We all love savings. This is why many of us tend to buy smartphones from online re-sellers who in most cases are easy on wallets and sell devices noticeably cheaper. In many cases, online sellers also enable access to phones unavailable in your local store. Such practices mean lost profits for authorized distributors and manufacturers but also big risk and a lot of inconveniences for potential users. Recent report says that in order to reduce the number of the Blackphone 2 handsets sold on the grey market, Silent Circle released a software update that disables non-genuine phones.
The iPhone X may set the standards for the next generations of iPhones, but it’s price sticker of $1,000 is more than majority of mobile enthusiasts can afford. If the iPhone X’s is too expensive for you and you don’t mind Android software, the Leagoo S9 could be a solution here. The phone offers decent specs and speaks the same design language as its premium prototype, including the infamous top notches. It will debut soon at the fraction of the iPhone X’s price.
Vertu phones surely don’t need a special introduction. Considered the most snobbish smartphones they’re out of reach of majority of mobile users. But if you like the Vertu’s distinctive look but cannot afford its pricing, China-based Leagoo’s latest release may catch your attention. The Leagoo Venture 1 offers the same premium leather design at the price of an affordable phone making the Vertu’s luxury available to masses.
Global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 left hundreds of thousands of users heartbroken. Especially suffering are those who already had their precious phablet, could enjoy its awesome features but had to return it to store. Unfortunately, what prompted the recall wasn’t just a cosmetic defect that you could simply ignore. The device posed serious danger to users’ health or even life so there was really no question as to whether it could be kept. If, in that short period of time, you fell in love with the phone so much that you can’t imagine not having a handset that looks just like the Note 7, we have some good news for you. Coming our way from China is a Galaxy Note 7 clone which is not as boombastic as the original and costs only $139.99.
The Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is surely one of the hottest phones currently available on the market. However many customers resign from its purchase due to its really whooping price. Conscious of that China-based mobile maker, Elephone, released a device being almost a carbon copy of the Samsung’s flagship. The Elephone S7 surprises with identical design to the original, killer specs, dual-edge screen and a price tag that make this deal a steal.
We all used to the fact that small Chinese companies have been manufacturing iPhone clones. That’s nothing new. Some of you maybe even impatiently wait to see how well the world’s most popular phone will be knock off this time and how cheap it will be. However, an imitation of iPhone handset coming from a smartphone maker recognized internationally that is something new today. The mobile maker in question is HTC and it appears that its next super-phone called HTC A9, expected to be launched later this year, may be an iPhone 6 clone that runs Android.
Chinese companies have been forever in the business of making the most popular smartphones clones. Some of the clones only vaguely resemble the original, which usually happens when the manufacturer draws its knowledge from leaks and rumors. Once in a while, however, a clone is released that is an exact copy of the phone it’s based on, down to the tiniest details of design. One such clone of the Samsung Galaxy S6 has just hit the market and it costs only $110.
Being hailed legendary the iPhone 6’s high quality design standards will be always copied, that’s the harsh truth. We’ve already seen many quite impressive clones of the Apple’s recent flagship with the Dakele Big Cola 3 sporting 3GB RAM being one of the most eye-catching. Now, completely out of the blue, Russian brand Texet is launching a new iPhone-like smartphone to its domestic market. We’re talking about iX-maxi which though classified as a low-end sector device when it comes to hardware parameters, is almost like a carbon copy of the iPhone 6 in terms of body design language.
Releasing clones of popular smartphones is a common practice in China. Apple iPhones are especially loved by phone makers. Sometimes it happens that a clone is released long before the actual phone goes official. Such was the case with the iPhone 6 – a fully functional clone hit the stores in China two months before Apple announced it’s latest offering. The clones keep coming even after the iPhone 6 was launched. Funny named Big Cola 3 phone is the best iPhone 6 copy from China.
This Tuesday Lenovo silently launched a new Android smartphone that looks like a copy of the newest Apple iPhone 6. Called Lenovo Sisley S90 the phone hits the China market priced at something around $330. So, if you thought that copying Apple was a practice strictly reserved to no-name companies, you couldn’t be more mistaken. Still to our great surprise, the Lenovo’s own approach to the iPhone design packs pretty good tech parameters. Let’s check the details.
For a long time we can observe the gaining on popularity trend of clone-making in the mobile world. Almost every flagship has its clone, which very often is released before the original one. And, the first company that pops into mind when thinking of mobile clones is the Chinese Goophone, which, frankly speaking, has no serious competitor in this field. Not so long ago, we could see the iPhone 6’s copy, now we can witness the upcoming premiere of the Galaxy Note 4’s clone.
As it happens every year around this time, Apple’s next-generation iPhone is one of the most often discussed devices. As the big day draws closer, rumors increase in intensity and the level of anticipation rises to a boiling point but in some parts of the world users can already get the feel of what it’s like to hold the iPhone 6. No, Apple didn’t go crazy and release its new iPhone two months ahead of schedule, but a fully functional iPhone 6 clone was spotted in China.
Well, that was quick. The All New HTC One will be officially announced in the next three weeks but you can already buy its clone. As usual, the company responsible for bringing the latest design in a cheap package is the Chinese GooPhone. The know-off of the new HTC One is unsurprisingly called the GooPhone M8, comes with dual-SIM support and is already available for sale for around one third of what the original All New One is expected to sell. To be more exact, the fake HTC M8 will set you back just $229.99.
It goes without saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the best, if not the best, phablets released so far. There is one teeny tiny problem with the device, though – it is not cheap. Unless you have big savings or really well-paid job, it would be hard to afford the device especially if you would like to get yourself an unsubsidized model without any long term contracts. In this case the price for brand new original Galaxy Note 3 overlaps prices of laptops, tablets and all-in-one devices sometimes even twofold. Solution is pretty simple, if you looking for Galaxy Note 3-like experience for cheap, you may consider purchasing a clone. Here are few interesting options to choose from in case you searching for a cloned Galaxy Note 3.
It was just a matter of time until someone made an iPhone 5S look-alike handset. And as the matter of fact that someone just did. Wanna make a bet who was it? Yes, it was GooPhone, the most famous clone maker from China. The fake iPhone 5S is called GooPhone i5S and can be pre-ordered from GooPhone site for a mere $199.99. In case you were wondering, it is an off-contract price. The GooPhone i5S is available in the same color scheme as the original iPhone 5S, that is in black, silver and gold.
Can’t decide whether to get yourself the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 or 6.3? The OrientPhone N6 can make it easier for you. With its 6-inch display it fits perfectly in between these two Samsung phablets. The N6 seems to have huge potential and could make an interesting alternative to the Mega phones, especially since hardware-wise it does not fall behind the Samsung offerings. The device is available through Orient Deal for an affordable price of $259.68.
What can you do if you are on a tight budget but want a high-end smartphone real bad? Or a one looking like a high-end smartphone? You can buy a lottery ticket and hope to win a small fortune, you can wait for a deal or, if you are in China, you can opt for a clone. The thing with clones is that they look (almost) identical to the original but come with a tad less impressive specs, so if what matters to you most is the looks, the clone would do just fine. The same goes for mid-range devices, such as the Neo T001, which was based on the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini.
GooPhone, a company famous for cloning phones and tablets, has just launched another devices, the GooPhone N2 Lite. The looks of the phone and even the name itself leave no room for doubt what device the company is emulating this time – of course it is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. And let’s admit it, both handsets look almost identical, expect for the bezels which are slightly wider in the GooPhone. What is different between the original Galaxy Note II and the clone is the inside.