Goophone to offer Apple iPhone 5C clone for $99?

Goophone to offer Apple iPhone 5C clone for $99?
Back in March, the Goophone i5S was released in China for $150, powered by a dual-core 1GHz MediaTek SoC with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. This was the manufacturer's knock off of the Apple iPhone 5S. Goophone now plans on bringing its knock off of the Apple iPhone 5C to the market next month with the Goophone i5C.

This model has not been introduced, but leaked specs call for the device to feature a 4 inch screen with resolution of 540 x 960 and a dual-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MTK6572 processor on board. 1GB of RAM is along for the ride along with 4GB of native storage. The back and front-facing cameras will be 8MP and 2MP respectively.

The Goophone i5C supports quad-band GSM with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The 2000mAh battery allows up to 5 hours of talk time. Android 4.2 is pre-installed and the phone is going to be priced at $99. Since this model has not yet been unwrapped, the picture of the phone that accompanies this article is a mockup.

source: Anybuying, gizChina via Engadget

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21 Comments

1. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

1st.. where's the fun on that? why does people do that?

2. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Well it seems that's the most significant achievement in their lives...

3. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

still better then the real thing

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'd rather buy the Goophone than the iPhone 5c

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

of course you would... you like cheap made Android phones..

4. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Will it have a range of colors?

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

1/4 th the cost

6. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

and 1/4 the quality

11. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Not really ! They┬┤re the same providers.

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Ha, don't kid yourself, they're both made from the same place, and if reviews of the Goophone i5 are to be believed, the Goophone have almost the same build quality of the iPhone, buyers aren't getting 1/4 of the quality, iFans are just paying 4X more

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

brand recognition, Support, customer service and user experience ... is something thet the Goophone will never offer..

14. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

*Brand Recognition, that's all... Support? It's Android, until it's hardware gives out, it will have custom ROMs. Customer Service? Apple's customer service is basically the equivalent of my common sense, something which iFans take pride in since they lack common sense. Me: "My iPod isn't turning on, I tried plugging it into the computer and nothing." Apple Genius: "Did you try pressing the power button?" User Experience? What can I say? Tech dinosaurs don't care about how a device manages their files, or how that other devices have much easier file management/transfer as compared to plugging it into iTunes just to transer songs/pictures

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so much for having an intelligent discussion.. later hater

20. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

just one another thing to say : Made in China

10. enzitebob

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

A copy of a crappy over priced phone. At least this one has a more open OS. Apple needs to step up their game and get off their high horse. Android is starting to outsell world wide.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

Starting to? Android has an 80% worldwide market share, while iOS has about 13%. Android "started" quite a while ago.

16. scumbledEGG unregistered

goophones was supplied by apple, haha! IMPERFECTIONS!!!

18. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Would take this over an iphone any day of the week.

19. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Devices like these are the best of both worlds. Apple design with android os. Those ipad mini clones are truly sick.

21. brady56

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

goophoneshop.net this website seems are the goophone english official website. the goophone i5c seems is the best clone of iphone 5c now.

22. FREE100KSECRET

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Total garbage, texting didn't work from start, wasted a month trying to get issue resolved, then it went dead, wouldn't power up, they told me to replace battery, did so, as well as charger, not the problem. Sent it back for replacement, showed proof of sending, they claim they never got it, so I am out a $140.00 for phone, battery, charger and postal costs to send back to China. No response in two months, so talk about slow boat from China, they suck? PERIOD Do not use DHGate or buy any Goophone products.

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