Hands on: GooPhone S5, Samsung Galaxy S5 Clone running Android 4.4.2


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GooPhone have launched their clone of the popular Samsung Galaxy S5 and are sure to receive a lot of attention for it. So just how good is the GooPhone S5? We go hands on to find out.

GooPhone are the same infamous company who go about making clones of the iPhone 4, and iPhone 5 before Apple had even launched them and more recently have been making a living selling clones of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.

Usually GooPhone are quite fast off the mark with their clones, but for the GooPhone S5, a Samsung Galaxy S5 knock-off they have taken longer to get some of the details right.

GooPhone S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 Clone hands on

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The first thing you will notice once the GooPhone S5 is in your hands is the build quality. This is not an expensive device and is not attempting to make a name for itself in the build quality department. Our device, although looked genuine enough, feels a little flimsy and I don’t think it would last more than a few drops before going out of commission.

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GooPhone have stayed true to the real S5 by giving the rear a band-aid look, but haven’t gone so far as to put the Samsung logo on their. The rear removes to reveal space for a SIM card, Micro SD and a removable 2800mAh battery. There are also points for NFC on the back of the phone, but our unit was missing the actual NFC chip.

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According to the GooPhone store where the GooPhone S5 is on sale from $149.99 the S5 has an 8 mega-pixel main camera interpolated to 13MP, 5.1-inch HD 720p display, 1GB RAM, quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor, and support for GSM or WCDMA via the single SIM tray.

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Like the real Samsung Galaxy S5, the GooPhone S5 has loads of features built in to the OS, and this is actually where you might think ‘WOW’. The level of attention that has gone in to producing the ROM for the GooPhone S5 is impressive! Usually a clone maker will just give their phone the ‘look’ and miss out features, but GooPhone have gone the whole hog including smart features, health monitoring, lots of stock widgets and more so you can really make the most of this clone.

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It is even more impressive that GooPhone have built their knock off Samsung ROM on Android 4.4.2!

GooPhone S5 hands on video

The following is a hands on video with the GooPhone S5, you will get a good idea of the look and feel of this Samsung Galaxy S5 clone along with see some of the features and get an idea of the performance of the device.

GooPhone S5 first impressions

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Clone phones are not my thing, I much prefer the real thing or a unique design, but even I was impressed with the level of detail GooPhone have gone in to when producing the ROM for the GooPhone S5. There are so many features in this phone it is hard not to be impressed once you start using it.

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Performance is amazing considering the MT6582 chipset and what the ROM is asking of it, the camera focuses fast and takes sharp photos, and the 2800mAh battery should mean a pretty good battery life. The only things which bother me are the overall build quality and the decision to use a proprietory USB cable instead of a generic one.

Overall if you fancy the look, feel and function of a Samsung Galaxy S5 but don’t want to break the bank the GooPhone S5 is an interesting option to consider.

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33 Comments

  1. Zeca
    May 18, 2014

    Andi,
    I sincerely apologize for my frankness. Don’t waste your time doing review of clones. This product is ridiculous. It is worth nothing!! I won’t waste my time reading a review of a phone that disrespects the industrial patents.

    • $2548414
      May 18, 2014

      I think every one is entitled to his opinions..but then i might not like the rapacious price of $ 800 demanded by Sammy just because it wants to fill its coffers but wish to own a s5 look alike..and to review a look alike is not a sin..but service to readers of Gizchina.

      • Zeca
        May 18, 2014

        Sorry, but you didn’t understand what I’ve wrote.

        • Airyl
          May 18, 2014

          He understands completely. You can’t force people to not do something just because you don’t want them to do it. Some people like this stuff, and you should respect that.

    • slartiblart
      May 19, 2014

      Zeca, there is a demand for them and people will buy it. I don’t like them, but many people in China and India would prefer this to the real thing.

    • hannah
      September 8, 2014

      youve just sat and read the whole review then comment saying you wont waste your time reading a review if phones that disrespects the industrial patents????

      reviewing clones is a excellent way for us to see which ones best …. im shelling out 31.00 for my real s4 yet i was gutted to find out i could get a fake for no more than 120 … i actually bought a fake goophone s5 for 77 pounds of ebay and im over the moon ….

      i work hard for my money and was stupid to pay 31 for 24 months when there is clever people doing this.

      the people in china etc arent the frauds samsung nokia apple are ! conning us out of hundreds when you can replicate the phone and get a way cheaper price !

  2. Guest
    May 18, 2014

    Andi,
    I sincerely apologize for my frankness. Don’t waste your time doing review of clones. This product is ridiculous. It is worth nothing!! I won’t waste my time reading a review of a phone that disrespects the industrial patents.

    • Guest
      May 19, 2014

      I think every one is entitled to his opinions..but then i might not like the rapacious price of $ 800 demanded by Sammy just because it wants to fill its coffers but wish to own a s5 look alike..and to review a look alike is not a sin..but service to readers of Gizchina.

    • Guest
      May 19, 2014

      Sorry, but you didn’t understand what I’ve wrote.

    • Guest
      May 19, 2014

      Sorry, but you didn’t understand what I’ve wrote.

    • Airyl
      May 19, 2014

      He understands completely. You can’t force people to not do something just because you don’t want them to do it. Some people like this stuff, and you should respect that.

    • slartiblart
      May 19, 2014

      Zeca, there is a demand for them and people will buy it. I don’t like them, but many people in China and India would prefer this to the real thing.

    • hannah
      September 8, 2014

      youve just sat and read the whole review then comment saying you wont waste your time reading a review if phones that disrespects the industrial patents????

      reviewing clones is a excellent way for us to see which ones best …. im shelling out 31.00 for my real s4 yet i was gutted to find out i could get a fake for no more than 120 … i actually bought a fake goophone s5 for 77 pounds of ebay and im over the moon ….

      i work hard for my money and was stupid to pay 31 for 24 months when there is clever people doing this.

      the people in china etc arent the frauds samsung nokia apple are ! conning us out of hundreds when you can replicate the phone and get a way cheaper price !

  3. Isr
    May 19, 2014

    Is the build quality of the hdc s5 better? Which of them to prefer?

  4. Guest
    May 19, 2014

    Is the build quality of the hdc s5 better? Which of them to prefer?

  5. scotia
    May 19, 2014

    Good review.

    I personally won’t lose any sleep when a company is borrowing patents of firms such as iphone and samsung that are constantly posting billions in profits – often at the expense of low paid workers!

    Also Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Apple, they’ve all been in court cases with eachother about copyright and patent infringements. Do blogs no longer review those devices either.

    I had a clone S3 which was pretty poor. Camera was awful, GPS didn’t work, battery was empty after 2 hours. Watching youtube reviews etc they seem to have came along way since then.

    I have a THL W100 – how would a GooPhone 5S compare to that? Or a Goophone M8 (HTC One M8 replica). Also what does ‘interpolated to 13mp’ mean?

    • Michael Strauss
      May 21, 2014

      Camera real resolution is 8MP. When you take a photo with 13MP the software on the phone stretches/upscales the 8MP photo to 13 MP size. (photos will look bad for sure)

      If you really need 13MP gigantic size photos, take 8MP photos on phone and make the photos bigger on your computer. Will look better.

  6. $2548414
    May 19, 2014

    I wonder..just for my knowledge.. which is the BEST galaxy S5 clone ?..i m sure some clever guys must have totally replicated S5 within $ 300..

  7. Guest
    May 19, 2014

    Good review.

    I personally won’t lose any sleep when a company is borrowing patents of firms such as iphone and samsung that are constantly posting billions in profits – often at the expense of low paid workers!

    Also Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Apple, they’ve all been in court cases with eachother about copyright and patent infringements. Do blogs no longer review those devices either.

    I had a clone S3 which was pretty poor. Camera was awful, GPS didn’t work, battery was empty after 2 hours. Watching youtube reviews etc they seem to have came along way since then.

    I have a THL W100 – how would a GooPhone 5S compare to that? Or a Goophone M8 (HTC One M8 replica). Also what does ‘interpolated to 13mp’ mean?

    • Michael Strauss
      May 21, 2014

      Camera real resolution is 8MP. When you take a photo with 13MP the software on the phone stretches/upscales the 8MP photo to 13 MP size. (photos will look bad for sure)

      If you really need 13MP gigantic size photos, take 8MP photos on phone and make the photos bigger on your computer. Will look better.

  8. Guest
    May 19, 2014

    I wonder..just for my knowledge.. which is the BEST galaxy S5 clone ?..i m sure some clever guys must have totally replicated S5 within $ 300..

  9. angoory
    May 22, 2014

    good luck with ANY after sales support from goophone. i have 2 dead paperweights which worked for a wee. 6 months of empty promises, and 12 months now, nothing..
    shit product, shit after sales service.

  10. Guest
    May 22, 2014

    good luck with ANY after sales support from goophone. i have 2 dead paperweights which worked for a wee. 6 months of empty promises, and 12 months now, nothing..
    shit product, shit after sales service.

  11. sandertrots
    May 22, 2014

    Sorry, this item is no longer available! if you click this link.
    also strange it goes to aliexpress does goophone not have an original site?

  12. sandertrots
    May 22, 2014

    Sorry, this item is no longer available! if you click this link.
    also strange it goes to aliexpress does goophone not have an original site?

  13. Ruby
    June 8, 2014

    After just a week of using the Goophone S5, the front camera renders ‘milky’ images. On closer inspection, apparently, lint got into the phone just by keeping it in my pocket. Perhaps a good tempered glass screen protector and a decent case would prevent this from happening on a new phone. Not recommended for habitual selfie narcissists. You get what you pay for.

  14. Guest
    June 8, 2014

    After just a week of using the Goophone S5, the front camera renders ‘milky’ images. On closer inspection, apparently, lint got into the phone just by keeping it in my pocket. Perhaps a good tempered glass screen protector and a decent case would prevent this from happening on a new phone. Not recommended for habitual selfie narcissists. You get what you pay for.

  15. Tony P
    August 9, 2014

    I recently ordered a GooPhone S5 from http://goophones.es. It’s been over a week now and their website is still listing my order as “processing” and they haven’t shipped or answered my email about the timing of shipment. Have you ever dealt with goophone.es? They claim to be the official English version of the the GooPhone site. I didn’t get any scam reports about their site, but are they legit?

    • hannah
      September 8, 2014

      they have been out of stock for ages; you can get the goophones of ebay which are the exact same as the goophone website i paid 77 gb pounds for my s5 🙂

  16. Tony P
    August 10, 2014

    I recently ordered a GooPhone S5 from http://goophones.es. It’s been over a week now and their website is still listing my order as “processing” and they haven’t shipped or answered my email about the timing of shipment. Have you ever dealt with goophone.es? They claim to be the official English version of the the GooPhone site. I didn’t get any scam reports about their site, but are they legit?

    • hannah
      September 8, 2014

      they have been out of stock for ages; you can get the goophones of ebay which are the exact same as the goophone website i paid 77 gb pounds for my s5 🙂

  17. ALLAN
    August 11, 2014

    WILL IT WORK ONLY ON AT&T AND T-MOBILE OR CAN I USE IT ON SPRINT

  18. ALLAN
    August 12, 2014

    WILL IT WORK ONLY ON AT&T AND T-MOBILE OR CAN I USE IT ON SPRINT