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Xiaomi Pocophone F1
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By: Adam Łukowski

Quite surprisingly this Poco came out awesomely

Security

In most parts in Europe the facial recognition system does not work, in the menu you cannot even find options connected with it! In order to turn it on, we need to “convince” the smartphone in settings, that, for example, we are in India. It works there. I do not know why it is like that, but I had an identical problem in the Xiaomi Mi 8 model, which review I had to temporarily delay due to the same reason. I even had an opportunity to talk about this issue with Poco’s CEO, Jai Mani – but even he could not give a reasonable explanation, besides an ambiguous confirmation of my theory, that this is concerned with legal issues, problems with privacy protection or patents. We know that this function should be available in some time with a system update – but for now there is an awkward silence. And this is another compromise.

And since I have mentioned about security, I must add that the fingerprint scanner, placed in one frame with the camera, is great and fast, it is perfectly placed, easy to feel and it is efficient in 9 tries out of 10. In addition, it can be used as a trigger for the camera. They have spent no expenses here.

Display

However, they did save on the display. This is a “typical” 6.18-inch matrix with 1080x2246 pixels resolution, which contributes to a decent 403 ppi density. So there is a compromise, but a reasonable one, just like with the plastic housing.

The display is clear and it reflects colours well, it has good readability angles and well-adjusted brightness levels. This is a sunny September – and I did not notice any problems with the display’s readability. I did not notice until I have put on sunglasses with a polarizing filter, which prevents from seeing anything on the display, until we will rotate the phone.

It is a pity that this setback was allowed – because if it was not for this I would not say a bad word about the display. They did not forget about the blue light filter, which can be turned on automatically in a selected time, there is a possibility of controlling the contrast and the white balance. We can mask the notch and wake the display with a double tap. During my discussions that I had with other redactors about this phone, there were complaints about the touch panel that did not always properly interpreted the user’s intentions. In my device it worked as it should have, I think that some problems were more of a software manner – but more about it in a moment.

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