The POCO F1 from Xiaomi was one of the most talked about smartphones to launch in 2018. At the time of its launch, the POCO F1 (Review) offered unbeatable value for money. Nearly seven months later, even after several other launches by Xiaomi and its competitors, the POCO F1 continues to be the affordable flagship that everyone aspires to beat. Xiaomi has, in fact, sweetened the deal even further thanks to a slew of price cuts that make the POCO F1 an even sweeter deal than what it was at the time of its launch. In fact, as we write this article, the handset is being offered with a discount offer. In this article, we find out of the POCO F1, over seven months after its launch, is still a great option if you are looking for a handset under INR 25,000.
POCO F1 Flipkart Discount details
The current offer is part of Xiaomi’s POCO Days sale which started from March 12 and will continue till March 18. Under the terms of this offer, users get the chance to own a POCO F1 for an effective lowest price of just INR 16,499 if they opt for a combination of an INR 3000 discount on exchange and an extra INR 1,500 off if you use an ICICI Card for making the purchase.
With this offer applied, users can get the 6GB+64GB version of the POCO F1 for INR 16,499, the 6GB+128GB version for INR 19,499 and the 8GB+256GB version for INR 23,499. The handset is also available without these offers, but it would obviously make sense for anyone interested in the POCO F1 to avail these offers to get the most bang for their buck.
POCO F1 Specifications and features recap
The POCO F1 is an affordable flagship device that is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The phone is offered in several versions starting with a base 6GB RAM +64GB version, a mid-level 6GB RAM +128GB version and a top of the line 8GB RAM +256GB version. An even more premium variant with a Kevlar back panel is also available.
The POCO F1 gets a large 6.18-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The camera setup on the handset consists of a 12-megapixel primary camera at the rear mated to a 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the POCO F1 gets a 20-megapixel fixed focus camera.
The POCO F1 runs a slightly customized version of MIUI and has its own launcher POCO launcher. The phone recently received the official update to MIUI 10 and now comes with several new features that were missing at the time of launch. These include stuff like support for 4K 60 FPS video recording and 960 fps slow motion support. The phone is also slated to receive Widevine L1 certification.
Should you buy the POCO F1 now?
We believe the POCO F1 is still a great buy even seven months after its launch especially considering the fact that it is currently going for a discounted price.