This brazen, yet almost-perfect Apple iPhone 6 clone comes with a 64-bit SoC, 3GB of RAM; costs just $243

We've already seen a fair amount of Apple iPhone 6 clones, some of them were good and others were better. What's more, we're almost sure that there are many that will hardly make any headlines outside China. Some of these arrived months before Tim Cook had unveiled Cupertino's latest batch of smartphones. Well, the title of the almost-perfect Apple iPhone 6 clone might easily go to Dakele Big Cola 3, which just debuted in China.

From a distance, you might easily mistake it with the real deal; put a case on it in order to hide the non-Apple logo at the back and the less-initiated will congratulate you for your new iPhone 6. We're not exaggerating at all - apart from the different logo at the back and the marginally-different placement of the hardware buttons on the side, it will be rather hard to tell that the 7.25mm-thin Dakele Big Cola 3 is not, actually, Cupertino's flagship. The lack of a mute toggle on the left side and the additional slot for a microSD card are a dead giveaway, mind you.

Underneath the hood, the Dakele Big Cola 3 has some respectable specs, which are nothing like the hardware inside the real iPhone 6. We have a 5", 1080p display panel at the front, which is covered with sapphire glass (reportedly). The Dakele Big Cola 3 is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset, which is churning the gears at 1.7GHz in concert with 3GB of RAM.

We also have 16GB of native storage, accompanied by a microSD card slot, which supports memory cards of up to 128GB in size. At the rear, a 13MP Sony IMX214 camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 takes care of the images, while up front another Sony-made sensor, an 8MP Sony IMX219 one, will snap as many selfies you'd want it to. It comes without saying that the Dakele Big Cola 3 is running Android, Android 4.4 KitKat, if we have to be exact.

Most probably, the phone will not leave China. If you, however, find a way to lay your hands on it, be advised that it will set you back roughly $243.

So, what's the verdict - a shameless iPhone 6/6 Plus clone or a beautiful, well-spec'd and low-cost smartphone?

source: iGeek via GSMDome

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1. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

how they come to put a sapphire glass while apple could not do it .

2. android_hitman unregistered

hahahaha, true story.

9. 5sApple

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

this is what we expected on a iPhone 6..Apple fooled us

39. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

This shows iC6 (or iP6) is not worth more than $200. Hence Proved.

5. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Probably because they wont be producing millions, upon millions of this particular phone. Though Apple still could have afforded it surely.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

bcoz they made the phone by theirself, thats how they have sapphire glass. Whereas, apple cannot do anything on its own, a very simple reason.

10. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

that's how sammy made money from apple.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Just like how the Nokia N1 uses spare iPad mini 3 parts left on the cutting board, this uses unused iphone 6 parts. Sapphire was cut last minute but I am sure GT made some useable panels. Here they are!

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

it was because of production and quality conflicts. The sapphire glass maker that Apple trusted couldn't meet their demand that's why Apple just backed out and went for a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 instead

28. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Chinese sapphire lol. Crash!

30. VZ_Here

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

how else would apple make more money if you dont brake your screen. easy an fast

40. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

typical American company producing typical mediocre products to fool typical fanboys. nothing new.

3. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Dakelele big cola. More like a rival for Dr. Pepper's soda drink. How come it has sapphire glass display for its cheap cost?

29. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It has super low R&D cost comparing to Apple. Beside, their profit of margin is a lot lower than Apple's. I kind of want this phone so I can make mess with people who has iphone 6 now :P

4. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

We had the same question at the same time. The sapphire glass really is mysterious for the price.

18. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

didn't you read the article? it say "reportedly". means it maybe not true. so why take time argue about it?

20. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yes. the article? says "reportedly". means it may or may not be true.


Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

it's true i actually bought one back in august even before the iphone6 was released. so who is coping who?

6. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

So they say sapphire glass - and we're supposed to believe them coz clearly they have have so much ethics and integrity right???

19. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

didn't you read the article? it say "reportedly". means it maybe not true. so why take time argue about it?

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Well Dear F@#%&ing Santa...

11. BillyBoy

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

It is not sapphire glass , just a clone of a sapphire glass screen.

12. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

now that's the iPhone I want, if you know what I mean

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

These guys are probably the same people that is secretly behind the Nokia N1 hardware. Foxconn employee spinoff company. Lol

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's not surprising actually. GT probably made a lot and the Apple watch is so small they only need so many panels. Whoever that is absorbing the bankruptcy, not sure if it's the government or not, is going to sell the sapphire they have to the highest bidder for cheap. Looks like these guys are getting it, Huawei is buying some to for a P7 special edition. I think the ifans are drinking too much Apple koolaid thinking that sapphire is that exspensive and difficult to obtain. This isn't Kryptonite. People can get it. I hate to break it to the ifans but simeone has to do it. The only thing really exsspensive about any iphone is IOS and they have been charging you for it from IOS 1 - 6 with practically no changes, now they will go 7 - 13 charging you the same or greater premium. Sapphire isn't expensive, they just come up with ways to overcharge you. 100 billion in the bank in liquid assets. Enough said.

17. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

In that logic that ios is making iphone high price, Samsung phones should be free because Touchwiz. :-)

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Besides the processor it beats the iPhone 6

21. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

China people can Copy anything but they cant originate things. If its samsung, apple will them. To court and collect $1b. They should try and take china company to court also

25. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Apple don't want to fade it self in that sea of people. How many will they sue there is no end.

22. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

the fake has better bezel haha

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