Powerful iPhone 6 impostor Dakele 3 now on sale in China for $275


China’s been producing iPhone clones (aka chiPhones) ever since Apple first thought of making a phone. In the beginning, these phones were just good enough to be called phones; they hardly lasted much and weren’t really fit for international sale.

However, through the 7-8 years, Chinese OEMs have learnt a lot and are now producing iPhone clones that rival the real thing… almost. One of the most powerful iPhone 6 clones from China is the elusive Dakele 3, about which we’ve been hearing since a while, but the phone itself, in its flesh, is quite a rarity.

It turns out that the device just went on sale in China through Tmall earlier today, with an asking price of 1,699 CNY or roughly US$272, despite having an official price tag of 1,499 CNY. That’s perhaps the cost you pay to be one of the first owners of the device.

If you aren’t aware of the specifications, the device has a 5-inch 1080p display with Sapphire Glass coating and the all-new and powerful MediaTek MT6752 64-bit processor, as seen on the cheaper JiaYu S3. To complete its high-end-ness the phone also has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Like the new breed of Meizu phones, the Dakele 3 comes with an aircraft grade aluminum body.

Last but not least, the device features a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear, and an 8 mega-pixel sensor on the front to make for a decent camera combo. It is powered by a 2500mAh battery.

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44 Comments

  1. Manos
    February 16, 2015

    This is crazy! Really Dakele?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 17, 2015

      yep , im JUST as disappointed!

  2. NokiaC7
    February 16, 2015

    So you call this powerful? How much more the original? I thought its a snapdragon 801/ 800 or mt6595. Misleading title!
    I still choose Jiayu S3 even the 2gb version over this.

    Ok maybe its the “most powerful iphone 6” inspired phone but still not powerful for me.

    • Manos
      February 16, 2015

      Yea l also like the Jiayu S3 but the 3gb…it’s better for future extra stuff

      • billybloggs
        February 17, 2015

        My S3 Advanced is on the way, should have it tomorrow.

        • GAURAV
          February 17, 2015

          hey which site i u got it from?

        • Daniel Sánchez
          February 17, 2015

          The advanced version isn’t even in production…

          • Marco Lancaster
            February 17, 2015

            Actually, is already on pre-order. Mass delivery and normal orders after the spring festival.

    • Airyl
      February 16, 2015

      Snapdragon 801 and MTK6595 will never have the potential of the MTK6752 chip and it’s 64-bit capabilities. It is considerably powerful. Not as powerful as A8, but close enough for the price.

      • MaxPower
        February 16, 2015

        Which potential are we taking about?

        • Airyl
          February 17, 2015

          The 64-bit potential.

          • MaxPower
            February 17, 2015

            Besides the better battery management the 64 bit is just marketing. Truth is the most apps run at 32 bit, they don’t use multitasking feature, they don’t use more than one core, they don’t use multi-threading. The only apps that require all the horsepower are games and the adreno 330 is almost 4 times performer than that Mali.
            By the time that we have the “switch” to 64 bit the 6752 is going to be as obsolete as the 801.

      • Guaire
        February 17, 2015

        64-bit or not MT6752 never will be better than these though it’s easy to consider it powerful at a certain price range.

    • daveb123
      February 17, 2015

      how powerful do you need it? do people calculate prime numbers or encode blurays on their phones or something..lol. it just needs to make calls, send texts/emails and browse the internet for most people. dont need a 16 core 5ghz 22gb ram phone for that… my current phone is 2 years old and can run any app with ease and its nowhere near most present day specs. all this power is just for benchmark comparisons. makes little difference in real world use..

  3. Dave
    February 16, 2015

    Anyone know if it has a notification led?

  4. SReader
    February 16, 2015

    Iphone look alike, not clone 🙁

    • billybloggs
      February 17, 2015

      exactly.

  5. Guest
    February 16, 2015

    This is crazy! Really Dakele?

    • Guest
      February 17, 2015

      yep , im JUST as disappointed!

  6. Guest
    February 16, 2015

    So you call this powerful? How much more the original? I thought its a snapdragon 801/ 800 or mt6595. Misleading title!
    I still choose Jiayu S3 even the 2gb version over this.

    Ok maybe its the “most powerful iphone 6” inspired phone but still not powerful for me.

    • Guest
      February 16, 2015

      Yea l also like the Jiayu S3 but the 3gb…it’s better for future extra stuff

    • Airyl
      February 16, 2015

      Snapdragon 801 and MTK6595 will never have the potential of the MTK6752 chip and it’s 64-bit capabilities. It is considerably powerful. Not as powerful as A8, but close enough for the price.

    • MaxPower
      February 16, 2015

      Which potential are we taking about?

    • Airyl
      February 17, 2015

      The 64-bit potential.

    • billybloggs
      February 17, 2015

      My S3 Advanced is on the way, should have it tomorrow.

    • daveb123
      February 17, 2015

      how powerful do you need it? do people calculate prime numbers or encode blurays on their phones or something..lol. it just needs to make calls, send texts/emails and browse the internet for most people. dont need a 16 core 5ghz 22gb ram phone for that… my current phone is 2 years old and can run any app with ease and its nowhere near most present day specs. all this power is just for benchmark comparisons. makes little difference in real world use..

    • MaxPower
      February 17, 2015

      Besides the better battery management the 64 bit is just marketing. Truth is the most apps run at 32 bit, they don’t use multitasking feature, they don’t use more than one core, they don’t use multi-threading. The only apps that require all the horsepower are games and the adreno 330 is almost 4 times performer than that Mali.
      By the time that we have the “switch” to 64 bit the 6752 is going to be as obsolete as the 801.

    • GAURAV
      February 17, 2015

      hey which site i u got it from?

    • Daniel Sánchez
      February 17, 2015

      The advanced version isn’t even in production…

    • Guaire
      February 17, 2015

      64-bit or not MT6752 never will be better than these though it’s easy to consider it powerful at a certain price range.

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 18, 2015

      Actually, is already on pre-order. Mass delivery and normal orders after the spring festival.

  7. Guest
    February 16, 2015

    Anyone know if it has a notification led?

  8. SReader
    February 17, 2015

    Iphone look alike, not clone 🙁

    • billybloggs
      February 17, 2015

      exactly.

  9. kishore
    February 17, 2015

    still works only in china (TD-SCDMA). No international version. FDD.

  10. kishore
    February 17, 2015

    still works only in china (TD-SCDMA). No international version. FDD.

  11. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    February 17, 2015

    do post full size camera samples if possible,in a review.

  12. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    February 17, 2015

    do post full size camera samples if possible,in a review.

  13. zhongtiao1
    February 17, 2015

    Gizchina should review this. The specs are amazing

  14. zhongtiao1
    February 17, 2015

    Gizchina should review this. The specs are amazing

    • Yash Garg
      February 18, 2015

      We might

  15. February 22, 2015

    It’s one sweet piece of kit with three too-bads that keep it on my Do Not Buy list:

    1. Too bad it only supports Chinese TDD bands.

    2. Too bad they couldn’t increase the girth to 8 or 9 mm by sticking a 3000+ mAh battery in there. I’m tired of manufacturers getting their priorities mixed up.

    3. Too bad that @ logo looks like a cheap Chinese imitation and ruins the elegant look of the phone. Oh wait, it _is_ a Chinese imitation.

  16. 10basetom
    February 22, 2015

    It’s one sweet piece of kit with three too-bads that keep it on my Do Not Buy list:

    1. Too bad it only supports Chinese TDD bands.

    2. Too bad they couldn’t increase the girth to 8 or 9 mm by sticking a 3000+ mAh battery in there. I’m tired of manufacturers getting their priorities mixed up.

    3. Too bad that @ logo looks like a cheap Chinese imitation and ruins the elegant look of the phone. Oh wait, it _is_ a Chinese imitation.