Umidigi F1 4G Phablet First impressions & Quick Review

Posted in Apr 17, 2019 in Reviews, no comment

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Umidigi F1

Meet Umidigi F1 4G Phablet. Max Speed, Max Power.
Umidigi F1 Phablet comes with flagship features like FHD+ waterdrop full screen, Helio P60 processor, 5150 mAh big battery, 128GB ROM and Android 9.0 as operrating system. The UMIDIGI F1 has a a 6.3-inch waterdrop full screen with FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080) and in-cell LTPS display, protected by 2.5D curved glass. Thanks to the tiny notch and small bezel, it reaches an incredible screen-to-body ratio of 92.7%.

The F1 is powered by a flagship SoC Helio P60 with the 128GB onboard storage and LPDDR4X 4GB RAM, with up to 256GB expansion via microSD. The Helio P60 chipset has been used on the OPPO R15, F9 Pro, Vivo Y97 and some other flagships, which is about the same level as the Snapdragon 660 so it can handle heavy games like PUBG easily without lag.

On the back it’s got the dual camera 16MP + 8MP setup with F/1.7 aperture, the same camera setup as UMIDIGI’s flagship UMIDIGI Z2 Pro, while the front-side selfie camera contained within the waterdrop notch has a 16 megapixel sensor, which can provide clearer beautiful selfies as well as better video calls. Moreover, the F1 is packed with a huge 5150mAh battery with 18W fast charging as well as NFC. With such massive capacity, it features just 8.8mm thin body, which is so impressive. Besides, the F1 is the first device of UMIDIGI to run on Android 9.0 Pie.

The AI plays a huge role and it improves battery and brightness a lot in Android Pie. The Adaptive Battery function powered by AI learns how you like to use your phone, so the apps and services you don’t use as much aren’t a battery drain. While the Adaptive Brightness feature learns how you like to set brightness and automatically adjusts it.

Thanks to AI smarts improving both battery and brightness offered by the Helio P60 AI processor, the UMIDIGI F1 with 5150mAh battery can ensure you get the most out of a single charge. We continue to list the rest of the premium equipment. The F1 also has Dual 4G VoLTE, Global bands, face unlock and fingerprint sensor. And it has a sleek, slim design with red, black and gold three colors. UMIDIGI F1 is indeed a great surprise.

Here you can read about the unboxing of UMIDIGI F1 Smartphone.
Next, watch the first impressions and the first experience on Android Pie 9 OS
Firmware tested: Android Pie 9 stock
Build number: UMIDIGI_F1_V1.0_20190125
Kernel version:  4.4.95
Android Patch Level: January 5, 2019
Firmware version: UMIDIGI_F1_V1.0_20190125 updated to UMIDIGI_F1_V1.0_20190316
Hardware: mt6771
API Level: 28
Java VM: ART 2.1.0
Root: Firmware is not rooted.
Available features: Dual SIM (NANO SIM + NANO SIM / TF Card),  Radio FM, Dual Band WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1,  A-GPS, GPS, Microphone, Front Camera & Dual Rear Camera, Main Camera LED Flash, 3.5mm Audio Jack & LED Notification, USB Host, Scheduled Power On & Off, Printing, Voice Search, Sound Recorder, Calculator, FlashLight, Airplane Mode, App Widgets, USB Accessory, OTG, Multitouch, NavigationBar, Audio Profiles, Google Play Store & gapps, Adaptive brightness, Do not disturb Mode, FM Radio, Fingerprint sensor, Standby intelligent power saving, Battery Saver, Battery Optimization, Adaptive Brightness, Screen Saver, Cast, System OTA updates, NFC, Smart Assistant – Network Manager, Buttons, Appblocker, Flip to mute, ScreenCapture and Sweep, Dura Speed, MiraVision, Lift to Wake, BesLoudness, Find My Device & Google Play Protect, Face Unlock, Multi-language support.
28 Sensors available on device: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Orientation, Gyroscope, Light, Proximity, Gravity, Linearaccel, Rotation_vector, Uncali_mag, Game_rotation_vector, Uncali_gyro, Significant_motion, Step_detector, Step_counter, Geomagnetic_rotation_vector, Tilt_detector, Wake_gesture, Glance_gesture, Device_orientation, Stationary_detect, Motion_detect, Uncali_acc, In_pocket, Flat, Gyro_temperature, Step_dtector_wakeup & Fingerprint..
CPU & GPU
CPU: MediaTek Helio P60 MT6771 Octa core 64 Bits 4x 2.00GHz ARM Cortex A73 + 4x 2.00GHz ARM Cortex A53
GPU: ARM Mali G72 MP3 800MHz.
Cameras. Main dual camera Samsung S5K2P7 16.4MP + Samsung S5K4H7 8MP setup, with F/1.7 aperture. Selfie camera: Samsung S5K3P3 16.4 megapixel sensor. The 16MP Selfie shooter offers the possibility to get nice selfies and make high quality video calls, either for having fun with friends or for work conferencies. You can expect image quality and rendering power that every photo fanatic deserves from a phone. Enjoy Capturing!
Display. 6.3 Inch LCD IPS 19.5:9 FHD+ Waterdrop Full Screen, 2340*1080 Pixel. 2.5D curved glass screen, Capacitive, Frameless, Multi-touch, Water Drop Notch, LED Notifications.
Battery. 5150 mAh Li-Polymer Non-removable with 18W Quick Charge. So now you can enjoy movie marathons, launch apps, and play games without worrying about running out of battery.
Internal storage.   Capacity: 128 GB eMMC 5.1 Storage. Storage without OS: 109.39 GB. Available Storage: 106.74 GB (97%). SD slot up to 256 GB. Tested only with  Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card. RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X.
Cost-effective. 8.6 from 10 – amazing score regarding the actual low price.

In Antutu Benchmark 7.1.1 UMIDIGI F1 achieves a pretty good score, over 134.500 points.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 UMIDIGI F1 scores 940 points, this firmware version managed to play correctly 17 items, partially supported 8 items and didn’t manage to play 5 items.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also good values: over 51 Mbps in download and the upload speed was over 21 Mbps. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room.

Conclusion
Android Pie 9 OS on the UMIDIGI F1 runs very smooth – transitions, animations, apps switching and general OS fluidity is just great, I really like it a lot. During our tests, we experienced zero force closes, hangups or stability issues. Google Play and gapps are working without issue. Google Play Services updated no problem. 3rd party apps downloaded and updated without issues. UMIDIGI F1 has now an amazing affordable price and very good value for the money.

Photo gallery full album here. Official website here. Here you can read about the unboxing of UMIDIGI S2 Pro 4G 6GB RAM 128GB ROM Phablet. Unboxing UMIDIGI S2 Lite 4G Phablet here. Unboxing UMIDIGI A1 Pro here. Unboxing UMIDIGI A3 here.

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