Lenovo’s Phab Plus isn’t their first attempt at cloning the iPhone


Lenovo makes some really nice phones, including the very budget yet very powerful K3 Note (review). However, there’s a line of Lenovo phones that might not be to the taste of everyone reading this.

The Lenovo Sisley S90, as many of you might remember, was a phone that cloned the iPhone design (I really don’t want to be subtle about this). Lenovo probably think that the iPhone design still has some mileage in it, which is why the Phab Plus.

Techcrunch sum it up well. “As you know, the iPhone 6 comes in silver, gold and space gray. The Phab Plus comes in… titanium silver, champagne gold and gunmetal grey,” they write.

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As for the specifications of this phone, it comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC (that has been the year’s most popular yet one of the most criticized SoCs) with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and a massive 6.8-inch screen.

It is the fact that the phone sits between a regular-sized phone and a tablet, combined with the US$299 price tag that the Chinese company is banking on to sell this phone.

Up and coming Chinese phone OEMs such as UMi, Elephone, etc. may not have the best after-sales service yet, but the companies are certainly not ripping off the iPhone anymore. Which is why it is somewhat shameful for a company of Lenovo’s calibre to do so.

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10 Comments

  1. PaulBV
    September 7, 2015

    You are right Yash 🙂 It looks a lot like the iPhone. I thought Lenovo were at some other level, especially after buying Motorola. But old habits die hard.
    ‘Unfortunately’ the S90 missed the central round button 🙁 and the SoC is not the most impressive.
    Perhaps Ulefone’s Be Touch 2 would be the better looking clone 🙂

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    September 7, 2015

    if it was under $200 i would take this…
    GAMES !

  3. Jim Shortz
    September 7, 2015

    Its really unfortunate that remnants of that garbage piece techcruch wrote made its way over here. This “every phone looks like the iphone” line is so tired & needs to die. Is apple paying tech writers to write these stupid articles? I must wonder. Based on what i’m looking at, that phone is not an iphone clone and the argument is so petty & silly that i can’t help but wonder of the motives of those who raise it (Yash excluded 😉 )

    • Max Wong
      September 7, 2015

      Agreed bro, the Iphone’s design came from a HTC anyway. They are basically saying all phones looks like HTC.

    • September 8, 2015

      And what would my motive be? 🙂

      • Jim Shortz
        September 8, 2015

        Notice you were excluded

    • Fred
      September 8, 2015

      Any phone with metal body looks like an iPhone.
      Every laptop with metal body looks like a MBP.

      You cannot beat the logic of american medias.

  4. Freeje
    September 7, 2015

    Oh 615! Is Qualcomm having a fire sale of this chip together with the 810?

  5. Fred
    September 8, 2015

    Hi Motorola. Time to fire the whole design team of Lenovo.

  6. willysson
    September 8, 2015

    Honestly, I don’t care if someone copies another’s design elements. In fact, wouldn’t it be nice if some company came out with great specs at a great price and had the exact same dimensions, ports and button placement? All the aftermarket accessories would fit.