Hall of shame: the best Samsung Galaxy Note 4 clones

Hall of shame: the best Samsung Galaxy Note 4 clones
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most impressive Android device money can buy these days - stuffed with the latest of hardware, it also comes with quite a few software tricks up its sleeve. 

The TouchWiz custom skin by Samsung is traditionally rich in options, too, some of which you might have not even heard of. Starting with the neat additional capabilities that the S Pen provides like the quick look at links straight from an app like messenger, and finishing with the improved voice recording and camera options, those are all features that most people would be happy to use.

Great devices evoke major cloning efforts, too, as we attested to with our iPhone 6 clonings roundup recently. Now it's time to shine a spotlight on a few of the Note 4 offshoots from Chinese phone makers, that have the dubious advantage to be called the phablet's "best" clones.

HDC Galaxy Note 4 ($149)


From the screen size, to the TouchWiz look-a-like interface, this HDC clone comes with MediaTek chipset, HD screen and 1 GB of RAM only, but it only costs $150, too.



Goophone N4 ($199.99) 


The specs of the Goophone N4 don't come anywhere close to what is expected with the Note 4. The Goophone N4 features a 5.7-inch 720p display, MediaTel chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3200mAh battery. Not too shabby, and that battery will last on those specs.


No-name Note 4 ($205)


"Real" 5.7" IPS screen - that's the moto of this no-name Note 4 clone you can buy off AliExpress for two Benjies. Other cloning companies, they say, only advertise 5.7" panels, but theirs is in fact usually a 5.5" one. Hey, counterfeiters have values, too. Joking aside, this seems like your best bet on a Note 4 wannabe, as it sports a 1080p panel, 3 GB of RAM and 16 MP camera on the back. Heck, it will even fake a 4G icon in the status bar for you, how about that?

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. jessicahogan38

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

This may be a stupid question but how do these companies possibly never get sued from Samsung (and the other article about the iphone 6 clones) Damn they look good but im shocked theyre allowed to make them

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Samsung doesnt really care also its hard to win a lawsuit in China.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

china doesnt give a crap about copies thats why

6. Salo7a

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think that China doesn't have "Patients" system so as long as they are in China,No one can sue them.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

To be in contrast, copying is another form of flattery.

5. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Sounds like the glass is gonna shatter every time he taps it with the pen

8. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Wonder if it's Gorilla Glass 3 or 4?... /sarcasm

7. Rice_Fed

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Was the tip of the SPen on the last phone metal? Sure looked and sounded like it. Overall, I'm pretty impressed and tempted by the No Name one. Wouldn't mind picking one since I'll be in Europe for a bit and from what I've been told, pickpockets are devilishly good there. Rather lose one of these than my Note Edge.

9. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Change the title to "hall of no shame". ;)

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1855; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The ones with the metal tip spen are running ramped in my city. I've been on two Craigslist runs and both of them have resulted in fake note 4's. But I will say they have it very close to the real thing. The fingerprint scanner works, the cam says 16mp and the gesture sensor works.

11. midnightmelody1989

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2016

Please I have the copy do you know where to find a battery? I can t find to buy a new battery for fake note 4

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