Phemous, 11 Mar 2019Pls which should I buy between umidigi F1 and Xiaomi mi 8 Lite? I think Mi 8 lite is more reliable specially in the camera area
Been using it for 2 days. So far foud that battery life is amazing. After hard usage gaming, watching 1080p videos on YouTube etc. In all day i lost 50 percent. That's amazing. Few minor issues : No battery percentage indicator. 4G LTE works on sim tray 2 only. Purchased on "BangGood" ordered on 10th of March received on 27th. So far happy with amount of phone i have got for such a little price.
do not buy from ***umidigi direct store*** on aliexpress (store no.3625001)
a) long processing time (60-90 days) before shipment;
b) dishonest supplier, ignores messages when payment is received;
c) supplier in violation of aliexpress trading rules (report
has been filed with aliexpress for review);
d) supplier advertises items which it does not have and is unable to do order fulfillment when customer places order;
e) supplier makes promises regarding delivery to induce buyers but does not carry out order fulfillment.
f) supplier sells refurbished phones as new
do not buy from this store as they are engaged in unethical business practices.
ZTE Axon 7s has a 2k Samsung AMOLED screen, great dual front firing speakers with DAC, and Snapdragon 821. It sells at under $190 on AliExpress.
Still a good job by Umidigi on the hardware and price, at least on paper.
Aze, 12 Mar 2019Depends on what you need. I returned my F1 yesterday because the camera is beyond bad, artifac... morewait for umidigi f1 play
with 48mp camera, hope the size of fingerprint place will be like others
or go for s3 pro
helio p70,6gb ram, 48mp cam sony imx586 +12mp samsung s5k3m5
front cam sony imx376 20mp
but here we have a little problem with both of umidigi f1 & s3 pro, both of them using blutooth 4.1, why not 5 version?!
at least use blutooth 5 in f1 play
I agree that the camera isn't very good, though the latest update definitely helped. Bluetooth works just fine for me, no issues there. I've paired it with speakers, earbuds, my car, ect. The fingerprint reader is a bit smaller than other manufactures, but when touched correctly, instantly unlocks the phone. Battery life is outstanding
Phemous, 11 Mar 2019Pls which should I buy between umidigi F1 and Xiaomi mi 8 Lite? Depends on what you need. I returned my F1 yesterday because the camera is beyond bad, artifacts and missing details with all apps I tried. also, the bluetooth and fingerprint sensor suck. Battery life is great though, I tested 16 hours straight 1080p video playback before the battery was drained.
Got mine on Friday, currently testing whether the reviews can be trusted. The battery score according to Geekbench is 6400-something which is plenty more than the Galaxy Note 8 with 5000. After 10 hours idling the battery only lost a single percentage. The GPU is weaker than my three year old's LG G5 Snapdragon 820 according to AnTuTu. Also, the trimming on stock features of Android Pie is annoying (they even removed the NFC-button from the notification bar) but might be fixable with rooting (TWRP allegedly works but I won't try that before I have decided to keep it).
I've had the F1 for a couple of days now and it is quite impressive. Very snappy using stock Pie with a battery that just lasts forever! I love it! All the good reviews are legit!
This phone is quite impressive for the price(can be bought for under $200 USD). Battery life is amazing and it has the one LTE band that tends to be missing from international devices, band 13, which is Verizon's primary band in the US. Originally, I planned on using this as a backup phone and one for traveling abroad, but its impressed me enough for every day use.
Weakest part is the camera, which is fine by me as I really don't value camera quality that high end phones have. Performance is about on par with my last phone(with a SD820). I don't game so I also don't care about GPU performance. Of course, I too have read negative stories about Umidigi, so time will tell how well it will hold up. So far so good though and I'd highly recommend the device
Ray, 19 Feb 2019Do not buy from Indiegogo. You lose your money. Why you think so? You have experienced it?
I had bought it in GearBest but since they had not sent it I canceled the order and I bought the Umidigi S3 pro that is already pre-sold by AliExpress and will be announced this coming Monday.
Kind of weird, but I noticed this phone doesn't have Wifi 802.11ac listed. Is this an oversight or does it not actually support the standard?
Just received this phone from Ali-***ress for under $200. Only have it a few days so just a few preliminary comments. Battery life seems to be quite impressive -one of the specs that sold me on this phone plus the price of course and Android 9! What I am annoyed with is the small icon size and no option in settings to change screen size. Not a fan of third party apps to change icon sizing. If this phone was just a tad bit wider it would be a more attractive device. Jury still out if this is a good cell for my use.
You gotta get this phone. This beats S*msung and Appl* hands down. Great camera, big storage, battery lasts forever -- 2 days + with heavy use, big screen. I put my ATT sim card and it fired right up. Simple Android 9 with no garbage bloatware.
Great phone at a great price
I got mine from Aliexpr*ss with a 20 day delivery from China to east coast U.S.