Pocophone F1 Stories March 12, 2020

[Update: OTA release] Poco F1 gets its official Android 10 update w/ MIUI 11

The Poco F1 took the Android community by storm in 2018 and it’s looking like a second-generation is finally right around the corner. Before that arrives, however, the original Poco F1 is finally getting its official Android 10 update.

Pocophone F1 Stories April 5, 2019

Poco F1 gets sizeable update w/ 4K/60FPS recording, Widevine L1 support, March security patch

The Pocophone F1 is a very impressive handset for under $350 and continues to impress thanks to solid MIUI updates from Xiaomi.

Pocophone F1 Stories March 5, 2019

Pocophone F1 receives 4K 60FPS video recording courtesy of latest beta update

The Pocophone F1 is a fantastic device in a number of ways, the combination of software and high-end hardware makes for a truly solid experience that is hard to dismiss. That said, the addition of 4K 60FPS video recording via the latest software beta is yet another massive improvement on a truly beastly budget handset.

Pocophone F1 Stories January 30, 2019

The original Google Pixel was a big deal for smartphone cameras, and the results it put out are still impressive today. However, the rest of the industry is catching up, and now the sub-$300 Xiaomi Pocophone has managed to get a DxO score that beats Google’s first Pixel camera.

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Pocophone F1 Stories January 8, 2019

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is getting 960FPS slo-mo, 4K 60FPS video recording, and Night mode photo mode later next month

There is so much to love about the Pocophone F1, it’s a superb budget smartphone that is only really let down (at least in the US) by a lack of carrier support. The price point makes it such an amazing package, and it seems it will get even more enticing. That will be thanks to the addition of Night mode for photos, 960FPS slow-mo, and 4K 60FPS video recording, all of which are heading to the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 over the next couple of months.

Pocophone F1 Stories December 20, 2018

After the Pocophone F1 nearly came out on top in a blind social media camera shootout in a video by YouTuber Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD), we thought it might be worth comparing the budget flagship against the superb Google Pixel 3 XL to see if our actual perception of the Google camera was really pixel perfect.  expand full story

Pocophone F1 Stories December 19, 2018

The Pocophone F1 is clearly Xiaomi’s way of hacking the budget market with a device that packs in high-end specs and an experience that matches (and in some cases betters) their own Xiaomi Mi flagship lineup. expand full story

Pocophone F1 Stories December 10, 2018

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is a pretty amazing phone when you look at the bigger picture, but software is one of the areas it takes a hit. This week, however, there’s a big plus arriving in the form of Android Pie for the Pocophone F1.

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Pocophone F1 Stories December 6, 2018

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 first debuted earlier this year and thanks to an attractive price point and killer specs, it certainly got a lot of attention. This week, it’s been revealed that a whopping 700,000 people have purchased the device so far.

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Pocophone F1 Stories November 7, 2018

Xiaomi puts Pocophone F1 officially up for sale on Amazon UK

Ahead of the official UK launch event tomorrow, Xiaomi has made their offshoot enthusiast device — the Pocophone F1 — officially available for purchase on Amazon UK. Whilst this might not seem like a big deal, with Xiaomi hosting a US taster event on December 8th, maybe this is an indication that we could see Xiaomi devices available on Amazon in the US as well.

Pocophone F1 Stories October 30, 2018

Pocophone F1 will likely get updated to at least Android Q

Despite not being officially available in the United States, the Pocophone F1 offers unbelievable value from a product so inexpensive. The software updates are often the first thing to be neglected on inexpensive phones such as this, but confirmation has come direct from Xiaomi that the device will receive updates at least until Android Q.

Pocophone F1 Stories September 5, 2018

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 updated with camera improvements, AOSP navigation buttons

The Pocophone F1 is one of the best values in the Android space right now, but software is one area that’s often neglected on phones this inexpensive. Luckily, the F1 is already picking up its first update with some key changes.

Pocophone F1 Stories August 31, 2018

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 won’t play Netflix in HD due to lack of Widevine L1 support

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 has been the talk of the town recently with its flagship-tier specs but crazy low price of just $300. However, when you have a price that low, there are sure to be some omissions, and now it’s been discovered that the device lacks support for Widevine L1.

Pocophone F1 Stories August 27, 2018

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 packs a Snapdragon 845 w/ global launch for as little as ~$300

Despite not having much of a presence in the States, Xiaomi is one of the biggest brands for Android in the world. Recently, the company launched the sub-brand Pocophone, and its first smartphone is making waves in the industry thanks to an incredibly low price point…

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