Will Poco F2 give serious competition to OnePlus 7?
For hardcore Android fans who give importance to performance, speed and camera then definitely there is a tough fight in the 2nd quarter of 2019. Poco F2 is almost close on the heels of OnePlus 7 if we have a look at the specifications and features. It is touted that Poco F2 like its predecessor Poco F1 will stick to “affordable flagship” mentality. This will certainly not be a bad choice.
Expected Specifications of Poco F2 and OnePlus 7
The biggest advantage of Poco F2 is its price, competitive features, flagship processor, big battery and impressive performance. Xiaomi is offering premium specifications at an aggressive price which is affordable by the middle segment in comparison to flagship killer OnePlus and other premium brands like Apple, Samsung, Pixel. OnePlus 7 and Poco F2 are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
If we look at the optics then both of them have triple camera setup with minor differences in specs. OnePlus 7 specifications read triple camera of 24MP+12MP+8MP lenses on the rear and a 24MP selfie snapper on the front. Whereas Pocophone F2 camera specifications read triple camera of 16MP + 8MP + 5MP lenses on the rear and a 20MP selfie snapper on the front. The resolution of images is higher in OnePlus 7 camera.
As far as the battery is concerned OnePlus 7 provides in-house built power using Dash Charge technology. The battery specs are almost the same with 4,150mAh by OnePlus 7 whereas for Pocofone F2 it is 4100mAH.
Expected Launch Price of Poco F2 and OnePlus 7
Poco F2 is expected to be priced in the range of Rs.25000 to Rs.30000 whereas OnePlus 7 will be priced around Rs.40000. Both the models are expected to be launched anytime now and it is expected that they are bound to raise the bar in all the key areas. Developer friendly hardware and ease of business plus customer support from both the companies Xiaomi and OnePlus is exceptionally good but Xiaomi again beats OnePLus because of its low market price.
Expected Launch Date of Poco F2 and OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7 is about to be launched on 14th May in a global event with all fanfare. As far as Poco F2 Launch Date is concerned, there has been confirmation from Xiaomi. All are speculating that Redmi K20 Pro to be launched on 14th May in China will probably be renamed and launched as Poco F2 in India. This should happen in mid of June to keep the competition alive with OnePlus 7.
A comparative study of the features of OnePlus 7 and PocoPhone F2
|Summary||One Plus 7||Pocofone F2|
|Display||6.5″ (16.51 cm)||6.3″ (16 cm)|
|Storage||128 GB||128 GB|
|Camera||48MP + 20MP + 5MP||16MP + 8MP + 5MP|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||On-screen||–|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm||3.5 mm|
|Internal Memory||128 GB||128 GB|
Up to 256 GB
|Operating System||Android v9.0 (Pie)||Android v9.0 (Pie)|
|Sim Slots||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE|
|Launch Date||May 8, 2019 (Unofficial)||Mid June, 2019 (Unofficial)|
|Custom UI||Oxygen OS||MIUI|
|Sim Size||SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano||SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)|
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available||4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Performance & Display Type|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Graphics||Adreno 640||Adreno 640|
|Processor||Octa-core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri-core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core)||Octa-core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri-core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core)|
|Architecture||64 bit||64 bit|
|Display Type||Optic AMOLED||IPS LCD|
|Pixel Density||396 ppi||409 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v6||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Screen To Body Ratio Calculated||84.31 %||–|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Battery Capacity||4150 mAh||4100 mAh|
|Camera & Battery|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection|
|Image Resolution||8000 x 6000 Pixels||4616 x 3464 Pixels|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detection autofocus||Phase Detection autofocus|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)||Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Resolution||16 MP Front Camera||20 MP Front Camera|
|Optical Image Stabilisation||–|
|Flash||Screen flash||Screen flash|
|Video Recording||3840×2160 @ 60 fps||3840×2160 @ 30 fps|
|Battery User Replaceable|
|Battery Quick Charging||Warp|