Elephone's S7 is a shameless clone of its Samsung namesake

Elephone's S7 is a shameless clone of its Samsung namesake
Given the success of products like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, it was always likely that rivalling firms would latch onto the trend of curved-edge displays. Such feature-swapping between companies has been ongoing through generations, which is why you'd now struggle to find any device that doesn't have dozens of like-for-like alternatives. Some firms take this to extremes, though, and Elephone's new S7 — to all intents and purposes — looks like a Galaxy S7 edge with an Elephone badge. 

HTC's new One A9s has raised more than a few eyebrows this week for its uncanny resemblance to the Apple iPhone. When you look at the device from all angles, it's not difficult to see why some would draw such conclusions. But Elephone certainly takes the crown of most blatant smartphone rip-off this week, if not ever. Astoundingly, it has even been given the same name as Sammy's lauded flagship. 

The Elephone S7 edge

There are apparently three versions of the Elephone S7 powered by the Helio X20, with similar specs aside from tiered RAM + ROM combos. The entry-level model gets 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, while the middling configuration includes an extra gigabyte of RAM. The most capable edition, meanwhile, offers 4 gigs of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. 

According to reports, Elephone has made the S7 official, though the device doesn't yet appear on its website. When it does, it'll cost between $99.99 and $189.99.

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28 Comments

1. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

elephones s7 and samsung s7 whats the difference they both are same .

7. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

value for money; atleast someone will boast of Sammy features and design at a cheap rate ^_^

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Go to a place and be like "I got a limited edition Galaxy S6 edge"

17. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What are doing here when you nothing about tech

2. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Better design than Galaxy S7. :D

3. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It looks like an S6 edge, not S7 edge.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Hahaha

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Androd 6.0 ahaha

6. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

They just trying to show dat same quity made smartphone can be sold just for 100 bucks.. So.. Why pay rest 700? Only stupid ppl spending so much for pointless phones.. Which they do same thing..

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

do same thing? - can it capture great image? did it have OIS? blazing-fast autofocus? - can it capture 4k video? slow-motion? - did it have IP86? - UFS-2? LPDDR4? (it will take forever if I continue, I'll just stop here lol...)

9. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

You see this is it.. You defo some teen boy which desires all these features and stuff... But trust me once u grow up u won't give a crap about some LPDDR4 fake gorila glass 5 4k I'll stop here.. You LOL..

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You being ignoramus of what a device offers doesn't make it overpriced...don't care for the functionality, go for a cheaper option, that's what options are for.

12. iDing-Dong unregistered

I am 51. I rather buy an $800 over this cheap piece of crap. I driving BMW and got a real job. Maybe if you find a better job than flipping burgers then you wouldn't be whining how expensive phones are. OK put that cheap phone down before you missed your bus.

13. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

No it is not because of better job.. I have at home 5 smartphones.. But I NEVER purchased an smartphone for more than £400 pounds! I purchase damaged phones for 100 150 pounds repair them that they look new and selling them... I rather spend such money on something more important..

14. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

terrible comment.

18. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

There's difference between wasting $100 and investing $700. I value my money and spend $700 so that it can go for 3-4 years without any problem. I don't want my personal data to be at risk neither have a phone made by someone who can provide no support..

21. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Hah, yeah right.. One year willl pass and you will be gasping for new phone..

25. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

I hope you and your personal data are safe with note 7 ... Bahahahahaha idiot... U see how STUIP u are? Fkin HATE retarded stupid ppl ! many are here

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No 3.5mm headphone jack?

16. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

at least the back and sides look different LOL I miss the emerald green color though

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

That green color looks great though

20. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I've tried the sub $400 phones. I've tried the Moto's, the Axon 7, even the 1+1,2,3's, because it is a true job of mine. And I'm also in the mid 40's with 3 homes, and a great income. I will tell you that none of them compete with Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG....

22. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

I would be ashamed to use this for free

23. TimNotCook

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

i like the little doodles they used for marketing, really creative :)

24. GGPlayer

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

it looks like samsung galaxy series phone, i mean it's a nice design but i really hope this is also a good quality phone

26. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

This phone costs U$D199 factory unlocked!!! I need to have it! :D

27. KIKIA

Posts: 7; Member since: May 06, 2016

regarding the new devices, so many choices. If you don't list what you needs, you will keep looking again and again. as for myself, I only take the battery, cams, memory and sim/sd card into account, no others..and I find a new phone with good price , oukitel u15s.

28. blijian

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

The price of Elephone s7 is too expensive .Bluboo Edge has the same appearance,even looks better.But the price of Bluboo Edge must be more suitable for me.

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