Et tu, Lenovo? Lenovo Sisley might be the most blatant iPhone 6 ripoff from a major maker
7. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Not surprising seeing how some of their previous phones look like some major brand phones.
34. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Did they copy iBend feature.
Shame for big companies like Lenovo to copy those typical designs.
39. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
it's even sadder that this company happens to now own the motorola brand
49. buccob (Posts: 2495; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
HERE... Same article, but with Objectve journalism.
It is obvious that Lenovo copied the design of the iPhone, but whats more, it also improved it...
No protruding camera
Not too ugly back.
It is what Apple usually do, takes an idea/design/feature and improve it...
A little of its own medicine I would say.
And yes, the iPhone 6 is an ugly, less functional version of the HTC One M7... (but with better camera)
65. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)
You mean the back of iPhone 6 with those duct tape linings are ugly? That's blasphemy man! Take your word back or the applelogists will be hunting your head.
67. buccob (Posts: 2495; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
You are right, I should have included the advisory "IMHO" even though it falls under common opinion...
82. verty (Posts: 121; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Iphonearena!!!!! So so biased!!!!!! Deeply annoying. To them no phone is better than that itelephone. This is one thing I hate you guys for and it really sucks. If you guys like the iPhone's much just call this forum the iPhone forum so we know what you guys really are. 5 thumbs down for useless annoying bigotry. Just look at any comparison with any iPhone before you start you already know the B.S. you''re gonna read. GSM Arena 10 thumbs up for unbiased unbiogoted journalism. Right now I am so so pissed.
68. rob5150 (Posts: 155; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Google still owns moto. Sale has not gone through yet. And amazing that Lenovo could make a phone in 3 weeks time? Each phone company is trying to make a different styling phone. There is only so much that can be imagined and changed in a rectangular form factor. It is time for manufacturers to put effort into the devices speed, battery life, camera etc... They are all boxes, just like all laptops and tower computers are. It's the form factor. Period. Make the difference in the insides now.
14. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
I tend to agree. But this Lenovo design is much better.
20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
In your opinion, which counts for less than most because you haven't had a rational comment on here in...ever.
25. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
But look at the back. No strips amd camera lays flush.
29. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
True. Yeah the phone overall is a blatant copy, but I'm impressed at how they kept a 13MP camera there without even a slight bulge.
51. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
What's funny is that many flagships have protruding cameras.. Note 4 being a good example
64. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)
Hey applelogist, The-Sailor-Man is rational when he said lenovo design is much better and many people will agree with him. Go home to your mom crying because somebody's bashing your god iPhone.
21. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
But you have to give these guys some credit, they improved the crude design of the iPhone 6 with two major stand out features, the clean plastic cut outs that don't look awful like the iPhone implementation and they sticked a 13MP sensor in a 6.9mm body with no protruding camera!
41. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
but it's hard to deny that that fruit company is responsible for redefining "smartphones"
we're not sure how smartphones could have become without the iphone. also, they popularized the tablet.
please don't defend copycats when they're obviously just being copycats. i wouldn't mind them stealing logical features and functions. the blatant copying of design is simply unforgivable. are their designers that stupid that they have to resort to copying?
46. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Lenovo actually made much better design here. It's good for the consumers . Right?
So what's your problem here?
Or Apple have never done that?
56. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
I don't know if it'd make you feel great holding a smartphone that looks like a second rate clone of some more popular and expensive device. for me, it's certainly not going to feel good. i think i'd embarrass myself holding a device that tries to look like an iphone or a galaxy.
the issue here is about copying designs. that's not something that benefits customers. tell me how on earth does that design lead to benefits in the user experience? if they wanted ergonomics, they could have settled with just the rounded corners and not go as far as copying those white strips at the back.
i don't really understand how these people could still afford to defend blatant design copycats.
copying designs is never defensible.
it's either you're a lenovo fanboy or you're simply a hater of the bigger companies.
83. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)
Did you even checked out my list in Google or something else?
Yes Apple has copied much more than others; round corners? Even their Names and Logo are a copy from others! Name Apple, the fruit itself, iPhone, iOS, etc. all copied. "I don't know if it'd make you feel great 'using' a 'name' that was like a second rate clone of some more popular and expensive in 'that time'!", as were the names and logo.
62. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)
Why you guyz hate apple so much.
A friend of mine owns i6 and trust i6 is the sexiest device right now.
No doubt apple is a trend setter.
84. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)
Simple, either we are going to hate anyone that copies, mainly Apple because even their Names and Logo are a copy, or, I desagree, but we should let copianies copy each other! Aplies for all! The thing is 'we' guyz may hate Apple so much because you iGuyz defend Apple when they are a blatant copy from others too!
72. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
i think you're missing the point here, when apple copies, it becomes instant trend that others will follow, so they are okay to copy, but when you copy apple it becomes not okay? wtf is that thinking right?
for me, copy all they want and bring me the design I prefer, the spec I prefer, this all copying benefits me, because it brings to the table all in one I like, like, i like iphone 4s design and sony's design and i like android ecosystem, HUAWEI made a very beautiful smartphone the "ascend p7" obviously inspired by iphone and sony, and I LIKE IT, so how is that possible for us the consumer if they weren't be inspired with each other, we'll end up stagnant, and not satisfied because you wished you have that design on your ecosystem. just like if apple didn't copy how it is possible they'll redefine smartphone?
so copying is no biggy, just bring it to me, and i'll choose who has the best specs with beautiful design.
79. steodoreben (Posts: 227; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
@pwnarena I agree with you but Apple's innovation stops when the iPhone and iPad first created. It is sad that no one bats an eye to the first smartwatch, which is also a true innovation and revolutionary. And no one appreciates Oppo N1's rotating camera (sounds gimmicky for Apple fans). Try to appreciate other company's works, there are lots of them. Don't defend Apple, they copy ideas also. Just move on.
Samsung is working on WiFi standard, 60GHz Wi-Fi technology transmits data at 4.6Gbps. As expected, no one will appreciate this innovation. Apple fans will just snob.
55. MasterSyrron (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)
But Apple did it better... innovation... it has the WiFi's... it is an iPhone...
70. spineman (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)
GREAT points. Thank you. Apple and their Nouveau riche millionaire club think they invented computing! I am an Apple fanboy but they are drinking their own Koolaide. Nice that you bring it back into perspective. We all stand on the backs of Bell Labs and Xerox, etc.
74. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I think xiaomi, lenovo, huawei or any other company that's good at copying ideas from china shoud host a contest for best colone/copy award.
52. HildyJ (Posts: 292; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Gee, my Nexus 3 had rounded sides back when the iPhone was sporting slab sides. And I doubt it was the first phone to have this. Heck, my antique wooden table's top has rounded edges. They must have used a Victorian time machine to steal the idea from Apple.
75. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I don't understand why they copy the old fashion desing of iphone.
iphone 6 itself is ugly . yet some stupid er company copy's the design..
東施效顰 is what i think lenovo has done.
45. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
dark you may want to get the htc desire eye since you like your selfie shots.
54. darkkjedii (Posts: 19478; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
My 6+ is awesome, to be honest, I don't need anything else bro.
3. Cicero (Posts: 848; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
If you put a physical home key in front it look like Samsung.
4. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
What I hate most in new iPhone design is those annoying strips on backside. so ugllllyyyy
78. steodoreben (Posts: 227; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
What I hate most is that PhoneArena defends iPhone 6 as the most beautiful looking smartphone ever, its obvious that the antenna bands makes the phone horrible. They prefer iPhone 6/6+ design over GALAXY Note 4.
5. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)
I can already see Apple's next announcement: iPhone 6S ... in PINK!
42. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
you can't be too sure.
he might have actually meant that he surrendered his respect to lenovo or he made a bet with lenovo with his respect at stake, and he lost.
8. steodoreben (Posts: 227; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
Lenovo crosses Apple's dearly-held principles, this will end in court. Oh, never mind.
50. Doakie (Posts: 1855; Member since: 06 May 2009)
That's my main concern about this. This is the future owner of Motorola and they're not above copying the iPhone? I mean only startups or no name companies should stoop that low to get some sales. Lenovo is a major company, they should have more pride in themselves to do something like this. Maybe they just want to be able to use iPhone cases with their phone. There usually is a wealth of iPhone case styles on the market. Maybe they wanted to leverage that... LOL! Either way I would never buy this. I'd rather rock my Android phone and make it stand out as an Android phone not some iPhone poser.
71. medtxa (Posts: 1105; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
I thought that lenovo design is never well thoughted just like many small chinnese oem, flashy but not elegant, they should learn from huwai? maybe
10. vuyonc (Posts: 983; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Stick to tablets, Lenovo. Just...stick to tablets.
11. Hatshipuh (Posts: 120; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Blatant copy yes, but their solution for the antenna looks way better than the original.
In Apple terms they were inspired and optimized?
15. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
That's the same solution tablet makers have been using for cellular radios since the iPad was introduced.
19. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
It is already used on the M7 and M8. Apple already copied the M7's back, but they changed the way the antenna bands wrap around the back because it is "revolutionary" the way they do things.
26. greathero1 (Posts: 563; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Not really. Other than the somewhat similar antennae bands, the backs look nothing a like.
12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
You know who would be overjoyed to see this launch? Hugo Barra and the guys at Xiaomi. People might forget for a while that MIUI and the Mi handsets are giant Apple rip offs.
18. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
No, it isn't I've used it, and it is nothing special, other than a ripoff. If it was "way better," then the Mi3/Mi4 and all of their other stuff would sell better.
23. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
And yet MIUI v5 was launch 6 months ahead of iOS 7.
Apple fans are mostly living in denial with dated gadgets.
27. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
MIUI v5 is still skeumorphic like iOS 6. Learn your copycats. MIUI v6, which came out this year, is flat like iOS 7.
Purveyors of fake products are still living in denial.
32. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Apple fan really know nothing outside their Apple ecosystem. I know better as i used to both iOS and MIUI.
The original MIUI v5 look like this which launch on March 2013
The build in MIUI Theme store allow user to immediately change to whatever theme by a few clicks.
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Apple fan are fixtured on Apple one ecosystem, nothing bad. Just that they like to bad mouth on platform which they themselves have very little understanding.
33. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
I've used both, and you should look again. Your very own comparison shows v5 with textures and shadows like iOS 6 and MIUI v4. MIUI v6 is the flat one, just like iOS 7...that came out 8 months before v6.
Face it. The Internet, as a whole, has called out Xiaomi for the Apple copycats that they are. You won't find anything outside of Xiaomi that supports your claims.
As for "fixtured " (fixed) on one ecosystem, I'm willing to bet good money I've owned more Android handsets than you (More than 40), and definitely more iOS handsets (1 would be more than you have owned, but I've had them all), and I will throw WP, WM, Meego, and Blackberry into the mix. The only one who is fixed on an ecosystem is you.
37. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
If you know about Android than you won't compare Apple with Orange
Though they are smartphone, they are design for very different target group. Geek will get bored with iOS in a matter of weeks and iOS fans would prefer iOS simplicity.
I am happy with iOS its just the ignorant Apple fans that need to be tormented once in awhile.
After paying so much, they feel a need to belittle others.
80. Chuck007 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)
The statement about how geeks will be bored about iOS can't possibly be more false. I know a lot of people in IT and other tech jobs who loves their user friendly iPhone. Of course there are people who switch (like me for example, bought an Xperia Z3), but saying it like every geek is that way is too much of a generalization.