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Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

In the smartphone world, Xiaomi is the epitome of value for money. Now ranked fourth worldwide, it sells nearly one of every ten smartphones. But when companies start operating at such a large scale, the start-up mentality takes a backseat to more important considerations, and innovation can be stifled.

Oppo circumvented it with the "independent" OnePlus, Huawei spun off Honor for Western markets, and Xiaomi is taking an approach somewhere in the middle.

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Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1 (updated)

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

We don't often discuss Xiaomi's software layer here on Android Police, but it isn't for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn't officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn't be compatible with most carriers' LTE bands.

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1 (updated) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

We don't often discuss Xiaomi's software layer here on Android Police, but it isn't for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn't officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn't be compatible with most carriers' LTE bands. I'm based in Lebanon, and the first limitation applies here as well, but imported devices do work (we have LTE band 3), so I've been trying to get my hands on some of the companies' phones to test them out.

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Poco Launcher for Pocophone F1 finally gets stable release

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 has become a popular point of comparison in the Android flagship space, but no less popular is the Poco Launcher, with nearly half a million installs via the early access program on the Play Store, plus an extra third of a million via APK Mirror. Well, it looks like the Poco Launcher has seen enough testing over the last couple of months for Xiaomi to consider it stable, as today's update has lost its previous "beta" label.

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Poco Launcher for Pocophone F1 finally gets stable release was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pocophone F1 durability test reveals lots of plastic but solid construction

Friday, September 14th, 2018

When you buy a phone, you don't want it to fall apart even if it's a "budget" device. The Pocophone F1 costs a mere $300-ish and comes with top-of-the-line internals. Did Xiaomi cut some corners in the build to keep the price low? As usual, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has sacrificed a phone to find out.

Despite the low price, the Pocophone has a Gorilla Glass screen. So, it won't scratch from normal use.

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Pocophone F1 durability test reveals lots of plastic but solid construction was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You can buy the Pocophone F1 in the US, but you probably shouldn’t

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Xiaomi is a huge smartphone maker in many parts of the world, but not in the US. When the company announced its Pocophone sub-brand, there was some hope it could come to American shores. That doesn't appear to be the case, at least not officially. You can already purchase the Pocophone F1 from several US eBay sellers, but there are a few things to know before you do.

The Pocophone F1 does indeed have top-of-the-line specs.

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You can buy the Pocophone F1 in the US, but you probably shouldn't was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Mate 20 Lite and Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

ARCore's list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required.

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[Update: Mate 20 Lite and Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pocophone F1 lacks support for Widevine L1, HD playback in Netflix and other apps don’t work

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 has already made waves in the smartphone industry for being incredibly affordable; a ~$300 phone with a Snapdragon 845 processor is virtually unheard of. Budget phones are inherently going to have some tradeoffs, and a less-obvious one has been discovered: lack of support for Widevine L1 DRM.

Android supports a wide range of DRM modules, including ClearKey, Widevine, Microsoft Playready, and others. Widevine is by far the most popular method, and there are multiple levels; L1 means a device has full Widevine support, while L3 means only partial compatibility.

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Pocophone F1 lacks support for Widevine L1, HD playback in Netflix and other apps don't work was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pocophone F1 global pricing revealed, starting as low as ~$300 USD

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Pocophone F1 was revealed a few days ago, quickly taking the Android world by storm. With its Snapdragon 845, dual rear cameras, and 4,000mAh battery, it looked set to take on the flagships of the world, but at a much less eye-watering price of around just $300 USD. We already knew the pricing for India, but the figures for the rest of the world were revealed earlier today.

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Pocophone F1 global pricing revealed, starting as low as ~$300 USD was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

Friday, August 24th, 2018

ARCore's list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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[Update: Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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