Xiaomi has launched in the UK and their range of phones is tantalising. The Pocophone has a lot to like and a price tag to make it even more attractive. Here we make some initial impressions before getting down to the nuts and bolts of a full review.

Lighter, Faster and Smoother
POCO F1 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, meaning you get Snapdragon’s powerful AI engine on their most advanced flagship 10nm class chip.

In addition, we tailor-made MIUI specifically for POCO to make it lighter, faster, and smoother.

AI Scene detection: Smart identification, real time optimisation
Our AI cameras can intelligently distinguish across 206 scenes and automatically adjust exposure, saturation, and other photo optimizations. Additional scene detection is added specifically for India.

Full Day charge with 4000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
The 4000mAh (typ) high-capacity battery has the endurance to keep your phone going as you game, watch videos, snap pictures and more without a second thought.

IR face unlock
Equipped with an infrared light sensor and infrared camera, face unlocking is instant and consistently successful, even in darkness.

You can get one from Amazon for £279.00 here.