Question Refurbished Oneplus 7t or Xiaomi Poco F3?

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I had a Oneplus 7t, but I dropped my phone and the screen went black and purple. Oneplus wanted $240 to fix it, but there was 9.9//10 refurbished oneplus 7ts on eBay, so I was thinking of getting that for $325 CDN., I can get the Poco F3 for $442 CAD.

I don't rly know what phone to go with. I mainly just use my phone for browsing reddit, web and youtube.

If I were to get the Poco F3, I think I would put lineage on it eventually. I really enjoy oxgyen os and don't know what phone to go with.

I guess I am also concerned about Xiaomi and the UI because the phones are not banned in Canada, but you cannot sell them on eBay for some reason. I think it has to do with an act that Trumped passed, but I am not too sure.

What would you suggest I get? 7t or the F3?

Thanks!
 

lolo9393

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    I had a Oneplus 7t, but I dropped my phone and the screen went black and purple. Oneplus wanted $240 to fix it, but there was 9.9//10 refurbished oneplus 7ts on eBay, so I was thinking of getting that for $325 CDN., I can get the Poco F3 for $442 CAD.

    I don't rly know what phone to go with. I mainly just use my phone for browsing reddit, web and youtube.

    If I were to get the Poco F3, I think I would put lineage on it eventually. I really enjoy oxgyen os and don't know what phone to go with.

    I guess I am also concerned about Xiaomi and the UI because the phones are not banned in Canada, but you cannot sell them on eBay for some reason. I think it has to do with an act that Trumped passed, but I am not too sure.

    What would you suggest I get? 7t or the F3?

    Thanks!
    Avoid mistake! GO F3 without question!!!
     

    Nagasaky2x

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    Jul 9, 2012
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    Xiaomi Poco F3
    Have you seen deals for the 8T? After buying my F3 I have seen them (8T) as low as 370€ (543 CAD). I paid 250€ (367 CAD) for the F3, but I would have seriously considered the 8T if the deal was before the F3 (which I got with a double deal for launch price + 50€ discount for 300€+ in shop).

    I'd say over the 7T the screen will be way better, probably better speakers and battery, so F3 sounds better than 7T for your usage.
     

    MapzOr

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    I tried the POCO X3 NFC and it was a very bad experience. I just didn't like the UI at all. It was full of tiny little problems that made my life miserable. I returned the X3 and went with a OP8, and even though I paid almost twice the price, I am way happier with the OP8 (I am stingy as it gets). But that's the X3 and not the F3.

    I just couldn't get along with the POCO. One of the problems that annoyed me a lot is that notifications would show only once on the lock screen. If you receive a notification and you check the lock screen once, then you check the lock screen again, all of the notifications would have vanished. It is like each notification is allowed to show up only once on the lockscreen. I tried my best and browsed several forums to fix this issue but couldn't. I used timers a lot and would always control them without unlocking the phone, this phone wouldn't allow it. Some notifications would also never show up at all (the phone does ring though).

    The earpiece on the POCO was worse than my Nokia's 5130 Xpress Music. It is too low but everyone around you can hear very clearly (if you do). I had to press it against my ear at several occasions to hear clearly (was actually irritating after a 3 minutes call in a slightly noisy environment).

    When I listened to anything using the loudspeakers, the phones vibrated like insane and I thought it was very engaging, but got tired of it really fast after 5 minutes. It was like holding a phone that's ringing on vibrate mode for 10 minutes. More sound escaped from the back of the phone for some reason, it must be a problem with insulating the back of the phone.

    I remember there were tiny little OS-related problems here and there like the phone not locking with double taps on many occasions, these add up and ruin the whole experience. I can't remember all of them though.

    Now all of these are about the X3 NFC and not the F3. But my friend switched from Huawei to Xiaomi and had a similar "I regret getting this" experience and isn't really satisfied.

    The F3 looks like a beast phone but I myself would hesitate using Xiaomi again. They are extremely cheap so I might consider trying one again in the future. I also never faced any issues with the ads that everyone talked about. They only popped after installing apps from the playstore, they can be skipped immediately so you won't be forced to wait for the ad, they are definitely less annoying than YT ads, which I can tolerate. Some said that the built in apps did show ads, like their gallery app and so on. I didn't use these as I usually preferred other apps over them.
     
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    I tried the POCO X3 NFC and it was a very bad experience. I just didn't like the UI at all. It was full of tiny little problems that made my life miserable. I returned the X3 and went with a OP8, and even though I paid almost twice the price, I am way happier with the OP8 (I am stingy as it gets). But that's the X3 and not the F3.

    I just couldn't get along with the POCO. One of the problems that annoyed me a lot is that notifications would show only once on the lock screen. If you receive a notification and you check the lock screen once, then you check the lock screen again, all of the notifications would have vanished. It is like each notification is allowed to show up only once on the lockscreen. I tried my best and browsed several forums to fix this issue but couldn't. I used timers a lot and would always control them without unlocking the phone, this phone wouldn't allow it. Some notifications would also never show up at all (the phone does ring though).

    The earpiece on the POCO was worse than my Nokia's 5130 Xpress Music. It is too low but everyone around you can hear very clearly (if you do). I had to press it against my ear at several occasions to hear clearly (was actually irritating after a 3 minutes call in a slightly noisy environment).

    When I listened to anything using the loudspeakers, the phones vibrated like insane and I thought it was very engaging, but got tired of it really fast after 5 minutes. It was like holding a phone that's ringing on vibrate mode for 10 minutes. More sound escaped from the back of the phone for some reason, it must be a problem with insulating the back of the phone.

    I remember there were tiny little OS-related problems here and there like the phone not locking with double taps on many occasions, these add up and ruin the whole experience. I can't remember all of them though.

    Now all of these are about the X3 NFC and not the F3. But my friend switched from Huawei to Xiaomi and had a similar "I regret getting this" experience and isn't really satisfied.

    The F3 looks like a beast phone but I myself would hesitate using Xiaomi again. They are extremely cheap so I might consider trying one again in the future. I also never faced any issues with the ads that everyone talked about. They only popped after installing apps from the playstore, they can be skipped immediately so you won't be forced to wait for the ad, they are definitely less annoying than YT ads, which I can tolerate. Some said that the built in apps did show ads, like their gallery app and so on. I didn't use these as I usually preferred other apps over them.

    Awesome, thanks for your mini review!
    I was also thinking of the X3 Pro because it's $100 less than the F3, but it sucks ordering from Aliexpress and not Amazon because I probably could not return the F3 or X3 Pro.
     
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    Have you seen deals for the 8T? After buying my F3 I have seen them (8T) as low as 370€ (543 CAD). I paid 250€ (367 CAD) for the F3, but I would have seriously considered the 8T if the deal was before the F3 (which I got with a double deal for launch price + 50€ discount for 300€+ in shop).

    I'd say over the 7T the screen will be way better, probably better speakers and battery, so F3 sounds better than 7T for your usage.
    Where are these deals? On the Oneplus website or just in general?
     

    Nagasaky2x

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    Jul 9, 2012
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    Xiaomi Poco F3
    Where are these deals? On the Oneplus website or just in general?

    I am from Spain so I follow a couple of telegram channels who post those deals. For example this was "recent" from Aliexpress:

    [Reenviado de Chollometro]
    CHOLLO COMPARTIDO❗️🔥#AliExpress

    🔹 OnePlus 8T 8+128GB [Desde España] 395.9€ ❗️🔥(PVP: 500€)

    🔰https://chollo.to/pijdh

    🔥Más chollos: @chollos / @descuentos

    From the Oneplus site the latest deael here in Spain was 449€ (8/128GB)

    If you want to see those kind of deals (although they are usually centered for Spain), you can see their website (https://www.chollometro.com/) or any of a couple of telegram channels (https://t.me/latabernadeloschollos, https://t.me/Descuentox, https://t.me/Chollos, https://t.me/canalwolfvvi, https://t.me/chollometro)
     

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      I had a Oneplus 7t, but I dropped my phone and the screen went black and purple. Oneplus wanted $240 to fix it, but there was 9.9//10 refurbished oneplus 7ts on eBay, so I was thinking of getting that for $325 CDN., I can get the Poco F3 for $442 CAD.

      I don't rly know what phone to go with. I mainly just use my phone for browsing reddit, web and youtube.

      If I were to get the Poco F3, I think I would put lineage on it eventually. I really enjoy oxgyen os and don't know what phone to go with.

      I guess I am also concerned about Xiaomi and the UI because the phones are not banned in Canada, but you cannot sell them on eBay for some reason. I think it has to do with an act that Trumped passed, but I am not too sure.

      What would you suggest I get? 7t or the F3?

      Thanks!
      Avoid mistake! GO F3 without question!!!
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      poco f3!
      I had oneplus nord before and I don't regret switching. go for POCO
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      Poco F3 all the way. I love OnePlus but 7T can by no means be justified over F3. If you can find a brand new 8T, then I'd recommend 8T over F3.
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      Have you seen deals for the 8T? After buying my F3 I have seen them (8T) as low as 370€ (543 CAD). I paid 250€ (367 CAD) for the F3, but I would have seriously considered the 8T if the deal was before the F3 (which I got with a double deal for launch price + 50€ discount for 300€+ in shop).

      I'd say over the 7T the screen will be way better, probably better speakers and battery, so F3 sounds better than 7T for your usage.
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      Its obvious go for POCO F3 you won't regret. ;)