An iPhone 6 running Android? This is as close as it gets

The Apple iPhone 6 is enjoying tremendous sales success as all reports point out to record-breaking demand for the 4.7-inch gadget, but what is it that makes the iPhone 6 special? Sure, iOS 8 with its sleek looks and fast operation is a big part of it, but the outstanding, premium sleek design of the iPhone 6 is also a decisive factor for many.

But what if you want that same iPhone 6 style, only running on Android? It's all possible in one country, and if you guessed China, you guessed correctly.

A shameless iPhone 6 clone named Dakele 3 has appeared in the People's Republic, and it boasts a very similar, metal body, equally positioned buttons, the round home key from the iPhone, even the plastic strips for the antenna that many have criticized. Heck, even the camera is protruding slightly.

It's a shameless, but masterful clone. The Dakele 3 is expected to to on sale in December, and it ships with an unknown version of Android (likely, 4.4 KitKat, skinned with Dakele's own custom UI), and a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MT6572 chip (some rumors even speculate that it might have a Snapdragon 8xx version) with 3 gigs of RAM. It's also got a 13-megapixel main camera using the popular Sony IMX214 sensor with an f/2.0 lens.

We don't know if it's as thin as the iPhone, neither do we know if it will spur the same 'bend-gate' scandals, but all in all, it looks like a very high-end affair. Would you get it?

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This phone will become Very Popular with the Younger generation who can"t Afford the Real iPhone 6,and a Very good Xmas Present from the Youngsters As Well

3. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

don't want to buy is the reason and not afford for maximum people. but sh33ps have just nothing else to say.

25. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

I believe there are so so so many people that can afford Iphone 6 but decide not to be the sheep :D

30. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Note 4 is way useful and cheaper. Good for businessmen.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Ignorance of iPhone fans is just bubbling off the side...AYE Mate?! Not everyone on this planet wants an iPhone. Why must everyone have an iPhone. If people can afford all the devices they buy, surely they can afford an iPhone. How about maybe they don't want one you egotistical self-righteous bastard? Samsung sold 350M smartphone last year with over 150M being the Note and S models. You think those people can't afford iPhones? Apple with 4 selling models sold a total of 150M. Not everyone wants an iPhone, just like not everyone eats at McDonald's. For the love of God dude, you guys need o frikkin grow up.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Friggin ashamed this is from China. Even when I am Chinese Canadian. :(

4. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Better than iPhone 6

13. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

iPhone 6 done right (sorry for trolling, but i could not miss the occasion)

16. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It messed up the design.

5. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Hi Victor. What about a little quote for these high-res pictures ?... ;)

6. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Made for pathetics

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I couldn't agree more about the iPhone. When did you switch sides?

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't want a phone Made of glass which breaks thanks

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014


8. maherk

Posts: 6957; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"but the outstanding, premium sleek design of the iPhone 6 is also a decisive factor for many." iPA at their best.

11. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Then every single mobile and tech site on this planet must be an iSite! Now I know why Apple needs hundreds of billions, to pay thousands of sites each year to lie about their reviews. Those clueless liers! They have no idea what premium and sleek is until they hold the new note 4 with its amazing plastic cover that resembles a back cover of a phone that costs 100$. Now thats sleeeeeek!

15. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

wow you proved a $4 worth Aluminium is a more expensive material than a diaomond. Hats off to your common sense dude. Also one would prefer light weight and removable battery over aluminium unibody design. care to remember that?

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dont over price it. Its about as much aluminum as maybe 3 sheets of aluminum foil. You can get the whole roll for like a buck. lol. Aluminum is "premium" because people fall for marketing and nothing more.

35. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@laughmi I agree with your thoughts. For social climbers, take note: the market value of an Apple smartphone is inversely proportional to the production cost. Thus, iPhone is cheap. :3

9. sprd_

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

There's a little mistake here. Mediatek MT6572 is a dual-core SoC for entry-level smartphones, while the octa-core chip you referring to is Mediatek MT6592.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hey it's the Nokia N1 phone! Slap a Nokia logo on this and those suckers will fall for it, just how Foxconn planned it.

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

All the execs must at M$ must get the day off for Thanksgiving while you poor, petty bastards in the Blow Job Department have to work. Well, at least they left the one Win98 computer hooked up so you guys can come on here with your hearsay and whatnot since there's nothing to do in the office at the moment. At least your mouths will get a rest for a day...

12. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

What is the reason for iPhone 6 Success? It simply isn't sleek design, iOS 8 and it's fast operation. It's more like unknowledged buyers.

14. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Why they copy iPhone's design? Because the iPhone is so cheap as them. They can't copy Nexus, Samsung and Sony because it packs both aesthetics and function. A more premium build in my opinion. HAHAHA. My apologies for being so rude. :3

17. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I sold 4 iPhone 6(first copy/clone) already. However they were powered by lower mediatek chipset clocked at 1.7ghz and has 512 mb ram running on jelly bean 4.2 To be honest you can't differentiate the clone and the original. The finishing is so superb,I loved it. These Chinese hacked everything right from their notification to their action center and toggles and setting menu. Major drawback was the Camera and battery. I got them for $178. Niche products to make money. XD

18. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Well I hope they dont copy the iBend feature otherwise Apple will sue them. ;)

19. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I don 't understand why some Chinese keep imitating Apple when there are increasingly more Chinese manufacturers that have clearly suprassed Apple in terms of smartphone design. Why be crippled on purpose?

36. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It's because Apple can't do s**t to them i

20. NotBiased

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i'd rather get this than the actual iPhone 6 tbh. just get some bloatware off that using NoBloat and install Holo launcher & locker. it'd run smooth.

22. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

This isn't a beast, it's just another mediocre phone..

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