expired Xiaomi Pocophone F1 128GB/6GB $433.35 Delivered @ Hkbns eBay

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Same deal as last time couple weeks before but $2.95 cheaper.
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/439880

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Available
BODY Dimensions 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight 182 g (6.42 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- MIUI 10 (POCO customization)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar

TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 4034 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3713
Basemark X: 43652
Display Contrast ratio: 1468:1 (nominal), 3.059 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 72dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 86dB
Audio quality Noise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 94h

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Comments

  • +12 votes

    Looks nice but No band 28. Am I doing this right?

    • +14 votes

      you forgot no nfc

      • -9 votes

        $400 phone with no band 28 or nfc in 2019 , nokia, samsung, huawei, oppo would never be able to sell it.
        australia seems to adopt technology very quickly, hence nfc for payment at cafes and now melbourne public transport system.

        band 28 has longer range in certain terrains and now europe is taking up band 28 , taiwan did before australia.

        it’s an ok phone if you want a cheap gaming phone, live in built up areas and don’t have coverage issues and are happy carry your wallet and pull it out to pay for things …..the office i work in people rarely use cash in the food court and retailers offer and track loyalty rewards for coffee and meals.

        you can get nfc rings etc but then you loose the lock / biometric security feature , loose an nfc ring or card and people can go on a shopping spree,

        people are more likely to forget their wallets than phones.

        • +8 votes

          I have to take my wallet out to pay for stuff like a pleb if I buy this phone?! What?!

        • +1 vote

          happy carry your wallet and pull it out to pay for things

          You're making it sound like this is not what the overwhelming majority of people do. I get a morning coffee/tea every day and almost always eat out for lunch. When I'm in line, almost everyone pays with card. Only a small minority actually use their phone to pay.

          Having tried it myself, I find it much slower to have to unlock my phone, go to the right app and do all that stuff whereas I could just keep my card in my pocket and pay in a second.

        • +1 vote

          @garage sale - not sure why the downvotes, I'm with you. Don't take my wallet anywhere anymore, so convenient to fingerprint unlock phone and hold it to the terminal.

        • +3 votes

          Band 28 is not a problem if you use Vodafone network. I never use NFC and never will so it's not a problem as well.

        • +2 votes

          Find me a phone with the same specs and B28 for this price.

        • +1 vote

          people are more likely to forget their wallets than phones.

          I'm the opposite. I forget my phone quite a lot. Wallet I've never forgotten though, because it's in my pants. And also muscle memory to always check since it's always in the same pocket. For my phone, which pocket I put it in depends on what I'm wearing, and I don't have the muscle memory habit of touching a pocket to check for the phone.

  • +8 votes

    Those specs mostly match my $1000 note 9 🤔

  • +1 vote

    This is massive phone for the price.

    If you do need band 28 and NFC… Oneplus 6 (8gb RAM and 128gig storage) is good value for money on what it offers.

  • +2 votes

    Great phone, I just can't stand the notch :(.

    • +4 votes

      same here..

      more notchless phones are coming so wait it out
      and eventually this stupid notch madness ends

      thanks to stupid apple for making notches more common
      and the android makers stupidly following apple.

      the notch totally wrecks a bezel-less design

      •  

        notch has to do with shorter phones and larger screen areas. the left and right notch usually has info such as signal strength, transmission type, missed called, missed sms, etc and the camera in the middle. this leaves 1920x1080 clear for images ….. if they remove the notch like on my nokia then the phones is about 8mm longer …..

        you can loose the notch if you want a longer phone.

        if you can come up with a design that fits the same amount of information into to the screen and phone size with no notch then patent the design as you would be smarter than the phone designers and have solved a problem they couldn’t.

        •  

          I am talking about when using it in immersive mode
          where no info is showing at all…

          https://www.imore.com/iphone-xs-storage

          of course you need the signal info etc under normal usage
          but it disappears when you are in immersive mode.

          but now there is permanent cutout when using it in immersive mode.
          and if you don't want to lose that part of the screen
          then you need to be out of immersive mode and in full screen mode
          which makes the movie/display even smaller than an iphone 8

        •  

          Turn the notch into a forehead.

          Move the notification bar down a little bit. Same length phone.

          You can try to hide the notch but unless it's an OLED, it's still pretty obvious due to the backlight.

    •  

      Then disable the notch. I've never really understood why people are so anti-notch. It's there if you want it, disable it if you don't want it and you're back to where you would have been if there was literally no notch.

      •  

        what do you mean disable the notch?
        it is a permanent missing part of the screen
        how do you make it show that part of the screen when in immersive mode?

        •  

          In most notched phones, there are settings to permanently Balck out the top of the screen either side of notch… Effectively moves the top of the screen down to the bottom of the both and returns you back to a flat design….

          Even if your phone doesn't have that setting there are apps avaialble that do it.

          •  

            @Lu99ke: You can still tell the notch is there due to the backlight coming from the black side bars.

          •  

            @Lu99ke: so what is the point of having an all bezel display then if you are just going to how black bars on the top and bottom?

            If you look at something like the mi mix 3 or other designs that have notches at all, now that is what a true all bezel display should look like.

            these stupid notches just ruin the screen when you are in immersive mode (ie showing all the display up to the bezel)

            •  

              @pinkybrain:

              so what is the point of having an all bezel display then if you are just going to how black bars on the top and bottom?

              Instead of thinking of the notch as a missing part of the screen, think of it as an additional piece of screen you are getting if you want it. If you don't want it, then disable the notch and you will have a black bar up the top where the camera and earpiece are. This is (quite literally) what every single smartphone in history has done up until the recent innovations (e.g. Mi Mix 3) which have a sliding (or other) design allowing it to hide the earpiece and front camera.

              If you disable the notch on this phone, it will look like the Galaxy S9 screen, just a rectangle. Think the issue is that you've just not used a phone with a notch before and are ranting and raving about a non-issue.

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                @p1 ama: it is a non issue to you
                but for many people who hate the notch it is an issue..

                anyway there are newer phones without this notch,
                and many phones in the future will definitely will be notchless

                You still haven't argue against my point about the notch looking shit in immersive mode.

                If you hide the notch like you said
                then you lose a portion of the top part of the screen so what is the point of the getting a fully bezel less display?

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                @p1 ama: what notch phone do you own?

            •  

              @pinkybrain: I don't mind having a black bar. But when there's part of a bar there cut out, it's distracting and hard to ignore. You will notice it whether you want to or not.

              Hiding it is an ok solution. But then you have a forehead but no chin and the lack of symmetry is also easy to notice.

              I personally don't have a problem with small bezels like with the S8 and S9. There's enough screen that I don't find myself wishing there was more of it.

              If you disable the notch on this phone, it will look like the Galaxy S9 screen, just a rectangle. Think the issue is that you've just not used a phone with a notch before and are ranting and raving about a non-issue.

              The artificial black bar and the notch do not look the same. Even with an OLED display, you can still see the difference. But with an LCD, you can't turn off the backlight.

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                @lostn: what phone do you own?

                •  

                  @pinkybrain: S6 -> S8 -> S10 as my daily driver.

                  I have other phones for part time use.

                  Depending on the display, black LCD does not look like black bezel because the backlight can't be turned off.

                  You can arguably call it a first world problem, but so is wishing there was slightly more screen on a forehead which was the reason the notch was invented.

                  Instead of thinking of the notch as a missing part of the screen, think of it as an additional piece of screen you are getting if you want it. If you don't want it, then disable the notch and you will have a black bar up the top where the camera and earpiece are.

                  If you disable the notch on this phone, it will look like the Galaxy S9 screen, just a rectangle.

                  Let us put this claim to the test.

                  If you look at the screen to body ratio of notched phones like XS Max, it's 84.4%. For the S9+ which has both a chin and a forehead it's 84.2% only a fraction less than the notched phone. What did you actually gain in screen ratio from that notch? 0.2%. This is because Apple could not eliminate a slight black border around the four sides of the screen.

                  Meanwhile, S10+ which has no notch, a slight forehead and slight chin plus a hole punch (I'm not a fan of that either) is sitting at 88.9% which is higher than the XS Max and most notched phones.

                  For comparison's sake, the Pocophone F1's ratio is 82.2%, which is less than the S9+ with a forehead instead of a notch. Oops.

                  So did you really gain more screen for that notch? Notched phones look like they give you more screen due to their shape, but actually the notch came at a cost, which is a black border around the other sides that they could not reduce.

  • +1 vote

    Great phone.
    Positives
    - Fantastic battery life, great performance, gtray value, dual sim, Can install customised roms (eg LineageOS 16.0), camera descent, notch can be hidden, Android 9 pie update available
    Negatives
    - No NFC, When wearing polarised glasses screen goes black (polarised) but installing a glass screen protector seems to have fixed this issue.

    •  

      Camera only decent once you install lineage OS and the Google camera port .

      Easy for people that are that way inclined.. but 95% people won't

    •  

      A friend has been using it and good value for the price but there are no decent protective covers for this phone.

  • +3 votes

    is hkbns good/bad?

    • +1 vote

      They are good. Ordered a OnePlus 6 and it arrived in perfect condition. If they have a lot of sales there may be a slight delay in post.

  • +1 vote

    My opinion is that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a nicer phone than the Pocophone F1 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Xiaomi-Mi-8-Dual-SIM-6GB-64G...)

  • +1 vote

    I have one of these, my LG G4's faults (battery and heat) got me in the end.

    The lack of an app drawer on the Poco was a 5 minute distraction, but all good now

    Screen is good, VF performance amongst the tram tracks excellent

    It's a wifi hot spot duirng the week and never misses a beat

    Nice images

    NFC? I just tap my card; never used NFC on the LG (soometimes I even use cash; does my bank need to know how much frivolous spending I do…)

  •  

    get Xiaomi 9 Instead

    •  

      Areas where the Xiaomi Mi 9 wins: Has band 28, has NFC, has Gorilla Glass 6, weighs 10 grams less, snapdragon 855 instead of 845, and in-display fingerprint reader versus rear fingerprint reader; Areas where the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 wins: has headphone jack versus no jack, a bigger battery (4000 versus 3300 mAh), and price (~AU$450 versus ~AU$630 using ballpark prices, so around AU$180 less) : https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9507&idPhone2...

      •  

        No point talking about who wins what when they are not really in similar price range. That's almost $200 difference.

        •  

          Agree completely. The subtext was that the Mi 9 is a better phone, but it's another 40% of the cost. Would make more sense to compare the Mi 9 against old flagships that have come down a lot in price, to roughly the same price range, such as the Samsung S8.

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            @nickj: The Mi 9 wipes the floor with the S8, would be fairer to compare it to the S9.

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              @p1 ama: Sure, but then you have a big price jump, and the reason for comparing it to the S8 was to keep the price range similar. In the Samsungs you'll pay more for the same chipset as the Xiaomis, but the flip-side is that the Samsungs will usually be via an Australian store with all that entails (ACL, 2 years warranty, option to return to manufacturer or retailer, credit card options with the right card like price protection or extended warranty, and TRS refund), and most of those things you simply don't get when purchasing a phone through an overseas seller on eBay.