] Popular phone durability testers JerryRigEverything have put the Pocophone F1 through the ringer. Despite the phone’s budget price tag it fares incredibly well, especially in the crucial bend test. Host Zack Nelson says the Pocophone F1 might be “one of the most structurally sound phones Xiaomi has ever made.” The professional phone breakers over […]

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You can buy the Pocophone F1 in the US, but you probably shouldn’t

Xiaomi is a huge smartphone maker in many parts of the world, but not in the US. When the company announced its Pocophone sub-brand, there was some hope it could come to American shores. That doesn’t appear to be the case, at least not officially. You can already purchase the Pocophone F1 from several US eBay […]

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Pocophone brings us the post-OnePlus era: Speed, value, and not much more

Pocophone feels like it’s the OnePlus 2.0. TwoPlus. NextPlus. OnePlusOne — whatever. Xiaomi’s new subsidiary is its attempt to upend the current established order of smartphones by copycatting OnePlus’s original approach. Until now, just about all phones with the latest flagship Snapdragon processor onboard have been high-end, beefy models trying to compete at the top […]

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[Update: Mate 20 Lite and Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

ARCore’s list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung’s latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and […]

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