January 3, 2011 by Vincent
The Best & Worst of Fake iPhone 4
It’s widely known that the Chinese is capable of creating knock offs of just anything, even cars! The iPhone is no different, the fakes are available way back since the first generation.
Recently, a new iPhone 4 knock off called the Sophone has been making rounds on other blogs for its perfect resemblance of the iPhone 4, both exterior and interior if not for the slight lag. You probably wouldn’t know it’s a knock off by just watching the demo if you’re not told earlier.
Almost every detail of the iOS is implemented in the Sophone, including the keyboard, iPod (background playing supported), app folders, multitask, multi touch, pinch zoom, and other gestures.
Even the stock apps like Notes and Voice Memo are included and looks exactly the same.
See to believe:
To put in into perspective, here’s another video comparing the Sophone and iPhone 4 side by side.
- MTK6235 chipset
- Supports GSM & WCDMA
- Supports Java & WAP
- 3.5-inch (480 X 320) capacitive screen
- 4GB flash storage
- 2 megapixels camera, both front and rear
- Removable 1400mAh battery
Not convinced Sophone is the best fake iPhone 4 yet? Wait till you see the worst. Introducing the AirPhone no.4. You will be frustrated just by watching the video, let alone using the phone. Air. AirPhone. Whatever.
Asad @ TecRux - January 3, 2011 @ 9:43 pm
Amazing. I couldn’t feel the difference between both the smartphones.
Vincent - January 3, 2011 @ 10:48 pm
Everything looks so identical, except there is no App Store and you are pretty much stuck with all the pre-installed apps.
But I’m really amazed by their almost flawless copying capability.
JK - January 3, 2011 @ 10:09 pm
It looks amazing! How much it costs?
Vincent - January 3, 2011 @ 10:45 pm
It’s going for 1099 or 1199 yuan each, around USD $167 or $182. That is what I understand from the translated page: http://bbs.sophone.com/thread-89-1-1.html
oknaolta - September 24, 2012 @ 9:53 pm
Well, this is very interesting indeed. Would love to read a little more of this. Good post. Thanks for the heads-up.