Being the incremental upgrade of the big hitten model F1, the UMIDIGI F1 Play is the company’s second phone to sport a 48MP rear digital camera after UMIDIGI S3 Pro. Presently, the new smartphone goes on Global Sale at just $199.99 through Aliexpress and its base competitor is the similarly specced Redmi Note 7 from Xiaomi. What one is better? Let’s check out a low comparison down Here.
UMIDIGI F1 Play and Redmi Note 7 both feature the same shaped notch design. UMIDIGI calls it the “waterdrop” although Xiaomi phone calls it the “dot drop”. Both carry a 6.3″ FHD+ screen however judging from the images, the bezels seem narrow on the F1 Play. That scores in a higher screen/body ratio.
As standard, UMIDIGI went with a MediaTek SoC as it equips the F1 Play with the Helio P60 AI SoC even though its opponent ships with the Sd 660. Both SoC reach a same score of about 140k on Antutu so their performance is very close and both could handle heavy games effectively. The massive difference comes in the memory combo as the F1 Play comes with 6GB/64GB even though the Note 7 comes with 3GB/32GB for about the exactly price. Also, the F1 Play arrives with a 5150mAh battery whereas the Note 7 stays behind with its 4000mAh battery. Both smartphones support 18W quick charging with UMIDIGI offering the quick charger out of the box while the Note 7 comes with a simple 10W charger.
Pics and videos on both are taken care of by the dual rear digital camera that host a 48MP with 1/2″ dimensions picture camera sensor and 1.6-micron super-pixels (via pixel binning that merges four 0.8 micron pixels into one after in low light). On the other hand, the F1 Play packs an 8MP secondary digital camera whereas the Note 7 hosts a 5MP one. Moreover, the front digital camera on the UMIDIGI device is a 16MP whereas Xiaomi’s proposition features a compact, 13MP one.
Talking about software, UMIDIGI continues to support its decision to stick with stock Android like it arrives with Android 9 Pie without having ads. At the similar time, the Redmi Note 7 runs on the heavily transformed Android fork, MIUI 10, based on Android Pie. Both phones get the 3.5mm headset jack however UMIDIGI ads NFC with Google Pay support, something the Note 7 lacks. What’s much more, the F1 Play supports global network bands although the Redmi Note 7 comes in various versions depending on wherever you live.
Like we’ve stated earlier, the UMIDIGI F1 Play kicks off global sale currently at $199.99 on AliExpress. It offers a a bit much better set of specs however the price tag is lower than Redmi Note 7. The F1 Play comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage even though the Note 7 offers half that for the exact volume of money. If you choose to watch for the 4GB/64GB version of Note 7, you will have to spend about $230.
Besides the F1 Play official presale time, the Chinese manufacturer is participating in the Aliexpress 9th Anniversary activity from March 28th to March 31st. There, you could discover the S3 Pro offered at $275.99, UMIDIGI F1 for $179.99, One Pro for $139.99, and A3 Pro for just $79.99. You could check out all their deals on their activity page.