Replicant Assault – 11 Chinese smartphone clones that blew our minds!
0. phoneArena 22 Jan 2014, 09:35 posted on
What used to be a gathering of poorly-manufactured, borderline grotesque imitations of sleek, expensive flagships, has evolved into a clone army that eats into the Chinese market share of big-game, premium devices. The latest MediaTek-powered replicas of Samsung, Apple, and HTC's heavyweights are virtually indistinguishable from their originals. Each detail of not only their construction, but their factory interfaces as well, is faithfully reproduced. Meanwhile, these knock-offs sport capable quad-core or even eight-core chipsets...
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1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
The iPnoho 6 is hilarious!! The iNew V3 looks at actually pretty hot!
3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
The iNew V3 looks extremely sexy... I'm drooling right now XD
10. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)
i actually kinda want 3,9,10, and 11 they're crazy
12. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I like 9,10 and 11 as well. I looked into further... I would only be able to get 2G connectivity with those phones... Sad :( I was about to get the One Max (10) oh well :/ another day another adventure with my Nexus 4
19. coolicool (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
i can not agree more,the stock is not enough to sell at all.
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I might actually get an OrientPhone One MAX... For that price, I wouldn't mind playing with it for a while.
4. tech2 (Posts: 3450; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
lol.......that Lumia 1020 clone XD.......'it has 2 MP camera that says 41 MP on the back'....OMG
5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
That Lumia clone, lol. Says 41mp, actually 2mp. Seriously. And insanely big battery for those specs.
11. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)
21. s7yler (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
I recommend that you get it from coolicool.com for $172.99 with free shipping. They ship really fast and you can pay with paypal and have buyers protection. I just got my order from them, took only 3 days.
7. flipjzn (Posts: 256; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
The fact that china is overly populated, everyone just wants anything for a job, that's why they are willing to go as far as stealing others' designs. Search you tube and u will find fake eggs. Lol
9. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
loved this article. i think phonearena should do more of this
13. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I've tried the Galaxy Note 3 knockoff. Performance is actually not bad (AnTuTu score: ~13000), and the extent of which they theme it to look like Touchwiz is impressive, although the only thing they couldn't copy is the multi-window
14. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Chinese knock-off phones are getting more and more impressive. I know someone with a "Cubot p9" (Galaxy S3/4 knockoff) that she picked up for $100. Works extremely well for the price.
15. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
so many devices, yet I only saw one that didn't have a crappy mediatek or similar branded processors, do not want.
17. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
this is the more lumia like cloudfone.
22. light_tamer (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)
CloudFones are made in China but designed in the Philippines.