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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 64GB 6GB RAM Dual Camera 6 18 LTE Factory Unlocked Smartphone Global Version Steel Blue

Last Updated: April 14, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
228
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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Review Summary - 201 recent, verified reviews

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Price
 45
money, price point, specs, market, value
+100%
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" ...  Excellent device, you can not go wrong with this phone at this price point. ... This phone blew me away at it's price point.  ...  "
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" ...  For just about $350 bucks, it's a steal!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent phone at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  But for the price, you aren't going wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  Incredible specs for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This device has high end specs with a budget price!  ...  "
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" ...  I mean, you can't go wrong with a 300 dollar phone with a Snapdragon 845, yeah it's plastic but at this price point you can't ask for glass or ceramic bodies.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone is worth every penny and more and I highly recommend it.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 43
mobile, pocophone, lte, wifi, mobil
+95%
-5%
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" ...  it compares to the top end $900 phones.  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone for the expects that it has  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I expected was there, very powerful phone  ...  "
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" ...  I've had barely any issues with data. ... This phone will power through any task a mobile OS can give it.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone is wonderful to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Almost up there with the top runners for being a flagship phone.  ...  "
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" ...  This is so much better than the latest apple or Samsung device.  ...  "
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" ...  that's phone.  ...  "
Software Platform
 28
xiaomi, bloatware, android 9, miui, phone
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  This is so much better than the latest apple or Samsung device.  ...  "
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" ...  Netflix/Prime don't stream in FHD but I don't really care.  ...  "
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" ...  Transfering my information from my one plus 3 was a no brainer the phone did it all,all my apps photos everything in less than five minutes ... The only thing that I am concerned about is if there will be an update to android 9.0.This is the global version 64GB+6GB ram steel blue and I highly recommend if it is supported by your provider.  ...  "
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" ...  Figured out it needed an Access Point Name or APN profile.  ...  "
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" ...  Also unlocking the bootloader requires 72 hour wait time and a Windows computer, not a huge deal. ... As the 72 hours has actually got me liking the MiUI 10 OS over stock Android but while definitely be flashing stock Android in order to get WiFi calling until MiUI.  ...  "
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" ...  It's snappy and quick while having a modern android feel.  ...  "
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" ...  No lag on any of the apps I run.  ...  "
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" ...  It also her snapdragon 845 for just cheap phone and it also have android or your version of the cell phone is really good you cannot field a new leg is really really good you should buy it if you want to b it also helps snapdragon 845 for just cheap phone and it also have android or your version of the show phone is really good you cannot fill a new leg is really good.  ...  "
Battery Life
 28
life, day, charge, battery life, half
+100%
comment
" ...  Until phones can have their batteries swapped by user don't care how long a phone is going to last since all phone now have a ticking time limit based on the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2 days lifetime battery is awesome, size normal, excelent display resolution!  ...  "
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" ...  * Battery life is unbelievable. ... * 18W charger, so you get 25% charge in less than half an hour  ...  "
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" ...  Four days without recharging.  ...  "
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" ...  The F1 has a fantastic battery life and a great display.  ...  "
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" ...  long battery life and wonderful performance.i am regretting not getting 128gb version but then i might get the second gen when it comes out lol so .  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery: Battery life here is solid. ... The 4000 mAh battery will last beyond a day on a single charge with moderate use.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 24
display, screen bleeding, battery life, seems, viewing
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  But that is personal opinion, I am sure others like the icons.  ...  "
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" ...  Well I start saying it’s one of the best phones I have bought, quality is good does not feel cheap at all, screen is great, battery is awesome, with a few tweaks like installing google cam after updating os, practically you get a flagship phone, the best thing is that it does work on 4G LTE!  ...  "
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" ...  I have no complaints about the design of the phone or the notch on the screen as I'm more concerned with functionality.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen seems like it rides above The chassis of the phone and it's exposed in every way.  ...  "
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" ...  The performance of the phone is great, picture quality, speed, display, storage etc is all great!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice large display, long battery life, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  The F1 has a fantastic battery life and a great display.  ...  "
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" ...  The most "glaring" (read obvious) compromise is screen size.  ...  "
Overall performance
 22
speed, snappy, phone is fast, responsive, performance
+100%
comment
" ...  The performance of the phone is great, picture quality, speed, display, storage etc is all great!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a nice upgrade from my old xiaomi redmi note 3 which was still very responsive and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast operating system.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent price to performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly snappy even with the MUI bloatwear.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely fast and the MI ui is slick.  ...  "
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" ...  Snappy fast, easy to hold with 1 hand.  ...  "
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" ...  Best bang for buck for a Snapdragon 845 SoC.  ...  "
Data reception
 21
4g, usa, mobile, 3g, signal
+52%
-48%
comment
" ...  In Orlando on cricket and I have LTE 95% of the time. ... If you have cricket you won't notice a difference between LTE and 4g because they cap download speed at about 10mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  This works great in the rest of the world, and will eventually work great in America (once ancient CDMA is upgraded to a modern standard).  ...  "
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" ...  Fast 3G speeds and good coverage so far.  ...  "
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" ...  It's rare that I get 4G/LTE inside a building, even my own home.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the phone allot but recently found out that it's not supported in the US because of 4G LTE technology and that it will only function properly on AT&T for calls.  ...  "
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" ...  If you never ever use mobile data, then go for it.  ...  "
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" ...  It works on 4G on ATT.  ...  "
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" ...  signal is 4g hspa on att but i cant say anything but tmobile. ... this is it.cant go wrong at 300 yeah you are not going to get lte speed but i am normally at a place there is wifi dont matter to me much.  ...  "
Camera
 17
phone, pictures, photos, takes, take
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Both cameras are impeccable.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a S7 so the camera is an upgrade from that, I don't have a lot of other things to compare it to.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone has a great battery life, it very responsive, a great front facing camera, and it shoots great videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera: the phone's own software takes decent pictures, but gcam takes this to a different level.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera images aren't the best ever but they are good.  ...  "
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" ...  (T-Mobile), brands all pictures with logo "shot on pocophone f1" .  ...  "
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" ...  -Camera ( it decent but I don't really take pics)  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is generally super.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 11
weeks, month, years, ago, week
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  Home and work and everywhere else I have gone over the past week, I have experienced no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  After that, the phone is extremely responsive and have not had any errors.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: Had the phone for several weeks and no issues at all.  ...  "
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" ...  After 3 months, it is very smooth and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  So in two years you need a new phone so why pay 3 times what u already have.  ...  "
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" ...  It's safe to say that it's unlikely that I will return to Samsung after using this phone for 6 weeks now.  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone been using it 6 months now with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this phone a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier with my purchase.  ...  "
Gaming
 10
phone, gaming, smooth, play, like
+100%
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" ...  Perfect phone for mobile gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  No slowing down even if heavy usage games, and I actually like xiaomi's software interface.  ...  "
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" ...  exelent batery life, does not overheat while playing ( even if i have two demanding games open at the same time) great image quality both the screen and pictures taken.  ...  "
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" ...  I am one of those people that uses a cell phone for basic talk/texting and minor game play(candy crush saga fanatic) so this phone had the fancy extra of a iPhone X or Google Pixel, but not the price tag.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera, battery, no lag on games, responsive!  ...  "
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" ...  Throwing My top games and this chip barely flinches.  ...  "
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" ...  Videos and games are butter smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs all game great and no lag in any programs.  ...  "
Charging
 10
charger, wireless charging, charging, charged, adapter
+90%
-10%
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" ...  * 18W charger, so you get 25% charge in less than half an hour  ...  "
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" ...  From the packaging you can tell it was new and unused when it came in, however it did come with a European charger, but I can simply take the cord and use it with a different adapter (Samsung fast charger) for it to get a quick Fu charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Except the convertible charger is a big deal, they sent me a charger with another convertible head and the charger has stopped working since last week.  ...  "
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" ...  one charge easily lasts a day and a half.  ...  "
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" ...  At 7am 100% charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I used my old charger and problem solved.  ...  "
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" ...  Sadly there isn't wireless charging.  ...  "
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" ...  As long as you don't care about wireless charging, NFC, LTE, the name, the design (i like it, it cute) this phone is worth it and I do enjoy it more than my note 8.  ...  "
Network
 8
coverage, network, live, 4g, wifi
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  However, in the US cell signal is spotty (ATT is really your only choice for moderate coverage). ... I live in Indianapolis, and still have spotty signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not always work in rural areas.  ...  "
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" ...  THE POCOPHONE DOES NOT WORK ON ANY CELLULAR NETWORK IN THE USA.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using AT&T on the east cost and while it says im getting 4g and have good signal but i'm only getting 1mbps vs the 50 on my moto g5 im getting.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
like, thin, premium, phone, heavy
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Design: The polycarbonate finish on this phone means I don't have to treat it like my firstborn.  ...  "
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" ...  Really feels like a premium phone it almost doesn't make sense how much it is.  ...  "
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" ...  Buy the tough case that's bundled with it .  ...  "
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" ...  "When I arrived to my house yesterday and opened the Phone, I was amazed for the build.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know how durable it is yet because I have not dropped it, but the fit and finish is great, the plastic back doesn't bother me at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone still feels quite premium despite the plastic back, and the cameras are wonderful in well lit areas.  ...  "
Apps
 6
youtube, stock, os, launcher, intrusive
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  There is a learning curve when it comes to Android.  ...  "
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" ...  No lag on any of the apps I run.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy s6 .  ...  "
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" ...  -Bloatware ( quick 15 minutes on YouTube help eliminated that problem)  ...  "
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" ...  If you like to teak your phone with skins it has tons of themes.  ...  "
Comfort
 6
make, feels, premium, like, hands
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Really feels like a premium phone it almost doesn't make sense how much it is.  ...  "
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" ...  The layout is eye appealing as well as the feel in your hand.  ...  "
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" ...  if the phone survived my boyfriend’s hands, it’ll certainly survive in yours.  ...  "
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" ...  the skin on it.  ...  "
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" ...  The overall user experience just feels flawless.  ...  "
Capacity
 5
spotty, signal, live, get, used
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Disclaimer: I get 4G minimum and mostly LTE coverage, living in South Florida.  ...  "
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" ...  Getting full bars in places I used to get 1.  ...  "
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" ...  To top it all off, I feel like the smartest person in the room when I know I payed 300 for my phone and it does everything the other flag ships do for a 3rd of the cost.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
netflix, amazon, youtube, watching, hd
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The Xaomi team are making this phone even better now that it can play hd videos on Netflix and Amazon prime.  ...  "
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" ...  YouTube plays 1080p.  ...  "
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" ...  Love watching my Amazon videos, Netflix and Hulu shows on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Another big thing for me is the speakers are very good and loud, watching videos is amazing and the ring volume is nice.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
shipping, good, fast, arrive
+100%
comment
" ...  The shipping is good too.  ...  "
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" ...  This may very well be the first review I have ever written in eight years of using Amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Arrive on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller shipped fast.  ...  "
Features
 5
phone, would
+100%
comment
" ...  The phone has outstanding features.  ...  "
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" ...  Tons of fantastic features.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone has all the features you would expect it to have.  ...  "
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" ...  I tell everyone how great the features are.  ...  "
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" ...  From the price, this phone has killer features, it's just unbelievable.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
screen protector, seems, glass, protectors, edge
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Phone seems fast, has a good feel to is, and the screen seems decent.  ...  "
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" ...  I have no complaints about the design of the phone or the notch on the screen as I'm more concerned with functionality.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a case that might help you survive until you get a real case and a real screen protector. ... The screen seems like it rides above The chassis of the phone and it's exposed in every way. ... I bought a few cases and different screen protectors. ... As of 09/14/18 I've only gotten one order of screen protectors, and thank God I have different sets coming.  ...  "
ISP
 5
mobile, att, work, carrier, 4g
+100%
comment
" ...  I used the BYOD SIMM card for ATT and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  I live in NY and have Cricket Wireless.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked perfectly for my Tmobile network in San Diego CA!  ...  "
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" ...  It works on 4G on ATT.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't how well it will work in terms of Data speed in other States, but I was getting upwards of a Gigabit per second download in Phoenix, Arizona on T-Mobile.  ...  "
Fit
 5
thin, size, side, set, plastic back
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I now use the redmi note 3 as my car dash camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But when you actually hold it side by side with a premium phone .  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know how durable it is yet because I have not dropped it, but the fit and finish is great, the plastic back doesn't bother me at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The set I have right now is only going to give me a little more peace of mind until a better fitting set arrives.  ...  "
Memory
 4
space, memory, fast, battery, super
+100%
comment
" ...  Blazing fast, great screen, long-lasting battery, ample memory space. ... * Lots of RAM memory, 128gb of space  ...  "
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" ...  Excelente producto super fluido, bastante espacio de almacenamiento y buena ram, bateria super bien, no muy conforme con la pantalla, todo lo demas excelente  ...  "
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" ...  It's super fast, has great battery life, 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM, an excellent camera, and an FM radio tuner.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very satisfied with all features, the CPU capacity and RAM is what brings me the most benefits.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
speakers, pretty, good, really, phone
+100%
comment
" ...  Speakers: they sound pretty weak for stereo speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are pretty good, too.  ...  "
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" ...  This is best budget phone ever you should all go should buy it if you want some but your phone is really really good sound quality is good material is good product is really really good  ...  "
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" ...  Sound and screen sound loud and look great.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 4
sensor, fingerprint, finger print, finger, face
+100%
comment
" ...  * Finger ID and Face Recognition, but once the face recog is on, you will never need the finger again  ...  "
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" ...  Finger print ridiculously fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Face Unlock and Finger sensor are so fast I honestly believe they are cutting corners slightly but it's excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The finger print sensor is quick and honestly, MIUI feels really good in my opinion.  ...  "
Resolution
 4
youtube, 1080p, widevine, stream, netflix
+100%
comment
" ...  Netflix/Prime don't stream in FHD but I don't really care. ... YouTube plays 1080p.  ...  "
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" ...  Doing any YouTube in 720/1080p would stutter and cash often depending on location.  ...  "
Headphones
 4
headphone jack, headphone, port, love, bluetooth
+100%
comment
" ...  * Excellent sound ( i love music and have a senheiser PXC 550 as main bluetooth headphone )  ...  "
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" ...  Sound also good, and still has a plug p2 for headset.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that they kept the headphone jack, sound quality is great(not an audiophile).  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is quite crisp for an IPS screen, the speakers are a bit lacking to be honest but you do get a headphone jack at least, and I appreciate the flexibility when I don't want to use my bluetooth headphones or they are out of charge.  ...  "
Delivery
 4
arrive, shipping, month, arrived
+100%
comment
" ...  The shipping is good too.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrive on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it on 2nd day delivery.  ...  "
comment
" ...  All good with this purchase, product arrived as expected.  ...  "
Wifi
 4
phone, network, feature, calling, usa
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Another feature that is weird but awesome is that I get better signal than any other phone I've owned on the AT&T network.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth and WiFi signals are good  ...  "
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" ...  This still makes a good secondary phone, if you use wifi, or tether.  ...  "
SIM
 4
works, siempre, que, phone, esta
+50%
-50%
Design
 4
like, finish, design, thin, premium
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Design: The polycarbonate finish on this phone means I don't have to treat it like my firstborn. ... It also looks pretty nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Really feels like a premium phone it almost doesn't make sense how much it is.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know how durable it is yet because I have not dropped it, but the fit and finish is great, the plastic back doesn't bother me at all.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 3
picture, speed, photos, performance, display
+100%
comment
" ...  The performance of the phone is great, picture quality, speed, display, storage etc is all great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, video/picture quality is not as good coming from a samsung flagship (S6).  ...  "
Band
 3
support, band 5, supports, lte, carrier
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  For a phone with such few US compatible bands, I got lucky.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Would definitely recommend, especially if they come out with a model that supports more LTE bands.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  6.18 meters
Memory
Memory:  65536 GB
Internal Storage:  6 GB
SD Card Type:  Micro SD 
Connectivity
3G:  Yes 
Jio 4G:  Yes 
Fingerprint:  Yes 
Camera
Secondary Camera:  20 MP
Calling
Dual Sim:  Yes 
Sim Type:  Nano SIM 
GSM:  Yes 
CDMA:  No 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
Yes
3G
Yes
JIO 4G
Yes
DUAL SIM
Nano SIM
SIM TYPE