Xiaomi’s Poco F1 sold phones worth over Rs 200 crore in just five minutes. The new Xiaomi sub-brand conducted its first sale on August 29 for the Poco F1 on Flipkart and Mi.com. The company claims this was the biggest and fastest sale on Flipkart.

Poco did not reveal the exact number of F1’s sold. However, if it was able to earn over 200 crores in just five minutes, it might have sold at least 68,000 devices (top variant) or up to 1 lakh devices (base variant). The next flash sale will happen on September 5. With the added word of mouth advertisement, the second sale may break Poco’s own record.

The Poco F1 was launched last week and created more than just ripples across the flagship smartphone market. So far, F1 is the cheapest phone to carry a Snapdragon 845 chip. The company did not compromise on other fronts either. The device gets special features like liquid cooling and even an infrared camera to use face recognition in dark scenarios.

So, here are some of the reasons which depicts that you should not buy POCO F1:

  • The build quality: The smartphone is built on a polycarbonate back, plastic basically. And nowadays even phones costing around Rs. 15000 come with a glass back(Nokia 6.1 plus) so Poco f1 won’t feel half as good in your hand and it won’t look very good either. This is one of the main drawback point of this smartphone.


  • No water/dust resistance: The phone does not come up with a dust and water resistant as in this price range, both these thing should be there.


  • The smartphone does not come with support for NFC.


  • The smartphone just a thickness of 9 mm thickness.


  • The smartphone has come up with a LCD screen which is too old nowadays, nowadays many smartphones are coming up with the OLED in this range.


  • The smartphone has a camera which is not having OIS.


  • One of the heartbreaking this is that the smartphone is not supported by android (if you are a fan of stock android or Oxygen OS, you might dislike it for themed version).


  • The phone is heavier having the weight of 185g with 4000mah battery in comparison to some of the other models in this price range this is Asus Zenphone 5z or Vivo.


  • The smartphone is very big sized. As it is just powered and supported by a 4 Snapdragon 845 phones dimension. POCO being the tallest and largest (same as Oneplus 6). Also, you won’t find Snapdragon version of Galaxy S9 in India.
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