Galaxy S3 clone MTK6577 with 4.5 inch HD Retina display

Chinese phone company CDS have launch their version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 clone a few months later than the rest of the pack, but judging by the quality of hardware the wait could have been well worth it.

The rather unoriginal name CDS CD1000 is a really high quality Samsung Galaxy S3 knock off phone featuring a high performance specification.

Like the majority of must have Chinese phones, the CD1000 gets a MediaTek MTK MT6577 dual-core CPU, but in this case it a 1.2Ghz model rather than the 1Ghz speed most other manufacturers are going with.

Following the same tried and tested formula as JiaYu and UMi, CDS have also loaded their Galaxy S3 clone with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM and there is room to expand the memory with a 32GB micro SD card.

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The front camera on the CD1000 is pretty spectacular as this is one of the few Chinese Android phones to have a 3 mega-pixel front camera. The rear is an 8 mega-pixel unit with LED flash.

In the screen department the CD1000 Samsung Galaxy S3 clone gets a 4.5 inch unit for Sharp with a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 which should be on par with the screen on the popular JiaYu G3.

The only areas we can see the CD1000 really failing is in the battery department, as this Chinese Android phone only get’s a 1700mAh battery which is smaller than the alreay tiny battery found in the UMi X!!

There is also no dual sim support which is likely to put a lot of potential customers off too.


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  1. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 6, 2012

    Interesting, I wonder if the width matches the real Galaxy S3, and if genuine Galaxy S3 backs could fit on this like other replicas. Do you know where this is available for sale?

  2. Alberto
    September 7, 2012

    Hi, I’m an expert on lithium polymer batteries and have 2750 mAh. The battery should have a similar size to the screen (remember that the phone is very slim) phone, so all these companies are lying about the actual battery capacity. I refer specifically to Jiayu G3.

  3. Amby
    September 7, 2012

    Right said Andi. No dual-sim support and a mediocre battery size has put me off alrite !!

    • September 7, 2012

      @Amby hi mate where have you been! I was hoping to but the ZP900 comp on tonight but my internet is down and I’m running on 3G power…

  4. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 7, 2012

    I could live without the dual sim. I didn’t think many people used it. Are there users here that really uses 2 separate numbers in 1 phone? If so, may I ask why? I’m curious to know.

    • Faraqng in Thailand
      December 29, 2012

      I would say around 110% of the Thai guys that i know and work with need 2 or more sim cards, they have Pasnrayam Mia, Mia noi, a gig and several Galii….it gets complicated! 😀

  5. bartus
    September 7, 2012

    @ThinkOutsideTheBox , there are many good reasons for using dual sim ,
    first one is for those who need to be available on two numbers, one for personal use and one for their business, now they can walk around with one phone.

    another good reason is to blame the telecom providers for,
    providers never offer a one sim-only deal where you can have both.
    With a sim-only you either call cheap and pay the highest price for data,
    or you can browse endlessly, but then you pay the highest price for every minute you make a call.

    I think you now already understand what makes these dual-sim phones so wanted.

    because you can buy two sim-only cards , one for calling , and one for data, internet etc.
    In the phone settings you can easily choose the simcard for data, and the simcard for calls, this way you save a lot of money ,
    this is the reason why you don’t see dual sim dual standby phones in your local shop, the telecom providers are blocking these models.

  6. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 7, 2012

    @bartus, thanks! I like the way you put that, which Is another reason why I’m done purchasing phones here in the USA.

  7. rc
    September 9, 2012

    Where can this CDS CD1000 be found to buy in the states? I have visited android-sale and can’t find the company, and a Google search brings up nothing.


  8. nick
    September 9, 2012

    and the 2 sims doesn’t have to be from the same company either!

  9. fztt
    November 8, 2012

    Just bought 1, camera is 8mp back & front, CPU is 1ghz, dual sim. Slightly slower than other mtk6577 phones I tried, antutu 5049, probably because of the 1280X720 screen size.

  10. kokit
    November 27, 2012

    How about RAM, is it 1GB?