I got this phone on a Monday. The battery was already at 95%. I still had not charged it on Saturday afternoon. Reception is not quite as good as my wifes LG V35. But at $169 on Amazon it is absolutely the best value I have ever had in a cell phone. I have Cricket wireless in the USA which it works fine with. My rating is 5 stars!
Bought this phone through GearBest. I'm finding that apps (including the settings) keep "stopping" and the phone just shuts down whenever it likes. Thinking this is a fault with this phone only? Had an Umi Super prior and it is much better that this poc.
jakkub6, 11 Jun 2019I bought an F1 Play. The battery life is great. I get good connection to the internet. However... moreI use my F1 play with T-Mobile. I think Metro PCS may use T-Mobile towers. T-Mobile gives me service in Taiwan, Spain, and I am sure many other countries. I love my F1 play so far. I have used it in Taiwan, Spain, and the US with no problems. The internet is faster than my old phone. The battery lasts about two days which is good for today's smart phones. Apps open quickly and updates and installs are quick and easy. Much better than my old phone.
Got a F1 Play. Garbage phone, garbage company. weak sound, terrible battery drain. The phone died in 3 weeks, useless piece of plastic I spent $300 CAD on. There is no help from the company, no answer from the seller (Official Umidigi Store on AliExpress). Stay away from these crooks they are out there only to make a quick buck and dont give a toss about troubles they are getting you into. Go spend your money on something more trustworthy and do not endorse those scammers.
jakkub6, 11 Jun 2019I bought an F1 Play. The battery life is great. I get good connection to the internet. However... moreStraight Talk (ATT Sim) works, but you have to modify the APN settings. Once it is changed, it works like a charm.
I bought an F1 Play. The battery life is great. I get good connection to the internet. However, I have only been able to find one carrier that supports the phone - Metro PCS - in the U.S. Is there anyone else in the U.S. that is able to use the Umidigi on a major carrier?
The battery life on this phone was amazing could go at least 2 days from moderate use. However the wifi leaves much to be desired. Quite a few times I would turn the wifi off and use data because the wifi was so slow!
At first i was hesitating to buy the phone, i wanted an oppo but this phone have a great SOC, RAM, ROM, decent camera, fast charging, for only 200$.
Its working fine, 24h oh usage, 10h heavy usage, with normal usage i think 2days.
That 5150 is a beast, and i only knew about f1 play after i bought mine, so if you find an f1 play buy it, if not even this one is rocking.
It's worth its value, don't forget that its a 200$ phone.
Sq, 01 Jun 2019Those models don't have pie with no bloatware, they have no sd card slot, they don't have NFC,... moreI am not sure.
But A2 and A2 lite have clean pure android no bloatware thats a win win for me.
CptPower, 29 May 2019A2 lte or A2 by xiaomi just for example, Those models don't have pie with no bloatware, they have no sd card slot, they don't have NFC, they don't have as big a battery. In fact, the mi A2; has a 3000mah which is is less than 3/5 of the capacity of the umidigi F1. The F1 has a 6.3" screen with smaller bezels and the mi A2 is only 5.99". The Helio P60 has shown that it's on a par with the sd660 in extensive testing. The umidigi has a headphone jack and that is a big deal for most people. The mi A2 doesn't. I think that the umidigi F1 is a much better package. Their scores on antutu are identical 134,000. Umidigi F1 wins hands down in features and price.
Sq, 13 Apr 2019How can you know what you have not tried. I have had the umi plus E, the umidigi Z, the umidig... morePocophone is a nice piece of hardware until you go to traveling the world, then with it's limited frequencies, it becomes very restricted, especially in the US. My friend in SE Asia has a Poco and it works great there. It was developed for the Indian market so it's frequencies tend toward that market. Compare the Umidigi F1 frequencies against the Poco F1 frequencies.
CptPower, 13 Apr 2019Man yes you can have good experience we have this brand for sale here in Slovakia thats why i ... morePlease show me a Xioami with similar specs at a comparable price. Battery? Number of radio frequencies? Quick charge? Ram? Screen size? Pie with no bloatware? The only thing with similar specs at the time I purchased my F1 was the Mi8 and it was more than double the price. I researched.
Works great so far. Set up of Android 9 stock is a little confusing. Unlike US versions, it does not have emergency alerts ( a big plus from my perspective) but I wasted an hour trying to figure out how to disable emergency alerts. Also US pre-paid MVNO like Tracfone would not take this double slot SIM on Verizon network ( a restriction from Verizon, I guess) but they took my phone on T-mobile that it as good or might be even better inside buildings in my area. I just started today so cannot comment on other features. Did not notice any issues with heating yet.
guijose, 13 May 2019Is Umidigi f1 able to install g cam (google camera)? Does gcam improve the camera on Umidigi f... moreI've had mine for a week now and I've taken a few pictures and I can't see anything wrong with the camera. Colors are nice and accurate and pics turned out clear. Maybe I just got a hidden gem but I'm loving this phone. It replaced my Samsung note 9. The only real thing I miss is bixby but I'm using Google Assistant now which is comparable.
Gimli, 08 May 2019Mike it's a "feature" of the Mediatek chipset that it tends to get hotter than other chipsets ... moreBought my wife and me are using the umidigi F1 and none of us has notice the phone getting hot at all...
TB, 15 May 2019Very nice smartphone with a very nice price.Believe it or not I got two of these F1 that somebody was selling through OfferUp I got one of them around you with the box sealedAt the amazing price?.....$125 each.... And I thought nothing can beat that price..... Until two days ago when I look in again on OfferUp I saw another one.. the asking price was $80... was Brand new just missing the box.... And because of the missing box the seller drop the price to just $60..... I'm even at $200 this is an amazing phone