We don’t get to see clones of the Chinese phones that often. Usually, we have fake iPhones and knock-offs of popular Samsung and HTC devices, not fake China-made phones. That’s not the case with the iNew V8, which is a new “variant” of the Oppo N1 — that’s right, in a weird twist of events we have the Chinese cloning other Chinese companies.
Said device is not bad at all, featuring MediaTek’s MT6591 hexa-core chip, 1GB of RAM, NFC, Android 4.4.2 KitKat as well as the swivel-style, 210-degree rotating camera with an 18-megapixel sensor. That swivel camera — and the rest of the phone’s design — makes it an N1 look alike. And we don’t like that. We’ve no idea why these Chinese cloners haven’t opted for some other, more simple — yet original — design without infringing on anyone’s intellectual property. One would think that product designers cost a small fortune in China, but I doubt that’s the case.
Anyhow, the point of this article is not to suggest anyone buying the iNew V8; quite the contrary, you should avoid spending your hard-earned cash this way. Yes, it’s more affordable than the regular N1 but you won’t get the same quality, and that warranty that comes with the phone is hardly worth the paper it was printed on…