Pocophone F1

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  1. Faust

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    Been looking at the reviews for this phone and it's undeniably impressive for the money.

    https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/xiaomi-pocophone-f1

    Pocophone F1 - How Is This Smartphone Possible?


    The big Chinese players look set to really shake up the cosy European/US marketplace which has to be a good thing. Mind you it's always possible Trump will step in and claim these Chinese upstarts are a threat to national security thus protecting Apple's home market.
     
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    I don't think it has NFC does it? pretty much kills it for me.
     
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    That's India though. Different markets get different specs. That applies to most smartphones.
     
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    I picked up the following from Tech Advisor online.

     
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    Just ordered the 128gb version. £288 delivered. Will update when it arrives

    Ice
     
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    I look forward to your first impressions.
     
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    Hi, from where??
     
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    My phone just arrived this afternoon....I got an adaptor and 2 pin plug. The pics show how it arrived. And using it now. Take some time with the skin over Android but all good. Initial camera tests? Really impressed.... Did have to switch off a watermark in system settings....... There is no battery percentage choice, that I use, but so far... Is really good.

    I already had a case for the phone..... And just waiting on glass protection coming today!

    The phone is lightning fast. Will update later.

    Some pics of how it arrived...

    35345521.jpg 35345521 (1).jpg 35345521 (4).jpg 35345521 (3).jpg

    And yes the phone still charges fast even with the adaptor, which is a bit unsightly but works.

    For the money.... Is a no brainer!

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    Nice one! Slightly annoying they don't include a UK charger but not a showstopper.

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts after the first couple of days if possible.
     
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    Day 2.

    Now finding my way through the UI over Android 8.1.

    Like the interface but some of the options to change things are not where you think. In saying that once found- no probs.

    Camera is just stunning, really beautiful default results. In the menu there are lots of options including full manual and tiltshift . The video we tried at 4k and full HD and to be honest I think we prefer full HD.

    Changing screen resolution of fonts is easy. YouTube is full HD and pinch to full screen works properly ,I have seen some people saying they cannot do that when the phone came out but on this unit is fine.

    No screen bleed on this handset. That had been mentioned.

    I'm not a gamer so cannot comment.

    And this morning the phone showed update that we did.....photo below. Will update with any issue in future

    IMG_20180926_120925.jpg

    Great value totally happy so far.

    Ice
     
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    Great! Thanks for the update Ice.
     
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    Bit the bullet earlier and ordered the 128gb version.

    Fingers crossed it shows up!

    @icemanonline did you get shipping updates etc?

    Thanks
    Michael
     
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    Hi. Yeah after about day 5. After that fully tracked. Dpd for my delivery.

    Ice
     
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    Ice - thanks for the updates and the pics
    I have ordered this on eglobalcentral, will post my views once i get it.

    Ice, did you have to pay any customs duty ?
     
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    Hi mate,

    Not a penny. I did also buy a case and glass
    protection for the phone. Worth it.

    Ice
     
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    mine came with a standard uk plug
     
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    update
    DPD was supposed to have delivered yesterday, was given a 1hr time slot
    no one turned up and the DPD tracker said a calling card was left as no one was at home. well i was at home eagerly waiting !
    not sure if this is a scam or not, there are some not so good stories on the net re DPD
    the tracker has now been updated to say it will be delivered today
    tried calling DPD yesterday, had to wait 35 mins before i gave up

    fingers crossed I will get it today
    so frustrating !
     
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    DPD are awful lately. I run a business and use them as our main couriers but now swapping to FedEx.

    When did you order your phone? Mine is now updated to say its en route to a local depot so I'm hoping for delivery tomorrow.
     
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    DPD are a nightmare. Almost every delivery I have from them is exactly the same as your experience. Truly shocking service.
     
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    I have had similar issues with DPD. We have cameras on the property and I sent a video file to DPD asking if they could identify their 'invisible agent' who said he called but no one was home so he left an 'invisible card'?

    I never did receive a response - absolute shower.
     
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    ordered last week thurs 27/9
    i got my DPD tracking link on 1/10 to say delivery on 2nd, so you should get a tracking link today for delivery tomorrow

    so update so far is wifey had a go at them on the phone this morning, i have just received an hour slot for today 16:15 and 17:15

    so we shall see this evening
     
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    well I have pocophone :)

    good news - no duty or charges, DPD driver came in the alloted time slot and he was the usual one who comes onto our street

    some pics attached
    still getting used to it, managed to copy all the apps across using google settings app.
    IMG_20181003_163506.jpg IMG_20181003_163345.jpg IMG_20181003_163337.jpg IMG_20181003_163149.jpg
     
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    will update as i go along, have got nova launcher installed
     
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    Congrats on getting hold of your poco!

    Dying to get mine :) keep us posted!
     
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    Pics taken with Pocophone.....

    IMG_20181003_153928.jpg IMG_20181003_125754.jpg IMG_20181003_125521.jpg IMG_20181002_153617.jpg

    Well impressed and the video is also great. So far so good. All the usual apps work perfect, or the ones I use do. I'm not a gamer so cannot comment.

    Will post any info that may help.

    Ice
     

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