Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

#23899 11-Jul-2008 00:21
Send private message

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.

Create new topic
23 posts

Geek


  #147688 14-Jul-2008 10:45
Send private message

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


Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #147696 14-Jul-2008 11:25
Send private message

I looked at some on Trademe - the thickness of the clones looked diabolical!







 
 
 
 


23291 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #149054 18-Jul-2008 02:09
Send private message

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.




Richard rich.ms

1315 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #149106 18-Jul-2008 10:16
Send private message

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....

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52


Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.