FAEA’s 5-inch 1080p F2 and F2S NFC get $100 price cuts!

One among the few Chinese manufacturers to have shown interest in third party development for their phones, FAEA are offering two of their most powerful phones with quite a substantial discount.

The devices — the FAEA F2S and the F2 — are now available for just $149.99 and $99.99, which to me sounds like quite a lucrative deal. Of course the phones won’t have the build of an HTC M8, but for $150 you can’t really go wrong when you have a 5-inch 1080p display, NFC and a quad-core processor on board.

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We did review the F2S sometime back, and found the device to be quite OK for the price. However, FAEA have been active on promoting 3rd party development on their devices, which is something we really like. MediaTek phones often have to bear the brunt of missing 3rd party (community) support.

FAEA also seem to be offering free express shipping on the devices, which only adds value to the deal. It isn’t clear if the discounted prices will stay, but if you are looking for a decent quad-core 1080p phone at the moment, this might be the time for you to jump the gun on one of the FAEA phones.

Thanks to Xavier for the tip.

The devices can be bought from FAEAmobile.com.

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  1. bigfoot007
    April 7, 2014

    Couls you pls check the free shipping? I am trying to order,but the system counts 30usd for shipping:/

    • bigfoot007
      April 8, 2014

      Now is working without any problem, so it looks they fixed the problem./ I am gonna order at least 1 piece. Only one thibng I miss – that it is impossible to buy any silicone gel case for this phone…

      • xin
        April 8, 2014

        I want to buy one
        Can you tell me how you get free shipping?
        I am getting $30 shipping

  2. Joe
    April 7, 2014

    only 2100 WCDMA FYI for those thinking of buying it.

    • Indonesian people
      April 7, 2014

      We use 2100Mhz for WCDMA, so it’s okay

  3. Sérgio Miguel Silva
    April 7, 2014

    Free shipping is working here, at least with Paypal.

  4. Yassen Yotov
    April 7, 2014

    To some free shipping works, to others it’s 29,99 (even with paypal). Oh well, it’s sweet deal anyway.

  5. dodo
    April 7, 2014

    will this phone work in Germany?

    • Cuerex
      April 7, 2014

      musst du selber schauen… jenachdem welche frequenzen dein anbieter unterstützt

  6. OnlyMe999
    April 7, 2014

    I think the f2s is getting an official cyanogenmod rom from faea themselves. If so this is actually a very nice deal.

    • April 7, 2014

      Omni ROM seems to be in a better state on the FAEA at the moment, CyanogenMod still looks to be in the works.

      • jinzo
        April 8, 2014

        Better state? Almost nothing works.
        FYI: There’s also no source
        available for _anything_. So nothing (like literally, besides two almost
        non functioning betas) came from anything. And the whole “Open Source”
        deal was just a marketing one unfortunately.
        So please don’t try to promote everything everywhere (even if it’s not true even in the slightest). I know you have to make a living, but…

  7. pidgin
    April 7, 2014

    would have bought but delivery shows 30$ for me not free (europe)

    • April 7, 2014

      Still a low price even if the shipping is a little steep

  8. April 7, 2014

    We haven’t heard a peep from FAEA for months now. There were rumours of an octacore phablet but now nothing

  9. kaskuser
    April 8, 2014

    hi andi newman n2 price now 100$ too in pandawill.
    which is better?

    • ruvimbo
      April 9, 2014

      I had a Newman N2 and I really cant recommend it. There were software issues, camera issues, some random restarts, overheating hardware so one corner of the display had slightly other colours and the battery was too loose so it went off sometimes.
      Even for just 100$ you dont want to buy it. Just an unreliable phone. :-/

  10. April 8, 2014

    The discount is hinting that there will be new models announced soon…

  11. masterxcvt
    April 9, 2014

    is this 1.5Ghz good for 1080p display? isnt it too slow and will therefore lag? I am considering buying one thats why I ask

  12. Edison Dairo
    April 16, 2014

    ordered almost 2 weeks ago, wrote today to ask for a tracking number (i pad the $29 for shipping) and they reply this: “Hi,sorry.We haven’t found good shipping method to your country.” – FaeaMobile Support

  13. isr
    May 20, 2014

    what about the omnirom and cyanogen rom? havent found either for download…

  14. Be warned.
    May 22, 2014

    CAVEAT EMPTOR – Read the FAEA forums. FAEA are not honoring warranty and won’t even respond to some people. They no longer provide RMAs according to some users. They failed to replace my DoA phone for 5 months! Until I did a chargeback through my CC company, and now they are begging me to cancel it. I still do not have a phone I ordered 6 months ago. Very bad service, warranty is not worth anything and the price is dropping crazily. I would not recommend this company to anyone. Based on the forums as a representative sample, most of the phones they ship are faulty, and you will never see a replacement until you paypal dispute it or CC dispute it. They provided me with several fake “return shipping” details before I cancelled the transaction. CAVEAT EMPTOR… Read the FAEA forums on their site carefully before considering buying this phone. I am not their only victim.