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Faea F2 V.S. ZOPO C2, Which Is The Best 5-inch 1080P Phone?

by Shine Wong 5

Faea F2 vs ZOPO C2

We have posted a hands-on video of the new 5-inch 1080P Faea F2 phone, today, we made another video to compare it with another similar phone: Faea F2 VS Zopo C2. The both phone have similar hardware specs, software, and price tag. They will compete directly in China market.

Here is the comparison video:

Here is comparison of specs:

Faea F2Zopo C2
Screen Size5-inch, 1080P, 1920*1080 pixel5-inch, 1080P, 1920*1080 pixel
Processor1.2GHz MTK MT6589, quad-core1.2GHz MTK MT6589, quad-core
OSAndroid 4.2.1Android 4.2.1
Rear Camera13-megapixel13-megapixel
Front Camera5-megapixel5-megapixel
PriceMore than $249.99About $239.99

Faea F2 vs ZOPO C2

Faea F2 vs ZOPO C2

Faea F2 vs ZOPO C2

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  • Nahúm Pérez Mesa

    NEO N003!

  • Dave Weinstein

    Hmmm… I think we need to be VERY clear about something that you just mentioned in passing.

    In China, when a manufacturer says that the OS is Android (4.x.x) it isn’t necessarily so. The Chinese government has encouraged all the domestic phone makers to “scrub” the Googleness out of Android, which means that most (or ALL) of the Google apps are removed, along with access to the Google Play store, and syncing with Gmail and Google’s backup services. Many recent devices with great hardware have been plagued (ruined in my opinion) by this. Examples of this are the Lenovo K900, Vivo Xplay, Oppo Find 5. ALL of these claim to be either Android 4.1 or 4.2, in fact the salespeople will swear by this fact, yet none have the Google apps, nor is there any way to add the Googleness back short of flashing a new ROM.

    The Zopo C2/ZP980 runs stock Android 4.2.1 (although you can order the C2 with Aliyun), but we don’t know what Faea has done to the OS, so the table in the article claiming they BOTH have 4.2.1 doesn’t have a lot of meaning unless you can verify that they haven’t “broken” their Android implementation.

    I used to be VERY bullish on these new low cost high quality Chinese smartphones. Now, I don’t trust the manufacturers OS claims until I actually touch the device myself (or at least see a youtube video) and see that the Google Apps haven’t been scrubbed away.

    So far, I applaud Zopo and UMI for offering a “pure Google” option. I have good hopes for the Firefly (V65) and Faea, but who knows until someone actually looks at what they’ve done and reports on what modifications they’ve made to the OS. Vivo and Nubia get slap on the hand for removing all the Google apps but keeping Google syncing. Lenovo and Oppo should be ashamed of themselves.

    For years, we’ve all been complaining about Samsung Touchwiz, HTC Sense, and Moto Blur. But the wholesale changes to that our Chinese manufacturers are now making are in a whole new league, and make the big companies look benign by comparison. It’s a shame that just as the 2nd tier manufacturers are starting to build world class hardware, that they’ve decided to learn the WRONGEST lessons about the software, and are screwing up their products by trying to “add value”.

    The ironic truth is that the best service they could offer to their customers with regards to software is a “pure Google” experience, and timely (i.e. less than 30 days) updates when Google makes new software releases. The more they’ve modified the stock code, the longer it takes to update the software. This translates into more software resources needed to do the work, and longer wait times, and kludgier implementations for the customers.

    • sotong

      You could have said it in two word – Android Fragmentation.

      • Dave Weinstein

        Haha. Maybe, but I would have chosen two different words, “Aliyun Outrage”. 😉

  • Mik

    which quad phones have the best GPS receiver? I heard that most of them are poor and it’s nearly impossible to chose one