I was playing with a friend’s “iPhone Clone” in the Philippines this afternoon while playing mahjong (oh, yes I love playing that game). I did not notice that it was a China-made iPhone Clone at first because I was listening to the music files he saved onto its 256MB memory card. I only noticed that it was indeed a new iPhone clone when I looked at the top-right portion of the mobile device which boldly says IPHONE. The print alone is an indication that the phone is fake because of its poor quality (tip: this is one way to spot a fake cellphone model). Also, the back of the device bears the apple logo. Again, the print quality is poor (rough and with some scratches).
I took a few shots of the iPhone clone made in China (pictures shown below) and even tried taking photos using it. Unfortunately, I used another China-made mobile phone (N99i v9+i Toshibo Dual SIM with TV) that’s why the quality of pictures are not good. Here are the photos:
You see, what I have observed with mobile phones made in China is that they take very poor pictures. The built-in camera settings are very difficult to adjust (brightness, color, etc). The iPhone Clone, Nokia N95 8GB Clone and N99i v9+i are some of the China-made cellphones I have tried. I have also observed the huge similarities in navigation and other phone functions of these models.
In addition, please be informed that these three phone models have many variants. The ones that have been blogged in this site are just some of the many variants of these China-made phone models. The iPhone Clone featured here is not an exception – it’s just a variant of phones sold as “iPhone” in the Philippine market. So as a word of advice, don’t be fooled by vendors claiming that they sell original iPhones for a few thousand bucks only. Any “iPhone” sold in stores for less than Php 4,000 is certainly a clone.
The prices of these China-made cellphones sold in the Philippines as of this writing are as follows: N95 8GB – PhP 4,500 (around $93.75); N99i – PhP 4,500 (around $93.75) and iPhone Clone – Php 3,500 (around $73).