Xiaomi Poco F1 Review, Specification & Price in Nigeria

So there has been a lot of buzz about connecting with people and all that stuff.. yellow today asked me how my tech blog relates with some of the other articles on here, i paused and was quiet cos for the first time i had an answer that i never would have thought i would utter but in my mind it says “well they are some things you think you do know but you don’t know that you don’t know what some other people do know” i couldn’t utter this cos you know nau! whats that?  i told her that it’s a tech blog and we offer our services to all Nigerians and Africans at large umm.. look at it this way “you can choose to see it as your daily Tv pop up, yeah! your own Internet of things” (IOT) a’little advice comes up here and there as regards to what it ought to be and it’s not like i choose to want to talk about other stuffs too and all that but somehow it is actually happening if you look closely… still we can talk about other things and if you find any information valuable or any service you as a Nigerian will require, you’d know that it’s all valuable and can be purchased from this blog here in Nigeria just by connecting with the company on display on this blog. Herein is the xiaomi poco F1 and just like our amazing country Nigeria it posses an extraordinary value and an inspiring design. Poco F1, is the first phone the new xiaomi brand poco phone, comes with a really really aggressive price. It is the cheapest Qualcomm snapdragon 845 phone in the world that too by a wide margin.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Specification

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  • Android 8.1 Oreo (POCO UI)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/255GB built-in storage, up to 256GB memory card expansion support
  • 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2246 pixels (403 ppi)
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and 20MP front camera
  • Face Unlock
  • 4, 000mAh non removable Li–ion battery

Design & Display Review

It’s the first phone to feature Sony’s new 64-megapixel IMX686 sensor, the successor to the 48-megapixel IMX586 that dominated the phone landscape in 2019, and that part is backed by an 8-megapixel ultra wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro module, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There’s also a 20-megapixel selfie camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor housed in a hole-punch display cut out. The Poco F1’s body is entirely made of plastic and the handset inspires that premium look and feel as you’d get from most contemporary glass or metal body phone. Poco F1 has a fairly big notch but all that space has been put to good use. Xiaomi has utilized it well by including an earpiece, selfie camera, IR emitter and receiver for facial recognition. The Xiaomi Poco phone F1 delivers a substantial 6.18-inch of it in a 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Apart from that, there’s a SIM tray on the left, customary volume rocker and power on/off key on the right, a speaker grills and USB type C port at the bottom and a 3.5 mm audio jack on top. The Poco F1 feels slightly heavy and weighs 186 grams with about 9mm. It’s an IPS LCD panel which has 1080×2246 pixels resolution, a contrast ratio of 1500:1 and can achieve 500nits brightness. Xiaomi is using Gorilla Glass 3 protection to protect your display from accidental scratches.

Hardware, Software & Performance Review

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Performance is one area where the Poco phone F1 glitters. The phone is driven by Qualcomm’s 2018 star attraction, Snapdragon 845 chipset, which gets a wingman in Andreno 630 GPU. For sustained performance, the F1 also houses a 6GB / 8GB RAM option and up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. There is a 6GB RAM variant having either 64GB or 128GB storage space. The more expensive one has 8GB internal memory and 256GB built-in storage. The Poco F1 can be secured using fingerprint sensor and IR based face unlock. Both the fingerprint sensor and face unlock are blazing fast. The handheld device boots Android 8.1 Oreo but with a different skin from MIUI that Xiaomi smartphones have. Instead it has a close to stock POCO UI layered on top but still very much similar to MIUI. The Poco F1’s app drawer seems inspired by Google’s Pixel launcher and supports similar swipe gesture and has a search bar at the bottom.

Camera & Battery Review

The Poco phone is backed by a dual camera setup that includes a 12MP primary shooter with IMX363 Sony Sensor, large 1.4µm pixels, f/1.9 aperture and dual pixel phase detection. The second sensor on the rear is a Samsung made 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera with support for pixel binning. The mobile phone has a 94 hours endurance rating which involves web browsing, calls and video playback. Though, neither front nor back camera has optical image stabilization. In daylight conditions, the images Poco F1 camera captures have good dynamic range, appear crisp and sharp on screen. At times though, the camera has the tendency to oversaturate some shots. In low light, the Poco F1 kicks in HDR almost every shot in auto HDR mode. The images it takes at the night are noisy and the software botches up lot of details. The front of the smartphone you will find a 20MP f/2.0 aperture camera capable of shooting HDR. The smartphone comes with electronic image stabilization (EIS) but doesn’t have OIS. Poco F1 comes with a massive 4000mAh battery which is better than its immediate rivals OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z. Even after heavy usage that includes gaming, web surfing, multiple social media apps, calling and music and video sessions it manages to last comfortably for a day with some left in the phone. Xiaomi includes Quick Charge 3.0 and bundles an 18W charger inside the box.

Xiaomi Poco Phone F1 Price & Where to Buy

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The 6GB/64GB option of the xiaomi poco phone f1 goes on sale for about (NGN)109,000 naira, while the 6GB/128GB goes on sale for(NGN)124,000 naira and lastly the 8GB/256GB model of the poco phone is sold for about (NGN)150,000naira. And it can be purchased at any mobile retail outlet close to you including top E-commerce platforms.

Xiaomi Poco Phone F1 Pro’s & other Features

  • Dependable Performance
  • Feels solid
  • Excellent Battery life
  • Good cameras for the price

we can still wholeheartedly recommend it to power users looking for a mid-range phone. The Poco F1 offers great hardware, a reasonable set of cameras, and long-lasting battery.

Processor : Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
Colors : Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Platform : Android 8.1 Oreo
Dimension : 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm
Display : 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2246 pixels (403 PPI)
Screen protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Rear camera : Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps 1080p Video@30/60fps
Rear camera features : Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
4G LTE : LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Battery : 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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