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POCOPHONE F1 edges out the iPhone X, Note9 and Hydrogen One in blind camera shootout

POCOPHONE F1 edges out the iPhone X, Note9 and Hydrogen One in blind camera shootout

by Vyncent ChanDecember 5, 2018
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The POCOPHONE F1 is not exactly the best camera phone out there. It lacks OIS, it doesn’t feature a telephoto lens or wide angle lens, but it does a good enough job for MKBHD’s fans to vote for it over prolific flagships like the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note9.

The caveat to this vote is that Marques Brownlee posted the images on Instagram and Twitter, so image compression has done their work. What people were actually voting for was a more visually appealing image, rather than pixel peeing to properly judge image quality. And the POCOPHONE F1’s samples looked great to MKBHD’s fans, scoring it more votes than any phone pitted against it except for the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro.

The only device to thwart the POCOPHONE F1’s ambition to be crowned the winner of The Blind Smartphone Camera Test 2018 was the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, which was somewhat expected considering the images delivered by the Mate 20 Pro sport punchy colors and strong contrast, two factors which makes images look really appealing on social media. Only the Leica Triple Camera setup here was sufficient to topple the POCOPHONE F1’s dominance, which certainly says something about the latter’s camera prowess.

What do you think about the results? Did you vote in the polls?

Pokdepinion: Not exactly a scientific test, but it does let you know that if your mainly post your shots on social media, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is the best for you. Or if you are on a shoestring budget, the POCOPHONE F1 would still be an excellent option at just RM1299. #BaikBeliPOCO is real guys.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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