Xiaomi Qin F30 - kosher (in the truest sense of the word) semi-smartphone

Photo Xiaomi Qin F30 - kosher (in the truest sense of the word) semi-smartphone

It's hard to call what you're reading now news. It's just that I accidentally stumbled upon the review device Xiaomi Qin F30 (in English) on YouTube. Began to understand. Slightly surprised. And I decided to share what I found with you.

I suspect that almost everyone has heard about kashrut. Do not eat hares, pigs and squids, separate meat from dairy, etc.

About five (or ten) years ago, the existence of kosher wines was a discovery for me. Just stumbled upon an Israeli bottle at the Crossroads. We drank, after which we began to figure out what we drank (it was delicious).

Well, today I learned about the existence of kosher phones. An interesting note about them can be found in levik's blog. But it describes a very strictly limited option. You can only make phone calls there. It is impossible not only to use the Internet, but also to take pictures, and even send SMS messages.

And now about Xiaomi Qin F30. The first mention of this device dates back to September of this year. Apparently, F30 is an American copy of the device announced a year ago and sold exclusively in China.This Qin F21 Pro. American LTE frequencies plus full localization. Otherwise, we still have the same curious semi-smartphone on Android with a physical keyboard.

Quite briefly about the characteristics

  • The screen is touch sensitive and very compact. Diagonal 2.8" (24 cm²), resolution 480x640 (286 ppi).
  • Chipset Helio A22 - at best one hundred thousand points in AnTuTu.
  • Memory. The "Chinese" had varieties of 3 + 32 and 4 + 64 GB. F30 definitely has a 4+64 GB version. Whether there is a younger one is not clear. Memory cards are not supported.
  • Chambers are single. Front camera 2 MP. Rear - 5 MP.
  • There is a subSupport for LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Type-C, GPS.

Well, that is, we have a really full-fledged smartphone. Weak, of course. But a smartphone. With buttons.

And now the fun part. The Qin F30 will be sold in America in two flavors. In kosher and full. (More precisely, it is already on sale in kosher, for some $279.99 (₽17200) - and it is yours. And the non-kosher version should appear on sale the other day - in November).

The kosher version is heavily restricted, but not as severely as described in note by levik. No software can be installed. But alreadypre-installed Gmail, Uber and Waze (such navigation). Well, at least there is no e-mail ban here. But at the same time, there is not only a browser, but even a music player. And there is no need to talk about messengers and toys.

As for the full version, there you are free to install whatever your heart desires. (In the video, the author uses a third-party app store. But in the comments he clarifies that you can also install the usual Google Play).

Well, as for the device itself, I recommend at least diagonally, but look at the reviewer. P�Yam nostalgia for the soul took. So small, so pretty!

Key Features of Xiaomi Qin F30:

ScreenS-IPS, 2.8", 24 cm², 480x640, 286 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio A22
4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 Memory RAM 3-4 GB, ROM 32-64 GB, no memory card Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 2,4,12,13,17,66,71
GSM Battery Li-Ion, 2120 mAh, charging 7.50 W Dimensions131.7 x 53.5 x 9.5 mm Weight100 g Rear camera: 5 MP, flash, autofocus
Front camera: 2 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS OSAndroid 11 SensorsIlluminationUSB Type-C v2.0

Georgy Kiselev

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.