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

2019-3-29 00:56| publisher: bencebacsi| Views: 461| Comment: 0

Summary: Can the F1 Play Defeat Xiaomi Redmi Note 7?UMIDIGI F1 Play, an incremental version to UMIDIGI’s big hit phone UMIDIGI F1, also the second phone from the company to sport a 48-megapixel rear camera af ...

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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.


Redmi Note 7

(Global version)

Rear Camera

48MP + 8MP

48MP + 5MP

Front Camera




Helio P60

AnTuTu: 140k+

Snapdragon 660

AnTuTu: 140k+


6GB + 64GB

4GB + 64GB





6.3''  FHD+ Waterdrop

6.3''  FHD+ Dot drop





18W Type C charger in box, 3.5mm headphone jack

10W Type C charger in box, 3.5mm headphone jack


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


Stock Android 9.0 Pie

MIUI 10 on Android 9.0



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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