Xiaomi’s OnePlus Z rival is out now in the UK and you can grab it a discount

Poco F2 Pro
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

Following an announcement back in May, the Poco F2 Pro from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Pocophone is finally now available to buy in the UK, and if you pick it up soon then you can get it at a discounted price.

Until June 23 the Poco F2 Pro will cost just £499 on Xiaomi’s website, down from a standard price of £549. And you can also get an extra £20 off by using the voucher code POCOF2PRO.

That’s for a model in Cyber Grey with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will also be made available at some point this summer – and presumably at a lower price.

Poco F2 Pro

The Poco F2 Pro in Cyber Grey (Image credit: Xiaomi)

While the Poco F2 Pro has a mid-range price, it packs in a lot for the money, making it a likely rival for the upcoming OnePlus Z, or even a cheaper alternative to the OnePlus 8.

It has a 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 AMOLED screen, a top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 4,700mAh battery with 30W fast charging, and a quad-lens rear camera, with a 64MP main sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide one, a 5MP ‘telemacro’ one (for close-ups), and a 2MP depth sensor.

There’s also a 20MP pop-up camera on the front, meaning the Poco F2 Pro is able to have an all-screen design. Plus it has a 3.5mm headphone port, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and it supports 5G.

We haven’t had the chance to put the Poco F2 Pro through a full review yet, so you might want to wait for that – or to see what the OnePlus Z offers. But if you need a great value almost-flagship now and want to take advantage of the discount, this on paper looks like a good bet.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.