Tag: Pocophone F1

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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Pocophone F1 lacks support for Widevine L1, HD playback in Netflix and other apps don’t work

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 has already made waves in the smartphone industry for being incredibly affordable; a ~$300 phone with a Snapdragon 845 processor is virtually unheard of. Budget phones are inherently going to have some tradeoffs, and a less-obvious one has been discovered: lack of support for Widevine L1 DRM. Android supports a wide range […]

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Pocophone F1 coming to these global markets: Is your country on the list?

The Pocophone F1 is coming to almost 50 countries, the Xiaomi-backed brand revealed. Several major countries are missing from the list, such as the U.S. and Australia. The Pocophone F1 has arguably reignited the affordable flagship trend, delivering a powerful package for roughly $300. We already heard that the Xiaomi sub-brand wanted to spread the […]

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$300 showdown: Honor Play vs Poco F1 vs the competition

In traditional Honor fashion, the new Honor Play is another compelling budget choice. Somehow, it offers flagship tier hardware starting at 19,999 rupees (~$285). It turns out plenty of great smartphones offer substantial bang for your buck these days, even at around $300, so we pulled out a few — the new Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and Oppo F9 […]

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[Update: 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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Reddit comments influenced the design and specs of Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1

A Xiaomi product manager said that Reddit comments were used for design inspiration on the Pocophone F1. In particular, the device’s large battery and fast processor were chosen in direct response to Reddit comments. Unfortunately, Xiaomi confirms that there are no current plans to bring the Pocophone F1 to the United States. The Verge just […]

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Poco F1 by Xiaomi could be a true flagship killer: $300 for SD845 and LiquidCool technology

Earlier in the month, we reported on rumors that Xiaomi was preparing to launch a subbrand offering flagship specs at affordable prices in an overt attempt to compete with OnePlus. Pocophone’s first device is now official after an event in New Delhi, India, streamed live on YouTube. The Poco F1 will start at just INR20,999 (around […]

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