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Topic # 23899 11-Jul-2008 00:21
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Im aware they are cheap n nasty but actually how bad are they? has anyone actually used one?

The actual iphone look is not my concern whatsoever but as a result it looks reasonably solid and dead-simple with no cheeeap keypad to break.

This particular model supports dual concurrent standby and supports Telecom's new 850MHz network hence the interest.

I have checked the reviews and info in and around the net and am certainly not expecting much but was just wondering.

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  Reply # 147688 14-Jul-2008 10:45
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Yes i have a real iphone and i just came back from china where i had a good look at their clones too.
While i was over there i saw 4 different clones of the iphone including one which the chinese would call the 'A' clone.
They were all crap, reason being that they are only the same as the iphone in the sense that they look kind of like it. 
The A clone was almost identical in size /material and the others were way clunkier when you looked at them from the side.
The actual screen interface is in most the clones either nothing like the iphone or badly ripped off to the point that it kind of looks the same on screen with the same icons etc but scolling is bad, fonts are bad and functionality is not the same...and the ones i checked out were seriously lacking memory(ram)
....remember too that anything apple releases is in no way compatible as it doesnt run OSX.
..you would be way better buying something else or the real iphone.
that my 2 cents


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  Reply # 147696 14-Jul-2008 11:25
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I looked at some on Trademe - the thickness of the clones looked diabolical!




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  Reply # 149054 18-Jul-2008 02:09
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Chinese phones always have the most diabolical fonts on them for some reason.

the iphone clones are total crap for a user interface, its the same as most of the chinese phones have on them with just the icons changed to be like the iphone ones.




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  Reply # 149106 18-Jul-2008 10:16
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Yeah, they're pretty rubbish handsets.

Got to lol at the attempted "greeness" of this seller

"ATTENTION:
As an environmentally friendly company, our products are ship in bubble wraps instead of cardboard boxes to reduce on the amount of waste."

Ummmm Cardboard is bio degradable.... Plastic... not so much....

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