Xiaomi must have made companies like OnePlus and ASUS extremely nervous when it launched the POCO F1, also known as the POCOPHONE F1. Armed with the best specifications present for an Android flagship in 2018, the POCOPHONE F1 delivers immense value to customers, and in a world where we to see $1,000+ smartphones frequently, phones like these are a welcome sight. The Xiaomi POCO F1 is available to pre-order in the U.S. and it is available at B&H. However, while its specifications and price tag might be extremely enticing, there is one gripe that might put you off.
The POCOPHONE F1 does not provide support for LTE connectivity. That’s because this device was not designed to penetrate a market like the U.S. In short, it means that CDMA support for carriers like Verizon and Sprint is out of the question and the international LTE bands are not compatible with the 4G network speeds on AT&T or T-Mobile either.
What you can use is 3G networks on GSM operators, but here is the good news. You can get a limited 1-year B&H warranty with these dual-SIM POCOPHONE F1 units. The base model of the smartphone features 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is also expandable, in case you didn’t know. It starts at $369.99, making it significantly cheaper than the base model of the OnePlus 6.
If you decide that you want more storage out of the box, you can opt for the variant which offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, and that will set you back by $399.99. Knowing that it is one of the fastest Android smartphones out there and will not eat through your bank account, you might consider getting one of these. However, you will have to get used to the obstacle that we’ve mentioned above, or this smartphone isn’t for you.