Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6: Which one to buy?

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6

The Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 flagship show-off is about to begin. These devices have been trending on shopping stores for obvious reasons. They are both powered by the Snapdragon 845 flagship chipset but with mid-range prices that offer value for money.

They are both going for under $500 on shopping stores right now. I mean, why buy a flagship smartphone for a thousand dollars, when you can get one of these devices for half the price. However, which of these two smartphones is really the king of flagship budget? Let’s find out.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 – Design

If you really like your smartphones in Plastic, then the F1 should be your device of choice. The first thing you’d notice on the Poco F1 is its Plastic body, compared to the OnePlus 6 which has a Metal frame with rear glass. The rear features are also quite identical and similar as well.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6

The Poco F1 comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red and Armored Edition with Kevlar. While the OnePlus 6 comes in Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White colour options. The Poco F1 is bulky, measuring 8.8mm in thickness and weighing 182g, while the OnePlus 6 measures 7.7mm in thickness and weighs 177g.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 – Display

They both sport the trendy notch display, however, the OnePlus boasts of a smaller notch compared to the F1. It’s built around a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED screen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and a pixel per inch density of 402 for stunning visuals.

xiaomi Poco F1 Armoured

While the Poco F1 is built around a 6.18-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen and boasts of 1080 x 2246 pixels in resolution and a 403 pixel per inch density. Details on the OnePlus 6 will be clearer due to better screen technology. But it’s all about if you want an AMOLED screen or an LCD one.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 – Camera

In terms of photography, the Poco F1 sports a dual rear 12MP + 5MP cameras with dual LED Flash and a f/1.9 + f/2.4 aperture respectively. While the OnePlus 6 sports a 16MP + 20MP dual rear camera with dual-LED Flash and a f/1.7 + f/2.0 aperture as well. The Oneplus 6 will definitely deliver a better picture quality compared to the Poco F1.

For selfies, the F1 has a 20MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and IR face unlock. While the OnePlus 6 sports a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture as well as support for Face Unlock.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 -Performance

They are both powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip with Octa-core processor that clocks up to 2.8GHz. So, it’s more of a tie in the hardware and software department as well. They also have the same RAM and internal storage space variants.

They both run on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, the F1 has the latest MIUI 10, while the OnePlus 6 boasts of its Oxygen OS 5.1.8 on top.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 – Battery

The Poco F1 is powered by a massive 4000mAh battery with fast charging technology. While the OnePlus 6 houses a smaller 3300mAh battery with the fast charging feature as well.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Vs OnePlus 6 – Price Comparison

The OnePlus 6 is more expensive obviously, it has a starting price of about $499 (N180,000). While the Poco F1 is more affordable with a starting price of about $299 to (N100,000).

Specs Comparison

Comparison

Xiaomi Poco F1

Oneplus 6

Dimensions and Weight155.5mm x 75.2 x 8.8mm, Weight: 182g

Available in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red and Armoured Edition
155.7×75.4×7.75 mm, Weight: 177gAvailable in Black, Blue, White and 
Display6.18-inch IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution,  (~403 PPI)  with 16M Colors6.21-inch AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution,  (~402 PPI)  with 16M Colors
Memory8GB+256GB / 6GB+128GB / 6GB+64GB8GB+256GB / 6GB+128GB / 6GB+64GB
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with MiUi 10Android 8.1 Oreo with MiUi 10
HardwareOcta-core Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.8GHz, Adreno 630 with LiquidCool TechnologyOcta-core Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.8GHz, Adreno 630
CameraPrimary 12MP rear camera, 1.4μm large pixel, f/1.9, dual-pixel autofocus, Secondary 5MP rear camera, 1.12μm pixel, f/2.0 and 20MP front camera,Video: 4K video, 30 fps, 1080p, 30 fps, 720p, 30 fps

Slow motion video, 720p, 240fps; 1080p, 240fps

Rear Camera – Main Sensor: Sony IMX 519
Megapixels: 16, Pixel Size: 1.22 µm
OIS: Yes, EIS: Yes, Autofocus: PDAF, Aperture: f/1.7

Rear Camera – Secondary Sensor: Sony IMX 376K
Megapixels: 20, Pixel Size: 1.0 µm, Autofocus: PDAF
Aperture: f/1.7 and 16MP front camera

Video: 4K resolution video at 30/60 fps, 1080P resolution video at 30/60 fps, 720P resolution video at 30 fps
Super Slow Motion: 1080p video at 240 fps, 720p video at 480 fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor

ConnectivityGSM B2/3/5/8WCDMA B1/2/5/8

FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8/20

TDD-LTE B38/40/41(120MHz)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0,  GPS

FDD LTE:
Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0/BC1
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
BatteryNon-removable 4000 mAh battery3400mAh  (non-removable) Fast Charging (5V 4A)
Other FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted), FaceID, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge™ 3.0}, IR Face unlockProximity sensor

Gyroscope

Accelerometer

Electronic compass

Vibration motor

Hall sensor

Ambient light sensor

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), FaceID, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge™ 4.0}, IR Face unlockProximity sensor

Gyroscope

Accelerometer

Electronic compass

Vibration motor

Hall sensor

Ambient light sensor

Conclusion

From the specs comparison, it’s obvious there’s no major difference overall. Although the Poco F1 isn’t all that glamorous on the outside but it’s quite powerful on the inside with a massive battery capacity. It is no doubt the real Flagship killer.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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