Has anyone bought a knock-off iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zoebaggins, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. zoebaggins macrumors member

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    I was looking to get an unlocked iPhone for myself because I use pre-paid but wanted something a little "nicer" looking than the options already available. I save enough a month on my bill a month, why not spend the money to get a nice looking phone?

    While searching, I ran across a lot of cheap iPhone options from China. Naturally, you should stay clear away from anything made in China but many of these phones have good reviews, a lot of hype, and apparently they work with any carrier worldwide like any unlocked phone.

    Has anyone used any of these phones or heard anything more about them? One I like is the GooApple which looks like an iPhone 4 (actually has decent specs) but runs on Android (even has access to the Android market). If it works just as well as the real thing, I'd rather pay $200 over $500.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    What's the point if it doesn't use iOS? Better off getting a "decent" android.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    You'll eventually decide you wasted your money.
     
  4. zoebaggins thread starter macrumors member

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    Well for this particular phone I guess you can choose either or; I prefer the Android market a little better. I don't really like any of the Android phones though and I love the way iPhone looks.
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Get a good Android, root it and install the MIUI ROM.
     
  6. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    I've yet to see a knock-off iPhone that wasn't horrible all around. They never even look anything like a real iPhone. They use cheap plastic parts and resistive touch screens so the user-experience would be subpar for even a "dumb phone". I suggest getting a second hand real iPhone or doing what other users have said and get an Android phone. You will regret getting a knock-off.
     
  7. stickybuns, Jan 9, 2012
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  8. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Don't waste your money on a knock-off iPhone.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I agree, don't waste your funds on crap and get the real deal.
     
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  11. Edge1978 macrumors 6502

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    Back in 2008, my Sister got the iPhone 3G. I loved it, but at the time I wasn't eligible for an upgrade. So I surfed Ebay and came across something called the iClone. It was a little over $100 and it was the most awful iPhone clone I have ever seen (is there really a good one, besides the actual iPhone?). Anyway I ended up re-selling it a week later and surprisingly I called AT&T that day and the rep was nice enough to move up my Upgrade so I can get the iPhone. There are NO substitutes ;) Don't waste your money
     
  12. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    do yourself a favor and don't buy a knockoff iPhone.
     
  13. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    lol, check ebay. You will find 3GS' for about $250 brand new. Unlocked for go about $300.
     

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