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The Xiaomi POCO F1 (6GB RAM, 64GB) is a much better phone than the OnePlus 3, and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi POCO F1 (6GB RAM, 64GB)!

OnePlus 3  Xiaomi POCO F1 (6GB RAM, 64GB) 
OnePlus 3 Xiaomi POCO F1
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Excellence Score
50.4
77.3
Value for Money Score
59.7
93.6
Price ₹ 27,999 onwards ₹ 20,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Aug, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 6.18 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x2246 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features Optic AMOLED, Night Mode Display IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Ranked #17 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with LiquidCool TechnologyRanked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 630
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 16.0MP 12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX 298 Sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.12 um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Slow Motion Video, RAW Image Support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, Clear Image 12MP: F/1.9 Aperture; Dual Pixel Autofocus; 1.4um Pixel Size; Sony IMX363 sensor, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.0 Aperture, Portrait mode, EIS, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Face recognition, AI Beautify, AI dirt detection, Slow motion video
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 20.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, EIS, Smile Capture, Sony IMX179 Sensor, 1.4 um Pixel Size LED flash, AI portrait mode, AI detection of 10 different scenes, Selfie timer, Face recognition
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.35 mm 8.8 mm
Weight 158 gm 182 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Dash Charge Yes, Quick Charge 4.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Alert Slider; Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off); Fast Battery Charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge); DLNA; NFC; Noise Filtration MIMO; WiFi Display; Noise Filtration; Dirac HD; Dual Smart PA
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, high-end aluminum unibody design that gives the phone a truly elevated aesthetic compared to its predecessors
  • Super sleek at 7.35mm
  • Incredibly fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Chamfered details around the display and charging port catch and reflect light to add to the looks
  • Bright, sharp AMOLED display
  • OnePlus' useful notification toggle is carried over from the previous OnePlus device, and is handy as ever
  • Oxygen OS UI keeps things nice, simple, and close to stock Android, is quite stable, and adds useful touches like the "shelf" homescreen, as well as handy customization options for power users - overall it works very well, and doesn't include any bloatware
  • Good battery life that is helped by good software optimizations - lasts the whole day even with heavy use
  • Breathtaking, and flagship-beating performance backed by powerful hardware and an astounding 6GB of RAM
  • Excellent heat management - the phone doesn't get hot even when put under high stress levels
  • Very good camera, that compares well with the top flagship phones
  • Camera interface is fast, minimalistic, and intuitive
  • Support for 4K video, as well as time-lapse and slow-motion movies
  • Front camera is excellent too
  • Decent loudspeaker, with good volume levels
  • Excellent audio quality via headphones
  • Super quick charging battery (OnePlus calls it "Dash Charging") that can completely charge the phone from 0 to 100% in a little more than 1 hour, beating other "quick charging" phones by a good margin
  • On the whole, the OnePlus 3 is easily one of the best and most well-rounded Android phones ever made, and the fact that it manages to be so at a price well below current flagship devices, makes it nothing short of exceptional
  • Rugged design, with top-notch fit and finish - one of the most solidly built phones in recent times - comes with a polycarbonate chassis instead of a glass finish more commonly seen in this price bracket these days - what that means is that it looks less premium, but at the same time will be much more durable over the long term
  • Excellent IR based facial recognition - which works in the dark too (like the iPhone X) - the unlock time is just 0.1ms - in fact it works so well, that you will likely end up not using the fingerprint sensor at all (which itself, works very well too, in case you do want to use it)
  • Very good 6.18-inch FHD+ 19:9 display - excellent brightness levels ensure that there are zero issues with reading the contents on the screen under harsh sunlight as well
  • MIUI has always been one of the most refined Android UIs out there, and continues to get even better - it offers a good combination of aesthetics, useful added functionality, lots of customizability, and optimization - and now it also has an app drawer like stock Android (there are some preinstalled apps like UC Browser, Amazon, and Facebook, to Microsoft apps like Word and Excel, but all of these apps can be uninstalled if you don't need them)
  • And as is the case with all phones running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, the POCO F1 offers Treble, and POCO says it will honor the warranty for those users that tinker with custom ROMs - in fact POCO is actively encouraging the modding community to make custom ROMs for the phone - which means that (unofficial) Android updates will continue to be available for the phone for a long, long time to come
  • Top-end performance, backed by the scorching Snapdragon 845 - the speed here is right up there with the likes of the OnePlus 6, and other flagships - it delivers blistering performance day in, day out - coupled with a well optimized MIUI, you are going to get butter smooth performance all through
  • To further differentiate the F1, POCO has incorporating liquid cooling in the device, which is designed to boost sustained peak performance times - there's a vapor chamber next to the chipset that siphons heat and dissipates it over a wider area, preventing the phone from overheating during prolonged gaming sessions - what that means is you could play graphics-heavy games for hours on end, and the phone doesn't warm up in any significant amount
  • Good dual rear camera setup, with plenty of AI chops - photos taken in daylight come out with plenty of detail and high dynamic range - bokeh shots come out well too - and low-light shots are decent too - overall the camera is pretty close to that on the OnePlus 6 in overall quality (and the OnePlus 6 costs much more!)
  • Good front camera too - delivers some great vanity shots, and is surprisingly good in portrait mode, getting most of the edges right, and blurring out background beautifully
  • Video recording quality is pretty good too, with quality 4K and 1080p shots
  • Good call quality and dual VoLTE support
  • The speaker is one of the best you'll find at this price point, and the F1 gets loud — playing games and watching videos is a delight on this phone - a major reason for that has to do with the fact that the phone has Dirac HD Sound — a mainstay on Xiaomi phones in the past - the earpiece also doubles up as a secondary speaker
  • The F1 supports Quick Charge 3.0, and Poco is bundling an 18W charger in the box - it takes just under two hours to charge the device fully, and you'll be able to go from flat to a 50% charge in just under 30 minutes
  • Combine the excellent battery life + the excellent fast charging, there isn't a single flagship that comes close to the F1 in terms of battery life
  • The F1 is in a class of its own when it comes to battery life, outclassing even the battery powerhouse Redmi Note 5 - thanks to the combination of the 10nm Snapdragon 845, the 4000mah battery, and well-optimized MIUI - you'll easily get two days' worth of use out of the F1
  • On the whole, the Poco F1 gives incredible performance at an unbeatable price - nothing comes close - and some great devices like ASUS' ZenFone 5Z, and the OnePlus 6 start to look expensive in comparison (which is saying something) - the F1 is a durable all-rounder flagship that will serve you well in all areas - and it comes right now with an incredible value-for-money proposition
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • The polycarbonate design means that it definitely doesn't look quite as premium as the OnePlus 6, or the Zenfone 5Z (although what it lacks in looks it makes up for in durability, so it depends on what you value)
  • The display has fairly significant bezels around it, compared to the tall displays on other flagship phones
  • Low light performance is one area where it's not quite as good as the OnePlus 6 camera, since it lacks OIS
  • Like other recent Xiaomi phones, the Poco F1 does not support HD streaming from Netflix and Amazon Prime (the content is streamed at max 540p), due to a certification issue, so you might want to keep that in mind if you plan to use these services on your phone
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  1. Xiaomi has hit the ball right out of the park
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Deal of the Century
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  3. At Rs 20,999, it can’t get any better
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Incredible value for money
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  5. A good phone, but an amazing deal
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  6. At this price, Poco F1 is a steal
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  7. Unmatched value for money
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  8. The phone is so fiercely priced for a package this well rounded, that it is hard for us to not recommend it
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  9. Xiaomi redefines flagship with this hard-to-beat smartphone
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  10. Simply the best value for money smartphone you can buy
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  11. A Pocket-Friendly Flagship Slayer
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