We all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note II is a bit of a steep price sitting at $299. If that’s way too much for you to spend, you can always try and look at a
copy knock-off of the device. The Star S7180 touts a 5.5-inch display, a MT6577 dual-core CPU. The device has support for dual-SIM and is actually running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. There’s 1 gig of RAM on the device, which is half of the Note II’s 2 gigs of RAM. The device also only has a mere 4 gigs of on-board storage while the Galaxy Note II boasts of 64 gigs of storage space. You’ll also find the same 8-megapixel camera on the back of the knock-ff with an LED flash. There is also a VGA front-facing camera as well.
Definitely not a bad knock-off, but what many would probably find most appealing is that the device comes rooted right out of the box. Albeit, I doubt there will be a huge following around it here in the U.S, as the device will soon be selling from a Chinese retailer for a mere $150. Definitely a whole lot cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but the experience will definitely not be the same. Users who choose to grab this device won’t get to experience Sammy’s TouchWiz interface nor any of the awesome features that Samsung has packed into the Galaxy Note II (e.g. the S-Pen, camera features and etc).
Would this device interest any of you, or do you see it easier to pay for the $299 on a new two-year pact with a carrier? Sound off in the comments below!
source: Phone Arena