Is manufacturing seemingly complicated high-end smartphones so easy? Not really, which is why most of these copies are usually inferior (sometimes, considerably so) to the real thing. Also, despite their different 'brands', they're typically manufactured by a small number of factories that simply offer enterprising individuals the service of copying an established brand's smartphones. That said, there are a handful of smartphone clone companies that have persevered during the years, and can be still seen pushing hundreds of copies of even the very newest smartphones. These are the companies you should steer clear from, not least because the images they use for marketing their knockoffs are often those of the actual, real device. And yes, when you do realize just that, it'll be too little, too late.
So which are the companies that have been the biggest and most consistent offenders? Find their names in the hall of shame below.