Competition at the mid-range phone market has been crazy, which is great for consumers. The Pocophone offers top-class performance that can compete with flagship phones such as the Galaxy Note 9, and yet would only cost a fraction at $449.
It boast specs such as the top end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and 6 GB of memory, and even a liquid-cooling copper heatpipe that allows you to play the most demanding games while maintaining cool temperatures.
The Pocophone comes packed with a huge 4,000mAh battery. It is also equipped with a 6.18-inch 1080p display with a relatively large notch. There’s also a Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU, a 20-megapixel selfie cam, and dual rear 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras.
Complementing this processor is 6GB of memory, as well as 64GB / 128GB of internal storage that uses the Universal File Storage standard (found in top phones), which is faster than the older eMMC format found in most budget and mid-range models.
Certain areas indeed lose out – storage and camera for starters. And not to mention the simple plastic used, no fancy glass or metal – but the plastic build ain’t shabby, and there’s a certain usefulness in terms of how easy it is to fix or replace / remove components.
At prices of ~$430 – 64GB and $480 – 128GB, the Pocophone F1 is great value for money. There’s also local warranty from Xiaomi (1 year), but you would need to take note that they are not export sets. There are local sellers online such as this one on Qoo10 – https://qoo.tn/Bbs4bR/Q000143642.