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Et tu, Lenovo? Lenovo Sisley might be the most blatant iPhone 6 ripoff from a major maker

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Et tu, Lenovo? Lenovo Sisley might be the most blatant iPhone 6 ripoff from a major maker
When it comes to iPhone imitations we usually look with scorning stare to China, but it's typically small, third-tier, or offbeat manufacturers that are making them with the sole idea of making an iPhone imitation. Enter Lenovo, the world's fourth largest handset maker, and its purported upcoming Sisley midranger.

As you can see in the leaked photos below, the Sisley kind of reminds us of one particular handset, and from all angles at that. From the known specs, the phone is housed in a metal chassis, and is listed with a 13 MP rear camera, as well as a respectable 8 MP front-facing shooter with what looks like an adjoining LED flash. 

Given the color choice, the souped-up selfie camera, and the naming of Lenovo Sisley after a French designer brand, we'd wager to guess that the phone might be geared towards the female audience, but let's wait and see if and when Lenovo announces the thing. As for the device's dimensions - the Sisley is said to be the remarkable 6.9 mm thin, or precisely as much as the iPhone 6, for some reason.

source: Gizmobic via Weibo

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posted on 13 Oct 2014, 06:20 26

1. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

shameless as usual

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 06:52

7. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Not surprising seeing how some of their previous phones look like some major brand phones.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 08:10 2

22. josephnero (Posts: 590; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

Yeah.like thier xperia Copy

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 08:43 8

34. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Did they copy iBend feature.

Shame for big companies like Lenovo to copy those typical designs.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 09:09 2

39. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

it's even sadder that this company happens to now own the motorola brand

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 10:10 6

49. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


HERE... Same article, but with Objectve journalism.

It is obvious that Lenovo copied the design of the iPhone, but whats more, it also improved it...

No protruding camera
Not too ugly back.

It is what Apple usually do, takes an idea/design/feature and improve it...

A little of its own medicine I would say.

And yes, the iPhone 6 is an ugly, less functional version of the HTC One M7... (but with better camera)

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 13:50 1

65. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

You mean the back of iPhone 6 with those duct tape linings are ugly? That's blasphemy man! Take your word back or the applelogists will be hunting your head.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 14:30 1

67. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


You are right, I should have included the advisory "IMHO" even though it falls under common opinion...

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 23:15

82. verty (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Iphonearena!!!!! So so biased!!!!!! Deeply annoying. To them no phone is better than that itelephone. This is one thing I hate you guys for and it really sucks. If you guys like the iPhone's much just call this forum the iPhone forum so we know what you guys really are. 5 thumbs down for useless annoying bigotry. Just look at any comparison with any iPhone before you start you already know the B.S. you''re gonna read. GSM Arena 10 thumbs up for unbiased unbiogoted journalism. Right now I am so so pissed.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 15:49

68. rob5150 (Posts: 173; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Google still owns moto. Sale has not gone through yet. And amazing that Lenovo could make a phone in 3 weeks time? Each phone company is trying to make a different styling phone. There is only so much that can be imagined and changed in a rectangular form factor. It is time for manufacturers to put effort into the devices speed, battery life, camera etc... They are all boxes, just like all laptops and tower computers are. It's the form factor. Period. Make the difference in the insides now.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 07:33 8

14. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

I tend to agree. But this Lenovo design is much better.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 07:49 3

20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

In your opinion, which counts for less than most because you haven't had a rational comment on here in...ever.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 08:18 8

25. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

But look at the back. No strips amd camera lays flush.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 08:30

29. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

True. Yeah the phone overall is a blatant copy, but I'm impressed at how they kept a 13MP camera there without even a slight bulge.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 12:33

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

it is looking more refined

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 10:19 2

51. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

What's funny is that many flagships have protruding cameras.. Note 4 being a good example

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 13:49 3

64. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

Hey applelogist, The-Sailor-Man is rational when he said lenovo design is much better and many people will agree with him. Go home to your mom crying because somebody's bashing your god iPhone.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 07:51 3

21. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

But you have to give these guys some credit, they improved the crude design of the iPhone 6 with two major stand out features, the clean plastic cut outs that don't look awful like the iPhone implementation and they sticked a 13MP sensor in a 6.9mm body with no protruding camera!

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 09:12 2

41. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

but it's hard to deny that that fruit company is responsible for redefining "smartphones"

we're not sure how smartphones could have become without the iphone. also, they popularized the tablet.

please don't defend copycats when they're obviously just being copycats. i wouldn't mind them stealing logical features and functions. the blatant copying of design is simply unforgivable. are their designers that stupid that they have to resort to copying?

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 09:34 1

46. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Lenovo actually made much better design here. It's good for the consumers . Right?
So what's your problem here?
Or Apple have never done that?

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 11:04 1

56. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

I don't know if it'd make you feel great holding a smartphone that looks like a second rate clone of some more popular and expensive device. for me, it's certainly not going to feel good. i think i'd embarrass myself holding a device that tries to look like an iphone or a galaxy.

the issue here is about copying designs. that's not something that benefits customers. tell me how on earth does that design lead to benefits in the user experience? if they wanted ergonomics, they could have settled with just the rounded corners and not go as far as copying those white strips at the back.

i don't really understand how these people could still afford to defend blatant design copycats.

copying designs is never defensible.

it's either you're a lenovo fanboy or you're simply a hater of the bigger companies.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 08:02

83. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)

Did you even checked out my list in Google or something else?


Yes Apple has copied much more than others; round corners? Even their Names and Logo are a copy from others! Name Apple, the fruit itself, iPhone, iOS, etc. all copied. "I don't know if it'd make you feel great 'using' a 'name' that was like a second rate clone of some more popular and expensive in 'that time'!", as were the names and logo.


posted on 13 Oct 2014, 12:08 1

62. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)

Why you guyz hate apple so much.
A friend of mine owns i6 and trust i6 is the sexiest device right now.
No doubt apple is a trend setter.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 08:08

84. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)

Simple, either we are going to hate anyone that copies, mainly Apple because even their Names and Logo are a copy, or, I desagree, but we should let copianies copy each other! Aplies for all! The thing is 'we' guyz may hate Apple so much because you iGuyz defend Apple when they are a blatant copy from others too!

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 19:56 1

72. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

i think you're missing the point here, when apple copies, it becomes instant trend that others will follow, so they are okay to copy, but when you copy apple it becomes not okay? wtf is that thinking right?

for me, copy all they want and bring me the design I prefer, the spec I prefer, this all copying benefits me, because it brings to the table all in one I like, like, i like iphone 4s design and sony's design and i like android ecosystem, HUAWEI made a very beautiful smartphone the "ascend p7" obviously inspired by iphone and sony, and I LIKE IT, so how is that possible for us the consumer if they weren't be inspired with each other, we'll end up stagnant, and not satisfied because you wished you have that design on your ecosystem. just like if apple didn't copy how it is possible they'll redefine smartphone?

so copying is no biggy, just bring it to me, and i'll choose who has the best specs with beautiful design.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 07:04

79. steodoreben (Posts: 358; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

@pwnarena I agree with you but Apple's innovation stops when the iPhone and iPad first created. It is sad that no one bats an eye to the first smartwatch, which is also a true innovation and revolutionary. And no one appreciates Oppo N1's rotating camera (sounds gimmicky for Apple fans). Try to appreciate other company's works, there are lots of them. Don't defend Apple, they copy ideas also. Just move on.

Samsung is working on WiFi standard, 60GHz Wi-Fi technology transmits data at 4.6Gbps. As expected, no one will appreciate this innovation. Apple fans will just snob.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 09:28

43. Chuck007 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Post certainly looks familiar haha

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 10:49

55. MasterSyrron (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)

But Apple did it better... innovation... it has the WiFi's... it is an iPhone...

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 16:58

70. spineman (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)

GREAT points. Thank you. Apple and their Nouveau riche millionaire club think they invented computing! I am an Apple fanboy but they are drinking their own Koolaide. Nice that you bring it back into perspective. We all stand on the backs of Bell Labs and Xerox, etc.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 00:50 1

74. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

I think xiaomi, lenovo, huawei or any other company that's good at copying ideas from china shoud host a contest for best colone/copy award.

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