$199.99! 48MP Beast UMIDIGI F1 Play Global Sale Starts

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Can the F1 Play Defeat Xiaomi Redmi Note 7?

UMIDIGI F1 Play, an special version of UMIDIGI’s big hit phone, the UMIDIGI F1, also the second phone from the company that sports a 48-megapixel rear camera after UMIDIGI S3 Pro. A global sale kicks off now at US$199.99 on AliExpress. At its price point, the smartphone competes with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 in similar specs, but which one is better?

Here’s a comparison between the two phones.

Display
UMIDIGI F1 Play and Redmi Note 7 both feature the similar shaped notch design. UMIDIGI calls it the ‘waterdrop’ while Xiaomi calls it the ‘dot drop’. Both of them have the 6.3-inch display with FHD+ resolution (2340x1080). It seems the bezel and chin of UMIDIGI F1 Play is smaller than Redmi Note 7 from the photos.


Performance
UMIDIGI F1 Play is powered by Helio P60 AI SoC like the UMIDIGI F1, while Redmi Note 7 comes with the similar performance Snapdragon 660 processor. On AnTuTu benchmark, both Helio P60 and Snapdragon 660 score about 140k so they have a similar good performance that can handle heavy games well. In terms of memory, you can get 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM in UMIDIGI F1 Play at $200 but only 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM you can get in Redmi Note 7 at the same price.

UMIDIGI F1 Play packs a huge 5150mAh battery while Redmi Note 7 have a 4000mAh battery. Both phones support 18W fast charging however, the UMIDIGI F1 Play gets 18W Type C charger in the box while Redmi Note 7 ships with only 10W Type C charger.  

Camera
Both phones boast a 48-megapixel primary camera with 1/2″ image sensor and 1.6-micron super-pixels (via pixel binning that merges four 0.8 micron pixels into one when in low light).  But there's a 8MP secondary camera in UMIDIGI F1 Play while 5MP in Redmi Note 7. About selfies, there’s a 16-megapixel front camera in UMIDIGI F1 Play while 13-megapixel front camera in Redmi Note 7.


System and Connectivity
On the software front, UMIDIGI F1 Play runs on stock Android 9 Pie without ads and bloatware that you can customize or leave as is according to your needs. Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. Both phones get the 3.5mm headphone jack but the UMIDIGI F1 Play has NFC for Google Pay and bus payment while Redmi Note 7 doesn’t. Also, UMIDIGI F1 Play supports global bands while Redmi Note 7 just supports local bands, so unlike the Redmi Note 7, the UMIDIGI F1 Play lets you connect to 4G networks almost anywhere in the world.

Price
UMIDIGI F1 Play kicks off global sale now at US$199.99 on AliExpress. It offers a better set of specifications but the price is lower than Redmi Note 7. UMIDIGI F1 Play with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at US$200, while the Redmi Note 7 starts at US$200 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It needs US$230 for Redmi Note 7’s 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version.

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UMIDIGI F1 Play
Redmi Note 7
(Global version)
Rear Camera
48MP + 8MP
48MP + 5MP
Front Camera
16MP
13MP
Processor
Helio P60
AnTuTu: 140k+
Snapdragon 660
AnTuTu: 140k+
Memory
6GB + 64GB
4GB + 64GB
Battery
5150mAh
4000mAh
Display
6.3''  FHD+ Waterdrop
6.3''  FHD+ Dot drop
NFC
Yes
No
Charge
18W Type C charger in box, 3.5mm headphone jack
10W Type C charger in box, 3.5mm headphone jack
Bands
TDD-LTE 34 /38 /39 /40 /41
FDD-LTE 1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B
TDD-LTE B34/38/39/40/41
FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8
System
Stock Android 9.0 Pie
MIUI 10 on Android 9.0
Price
US$199.99
From US$230




AliExpress 9th Anniversary 3.28 Promotion


Besides, UMIDIGI also offers some generous price cuts for other devices during the Aliexpress 9th Anniversary activity from March 28 to March 31. The UMIDIGI S3 Pro is priced at $275.99, UMIDIGI F1 $179.99, One Pro $139.99, and A3 Pro $79.99. Decent prices for decent smartphones. Check out all the deals on their activity page.

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Post time 2019-3-29 10:30:23 | Show all posts
So I really am looking forward to the purchase of this Phone.. I am in the US and curious about a US version.. i know the Version i went to buy had a UK plug box and was looking for an american one that could handle 4glte bands for t mobile where could I get this or if not when is the official release date. if not anytime soon I will probably just grab the regular f1

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Post time 2019-4-1 00:39:12 | Show all posts
Samsung GM1 sensor has only 12 effective megapixels, and 48MP is a interpolation.

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Post time 2019-4-13 02:54:23 | Show all posts
Do you know what date the F1 Play will start to ship for AliExpress orders?  I'm seeing April 19-22 on GearBest but the AliExpress and UMIDIGI Store listings are lacking any sort of shipment date info.

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Post time 2019-4-24 21:59:11 | Show all posts
There was a great competitor Meizu Note 9.

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Post time 2019-4-25 20:34:19 | Show all posts
This phone is very niceTitanium tv

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Post time 2019-5-16 03:19:02 | Show all posts
Hi friends this is my review and comments after received my F1 PLAY 2 days ago:

SCREEN: Excellent
PERFORMANCE: Excellent
BATTERY: 2 days full charged with normal use (4-6 h x day)
CAMMERAS: Pending to test
SOUND: Here are my concerns :  speaker sounds with some distortion at a high medium volume
SOUND CALLS:  the volume in audio calls (the voice of the caller) is very weak and almost not heard in noisy environments

PLEASE ANY SUGGESTION ON THIS TO UPGRADE THE CALL VOLUME??? PLEASE TAKE IN MIND FOR NEXT FW UPGRADES

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Post time 2019-5-29 19:46:32 | Show all posts
Hi guys,
wo weeks of use
great fast phone with only two problems:
- earphone volume is too low
- low vibration power
can they be solved ??
thanks a lot
Roby

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Post time 2019-6-3 08:37:03 | Show all posts
Hi guys. I need an urgent solution.

THIRD DAY OF USE: The screen of my F1 Play SUDDENLY went dark but the phone is still on.
No button works to turn off or restart.

I have bought other Umidigi models before and had no problems with them.

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Post time 2019-6-9 21:48:10 | Show all posts
Dear Admin,

This phone is amazing, i really enjoyed it untill some day, the camera completely stoped working!
The original Camera App is not available anymore, even after a factory reset.

What should I do, who do i contact? as it is the main reason why i bought this phone!?
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