Here are the 4 Best iPhone 5C clones running Android


Apple’s colourful iPhone 5C smartphone isn’t receiving as much love as first hoped, and with great Android running iPhone 5C clones like this to choose from it is little surprise.

Apple took things up a (quarter) of a notch this year a the annual iPhone event and launched 2 iPhone models, a flagship iPhone 5S and plastic bodied iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C was meant to be the budget iPhone we had been waiting for, but with high pricing (especially in China) and competition from higher spec’d and better priced alternatives, iPhone 5C sales haven’t took off like we expected.

That’s not even including the attractive iPhone 5C clones from China, some of which costs as little as $120 off contract and boast similar levels of hardware!

Which are the best iPhone 5C clones currently on offer is the difficult question, so we have put together this list of 4 of the best!

4 Best iPhone 5C clones running Android

GooPhone i5C

GooPhone are THE iPhone clone specialists! Ever since the iPhone 4 launched and made such a huge impact there has been a GooPhone equivalent lurking in the shadows! GooPhone have even managed to beat Apple to market with new designs, the GooPhone i5C being one such example that was available to buy before the real thing!

goophone international site

The GooPhone i5C is available internationally through the just launched GooPhone.cc website, costs just $119.99 and packs a 1.2Ghz Quad-core MT6589 processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB storage, 4-inch display, 5 mega-pixel rear camera Android OS with an iOS skin and comes loaded with the Google Play store!

No.1 5c

No.1 are another Chinese phone maker known for producing knock off versions of popular Apple and Samsung products, the 5c is their iPhone 5C clone and looks every bit as realistic as the other phones on this list.

no 1 iphone 5c clone china 2

What makes the No.1 version standout from the GooPhone is 1GB RAM, an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, and 1280 x 720 4-inch display! There is no international dealer for the N0.1 5c yet, but the company do have an official English specification page so a launch can’t be far off!

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CooPhone i5C

Like the GooPhone i5C the CooPhone will be easily available outside of China and will come with a low price tag, however the specification is also and features a 4-inch display with 480 x 854 resolution, 512mb RAM, Mediatek MT6572 chipset, but does offer Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and 16GB of built-in memory.

blue iphone 5c

These lower hardware specs should assure a retail price of less than $100 once made available!

Xiaocai C18

Xiaocai might be known for their X9 quad-core phone, and their own CaiOS, but they are also getting in to the clone game for some added fame.

xiaocai c18 iphone 5c clone

The Xiaocai C18 takes the original iPhone 5C design and makes a couple of changes, the major one being that the colourful plastic body on the C18 measures 7.9mm thick rather than 8.97mm on the Apple phone. Like the CooPhone it uses a dual-core 1.3Ghz MT6572 chipset, 4-inch 854 x 480 display, but the rear camera is just 2MP.

The C18 is officially only available on sale in China and costs 699 Yuan which is around $114.

iPhone 5C clone specifications

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Have any of our readers bought one of these iPhone 5C clones? What do you think of them? Keep posted for a full review on the GooPhone i5C coming soon.

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34 Comments

  1. kranti
    October 20, 2013

    i want to buy a 1.5ghz mobile from china mtk 6589 t like jiayu g3t or jiayu g4 or cubot one which is the safe site to buy

    • jnnuzzo
      November 23, 2013

      geekbuying.com has been great for me.

  2. Airyl
    October 20, 2013

    “The Xiaocai C18 takes the original iPhone 5C design and makes a couple of changes, the major one being that the colourful plastic body on the C18 measures 7.9mm thick rather than 8.97mm on the Apple phone. Like the CooPhone it uses a dual-core 1.3Ghz MT6572 chipset, 4-inch 854 x 480 display, but the rear camera is just 2Ghz.”

    2Ghz camera? Wat?

  3. anony
    October 20, 2013

    What’s the point of cloning a failed POS?

  4. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    i want to buy a 1.5ghz mobile from china mtk 6589 t like jiayu g3t or jiayu g4 or cubot one which is the safe site to buy

    • Guest
      November 23, 2013

      has been great for me.

    • Mike Stein
      June 1, 2014

      scam

  5. Marco
    October 20, 2013

    The goophone i5c, have a sdcard slot too! If you remove the back cover, disassembling the phone, you can see below the battery theres a slot of sdcard.

    • October 20, 2013

      Thanks Marco

  6. Peter
    October 20, 2013

    CooPhone official site anyone?

  7. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    “The Xiaocai C18 takes the original iPhone 5C design and makes a couple of changes, the major one being that the colourful plastic body on the C18 measures 7.9mm thick rather than 8.97mm on the Apple phone. Like the CooPhone it uses a dual-core 1.3Ghz MT6572 chipset, 4-inch 854 x 480 display, but the rear camera is just 2Ghz.”

    2Ghz camera? Wat?

  8. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    What’s the point of cloning a failed POS?

  9. gothikserpentggee
    October 20, 2013

    Goophone i5C can up the memory with SD CarD

  10. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    The goophone i5c, have a sdcard slot too! If you remove the back cover, disassembling the phone, you can see below the battery theres a slot of sdcard.

    • Guest
      October 21, 2013

      Thanks Marco

  11. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    CooPhone official site anyone?

  12. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    Goophone i5C can up the memory with SD CarD

  13. Henry
    October 21, 2013

    I have a GooPhone i5C, and i gotta say it’s a great clone. I just made an unboxing video for my YouTube channel, so if you wanna check it out, plus a couple other iPhone clone reviews, search “262sdh”

  14. email7
    October 21, 2013

    I bought one of iPhone 5C clones for a’$77

    and i gotta say it’s a great clone.

    What do I think of them? 11/10

    Antutu benchmark 5887
    brand alps
    model Phone
    OS Android 421
    CPU ARMv7, Neon
    cores 1
    res 640×1138
    density 240 dpi
    camera 8mp/0,3mp
    memory 16Gb/ 2Gb RAM
    dimensions 124 x 59 x 7.9mm

    + many sensors
    + Google playstore on board 🙂

    • john99chevy
      November 2, 2013

      where did u buy it from web?

  15. Guest
    October 21, 2013

    I have a GooPhone i5C, and i gotta say it’s a great clone. I just made an unboxing video for my YouTube channel, so if you wanna check it out, plus a couple other iPhone clone reviews, search “262sdh”

  16. Guest
    October 21, 2013

    I bought one of iPhone 5C clones for a’$77

    and i gotta say it’s a great clone.

    What do I think of them? 11/10

    Antutu benchmark 5887
    brand alps
    model Phone
    OS Android 421
    CPU ARMv7, Neon
    cores 1
    res 640×1138
    density 240 dpi
    camera 8mp/0,3mp
    memory 16Gb/ 2Gb RAM
    dimensions 124 x 59 x 7.9mm

    + many sensors
    + Google playstore on board 🙂

    • Guest
      November 3, 2013

      where did u buy it from web?

  17. Hammadamin
    November 21, 2013

    Email7 Where did you bougt the mobile??

  18. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Email7 Where did you bougt the mobile??

  19. david
    December 29, 2013

    I’ve got an igoo iphone 5 clone phone but can’t access internet via 3g but can on WiFi, I’ve checked with my network provider and everything’s working ok their end, any ideas please, thanks

    • Emmanuel
      May 20, 2014

      get the APN from your carrier

  20. david
    December 29, 2013

    I’ve got an igoo iphone 5 clone phone but can’t access internet via 3g but can on WiFi, I’ve checked with my network provider and everything’s working ok their end, any ideas please, thanks

    • Guest
      May 21, 2014

      get the APN from your carrier

  21. mummyof5boys
    March 26, 2014

    I have just purchased my very first goophone I5S for one of our teenage boys… tbh i didnt even realise there was a iphone clone?? But so happy because we are very much an IPHONE/TUNES household and it didnt make sense to have one Googleplay but this teenager can be a bit aloof and I seriously thought i was kissing goodbye $500 or so on a new 4S maybe?? I got the lot in the extras.. for the price… why not! Anyhow… my question is… as I am now a little worried being not overly technical… it will work like a normal Iphone with Itunes, appstore etc?

  22. Guest
    March 26, 2014

    I have just purchased my very first goophone I5S for one of our teenage boys… tbh i didnt even realise there was a iphone clone?? But so happy because we are very much an IPHONE/TUNES household and it didnt make sense to have one Googleplay but this teenager can be a bit aloof and I seriously thought i was kissing goodbye $500 or so on a new 4S maybe?? I got the lot in the extras.. for the price… why not! Anyhow… my question is… as I am now a little worried being not overly technical… it will work like a normal Iphone with Itunes, appstore etc?

  23. alvertuasanja me asusto
    September 2, 2014

    hey where do you bought pls let me know

  24. Guest
    September 2, 2014

    hey where do you bought pls let me know