The smartphone eco-system has bent so much towards the full fledged touch screen experience to the detrimental abandonment of the older compact feature button phones. Nokia is doing all it can to keep these classic phone segment alive, but their offers are just basic and nothing exceptional apart from an added 4G network.
But how about those that needs something more frugal, but in a classic button phone-like body? Well, here is Xiaomi’s Qin F22 Pro, the most powerful Android button phone on the planet. Larger screens has so dominated our mobile eco-system that having a full fledged Android smartphone in a 3.5-inches screen is like bringing back the days of Apple iPhone 4.
But this is not iPhone 4. Xiaomi’s Qin F22 Pro is way better than Apple iPhone 4. To begin with, the button smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85-octa-core SoC, same CPU used on the 2021 model of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, and many other popular smartphones.
Not just that, the Qin F22 Pro is powered by 4GB RAM and a 64GB ROM. In fact, all the specs on the Qin F22 Pro are flagship specs, as far as button Android phone is concerned. With the Qin F22 Pro, you shouldn’t worry about app installations. Although the phone itself does not have Google Play Store app out of the box, but you can install any app of your choice since it is based on Android 12 out of the box.
Xiaomi Qin F22 Pro Key specifications
- Display: 3.54-inch IPS 600 x 960px with 60Hz refresh
- CPU: Dual-core 2.0GHz (Cortex-A75) and Hexa-core 1.8GHz (Cortex-A55) and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
- Storage and RAM: 64GB and 4GB RAM; No SD Card slot
- OS: Android 12
- Camera: 8MP Sony IMX219 with LED flash
- Front camera: 2MP Selfie
- Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Other Features: USB Type-C, IR Blaster, Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: 2150mAh with 10W fast charging
Xiaomi Qin F22 Pro pricing and availability
The Duoqin (Qin) F22 Pro comes in White and Black colors. It is currently available and sold in China via JD.com and Aliexpress.com. The asking price is about $150 USD for the single storage model with 4GB RAM and a 64-Gigs of internal storage.
Is there no wifi on this phone?
Of course there is. Please see full specs here: https://www.droidafrica.net/gadgets/qin-f22-pro/
Thanks for the article ! How can we buy this in Europe or Africa ? Love it
You can buy it from Aliexpress, and it will be delivered to any part of the world.
But by aliexpress it cost 220 euro for Europe guys…
220 Euros? together with shipping or…, why 220? The screenshot below is from this page on Aliexpress, and the price is $153.
Does this phone work in canada ?
Hi Armando…Here are the supported 4G network bands, so you’ll need to check if your network provider supports them.
Supported 4G LTE Bands: B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
For more information, please see here: https://www.droidafrica.net/gadgets/qin-f22-pro/.
Is there NFC? Or SD card?
No NFC, SD not confirmed, but likely not supported!
Does it work in the UK and can the WhatsApp also be used on the oc/online version?
It should work in the UK…but check the supported network bands first. APK files are installable!
With witch carrier will it work in the US
Hi, Does it work in New York? and if it does, with which carrier?