Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 is my main smartphone for a month. I invite you to read my opinion on the best smartphone you can buy for PLN 1,500.
When I looked at the list of smartphones that I had already private this year, I was terrified. POCOPHONE F1 is my seventh phone in 2018. And I do not count here the equipment that I had the pleasure to review. Before I send myself to a psychiatric specialist, I would like to share with you my impressions of the (almost) month of using the best smartphone up to PLN 1,500 , which you can currently buy. Spoiler? Well, did you expect something else?
The advantages of Pocophone F1. And there are some of them
Price, price and once again the price. A horse with a row of people who knows a better smartphone, which you can currently buy for PLN 1,500 . Of course, it depends heavily on your personal preferences, but in my model of daughter company Xiaomi fits in perfectly. I will start with truism. POCOPHONE F1 crushes most of the competition at this price in terms of working time away from the outlet . And I say this as a former user of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, in which we will find a much less powerful Snapdragon 625. And here, please, surprise. It does not matter if I torture this device, I can not unload it before the end of the day. Even if I use it as a router for most of the working day. The camera. I hesitated slightly in which section I should put this information. In the end, I came to the conclusion that for 1500 PLN you can buy much better fotosmartfony, but POCOPHONE has nothing to be ashamed of. In principle, I do not take pictures under low light conditions, so it does not matter to me. And during the day it is great, which can be said for any model that costs more than PLN 800. I assess the camera positively. Speed of action? If someone is disappointed with what POCOPHONE offers, then he must have much smarter eyes than mine. For almost a month of use , I have never cut animation , applications do not "crush", and the system remains ultra-fluid . The device uses pleasure, which fortunately does not spoil the heating of the device. I do not know if it's a matter of a cooling system or a plastic housing, but this smartphone just does not heat up .Now that I've mentioned it, let's say a few words about the quality of the POCOPHONE F1 . It can not be hidden that it is plastic. However, I'm not a fan of glass smartphones, I like metal cases the most. Although I also have a fondness for the material covering the backs of BlackBerry KEYone, which leads us to the materials used by Xiaomi. My blue color version is not fingered, which always drives me crazy. And if someone wanted to better protect their device, then the set will find a soft and transparent case that does not spoil the appearance of the device. Maybe I would not call it beautiful, but it is certainly practical equipment. And that's what it's about, right? Someone might say that wireless charging is missing here . Fact, but so far I do not have such a charger, so it does not hurt me. And this smoothly takes us to the first flaws. Because I found a few of them.
Disadvantages of Pocophone F1 – and are they any?
The first of them is the screen, which you can read in more detail in the POCOPHONE F1 review. Although my copy has no problems with light leaks, which many users complain about, but it is certainly not a flagship matrix. It's fine and nothing more. For me, the quality of color reproduction is a secondary issue, the sharpness of fonts is more important, because the screen is great. It's good here – I do not have the feeling that there would be something more than FullHD + here.With more obvious flaws. NFC is missing here , which for those who are accustomed to paying by phone is a discrediting flaw. I do not do it, so it's all the same and I understand that the manufacturer had to save on something. For the two wrongs, I prefer the lack of NFC than the headphone jack , and despite the cost cutting, it was on board. A small thing, and glad. So many flaws I noticed myself – not much for such a priced and equipped smartphone, right? Sure, that's the truth. I'm just waiting for the upgrade to MIUI 10 and Android Pie, then it will be even better.
Is Pocophone F1 the best smartphone for 1500 PLN?
Although this is my opinion and you do not have to agree with me, I have no doubt. Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 is the best model for me up to PLN 1,500 . I do not see competition for him. Xiaomi did exactly the same as OnePlus in its first model. He crushed the competition and showed that in the price of smartphones with Snapdragon 450 (ekhm, you probably know what model I'm writing) you can sell a performance beast with a great battery. If you are looking for a smartphone for gaming, then there is nothing to charm – the only alternative is Honor Play, although I would still choose POCOPHONE F1 again. I just like it visually more.This is also a smartphone important from the point of view of the entire industry. Showing how much we overpay for other models. POCOPHONE makes the PLN 3,000 spent on a smartphone a stupidity or a whim . I can not describe it differently. I would not have been reluctant to buy a model for more than 3,000, but I would mainly do it out of curiosity if some detail in its specification would particularly captivate me. The voice of reason suggests, however, that it does not make any sense. Unless you use the phone for photography. Then it makes sense, there is no discussion. If you hesitate between POCOPHONE F1 and OnePlus 6, it is necessary to look at the comparison made by Paweł. You will find there answers to all doubts whether it is worth paying extra to the more expensive OnePlus. If there is also an Apple product in your crosshairs, in my opinion about the 6S iPhone I have often compared it to the POCOPHONE F1. I will also be happy to answer all the questions that will ask you for the POCOPHONE F1 – I encourage you to ask them in the comments. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/887900/xiaomi-pocophone-f1-test/