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This brazen, yet almost-perfect Apple iPhone 6 clone comes with a 64-bit SoC, 3GB of RAM; costs just $243

This brazen, yet almost-perfect Apple iPhone 6 clone comes with a 64-bit SoC, 3GB of RAM; costs just $243
We've already seen a fair amount of Apple iPhone 6 clones, some of them were good and others were better. What's more, we're almost sure that there are many that will hardly make any headlines outside China. Some of these arrived months before Tim Cook had unveiled Cupertino's latest batch of smartphones. Well, the title of the almost-perfect Apple iPhone 6 clone might easily go to Dakele Big Cola 3, which just debuted in China.

From a distance, you might easily mistake it with the real deal; put a case on it in order to hide the non-Apple logo at the back and the less-initiated will congratulate you for your new iPhone 6. We're not exaggerating at all - apart from the different logo at the back and the marginally-different placement of the hardware buttons on the side, it will be rather hard to tell that the 7.25mm-thin Dakele Big Cola 3 is not, actually, Cupertino's flagship. The lack of a mute toggle on the left side and the additional slot for a microSD card are a dead giveaway, mind you.

This brazen, yet almost-perfect Apple iPhone 6 clone comes with a 64-bit SoC, 3GB of RAM; costs just $243
Underneath the hood, the Dakele Big Cola 3 has some respectable specs, which are nothing like the hardware inside the real iPhone 6. We have a 5", 1080p display panel at the front, which is covered with sapphire glass (reportedly). The Dakele Big Cola 3 is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset, which is churning the gears at 1.7GHz in concert with 3GB of RAM.

We also have 16GB of native storage, accompanied by a microSD card slot, which supports memory cards of up to 128GB in size. At the rear, a 13MP Sony IMX214 camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 takes care of the images, while up front another Sony-made sensor, an 8MP Sony IMX219 one, will snap as many selfies you'd want it to. It comes without saying that the Dakele Big Cola 3 is running Android, Android 4.4 KitKat, if we have to be exact.

Most probably, the phone will not leave China. If you, however, find a way to lay your hands on it, be advised that it will set you back roughly $243.

So, what's the verdict - a shameless iPhone 6/6 Plus clone or a beautiful, well-spec'd and low-cost smartphone?


source: iGeek via GSMDome

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posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:56 24

1. vishalaestro (Posts: 81; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


how they come to put a sapphire glass while apple could not do it .

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:58 1

2. android_hitman (unregistered)


hahahaha, true story.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:31 1

9. 5sApple (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


this is what we expected on a iPhone 6..Apple fooled us

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 23:48

39. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


This shows iC6 (or iP6) is not worth more than $200. Hence Proved.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:04 1

5. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Probably because they wont be producing millions, upon millions of this particular phone. Though Apple still could have afforded it surely.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:09 1

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


bcoz they made the phone by theirself, thats how they have sapphire glass. Whereas, apple cannot do anything on its own, a very simple reason.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:31

10. jack123 (Posts: 186; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


that's how sammy made money from apple.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:56 2

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Just like how the Nokia N1 uses spare iPad mini 3 parts left on the cutting board, this uses unused iphone 6 parts. Sapphire was cut last minute but I am sure GT made some useable panels. Here they are!

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 11:35

24. legiloca (Posts: 1208; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


it was because of production and quality conflicts. The sapphire glass maker that Apple trusted couldn't meet their demand that's why Apple just backed out and went for a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 instead

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 13:06

28. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Chinese sapphire lol. Crash!

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 15:32 1

30. VZ_Here (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)


how else would apple make more money if you dont brake your screen. easy an fast

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 01:56

40. skyline88 (Posts: 449; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


typical American company producing typical mediocre products to fool typical fanboys.

nothing new.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:59

3. dimas (Posts: 1920; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Dakelele big cola. More like a rival for Dr. Pepper's soda drink. How come it has sapphire glass display for its cheap cost?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 14:31

29. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It has super low R&D cost comparing to Apple. Beside, their profit of margin is a lot lower than Apple's. I kind of want this phone so I can make mess with people who has iphone 6 now :P

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:01

4. dimas (Posts: 1920; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


We had the same question at the same time. The sapphire glass really is mysterious for the price.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:50 2

18. newuser1 (Posts: 218; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


didn't you read the article? it say "reportedly". means it maybe not true. so why take time argue about it?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:57 1

20. newuser1 (Posts: 218; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


yes. the article? says "reportedly". means it may or may not be true.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 12:55

26. FACTS (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2014)


it's true i actually bought one back in august even before the iphone6 was released. so who is coping who?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:05 1

6. alumoyo (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


So they say sapphire glass - and we're supposed to believe them coz clearly they have have so much ethics and integrity right???

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:51 3

19. newuser1 (Posts: 218; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


didn't you read the article? it say "reportedly". means it maybe not true. so why take time argue about it?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:11 1

8. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Well Dear F@#%&ing Santa...

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:36

11. BillyBoy (Posts: 40; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


It is not sapphire glass , just a clone of a sapphire glass screen.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:39

12. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


now that's the iPhone I want, if you know what I mean

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:53 1

13. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


These guys are probably the same people that is secretly behind the Nokia N1 hardware. Foxconn employee spinoff company. Lol

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:05

15. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's not surprising actually. GT probably made a lot and the Apple watch is so small they only need so many panels. Whoever that is absorbing the bankruptcy, not sure if it's the government or not, is going to sell the sapphire they have to the highest bidder for cheap. Looks like these guys are getting it,

Huawei is buying some to for a P7 special edition.

I think the ifans are drinking too much Apple koolaid thinking that sapphire is that exspensive and difficult to obtain. This isn't Kryptonite. People can get it.

I hate to break it to the ifans but simeone has to do it.

The only thing really exsspensive about any iphone is IOS and they have been charging you for it from IOS 1 - 6 with practically no changes, now they will go 7 - 13 charging you the same or greater premium. Sapphire isn't expensive, they just come up with ways to overcharge you. 100 billion in the bank in liquid assets. Enough said.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:41 1

17. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


In that logic that ios is making iphone high price, Samsung phones should be free because Touchwiz. :-)

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:30 1

16. UglyFrank (Posts: 1583; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Besides the processor it beats the iPhone 6

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 11:03

21. sunday (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


China people can Copy anything but they cant originate things. If its samsung, apple will them. To court and collect $1b. They should try and take china company to court also

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 12:21

25. kurama. (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Sep 2014)


Apple don't want to fade it self in that sea of people. How many will they sue there is no end.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 11:07

22. robocopvn (Posts: 402; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


the fake has better bezel haha

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 11:21

23. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Much better.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 13:04

27. fay99 (Posts: 101; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Can it bend easily as well? That's one of the coolest features that other phones cannot beat.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 16:53

31. Suo.Eno (Posts: 482; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Doesn't really matter if there's faking and copying going because let's face it; if you're in the market and are serious about some already narrowed down choices you wouldn't be able or even want to buy this one anyway outside of China. Plus with the added grey import costs added up you'd be better off getting a proper non-clone variety.

Key point for discussion here should be that $249 mark. No matter how you slice or dice it or if you think that this will be a typical Chinese OEM play for sheer volume sales success alone = LOW profit margin per model, you just can't ignore how/why did they arrive to that target to market.

Even if they add $100 at the last minute, for an unlocked **ahem** clone phone w/ this spec sheet to go for just 350 tops proves that the Moto guy was right... $650 phones shouldn't be still happening from now on.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 19:35

32. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


Looks pretty good. Gotta give them props.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 19:59

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The antenna gaps on the face looks so much better not filled in with Elmer's glue. HAH.

They are both ugly overall, the fake is less ugly.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 20:04

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


what is so funny is this. 2 company's now how phones that look exactly like Apples phones. Apple hasnt even raised a stink. Yet the Galaxy devices look nothing like them, and Apple made the biggest stink. Yes these guys aren't gonna sell millions of phones. but if Apple was really suing over a phone they claimed look like theirs, this and the GooPhone look identical.

suing Samsung was all about the fact they couldn't compete and they used lawsuits to slow them down. thats why they will never get another penny of my money.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 21:56

35. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


The only difference is that it's not as shiny.

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 02:10

41. Stagueve (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


And that's Dakele3 official lauch trailer youtube.com/watch?v=Zg1CJWtLhmI

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 02:37

42. liftmeup (Posts: 29; Member since: 17 May 2014)


I don't know how much it costs apple to produce one iphone 6/6+, but I have a feeling that it's not much more than this Soda phone lol

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 06:21

43. steelew (Posts: 197; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Can someone get one and review it? I always liked apples phones, just not the OS.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 12:35

44. sstani (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


awesome :3

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 09:01

45. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 320; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


fake there is only one apple

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:41

46. HarryWild (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


I want a Dakele Big Cola 3 5" model! Can you buy it at the Apple Store?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 11:05

47. Kostrov (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)


I ordered my clone from xphonex.net. So far I can tell that this is 100% better than original.:-/
Looks and feels like iphone 6 plus but cheaper.

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