Need review about Poco brand

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@Tejas01 You'll definitely notice the haptic feedback but tbh I have switched it off because of personal preference. I had forgotten about the weight which initially was one of my first complaints against - but I guess I've become used to it. The weight distribution is pretty even and I didn't get any hand fatigue which I initially feared would happen. But its damn slippery for sure and the weight is bound to increase if you add a cover/case.

My experience with Xiaomi phones are limited to Mi A1,A2 which were stock android and tinkering with a friends Redmi Note and POCO F1. I didn't like the resource heavy nature and all the embedded tracking inside MIUI and have always preferred as close to stock android experience I can get.

But my experience with M2 Pro has made me revaluate MIUI. I would classify my use case as light to medium. I don't really play any games so I guess I haven't pushed the device much. I use it mainly for regular, video and conference calls (atleast 3-4 hours a day), taking scans of documents (the default camera has a document option) and some light telegram/whatsapp (atmost an hour) and couple of hours worth OTT streaming apps. So far, I haven't experienced any lagging or freezing. The background apps are cached properly without getting killed off and is ready for me waiting where I have left it off. This is important as I sometimes need to switch back and forth various apps. I guess MIUI has gotten better at RAM management.
 

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Try wiping the phone by booting into recovery, vol up + power.

Is this phone bootloader unlocked? You can also try Mi flash.

Guide: [UnBrick] Flashing Latest Stable ROM using Fastboot Mode

Link to rom: POCO F1 – Xiaomi MIUI Official ROM Download get the fastboot one.

Other than that no you'd have to give up to the service guys, only they have the authorised account to access edl mode on locked bootloaders.
 

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@nathan_ad Can you comment on how is the strength of the haptic motor especially when you set "vibrate on calls." I mostly keep my phone on silent mode with vibration on and due to poor motor feedback end up missing calls on my earlier phone. Nokia 7+ was an exception, it had great feedback.
Can you feel the vibration when phone is kept in pocket?
Sorry for pestering with lot of questions...
 
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@Tejas01 Np, glad to be part of the community. I haven't used Nokia 7+ so can't really compare with it. But its miles ahead of of the piss poor haptic motor in Mi A2. I think this has one of the best haptic motors among Xiaomi phones definitely better than the earlier generation Redmi Notes and Mi phones. I don't think you'll have any issues with missing calls. The force is strong with this one :p
 
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I have poco f1 and 2 weeks back I received an update to miui 12. Post update, the phone is struck in boot loop and it won't turn on. A perfectly working phone now useless
Do you have any pointers or good source on how to resolve this or flash the ROM?
I have the same case scenario with MI 4i which used to be a great phone at one time. The phone's update set the phone into a bootloop . Slowly due to being kept switched off, the battery's condition deteriorated and now is good for nothing but a paperweight. It does not have a single scratch on it yet

I have tried flashing it with multiple stock ROMS ...no luck
The motherboard was perfectly fine and MI service center tells the same thing
I stopped buying Mi phones after that

Not to divert the topic...but are there are any good VFM smartphones which are free of all bloatware and has decent hardware ? (Qualcomm chipset) (Not xiaomi and Oppo subsidiaries) I dont like Samsung smartphones
 
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@shashankb almost similar case here. here 2 mi phones died of board failure ateleast they say so. 1st one is Redmi note 4 within 2 months its display had complaint and had to change it , now after 2 years the phone died due to board failure. The other one, mi a1 wont boot up ever and stuck in boot loop on one fine morning , and the service center guys are rude they say its mainly due to board failure So thats my experience with mi
 


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Support for a phone matters when you are thinking about long term usage although its a budget phone , Xiaomi has outsourced the support to local mobile vendors or else they have support for other mobile companies mixed .These people do not care about the phones which are in warranty also. So expect zero support for your Xiaomi product

Xiaomi was bit better off in managing these until they got into a race of releasing a phone every month
I would suggest OP to avoid Xiaomi and its subsidaries
 
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So I was going through Twitter and YouTube yesterday and have seen many people complain about charging-discharging issues, phones going to bootloop post miui12 update, camera disconnection while taking a video etc. And members here have also shared their experiences which suggests that Miui/Xiaomi has become good but not better to address people's concerns.
Giving quality products at affordable pricing is good but equally important is to have after sales support.
It would purely be seen as a luck if you can get a phone without issues.
Also came to know from Telegram that M series Poco to have One android system update and 3 Miui update..🙁
These are some points going against Xiaomi phones..