I witnessed first hand yesterday on a trip to the local phone market, that the iPhone 5 isn’t as popular as previous versions, and as such there is less demand for quality knock-offs.
However there is a small market for iPhone 5 clones, it’s just a shame that most of the ones we have seen have been compromised in some way or another.
Take the iPhone 5 knock-off for example. The body of this clone is practically a 1:1 replica of the real iPhone 5 even down to the use of a Lightning connector for charging and data transfer!
The Android Jelly Bean OS has been given a very realistic iOS 6 skin, and the general fit and quality of the device looks spot on.
But if we take a closer look we begin to seen corners have been cut.
The specification starts off well enough, and features a dual-core MT6517 processor, unfortunately it is only running at 1Ghz and has to operate with only 512mb RAM, and with that heavy iOS skin we don’t imagine the phone to be the most spritely in the world.
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Looking further we can see that design form has won over function, and this MTK phone only get’s a single SIM, despite being technically capable of supporting dual-sim standby.
Screen resolution is way down too at just 854 x 480 for the 4-inch display, previous iPhone clones were getting retina models.
Even that near perfect looking iOS skin isn’t perfect and features spelling mistakes which really take the shine off your otherwise great looking clone.
Were trying to contact the manufactures to learn more about the phone and see if they have a slightly more powerful 1GB RAM, high-resolution model available without the typos!