Poco, a sub-brand of Xiaomi launched its first smartphone - POCO F1 in India last week with a starting price of Rs 20,999. The phone is offered in 3 variants - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The smartphone was made available for its first online sale today at Flipkart and Mi.com, wherein the company was offering an instant discount of Rs 1000. The smartphone is pitted against OnePlus 6, which has been termed as flagship killer for quite some time now. To proffer more details, we pit Xiaomi's Poco F1 against OnePlus 6 to find which one outperforms the other based on specifications and pricing. Realme 2 Pro Smartphone India Launch Next Month; Likely to Get 6GB RAM & 128GB ROM.
Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6 - Price: On the pricing front, the Poco F1 smartphone is priced pretty competitive. It is the first device to feature 845 Snapdragon SoC under Rs. 25,000 bracket. The Poco F1 is offered in 3 variants - 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB that are priced at Rs 20,999, Rs 23,999 and Rs 28,999 respectively. On the other hand, OnePlus 6 is also made available in 3 variants, which are priced at Rs 34,999 for 6GB/64GB, Rs 39,999 for 8GB/128GB and Rs 44,999 for 8GB/256GB respectively.
Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6 - Design: Talking about the design of the Poco F1, the smartphone flaunts a plastic rear panel. However, the top-end variant is offered with armoured Kevlar cover. The front of the smartphone features a notched 6.18-inch full HD display. On the other hand, OnePlus 6 boasts a rear glass panel at the back. At the front, it features a 6.28-inch full Optic AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5. Nokia 6.1 Plus Online Sale Tomorrow Exclusively on Flipkart at 12PM.
Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6 - Software: As the far as the OS is concerned, Poco has introduced a refreshed UI with Poco launcher that runs MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. OnePlus 6, on the other hand, runs OxygenOS 5.1.9 based on Android Oreo 8.1. Both the OS stays lightweight and designed for heavy performances. Realme 2 Smartphone Launched in India With Prices Starting From Rs 8,990; First Sale on September 4 at Flipkart.
Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6 - Performance: Coming to the performance aspect, both the devices are packed with Qualcomm's flagship chipset - Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8 GHz with Adreno 630 GPU. The Poco F1 is offered in 6GB/8GB RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage. OnePlus 6 also comes with the same configurations, up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of ROM. However, the mid-variant of OnePlus 6 gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM. Though, Poco F1 gets 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6 - Camera: The camera department entirely belongs to OnePlus 6, at least on paper, as we are yet to test the camera of Poco F1. Considering the camera configurations offered on Poco F1 smartphone, it is offered with a dual rear camera module with 12MP primary and 5MP secondary sensors along with 20MP selfie shooter. OnePlus undoubtedly features one of the best cameras in the market today under Rs 30,000 bracket.
Verdict: Poco F1 will be an affordable option for the buyers looking to own a performance-oriented device. Both the devices are designed to proffer similar performance. However, the quality and superior design of OnePlus 6 is hard to be matched.