The Galaxy S6 is one of the smartphone industry’s leading smartphones, but its price is rather steep for someone on a budget. What do you do if you want the best phone of 2015 but don’t desire the price?
One option, and one we don’t really suggest, is to go down the clone route. The No.1 S6i is one such knock off which claims to offer the same UX as the S6 but a lower price.
No.1 are making a lot of noise about the build of the S6i claiming it is an alloy of sorts with glass front and rear which resembles the build quality of the Galaxy S6. The 5MP front camera is in keeping with the 5MP front camera of the Galaxy S6 (but this is likely a interploted number), and, at 6.8mm thin, you wouldn’t notice any difference in how it feels in your hand. Like the Galaxy S6, the No.1 S6i also features a 5.1-inch display, and you’ll have Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
There are some compromises to keep in mind, though. Among these, you’ll have to settle for the 720p HD screen resolution on the No.1 S6i as opposed to the 1440p Quad HD resolution of the Galaxy S6. You’ll also get a 1.3 Ghz, quad-core MediaTek processor in the No.1 S6i as opposed to the octa-core, Exynos processor of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Finally, the No.1 S6i will only provide 16GB of storage out of the box, as opposed to the minimum 32GB of storage on the Galaxy S6. Depending on perspective, though, these could be seen as small compromises for a Galaxy S6 clone that, in many ways, matches the real thing.
When you weigh the experience against that of the Galaxy S6, though, the price may convince you: whereas the Galaxy S6 costs $650 USD for the minimum 32GB version, the No.1 S6i will cost – wait for it! – $120 USD.
However much the No.1 S6i may resemble the Galaxy S6 in appearance, it is unlikely to measure up under the hood. Processing, camera quality and overall build aren’t going to match the expensive Samsung, but if all you care about are the looks then you might want to go for it.
What say you? Are you interested in the No.1 S6i? What features and specs stand out to you as “drool” factors? Do your thing in the comments and check out the source link below, while you’re at it.