The FAEA F1 is a Meizu MX2 wannabe with quad-core CPU and NFC

Not many domestic Chinese phones offer NFC support and of those we have seen they have been quite ugly bulky looking devices. The Faea F1 is the first slim NFC phone we have seen, and it also happens to look a lot like the Meizu MX2.

To be fair to the F1 it’s not all Meizu clone, there is also a good dose of Xiaomi Mi2 in there also. The light emitting home button is very similar to what the MX2 sports while the overall shape and side profile look remarkably similar to the Xiaomi Mi2.

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Unlike the the Xiaomi and Meizu devices though, the FAEA F1 packs a larger 4.5-inch 720p display and built-in NFC which can be programmed for file sharing and electronic payments. Even with the larger screen and built-in NFC the overall dimensions are on par with the MX2 at 128 x 63.8 x 10.3mm.

Unsurprisingly a quad-core Mediatek MT6589 processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while a 2 mega-pixel front and 8 mega-pixel rear cameras perform photo and video duties.

No pricing or release date just yet but expect prices to start at 999 Yuan ($160) and rising.

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  1. Eli
    March 13, 2013

    are you sure it’s a MT6589 cpu because on the official site it says Snapdragon S4 8225Q

    • March 13, 2013

      I will double check thanks

  2. Baccarat
    March 13, 2013

    According to CPU Model: Qualcomm Xiao Long S4 8225Q

  3. anon
    March 13, 2013

    It only has Adreno 203 as GPU which compared to MT6589, is simply trash.

    • Kelembel Kostas
      June 24, 2013

      As seen on antutu screenshots, CPU integer and float-point is better than a mt6589, but quite worse on 3D.
      It is supposed to be an overclocked adreno 203 at 350mhz (better than any normal adreno 205) but still the overal score is about 10150 vs 12000~13000 of an MTK phone.

  4. Jorge
    April 6, 2013

    Very nice phone. Also supports 3G (900 mhz and 2100 mhz). Qualcomm 8225Q also is good choice as removable battery of 2000 mAh will last longer.
    I think this phone have a practical handy shape, NFC, powerful enough for everyday tasks, Meizu/Iphone design which is cool and removable battery.

  5. kretos
    June 13, 2013

    Only GPU is very weak. Little pity cause this phone has perfect size for me and great shape. I would really like to see renewed version with dual Krait and Adreno 305 at least.