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Goophone to offer Apple iPhone 5C clone for $99?

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Goophone to offer Apple iPhone 5C clone for $99?
Back in March, the Goophone i5S was released in China for $150, powered by a dual-core 1GHz MediaTek SoC with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. This was the manufacturer's knock off of the Apple iPhone 5S. Goophone now plans on bringing its knock off of the Apple iPhone 5C to the market next month with the Goophone i5C.

Mock up of the Goophone i5C

Mock up of the Goophone i5C

This model has not been introduced, but leaked specs call for the device to feature a 4 inch screen with resolution of 540 x 960 and a dual-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MTK6572 processor on board. 1GB of RAM is along for the ride along with 4GB of native storage. The back and front-facing cameras will be 8MP and 2MP respectively.

The Goophone i5C supports quad-band GSM with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The 2000mAh battery allows up to 5 hours of talk time. Android 4.2 is pre-installed and the phone is going to be priced at $99. Since this model has not yet been unwrapped, the picture of the phone that accompanies this article is a mockup.

source: Anybuying, gizChina via Engadget

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 08:53 2

1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


1st..

where's the fun on that? why does people do that?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:00 4

2. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Well it seems that's the most significant achievement in their lives...

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:06 9

3. jacko1977 (Posts: 394; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


still better then the real thing

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:46 1

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6584; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'd rather buy the Goophone than the iPhone 5c

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:59 8

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


of course you would... you like cheap made Android phones..

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:11 4

4. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Will it have a range of colors?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:12

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


1/4 th the cost

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:37 8

6. likemorethan1 (Posts: 47; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


and 1/4 the quality

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:42

11. sergiobr (Posts: 425; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Not really ! They´re the same providers.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:44 2

12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1236; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Ha, don't kid yourself, they're both made from the same place, and if reviews of the Goophone i5 are to be believed, the Goophone have almost the same build quality of the iPhone, buyers aren't getting 1/4 of the quality, iFans are just paying 4X more

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:52 5

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


brand recognition, Support, customer service and user experience ... is something thet the Goophone will never offer..

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:17

14. frydaexiii (Posts: 1236; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


*Brand Recognition, that's all...

Support? It's Android, until it's hardware gives out, it will have custom ROMs.

Customer Service? Apple's customer service is basically the equivalent of my common sense, something which iFans take pride in since they lack common sense.

Me: "My iPod isn't turning on, I tried plugging it into the computer and nothing."

Apple Genius: "Did you try pressing the power button?"

User Experience? What can I say? Tech dinosaurs don't care about how a device manages their files, or how that other devices have much easier file management/transfer as compared to plugging it into iTunes just to transer songs/pictures

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 12:57 3

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so much for having an intelligent discussion.. later hater

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 03:49

20. likemorethan1 (Posts: 47; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


just one another thing to say : Made in China

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:36

10. enzitebob (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


A copy of a crappy over priced phone. At least this one has a more open OS. Apple needs to step up their game and get off their high horse. Android is starting to outsell world wide.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:24 1

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2379; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Starting to? Android has an 80% worldwide market share, while iOS has about 13%. Android "started" quite a while ago.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 12:14

16. scumbledEGG (unregistered)


goophones was supplied by apple, haha! IMPERFECTIONS!!!

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 17:58 1

18. PK1983 (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Would take this over an iphone any day of the week.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:59

19. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Devices like these are the best of both worlds. Apple design with android os. Those ipad mini clones are truly sick.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 09:26

21. brady56 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


goophoneshop.net this website seems are the goophone english official website. the goophone i5c seems is the best clone of iphone 5c now.

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