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Goophone M8 Now Available, Clones The All New HTC One

HTC hasn’t even released its all new HTC One (HTC M8) but right now a clone of the upcoming flagship device is already available in the market. Chinese manufacturer Goophone, which is notoriously popular for creating clones of popular devices, is at it again and this time around they have released the Goophone M8 which clones the HTC M8.

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As can be expected with all the other Goophone clones this latest clone only resembles the HTC M8 in physical appearance but its internal hardware is quite different. At first glance you might be fooled into thinking that it is the real deal from the front view as it appears to have a similar design as the original device. The back part of the device bears the Goophone brand which announces that it isn’t an HTC device. This device also has only one rear camera while the HTC M8 makes use of two rear cameras.

Technical Specifications

  • Network: GSM, WCDMA (HSUPA, HSDPA)
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
  • Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz
  • Carrier: Unlocked
  • Screen: 5-inch, 1080P FHD (1920×1080 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.7GHz MTK MT6592 octa-core processor, GPS: ARM Mali450-MP4
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • ROM: 16GB RAM
  • Rear Camera: 12.6-megapixel camera, with LED flashlight
  • Front Camera: 5-megapixel camera
  • Battery: 2800mAh
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM cards slots (Standard)

While the HTC M8 has still to be officially announced strong rumors suggest that it will have a 5-inch display and use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.

The Goophone M8 on the other hand also sports a similar 5-inch display and even uses an octa-core processor courtesy of MediaTek. The device itself has good specifications and should be able to provide a smooth user experience. If Goophone marketed this as a unique device with a different name and shedding its clone image then a lot of people might be interested in this.

The Goophone M8 is now available in gold, silver, and black and sells for $230 at the company’s online store. If you are planning to get the HTC M8 but don’t have the budget for it then you might want to consider getting its clone which sells for a fraction of the price of the original device.

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  1. Yeah. That’s correct. These phones will start showing their true colors after sometime. There will be software bugs,hardware issues, like heating or low battery backup. And cameras on these phones will never be usable.

  2. Well people don’t want to save up and invest more money on device having good specs. All they want is some cheap ones which mimic good specs. They never realize that on the long run, that is a bad idea.

  3. But why would anyone want to buy this? The build quality will be very cheap, and the software will be horrible.

  4. The thing is, Qualcomm and MediaTek are targeting different segments of the smartphone market. MediaTek processor are never designed to be on a super-smartphone. They are designed to give the best performance they can give in economy mode.

  5. Yeah MediaTek did come out with a first true octa-core processor. But I am skeptical that it would still be as good as the ones made by Qualcomm.

  6. They’ll ship ’em to you in the United States, they just can’t sell them in retail in the United States. Also, you have to be really careful when it comes to the website you buy it from, otherwise, you may never see that phone, as I discussed above. That said, and to be honest, there’s way too many risks when it comes to buying GooPhone. ;-

  7. Oh. I had that feeling. I don’t think these phones even come out of China, right?

  8. I have a feeling that these devices will become better soon. MediaTek is getting serious by the looks of it. The company did come out with the first true octa-core processor (if my facts are not wrong).

  9. The sad part of these devices are that they don’t have the quality of main stream devices which are powered by Snapdragon processors. They are show glitches in the performance and soon enough the MediaTek processor shows it’s true color and slows down. People blame Android to be the problem, but they are the same people who use such cheap poorly built devices.

  10. I am pretty sure that they will release it in India. There are a lot of people who would love to buy a phone which mimics the rich features and is cheap at the same time.

  11. Is this phone going anywhere out of China? I live in India and I’ve never seen a GooPhone being officially made available in the country. Not even third party retailers offer this.

  12. Yeah. I’ve seen people with such experiences. Its better to go to a store and buy it directly, instead of ordering it from a website and paying for it upfront.

  13. You already have the device and shipping as well? That’s awesome. You ship only in the US or overseas as well?

  14. Yeah, Chinese smartphones are getting a ton better. Just gotta watch where you buy them from–some of the websites that sell them aren’t very reliable, in that you probably won’t get the product you paid for. No idea what you guys are like, though.

  15. I agree, but I hope there is no manufacturer overlay on this phone to slow things down. I haven’t really tried any device running on this true eight core processor. But for some reason I don’t feel that the performance would be even as good as the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4.

  16. Whoa! That was quick. Even with the GooPhone S5. These guys mean business. And that’s a pretty solid hardware as well. I guess it performs that way too. Is this coming to the US?

  17. If the camera is on par with the other 13 MP cameras, and if there is a possibility of running custom ROMs on this bad boy, I guess this is a pretty good buy. The phone has true octa core processor running inside. It may be slow on the clock, but it still is an octa core. The power will be good.

  18. GooPhone strikes once again. The only thing is that it’s missing the dual camera. Of course, for $230, I guess I can’t complain.

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