Phones India's $4 Android smartphone looks exactly like iPhone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Radon87000, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    The smartphone has a 4-inch display with 480×800 WVGA resolution. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 8GB of internal storage, and supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card.

    The Freedom 251 sports a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera at the back and VGA selfie camera. Connectivity options include 3G and dual-SIM.

    Not only did they completely rip off the entire design they even copied the icons lol


    Still amazing they managed to build a phone running Android 5.1 costing in single digit!
  2. throwthedice macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2015
    I read about this on Reddit and I saw a lot of posts saying this was more likely to be a "scam" of some sort or a publicity stunt.
    Copied design or not, I don't think any company could manufacture phones for $4
  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
  4. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Anyway this phone will be selling in India, the vast majority of Indian villagers can use it for voice talk, that is enough and the company has data service plan too. The specification of the phone is comparable with IP4S, yet it has dual sim. When the phone is cheaper than McD big mac meal, who would not go for it ?
  5. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    To be honest you've got to hand it to them. They're so brave for even taking orders for a product Apple will sue them out of the market for in months. There is absolutely no doubt they copied Apple icons. How stupid can you be?
  6. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    in that part of the world everything goes, if apple has to sue, it will take years of red tape, to get the case in court.
  7. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
  8. felt. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Right, but people know the difference. The world is getting smaller every day. Most people in the smartphone market know the difference between an iPhone and the imitation.
  10. kdarling, Feb 18, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016

    kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Depends on whether or not you can trademark icons in India.

    I looked at their government IP sites (horrible web coding) and can't find an answer yet. Anyone know?

    Edit: Here's the official list of trademarkable items in India. Although some come close, I don't see computer icons mentioned explicitly.

    - Any name (including personal or surname of the applicant or predecessor in business or the signature of the person), which is not unusual for trade to adopt as a mark.
    - An invented word or any arbitrary dictionary word or words, not being directly descriptive of the character or quality of the goods/service.
    - Letters or numerals or any combination thereof.
    - Devices, including fancy devices or symbols
    - Monograms
    - Combination of colors or even a single color in combination with a word or device
    - Shape of goods or their packaging
    - Marks constituting a 3- dimensional sign.
    - Sound marks when represented in conventional notation or described in words by being graphically represented.
  11. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Apple will only sue in a few parts of the world and India isn't one of those places.
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
  13. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Yeah even if you never got a plan for it, it'd make a heckuva inexpensive iPod replacement. Or a kids present.
  14. Tsepz macrumors 68020


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    What a time to be alive, when a smartphone costs less than some apps even. If it runs well then and sells well it will be very interesting to see how competitors react.

    I hope there is no child labor involved here, although a big part of me believes there is.
  15. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Of course there is. They're selling a $4 smartphone, it's dodgy as hell.
  16. Teon macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2016
    I think this is another PR , the first 1000 copies $ 4 more for $ 100

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