From Russia with love: this $174 Apple iPhone 6 replica is probably the best one we've seen till now

Let's face it, Apple's iPhone will be cloned and copied for a long time to come. We've already showed you one of the most impressive iPhone 6 clones to date, the Dakele Big Cola 3, which runs Android (d'oh!) and comes with a triple the amount of RAM in its progenitor - 3GB. Well, we were somewhat sure that someone else will one-up the Big Cola 3 and its almost perfect representation of Jony Ive's latest design outflow. To us, it was as close as it gets to the perfect iPhone 6-like device. Until now.

Out of the blue, we have a pretty solid new contender for Dakele Big Cola 3's title. Coming from Russia, the brand-new Texet iX-maxi is hands-down the most brazen and spot-on clone of the Apple iPhone 6 that we've seen to date. 

Starting from the dimensions (138 х 67 х 7 mm for the iX-maxi vs 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm for the iPhone), moving on to the weight (127gr vs 129gr for the iPhone), and calling it a day with the exterior design (even the camera at the back is protruding!), the Texet iX-maxi can be easily used as a replica in a low-budget Hollywood flick. 

Well, the Meizu MX4-like home button and the lack of a side-positioned mute toggle are a dead giveaway, but otherwise, the Texet iX-maxi is indiscernible from its real iPhone 6 counterpart.

Specs-wise, however, it can hardly hold a candle to the Apple flagship. Sporting a 4.7-inch (obviously) LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960, a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 running at up to 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, as well as 8GB of native storage. 

At the back we have a protruding 8MP rear camera/2MP front-facing one, and a 1,600mAh battery. We have no word The price tag? Roughly 12,000 Russian rubles, which translates to ~$174. 

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22 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Warming up lawyers I suspect as this was posted. I would do same.

2. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

and Putin will tell apple to screw off that its true Russian innovation much like steve jobs would have.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You mean in Mother Russia, patent sue you

20. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I think it's safe to assume that Russia won't let ANY american company touch them. Especially since America is leading the economical sanctions against Russia. The best the US can do, is ban the devices!

3. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

$174 for this ?! If someone like clones, from China websites you can get 2gb RAM and 1920x1080 clone for few dollars more..

4. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

From the back it actually looks better. The antenna lines aren't as ugly.

5. ravipotter

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Am I the only one who likes Nokia Lumias' design more than iPhone's?

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I feel the same way.

12. ravipotter

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

iPhone looked good, but I sorta got bored out of it long back. But I keep looking at my one year old Lumia, and every time, I feel, 'Wow this is such a beautiful phone.' And the feel it imparts to hands. Just wow!

11. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Your a wise one lumia are better built and better looking than iPhone. It's just that the apple logo is stands out too much . Ms should put a big silver window logo on lumia.

13. ravipotter

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Nokia FTW!

16. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Big silver Windows logo on the flagship Lumia device would be nice. It would be funny to me as I always either loved or hated the big Apple logo. It would go a long way in making the devices easily recognizable as a Windows 10/xx device. just like you can spot an iPhone, even in from the backside of an otterbox case, from as far as your eyes can see.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

the Dakele Big Cola has better specs... I think I would CHooose that

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One damn good clone, must've been done on Kamino.

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Imagine the pre-installed identity theft malware on this thing...

14. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Can it bend as well? I like that ibend feature of the original phone that doesn't exist on others

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This phone bends you! As well don't complain or things will get nasty for you quickly.

17. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'd take an iPhone 6+ running Windows 10. My 1520 is great but at times I want the metal Finnish :) of my Nokia N8.

18. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I bet soon, the worlds most honest and truthful goverment from Russia will sue Apple for copying its Texet innovation! Later on, it will get known that its owned by Putins cousin!

19. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I don't think you get it! It's not about innovation and who came up with the design first! Russia will never sue apple or claim they came up with the design. They don't care! Russia thinks it's untouchable( if that's true or not is a discussion for another day) some business man came up with the idea to use the popularity of iphones to make money knowing full well, Russia won't let ANY american company touch them!!!!

21. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

It's a pretty clone of a pretty phone, that's for sure. However, Peter K., when you add the words "till now" at the end the connotation is that a different product has surpassed it. Please P.A., get an editor; and if not an editor then at least a proofreader.

22. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Good luck getting a western lawsuit to stick in Russia while the US and Saudi's collude to keep oil prices down. Keep in mind that Apple has paused sales of iPhones in Russia due to that oil collusion. I don't see any problem with another company coming in when Apple has withdrawn sales. Personally I think Russia is awesome for giving the middle finger to the West. Its the only nation in the world that has enough resources inside its own borders that it can stand on its own apart from the infinite-debt model of Fractional-reserve banking. If you don't understand. Don't try to learn. Ignorance is bliss.

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