Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specs and Price

Xiaomi Pocophone F1
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Xiaomi has always been that Chinese OEM to look out for due to a number of reasons one of which is afforfability. The tech giant took it upon itself to make the cheapest flagship yet, hence, comes the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Pocophone is a new sub-brand which is concerned with making flagships at a very much reduced price. The first in the series is the Pocophone F1 and it has a promising future if you ask me because it packs a lot of feature at an ideal price.

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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2246 pixels (403 ppi)
  • 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
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and 20MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • Face Unlock
  • 4, 000mAh non removable Li–ion battery

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

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Design and Display

The most obvious price cut featured comes in the design of the smartphone which is plastic on the ordinary model. Although sturdy, a plastic is only still a plastic no matter how good it looks and is also a bad conductor of heat. However, the issue have been rectified by featuring vapour chamber with a network of copper pipes to cool the internals. You could also opt for an ‘Armoured’ version which has Kevlar covering instead of plastic.

There is the notch which looks like an iPhone X cutout housing the infrared illuminator, camera, earpiece that also doubles has a speaker and other sensors. It packs audio jack, infrared blaster, USB Type-C and bottom firing speaker all on the smartphone.

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Premium quality is brought to the screen on the smartphone too with its 1080p IPS panel. Not the best display around but it does offer a decent colourful and radiant visuals. Large display is the rave at the moment, and the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 delivers a substantial 6.18-inch of it in a 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

Battery and Camera

It comes with the battery capacity featured in most of the Redmi smartphones released this year and has you know the numbers are large. The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 gets a 4, 000mAh battery inside with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. According to gsmarena, it has a 94 hours endurance rating which involves web browsing, calls and video playback.

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Most flagships nowadays if not all, feature more than one rear camera and the same thing happens here. The Pocophone F1 comes with a dual rear camera, the same primary camera is the same as that on the Xiaomi Mi 8 which is a 12MP sensor and a 5MP camera for depth focus. To 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

Hardware and Software

Where you know a true flagship is in the hardware section and the Pocophone F1 comes with the latest of them all from Qualcomm. Powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and joined by Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone works smoothly with benchmark scores that puts it well within the range of other flagships.

Furthermore, there are different models varying in memory and storage size. 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. It also features an hybrid memory card slot that supports expansion by up to 256GB. The smartphone 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.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Pricing and Availability

The 6GB/64GB option sells for about 109, 000 Naira, 6GB/128GB for close to 124, 000 Naira while the 8GB/256GB model for about 150, 000 Naira. The Kevlar covered variant is only available in the 8GB/256GB option and it goes for 155, 000 Naira.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Colours: Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
  • Dimension: 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2246 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5



  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: November 9th, 2021

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