Question Poco F3 GPS (drift) Issues

Search This thread

homepotato

New member
May 23, 2021
1
0
Xiaomi Poco F3
Hi there,

I got the F3 a few weeks ago and I'm happy with it, except the GPS on outside. I asked a week ago on reddit if somebody has similar problems.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Xiaomi/comments/nbbr05 I wrote there:
"So the basic issue is: at home I'm staing at one place, without any drift. But If I'm walking around, my GPS does not walk smoothly like I do. I'm walking forward the street, the GPS follows me (sometimes) but often randomly jumps back and stays there for several minutes. If I open Google Maps I stay also on the wrong place. So it's not a App-Specific Problem, more a Hardware/Miui Problem?"

I also took a video in comparison to an Iphone X. I use there Pokemon Go to see my position. The position on the Iphone X is always very accurate.

In my Settings I enabled WIFI and Bluetooth search as well as the google improvements. I disabled all of them, but no real difference.

Has somebody any idea how can I solve this? Is my phone a real lemon?
 

Tort5

New member
Jun 7, 2020
2
0
If you have "Google Location Accuracy" on when you're connected to a wi-fi, your location accuracy is greatly increased. I guess that's why you're fine at home. Ppl turn it off to drift when under a roof. It is supposed to work with mobile networks as well but I've personally never noticed a difference.

As for the non-assisted/outside accuracy, here are the GPS types I found in GSM arena. F3 has dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC. iPhone X has A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS. I have limited knowledge to comment any further without speculating, maybe you or someone else can use that info.
 

demirlijanp

Senior Member
Feb 3, 2014
51
12
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Now i get the price tag of this phone, you buy it, and spend all your time with it searching the forums and fixing it, because prior to this device, i had other brands like Samsung, Huawei, apple, where things like this worked like a charm, an we are accustomed to expect the same thing with the price tag of 300€, unfortunately it doesn't work that way.. i had Huawei mate 30 pro before Poco f3, i mean it is night and day.. if i set the time widget on home screen, the clock from status bar disappears, i mean come on. I can't change the date order on the lock screen, phone app is just awful, every time I had to search for something i had to exit the phone app and go to the contacts app.. swiping from the home screen for the status bar is really hit or miss.. i don't like miui at all, i thought i wouldn't mind it but it was a mistake.. I'm considering flashing AOSP but that to the side is a mess, with the firmwares, partitions, recovery.. I'm regretting for buying this phone.
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 1
    Enable "Force full GNSS measurements" in developer settings, it's known to solve some issues with GPS.