Buyers, beware of iPhone X replicas, or you may end up paying $880 for... Android


A grand will get you the iPhone X in the Apple Store, but if you want a similar-looking Android, you can save some money, and go with $880 instead. Not that the Chandler, Arizona couple that bought an iPhone X on OfferUp wanted to go the Android way, but just so it happened. 

The buyers thought that the listed price is close enough to a grand to be legit, and went to see the goods. There was a serial number and everything on the box, so they called and checked it with Apple before buying, so as not to ruin the wrapping. After they got an affirmative from Apple on the IMEI number, money exchanged hands, as the seller had positive feedback on OfferUp, and everyone went on their merry way.

When the couple went to activate the phone on Cricket, though, they unwrapped the handset,only to find a near-perfect replica of the iPhone X, but with a different processor... and Android inside. "The seller had history on OfferUp - over 27 things they've sold and all positive reviews," said Jesse Arnold who got the phone, but, needless to say, they couldn't be reached afterwards. 

On the plus side, the "horns" around the "notch" of the HiPhone are part of all apps, and the handset is seemingly capable of software updates, so not all is lost. Word to the wise - no matter if you buy an iPhone X in a dingy supermarket cafeteria, or from a "reputed" OfferUp seller, the chances that you will get one for less than what Apple asks for it, are pretty slim, plus you might get roughed up in the process, and not only psychologically.

source: ABC

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  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I could be more offended if there was a Galaxy S8 running iOS.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I think they're getting lucky to be getting android instead. hahaha

6. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

No one is buying iphoneX anyway

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Ha ha haaa no one is paying $880 for android, not even by mistake....LOL

12. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Yes they are, but many pay less and get a much better phone than the iPhone X.

14. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Stop embarrassing yourself, people like you are the reason why iPhone users look bad.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would be offended to own an iPhone X, especially when it doesn't support landscape mode. It only has facial recognition, and no other means like a finger print scanner.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

True that

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Or having a unibrow hiding my screen space

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The couple should be happy for getting an Android instead of bug infested iOS 11. It's like finding a flower in the desert... It's like finding champagne in a bottle of cheap vodka... It's like finding a dinosaur at your local pet store... It's like... Wait, I'm too drunk! G'Day!

5. Nopers unregistered

Champaign? More like sparkling piss. It’s a different drink entirely but not exactly better.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Pixel 2 xl is $850 but how many devices have they sold? 10,000 LOL iPhone X has sold 15 million up to now and counting....

13. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Keep saying some day those figures will come out true.

18. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Pixel 2 xl is $850 but how many devices have they sold? 10,000 LOL iPhone X has sold 15 million up to now and counting...." Yup 15 million have been robbed by the biggest con artists on the planet. $999 minimum for a phone that cost no more than $500 delivered to your doorstep is the biggest con in history and you idiots lap it up and brag about it.

7. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

When I lived in Chandler, I bought galaxy s2, htc one x, iPhone 4, iPad 2...all from sellers on Craigslist...don’t trust the box...check the device to your full satisfaction.

8. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Scammers like this infuriate me. Makes me not want to use OfferUp.

15. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I have sold and bought many phone thru craigslist and I always want to meet at the carrrier store to make sure the transction goes smoothly and when selling unlocked phone, just meet up at a local best buy or something like that or even some police dept's offer to let people use their lobbies for safe transactions.

16. Syracuse

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

That's a pretty good knock-off. Many unsuspecting buyers would be fooled by this as long as you don't try to activate it.

17. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

people are still stupid. sky is blue.

19. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Apple users are often scammed cheaply, the other time it was a lady tryna buy iPhone 6. Now I understand why it's pretty easy for Apple to scam these guys

21. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

lucky. His phone wont freeze in cold at least.... . $ 1500 FOR AN IPHONE?AFTER TAXES IN CANADA... I would rather pay a down payment of 1500 for a new car and save some monthly installments..

22. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

Gets the notch he wanted AND its running Android. I don't know what he's complaining about.

23. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

simply disgusting powerful Android with awful iJunk exterior won't fall for that

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