The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is a smartphone with flagship hardware, which has a good camera and long battery life but costs less than €350 (~$404). Find out in this review whether Xiaomi’s concept of an affordable flagship works and what cuts have been made to keep the cost down.

The Pocophone has a large 6.18-inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. There is a 128 GB variant too, which costs an additional €40 (~$46). Moreover, the Pocophone has expandable storage, dual rear-facing cameras and a 4,000-mAh battery. Xiaomi has Honor and OnePlus in their sights with the Pocophone as its specifications suggest.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Full Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Available. Released 2018, August
BODY Dimensions 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Price About €300 EUR/$350 USD
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 4034 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3713
Basemark X: 43652
Display Contrast ratio: 1468:1 (nominal), 3.059 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 72dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 86dB
Audio quality Noise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 94h

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