Xiaomi’ sub-brand, Poco announced their new first smartphone variant POCO F1 in India two days ago. India’s Xiaomi lead product Manager Jai Mani unveiled the upcoming variant in a Global event held in New Delhi on Wednesday. As per the official launch, POCO F1 is a high-end handset sporting the latest version Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and it comes with three storage variants.
Poco F1 key features are it comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage highest storage variant, Sony IMX363 sensor for the rear primary camera, Xiaomi’s voice assistant features, and dual rear camera set up.
Huawei launched their new mid-range smartphone Honor Play in India with Amazon exclusive product. The main feature of the smartphone includes it’s large 3750 mAh battery capacity, Full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the Hisilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor, and face recognition technology.
Pocophone F1 vs Honor Play Comparison :
|Specifications||POCO F1||Honor Play|
|Display||6.18-inch FHD+||6.3 inches Full HD+|
|Resolution||1080 x 2246 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 9.6||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa Core processor||Hisilicon Kirin 970, Octa Core processor|
|RAM||6GB & 8GB Variants||4GB & 6GB Variants|
|Internal Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB Internal | Expandable with microSD||64GB Internal | Expandable with microSD up to 256GB|
|Camera||12MP+5MP dual rear camera, |
20MP front camera sensor
|16MP+2MP dual rear camera,
16MP front camera sensor
|Battery||4000 mAh||3750 mAh|
|Dimensions||155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm||157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm|
|Weight||180 g||176 g|
Poco F1 featured with a 6.18-inch FHD+ display which has 500nits brightness capacity, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protection with iPhone X-like notch on top. Honor Play has a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass on top. There is Corning Gorilla Glass protection for both smartphones.
Software and Hardware :
The Honor Play comes with the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970, and Poco F1 build octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor. Both smartphones build the different processor that claim faster and better performance. Pocophone runs on MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and also the Honor Play runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo.
Camera and Battery :
Poco F1 has come with 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras at the back side of the phone. The 12MP primary rear camera offered the Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixel, dual-pixel autofocus features. Additionally, the 5MP secondary sensor offered depth sensor from Samsung. There is and dual LED flash too placed in the backside. In front, a 20-megapixel selfie camera with AI Beautify technology and Face Unlock feature. The smartphone also features an IR lens and infrared lighting in the display notch. Xiaomi claims the device can unlock fast (0.4 seconds) even in the dark.
Honor Play comes with 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera sensor. The Primary Sensor featured f/2.2, PDAF and the secondary sensor featured f/2.4, depth sensor. In the front 16MP single front camera sensor with f/2.0, Brokeh mode, face recognition, Beauty effects and more.
The Honor Play packed with 3750mAh battery and the Pocophone F1 battery fuelled with 4000mAh battery with 18W charging support and Quick Charge 3. Both smartphones claim to offer longlasting battery support and come with fast charging.
Honor Play Pros & Cons :
- Bigger display
- Long lasting battery
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Price little bit high
- No water resistant
Poco F1 Pros and Cons :
- Big display
- 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor
- Long lasting battery
- The fingerprint sensor & Face Unlock feature
- Quick Charge 3 support
- USB Type-C
- Full HD+ display
- Price little bit high (But it’s okay comparing other variants)
- No water resistant
Pocophone F1 vs Honor Play Price :
The Honor Play price in India starts Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB variant. The Poco F1 price in India starts at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB onboard storage, Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB onboard storage, and 8GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage model costs Rs. 28,999. The Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 priced at Rs. 29,999 and this is the highest variant. The device starts sale from 12 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) on August 29 through the Flipkart and Official Mi.com.