Kingsing S1+ another OnePlus One wannabe


kingsing s1 plus

Even with the year coming to an end we still haven’t managed to get to that point in time where Chinese phone makers realise that cloning is going the way of the dodo, so here is the Kingsing S1+.

The majority of Chinese smartphone makers we write about today started off life creating clones of popular smartphones. That tradition has continued but changed slightly to take advantage of the money saved in design to add some nice features. For example Xiaomi’s Mi4 looks like an iPhone, but costs less and has terrific hardware. Winner is the customer.

As you can see the KingSing S1+ is based on the design of the OnePlus One, it even has “1+” in the name and a “sandpaper” finish on the rear of the phone. The front of the device is more like the Oppo Find 7 (which the 1+1 is based on).

Now if KingSing had built the S1+ with a MT6595 chipset, LTE, 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch 1080 display we might actually have a phone worth buying, instead they’ve specced a 5-inch 960 x 540 display, quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. So pretty much like every other phone (including some original designs) that cost around $120.

kingsing s1 plus

So if you want a OnePlus One you can either buy the $120 KingSing S1+, or save for a few more months and order the real OnePlus One through their new pre-order system which starts soon.

Which would you choose?

[ Kingsing.hk ]
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18 Comments

  1. As22
    October 21, 2014

    Kingsing claims on their official website that their S1+ has “8 GB ROM.” What is that? Available total storage?

    “Personalized OS” = some sort of modified version of Android KitKat for the S1+?

    The Kingsing S1+ is available in white and… blue (from the official website again)? How about black?

    More Kingsing S1+ Specs:
    – microSD slot; can hold up to 32 GB
    – Android 4.4.2 KitKat
    – 2500mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery (detachable)
    – Mediatek MT6582
    – ARM Cortex-A7
    – 8.0 MP rear camera with flash
    – 2.0 MP front camera
    – Dual-sim
    – “OGS screen coating”

    • Jobayer
      October 22, 2014

      I don’t think is called OGS screen coating , its just OGS

  2. pa5t1s
    October 21, 2014

    Looks great (I mean, like my genuine OnePlus 😀 ), but too bad they stopped halfway 🙁 Would have been a cool cheap phone :/

  3. Adam Irvine
    October 21, 2014

    Piece of sh1t…

    • pa5t1s
      October 21, 2014

      You mean, sh1+ ? 😀

  4. Guest
    October 21, 2014

    Kingsing claims on their official website that their S1+ has “8 GB ROM.” What is that? Available total storage?

    “Personalized OS” = some sort of modified version of Android KitKat for the S1+?

    The Kingsing S1+ is available in white and… blue (from the official website again)? How about black?

    More Kingsing S1+ Specs:
    – microSD slot; can hold up to 32 GB
    – Android 4.4.2 KitKat
    – 2500mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery (detachable)
    – Mediatek MT6582
    – ARM Cortex-A7
    – 8.0 MP rear camera with flash
    – 2.0 MP front camera
    – Dual-sim
    – “OGS screen coating”

    • Jobayer
      October 22, 2014

      I don’t think is called OGS screen coating , its just OGS

  5. pa5t1s
    October 21, 2014

    Looks great (I mean, like my genuine OnePlus 😀 ), but too bad they stopped halfway 🙁 Would have been a cool cheap phone :/

  6. Adam Irvine
    October 21, 2014

    Piece of sh1t…

    • pa5t1s
      October 21, 2014

      You mean, sh1+ ? 😀

  7. barry
    October 21, 2014

    So the KingSing S1 looks like the 1+ and it’s an awful clone. The 1+ looks like the Find7

    externally and internally but that is an original design!! Can you say hypocrite?

  8. Guest
    October 21, 2014

    So the KingSing S1 looks like the 1+ and it’s an awful clone. The 1+ looks like the Find7

    externally and internally but that is an original design!! Can you say hypocrite?

  9. balcobomber25
    October 23, 2014

    The thing I hate most about clone phones isn’t that they rip off a design. It is that they often have horrible specs. Who wants 1gb of ram and a crappy display?

    • yasin
      October 24, 2014

      i agree… nobody wants a Playstation 1 resolution on his phone.

  10. pa5t1s
    October 23, 2014

    Meanwhile, I’ve found another cool clone WITH 4G, at a decent price!
    Meet Landvo L200G 😀
    Low specs, but low price… You’ll get what you’ve paid for…

  11. balcobomber25
    October 23, 2014

    The thing I hate most about clone phones isn’t that they rip off a design. It is that they often have horrible specs. Who wants 1gb of ram and a crappy display?

    • Guest
      October 25, 2014

      i agree… nobody wants a Playstation 1 resolution on his phone.

  12. pa5t1s
    October 23, 2014

    Meanwhile, I’ve found another cool clone WITH 4G, at a decent price!
    Meet Landvo L200G 😀
    Low specs, but low price… You’ll get what you’ve paid for…