iPhone 5S not even out and Android-running GooPhone i5S is ready to sell for $99 [video]

by: Chris SmithMarch 11, 2013


Apple is rumored to launch at least one new iPhone model later this year, with iPhone 5S being the logical name for one of them, a device that’s expected to be an iPhone 5 upgrade. But while the iPhone 5S is not even official yet, the GooPhone i5S, a Chinese Android knock off, is getting ready to sell for just $99.

GooPhone doesn’t need any more introductions by now as, unfortunately, the company has ripped plenty of other products including them into its “Goo” line – and they’re not all Apple devices, as the lists includes copies of the iPhone 5, the iPad mini, the HTC One but also the Galaxy Note 2.

The GooPhone i5S is similar to the iPhone 5 when it comes to design and user interface, although the device runs Android, even if it’s made to look like iOS. When it comes to hardware, the GooPhone i5S will offer you a 4-inch display, 1GHz dual-core MT6577 processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera and vanilla Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with an iOS skin on top.

The first 1,000 buyers will be able to snatch the device for $99, while everyone else will have to pay $149.99 for the handset.

Anyone looking to buy a low-end iPhone 5S-like Android-running smartphone?

  • RarestName

    The specs are too low as compared to other low end devices (Samsung phones, anyone?) so I suggest getting a phone from reputable companies instead of clones like this.

    • MasterMuffin

      But it’s only 99$ and I can’t think of any other smartphone with similar specs and design that just simply works with the same price!

      • RarestName

        Build quality is a concern. I’ve heard of phones like these breaking after a few months of usage.

        • MasterMuffin

          Well you get what you paid for, 99$ bad chinese copy!

          • RarestName


        • I’ve heard of Apple device fires by yourself! hehe

      • Mike Reid

        MT6577: lol

        512MB of RAM: 2 x lol
        breaks in a few weeks: 3 x lol
        replacing with quality 1st world device at not much more cost: priceless.

  • Filip Justin

    Still a better handset than the iPhone 5

    • Jusephe

      No iPhone 5 still much thinner.


    Shut up and take my Yuan

  • Ivan Myring

    Not actually much cheaper than the go iPhone 5 is it?

    • Phil G

      iphone5 costs $700+ this is selling for $100 it is a lot cheaper…

      • Ivan Myring

        I meant go goophone but auto correct on my nexus 4 f***end itup

  • Cao Meo

    what about the screen res? Oh 480p, too little. And when ip5 is ugly why copy it?

    • GS^3

      Ask HTC that.

      • Android wins!

        What do you mean? Do you think, HTC copied iPhone 5 with the One? Sorry to say, but it’s not a iPhone 5 rip off.

  • DroidDoesnt_2

    Android owners are accustomed to knockoffs…

    • Iulian Popa

      I am an Android owner but that’s the first comment in months that made me LOL.

      • DroidDoesnt_2

        Laugh all you want fandroid but the reality is simply this: without Apple whatever iPhony you use wouldn’t exist….

        • Iulian Popa

          And your point is?

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            Enjoy your knockoff….

          • Iulian Popa

            I am enjoying it, It’s bloody brilliant.

        • Roney Desousa

          Fandroid? I think that makes you an Apple fanboy… Honestly, without each other nobody would be going anywhere.

  • nishantsirohi123

    well i think with jellybean and dual core it should run well

    but then build quality can be an issue