Hands on Video with the HDC Galaxy S3 Knock Off

The Chinese made HDC Samsung Galaxy S3 knock off is already quite hit with potential customers and it’s easy to see why! Who wouldn’t want a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone for only $200? If, however you’re still not sold on the idea, maybe this hands on video will help!As we have mentioned before, Chinese brand HDC are one of the more popular and better quality knock off phone producers here in China, they claim they get away with making these fake phones due to the fact that they never actually use real branding on them, yet the knock off Samsung Galaxy S3 in the video below does have ‘Samsung’ written on the back!

Specification hasn’t changed much since the last time we reported on the HDC S3, which means you get a 4.7-inch TFT screen, built 1GHz MTK MT6575 processor, 512MB RAM, and 5MP camera. It also means that Android 2.3 is still on board rather than Android 4.0 or even the originally rumored Android 4.1 Jelly Bean!


Watch the Knock Off Samsung Galaxy S3 Hands On Video

HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 Specification.


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  • Manufacturer: HDC
  • Model: HDC i9300
  • Phone Style: Bar, multi-touch screen, 4.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen
  • Operating System: Android 2.3 OS (Will upgrade to Android 4.0)
  • Processor: MTK MT6575, 1GHz, ARM Cortex A9


  • Screen Size: 4.7″ touchscreen
  • Display resolution: WVGA   screen, 800*480 pixel
  • Color Support: 16 million colors
  • Screen Technology: Multi-touch screen


  • Camera resolution: 5MP back camera + 0.3MP front camera, digital zoom
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  • Connectivity Technology: GSM + WCDMA
  • Network Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz + WCDMA 850/2100MHz
  • Data Technology: EDGE, GPRS
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • WLan: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • GPS: GPS/A-GPS (Built-in GPS chipset)


  • Video Player: AVI、MP4、3GP、MOV、MKV、FLV
  • Audio Player: FLAC、APE、MP3、OGG、AMR、AAC
  • Image: JPG、PNG、BMP、GIF
  • Ringing Tones: Downloadable
  • Message: SMS, MMS, Email
  • Phone Book: 10000 contacts
  • Brower: HTML
  • Interface/Port:
  • Game: Downloadable, Google Market
  • Radio: FM
  • G-sensor
  • Interface/Port: 3.5mm earphone jack / mini USB


  • Battery: Li-on battery
  • Standby Time: 150-200 hours


  • Built-in Memory: 4GB ROM / 512MB RAM,
  • Memory Card: Support microSD/microSDHC memory card, up to 32GB, support App2SD


  • Dimensions:138 * 70 * 9.2mm
  • Weight: 160g

What in package

  • 1 * HDC Galaxy S3 Android Phone
  • 1 * Travel Charger
  • 1 * USB Data Cable
  • 1 * Headphone
  • 1 * Manual
  • 2 * Battery

Where to buy the HDC Knock Off Samsung Galaxy S3?

If you want to get your hands on one of these excellent fake Galaxy S3 Android smartphones head over to Android-sale.com and pick one up for the low price of $200!

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  1. Freeje
    September 4, 2012

    Nothing beats the real thing in this case!

  2. February 6, 2013

    Can you confirm the 3G at 850Mhz? Some sites specify it has only 3G on 2100, some others say 850 and 2100 Mhz. do you know from experiencie it works on 850Mhz?