FAEA Mobile Offering GizChina readers $20 discount on F1 and F2 phones!

Faeamobile are offering GizChina readers a $20 discount on the excellent Faea F1 and Faea F2 Android smartphones!

Weโ€™ve been chatting to the folks over at Faeamobile today and have managed to secure a $20 discount for GizChina readers (below) plus review units of both the Faea F1 Penguin and Faea F2 Penguin smartphones.

Review units will be with us soon, but here are the specifications of both phones for the meantime.

FAEA F1 Penguin Specifications

The FAEA F1 penguin features a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, Qualcomm quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and 2 mega-pixel front. The F1 is also the cheapest quad-core Android phone currently available with support for NFC!

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International pricing for the Faea F1 Penguin is $169.99, but you can save $20 with the below code if you order before 15th July.

FAEA F2 Penguin

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The FAEA F2 Penguin is the quad-core flagship Android phone from the new Chinese phone brand. Like its little brother the F2 offers NFC support, 1GB RAM and 4GB built in memory, but with a 1.5Ghz MT6589T quad-core CPU, 5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display, OTG, 13 mega-pixel camera and 5 mega-pixel front.

Save $20 on FAEA phones

The F1 Penugin is available to buy now (the F2 is coming soon) and if you use this discount code before 15th July you can save $20: FFD20.

Faeamobile tell us they are shipping a F1 review unit today, and we can expect an F2 to test soon.

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  1. Furqan
    June 25, 2013

    We need more of these!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Also it doesnt mention whats the thickness of the phone.

  2. Vlastimil
    June 25, 2013

    Is there BIG problem.. you have 2 phones name FAEA F2 and one yesterday have AWSOME specification.. https://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/24/faea-f2-penguin-getting-1-5ghz-mt6589t-processor-upgrade/
    And today this F2.. on the pages they have: http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2.html (4,5 inch displey-720p, 2300mah, and MT6589 only 1,2GHz.. so other fake reseller..)

    • June 25, 2013

      Looks like they have the FAEA F2 and F1 mixed up and combined…

      • June 25, 2013

        ^^ +1
        Site’s too young to be “debugged” ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Liviu
    June 25, 2013

    Any news on when the FAEA F2 phone with 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM and 3000mAh battery (https://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/24/faea-f2-penguin-getting-1-5ghz-mt6589t-processor-upgrade/) will be available and whether you can secure a similar discount? Besides availability, a price for the international version of this variant would also be useful to know.

    • June 25, 2013

      I guess they’ll be launching it in the future

  4. Nbabu
    June 25, 2013

    Are they in anyway connected to Faea? Their site looks like http://www.faea.com.cn/, but the info on the Faea F2 is very confusing

  5. lu
    June 25, 2013

    still can’t afford one. damned be all the bills and food and rent and transportation costs and debts.

  6. Ivan
    June 25, 2013

    Which version is for discount ? 1,2 or 1,5 ghz ?

  7. Benny
    June 25, 2013

    Also on Faeamobile the tab specifications states F1 to carry 1600mah battery, pretty much all other websites claim 2000mah? typo?

  8. Fred
    June 25, 2013

    Hi Andi,
    Any chance you could confirm with them if the F1 only has WCDMA 2100, with 100% certainty?

    Because there are so many phone manufacturers that only mention 2100 in their spec page, but actually also support 850 or 900.

  9. Sergio
    June 25, 2013

    Waiting for F2. Hope to see video review here from Andi :).
    $239.99 – $20 (GizChina discount) + ($10 for tracking number) for 2G/32G is a great deal.
    Disappointed in Neo …

    • thierry
      June 25, 2013

      Too bad it’s 1g and especially only 4g rom for the f2. I get the feeling the price difference between the f1 and f2 is too big for some reason…

  10. Demetrio
    June 25, 2013

    So Andi, you confirm 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM? I’m really disappointed with FAEA about it… the flagship smartphone cannot hav the same amount of data of F1…

  11. aschan
    June 25, 2013
  12. Kurian
    June 25, 2013

    Faea changed the f2’s spec, now I am disappointed, not the MTK6589T and 3000 mah battery. Now I am thinking to get Neo N003

    • Demetrio
      June 25, 2013

      Real difference between FAEA and other similar phones are NFC and OTG. If you are not interested to that, don’t wait for FAEA or you’ll risk to have your new smartphone after easter ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • K V P
        June 27, 2013

        Neo is having HDMI and OTG, no NFC. But as per my information 1080p screens work better with MTK6589T cpu. So phone with MTK6589T is better than laggy phone with NFC. And also Neo is having 3000 mah battery. Waiting for the reviews for the decision. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kelembel Kostas
    June 25, 2013

    Faea F1 price was 160$ since yesterday. Now it is 169.99$, so the real value of the coupon is only 10$.

    Chinese marketing policy….

  14. Dipak saraf
    June 25, 2013


    The Specification says “processor – qualcomm snapdragon s4 8225q processor”, network band- gsm 900/1800/1900 mhz & 3g wcdma 2100 mhz, back camera-8.0 mega pixel, front camera-yes, 2mp, screen size- 4.3 – <5.0 inch, display resolution-1280 * 720 pixels,battery standard battery, 1600mah.

    Wondering which specification to follow while considering the phone as one of the probable one for purchase? Really confused.

    Wondering just want to push the product with such error on sales page? Hope this doesn't happen with the actual product.

  15. Alan Brito
    June 25, 2013

    This phone have dual sim slot? Or only one, because this is the international version.

  16. AdrianoARG
    June 26, 2013

    They even change the Bands, no GSM:850MHz and no WCDMA:850MHz, im canceling the order right now….

    • Demetrio
      June 28, 2013

      Today specs changed: here you are 850 MHz frequency:
      They also changed battery capacity to 2300mAh and front camera resolution from 4.9 to 5.0 Mpixel ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Demetrio
    June 26, 2013

    other news: original site http://www.faea.com.cn/product/f2/f2param/ reports both 1+4 GB version and 2+32 GB version.
    international site reports (just on main features page http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2-features) 1.5 GHz MTK6589 (turbo). But now it sells F2 at 9 dollar more, defining it “international version” (http://www.faeamobile.com/)

    @AdrianoARG: it’s quite probable F2 supports 850MHz band… I don’t know where you found different infos.

    • Demetrio
      June 26, 2013

      … ooops, sorry. Chinese version reports 900 MHz band instead of 850MHz… but let’s wait until the product is available, because we are watching continuous changes in web pages.

      • Alan Brito
        June 27, 2013

        Demetrio, do you know to tell me if this faea f1 internacional version have dual simcard slot, or only one? Thanks!

  18. Demetrio
    June 27, 2013

    Another new: 2GB + 32GB version will be released in August !!!

    • Demetrio
      June 28, 2013

      From the chinese forum (I hope I correctly understood google translation) it seems that:
      1) MTK6589T Turbo version, equiped with 2+32GB of memory, is delayed because the chip isn’t still on mass production, they got just some sample.
      2) the rear camera has got a too much curved lens, it was signaled by testers, therefore they have to change it on every terminal even if it was ready to sell.

      Ehi Andy, what about obtaining a discount when the “biggest” version is ready to launch? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. July 1, 2013

    My trusted Nokia finally died on me. It only works plugged into the juice. Not really a mobile that way.

    I really want the Neo N003. Had it pre ordered, but that got delayed.

    after checking the reviews here… I ordered myself the F1 as ‘inbetween’ snack. Let’s see how long it takes until it arrives here.

    Just freakin wish it was so much easier ordering from abroad as it’s within China.

  20. Demetrio
    July 1, 2013

    The forum on faeamobile.com is active and, more than all, FAEA answers to customers questions!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    We know in august will be released an “elite” version with MTK6589T CPU and 2GB RAM+ 32GB ROM

  21. July 28, 2013

    Faea F2 really looks like HTC Butterfly. But I love that is it thinner and of course, lighter. I did some “phone scouting” and I find it cheaper at merimobiles.com..I have yet to order from them so I’m really excited when I be able to road-test this baby. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ™‚