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How to tell if the device is fake?

fake phones

We get to see fake devices on a weekly basis. Sometimes, we get to learn that certain popular smartphone has been cloned even before it was officially announced. Take the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as examples. With Chinese “designers” getting better with the day, it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between…

Fake Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pops up in China

Fake Galaxy Note 4

Again and again, we see GooPhone cloning popular mobile devices before they start selling. The latest on their list is the soon-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Chinese phone clone maker used any number of leaked photos to come up with a phablet that should look like the next Samsung Note. We say “should,” cause…

Oppo N1 gets cloned

Oppo N1 gets cloned

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…

Pebble gets cloned in China; Meet the Zebble

Zebble

Certain Chinese OEMs can’t help but make copies of well-known devices. The latest gadget that caught their eye is Pebble, the smartwatch that started its life on Kickstarter and has gathered an impressive following ever since. It got its Chinese “version” in the form of Zebble, which not only looks like Pebble but also has…

Fake Samsung Galaxy S5 appears in China

Fake Samsung Galaxy S5 appears in China

Wow, that was fast. Only two days after Samsung’s official announcement of the Galaxy S5, China’s GooPhone managed to clone it. The end-result is actually pretty decent, though you should refrain from buying it at any cost. We can’t support this form of blatant IP infringements and you shouldn’t either. Anyway, the newly unveiled GooPhone…

Fake iPad Mini available in China for less than $200

Fake iPad Mini available in China for less than $200

We’re not sure why it took so long for some Chinese company to make its own “version” of Apple’s iPad Mini. Perhaps we missed some previous product, perhaps not. Anyhow, we have one such device here, and it’s called GooPad Mini 2. However, despite its name, this is a clone of the original iPad Mini…

Fake Moto X appears in China under the name of HDC X

Fake Moto X

Well what do you know; Chinese cloners did it again and this time round their target is the hot-new Motorola X. The device called HDC X would fool anyone who’s not looking into details and asking questions such as “where’s the Moto logo here?”. Plus, if you can actually fire-up the Settings you’ll see some…

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