Yet another Galaxy S3 clone this time with 1.2Ghz Dual-core CPU


Even if you aren’t one for clone phones you have to admit that the latest crop of Chinese clone phones are looking rather impressive and this latest Samsung Galaxy S3 clone with 1.2 GHz dual-core MT6577 CPU is no different!

Manufactured by Chinese phone brand CDS this Samsung Galaxy S3 clone, aka the CD1000 is due on sale very soon here in China for just over $200 which isn’t that bad when you consider the hardware its packing.

Mediatek supply the dual-core MT6577 CPU, but in the case of the CD1000 this popular chip has been clocked at a pluckier 1.2Ghz rather than the more common 1Ghz we see in most other Chinese phones.

cd 1000 1.2ghz samsung galaxy s3 clone

There is also 1GB RAM on board along with 4GB ROM, which is rather common nowadays, but the 4.5 inch screen boasts an impressive HD resolution of 1280 x 720 from Japanese manufacturer Sharp!

To get the high-powered CPU and high quality screen in to the stylish body of the CD1000 Samsung Galaxy S3 clone, CDS have had to cut a few corners in this case it’s the rear camera which takes the hit and is only a 5 mega-pixel unit rather than an 8 mega-pixel shooter.

cd 1000 1.2ghz samsung galaxy s3 cloneAlong with the lower than average rear camera the CD1000 also only gets a 1700mAh battery which seems rather ridiculous considering the faster dual-core CPU and high-resolution screen.

Overall though the CD1000 Samsung Galaxy S3 clone is a pretty great looking Chinese phone and looks to be very well made. What do you guys think? Are the current crop of clone phones worth a look?

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11 Comments

  1. October 15, 2012

    Enough with the s3 clones already. These clone companies are ridiculously wasting money not investing in their own brands.

    Someone give Jiayu guys war and show them how to market and actually push products out.

  2. October 15, 2012

    To be honest, I think some of the Chinese manufacturer should concentrate on better specs for their phone, as all the popoular brands now has started to be equipped with at least a good dual core processor or quad core. It’s not enough anymore with a single processor. Also if they boost the quality on the camera and radio, they will be more competitive. Myself have a THL W3 single core, and is thinking of buying a dual core version of the same phone, as this phone is very nice and the camera is really great for taking pictures. or maybe just wait for Dream S to come out.

  3. Francis.R.
    October 15, 2012

    I think is first time in the history of cell phone knockoffs that the iPhone isn’t the product most cloned but in this case is the SIII. So we could say that it could be the most popular model in the year.

    @Geodex. I am not sure about every jiayu product but Jiayu G3 is a clone from one of Oppo. I discovered it thx to another reader.

  4. dok
    October 16, 2012

    really HD resolution on mt6577? battery low :\

  5. Aram Setian
    May 23, 2013

    I got this phone 2 months ago and could say it works fine.
    Except one small problem – the speakerphone past away just few days after receiving and I have to change it, but now everything is OK.
    Coming to the camera – the pics are OK, somehow overcolored in daylight, and normal evening shooting.
    Sound is Ok.
    GPS needs about 3-4 minutes for the first set up and satelite discovering, than is working perfect.
    The screen is really cool and movement is smooth.

    In one word – it’s more than sucess to have this phone for $US160 compared with original S3….

    And about comments for Chines clones – it’s OK that they are offered, because according my modest opinion not everyone could afford to invest 800 dollars for Samsungs phones…..when you can have the 99% same product for 160 dollars. It force to offer Samsung to decrease their prices, and in this case I’ll buy the orginal!

  6. Aram Setian
    May 23, 2013

    P.S. The phone came with 2 bateries 2100mAh
    It stands OK about 30 hours of extensive talk/surf/talk/viber/skype usage…

    The dual SIM is really very, very useful and works perfect!

  7. William
    August 29, 2013

    I have a similar clone SIII GT 19300 but without the manual. How to find out what CPU it uses?

    • August 29, 2013

      You can use Antutu

  8. William
    August 29, 2013

    Thanks but I downloaded Antutu and sent it to the phone but it didnt install. The phone gave me options how to deal with the file but none of them was to install it. What do I do?

    • August 29, 2013

      Download it from the Play store in your phone. Or you can try to download it from another place and install it from your SD card/dropbox/email etc

  9. William
    August 29, 2013

    That is what I did but the phone wont install it. I double clicked on it but no use. Is there a special way to install it on this phone? By the way this phone doesnt uninstall apps either.