Chinese Galaxy S III knock-off looks almost exactly like the original for a third of the price

Chinese Galaxy S III knock-off looks almost exactly like the original for a third of the price
The Samsung Galaxy S III is mere days away from launching on the remaining big US carriers like Verizon, but internationally it’s been available for over a month now. And that’s plenty of time for Chinese white box manufacturers to look at it, study it and... copy it, of course.

This here knock off of the Galaxy S III is brilliant - it looks pretty much like the original. Sure, it’s comparatively underpowered, a bit thicker and if you’ve seen the original you wouldn’t exactly be fooled by this here, but it also costs around a third of the price of the SGS III.

But while less powerful than the original, it’s not all that laggy and seems actually useful. How come? For starters, it features a 4.7-inch display, a 5MP rear camera along with a 0.3MP front-facing shooter and a 1GHz MTK MT6575 processor paired with 512MB RAM. All of this runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

But we can already imagine you smiling and wondering if it’d even allow playing Angry Birds without a nasty lag. Turns out, the handset actually handles even games like Temple Run, and the interface runs surprisingly smoothly. Best of all, it only costs $209, while the original SGS III is priced at around $650 off-contract. Not that bad of a deal now, is it?

source: Phandroid



1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

1/4 the power of the original... nahh ill pass.

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Now that is a "slavish copy". Apple need to fix their english dictionary.

4. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

And your grammar?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Haha the Grammar Nazi strikes again. Watch out PhoneArena!

7. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

What does apple have to do with this

9. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Because Apple sues on "copies" This is definition of a copy.

15. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Weak post

3. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

If its not a bad deal why don't you buy it? Maybe phonearena should do a review.

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Lol, i think they should. Kwaaaaaaaaaaa!

5. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

And I presume the SAR level will easily fry your brain? This only matters to those that care what other people think when they look at the phone they are using. And they assume the onlookers are dumb enough to be fooled, and to care.

6. wendygarett unregistered

may i see the drop test between the original and the k.i.r.f. version?

10. wendygarett unregistered

Is it same old pentile screen? If not i may consider to buy it and try... I dont care it is gingerbread or ICS... It just worth to try... I see no lag with this big screen budget phone... 5mp is fine for me though...

8. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

"This here knock off........."?? The grammar of most of the writers on PA is atrocious.

20. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Will you get off the grammar nazi train. Did you even stop to think that maybe Victor is from Texas and that's how they talk or maybe he is just being silly?


Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

phones made in china are disposable........

25. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

So is my iphone? Cos it is assembled in Chinea, lol. Come on, really?.

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

If samsung files a lawsuit,I will not mind.

13. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

WTF!!! Apple is going to ban the original and allow the fake one enter to US market??

16. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Lol I guess people don't know how to read. Clearly says China like 4 times in the article

14. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012


18. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011


23. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011


26. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I'm against my own race? lol I was just tryin' to express this:

17. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Holy smoke 1/4 the RAM, guess this a disposable phone. Seriously China is the land of copy, and for some reason it is allowed by the government. Now that is patriotism to the max. You guys should see the knock off video game systems, from the Nintendo Polystation by Namco to the Game Box, stuff will have you laughing your derriere off.

19. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

China again what the hell,chinese mobile no1 in duplicacy

22. jakeeramesajero

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

chinese..chinese..chinese...if they will not control CHINA...the next thing will know they already have duplicate copy of of the CopyCut...

27. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

If China is on the rise in the global economy, why can't they get past making cheap junk knockoffs? I don't understand why any company would do business with a place that blatantly steals your products. That's why they're up and coming... because they don't pay for anything, they steal it!!!

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