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

by: Andrew GrushJuly 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.