UMIDIGI F2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Budget Android Smartphones

UMIDIGI has officially announced the price of its latest budget flagship smartphone the UMIDIGI F2, directly competing with Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.

One of the most important UMIDIGI F2 features is the decent quad camera setup. As Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes with a similar quad camera setup, the Note 8 Pro is the F2’s perfect rival. Considering the overall quality, which one has the higher value for money? Let’s compare the specifications of these two smartphones.

 UMIDIGI F2 Vs Redmi note 8 pro


UMIDIGI F2 has a better notch-less design according to my tastes. Both the F2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are equipped with a 6.53-inch panel with FHD+ (2340×1080) resolution. But the Note 8 Pro comes with a notch while the F2 features a notch-less display with punch-hole design. As we know, the notch-less design is the trend.


Umidigi camara

It’s hard to say which is the camera champion of these two phones. For selfie, the UMIDIGI F2 boasts a way better 32MP flagship front camera while the Note 8 Pro’s one is 20MP. One the back, both has 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.


Umidigi f2 display

The UMIDIGI F2 comes with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage, powered by Mediatek Helio P70 chipsets. And the Redmi Note 8 Pro is also powered by Mediatek chipsets, Helio G90T, which is more powerful than Helio P70. But, you should consider memory configurations. With the same 6GB + 128GB, you need to pay more than US$100 for Note 8 Pro.


In terms of battery, the UMIDIGI F2 has a bigger battery(5150mAh) than Redmi Note 8 Pro(4500mAh). Both phones support 18W fast charge as well as NFC for Google Pay.


I prefer side-mounted fingerprint scanner on UMIDIGI to rear fingerprint scanner on Redmi Note 8 Pro. Both phones have beautiful glass back cover but the F2’s side-mounted fingerprint sensor makes back cover look clean and more consistent.


Only a few devices now come with the latest Android 10 OS, and UMIDIGI F2 is one of them. What’s more, the F2 comes with the stock Android 10 without ads and bloatware. Redmi Note 8 Pro features MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0.


UMIDIGI F2 carries a US$179.99 price tag when it starts global sale at 7 AM GMT October 14 on AliExpress, and the discounted price will last on the UMIDIGI 8 Years Sale in October 14-16.

After that the price will go up to US$199.99. And for Redmi Note 8 Pro, if you want the same 6GB + 128GB memory configurations, you need to pay more than US$100, US$299.99 to get the phone. Overall I think the UMIDIGI F2 offers the higher value for money.

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    • Don’t worry, man. Umidigi F2 will turn out to be a good choice and value for money. I too ordered one and have not receive it yet, but I am looking forward to it. I tried the Umidigi A3 to see how reliable it would be (the cheaper one to start with) and it had been with me for a while now, still ok, though lagging a bit but still fine for the price. I was encouraged by the cheaper ones and I believe the F2 will be much better. Just look at its specs.


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