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OnePlus 6T vs Poco F1 - Which is better? | Specs Comparison

OnePlus has launched their latest flagship Android Smartphone - the OnePlus 6T, in India. The device has some nice improvements over the OnePlus 6, which was already a great value for money device.

However, is its starting price of Rs 37,999 worth the improvements made? 

I have already written an in-depth article about all the frequently asked questions about the OnePlus 6T. All the questions, that you may have about this device, have been answered there.

Read the complete OnePlus 6T FAQ here!

I have also written a post where I have shared in detail why, IMO, the OnePlus 6T beats the Pixel 3 & 3XL which is considered to be the best Android phone money can buy.

Read Why OnePlus 6T is better than Google Pixel 3 & 3XL!

In this article, I want to compare OnePlus 6T and Poco F1. Poco F1 is a great value for money mid-range smartphone, which has almost all its features comparable to the OnePlus 6T.

Let's compare their specifications and see which turns out a better value for money

OnePlus 6T vs Poco F1 - Specs Comparison

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OnePlus 6T vs Poco F1 - Specifications

OnePlus has been steadily gaining market share in the premium mid-range segment thanks to its devices having flagship specifications and lower prices. It has made a huge name for its brand, especially amongst the youth all around the world.

Xiaomi, on the other hand, has stayed a major player in the budget smartphone market. It is yet to make a major mark in the premium mid-range segment.

The brand Xiaomi has become synonymous with budget smartphones and any premium device they launch is met with scepticism and criticism. However, with a new sub-brand Poco, Xiaomi aims to build a new premium mid-range brand from scratch to capture the huge potential of this market.

And Poco F1 tries to challenge the OnePlus by offering similar specs at a lower price!

Let's compare the specifications of OnePlus 6T and Poco F1 to see which offers better value for money, at least on paper.

OnePLus 6T vs Asus Zenfone 5Z - Specs Comparison

OnePlus 6T
Poco F1
6.4 Inch FullHD+ Optic AMOLED
6.2 Inch FullHD+ LCD
3700 mAh
4000 mAh
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Base storage & RAM
128 GB + 6GB
64 GB + 6GB
Dual SIM
SD card support
OTG support
USB-C support
Yes, USB 2.0
Yes, USB 2.0
Fast Charge support
Back camera
16 + 20 MP, OIS + EIS, Portrait mode, night mode, portrait lighting, AI scene recognition
12 + 5 MP, portrait mode, EIS, AI scene recognition
Front Camera
16 MP, portrait selfies
20 MP, portrait selfies
In display fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
Fingerprint scanner, Infra-Red Face unlock
Available in 2 colours
Available in 4 colours
Oxygen OS on Android 9 Pie
MIUI on Android 8.1 (Pie upgrade coming)
          Splash Resistant

          FM Radio

          Stereo Speakers

          Headphone Jack

          Liquid cooling technology
Starting price
Rs 37,999/-
Rs 20,999/-

As can be clearly seen, at least on paper, the Poco F1 offers better value and features. And it is also cheaper than the OnePlus 6T by approximately Rs 15,000. At such a low price, Poco definitely looks like a better device overall.

Final Thoughts

OnePlus 6 was an amazing smartphone, and the newly launched OnePlus 6T build upon the strengths of the OnePlus 6 by adding some new and exciting features, and irons out existing bugs if any. The OnePlus 6 was one of the smoothest and bug-free Android phones you could buy when it was launched and Oneplus 6T seems to be no exception to this.

Poco F1, however, has had its share of bugs and controversies (unable to stream HD content). It has not been a smooth sailing for Poco. But since most issues are software based, it is expected than Xiaomi would soon fix them through a software update.

Considering the fact that the OnePlus 6T starts at almost Rs 40,000/- it is expected that the smartphone costing this much should be bug-free (are you listening Google?).

However, at a price of approximately Rs 20,000/-, one can forgive Poco for some of the issues, if they are able to fix them soon via an update.

So which smartphone is better?

I still feel the OnePlus 6T is the best choice if you can afford to spend almost Rs 40,000/-. It has a great camera, clean and fast Android experience (even better than the Pixel IMO), gets fast Android and looks premium as well.

However, if you don't have such a huge budget, Poco F1 is an amazing phone. It has the best camera for its price, great specifications and a fluid MIUI experience. As newer Poco phones launch in future, I expect their prices to increase, just like the OnePlus devices. But for now, Poco F1 is a definite steal at this price for the features it offers to the users. 

What do you think? Do you agree? Let me know in the comments below.

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