As the new of the new iPhone launch hits the market, so do the preparations for its cloning. Users, more commonly in the 3rd world, cannot always be trusted to buy iPhones as they are unaffordable for most. But they can make do, is find clones of these iPhones in the market at a much cheaper price. while it may come as a shock to many, but a few of them actually work very well.
Companies like Meizu have based the entire looks of their primary phones on the iPhone variations. Even some of the Mi smartphones highly resemble the iPhones. The metallic finish, the slim body and the fine camera, they all are aimed to look like the iPhones. And with some luck, these phones manage to look alike, from a fair distance, of course. Though iPhones are irreplaceable, these phones do a decent enough job in accordance with their price range, to provide the user with the satisfaction of owning something close to an iPhone.
Here a few of the smartphones that are clones of the iPhone and are fairly priced in the market:
Meizu M3 Note
The Meizu M3 Note looks remarkably like the iPhone 6S, which is what can be said for most of the company’s premiere phones. And it doesn’t just stop at the looks. But the company hardly bothers to care. And it shouldn’t either, considering it is just another drop in the vast Chinese ocean of smartphone companies, that simply clone the Apple product. The M3 Note runs on a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It sports 32GB of expandable internal memory which can go up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slot. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Flyme 5 OS which the company’s custom skin on top of Android.
The BlackView Ultra has a 4.7 inch HD IPS capacitive screen, and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It has a dual SIM slot and works on the Android 4.4 operating system. It sports 1GB RAM and an internal storage of 8GB. The internal memory can be extended up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. The phone also boasts of a 13 Megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, both with LED Flash support. The phone is priced at RS 6,879.
The Spice Mi-549 has a 5.5 inch LCD Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also sports a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The smartphone offers dual-SIM and runs on Android 4.4 OS. It has a RAM of 1GB and an internal storage of 8GB. The internal memory is expandable up to 32GB. The rear camera is of 8MP and offers LED flash. It can also record 1080p Full HD videos. The front camera is of 2MP. The phone is available in Indian markets for Rs 7,999.
Goophone i6s Plus MTK6572
The Goophone i6s Plus is priced at Rs 6,714 and has a 5.5 inch with resolutions of 854×480 pixels. It has an internal memory of 8Gb and a RAM of only 512MB. The internal storage is expandable to 32GB with a microSD card. It is not a phone, we would recommend the user to buy.
KiPhone i6 Plus
The smartphone is priced a little over the 10k budget with Rs, 11,821. Though, its specs make up for the price. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and offers 1GB RAM. It has an internal memory storage of 8GB. The smartphone runs on the Android 4.2 OS along with a iOS 8.0 theme. The phone boasts of an 8MP rear camera and a 5 Mp front camera.
Though it is true that none of these phones, come close to the ‘charm’ or the quality of an iPhone, they are ambitious copies which can satisfy the users who do not have the funds but want an iPhone. Some of these phones, not only look like an iPhone but have inbuilt iOs themes that enhance the feeling of owning the Apple product.