Daily deal: GooPhone launch the GooPhone i5S a low-cost iPhone 5s clone!

Last year China’s GooPhone managed to beat Apple to the punch with the iPhone 5 and actually announced it’s clone of the new phone before Apple. History is repeating itself once again as the GooPhone i5S clone is already on sale!

The GooPhone i5S has taken us by surprise, not the fact that there is a clone so soon before the announcement of the real thing, but due to the low asking price starting at just $99!

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Like the GooPhone i5, the i5S boasts a near perfect iPhone 5 appearance but is packed with entry-level hardware such as a 4-inch OGS, display, dual-core MT6577 processor, 512MB RAM and 5 mega-pixel rear camera to keep costs low.

One neat feature the GooPhone i5S has is the fact that both the standard vanilla Android UI and iOS skins are installed by default making the switch from one to the other as easy as (Apple) pie.

Android-Sale are offering the first 1000 buyers an intro price of just $99 for the GooPhone i5S, but you will have to be quick as the offer runs out tomorrow after which prices will raise to $149.99.

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  1. CESAR
    March 11, 2013

    the discount don’t appear when i try buy it so, i don’t buy. very suspicious…

    • March 11, 2013

      It says “We will provide a big discount for first 1000 buyers at March 12th, only $99 for anyone. Do not miss this opportunity!” in the description.

      • Marius
        March 11, 2013

        Well it might be on March 12th only so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’ve always wanted a an iPhone so bad … no I haven’t :)) But at 100$ this is not a bad phone.

      • varsharamkisoon
        December 12, 2013

        i want one but im in guyana @ i wouldnt get to buy one how sad for me but hope someone will send me one for christmas…

  2. mannie
    March 11, 2013

    My Brother is interested so i have two questions: what is the screen resolution and does the app-store work? hope you know this andi

    • March 11, 2013

      It will have an Android app store on there not the iOS app store (as it runs Android) When we tested the i5 it didn’t have Google Play either but a Chinese Android app store. Not sure if this has changed.

    • Marius
      March 11, 2013

      It doesn’t have iOS so not app-store and all that. It just looks like Apple stuff but it’s all Android.
      Resolution is 854×480 but that should be enough for a 4 inch screen.

  3. mannie
    March 11, 2013

    Android-sale.com isn’t very trustworthy either is it? have only heard negative stuff about them.

    • Shine Wong
      March 11, 2013

      Hi, I’m Shine Wong, friend of Andi, the owner of Android-sale.com. I know there is some negative feedback on some forum, because of our bad service. I’m very sorry for someone who ever trusted us. We are trying our best to improve our service. If anyone has problem on orders or some problem our supporting colleague can’t solve in time, please send message to my personal email: oneshine@126.com. I will reply and solve your problem in 48 hours. Thanks for all.

      • John
        March 11, 2013

        Do you actually have the 5s in stock or is it a presale for 99$?

      • mannie
        March 11, 2013

        Its not that i have bad experiencez with Android-sale.com it’a just that every forum i read about it is negative. and andi is that guy actually your friend our is hé just making stuff up?

  4. chandu
    March 11, 2013

    hi andy does it hav gorilla glass.

  5. Javi
    March 11, 2013

    When the 99$ price will start? At 00.00 of 12th on China hour? Thanks.

    • Shine Wong
      March 11, 2013

      The promotion will begin at 00:00 of March 12th, Beijing time. Thanks

      • Shine Wong
        March 11, 2013

        1000 units Goophone i5S is sold out at $99 in 21 minutes! These orders will be shipped out in 48 hours. Thanks for all.

        • Nitesh
          March 11, 2013

          Hi Shine Wong, 1000 pcs in 21 minutes that’s insane. Can we expect more of it (The Offer) coming to us any time soon?

  6. Me
    March 11, 2013

    When the White one will be on sale? Will it have such discount $99?

  7. Me
    March 11, 2013

    What system languages installed?

  8. Tom
    March 11, 2013

    I have check the site last hour every 5 minutes and i check it in 1 minute and sold out! Fake!
    Dont trust it anymore….. Good marketing trick, but i lost my time with it 🙁

  9. March 11, 2013

    Hi, when the new stock will be out?

  10. mannie
    March 11, 2013

    Andi is shine wong actually your friend or is he making that up in order for me to trust his website?

    • March 11, 2013

      No he isn’t making it up we do know each other.

      • mannie
        March 12, 2013

        Oke thanks for confirming. Do you think i should trust his webshop then? if it’s trustworthy i would like to order there since they are one of the cheapest resellers

  11. Camaman
    March 11, 2013

    Well shite and all that jazz!
    Its not even 12th in my Country! 😛

    Anyway 1000 in 21 minutes! I guess that is Apple release day territory burst sale!! Congratulations!

  12. imaginario
    March 15, 2013

    Hello everybody.

    Has anyone tested this equipment? What are the build materials? Does it have the same iOS/Andoid mix (in my opinion sad)? And does it offer the option of a “pure” Android interface?


    • March 15, 2013

      Review coming soon

      • MS
        April 4, 2013

        Could you please give me the SAR value of this phone, I have bought one

  13. March 16, 2013

    White version of the GooPhone i5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LhSSCdkWUc

    It’s the GooPhone i5 (Not 5S – It’s the $249 i5, but looks the same as the 5S White)

  14. May 6, 2013

    Is the bootloader unlocked?
    And does it require fastboot or Odin/heimdall for flashing partitions to it?

  15. jon j
    May 15, 2013

    i think its a good phone i have one (black) and i installed the updated rom so its all english and has the google app store etc. anyways so far so good i can get facebook and skype etc. and its a step up from my old flip phone (razor) so i guess to each there own but i say its worth the $150 and it works on at&t go phone network so far…

  16. varsharamkisoon
    December 12, 2013

    rite nw i needed an iphone plzzz send me one

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