Samsung GALAXY Note II knock-off is $150 and comes rooted out of the box

Samsung GALAXY Note II knock-off is $150 and comes rooted out of the box
The Star S7180 knock-off of the Samsung GALAXY Note II

The Star S7180 knock-off of the Samsung GALAXY Note II

If the price of the Samsung GALAXY Note II is more than you are looking to spend, you can always turn to a knock-off. The Star S7180 boasts a 5.5 inch screen, a MT6577 dual-core processor with dual-SIM support and actually includes Android 4.1.1 installed on the device. There is 1GB of RAM on board, half the 2GB on the real thing, and 4GB of native storage vs. 64GB on the Samsung phablet. An 8MP camera is on the back of the knock-off with an LED flash and there is a VGA camera up front.

Yes, there is GPS and Wi-Fi on the device, which comes out of the box already rooted. You will soon be able to buy it online from a Chinese retailer for just $150, which makes it a cheaper alternative to customizing your more expensive Samsung GALAXY Note II, possibly turning it into an expensive brick. If you don't want to wait, you can pick up Star's slightly smaller 5.3 inch device by clicking on this link.

source: gizChina via RedmondPie

The Star S7180 has a 5.5 inch screen and offers Wi-Fi and GPS

The Star S7180 has a 5.5 inch screen and offers Wi-Fi and GPS


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32 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

fakes are getting better and better bump that up to 1.5ghz and it could be a nice phone

3. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

depends on the fake, some chinese knock offs aren't so hot

6. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol yeah, did you see the Airphone 4 review on youtube? i mean i hate Apple.. but thats a joke lol

22. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

airphone 4 doesn't come with ios all the fake android phones have the advantage of running original android os.......they get the apps and other stuff from the same google play store

7. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

By some you mean most

18. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Does it work cuz knock-offs are called that 4 a reason

32. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Agreed. To top it off, the genius who put their page together forgot to include an english version...

11. MeoCao unregistered

GooPhone, I love GooPhone

2. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Material and craftsmanship wise shouldn't be different than the real thing.

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Out of curiosity, I clicked on the link above; no thanks, I'll keep my fully priced Verizon Galaxy Note II 4G LTE ☆ with Multi Windows. Besides, my Chinese is a little rusty.

21. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Yes, you WAY OVERPAID for your fully-priced Samsung device. You can get comparable andorid devices for far less -- android devices now start at $30 thanks to companies like Virgin Mobile USA, Boost, Straigh Talk, etc.

24. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

You're kidding right? Name ONE phone that is $30 that has a quad core processor and 2gb of ram. Ill make it even easier. Name one that is $200. The cheapest bang for your buck is the LG Nexus and not even that is that cheap. You must be sarcastic.

29. Droiddoes unregistered

LMFAO you get what you pay for. I mean, you can also get a 2 year old KIA for like $6,000 so why bother manufacturing Mustangs, Camaros, Z cars, Lancers right?

5. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I just signed up for the real thing and wouldn't touch one of these fakes.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

All Android phones should ship boot loader unlocked and rooted.

13. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Why should Samsung giveaway their custom work which makes them the leader in Android for free?? No chance.,

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I wonder if it contains an extra chip for spying...

16. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

every fone contain spying material and also softwares built in.I heard even they have access to our phone cameras without any notice.

10. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

What you pay for is what you get. Why would you get freakin' Chinese knock-offs for anything.

12. maherk

Posts: 6632; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This site daily proves how biased it is, how anti-android and pro-apple it is! I ve never seen this site offer a chinese cloned iphoned, yet you are here offering this knock off and even giving a link on this illegal item. Seriously, you need to start changing your policy and stop on sucking that apple flavoured lollipop, no wonder why you are called iphonearena.

17. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Hey retard, go up to the phonearena search bar and type "goophone". Take YOUR biased crap elsewhere. Do some research before you make a fool of yourself again!

26. maherk

Posts: 6632; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I never said they didnt have an article about a cloned Iphone, I said they never offered. In the goophone article they made sure to add this sentence "however, getting one of them wouldn't be a very wise thing to do". I didnt see that in this article. Plus they didnt put a direct link to go buy the phone again like they did in this article.

23. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

now that's the meaning of open source all the OEMs like samsung just run google's android OS which is not patented and anyone is free to use it did you ever see any chinese phone with original ios? no.....so what's the use of getting fake iphones? these fake android phones aren't fake actually......these phones have original android os and these phones are recognized by google in the play store

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

$150 off contract... lmao. No thanks

19. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Not too bad for a $150 phone...those kinds of phones still go for at least twice as much over here. Granted, it IS a knockoff, but it could be worse.

20. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

So Samsung --- how does it feel now when the shoe is on the other foot. Now, it's your turn to fight copyists, who have the added advantage of saying but if Samsung could do it so can we.

25. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

If you're referring to Samsung copying Apple, wouldn't that mean that these people are copying Apple and not Samsung? Guess they weren't sooo similar after all weren't they.

27. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

When you see a fake version of any device, it simply means that the device is both popular and successful. I have seen fake Galaxy S, S2, S3, Ace and Note; Iphone 4, 4S, and 5; HTC Desire and Desire HD.

28. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

lol ^^^ I guess. If you base success off of piracy. =P

30. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Crap s**t

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