We’ve had the FAEA F1 Penguin for a long time now and have been able to put it though it’s paces. Take a look at the phone in action in our hands on video review.
The FAEA F1 Penguin is currently one of the most affordable quad-core, 720p phones available with built-in NFC. The F1 is currently available for international customers at $169.99 which is actually a pretty good price for such a well made phone!
On paper the specs are really very good. There is a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front, 4.5-inch 720p display, NFC, 2000mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In use though the phone isn’t quite up to the performance of phones equipped with Mediatek quad-core processors such as the MT6589 or MT6589T.
Video: FAEA F1 Penguin review
There is no doubt in my mind that the F1 is a great phone for the money. There is nothing with NFC for the same price and if that is an important feature for you then this is the phone to buy.
It is also the phone you should buy if you just want a solid smartphone for browsing the web, keeping up to date on Twitter and Facebook, and casual gaming (games like Angry Birds) if you are a real power user though and like more complex games then the F1 isn’t going to cut it and it might be better to wait for the FAEA F2 to launch.
For those of you wanting to pick up the $169.99 FAEA F1 Penguin you can order it directly from the company at FAEAmobile.com.