When buying smartphones nothing really beats buying the original however there are quite a few exceptions to this case. Maybe the original costs just too high and you don’t have the budget to spend on it. This is where the clone devices come in. They look just like the original smartphone and can often be mistaken as the original device. They are also sold at a fraction of the price of the device being copied making them a good option for budget consumers.
One company notorious for releasing cloned devices is GooPhone and its latest release is its quad core Samsung Galaxy S5 clone which it calls as the GooPhone S5. As the name suggests it copies the Galaxy S5 and surprisingly enough it does a good job at it. This clone comes with high end specs and has a price tag starting at $150.
- OS: Android 4.4
- Network: 3G WCDMA 850/2100 (HSDPA), 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Display: 5.1 inch HD 1280×720 multi touch
- CPU: Quad Core MTK6582 1.3GHz
- RAM: 1GB
- ROM: 4GB
- Rear Camera: 8MP
- Front Camera: 2MP
- Features: Heart rate sensor, Eye control, Air gesture, GPS Navigation, FM Radio,MP3 Playback, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Memory Card Slot, Gravity Response
- Battery: 2800mAh
Judging from the photos the GooPhone S5 looks quite similar in physical appearance to the Samsung Galaxy S5 down to its textured back finish. If not for the prominently displayed GooPhone brand printed at the back then it could really be mistaken for the original.
What gives this clone away is its internal hardware. In terms of processing power it’s really no match for the original that uses quad core Snapdragon 801 processor. What this device uses is the MediaTek 6582 quad core processor instead. While this is still a powerful processor it is outperformed by the Snapdragon 801.
Another obvious giveaway is the display of this device which although has the same 5.1-inch screen size it has a lower resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The original S5 uses a SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels making images appear more vivid and brilliant.
GooPhone however tries its very best to bring top notch features to the GooPhone S5.There’s the Air Gesture feature which allows the user to control the device without touching the display. It also comes with a Heart Rate Sensor which is perfect for those who are into fitness activities. This device even has an Eye Control feature as well as NFC.
The GooPhone S5 is currently available at Aliexpress which ships internationally.