With Xiaomi ready to launch the next generation in #Poco family everyone is eagerly waiting to lay hands on Poco F2. Few common questions that are popping in minds are should I wait for Poco F2 or go ahead with buying discounted Poco F1? Will Poco F2 address the issues of Poco F1? Will Pocophone F2 be powered with the latest technology and be affordable? Who will be the ultimate winner of the battle of Poco F2 vs Poco F1?
Poco F2 vs Poco F1
Analysis can be done on the basis of leaked Pocofone F2 specifications and practical experience of Poco F1.
|Attribute||Poco F1||Poco F2 (leaked features)|
|Performance||Equipped with Qualcomm SD 845 processor. Unbeatable Performance. Cannot be slowed down. Experience is seamless||Powered with Qualcomm SD 855 SoC chipset, Octa Core. Will be more powerful than its predecessor|
|Liquid Cooling Technology||Basic UI functions to gaming involving heavy graphics are as smooth as ever. Does not get warm due to liquid cooling technology||It will retain the liquid cooling technology feature for the benefit of game addicts|
|Android platform||Poco F1 runs on a customized version of MIUI 9.5 based on Android Oreo 8.1. Updates are always available||Poco F2 will run on Andriod Q on the benchmarking platform|
|Battery||4,000mAh battery with a Quick Charge 3 charger. Lasts for a day on normal usage||4,000mAh battery with a Quick Charge 3 charger.|
|Fingerprint sensor||Available. Unlocks the phone!||Available. Unlocks the phone!|
|IR based facial recognition||Available. Works in dark or low light condition.||Available. Works in dark or low light condition.|
|Display||6.18-inch panel with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Pixel density is 403 ppi to be precise||6.39-inch with a screen resolution of 1080*2340 pixels. 409 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Design||Built from polycarbonate instead of glass or metal with Gorilla Glass 3 protection (Older gen Gorilla Glass). Armoured Edition having Kevlar back was recently launched|
It sports a plastic body which doesn’t give cool premium looks
No waterproofing feature, only water-resistant coating
Thick Bezels and Chin on display front
|AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 6 protection|
Poco F2 should be able to rectify
|Camera||20 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture for both daylight and artificial lighting condition.|
12 MP IMX 363 sensor with a lens of f/1.8 aperture and a pixel pitch of 1.4um. 5MP camera used to capture depth.
|Front Camera Triple (16MP + 8MP + 5MP). It will have a pop-up selfie camera with a 48MP + 5 MP dual Camera at the rear. The rear camera will be placed vertically at the left corner, instead of the center giving more display area.|
|Video Recording||4K resolution along with slow motion or time-lapse videos||record 4k videos at 60 seconds per frame|
|SIM slot||Hybrid SIM slot only, either dual SIM or a SIM + SD card||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE|
On the upfront, major issues that Poco F1 has are related to the polycarbonate body, its low-quality gorilla glass screen, a bleeding screen which ruins the user experience, average stereo speaker, ugly huge notch and display. Due to the presence of the notch and sharp rectangular cut, users found issues in watching videos. The lower bezels in Poco F1 are much curvy for a phone. This hinders the display area which makes playing games uneasy.
Poco F1 does not provide L1 support, only L3 Support. This stops you from watching videos on Netflix or Amazon Prime in HD or Full HD. MIUI version for Poco F1 is not stable and optimized as it is for OnePlus due to which a number of issues are encountered. NFC is absent in Poco F1.
Hopefully, Xiaomi has worked on these common user experience related issues and will be coming up with a better version of Poco F1. It has handled major issues like display area, gorilla glass, and notch area. Stay tuned for latest Poco F2 news!