UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

The company Umidigi introduced a new smartphone Umidigi F1. The manufacturer did not hesitate to borrow the F1 prefix from the name of the budget flagship Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Probably thinking that this will help the new model stand out among a wide variety of similar devices.

Umidigi F1 has a 6.3-inch screen with a drop-shaped cut-out for the front camera. The device is powered by a processor MediaTek Helio P60.

The novelty will be the first smartphone company with OS Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: 239.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: 239.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: from 219.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: from 219.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Package

Smartphone UMIDIGI F1 comes in a flat black box with a shiny inscription – Umidigi.

It contains the standard set:

  • Mobile phone
  • User Manual
  • Eject Pin
  • USB cable
  • Warranty card
  • Power adapter

Umidigi F1: Specifications

Dispaly6.3-inch Incell Screen, resolution (FHD +) 2340 x 1080 pixels
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
CPUHelio P60,4xCortex-A73,2.0GHz & 4xCortex-A53, 2.0GHz
GPUARM Mali G72 MP3 700MHz
RAM4GB
ROM 128 GB
Max extendableup to 256GB
Rear Camera16MP + 8MP, 6-element lens, Samsung S5K2P7, F / 1.7 aperture
Front camera16MP Samsung S5K3P3, F/2.0 aperture, 5-element lens
Touch IDRear Fingerprint Scanner
SIM cardDual Nano SIM
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth HID
Battery 5150mAh
Fast Chargingtotal out-put 18W
Size156.9*74.35*8.8 mm
Weight  186g
ColorRed, Black, Gold

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Design

UMIDIGI F1 received a design that can be called a compilation of the most popular ideas.

The device has a stylish monolithic case with excellent assembly.

Almost the entire frontal surface is occupied by a large 6.3-inch screen with a 19.3: 9 aspect ratio. It is protected by 2.5D curved glass.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

In the upper part of the screen is a drop a prominent cutout under the front camera.

The display slightly rises above the case, so the edges around the perimeter are formed.

The side frames are practically absent and only below there is a small chin.

The corners of the UMIDIGI F1 are sloping and the rear panel is flat. It is made in the style of the iPhone X – with a dual main camera shifted to the corner. The fingerprint scanner, in turn, is located in the center.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

On the right are the power button and the volume rocker. On the left is a metal tray: nanoSIM + nanoSIM or nanoSIM + microSD.

At the bottom, there is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker. At the top, there is only one microphone.

The dimensions of the Umidigi F1 are length 156.9 mm, width 74.35 mm and thickness 8.8 mm. Weight – 186 grams.

The smartphone is available in three colors: red, black, gold.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Display

The Umidigi F1 uses a 6.3-inch in-cell display. At the top of the screen, there is a teardrop-shaped notch. The aspect ratio is 19.3: 9, the screen resolution is (Full HD +) 2340 x 1080 pixels.

The top of the display is protected by 2.5D curved glass.

The maximum brightness of white – 400 cd / m2, contrast – 720: 1.

The matrix is made by LTPS LCD technology. The viewing angles are maximum, there are no distortions, but in bright light, the readability of the screen falls.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Performance

Under the hood of the Umidigi F1 is a powerful processor MediaTek Helio P60. It is made on 12-nm technology and consists of 8 cores divided into two clusters. The first cluster contains 4 core Cortex-A73 with a frequency of 2.0 GHz. The second is 4 Cortex-A53 cores at frequencies up to 2.0 GHz. Using MediaTek CorePilot 4.0 proprietary technology, clusters can work simultaneously.

The Mali-G72 MP3 is responsible for the graphics at 800 MHz.

The smartphone contains 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage memory. It can be expanded with a microSD memory card up to 256 GB.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

The combination of two clusters of 4 cores each and big.LITTLE technology provides excellent performance, comparable to Qualcomm’s flagship solutions from the previous generation. Calculations are performed without any delays, in everyday use the smartphone works quickly.

The weak point of the platform is the Mali-G72 MP3. The graphics core does not match the potential of the processor, which is why the graphics in games have to be lowered to a medium-high level.

Umidigi F1 is running the new version of the OS Android 9.0 Pie.

Like any modern smartphone, Umidigi F1 is equipped with a fast and accurate fingerprint scanner. Using a fingerprint sensor, you can protect applications or files.

Also, the device is equipped with facial recognition technology that works quickly and accurately. Under normal lighting, unlocking happens instantly, the speed is comparable to a fingerprint scanner, just do not need to spend time on putting your finger.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Camera

Umidigi F1 is equipped with three cameras.

The main rear camera has two sensors. The main sensor is a Samsung S5K2P7 16-megapixel module with a f/1.7 aperture and phase autofocus. Secondary sensor – 8 MP. There is also a Dual LED flash. Day shots are sharp and detailed. Automatic HDR activation works correctly. The camera responds well to backlight, even copes with the sun in the frame.

In low light conditions, the lack of optical stabilization. Shooting in motion is no longer possible, as the automatics expose a longer shutter speed and some pictures are blurry.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

The front camera is equipped with a 16MP Samsung S5K3P3 sensor, 5-element lens, with aperture F/2.0. The pictures are detailed and clear. In low light conditions, the software simulates a flash using the display.

Both cameras have face recognition, so you can unlock the phone from the front as well as from the rear.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Battery

For continuous operation, the Umidigi F1 uses a non-removable, lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 5150mAh. The battery supports Fast Charge AC 18W.

With a moderate load, the smartphone is able to work full time. In video mode – 12 hours, talk time – 30 hours.

UMIDIGI F1 review: 6.3-inch mid-range phone with OS Android 9.0 Pie

Umidigi F1: Price

Buy Umidigi F1 possible at the best price on the site Aliexpress for $ 219.99.

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: 239.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: 239.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: from 219.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

UMIDIGI F1 Phablet

Price: from 219.99 $

6.3-inch LTPS screen (FHD+) 1080x2240 Pixels, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, 5150 mAh Battery, Android 9.0 Pie, MediaTek Helio P60 Octa Core 2.0GHz

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