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Pocophone F1 Review : International midrange shocker

Pocophone F1 Review : International midrange shocker

Xiaomi's associated company Pocophone made this Pocophone F1 (also known as Poco F1) to tackle emerging markets and companies like OnePlus. What they made was a smartphone with features that defy logic - at least when it comes to a device that costs this little. The Poco F1 is a smartphone that's very, very nice - especially when it comes to its price, in every region in which it's been released. This is a pretty gosh-darned nice phone.

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Pocophone F1 US pre-order starts but there’s a big catch

Pocophone F1 US pre-order starts but there’s a big catch

There is no shortage of powerful new smartphones in the market this year but almost all of them, with very few exception, will burn a whole in your savings. One of those exceptions is the Pocophone F1, a.k.a. POCO F1, a new smartphone brand under Xiaomi's name. While it does make a few compromises, the overall package is almost a dream come true given it's price tag. Unlike Xiaomi's other phones, the Pocophone F1 seems to be ready for the US but it will be asking consumers to make the biggest compromise of all.

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This phone has 10GB RAM and a sliding screen, but why?

This phone has 10GB RAM and a sliding screen, but why?

As it's been for hundreds of years, we live in an age of excess. The next Xiaomi smartphone gives us a microcosm of what this means for us today, bringing a handset that not only slides back to reveal a camera, but also has 10GB RAM. What in the world does one person on a smartphone do with 10GB RAM? It's almost as if Xiaomi is preparing for apps that don't yet exist!

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 wants to steal the spotlight again

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 wants to steal the spotlight again

Xiaomi's smartphones always makes headlines, even in markets where it doesn't sell those phones. But two years ago, one of its more expensive new models sent ripples through the smartphone market that can be felt even today. That was the Mi Mix, the precursor to today's breed of bezel-less smartphones. Since then, the Mi Mix and even its successor, the Mi Mix 2, have been overshadowed by such all-screen smartphones. Xiaomi is aiming to regain that former glory by outfitting the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with some rather "interesting" features.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 might go global

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 might go global

Sharks are coming, the black kind even. And they’re coming to take a bite out of the rather small pie known as the gaming smartphone market. Xiaomi-backed Black Shark launched a gaming smartphone not so long ago but was easily upstaged by the ASUS ROG Phone and even the older Razer Phone. Part of that may have been its limited availability. That might change soon if this new global landing page means that the Black Shark phone, or even the Black Shark 2, will be available worldwide soon.

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Xiaomi Mi Box S bringing Android TV to US buyers for $60

Xiaomi Mi Box S bringing Android TV to US buyers for $60

The smart TV streaming content box Mi Box was refreshed this week with the Mi Box S. This device comes from Xiaomi and delivers the newest in new Android TV software - Android TV 8.1. This box looks a lot like what we saw earlier this year with the Xiaomi Mi Box 4 and 4c, but here we've got a new remote and the newest version of Android TV, and most importantly for us, it'll be released internationally - available to the USA in the process.

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Redmi Note 6 Pro’s four cameras are not what you expect

Redmi Note 6 Pro’s four cameras are not what you expect

The smartphone market better get its act together and agree on a more standard way to name things. With smartphone makers throwing around terms like pentalens, quad cameras, and the like, you can never be sure what they mean. Take, for example, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, which boasts of 4 AI cameras. Impressive as it may sound, not all four are found on the same side.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

It seems that the smartphone market should look to Chinese OEMs to push the in-display fingerprint sensor technology, a.k.a. fingerprint on display or FOD, forward. While Samsung and Apple may have given up on it or are taking their sweet time, the likes of Vivo and, now, Xiaomi, are not only putting it in their flagships but are also pushing the limits of the technology. Like the new Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and its “pressure sensitive” FOD that promises the same functionality but with less power drain.

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Pocophone F1 teardown: easy and surprising

Pocophone F1 teardown: easy and surprising

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is poised to snatch the title of “flagship killer” away from OnePlus. But unlike OnePlus, the Pocophone is unabashedly a budget phone that spreads a lot of plastic around. JerryRigEverything, however, proved that, at least on the outside, the smartphone is just as sturdy as more expensive flagships. Now the popular YouTube channel is opening up the phone that lived to see if it is just as impressive on the inside as it was on the outside.

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Xiaomi phones showing ads everywhere, including Settings app

Xiaomi phones showing ads everywhere, including Settings app

Everyone loves to hate ads. Even when they can have benefits, the way they’re being misused has made even the plainest of consumers wary and tired of them. Companies, however, are always finding ways to bend rules and shove ads down their own users’ throats. The latest example comes from the smartphone market with Chinese giant Xiaomi sneaking in ads in all its apps, including, surprisingly, the Android Settings app.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro leaks release details: Poco F1 battle?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro leaks release details: Poco F1 battle?

This morning Xiaomi had a pretty big leak of their next large phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. This smartphone rolls with a 6.26-inch full screen display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch that's both long and lean. This machine's leak looks particularly legit due to a number of details that'd be too expensive to fake: including the frontside protective printed slip and the unique backside Warning labels.

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Pocophone F1 defies durability expectations

Pocophone F1 defies durability expectations

This year has seen a lot of interesting smartphones come to market, some of which seem straight out of science fiction. Almost all of these interesting phones, however, were made for those with deep pockets. All save for one. The Pocophone F1, a.k.a. POCO F1 in India, is interesting because of how it undercuts even OnePlus in terms of flagship features at half the price. But is it the stereotypical “you get what you pay for” cheap phone? YouTube channel JerryRigEverything puts the phone through the wringer to bring us that answer.

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