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Official UK Pocophone F1? £329.99 on Amazon

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Posted 25th Oct 2018
Not really a deal but I've noticed Amazon UK have a new listing for the pocophone f1. This one is listed as the UK model whereas others listed on the site (including those sold by Amazon) have been relisted as non-UK. May indicate that the official UK launch is immanent and that the price will be £330 (disappointing)
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I wouldn't say £330 is disappointing, we always knew the UK prices were gonna be higher, factoring everything in, including warranty etc. This isn't actually a bad price.

For Comparison, you can get a Nokia 7 plus, or this, for £330, I know where my money would go.

Heat most certainly added. Rant over
Norseg25/10/2018 20:57

Is a better warranty worth the huge markup :/ I think not.


There are other factors besides warranty for the mark up, vat, shipping blah blah blah.

What people need to realise is, xiaomi have been cheap for so long because we get the phones from gearbest and such like, phones that weren't intended for the UK.

Now they are saying "look at us, we've launched, our prices are slightly higher, but not as much as the competition still"

Xiaomi are officially in the UK, and i for one am happy about that.

(however, I understand what you are saying)
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 25th Oct 2018
Waiting for Sam to comment "Voted hot". He's been waiting for this moment for months.
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Waiting for Sam to comment "Voted hot". He's been waiting for this moment for months.
Crazy how much cheaper to import one.
I wouldn't say £330 is disappointing, we always knew the UK prices were gonna be higher, factoring everything in, including warranty etc. This isn't actually a bad price.

For Comparison, you can get a Nokia 7 plus, or this, for £330, I know where my money would go.

Heat most certainly added. Rant over
£230 and wait a couple weeks or pay £330 and get it sooner,


Hmmm
MrSwitch25/10/2018 20:55

I wouldn't say £330 is disappointing, we always knew the UK prices were …I wouldn't say £330 is disappointing, we always knew the UK prices were gonna be higher, factoring everything in, including warranty etc. This isn't actually a bad price.For Comparison, you can get a Nokia 7 plus, or this, for £330, I know where my money would go.Heat most certainly added. Rant over


Is a better warranty worth the huge markup :/
I think not.
You can get 2 free sim cards (Voxi being the best since it's got prepaid 45gb 1 month)

Still a bad deal IMO, Im sure some people will pay £100 more on a £230 phone just to get it sooner and better warranty
Edited by: "Norseg" 25th Oct 2018
Norseg25/10/2018 20:57

Is a better warranty worth the huge markup :/ I think not.


There are other factors besides warranty for the mark up, vat, shipping blah blah blah.

What people need to realise is, xiaomi have been cheap for so long because we get the phones from gearbest and such like, phones that weren't intended for the UK.

Now they are saying "look at us, we've launched, our prices are slightly higher, but not as much as the competition still"

Xiaomi are officially in the UK, and i for one am happy about that.

(however, I understand what you are saying)
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 25th Oct 2018
MrSwitch25/10/2018 21:03

There are other factors besides warranty for the mark up, vat, shipping …There are other factors besides warranty for the mark up, vat, shipping blah blah blah. What people need to realise is, xiaomi have been cheap for so long because we get the phones from gearbest and such like, phones that weren't intended for the UK. Now they are saying "look at us, we've launched, our prices are slightly higher, but not as much as the competition still" Xiaomi are officially in the UK, and i for one am happy about that.(however, I understand what you are saying)


Slightly higher, £230 Vs £330 even with VAT it shouldn't be that high
Maybe it will became more worth it when some deals come along

Also Xiaomi are even cheap in China, it's not because of Gearbest I heard they sell at a loss
Edited by: "Norseg" 25th Oct 2018
aMagicalPotato19 m ago

Waiting for Sam to comment "Voted hot". He's been waiting for this moment …Waiting for Sam to comment "Voted hot". He's been waiting for this moment for months.


I may be able to buy it cheaper on a lightning deal . So voted hot . Nothing like buying from UK with next Day delivery, no hassle of customs etc. I have already saved it on my list in Amazon.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 25th Oct 2018
Norseg25/10/2018 21:06

Slightly higher, £230 Vs £330 even with VAT it shouldn't be that highMaybe …Slightly higher, £230 Vs £330 even with VAT it shouldn't be that highMaybe it will became more worth it when some deals come alongAlso Xiaomi are even cheap in China, it's not because of Gearbest I heard they sell at lost


It's only £299 at appliances direct.

Anyway, I agree with you, but you have to look at the specs compared to price.

Again taking the Nokia 7 plus as an example, that phone (when it launched) was £349

This pocophone, with Qualcomm's latest processor, a great camera, great battery life, a liquid cooling system, and wireless charging, is actually cheaper than that phone.

I think xiaomi have been really spoiling us with their price points, and are going to be more realistic in the UK.
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 26th Oct 2018
MrSwitch25/10/2018 21:11

It's only £299 at appliances direct.Anyway, I agree with you, but you have …It's only £299 at appliances direct.Anyway, I agree with you, but you have to look at the specs compared to price. Again taking the Nokia 7 plus as an example, that phone (when it launched) was £349This pocophone, with Qualcomm's latest processor, a great camera, great battery life, a liquid cooling system, and wireless charging, is actually cheaper than that phone.I think xiaomi have been really spoiling us with their price points, and are going to be more realistic in the UK.


I think £50 more than China is the most I'll pay
I don't think it's Xiaomi fault, didn't they do a deal with Three so probably decided to r*pe the prices, I hope it doesn't turn out like other Chinese brands what landed in the UK than they ended up being very expensive and they lost their interest, Xiaomi are known for selling good cheap budget phones

People are buying them for the price
Edited by: "Norseg" 25th Oct 2018
Norseg15 m ago

I think £50 more than China is the most I'll payI don't think it's Xiaomi …I think £50 more than China is the most I'll payI don't think it's Xiaomi fault, didn't they do a deal with Three so probably decided to r*pe the prices, I hope it doesn't turn out like other Chinese brands what landed in the UK than they ended up being very expensive and they lost their interest, Xiaomi are known for selling good cheap budget phones People are buying them for the price


I agree on most parts.
At £230 with vat you'd be looking at £276 plus say £10 charge by the delivery company for collecting the vat due. So in total your paying £46 for next day delivery and warranty. I wouldn't say that's bad compared to what else is on the marked.
Agree with most of the comments would have been Good to see then cheaper but compared to the competitors its a hot deal. Lets just wait to see what Mark up the xiaomi store puts on products. And I bet three will add even more
malky3917 m ago

At £230 with vat you'd be looking at £276 plus say £10 charge by the de …At £230 with vat you'd be looking at £276 plus say £10 charge by the delivery company for collecting the vat due. So in total your paying £46 for next day delivery and warranty. I wouldn't say that's bad compared to what else is on the marked.Agree with most of the comments would have been Good to see then cheaper but compared to the competitors its a hot deal. Lets just wait to see what Mark up the xiaomi store puts on products. And I bet three will add even more


Agreed, when buying from China you get virtually zero support as soon as you've paid for the item, buying from a UK retailer like Amazon will have added costs. Having those huge distribution centres, staff, UK taxes (or sorts), ongoing support and delivery doesn't come cheap.
I suspect when Xiaomi have their official UK store and online outlet people will be surprise at the likely 40+% increases vs buying from China direct.

You can't help but wonder if the Chinese government also facilitate cheap exports to the west.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 25th Oct 2018
Nokia 8 was in here yesterday for c.£250 from Very.

I was tempted at that price - for the UK warranty etc over asking for help from 10k miles away.
MrSwitch25/10/2018 21:11

It's only £299 at appliances direct.Anyway, I agree with you, but you have …It's only £299 at appliances direct.Anyway, I agree with you, but you have to look at the specs compared to price. Again taking the Nokia 7 plus as an example, that phone (when it launched) was £349This pocophone, with Qualcomm's latest processor, a great camera, great battery life, a liquid cooling system, and wireless charging, is actually cheaper than that phone.I think xiaomi have been really spoiling us with their price points, and are going to be more realistic in the UK.


Wireless charging?????
alex_jamez25/10/2018 23:10

Wireless charging?????


My bad...

Mis-information....

Shall edit.
MrSwitch26/10/2018 02:18

My bad... Mis-information....Shall edit.


It's alright mate you up at 2am looking for deals for us!
Seems very similar specs to the oneplus 6, which costs £469 over here, but £352 on gearbest,
gearbest.com/cel…303
Totally agree, it is very frustrating the mark up in uk compared to china, just hope they don't gradually increase the prices like oneplus have, both are still good prices for what you get compared to the main flagships though,
When xiaomi hit these shores , I wonder if they will provide world wide warranties like apple?
ie. buy phone from China , any issues return to manufacturer in uk
I know I often quote the Czech shop price for Xiaomi phones, but just to show what an official market price is outside of China imports. When officially opened UK distribution kicks in, prices should be similar.
Anyway, 6/64gb F1 global is around £270 for collect-in-shop, 2-year warranty.
But you can get a 6/128gb F1 global for around £290.
The markup isn't just VAT, there's customs charges, the UK operating costs and not forgetting profit! £100 is a reasonable markup from grey important to official product at this price point
Is it just 64gb that's available on Amazon? I'm looking for 128gb and willing to buy it from UK just for the warranty and peace of mind.
SpyJoe7 m ago

Is it just 64gb that's available on Amazon? I'm looking for 128gb and …Is it just 64gb that's available on Amazon? I'm looking for 128gb and willing to buy it from UK just for the warranty and peace of mind.


The 128gb version is listed as non-uk however it is available directly from Amazon so should be covered. I imagine the only problem is that it comes with a 2 pin power brick
Xiaomi like alot of manufacturers will sell their products for whatever the market place will pay. Something that sells for £200 in one country will only only be £125 in another. Standards of living (wages, rent, import duties, vat etc) for each country will also impact the final cost. But, at the end of the day, UK gets stiffed again!!
MrSwitch25/10/2018 20:55

I wouldn't say £330 is disappointing, we always knew the UK prices were …I wouldn't say £330 is disappointing, we always knew the UK prices were gonna be higher, factoring everything in, including warranty etc. This isn't actually a bad price.For Comparison, you can get a Nokia 7 plus, or this, for £330, I know where my money would go.Heat most certainly added. Rant over


But is the markup for the 7 Plus the same in the UK? I guess not so can't compare the two.
HellriderUKDeals6926/10/2018 22:02

But is the markup for the 7 Plus the same in the UK? I guess not so can't …But is the markup for the 7 Plus the same in the UK? I guess not so can't compare the two.


Well look at it this way, the Nokia 7 plus is currently on eglobal for £230-£240.
And was announced at £349.

Now the pocophone is £235 on BangGood.
And is now £330 on amazon uk.

Same markup, but the Poco has the better specs, and therefore is the better deal.
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 26th Oct 2018
MrSwitch26/10/2018 22:05

Well look at it this way, the Nokia 7 plus is currently on eglobal for …Well look at it this way, the Nokia 7 plus is currently on eglobal for £230-£240.And was announced at £349.Now the pocophone is £235 on BangGood.And is now £330 on amazon uk.Same markup, but the Poco has the better specs, and therefore is the better deal.


Fair enough but wouldn't pay this price for Poco. It is bound to fall in price in a month or two.
There are reported touch issue (delay) and ghost touch
Has anyone got these issues?
And have they been fixed?

forum.xda-developers.com/poc…ge7
Edited by: "Arsenal012019" 27th Oct 2018
MrSwitch26/10/2018 22:05

Well look at it this way, the Nokia 7 plus is currently on eglobal for …Well look at it this way, the Nokia 7 plus is currently on eglobal for £230-£240.And was announced at £349.Now the pocophone is £235 on BangGood.And is now £330 on amazon uk.Same markup, but the Poco has the better specs, and therefore is the better deal.


Hey Switchy. Would you change from N7+ to the pokemon? Think the NFC loss would be a downer as phone pay is soooo convenient
currybum233 m ago

Hey Switchy. Would you change from N7+ to the pokemon? Think the NFC loss …Hey Switchy. Would you change from N7+ to the pokemon? Think the NFC loss would be a downer as phone pay is soooo convenient


No if you rely on nfc. I'm sure there's a way round that though.
It s 299 now
Norseg25/10/2018 21:06

Slightly higher, £230 Vs £330 even with VAT it shouldn't be that highMaybe …Slightly higher, £230 Vs £330 even with VAT it shouldn't be that highMaybe it will became more worth it when some deals come alongAlso Xiaomi are even cheap in China, it's not because of Gearbest I heard they sell at a loss


"Also Xiaomi are even cheap in China, it's not because of Gearbest I heard they sell at a loss".

Awwwwwwwww, that's sad. Why would Xiaomi bother themselves operating at a loss for?, or ... :-(

That kind of reminds me of those Bugatti car's, that have a production cost of £4.5 MILLION!, but sell it for 'ONLY' £1.5 MILLION!.

Hmmmmmmmmm, what gives?, lol.
Towner19 h, 13 m ago

Xiaomi like alot of manufacturers will sell their products for whatever …Xiaomi like alot of manufacturers will sell their products for whatever the market place will pay. Something that sells for £200 in one country will only only be £125 in another. Standards of living (wages, rent, import duties, vat etc) for each country will also impact the final cost. But, at the end of the day, UK gets stiffed again!!


Ditto!, lol.

And amen that!!!. :-(
amour3k27/10/2018 16:50

"Also Xiaomi are even cheap in China, it's not because of Gearbest I heard …"Also Xiaomi are even cheap in China, it's not because of Gearbest I heard they sell at a loss".Awwwwwwwww, that's sad. Why would Xiaomi bother themselves operating at a loss for?, or ... :-(That kind of reminds me of those Bugatti car's, that have a production cost of £4.5 MILLION!, but sell it for 'ONLY' £1.5 MILLION!.Hmmmmmmmmm, what gives?, lol.


Because they sell tons of accessories and software, they probably don't sell at a full lose but i heard they barely don't make profit (only make a little profit)
The Original Xbox and X360, and apparently Xbox one X (not the original) sold for a loss because they can make their profits after someone buys a game or Xbox Live which is obvious
Edited by: "Norseg" 27th Oct 2018
Norseg27/10/2018 18:50

Because they sell tons of accessories and software, they probably don't …Because they sell tons of accessories and software, they probably don't sell at a full lose but i heard they barely don't make profit (only make a little profit) The Original Xbox and X360, and apparently Xbox one X (not the original) sold for a loss because they can make their profits after someone buys a game or Xbox Live which is obvious


Fair enough, and good analogy too, lol.

But to be fair though, Microsoft was (and still is), a $MULTI BILLION DOLLAR Company right?.

It could EASY have afforded to lose $MILLIONS UPON $MILLIONS FOR EVER! - and still NOT go under ... (not many Companies out there at the time (or since even?), can or could ever claim that?.

From what I remember at around the time of the original XBOX offering is this, it was initially literally losing between $100 Million to $200 Million+ a WEEK!! (and for ALMOST 1 Year as well?! - until such time as 'sales' eventually then picked up ... ) :-(

WOW!.

Irrespective of 'external sales' (eg. Games, Accessories, and wotnots?), that loss amount is ruddy HUGE! (by anyone's standards?). :-(

If Xiaomi + 1 or 2 others inevitably continued to sell their infinite wares at such incredible 'loss figures', then to say that they'll more likely alllll end up as 'ex-Companies', is an understatement?!. :-(

Note to self: look at the once former MIGHT of SEGA, as an unfortunate excellent example of what I'm talking about ...

(So such things aren't guaranteed to always be infinity viable, the way I see it?).

Though I'm grateful, as last Year, I was able to purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, 4GB/64GB for next to nothing ...

But as above, that 'game' may in due course mind, choose at some point to infamously change?. :-(

Though I dearly hope not though. :-)
amour3k27/10/2018 19:14

Fair enough, and good analogy too, lol.But to be fair though, Microsoft …Fair enough, and good analogy too, lol.But to be fair though, Microsoft was (and still is), a $MULTI BILLION DOLLAR Company right?.It could EASY have afforded to lose $MILLIONS UPON $MILLIONS FOR EVER! - and still NOT go under ... (not many Companies out there at the time (or since even?), can or could ever claim that?.From what I remember at around the time of the original XBOX offering is this, it was initially literally losing between $100 Million to $200 Million+ a WEEK!! (and for ALMOST 1 Year as well?! - until such time as 'sales' eventually then picked up ... ) :-(WOW!.Irrespective of 'external sales' (eg. Games, Accessories, and wotnots?), that loss amount is ruddy HUGE! (by anyone's standards?). :-(If Xiaomi + 1 or 2 others inevitably continued to sell their infinite wares at such incredible 'loss figures', then to say that they'll more likely alllll end up as 'ex-Companies', is an understatement?!. :-(Note to self: look at the once former MIGHT of SEGA, as an unfortunate excellent example of what I'm talking about ...(So such things aren't guaranteed to always be infinity viable, the way I see it?).Though I'm grateful, as last Year, I was able to purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, 4GB/64GB for next to nothing ...But as above, that 'game' may in due course mind, choose at some point to infamously change?. :-(Though I dearly hope not though. :-)


Xiaomi are huge they make billions and they grew very fast so they must be doing something right
investopedia.com/articles/investing/081815/how-xiaomi-profits-100-phones.asp

I guess it works, I first bought a Xiaomi Mi5S (using it to type this comment) I bought a Xiaomi Band, Yeelight, Xiaomi Pro Earphones and I've thought about buying other products,

Unfortunately I lost my MiBand whilst moving, I think my Yeelight broke but its probably my old cheap lamp but haven't tested, My earphones recently stop working in 1 ear but that's because i was using them for over a year and they've been through torture such as dropping in water and being shoved in my pocket everyday
Edited by: "Norseg" 27th Oct 2018
Norseg6 h, 5 m ago

Xiaomi are huge they make billions and they grew very fast so they must be …Xiaomi are huge they make billions and they grew very fast so they must be doing something rightinvestopedia.com/articles/investing/081815/how-xiaomi-profits-100-phones.aspI guess it works, I first bought a Xiaomi Mi5S (using it to type this comment) I bought a Xiaomi Band, Yeelight, Xiaomi Pro Earphones and I've thought about buying other products, Unfortunately I lost my MiBand whilst moving, I think my Yeelight broke but its probably my old cheap lamp but haven't tested, My earphones recently stop working in 1 ear but that's because i was using them for over a year and they've been through torture such as dropping in water and being shoved in my pocket everyday


Hmmmmmmmmm, fair enough, lol, very interesting. :-D
128gb version has now been added at £350
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