Convincingly real HTC One clone shows up, even sports the HTC logo

July 16, 2013
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    How do you know when you have a hit smartphone on your hands? When the clones, replicas and all-out fakes start showing up in droves!

    The HTC One already has a number of cheap knock-offs, but most of these are easily distinguishable from the real deal with nothing more than a casual glance. Today we bring you news of a nearly-perfect One clone, discovered by the Engadget team while in Huaqiangbei.


    We say nearly perfect, because a closer look reveals subtle differences like the hole sizes in the speaker grille, a painted-on HTC logo, and a cheaper plastic chassis. As expected, there’s also a considerable difference when it comes to internal specs.

    The HDC One clone has a 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 CPU, just 1GB of RAM, and a 4.7-inch 720p display instead of full HD. It also has a weaker front/back camera. Also missing is HTC Sense, NFC, and an IR Blaster.

    Still, this is certainly one of the best looking clones we’ve ever seen.

    Morale of the story: If you spot the HTC One being offered at amazing sub-$250 price (outright), you might want to do a bit of homework before picking it up and taking it home.


    • SeraZR™

      Meh, the dock “line” gave it away for me :P :P :D

    • Mike Bastable

      No comment

      • Maangoes Foorever

        no,he was just refering the clone made by HTD,it has only 1GB of RAM

    • talkmob

      why the real One doesn’t have Beats Audio logo at the back :D

      • I7h4zard

        The logo is silkscreened onto the back, so you can take the thing off with alcohol and a microfiber cloth.

    • David Suarez

      I need a reliable link to buy this

    • MasterMuffin

      The fake HTC One got 4.2 before the real deal :DD

    • Alex Ohannes

      The HTC One clone, not the HDC One clone. 9th line.

    • Flawgic

      The moral is buyer beware? You gotta be kidding me.