AUX i6T is a $163 iPhone 5S wannabe


We’ve seen quite a few iPhone clones from China over the years, which fondly (or otherwise) are titled ‘ChiPhone’ by some. After a hiatus of a few years, Chinese manufacturers are back to their roots and are manufacturing clones again, and AUX is one such maker.

The company today announced the i6T which is an iPhone 5S impersonator. However, as you would expect, there are quite a few shortcomings on this device when compared to the original iPhone. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch qHD screen, 1.3GHz dual-core MT6572 processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage in true low-cost smartphone spirit. The device measures 8.9mm thick, and houses a 1,400mAh battery and an 8 mega-pixel rear camera.

The phone is available for 999 Yuan ($163) in at least one colour, i.e., Champagne or Gold.

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9 Comments

  1. Scherpenseel
    December 3, 2013

    Why do we only see low-cost iphone 5S lookalikes?
    I’d like to see a clone that has at least a 1,5ghz quad-core with 2mb ram memory on it (and without a slow iOS skin over it).

    • December 3, 2013

      Shouting JiaYu G5 😉

      • Allanitomwesh
        December 4, 2013

        Technically that is a homage not a cloning…All their designs are homages really….

    • Ivan Myring
      December 3, 2013

      2MB RAM?! what a beast of a phone
      😉

    • Andrew
      December 3, 2013

      My thoughts exactly. One of these knock-off manufacturers need to actually produce a model that matches or beats Apple’s hardware and is more in line with what you would expect from a middle to upper range Android phone. iOS skin should be optional.

    • Allanitomwesh
      December 4, 2013

      Note 3 is the high end cloned phone buddy.All the clone makers moved to Samsung….

  2. Allanitomwesh
    December 4, 2013

    Speaker is a fail.If you are gonna clone do it right.Specs are better than the goophone though….

  3. bason
    December 4, 2013

    all clone iphone 5s with MTK6572 dual core chip,if has a Quadcore processor it will sell well

  4. Frustrated by US telcos
    December 5, 2013

    Yash, you are becoming an engineer, so please be more precise in your articles.
    This phone doesn’t know anything about LTE and probably only has support for lousy two UMTS/W-CDMA bands instead of the minimum 5 required in any modern ‘world’ phone, just to name one rather important aspect.
    So please don’t call something a “clone” of another product, when their specs are light-years apart.

    In such cases, please stick with your other accurate terms like ‘wannabee’ or ‘lookalike’, since that is exactly, what products like this one are, ‘pretenders’, but most certainly NOT ‘clones’.

    And as a special request coming from the other side of the globe. Please make it a reliable habit to also report the supported 3G – and in the near future – LTE bands/frequencies of phones you are reporting about, if this info is available to you.

    For a 3G phone to be useful at all in the Americas, especially the north, this bit of information is more important than anything else.

    So, please consider that part in your future reports.

    Thanks