Pocophone F1 Plastic vs. Armored Edition – which one is for you?

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There comes a time when smartphones are releasing variants of their models a few months after the original’s debut. Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is no different. Even with rave reviews, the Chinese company keeps churning out more eye-catching versions of their handsets by the minute. This time, we are talking about the Armored Edition Pocophone F1, released at the same month as the original. We will have a closer look at how they compare.

The Pocophone F1

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This plastic unibodied phone has an LCD display of 6’18” with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. It is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The phone also has curved edges and is sporting a notch, as most updated handsets have at the moment. Camera-wise, it has a dual rear camera with 5 and 12 megapixels and a front facing camera having 20 megapixels, an advantage to those who like taking selfies.

It comes powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and an octa-core CPU (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) with Adreno 630 as its graphics processor.

There is a fingerprint scanner just under the rear camera. Also, as most phones have, it uses a Type-C USB connector and has a non-removable 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 capability. As far as the internal storage goes, it comes with 64/128 GB and 6 GB of RAM and is expandable for up to 256 GB. The external slot is at the SIM 2 tray.

The color schemes come in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red and the Armored Edition, which we will be tackling next.

Poco F1 Armored Edition

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There is not much to take note of in comparison to the original model, really. Aside from the nifty kevlar protection at the back, the only difference from the main model is a bump-up of both the internal storage and the RAM. It has 8 GB of RAM and a default storage size of a whopping 256 GB.


The Pocophone F1 costs PHP 17,990 for the 64GB model,
PHP 19,990 on the 128GB one while the Armored Edition is priced at PHP 22,990. Give us your comments below on what you think the best Pocophone F1 is for you.