While the entire world of Apple fanboys are looking for any clues as to what the next must-have Apple iPhone will look like, the Chinese counterfeiters are already spawning fake devices based on those “iPhone 5″ case designs that have recently been circulating on the web. These “evil” counterfeiters have produced the “iPhone 5″ before Apple officially release it, and surprisingly, there’s one particular device, sports a taped edge design that was revealed by those case leaks. It is advertised as an “iPhone 5″ in mainland China, and Jesus Diaz of tech site Gizmodo has already confirmed he believes this to be the next design, with so much conviction he’s publicly stated he’ll wax his entire body and go vegetarian for a month if it isn’t. Well, we heard his words, and we decided to get some hands-on experience on this alleged iPhone 5 clone, to check out if it really sports the design of the iPhone 5. Here’s our full review, so read on to find out!
Before digging deep into our review, you may want to watch the shots below, introducing the highlights of this iPhone 5 clone.
iPhone 5 Clone vs. iPhone 4
The above image is captured using the rear camera at indoor environment. It is really difficult for us to take sharp and clear photos using the built-in camera, all of our shots looked really bad. With the flash on, we still don’t see improvements on our pics. We managed to take slightly better pics at outdoor environment, but we are still not satisfied with the shots.
Even though the phone has dual cameras like the real iPhone, it only capture low quality photos and video.
What we like? The Java games. Angry Birds is available in Java, and we spent almost an hour shooting birds! And we are able to play around with folders. Dragging the icons around and storing them into folders is the most magical thing we could do on this iPhone 5 clone. Onscreen keyboard is working well, but we just hate to use our fingernails or stylus to touch the screen. Anyway, everything could be better if the knockoff makers install Android OS into the phone.
Just like the real iPhone, you get cases to protect the phone. A case is included when you purchase this iPhone 5 knockoff, and if you want more, that will cost you 10 yuan ($1.50) for each. Pretty cheap!