Hands-On with a $77 iPhone 6 Clone (video)

iphon3 6 clone androidWe’re still a month away from Apple showing us what the real iPhone 6 will look like, but the clones have been popping up left and right and they’re getting cheaper. Charbax is in Shenzhen right now and he got his hands on a exceedingly cheap iPhone 6 clone.

The smartphone sports a 4.7″ display with a WVGA resolution. That’s far less sharp than the 1,704 x 960 resolution display that one blogger speculated will be found on the iPhone 6, but then again what do you expect for a $77 Android smartphone.

According to Charbax, this is not a terribly convincing clone. At first glance it looks like the various leaked iPhone 6 components, but once you start to run apps the deception falls apart. The phone has a weak camera and CPU:

Anyways, this is thin and as Apple would do, it does not offer a removable battery, use Apple’s lightning connector instead of MicroUSB, it does have an internal MicroSD card slot though, but you need to use tiny screwdrivers to get to it. This copy configuration comes with a basic WVGA display, a very basic camera (extremely basic), and I think they cut a few more corners when it comes to the CPU they use the entry-level MT6572 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU, 512MB of RAM and a little bit of ROM.

This isn’t the cheapest iPhone 6 knockoff, but it does cost about half as much as the last one I’ve seen. It also costs about a 9th of what I expect the iPhone 6, with its 4.7″ display, to cost.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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