Today, UMIDIGI officially announced the price of its latest budget flagship smartphone the UMIDIGI F2 and it is a truly unbelievable price: just $179.99 on a limited deal from October 14th to October 16th! The device is the successor to the successful UMIDIGI F1 and it will hit the market on October 14th, 7 AM GMT on Aliexpress. The company also released a first look video of the device.
The killer feature is the quad-camera setup of course. Since the Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi, released the Note 8 Pro recently, it’s easy to tell that the F2 is the perfect competitor. Considering the overall quality and performance, which one has a higher value for money?
Design is subjective and since both come with a 6.53″ FHD+ IPS panel, the F2 has an advantage since it drops the annoying notch and adopts a hole-punch front camera.
Until we see real-life reviews of the camera we can’t be totally sure about which is better. On paper, the UMIDIGI F2 is better since it comes with a 32MP flagship-category selfie shooter while the Note 8 Pro hosts a 20MP sensor. One the back, both have a multi-function quad camera setup. The Note 8 Pro sports a higher resolution main camera but the F2 has a better ultra-wide camera.
Performance & Battery
The Note 8 Pro comes with the more powerful Helio G90T SoC but the Helio P70 on the F2 is no slouch either. Also, both come with the same 6GB/128GB memory configuration but the F2 costs more than $100 less than its rival. Definitely, the CPU power difference doesn’t justify the huge price difference.
In terms of battery, the UMIDIGI F2 has a bigger battery (5150mAh) than Redmi Note 8 Pro (4500mAh) while both support 18W fast charging as well as NFC with Google Pay.
Both phones come with a beautiful glass back cover but the F2 has a cleaner and more consistent design thanks to the side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Note 8 Pro still comes with the old-fashioned back-placed fingerprint sensor.
Only a handful of devices have adopted Android 10 which is Google’s latest OS. UMIDIGI F2 is one of them and comes with stock Android 10 while the Redmi Note 8 Pro features MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0.
The promotional price of the UMIDIGI F2 at $179.99 is amazing during the global sale that starts on Monday. After the promotion, it will go up to its original price of just $199.99. On the other hand, the Note 8 Pro 6GB/128GB version costs $299.99, making the UMIDIGI F2 a better VFM device. UMIDIGI is also running a 10-unit giveaway which you can join here. Also, don’t forget to add the F2 to your cart so that you won’t miss the offer and you will receive a free pair of UPods as well.